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{Where to Shop Wednesday} Colette Paperie

It’s been a while since I’ve done a w-t-s post! I’m back at it this week with a totally non-food related suggestion for you all…Colette Paperie. I love witty cards…both getting them and sending them. Last year I found Keli last year at the Handmade Arcade and stood at her table cracking up for a […]

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Red, White & Blue Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Happy 4th of July! Even though the weather is a bit gloomy in Pittsburgh this year, this is still one of my favorite holidays. All of the picnic foods and themed drinks and desserts just make me happy. Not to mention all of the pretty fire works and fires and marshmallow roasting that happens after […]

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Vanilla Layer Cake with Raspberry Filling & White Chocolate Buttercream

So this one time, I made a wedding cake… …and turned out really great! Last June (a year ago yesterday!) I made this lovely cake for one of the loveliest ladies I know, my sister-in-law Lauren. Her wedding was so glam and clean and feminine. I was honored to make this cake and was totally […]

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Blackberry Mint Lemonade

If this glass of refreshingly awesome lemonade doesn’t just scream summer, I don’t know what does. Last weekend we spent an entire, very hot, summer day outside doing yard work and playing. I immediately thought that a tall glass of homemade lemonade would be the perfect drink to have sitting on our porch. My mint […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

Bite sized pies!  They are adorable, and tasty.  Less work than making a full sized pie, but tastes just as good.  Winning.  This Handheld Pies cookbook is so fun…I’d like to make everything in there. My pies leaked some of the filling, so they weren’t as plump and juicy.  Next time I’ll have to be […]

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First Birthday Fun!

Connor’s First Birthday was May 20th.  Hold on, let me get my megaphone…ONE!!!  How did I blink and a my tiny baby is a toddler???  We celebrated with close family and friends on Memorial Day weekend.  It was a blast. Party planning is my crack, it’s almost therapeutic for me.  The ability to create something […]

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Buttermilk Pie

Lauren made this delicious pie for Mother’s Day brunch and I just had to share.  It was really delicious.  We had no idea what to expect, but it was the perfect balance of sweetness and creaminess.  It was perfect with a plate of fresh berries…we skipped the whipped cream.  We all felt it was a […]

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Asparagus & Gruyere Quiche with Hash Brown Crust {Gluten Free!}

Holy cow.  People, this quiche is amazing.  It’s easy.  It’s delicious.  There’s no flour in it.  Triple win. I made this for Mother’s Day brunch and it was perfect.  I felt a little bit like I was serving lunch at a French restaurant, paired with a lightly dressed salad.  Can you tell I loved it? […]

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Love to the Mamas

Last Mother’s Day I was reallly pregnant.  How can you be reallly pregnant, you ask?  Imagine that you put on about 30 pounds, your body temperature consistently feels like at oven, and your ankles are so swollen that it looks like your calves ate them.  Sounds awesome, eh?  I was in that weepy part of […]

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Buttermilk Birthday Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

Matt’s birthday was last month, and despite the fact that life was chaotic that week, I made up for my negligence with a yummy cake a few days late.  He claims that his favorite cake is plain vanilla with store bought chocolate frosting…yes the kind from a jar.  He has a wife that makes from-scratch […]

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