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
We recently treated our mom to a belated Mother's Day lunch at the Hotel Vandivort's restaurant, The Order. I've been bragging about their DIY bloody mary bar, and hot tamale, it was fun. Our server brought us a large glass of ice and Tito's, the rim salted to perfection. We took our glasses to the … Continue reading Bloody Mary!
A very merry unbirthday!
Maybe it's because our high school senior photos were less than stellar (hint: don't choose a photographer just because they offer a twin discount), or maybe it's because we wanted to have an excuse to get dressed up and have a fancy tea party. Whatever the reason is, it doesn't matter. We do recommend, … Continue reading A very merry unbirthday!
Cirque Americana x99
Each year, our marvelous Springfield Art Museum throws a party with a purpose, called "99x." The purpose is that the museum raises money to restore permanent pieces for the next 99 years. So clever! Both of us have been fortunate enough to put our creative crazy visions to work for the last two years. They … Continue reading Cirque Americana x99
Book Club Bingo!
The Mixed Print Bookclub is relatively new, as in, I think it's only met two or three times. But my other bookclub, Well Fed Head, has been meeting for about 15 years. FIFTEEN YEARS! The club originated from a local indie bookstore, Well Fed Head. Every month we meet, discuss, drink, laugh, and catch up. … Continue reading Book Club Bingo!
Not even Semi-Homemade
If you've been following along, you know we love to entertain. Part of the fun is menu crafting, deciding what to make from scratch, what to collaborate on with the grocery store, and what to just unpackage and put on a pretty plate. Last week Stephanie hosted a Bunco party for some friends, and because … Continue reading Not even Semi-Homemade