Eats + Sweets

Sweet Eats: S’mores Kit from Whimsy & Spice

Sweet Eats: S’mores Kit from Whimsy & Spice

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I’ve been looking for a gift this week to send to a friend who is going through a tough time. Because I’m a huge fan of edible gifts, especially those of the comfort food variety, and because it also needs to be something that can be shipped, I turned to one of my old standbys, Whimsy & Spice. I’ve been gifting their homemade marshmallows, brownies and cookies for years now and they seriously never fail to delight. These brownies? Crazy …

Recipe Favorites: July 4th Desserts

Recipe Favorites: July 4th Desserts

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As we head into the holiday week, B and I have been discussing our plans for the 4th. One very important topic? What we want to make for dessert to bring to the party we’re going to be attending. We have a few ideas in mind, but that never stops me from going out and hunting around for ideas. Of course, for the 4th you can go patriotic with classic red, white and blue desserts, but in general I vote …

Recipe Favorites: Frozen Pops + Treats

Recipe Favorites: Frozen Pops + Treats

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Summer is about to make it’s official arrival in just a couple of days and I reckon that makes it as good a time as any to talk about frozen treats aplenty! I’ve been wanting to experiment with homemade popsicle recipes for a while now so my eye has been on picking up a few popsicle molds and getting busy in the kitchen. Homemade frozen pops are amazing because they’re fresh and delicious and often can be quite a bit …

Loving Rhubarb

Loving Rhubarb

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Surely I’m not alone in noticing all of the rhubarb recipes cropping up basically everywhere at the moment, am I? Rhubarb is kind of the queen of summer ingredients if you ask me and made into cakes, pies and crisps it’s utterly delicious. Of course, rhubarb goes perfectly with strawberry, another of my favorite seasonal flavors, but have you ever tried it in a cocktail? Or paired with ginger? Neither have I! But now I’m thinking I’m going to have …

Recently Pinning: Ice Cream Love

Recently Pinning: Ice Cream Love

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Six delicious homemade ice cream recipes perfect for summer!

Loving Donuts

Loving Donuts

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An ode to homemade donuts with more donut goodness than you can shake a stick at!

Sweet Eats: Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bites

Sweet Eats: Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bites

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We’re going to have a houseful this weekend and I have the overwhelming urge to get in the kitchen. I like spoiling my favorite trio of guys with our traditional homemade pizza nights and some kind of special treat that the little ones and I usually make together. Today I am eyeing these chocolate peanut butter snack bites from How Sweet It Is. Because, frankly, they look really delicious. And also, they’re no-bake and look super easy and kid-friendly for …

Loving Churros + Chocolate

Loving Churros + Chocolate

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Guys. Something ridiculous is happening. And by “ridiculous” I mean positively┬ásplendiferous. Churros. They’re single handedly taking over the world. They’re fighting crime. They’re fixing the ozone. They’re making people smile. And holy heck they’re everywhere right now! I love churros. With rich, decadent chocolate, they’re like some kind of heaven that I’m sure we’re going to find out is illegal at some point. I’m warning you. This post is not for the faint of heart. You’re going to be drooling …

Loving Simple Cakes

Loving Simple Cakes

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For the longest time I’ve had a thing for really simple, but supremely tasty cakes. As a kid my mom always made a white cake speckled with sliced strawberries and covered heartily in homemade whipped cream in lieu of frosting each year for my birthday. No intricate design, no artificially colored decorations or fondants, and just as perfect as a cake comes, in my book. In college I adapted a page from my mom’s book, making homemade cakes for friends’ …

Sweet Eats: Banana Bourbon Cupcakes

Sweet Eats: Banana Bourbon Cupcakes

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Admittedly with the holidays over my baking regime has dwindled back down to nil. That said, these banana bourbon cupcakes totally caught my eye. I love baking with bourbon! They’re just something about it that’s all warm and spicy and balances all the sweetness in a pretty awesome way. I also happen to love anything involving bananas, at least when it comes to baked goods. Add bourbon chocolate ganache on top and you’ve got perfection, in a nutshell. Make these. …

Nutella Hot Chocolate + Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Nutella Hot Chocolate + Cinnamon Whipped Cream

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I’ve never pretended to be a food blogger and there’s a pretty good reason why, my friends. That’s one heck of a tough job taking those impeccably styled and beautiful photos all the while trying to make sure your cocoa isn’t too cold and you don’t have whipped cream flying all over the place! On that note, I won’t lie. While putting together this post there was a bit of an explosion of chocolate and melting whipped cream in my …

Sweet Eats: Nutella Pie Pops

Sweet Eats: Nutella Pie Pops

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It’s fair to say that I am basically obsessed with everything that Linda of Call Me Cupcake does. Her recipes and her photography are entirely inspiring and I could lose myself for hours on her blog. In fact, pretty soon I am planning to lose myself for hours in the kitchen making her Nutella pie pops in time to hand out for holiday gifts. Because, they look insanely delicious and they’re also adorable which is what I dub a win-win …