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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berries | canning | cupcake photos | cupcakes | currants | cuteness | decorations | desserts | fruit | jelly | preserved foods | preserves | quick & easy | recipe | seasonal | traditional with a twist | vanilla

Red currant cupcakes.

This is probably the first and last time you’ll see red currants on this blog. Enjoy it. See… they don’t grow locally. And they’re usually imported, and they’re usually pricey. Like $5.99 for 6 ounces pricey. Mmm hmm. And they’re not for everybody. They’re not like apples or oranges that everyone loves. They’re kind of a […]

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brown sugar | brownies | chocolate | cookie bars | desserts | great for kids | nuts | quick & easy | recipe | treats | vanilla

Rocky road (of life) brownies.

Guys, I’m sorry. I’m trying really hard to keep up the posts here, but honestly I haven’t been inspired. I’m hoping for some sweet Valentine’s Day inspo soon, but right now the rivers of ideas in my brain have run dry. However, today, we shall feast like kings. So this happened. Yup. I was sitting […]

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almond | chocolate | coconut | cookies | madeleines

Joy-full madeleines.

We all know that candy bar- the one with coconut and almonds surrounded in chocolate. Right? You totally know what I’m talking about. It’s one of my favorites. Definitely in the top 10, anyway, since my absolute favorites are anything with caramel. I made these with very finely chopped almonds, almond extract, toasted coconut and […]

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