Pound Cake French Toast

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Or should I say, French cake?

One of the things I love most about hosting Thanksgiving at my house is that we get to keep all the best leftovers – like my aunt’s moist and fluffy pound cake, which just happens to make the most decadent breakfast ever when you dip it in batter and fry it. #thankful Continue reading

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The Perfect Pie Crust

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In season one of Gilmore Girls, while Lorelai (played by the ever-wonderful Lauren Graham) is trying to decide whether or not to go on a date with her daughter’s teacher, she shares these wise words:

“I’m attracted to pie. It doesn’t mean I feel the need to date pie.”

Up until recently, I thought this was sage advice. But now, I’m thinking maybe she never had a piece of pie quite like this…

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Mulled Cider Muffins

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Ahh, fall…

My favorite time of year has finally arrived, and I’m ready to make the most of this all-too-fleeting season. For many, taking full advantage of autumn means apple picking, hay rides and drinking an exceedingly unhealthy amount of pumpkin spice lattes. And, don’t get me wrong, I intend to do all of those things. But, for me, fall is all about the food.

This season is bursting with nature’s best – from picturesque landscapes to heartwarming ingredients. And I plan to enjoy it all to the fullest.

Today, that means making mulled apple cider muffins. Yum.

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Easter Outfit Inspiration

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When I was little, I never fully appreciated wearing my Easter dresses. Every year I was dolled up in puffy, floral dresses, hair bows, an assortment of wide-brimmed hats, tights, and white Mary Janes. In pictures, these outfits are accessorized with a stiff smile that clearly says, “I hate this.”

But now that I’m older, wiser, and in full control of my wardrobe, I’ve come to love any and every chance to get dressed up, and Easter is one of my favorites. Continue reading

Lime and Coconut Mini Cupcakes

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Spring is here! Just kidding – it’s snowing outside as I write this. Sigh.

The weather outside is showing no sign of changing anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean I can’t bring a little taste of paradise inside my house. Turn the kitchen into a tropical getaway with these lime and coconut mini cupcakes. Continue reading