Tear + Share Cinnamon Buns

 

Cinnamon buns ready for the oven

My day job is in the architecture/interior design field and it’s been a busy first quarter. I think the long work days combined with “life” in general caught up with my body and my body won.  I was down for the count part of the weekend with a terrible migraine, so it was nice to take it easy in the kitchen on Sunday and practice the art of slow living.  I admit  – it’s a lot easier to just buy the pre-made log at the grocery store and call it a day (which is probably why it’s been such a long time since I’ve made cinnamon rolls from scratch).  But where s the reward in that?   Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Shortbread Hearts

I’ve never really been big on Valentine’s Day celebrating.  Maybe I’m a bit cynical of the “holiday” because of the years I spent working in the restaurant industry.  For folks working in the service industry this is probably hands down one of the most dreaded nights of the year where everybody comes out of the woodwork .  Really – why do we need just one day set aside for acts of love and kindness?  Why should one day be reserved for this, why not every day? Continue reading