There are no recipes for simple, no frills, straightforward granola out there. What's up with that? There's pumpkin spice granola and trail mix granola and salted caramel granola and banana bread granola and while all of those sound really great, they're just not what I wanted. So I went on. ...continue reading Simple Granola

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They say time flies when you're having fun. I think it flies especially quickly in the summer.

I'm not a pool kind of person.. or a basking in the sun kind of person. My favorite part of summer is hanging out around a hubb-made bonfire on a chilly night upstate with friends and drinks and s'mores.

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Store bought spice rubs are a Godsend. Pre measured, pre packaged, just sprinkle and go. Minimal thinking required. My kinda shortcut.

Until, of course, you get hooked on a specific spice rub that happens to be seasonal while your addiction is year-round. So you sit there and wonder how you'll carry on. You wonder what you'll put on your steaks now.. You wonder if life is still worth living. You wonder if, perhaps, you're a tad too dramatic. ...continue reading Coffee Garlic Rub

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The first time I made challah I nearly cried. Ok, not nearly. I full-fledged cried. I was expecting instant success because I did everything right. However, I was left with dense (in a bad way), crumbly (in a bad way), tasteless (is there a good way?!) poor excuses for braided bread undeserving of being called "challah". I was traumatized for a bit and swore off the whole thing because, frankly, I don't handle failure all that well. ...continue reading Best Challah Ever — A step by step guide