If you’ve noticed some display changes around here, don’t worry, it’s not your browser.u00c2u00a0 Bashful Bao is currently undergoing some tweaks to develop a better mobile and tablet (as well as desktop) interface and we’re measuring reader feedback on the different layouts.u00c2u00a0 So, go about your food blog loving business as I know you do and things will be back to normal soon!
I wish I could say that things will be getting back to normal for me soon, but I’m definitely not anyway near normalcy, and I’m wondering if/when I ever will be.u00c2u00a0 The littlest things set me off, and they come out of nowhere–a random thought while I’m driving home from work, a smile from an elderly woman while I’m running an errand in the mall.
I’m not trying to fill this space with negative thoughts or energy, so let’s segue into something a little more cheerful: a photo montage of my Nana and me.u00c2u00a0 You’ll notice that I’m fairly young in these photos-Nana stopped wanting to have pictures taken of her as she got older , and preferred to be on the other end of the camera.
Anyway, these are the memories I’m holding onto. u00c2u00a0Nana and her ridiculously large glasses and layered necklaces, bringing me poofy white outfits before my tomboy years came to pass.
I would say that my Nana would have loved these little oatmeal cookie cups, but honestly, Nana would have loved anything I post about here.u00c2u00a0 Or at least that’s what she would have told me.
But it’s hard not to love ramekins filled with oatmeal pumpkin cookie dough that’s been studded with pretzel bits and butterscotch morsels, baked until just set and topped with whipped cream and pumpkin caramel sauce, isn’t it?
I thought so too.
Two Years Ago: Apple Crisp Pie
One Year Ago: Pappardelle with Roasted Mushroom & Garlic Sauce
Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod