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September 2018 iPhonetography

Even though we always think of September as the start of fall, our activities (and the scorching weather!) meant more of our same favorites summer activities.  More time in the pool, a trip to the shore, bubbles, roof deck drinks, and as much outside time as we could get.

We also celebrated two birthdays in September (my mother’s and my grandfather’s — 98 years young!) and had Brielle’s first overnight trip away.

I also accepted a new job in September (and will be starting in two weeks).  I’ve been in my current postdoc position for many years now and it’s time to move on, but the change will be hard.  2018 is a big year for our little family: new baby, new house, new job!

As usual, here’s a roundup in pictures of how we spent the past month. Many of these come from my private Instagram account, but you can follow along on my public account here.

Nutella Bundt cake: a rich, buttery vanilla cake with swirls of nutella and a decadent nutella glaze. Perfect for celebrations! #bunsenburnerbakery #bundtcake #nutellacake #nutella

Nutella Bundt Cake

A rich, buttery vanilla cake with swirls of nutella and a decadent nutella glaze.  This nutella bundt cake is easy to make, but worthy...
Chocolate Shoofly Pie: a traditional wet-bottomed Pennsylvania Dutch shoofly pie, updated with a little chocolate in the filling. #bunsenburnerbakery #shooflypie #molasses #crumbpie

Chocolate Shoofly Pie

With a gooey dark molasses bottom and a buttery crumb topping, this wet-bottom chocolate Shoofly Pie is a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition with an updated...

No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits with Blueberry Curd

Creamy, rich, and smooth no bake cheesecake with layers of blueberry cardamom curd and graham crackers, served in individual jars.  These no bake cheesecake parfaits...

August 2018 iPhonetography

August was full of all our favorite summer things: trips to the pool, to play in the fountains, and lots of visits from friends! ...
Jewish Apple Cake: Jewish, Dutch, and German apple cake are all the same: an easy mix by hand dairy free apple cake. Full of apples and cinnamon, it's the perfect fall treat! #bunsenburnerbakery #cake #applecake #jewishapplecake

Jewish Apple Cake

Whether you call it a Jewish apple cake, Dutch apple cake, or German apple cake, this easy mix-by-hand cake full of cinnamon and apples...
Chocolate Banana Cheesecake: A decadently rich cheesecake made with layers of dark chocolate and banana cream cheesecake. Plus all the tips you need for a perfect cheesecake every time! #bunsenburnerbakery #cheesecake #chocolatecheesecake #bananacheesecake

Chocolate Banana Cheesecake

Why decide between chocolate or banana cream cheesecake when you can have both?  Rich, creamy layered cheesecake, with all the tips you need for...
S'mores Cookie Cake: a giant graham cracker chocolate chip cookie cake, covered with a layer of melted milk chocolate and toasted s'mores. A perfect nostalgic childhood treat! {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #smores #cookiecake #giantcookie #smorescookiecake

S’mores Cookie Cake

A graham cracker-based cookie cake, covered with a layer of melted milk chocolate and toasted s’mores, this S’mores Cookie Cake is just like the...
Grilled Tahini Chicken: chicken thighs in a creamy, allergy-friendly, Middle Eastern tahini sauce. Quick and easy on the grill or in the oven. Dairy free, nut free, soy free, gluten free. {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #chicken #tahini #grilling

Grilled Tahini Chicken

This easy, make-ahead grilled tahini chicken is fast enough for a weeknight, but fancy enough for company.  Grilled chicken thighs covered in a creamy...

July 2018 iPhonetography

July marked the end of my maternity leave from the lab, and back to work as a scientist.  On one hand, I was really...