CULINARY STAPLE: THE BROWNIE

THE NOT-FROM-A-BOX DESSERT
I have a theory. The ready-to-make dessert aisle is silently killing your baking ambition. Yeah, I get it. Those box mixes are easy, but I promise, there are also more super efficient and delicious alternatives. Walk away from the box, and assuming you have all the essential baking base ingredients on hand (eggs, butter, sugars, cocoa powder, flour), these take less than ten minutes to get into the oven. Don’t be scared. It’s not a daunting task or a full-on production.IMG_6065

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STYLE BRIEF: THE KID’S SHORTS

THE (HOUSE OF) STYLE:
Many moons ago in StL, I loved watching MTV’s House of Style. While other 13-year-olds were obsessed with SportsCenter and glued to their Nintendo, I was drooling over Amber Valletta and absorbing all the fashion advice she and her fellow supermodels could give this then teenager. To me, it was the perfect show – a great balance of chic and service.

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