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Taking a Break (Baby’s Coming Soon!)

As of tomorrow, our little bundle of joy is due in LESS THAN A MONTH (OMG), so I wanted to announce that Dessert and a Novel will be taking a break for the next few months. I may jump back in here and there with some fun content during this hiatus, but it will likely

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Blueberry Cupcakes Inspired by Thunderhead

As you may know from my earlier post, I’m enjoying Neal Shusterman’s “Arc of Scythe” books. Thunderhead is book two in the series, and it brings the action in a big way. Here’s my Thunderhead book review. Review As we delve deeper into the conflicts that have befallen the scythedom, the reader must consider some

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HP Saturday! Ft. Banana Fritters

This month’s installment of HP Saturday is inspired not by a dish eaten in the Harry Potter world but rather by one of the unique passwords to the Gryffindor common room. The Fat Lady is the infamous keeper of the common room, and her creative passwords are an iconic and fun element in the books.

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May TBR (To Be Read)!

It’s May! Already! Anyone else feels like March lasted approximately 17 million years, and April was only a couple weeks? What even is time these days. Anyway, May is shaping up to be a big month for us. Charlotte’s due to arrive next month (June 29th!), and we’ve kicked preparations into high gear. We’re very

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How to Make a Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter: Baking the Loaf (Part 2)

*To see how I made the starter and for instructions if you’d like to do it yourself, see How to Make a Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter: A Quarantine Adventure (Part 1). A little more than a week ago, I embarked on the creation and cultivation of my sourdough starter–Ray Brewdbury. After several days of feeding

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