Month: May 2015 (page 1 of 3)

Homemade Smashing S’mores

I know summer is really coming when I start to crave all things chocolate, marshmallow, and graham. Don’t get me wrong: I am totally smitten with the s’mores combo any time of year, but there’s something special about the warm nights of summer that really get me in the marshmallow roasting kind of mood. To make matters worse? One of the super lovely gifts we received for our wedding shower last weekend (I’ll share more on that soon!) was a fire pit. Now all I want to do is sit in the backyard, cocktail in one hand and a gooey, sticky s’more in the other.

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Spaghetti Carbonara

I love making and sharing desserts, but sometimes I worry that you will get the wrong idea. We don’t subsist on cake alone. Luckily (unluckily?) what you see here is more indicative of the foods that grace our table more often that not. Spaghetti carbonara is one of those dishes I always thought must be saved for restaurant eating. The dreamy combination is surely too difficult to make at home with any regularity. Until I got a craving for spaghetti carbonara that just wouldn’t quit. I wanted that crunchy bacon with the creamy pasta and the bite from the Parmesan cheese. So I took to the Internet, found myself a recipe, and haven’t stopped making it since.

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Baked Cinnamon Doughnuts

In case you’re sleeping in on this Memorial Day and haven’t thought about breakfast, I wanted to offer up these delicious little baked cinnamon doughnuts. They’re so easy to throw together: no waiting for butter to soften and  no frosting to make. Only 20 minutes stand between you and freshly baked cinnamon doughnuts, and I could not be happier about that fact.

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Italian Cream Cupcakes

Remember the lemon blackberry cupcakes I made last week? These fun little guys are the part 2 of my wedding cupcake testing adventures. Our friend Kat asked specifically for these Italian cream cupcakes, telling me how much she loved the flavor. She sent me a photo on Pinterest, and I started doing a little more research. Apparently Italian cream cakes are a pretty popular thing! But as widely varied as my cake experience is, I’d never actually had one before now. And my, was I seriously missing out.

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Challah French Toast

After making (and eating plenty of) last week’s challah, I still had half a loaf slowly getting stale on my counter. It would have been too sad to let such a pretty bread go to waste, so I knew I had to use it up somehow. Leftover bread can be used in so many things, so I started ticking through my options. Bread pudding? Ehh. Croutons? Maybe. Panzanella? Not feeling it. Challah French toast? Omg, yes.

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