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Saturday, November 26, 2016

My little brother Daniel, who is exactly 9 years younger than me (to the day), just got hitched. We are so happy to welcome his wife, Cassie, to our family. I didn’t photograph their wedding, but I did sneak around and got a few shots, anyway. I have a couple more links to posts from my book, as well. *Melissa from The FauxMartha made my Honey Bundt Cake.…

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hanging out with abby dodge

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Baker extraordinaire Abby Dodge is in town this weekend, and Zoe Francois had a little get together at her house to welcome her and celebrate her latest book, The Everyday Baker, which just won both a James Beard Award and an IACP award. We hung out on Zoe’s fabulous porch all afternoon, and spent lots of time laughing and eating treats made from Abby’s book. I also snapped…

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Weekend Brunch with Canvas Home

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A few weeks ago I got a wonderful package in the mail: dishes and other table accessories from Canvas Home. They kindly sent me some pieces for a Mother’s Day Brunch I was having at my house, and I honestly swooned upon opening the package. I picked dishes from the Abbesses collection (with the gold trim), and am happy to report they are not only beautiful, but so…

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Giant Cinnamon Bun With Brown Butter Icing

Monday, October 5, 2015

I apologize for the space in between posts. I’m sort of stumbling through life right now – my manuscript is due shortly, and I’ve been working on a few side projects as well that have kept me very busy. The second my littles get on the school bus until the moment they get home, I am baking, writing, testing, re-testing, panicking, reassuring myself, still panicking, photographing, typing, and…

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Iced Lemon Almond Bread

Monday, June 22, 2015

Happy Monday, dear readers. I woke up this morning to thunder, lightning, and two littles climbing in my bed, sort of scared but mostly using the storm as an excuse to play games on my iPad. Yesterday was 85 and sunny — our first perfect summer day, filled with a family BBQ, swimming, and so much laughing I’m still smiling. Autumn may be my favorite season, but summer…

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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…

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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…