Category Archives: Recipes

Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

July 4th, 2018

Today we are going to be making a strawberry cake with  cream frosting for the Fourth of July! As always this recipe is not my own but is from the blog Elisabeth & Butter, she’s one of my favorite food bloggers to follow, and you can check out her blog and other summer recipes here. Okay now back to this delicious cake!  Fourth of July is actually my favorite holiday, and to be honest I think it’s 50% due to the nautical color pallet and 50% due to the food. I love all the berries and food New England…

Easter Egg Coconut Cake

March 27th, 2018

With Easter being this weekend and all, I felt like it was time to share my favorite dessert from the holiday…coconut cake. I’m a huge fan of coconut, but I think coconut cake takes the gold for me personally. I mean whether you’re a fan of coconut or not, this cake is deadly, just skip forward to the ingredients and you’ll see. I specifically love the food combination of almond extract and coconut, it gives the entire cake a lightness that makes it perfect to enjoy with a cup of hot coffee.  This cake is a tradition in…

Strawberry Stuffed Heart Cupcakes

February 6th, 2018

We are officially one week away from Valentine’s Day guys, and I honestly can’t wait. I know a lot of people have a rocky relationship with this feeling-themed holiday, but I just love every moment of it! Personally, I use it as a reminder to simply appreciate the people I love in my life. Now Matt is great and all but I think Valentine’s Day extends past romantic relationships, for instance, I always try to text my best friends a sweet message or mail my Mom a card. I have so many friends that will try to give me…

Quick & Easy Holiday Appetizers with Willow Tree

December 15th, 2017

SHOP WILLOW TREE PREMIUM CHICKEN DIPS HERE  I am pretty steadfast when it comes to hosting friends and family, during the holiday season. Whether we are gathering around the TV for a Christmas movie or around a massive pile of presents for our annual Yankee swaps, no party is complete without good tidings and most importantly food. This is where the hostess comes in, am I right? Now, as I stated earlier hosting friends and family is really one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. I love seeing friendly faces walk through our front door and…

Holiday Ice Cream Bar with Graeter’s

December 4th, 2017

Tis the season to throw dieting to the wind and indulge in your favorite tastes and sweets of the season. While candy canes and gingerbread men might be the typical go-to holiday items for your Christmas party, I prefer treating guests to a festive holiday ice cream bar for all to remember. Whenever I start preparing for my annual holiday ice cream bar, I always go out in search of my favorite ice cream brand, Graeter’s. I honestly can’t get enough of this family-owned ice cream brand, and if you haven’t heard of them before you might recognize their beautiful packaging from your recent trip to the grocery store.

Last Moment Apple Cider Sangria

November 22nd, 2017

Pitcher || Beverage Dispenser Base || Glasses || Wine || Original Recipe Found Here With Thanksgiving being exactly one day away, our crew wanted to step in and share a last moment sangria recipe with you all. Thanksgiving is all about coming together, sharing the delicious seasonal food and giving thanks; so I knew I wanted to incorporate a drink that would satisfy all ages while embraces the seasonal tastes of New England fall.  At first, I was looking into maple old fashions but felt much more confident in pleasing all party guests by preparing this Last Moment Apple Cider…

Five ways to eat the apples you picked this fall!

October 25th, 2017

Kitchen Aid || Cutting Board || Apple Crisp Dish ||   Everyone can agree that once October hits, you’ll see New Englander after New Englander tying up their L.L Bean Duck Boots to head out to one of our many plentiful apple orchards. To be honest, it’s by far my favorite way to celebrate fall, and let’s all admit publishing an apple orchard Instagram is a way of passage when it comes to celebrating fall.    I think we all have such lovely memories around this time of year, and since my family works with farmers often, I love getting the chance to support and…

PUMPKIN CUPCAKES WITH BROWN BUTTER BUTTERCREAM

September 25th, 2017

 Recipe & Photos by: Jamie, from Treats & Trends Last week, marked the official start of autumn, and I wanted to share a little seasonal inspiration with you all, in food form! Like most people, fall is Matt and I’s favorite time of year. I especially like embracing fall’s seasonal scents while Matt’s obsession with fall comes from, well do I even have to say it,…football.  This weekend we had an equal share of both. I was busy in the kitchen making these cupcakes, which…I must say I had to resist eating the frosting straight out of the piping bag….

Coffee Popsicles with Chocolate Drizzle

August 28th, 2017

 Recipe & Photos by: Jamie, from Treats & Trends Matt & I have officially landed back in the USA, after spending over eight days in Ireland, and we’re ready to tackle this week. However, I’m the first to admit that I’m really not that great at managing jet lag. You might have already noticed, as today’s post is going live at 5 PM instead of 5 AM (oops). Generally, I need a solid eight hours of GOOD sleep (not plane sleep), anything less and I seem to become way more susceptible to feeling groggy, stressed, and overall anxious.  So to…

SAMOAS-INSPIRED LAYER CAKE

July 26th, 2017

 Recipe & Photos by: Jamie, from Treats & Trends Believe it or not, this week marks the end of July and also my dad’s birthday. I really wanted to find something special to whip up, so I contacted my friend, Jamie, from Treats and Trends, & asked for her most decadent cake recipe on file.  & then she sent me a link to this cake, and the rest is history.  Okay, I know I’m not the only one here, who stocks up on enough Girl Scout cookies for the plague. Here’s a true story, when my sister was in Girl Scouts my mom…