that time I learned how to make sushi (sponsored post)

that time I learned how to make sushi (sponsored post)

June 30th, 2015

I am so excited to share a new YouTube series presented by Ford: Switch It Up! This is a fun new show that follows experts in their field as they try something they’ve never done before. You can watch the latest episode right here, and see how Merrill Stubbs of Food 52 challenged Joanna Hawley […]

READ MORE

milk bar chocolate malt cake!

milk bar chocolate malt cake!

June 26th, 2015

Yeah – so I guess THIS was not my longest post, ever. This one is. And it’s TOTALLY worth it. Since I started making the Birthday Layer Cake from the incredible Milk Bar cookbook, I’ve been dying to try another one. I love the use of the cake ring, the different layers and textures of crumb […]

READ MORE

favor-“ette”: a few berry tips

favor-"ette": a few berry tips

June 23rd, 2015

It’s officially summer – which means the berries (blue, straw, rasp, black) are coming fast and furiously into my kitchen. As does the “berry stress”. You know what I mean – do I rinse them right away, or as needed? Do I leave them in the original package or transfer? Store them covered or open? And […]

READ MORE

balls, bites & bars: chocolate granola bars

balls, bites & bars: chocolate granola bars

June 18th, 2015

Much like the toasted coconut bars from last month, these bars definitely do NOT taste like the same-old same-old granola-y energy bars that we all know too well. These had me at hello – fudgy, chewy and adapting to a range of mix-ins. But this one took a little tweaking. The first batch was good […]

READ MORE

“hey natalie jean”: a book review

"hey natalie jean": a book review

June 16th, 2015

If you’ve been hanging out here for some time, you know what a big (big!) fan I am of Natalie Holbrook – and her blog, Hey Natalie Jean. I read a lot of blogs, and though many come and go, Natalie’s is one that I a) never skip, and b) never regret spending time with. […]

READ MORE

here, there and everywhere

here, there and everywhere

June 9th, 2015

Hey all! It recently occurred to me that you *may* not know that I am writing for some other sites now (in addition to Babble)! And when this post – which I want you all to get to RIGHT NOW – went live, I realized it was time to fix that, stat. Aren’t these divine? […]

READ MORE

j/j/a15 capsule wardrobe!

j/j/a15 capsule wardrobe!

June 4th, 2015

SO excited to be sharing my next capsule with you all – mainly because I’m thrilled to be wearing some new/different clothes! This one only totaled out to 35 pieces (and even that felt like a lot as I look at it all), with a slightly different breakdown than the last capsule: tops (12), bottoms (8), shoes […]

READ MORE

cookie jar: homemade fig newtons

cookie jar: homemade fig newtons

June 1st, 2015

I don’t know about you, but there are definitely certain foods that say “summer” to me. Specifically, “summer at the beach”. Peaches. Cut-up cantaloupe. Chocolate chip cookies. Turkey/swiss  sandwiches (with mustard AND mayo). Iced tea. Cape Cod potato chips. And Fig Newtons. I will never pass up a Fig Newton at any time of year, […]

READ MORE

a/m15 capsule wardrobe – wrapping up & some links!

a/m15 capsule wardrobe - wrapping up & some links!

May 29th, 2015

Monday is June 1st and my first “capsule” is almost over. And I cannot WAIT to wear some new clothes! While I originally opted to do a 2-month capsule (versus 3, as Caroline does) to prevent getting overwhelmed, it turned out to be the right call for sure. There’s no way I would want to […]

READ MORE

legoland discovery center at ridge hill!

legoland discovery center at ridge hill!

May 26th, 2015

Noah loves – LOVES – Legos. And I love Ridge Hill. So when we found ourselves with a Friday off recently I decided to take him over for a morning at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. We had a great time! Much in the style of Disney, even the tiniest details have been given careful attention. From the […]

READ MORE

css.php