Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

September 20th, 2018

Today we are going to be making pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to get our taste buds ready for fall! Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my favorite, so our crew thought to throw some pumpkin puree and spices into the mix to get us in the festive mood.  We all know I love everything having to do with fall, but what I especially love about this season is getting to bake up all the apples, squashes and pumpkins New England farmers are harvesting. You might remember our apple baking videos from last year which you can watch here, here and…

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…

5 Pizza Places to Visit in Connecticut

April 20th, 2018

I was inspired to create this post, last week when Matt and I were in Dallas. We were chatting with some friends and they wanted to know, besides seafood, what was the best dish to order in New England. Valid question right and  I quickly realized no one does pizza like New England, well besides Chicago, so I told her to give me a week and I’d report back with a whole list.  Once I finalized my list, I decided I might as well share it with all of you and all I can say is, I miss New…

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.

OOEY GOOEY S’MORES BARS

November 10th, 2017

 Recipe & Photos by: Jamie, from Treats & Trends November is my favorite time to bundle up in layers and head outside to roast some s’mores with my youngest sister Tessa. In fact, we did exactly that this past weekend! We pulled on our holiday socks and spent over three hours outside in freezing November air, which you can see in this blog post here. However recently it’s gotten a little too cold to cozy up by the fire, so I was delighted when Jamie suggested a recipe to bring the s’mores indoors. Correct me if I’m wrong, but can we all…

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…