funfetti cake + homemade sprinkles

How could you not want homemade almondy, white cake with floating fireworks of color in each slice?? Needless to say this cake will become a regular in our family’s repertoire—especially since my mom said, “this is the best cake I’ve ever had”…..WOW

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chamomile cupcakes with honey glaze

They are perfectly light and delicate, fragrant and romantic. Chamomile is not usually my cup of tea–I prefer “tea, Earl grey, hot”–but the herb provides the perfect spice and floral fragrance to these little, light cakes.

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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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biScotti

I have been in the kitchen alongside both of my parents since I was very young. One of my favorite things to do when I was little was to sit on the floor and use the salad spinner to dry the lettuce. Let’s be real, I still do this. My mom also had me making pie crust at an early age. She says I had the perfect little fingers to make the perfect pea-sized crumbs of shortening and flour.

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seafood paella

Food is so powerful. We need it to sustain our lives, and it also brings us together, friends, families, and strangers. In my family growing up, we spent most of our time together in the kitchen or around the table with family and friends. When friends came over, we all gathered in the kitchen.

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the ultimate birthday cake

I scoured the internet for chocolate cake recipes. I tore through the pages of The Joy of Cooking. It all sounds rather dramatic, I know. I couldn’t find the perfect chocolate cake that wasn’t just plain chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

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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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