It's been a busy summer, fall, and winter! As we gear into a season of hibernation (hello, hygge life), it's fun to look back over the last year and compartmentalize every detail into an end-of-year list. Maybe not every detail. But books, movies, food, drinks...things like that, yeah. We're no Obama, but here's the list … Continue reading End of Year Lists: Books Read
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
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!
Currently Reading: Leave Me Alone with the Recipes
In an age of endless influencers, it's so exciting to come across a purely original voice. I'm reading Leave Me Alone with the Recipes: The Life, Art, and Cookbook of Cipe Pineles, an illustrated semi-biography of the first woman art director for Conde Nast, Cipe Pineles. Editors Sarah Rich, Wendy MacNaughton, Maria Popova, and Debbie … Continue reading Currently Reading: Leave Me Alone with the Recipes
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