cinco de mayo cookies

Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment and use the cookie cutters directly on the parchment, peeling away the extra scraps. Then you can just slide the parchment right onto the cookie sheet ready to go, and you never have to mess with trying to transfer the cookie dough to the cookie sheet!

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baked brown butter champagne doughnuts

What is music?  “Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound and silence, which exist in time. ” –Wikipedia This is a pretty basic definition but interesting. I’m especially drawn to the words “art form” and “cultural activity.” Music is an artistic expression of sound and silence that is shared across all […]

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ringing in the new year in hope

Marriage is hard. I think it’s even harder for an only child although I have no statistical proof; BUT marriage is mostly a huge blessing. Not because Nathaniel is wonderfully gracious, loving, patient, and kind, (although he is all these things) but because marriage highlights my selfishness and unworthiness.

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cranberry-orange babka

Have you ever seen those Ocean Spray commercials for cranberry juice with the people out standing in the bogs surrounded by floating little red and white berries? Do you wonder if cranberry bogs are as picturesque and fun as they seem?

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classic | apple pie

Today, not only has our apple variety increased, but our apple pie varieties are countless. There are slab pies (yum), hand pies (mmm), fried pies (yummo), deep dish pies (*sigh*)–the list goes on.

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cranberry lime pie

I asked my husband (of Greek and Finnish descent) what food and drinks he thinks of when I say “snow,” and he responded with hot cocoa, gingerbread cookies, apple cider, marzipan, ham, and fish.

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dips n’ things

To say this kitchen is an upgrade from our previous kitchen is, well, laughable. don’t get me wrong–we loved our cute little apartment in Aspen and were so incredibly grateful to be there! but we didn’t have some pretty basic things, like cutting boards, mixing bowls, decent knives, measuring spoons and cups, an oven…you get the idea. so living there seemed like the perfect time to start writing a blog, right?…

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The BA patty melt

Hamburgers were made at stands around the port in New York City to attract German sailors–they were advertised as steaks “cooked in the Hamburg style.”

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