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Whole Wheat Poppy & Sesame Seed Loaf Recipe

So it’s been brutally cold in the Northeast the past few days – and I’ve needed any excuse I can get to turn on my oven so I can stand…

chocolate gingerbread cupcakes

Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes

Look, Santa eats a lot of cookies on Christmas. Honestly, it sounds kind of exhausting. So why not shake it up a bit and make him some bomb ass cupcakes…

Pumpkin Pancetta Mac n Cheese

There are a few flavors to me that really sum up autumn and the start of ~ Holiday Season ~. I find myself eating tons of dishes with any type…

Runcible Spoon Design: Now on Etsy!

You may have noticed that recently, a “shop” button has appeared on my site menu. And that is because Runcible Spoon is now on Etsy!!! I think it’s important to…

End of Summer Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

I love mini pies. They’re personal, portable, adorable, what more could you want out of a pie? And with summer coming to an end, strawberry rhubarb is the way to…

Mini Chocolate Swirl Babkas

I don’t have a lot of things in common with Oprah.  I don’t have my own TV network or magazine, and I don’t have the ability to give out cars…

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska from Olivia Messina on Vimeo.

Perfect Pound Cake Petit Fours

When I was little, my mom gave me this tiny, doll-sized book about tea ceremonies around the world. I don’t know if it was the mini size or the tempting…

Sweet & Cheesy: 3 Nontraditional Grilled Cheeses

Grilled cheeses are generally thought of as savory snacks, good for dunking in a bowl of tomato soup or a lazy lunch. While I am a strong advocate for pretty…

Why you should become a fashion rule breaker

You might not think an article about fashion would be the place to go to hear discussions on sensitive topics like transphobia and cultural appropriation. In most cases, you’d be…

Caca Marron: Lush Henna Hair

I am not a real redhead. It’s all a lie. And my partner in crime:  Lush Cosmetics.  A couple years ago, I decided to trade in my mousy brown locks…

Farmer’s Market Ratatouille

As summer comes to an end, it becomes increasingly important to get the most out of it while we still can. And what screams summer more than a local farmers…

Watercolor Rabbit

Watercolor Rabbit from Olivia Messina on Vimeo.

Lets Talk Summer – Beauty Favorites

Summer can do crazy things to your skin & hair. So in the heat & humidity, sometimes you have to pull out the big guns. Over the last few months,…

Dressing Professionally as a Broke College Kid

The very first day of my summer internship I walked in sweating through my fresh-off-the-rack blazer, determined to network, improve my portfolio, and make my unforgettable introduction into the professional…

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