Special Delivery! Mendl's Shortdough Cookies
Today is the opening of Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel , and I am SO excited to go see it! I've always loved his work - the strong visuals and nostalgia - it's like seeing fairytale illustrations come to life on the big screen. This new movie holds an extra ounce of delight for me
Chocolate Donut Coffee Truffles and a Dunkin' Donuts Giveaway!
Today I'm so excited to share a whole new line of coffees from Dunkin' Donuts called the Bakery Series. Each coffee flavor is inspired by a bakery confection: Jelly Donut, Old Fashioned Donut, Chocolate Glazed Donut, Caramel Coffee Cake and Blueberry Muffin. I think coffee always tastes better over
Fancy Little Jam Cakes
I'll be honest. I made these cakes for myself. I wasn't even super concerned if they made it onto the blog. I just had a bad craving for little yellow cakes filled with blueberry, raspberry and blackberry jams. It was only after I scarfed down one of each flavor (still warm) that I decided to
Buttons Birthday Cake (Easy White Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting)
My mom's birthday was at the beginning of this month, but with all the icy weather we've been having lately we didn't get to celebrate on time. Now that our world is finally thawing, the family's coming over this weekend and we're doing it up Southern style with barbeque, cornbread muffins and ...
DIY Love Elixirs: Infused Simple Syrups
Do love potions exist? I say yes. Okay, kind of . The words potion and elixir both imply conjury - perhaps a bubbling test tube or a little amber bottle of murky liquid - but I'm referring to something much less hexed. It has more to do with the allurement that draws us outdoors to the first ...
Cherry Chip Sponge Cake with Almond Whip
It's hard to believe we're saying goodbye to January already! It's completely passed me by. I've spent this cold month scribbling in recipe journals with red velvet cake batter on my elbows. And in my hair. And on my dog. (Sorry Biscuit .) Much of this month went toward styling, shooting and ...
Lemony Rainbow Checkerboard Cake
It's been a busy two and one-half weeks since I last posted, and I've missed you terribly! Those of you that keep up with me on Instagram or Facebook know that during this time I made a great big red velvet groom's cake with a cute little crabby topper . What a job! But it was so much fun, and I'd
Macaron-Pom Gelée Spritzers
Standing on the precipice of each new year, I always find myself wondering what the coming year will look like. I usually get that roller coaster stomach-flip feeling of anticipation. (Maybe you get it too?) It's exciting to me, especially considering the amazing things that happened in 2013. There
Cabin Waffles (DIY Waffle Mix)
Last week we packed up the pugs and some warm clothes and headed to a little cabin in the mountains for a pre-Christmas-Christmas. Gifts were exchanged, naps were taken, and most importantly, waffles were made. It's become our tradition to always have waffles for breakfast during our cabin stay.
Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Bûche de Noël
My favorite part of making a yule log cake has always been the adornments - bark made from chocolate pieces, powdered sugar snow, almond pine cones and above all - meringue mushrooms. Since I've been using meringue mushrooms this year in other less traditional ways (see here and here ), I decided