Eat Dessert First is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you.

Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family.

Some Up: Jan 3rd-Jan 16th

Article: Hostages safe after Texas synagogue standoff; captor dead (AP News) I am so thankful that these hostages were freed. This is another in a long line of anti-Semitic hate crimes and we need to be aware of this rising tide of hatred. The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) is an incredible, robust resource for anyone looking […]

Curated Life: Top 10 (Plus Some More) Podcasts I Listened to in 2021

As much as I love podcasts, and as much as I love year end roundup lists, I didn’t think to pick my top ten until just the other day. As many of you have heard my sad tale of woe, in a major update from Apple, my podcast app froze and effectively wiped my entire […]

Some up: Dec 27th – Jan 2nd

Happy New Years dear friends! Article: Jury finds Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of sex trafficking a minor for Jeffrey Epstein and four other charges (CNN) I cannot imagine the strength it took for these survivors to come forward and tell their story and then to face the cross examination in court. I hope Maxwell’s sentence is […]

Curated Life: A Year Of Book Club

Since January 2021, I’ve been part of a wonderful group of book-loving friends who come together to chat about books and everything else in between. It has been such a joy in my life (and I hope it has brought joy to theirs, too)! Here’s what we read this year: The French Exit by Patrick […]


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