Category Archives: Outside of the Lab


I lost my hosting for my website, and my pictures went out along with it. I’m going to periodically go through and re-upload and re-add pictures to some entries. Also I am going to start posting new entries! I’ve been doing some more cooking lately- mostly healthier recipes- that I’ll be sharing.


Soon There Will Be… An Update!

My good friend DL Dzioba is going to come on as a co-blogger/guest blogger. We’re going to start cooking dinner Friday nights for our group of friends, and dropping some recipes on here. Expect an update Saturday!

I didn’t make good on my promise…

But I do have good news! This week has been hectic- but good. I finally found a job- so I am going to be working part time at Michael’s- a craft store, in case you’ve never heard of one. Which is incredibly exciting as I love to knit and do other crafty things.

On top of that we finally found an appropriate facility for my mother which specializes in dementia/Alzheimer’s, and we dropped her off today and helped her settle in. This means that I’ll finally have the evenings free to create delicious things. I’ve definitely missed the kitchen, but sometimes life is too crazy for the time and by the time I find any spare time, I don’t feel like doing anything!

I do know that I plan to post some peanutbutter fudge later in the week- and I’m currently working on finding a great recipe to make tonight because I miss having sweets and deliciousness.

Hopefully the good news will keep rolling in!

I’ll Be Back

I will be back to posting recipes on Monday. I’ve been busy this week with my family. Most of my friends are aware of what’s going on- but my blog followers are likely not. My mother has been in the hospital for a little over 2 months, and this week was a hard one for us. Her mind isn’t all there, and this week she hasn’t really known who she was, what was going on, etc. My brother and I had to talk with the people in charge of the hospital about some hard decisions, and I’ve been trying to spend time with my grandmother to cheer her up and help her out. So I decided to take a break from posting to focus on what’s been going on. (Plus, I really haven’t had much time to cook!) But come Monday I’ll be back to posting. Sorry for dropping out on you! But real life can be a pain sometimes.

Sunday Summary 4/18-4/23

So this week I didn’t post as many recipes as usual. I took one day to update you about my herb garden, and another to announce the site’s makeover (which was kind of a redundant thing to do) because I hadn’t prepared anything. It’s been a rough week with the family (my mom is very sick and has been in the hospital for over a month), so I don’t always have time to prepare posts as I would like. That being said, the few recipes I did post this week were pretty good ones. My favorite being the best donuts ever. So let’s take a moment to recap this week’s posts!

4.18 | The Best Donuts Ever!

This recipe made some amazing donuts. It takes a long time to prepare and then to cook and then to glaze- but I genuinely feel as though it is worth it. My family and friends are both anxious for me to make some more of these!

4.19 | Herb Adventure Part 1

I planted some herbs last week, and I wanted to share with you guys how my pots looked and which herbs I planted. I’ve dried a little at this point, and I intend to update all of you on my drying process and storage after I get it all done!

4.20 | Chocolate Chip Waffles

These waffles were a semi-success. I liked them but nobody else in my family did. Then again, not everyone is a huge fan of bittersweet chocolate like I am. These are great as pancakes or waffles, and if you just leave out the chocolate chips they’re still delicious.

4.21 | A Makeover In Blue

The site got a makeover! I activated a new theme and I changed the layout colors to blue instead of green. We are also now on Twitter, Facebook, and have a Website as well as Forums.

4.22 | O’Charley’s Dinner Rolls

These are the dinner rolls I made as a result of the best donuts ever recipe. These dinner yeast rolls taste almost exactly like the ones that you get from the O’Charley’s restaurant- which means they are irresistibly scrumptious.

4.23 | Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These are good, homemade cookies of the oatmeal raisin variety. They taste just like my grandmother’s cookies and make me miss being a little kid and eating her baked goods. They’re simple and great.

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