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Cookies

Cast Iron Cookie

When my husband and I finally decided to spend our wedding gift cards, probably like 2 years after our wedding, one of our purchases was cast iron skillets.  We got a really large one, and then a smaller 8″ one.  My husband spent a lot of time learning how to care and maintain them and learned that we should have separate cast irons for savory and sweet. We agreed that the large one would be savory and the small one would be sweet.  Because what one person would need more than 8 inches of skillet dessert?  (Oh wait, me. I would.)  Continue Reading

Cupcakes

Lily Cupcakes

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.

I love the look of a zested orange!

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Cupcakes

Thin Mint Cupcakes

Do you guys watch Scandal? I discovered it mid-Season 3 and immediately binge-watched the first two seasons on Netflix (I think I got through them all in, like, 2 weeks) and impatiently waited for the third season to be available for binging.  Once I caught up, I watched weekly…religiously.  I could not get enough.

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Cakes

Irish Coffee Cake

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!

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Bars

Butterscotch Blondies

Last weekend I ran a 5 mile race.  I never considered myself to be a runner, and I am by no means a fast runner.  But I ran this race at a much faster pace than my standard pace, and I was very proud of myself.

After the race I went to breakfast with my dear, sweet friends, who are constantly motivating and inspiring me, and we stopped at a Starbucks for coffees.  My friend convinced me that I had to try the smoked butterscotch latte.  I had been intrigued by this menu item, but had never been able to bring myself to try it.  I agreed that this was the morning to try it.  YOU GUYS. If you haven’t had this drink go to Starbucks right now and get it.  It is so good.

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