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lemon white chocolate scones

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I still have a bags of lemons and blood oranges in my refrigerator. Maybe it’s the Minnesota in me, but I never quite believe spring is really here until April is over and done. After years filled with brief moments of blissful warm followed by weeks of dreary cold rain mixed with snow, I don’t trust this ‘second’ month of spring. So the citrus stays a little bit…

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gâteau basque

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

“I do think you have to change with the times in a way that renews your core essence, not abandons it. To change for the sake of change—without an anchor—that is mere faddishness. It will only lead you further astray. -Richard C. Morais, The Hundred-Foot Journey A few days ago DreamWorks approached me to create a post inspired by their new movie The Hundred-Foot Journey. I eagerly accepted…

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rhubarb blueberry apple pie

Monday, June 9, 2014

Last week I received my copy of The Homemade Flour Cookbook by Erin Alderson in the mail. I’ve been a fan of Erin’s site Naturally Ella for a long time, and last September had the pleasure of meeting her (and photographing her wedding). Erin is a hardworking, go-getting woman, and one of the most generous souls here in blogland. I’ve been terribly excited about her book. The premise…

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a simple breakfast smoothie II

Friday, March 7, 2014

‘Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.’ – Lemony Snicket If you follow along my Instagram account, you know that I’ve been baking a lot lately. I’ve been enjoying all the likes and new followers my cakes and muffins and cookies have been getting, but after spending a few days in reflection, I’ve…

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frangelico + coffee no-churn ice cream (and ice cream sandwiches)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A while back I made a delicious concoction involving Frangelico and coffee. Soon after I was contacted by the nice folks at Frangelico to create a recipe, which I said yes to immediately, because I love baking with their liqueur. Prior to my frozen drink, I had actually only used Frangelico in baking and cooking, and worked at a coffeehouse that made a delicious Bundt cake involving the…

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ebleskivers with vanilla bean

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Two weeks ago I got a text from my neighbor and dear friend Michelle. ‘We were wondering if you would all like to come over for a late breakfast tomorrow (we’re making ebleskivers/little pancakes)?’ I had so many questions (what are ebleskivers? are they the little pancakes? is it something really weird and also little pancakes?) but replied with a hurried ‘yes!’ as two little voices were clamoring…

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Do It Yourself + A Giveaway!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A few weeks ago I was sent a review copy of America’s Test Kitchen‘s latest cookbook, D.I.Y. Cookbook. I was terribly excited about this because I’m a huge fan of the Test Kitchen, and over the last few years I’ve slowly been making more ‘staples’ from scratch: bread, granola, sauces, vanilla extract, etc. This cookbook is right up my alley with over 100 such recipes for me to…

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sweet tomato jam + food bloggers for slave-free tomatoes

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I remember the pale tomatoes sitting proudly on the windowsill above our kitchen sink: they were always there, waiting silently to be sliced and diced into my mom’s nightly salads. My sister and I would wrinkle our noses at them, terrified of their oozing juices, their pile of seeds. We would wash the dishes there, staring them down, refusing to ever eat them.   Yet they were always…

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foodiecrush

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I am so, so, excited to be featured in the summer issue of Foodiecrush magazine. Have you seen Foodiecrush? I hope the answer is yes, but if not, please head over and check out both the magazine and the blog. Heidi Larsen is the genius mastermind, and she has created such a beautiful space; a space which focuses on food blogs. There are interviews, recipes, and lots of…

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ms. zoe francois + a giveaway!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Last night I went to the Minnesota Food Bloggers event at Kitchen in the Market, and had a wonderful time meeting some lovely food bloggers and watching the amazing Zoe Francois teach us how to correctly throw pizza dough. We, of course, got to make and eat a pizza, and were sent home at the end of the night with lovely gift bags. Which brings me to the…