canning | cherry | coconut | d.i.y. (do it yourself) | desserts | fruit | mint | preserved foods | recipe | seasonal | toppings | traditional with a twist | unique

Whole cherries in coconut syrup.

Last year, I made whole canned cherries in a light almond syrup. This year, I knew I wanted to do something different, but I didn’t know what. Enter: coconut. I heard from my dad about a coconut, cherry and pistachio cake (because he wanted me to make it, natch) and I thought maybe I could […]

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breakfast | gluten-free | great for kids | healthy eating | I love... | ice cream | maple | nut (flavor) | nuts | peanut butter | quick & easy | recipe | sauce | syrups & infusions | toppings | traditional with a twist | treats

Peanut butter maple syrup!

I’m baaaaaaaaack! And with something totally fun and awesome and kid-friendly and husband-friendly. Peanut butter maple syrup. As in, peanut butter mixed with maple syrup, all ready to pour over waffles and pancakes. Or ice cream. Or cake. Or salad, if you’re kinky. Whatever, no judgement. I know I’ve been gone for a long time. […]

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berries | blueberry | breakfast | fruit | great for kids | honey | jam | mint | muffins | preserves | quick & easy | traditional with a twist | vanilla

Blueberry mint & honey jam muffins.

(This was originally written for a contributor post on eighteen25, go take a look and see! And look for more posts by me over there soon.) It’s always a mouthful, these titles of mine. These muffins are also known as boredom muffins. Or “3 am craving muffins.” Or “muffins you make when you wanna eat a muffin and you […]

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cookies | cuteness | d.i.y. (do it yourself) | decorations | easter | great for kids | holiday | quick & easy | seasonal | traditional with a twist | treats | unique | white chocolate

Milano cookie Easter bunnies!

(This was originally written for a contributor post on eighteen25, go take a look and see! And look for more posts by me over there soon.) Hey guys and gals. I’m sorry for the lack of blog posts. I went almost an entire month without posting ANYTHING. I really am sorry. I know I’m lame- life is busy and […]

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adult | alcohol | breads | cast iron cookware | dough | french/dutch ovens | holiday | I love... | irish | loaves | quick & easy | recipe | st. patrick's day | traditional with a twist | whiskey

Authentic Irish soda bread with not-so-authentic whiskey butter.

I LOVE Irish soda bread. Love it. Actually, let me rephrase that: I love homemade Irish soda bread. The kind my mother and I make. I hate to break it to you: the raisins and caraway seeds in “Irish soda bread” are an American addition. I don’t find them too offensive; corned beef and cabbage is […]

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cake | cakes | chocolate | coffee | desserts | historical | quick & easy | recipe | treats | vintage cookbooks

Depression era hipster cake.

I’m all about old timey things. I always say I was born in the wrong era- I should’ve been born around 1900 so I could have been a “flapper.” I love everything about the 1920’s/1930’s and I am obsessed with vintage everything. I collect vintage Pyrex/Depression glass/jadeite and vintage cookbooks. And vintage canning jars. I’m […]

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berries | chocolate | cookies | cupcake photos | cupcake toppers | cupcakes | d.i.y. (do it yourself) | decorations | fondant/gumpaste | frosting | fruit | halloween | quick & easy | raspberry | recipe | valentine's day

Dark chocolate raspberry zombie brainy cakes.

(“Okay first things first, I’ll eat ya brains. Then imma start rockin’ gold teeth and fangs… cause that’s what a mothafuckin’ monstah do…”) .. When our friend Matt (of Best Wings LI fame!) approached me via Facebook message and asked if I’d be willing to make some Walking Dead inspired Valentine’s Day cupcakes (on about […]

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