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Happy Hump Day! I hope everyone has had a great week thus far. Either way, there’s no better way to get over that mid-week slump than to enjoy a refreshing cocktail. Am I right, or am I right? And what better way than to use up the last peaches before they go out of season! Lord knows I already have plenty of apples taking over my kitchen.
Happy Thursday, ya’ll! I got quite a few requests for this recipe from the birthday party post I made a few weeks back, so I thought I’d make a little blog post on it today. Whether you have a little boy that would love these or you just like cinnamon and sugar, sugar cookies, this recipe is so easy and SO good. It’s actually a recipe I use quite often during Christmas time, so you may see them again in the near future. Just skip the dino footprints for Santa 😉
My baby boy turned TWO and I can’t handle it. I mean, his birthday was three months ago(😅 )and I’m still in disbelief. Time has clearly gotten the best of me with Ollie Bean’s birthday, our trip to California, my dad passing away, starting a new product business, breaking my foot, AND a trip to Colorado for a wedding. Good grief! But, I’m back with lots of built up content to share with you all, since well, I’ve been pretty immobile.😆 Plus side to everything, right? Oliver’s 2nd birthday party was such a great day. Considering it was only mid March, it actually turned out to be an incredibly beautiful day outside and almost everyone was able to make it, even despite COVID circling around. What a lucky little dude!
Happy Wednesday, ya’ll. I can’t believe it’s already mid-week. How was everyones weekend? It was a pretty lazy one over here, which honestly, I’m too not mad about. The past week had been crazy busy so it was nice to take a step back and chill. Another bonus of that was taking the time to flip through my old pastry binder to spark some ideas on what to bake this week. Yes, I do in fact have an entire binder full of dessert recipes. It’s pretty awesome. Although flipped through hundreds, this coconut bread recipe stuck out to me straight from the beginning. And once I had it in my mind, it was already in the making. Now, I used to make this weekly as a pastry chef and everyone loved it. But I wanted to take it a step further and add something to it. Winter/early spring gets a lot of slack for not be a very “fresh” season for produce, but what a lot of people don’t know is that it’s ‘prime time’ for citrus. Which, of course, led me to these beautiful blood oranges.
Happy Easter Eve, Friends! I have a very short and sweet post today, so I’ll get straight to the point. I was at Target today thinking about how Easter just wasn’t on my radar this year, and I didn’t make or prepare anything for it (yikes). I’ve been so busy with other things that, it completely slipped my mind. So, while roaming around I came up with the idea of a dessert board, but with “already made” treats. A dessert board sure to impress, even at the last minute.
Happy Sunday ya’ll! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted but I’m back in full force and coming in with something SUPER delicious just in time for a (super late) Valentines Day! That is if you’re in the 10% of the world that’s celebrating late like we are ;). Honestly, we aren’t even celebrating until tomorrow because that’s when we were able to get away, just Christian and I🙈. But, I couldn’t wait any longer to post since the majority of you all have already celebrated. I mean, it doesn’t actually have to be Valentines Day to eat some bomb a** brownies, right? You want to know the best part about it? These brownies are only 6 ingredients. Yep, only 6. It’s a total game changer. Plus, I used box brownies, which are the best kind of brownies. Try and fight me about it. I’ll win.
Wow, 2020. One of the worst, best, confusing, humbling, hard, and grateful years of my life. Thinking back on it, it would just be easy to say that 2020 has been the worst year imaginable with COVID striking shortly after the year began. There is no denying this was a year full of ups & downs, loss, struggle, isolation, and hardship. But what really stands out, more than anything to me, is all the positive things 2020 has brought me. Sure, I lost my job for awhile and was only brought back part time, but the major positive of that was spending the extra time with Oliver. I got to see and experience things with him I would have otherwise missed. His first steps, his first words, all his super cool dance moves…each of those things are priceless to me. Not only did the extra time off with Oliver bring me joy, but I also had time to learn new things, take classes, and create this blog to share my creativity with you all. Most importantly I learned that nothing is ever guaranteed and to be grateful for everything I have.
If you know me or have ever run into me somewhere, you know my favorite things to wear are hats, jeans, sneakers and a cozy sweatshirt. It’s just one of those outfits you can be super casual in or dress up for a night out. It’s seemingly perfect, especially this year. So with everything going on in the world and the chaos of Christmas around the corner, I wanted to take a break from the kitchen and round up my 3 favorite Amazon sweaters, because, well, I’ve basically been living in them. They are so cozy and perfect as we transition from fall to the dead of winter.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! What did you guys have on your menu today? This year our Thanksgiving gathering was fairly small so we eliminated a few dishes off of our typical holiday menu (mostly casseroles and pies), and although that was a little bittersweet, I added a new item today. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Maple Whipped Cream. Typically my grandma makes a pumpkin pie every year, but with the number so low and her health declining, I decided to take over and make something a little bit different. Since I have been making this pumpkin cheesecake for a few years now, and it has always been a friend favorite, it seemed like the obvious choice. This pumpkin cheesecake is basically a cross between a pumpkin pie and a New York style cheesecake, and what’s not to love about that? It’s the best of both worlds. And honestly, it’s better than pumpkin pie in my opinion. (No on tell my grandma I said that 🙈 ) The crust is buttery yet crisp with graham crackers, while the inside is creamy and perfectly flavored with real pumpkin and fall spices. It’s beyond delicious.
Thanksgiving is in TWO days ya’ll. Someone please explain to me how this is even possible. 2020 has seemed to be the longest year ever but in other ways, also the shortest. Like, I feel as though just yesterday was the beginning of this pandemic and worldwide shutdown, and now it’s almost December? But on the other hand, I have a full blown toddler that will be turning two in a few months? What the actual f*ck. Time is weird this year. Speaking of time on an entirely different level, does anyone else struggle with what to eat for breakfast on the holidays? My family eats at 1:30 in the afternoon, so not quite lunch but not yet dinner either. That means breakfast is always a weird topic. Do I starve to death until 1pm or do I somehow overeat and become miserable? If this sounds like you, fear not, I’ve got you covered. I think I finally found my solution whether you’re looking for an easy grab and go, a delicious side to your bacon and eggs, or just simply trying to load up on sugar before a long day with your relatives. Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins.