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fool-proof no-knead bread

Fall is a crazy wild ride.  There are a million-and-one things to do and  I used to wish that I could do all million-and-one things at once (or at least a nice hand-full of them).   I used to think that doing just one thing at any given moment was a luxury -- sometimes, even wasteful!  I would catch up with friends via text on my walk home from school.  I would study my Chinese vocabulary while doing my nails.  I once attempted to study for a physics test while making gooey Nutella butter cake (as you can imagine, that was a gooey, chocolatey mess).


Then I finally realized, after all of these years of trying to paint my toes, while listening to a book talk, while doing my math homework -- that multi-tasking sucks.   Here are my five reasons that multi-tasking sucks.

It's actually less efficient.  If I have my history reading open on one tab and my Pinterest tab open on the other, most likely I will find a killer pumpkin bread recipe and leave poor old Thomas Jefferson neglected. …

everyday vita: peanut butter jelly time!

IT'S PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME!
peanutbutterjellypeanutbutterjellypeanutbutterjellywithabaseballbat.  (click here if you're confused).


If you've been wondering why Cannella Vita is almost completely devoid of peanut butter recipes (but wayyyy overloaded with Nutella ones...) -- it's because peanut butter's not really my thing.  Nevertheless, I absolutely love spreading it.  I love making a smooth little squiggle in the peanut butter (am I the only one who does this?). 

There's something seriously therapeutic about spreading things on Wonder bread. 

PB&Js are as classic as you get.  They're absolutely perfect just the way they are and that's why they've basically been around since Columbus discovered America (that's not actually true, I have my first AP U.S. history test tomorrow and PB&J has been around for ages - so that's where my mind is at the moment).
Anyways, you know what we do with classics around here? Totally corrupt the…