The Classic Birthday Cake for our 5 Year Bloggiversary

Hello from another year older and wiser. The blog has turned 5 as of Cinco de Mayo! It’s a darn shame we’re all stuck indoors because I wanted to have a reader thank you party called the Cinco de Darling, but since we can’t gather I figured I would share this classic birthday cake with

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The FizzleBerry Cocktail

Let this be known at the garden cocktail trials! Last week it was the Strawbarb Margarita (featuring mint plucked right from my patio plant) and this week features a thyme and blackberry filled fizzy lemonade gin cocktail which, thanks to @beatriceuber gets the name “The FizzleBerry”! I asked you all on Instagram what I should

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Strawbarb Margaritas

You may be wondering, what a strawbarb is. It is the fruit of the season: that mid Spring moment when the last of the winter roots are shriveling to make room for big fat berries at the grocery store. Sadly, a strawbarb is not a real fruit (although with the amazing things they’re doing in

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Thai Style Mussels in a Spicy Coconut Sauce

This recipe was inspired by my love for salmon Penang from the Thai restaurants near us. If you haven’t had Penang before it’s basically a spicy citrusy coconut broth that is ladled over meat served with a huge helping of rice. After I revitalized some freezer salmon for dinner the other night with a few

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Sugar Free Nutella Hazelnut Bread Pudding

Yep, starting this recipe off with an anecdote. This was supposed to be a French toast bake, which Jan had declared was her new favorite breakfast casserole. I was trying to piggy back off of the fame of our Blueberry Brioche French Toast Bake with this sugar-free Sola Bread, but ended up declaring this a 

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Creative FAGE Plain Greek Yogurt Mix Ins

This post is sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. This is a big year- not only is it a new decade but I also turn 30 in August. It almost doesn’t feel right, internally I still feel 17 but the calendar doesn’t lie. I’ve made a resolution to myself to

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Brown Butter Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread

I had a difficult time whether to categorize this banana bread recipe as breakfast or dessert. On one hand, I think we can all agree that banana bread is really a banana cake that we deem acceptable to eat for breakfast. On the other hand, no one can accept eating cake for breakfast as a

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Grapefruit Rosemary CBD Cocktail

If you’ve wondered if the magic of CBD is worth it, this cocktail recipe could just sway you to try it. Please source CBD oil from a reputable place like a doctors office or a high quality smoke shop. Be warned that CBD is not a magic drug that can cure all ailments and be

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