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Finding Motivation to Run in Cruddy Weather (Hot or Cold)

This post is rather belated given that (in theory) my least favorite running season is finally coming to an end. I wish the weather forecast would get the memo, though. It’s Fall, for pity’s sake. It has been Fall for almost two weeks! But this weekend’s 11 mile run in 75°, 90% humidity was brutal. In practice, South Carolina is still clinging to summer. Continue reading “Finding Motivation to Run in Cruddy Weather (Hot or Cold)”

Blackstrap Molasses Gingerbread Loaf

Blackstrap Molasses Gingerbread

While everyone else goes nuts for pumpkin spice, for me the first day of fall means it’s seasonally appropriate to bust out the molasses. Because gingerbread is everything. But it’s unreasonably disconcerting to make ginger/molasses treats in summer. Maybe I’ll get over that someday… in the meantime, it’s now fall, and I can dig into fall flavors to my heart’s content!  Continue reading “Blackstrap Molasses Gingerbread”

honey peanut butter marshmallow squares

Honey Peanut Butter Marshmallows

Homemade marshmallows are my new obsession. I’ve put off attempting them for years — due to a misguided assumption that making them would be a giant hassle. They’re admittedly a bit fussy (witness the lengthy set of instructions below), but not at all as bad as I thought. And they’re a great stovetop option when it’s a million degrees outside and you don’t want to turn on your oven. Continue reading “Honey Peanut Butter Marshmallows”

Lemon Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks and Toasted Coconut

The recipe for these delightful cookies spent a long time languishing in my “to bake” folder, mostly because I don’t tend to have lemons on hand. And I don’t really consider white chocolate, well, chocolate. (Because it’s not!) However. I am occasionally willing to overlook that fact, and these chewy, fluffy cookies are a great reason to do so. Continue reading “Lemon Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks and Toasted Coconut”