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Bars

St. Patrick’s Day Treats

A bar made out of lucky charms and bailey's marshmallows on a round white plate

When I lived in Louisville, the St. Patrick’s Day parade was one of my favorite days of the year.  Since moving to Boston, though, I have avoided the parade.  I hear it gets a bit rowdy in Southie! But the chaos of the celebrations doesn’t keep me from making a delicious themed dessert every year! And you know I love a good theme!  Two years ago I made this to-die-for Irish Coffee Cake with Irish whiskey, and last year I made these super fun Pots O’ Gold with Guinness.  I decided to change it up again this year to make these insanely easy St. Patrick’s Day treats! They’re like a Rice Krispie treat, but instead of Rice Krispies, they use Lucky Charms, and instead of marshmallows, you make a homemade Bailey’s fluff! Continue Reading

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Breads

Cafe au Lait Bread Pudding

Cafe au Lait Bread Pudding in a white bowl with an orange rim next to a small white bowl of cafe au lait sauce, all surrounded by mardi gras beads, with a Cafe du Monde coffee can in the background

Fat Tuesday is this week and I’ve never been to Mardis Gras, but I absolutely love New Orleans.  The city is so fun and so beautiful and the food is unreal. Of course, my initial thought for a Mardis Gras recipe was a King cake, but I wanted to give it my own little twist. I also considered a beignet because it’s basically my favorite food in New Orleans. But I also want to keep my recipes as easy as possible.  When I look at a recipe, even though I love baking, if it looks difficult or time-consuming I procrastinate on making it and then end up buying a box at the last minute.  Some of it is probably that I love sweets way too much and just want the final product to be ready! But a lot of it is because I live in a tiny apartment with a teeny tiny kitchen and a complicated recipe is stressful.  Especially when I know I can make something just as good with a lot less stress! Continue Reading

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Pies

Bourbon Molasses Chocolate Pecan Pie

A slice of Bourbon Molasses Chocolate Pecan Pie on a white square plate

Boston is one of the most historical cities in the U.S. and as you walk through the city it is so apparent.  There are so many historical sites.  So many, in fact, that there is a walking trail you can follow through the city to hit some of the biggest historical spots.  There’s the Boston Tea Party, and Paul Revere, and the Boston Massacre. There’s the Bunker Hill Monument, the U.S.S. Constitution, and the Boston Common.  There’s Harvard University and Fenway Park. Every single thing in Boston has quite a history.  But there is a much lesser known story in Boston’s history.  More specifically, in the North End of Boston (also known as Boston’s Little Italy). Continue Reading

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Brownies

Stout Beer Football Brownies

Stout Beer Football Super Bowl Brownies

I cannot believe it’s already 2019.  2018 was such a great year.  Like any year, it definitely had some big downs, but it also had a lot of ups.  I have a lot of high hopes for 2019. It seems like as soon as January 1st hit, the stores were covered in pink and red and Valentine’s day was everywhere.  And I love Valentine’s day.  It’s one of my favorite holidays!  But before Valentine’s day gets here, we have another exciting holiday: Super Bowl Sunday! Super Bowl Sunday is all about beer, football, and food, so I have combined all of those things to bring you the perfect Super Bowl Brownies: Stout Beer Football Brownies.

Four Stout Beer Football Super Bowl Brownies on a long, rectangular plate Continue Reading

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Sweet

Hot Cocoa Rolls

Hot Cocoa Rolls fresh out of the oven

I didn’t celebrate Christmas growing up. I got my first Christmas tree after I moved in with my best friend when I was in law school. I first celebrated Christmas with my now-husband a year or two into our relationship.  I had this picture in my head of what waking up on Christmas morning should be like: wake up, look out the window to see if it had snowed, bake cinnamon rolls (from the tube, of course) and brew coffee while we sit on the floor in our PJs and bathrobes and exchange gifts. Continue Reading

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