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Baking, Breakfast, Brunch, Cakes

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Brunch is a passion of mine. I love it for it’s versatility, but also because it’s a wonderful way to get friends or family together for some casual conversation and great food. Admittedly, this is usually accompanied by a football game in the fall, but a coffee cake with a […]

Blog, Gifts, Lifestyle, Travel

Airplane Cocktails

When I saw this kit, I thought of my extremely talented sister who manages to be a rockstar mom to her two kids, work in the field of audiology, teach barre classes, and get her mixology degree to foster her love of cocktails. (I’m still bugging her for her Blueberry […]

Caprese Salad
Appetizers, Food

Caprese Salad

A favorite Italian salad around the world is the Caprese. Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper. Sounds simple enough, right? Get creative with this fun, rustic presentation of a Caprese. Simply slice the tomato twice horizontally, leaving the stem on the tomato. Stack the mozzarella and basil […]

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Baking, Brunch

Buttery, Flaky Crossiants

Ingredients 2 tablespoons warm water 1 teaspoon dry-active yeast 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3/4 cup warmed milk 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon melted butter 8 ounces chilled unsalted butter 1 egg (egg wash) Directions In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand (proof) […]

Carrot Cake
Baking, Cakes, Desserts, Food

Ultimate Carrot Cake

You can’t have Easter without carrot cake. Well, you can, but it won’t be as fun. Besides, one slice is a serving of vegetables for the day. Getting your veggies in your dessert? You just ran out of excuses not to indulge. Like most of my recipes, this is extremely […]