Homemade Tortilla Chips

Aaaah here we are. The sun is shining and that summer breeze is splashing your face with the warm sunny air. This kind of weather calls for a strong icy margarita and a big bowl of crispy chips with loaded guacamole! Put me next to the water with a cool drink and a snack and […]

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Bakes, Recipes

The Best Carrot Cake

What kicks off the fall transitioning into winter season better than a warm, spicy-full carrot cake? My earliest memories of carrot cake are “EW!”. As a kid I remember dry, crumbly carrot chunk-filled cake covered with thick sugary icing. Well, we have changed the game with this recipe. Because of these vivid carrot memories  I […]

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I’m just a girl, standing in front of a salad, asking it to be a donut.




Molasses Cookies Made Simple and Easy

Since we will be drinking loads of hot chocolate this holiday season we should probably find something to balance that out. The first thing that comes to mind is a large bucket of marshmallows topped with whipped cream, sprinkles and chocolate syrup. As you down that glorious and oh so practical cup of hot chocolate, […]

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Bakes, Holiday

Rotten Apples

On our spooky creepy journey around Halloween I can’t help but dive deep into the need to bake up a disgustingly delicious treat. There is something about this time of the year where creativity is encouraged and the decrepit has no limits. On a recent trip to my local orchard the rotting apples below the […]

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Bakes, Recipes

Orange Puffs: To Choux or Not to Choux

noun,  plural choux [shooz for 1; shoo for 2] /ʃuz for 1; ʃu for 2/. Or, “shoe” for the non-French speaking among us. Once again I stumbled upon this dandy little recipe card from my grandma’s recipe tin. Having never made choux pastry before the fact that it was named Orange Puff made it far less intimidating. My only familiarity with choux […]

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Hidden Surprise: Cedarburg, WI

  The week of 4th of July my husband and I finagled a fantastic full week off from work! We did a lot of fun things around town but one of our favorite discoveries was a small town in Wisconsin. Being from this state I have traveled all around, but had never been to this […]

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