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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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Pies

Party Pie

I majored in math in college so as a (formerly) mathematic baker I feel an obligation to celebrate Pi Day.  But let’s be honest, Pi Day isn’t about pi…it’s about PIE!!! Pi Day this year was especially exciting because Pi Day also brought Winter Storm Stella. Snow days are perfect baking days, but when a snow day and Pi Day collide…that’s fate!   Continue Reading

Bars

Maple Rice Krispie Treats

I’m a sucker for anything maple.  Living in New England I am constantly enticed by various maple items from lattes to meats to donuts. And I’ve tried them all! And they’re almost always delicious.  But the go to maple is, of course, maple syrup, which is the perfect breakfast condiment.  I’m not usually a huge fan of breakfast foods, but the breakfast foods that are most often accompanied by maple syrup are my favorites. Continue Reading

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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Cupcakes

Strawberries & Champagne Nutella Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

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