A Baker’s Creations Jewelry {Giveaway!}

I am so, so excited! This giveaway has been in the works for a while now, and I just can’t wait any longer to share it with you. Ladies, this one is for you, but guys, don’t run off just yet — these would be the perfect gift for any jewelry-loving baker in your life. Or just anyone […]

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A Very Fairy Gingerbread House {Ginger 2014}

Every year, my friend and fellow blogger Movita Beacoup holds a ginger competition, and every year I get really excited about it, say “count me in!” and then get caught up in the rest of the holiday madness and forget all about it. But not this year! This year I had a game plan (and […]

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Roasted Red Pepper and Fennel Soup

This soup has been the only thing standing between me and my post-Thanksgiving fat pants. It isn’t even officially winter yet, and I’m already chilled to the bones just thinking about the impending months of cold ahead. And when I’m cold, I eat. (You know, in preparation for the coming months of hibernation. Err, something […]

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Cranberry Orange Aperitif

I’ve always envied creative types who say their most productive time is in the morning. That they wake up inspired, motivated, and ready to take on the world. I sometimes wake up feeling inspired, but more often than not it’s in the middle of the night, when the best I can muster is to scribble down […]

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Rum Spiked Soft Caramels

One of my favorite candies as a kid were caramels — soft or hard, but really, the soft ones were my favorite. Those super buttery, golden colored squares were never safe in my house. For years, I’ve wondered about making soft caramels from scratch, but somehow I kept putting it off and putting it off, because […]

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Photography Workshop 2014

Upstate New York Photography Workshop

My heart is in upstate New York. As you probably already know from my many social media updates last week, I was lucky enough to spend a luxurious few days in a renovated barn, atop a hill, overlooking miles upon miles of fall foliage, while learning from some of the most talented photographers I know. […]

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Vegetarian Three Bean Chili

Do you smell that? That’s the smell of fall — the crisp scent of leaves turning color, the sweet, musty end of summer, and the wafting of warm spices bubbling away on the stove. Chili is pure comfort on a cold day, and this recipe is no exception. Classic, no-frills, and absolutely satisfying. Even without […]

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DIY Trail Mix {Trail Mixology}

I am so overwhelmed with excitement right now — the kind of excitement that makes you giddy and happy and a little bit scared all at once — because in less than a week (how is it less than a week away already?!) I am going to be hopping in my car and heading to […]

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Prickly Pear Margaritas

I am a strong believer in trying new things. I think everything deserves to be tried at least once, whether it be crickets fried in butter and garlic, or a new and exotic fruit you find hanging out in the produce section. Sometimes this doesn’t play out so well, like in the case of really, […]

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Fig, Rosemary, & Goat Cheese Tartines | Will Cook For Friends

Fig, Rosemary, & Goat Cheese Tartines

Figs are a rare indulgence here in the midwest. Their season is short, just late summer and early fall, and their delicate nature makes them difficult to ship, so they are especially scarce in areas outside of where they are grown. When T-Hubs and I were on our honeymoon last year, on the coast of […]

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