Regardless of weather or season, pumpkin bread and muffins are an annual staple in the household. A personal favorite recipe (see above photo, via King Arthur Flour) combines pumpkin with whole wheat flour, bananas, and a coarse sugar coating. And of course, adding chocolate chips for extra delight. But what happens when you flip through … Continue reading Pumpkin Patch
Makin’ Whoopie (Pies)
There was a period of time where we made a lot of whoopie...pies. (har har) They're just SO tasty, and fun to make. And with such a variety of flavors, the options are endless! (Trust me...we've tried to make them all.) The best still, though, are the classic version. A chocolate cake-ish sandwich, with marshmallow … Continue reading Makin’ Whoopie (Pies)
The weather here in Southwest Missouri has been cold, drizzly, and not very spring-like. So for Easter Sunday this year, we decided to have a French-inspired indoor picnic. French wine, cheeses, a charcuterie board, home-made baguettes...the whole works. Of course, we ate at the dining table, so rather than a picnic, I guess it was … Continue reading Indoor Picnic
Everything is Better with CONFETTI
Our friend Whitney threw the most colorful and fun wedding celebration. The groomsmen had pompom boutonnieres, we tossed dried herbs and jingled bells as the new couple made their way to their chariot. The reception had vintage planters filled with colorful blooms, and giant confetti-filled balloons. Here are a few photos from the florists behind … Continue reading Everything is Better with CONFETTI
Book Roundup: The Cozy Cookbook
Having recently finished Leave Me Alone with the Recipes: The Life, Art, and Cookbook of Cipe Pineles, I realized I have a thing for cozy, story-driven family-centric cookbooks. I devour them like novels, and keep them on shelves faaaar away from the mess of my kitchen. Here are a few in my collection: Apples for … Continue reading Book Roundup: The Cozy Cookbook
Peaches, Pie, Guinness, Oh My!
Typically for St. Paddy's day, one of us will make a dark chocolate Guinness cake with cream cheese icing, a tried and true recipe from one of our Domestic Goddesses, Nigella Lawson. This year, with Stephanie in charge of desserts, we opted for something a little different: Key Lime Pie. We grew up as Georgia … Continue reading Peaches, Pie, Guinness, Oh My!
Library Haul: Spring Break Edition
What's better than a mid-afternoon affogato? An affogato with new books from the library! Stephanie's picks this week: Life Unstyled: How to embrace imperfection and create a home you love *** Pretty Pastel Style: Decorating interiors with pastel shades *** Nic's Pick's Vintage Parties: A Guide to Throwing Themed Eventsfrom Gatsby Galas to Mad Men … Continue reading Library Haul: Spring Break Edition
Working Girl Cake
I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to Cakes. Birthday cakes, baby cakes, wedding cakes, cookie cakes, naked cakes, drip cakes, vintage cakes, meringue cakes...you name it, I've pinned it. I have the best intentions of making Nicole and I the most grandiose, sparkling and macron themed birthday cake, but then every year our birthday … Continue reading Working Girl Cake