Red Wine and Blueberry Cake with Blueberry Meringue

Red Wine and Blueberry Cake with Blueberry Meringue

It’s been that kind of a week, my friend.  I haven’t been here for you like you deserve.  It’s likely you’ve been on the edge of your seat just wondering if I finally ended up turning into a pie, or doing something better, like going on a world tour to visit the best cupcake shops and indoor cycling classes ever.  Actually, I’ve been right here, and am still not a pie – despite the old “you are what you eat” adage. 

It’s just been that kind of a week.  And you know what happens at the end of that kind of week?

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Whole Grain Lemon-Blueberry Cookies

Whole Grain Lemon-Blueberry Cookies

Sometimes we just need a few simple things to get us through this crazy (in so many ways) life. 

And I don’t mean simple like GPS systems that are supposed to help us not need paper maps – that has most definitely been the root of roadside-squabbling many a time – or simple like Ramen noodle bowls, which, in my opinion, provide only a dietary gap to further complicate things.  

I mean simple like a loose sundress.  Or a sun-ripened strawberry.  Or lying on cold tile to keep from melting when your AC goes out in an Arizona summer.  (Yep, that happened.)  Or a batch of freshly baked cookies.  (Specifically THESE freshly baked cookies.)  

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Blueberry-Almond Coffee Cake

Blueberry-Almond Coffee Cake

Today, let’s talk a little less backstory and a little more cake.

And you always know it’s gonna be good when cake is the first order of business.

That’s usually how I tend to feel around breakfast time: carby/fruity/sweet somethings are always the first order of business.  I grab my bowl of...

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Heavenly Blueberry Muffins

Heavenly Blueberry Muffins

I actually decided to make these blueberry muffins because of Starbucks.  I was there more than usual this week – a string of rushed early mornings resulted in me not having time to make coffee before I left – so of course I kept seeing that glorious case of baked deliciousness they have there, full of like, every kind of pastry in exquisite form...

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