Category Archives: Food

New Year’s Fondue

This is how we’re celebrating at my house ūüôā ¬†Chocolate + lots of things to dip in it. ¬†Happy New Year’s!

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Striped Halloween Shortbread Cookies

In honor of Halloween, I decided to do some holiday baking this weekend.¬† Multi-colored shortbread cookies really lend themselves to holiday baking because they pack a visual punch, are easier to make than they look, and are a flexible base … Continue reading

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Awesome Lemon Sugar Cookies

It’s important to have a few tried & true crowd-pleasing recipes you can pull out in a pinch and use to whip up something everyone will love.¬† Up until now, whenever I needed cookies everyone was pretty much guaranteed to … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Blueberry Rolls

Every now and then, I get a hankering for some cinnamon raisin bread.¬† However, the part I like the most is the cinnamon swirls.¬† The raisins are pretty “meh.”¬† Of course, when you bake it at home instead of getting … Continue reading

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The Secret to a Great Fruit Tart is Chocolate

The nice thing about fruit tarts is that they seem really impressive, but they can actually be made quite simply. ¬†I’ve experimented a lot with crusts and I’m going to share the crust I like the best. Crust 1 cup … Continue reading

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What is Rouladen?

My family’s roots are primarily German, and my grandparents/great-grandparents immigrated to the U.S. during a time when coming to America meant leaving the culture of your native country behind.¬† They came to the U.S. and went to a part of … Continue reading

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Holiday Weekends are the Best Kind of Weekends

There’s nothing quite like waking up on your second day off and realizing it’s only Saturday. ¬†Of course, we still had important things to do today, like deciding which direction to head first at the Renaissance Festival. Today I had … Continue reading

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