Happy summer! I am so glad summer is finally here. My favorite thing about summer is the abundance of fruit. I get so burnt out on apples in the fall and winter, so when the bright, colorful fruits start popping up I get so excited. One of my favorite summer flavors is peach.
I created this cupcake a few years back for a good friend’s birthday. Her favorite beverage is a bourbon peach sweet tea (I’m from the south!) and I decided to recreate that drink as a cupcake. Continue Reading
The day before Derby is known as Oaks Day, and the Oaks race is the big race for female horses. People get all done up in lots of pink, and there’s a big fashion show, and it’s a super fun day! And just like the Derby has the Mint Julep, the Oaks has the Lily. In my personal opinion, the Lily is a far superior drink to the Mint Julep. It’s cranberry juice, vodka, triple sec, and sweet and sour. Not too sweet, but just sweet enough.
Happy Derby Day!!! Nothing like getting a Derby recipe up ON Derby Day! This is the third Derby themed dessert I tested before I finally got a successful recipe. But it doesn’t have to be Derby to enjoy these little guys!
When we lived in Louisville, the St. Patrick’s Day parade day was one of my favorite days of the year. It seems like everyone in the city comes out for that parade. And to make it even more fun, it usually coincides with March Madness basketball, which is such a big deal in Louisville. Here in Boston, the parade is much larger, usually much colder, and I hear it’s a bit rowdier. I have yet to attend a Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade, but it seems like quite the event!
I love Valentine’s Day! I know it’s known as a “Hallmark Holiday,” but I love a holiday about LOVE! Growing up, Valentine’s Day was the holiday where my parents would hide candy and cards all over the house, and all day my brother and I would continue to find new surprises. It was one of my favorite holiday traditions and one I try to continue with my husband and dogs each year. (Yes, my dogs get treats too!) Continue Reading