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Airplane Cocktails
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 […]

Buttery, Flaky Crossiants
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) […]

Ultimate 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 […]

Traditional french quiche, tart with cheese and sliced small zucchini
Breakfast, Brunch

Mini Zucchini Quiches

The countdown to Easter brunch has begun. In fact, I’m devoting the week to this epic Superbowl of yearly brunches. An egg dish is a must and nothing is prettier and more practical than individual mini quiches. While this recipe is for zucchini (since I’m vegetable-obsessed), you can fill these […]

Greek basil potted garden herbs. Top view
Home and Garden, Lifestyle

Spring Herb Garden

I’ll admit it – I love gardening. That first day of spring I jump out of bed, ready to plant. Anything. Everything. Spending time gardening is how I unwind and destress from the week. And a delicious project at that! While it’s still a little early for some of the heartier summer […]

Guinness® and Orange Brownies
Baking, Desserts

Guinness® and Orange Brownies

St. Patrick’s Day – A time for the Irish to celebrate…being Irish. And for those who aren’t Irish, a day to pretend that alcohol is all four of the food groups. It was also when my Scottish-Irish grandmother would remind me that I am part Scottish. Actually, she would remind me every […]