Chai Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

June 16, 2014

I wrote this post as part of the Plugrá Butter Brigade. Thanks, Plugrá, for sponsoring this post and for making my favorite butter! Perspective. In the Middle Ages, art was often used primarily for worship or teaching religious lessons. The portrayal of Biblical figures, therefore, wasn’t meant to be realistic, necessarily, but to point to […]

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Radishes with Whipped Butter, Anchovy, and Parsley

June 9, 2014

Radishes with Whipped Butter, Anchovy, and Parsley I wrote this post as part of the Plugrá Butter Brigade. Thanks, Plugrá, for sponsoring this post and for making my favorite butter! The Official List of Summery Things That Have Happened So Far This Year: 1. In addition to my carefully planned summer party, I threw together […]

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5 Steps to Throw an Easy, Breezy Summer Party

June 2, 2014

5 Steps to Throw an Easy, Breezy Summer Party I wrote this post as part of the Plugrá Butter Brigade. Thanks, Plugrá, for sponsoring this post and for making my favorite butter! IT’S SUMMER. Don’t give me that, “It’s still spring” nonsense. I’ve taught my last English class of the year (please don’t mention anything […]

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Easy Cheesy Artichoke Dip in a Baguette

May 25, 2014

Easy Cheesy Artichoke Dip in a Baguette If you’re getting ready for Memorial Day festivities, this Easy Cheesy Artichoke Dip in a Baguette needs to be on your table. It’s incredible and so quick to prepare. Along with the recipe, I thought I’d share some stories from my recent trip to Rome, Florence, and Paris, […]

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Open-Faced Sausage Sliders on Rosemary Waffles

May 19, 2014

As you read this, I’m in Florence, Italy, hopefully eating pizza or basking in the glow of the Renaissance or doing something decidedly Italian. If you get a moment, head over to my Instagram to see my Europe photos (presuming I ever found Wi-Fi)! In the meantime, let’s talk waffles . . . During my […]

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Chocolate Doughnut Cake

May 12, 2014

Chocolate Doughnut Cake Things to be happy about: 1. I am so happy because: tomorrow I’m getting on a plane and flying to Rome. I’ve never been outside of the country (except a trip to the Bahamas when I was 8!) and I am so excited. I’ve downloaded 800,000 audio tours, guides, and translation apps. […]

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Raspberry Açaí Prosecco Cocktail

May 7, 2014

Thanks, Trop50, for sponsoring this post. Today was one of those days. Not a bad day by any means. In fact, it was my favorite kind of day: A SUPER BUSY DAY. It was the kind of day where you teach every period except lunch. The kind of day where you and 5 students work […]

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Open Faced Chili Grilled Cheese with a Runny Egg (The Perfect Grilled Cheese)

May 4, 2014

Open Faced Chili Grilled Cheese with a Runny Egg (The Perfect Grilled Cheese) I AM SO EXCITED. GUESS WHAT I GOT. JUST GUESS. Here’s a hint: What do snapshots of my raisin toast, the book I’m currently reading, selfies, and my dog have in common? Not much. Except that these snapshots were all taken with […]

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8 Cinco de Mayo Recipes from Willow Bird Baking

April 28, 2014

Thanks, Foodie, for sponsoring this post, 8 Cinco de Mayo Recipes from Willow Bird Baking! Mexican and Tex-Mex food is my all-time favorite. I love Thai, Indian, Japanese, Greek, French, Cuban — I could eat my way through just about every country — but Mexican is the cuisine I always crave. Want to celebrate Cinco […]

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Strawberry Doughnut Cake (and a creative giveaway!)

April 27, 2014

Strawberry Doughnut Cake Thanks, Zazzle, for sponsoring this post! I BOUGHT A DOUGHNUT CLOCK. This should not be surprising if you know me or if you’ve been following along on Facebook, but I should fill the rest of you in. First, a very serious question: are you a cake doughnut or a yeast-raised doughnut kind […]

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