My New Favorite Things



Typography cake from A Subtle Revelry – my two favorite things! Words + Cake

Creme brulee cupcakes from Cooking Classy – what’s better than combining two of your favorite things?

Going natural with your Easter egg designs from Lots of DIY – such a neat idea!

Oatmeal Waffle Cookies with Mexican Chocolate from Dinner was Delicious – cookies in a waffle iron! Genius!

Basically everything about Thug Kitchen – warning, the language is a foul but hilarious 180 from your typical food blog.


Coconut Tres Leches Cake with Lemon Whipped Cream

Can we talk about how it was 72 degrees yesterday? And I wore flip flops? And my toes saw the sun for the first time in 6 months?

Coconut Tres Leches Cake with Lemon Cream - Easter Dessert?


Because that was awesome.

Soon it will be time to eat all my meals outside (when possible), curse the wind because it keeps blowing my skirt up and I’m not wearing thermal leggings because it isn’t -40 degrees outside, and bust out the SPF 50. Continue reading

My New Favorite Things


Lemon Herb Ricotta Agnolotti from Happyolks. Lemon + Pasta = perfection.

This Croissant Loaf from Not Without Salt. Like a big loaf of cronut!

These tips from Joy the Baker on How to be the Best Food Blogger of All. Hilarious!

Blueberry Almond Cream Scones from Hungry Girl Por Vida. Dreamy flavor combo.

Peach Frozen Yogurt and Basil Snickerdoodle Sandwiches from Desserts for Breakfast. I’m so pretending it’s summer right now.

Coconut Macaroon Cake with Chocolate Ganache from A Passing Fancy. Like an ultra-delicious Almond Joy on steroids.

Raw Citrus Cream Cakes from Oh, Ladycakes. So gorgeous!

How to Make Lemon Curd from Scratch

When life gives you lemons, screw the lemonade (unless you add some gin). Make some lemon curd.

Homemade lemon curd // The Culinary Capers

I had never made lemon curd before, but it was the easiest thing on the planet.

You’re going to see a lot of lemony-freshness coming soon on this blog because my lovely grandpa sent me some lemons from his home in Arizona.

And when your grandpa sends you lemons from his own garden, you really want to make something special with them. Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Layered Torte with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

Yes, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. And yes, most things in life right now are green and minty.

But I’m gonna go ahead and do a 180. I’m bringing you peanut butter.

Chocolate peanut butter layer torte

And if you’ve ever had the unfortunate experience of brushing your teeth after you’ve had peanut butter toast for breakfast, you know exactly how much peanut butter and mint don’t go together.

Not quite as bad as mint and orange juice, that’s truly the worst. But PB + Mint made a really good run for 2nd place.

Why did I ignore everything green, minty, Bailey’s, and Guinness to bring you this chocolatey, peanut buttery goodness instead?

Because apparently I am really bad at being Irish this year. Like I forgot to wear green today, bad. Continue reading

Bacon, Egg, and Cranberry Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast sandwiches are my new obsession. Breakfast really, is my new obsession, but more that on later.

Bacon, Egg, and Cranberry Breakfast Sandwich // The Culinary Capers

I’ve been trying really hard to work more protein into my breakfasts. Greek yogurt, some peanut butter, those are all easy to pair with tasty carbs, but when it comes to bacon and eggs, I was never really a believer.

But if you top it with something sweet, and smush it between a toasted English muffin, I am so there. Continue reading