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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Drunk

Mint Julep Balls

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!


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Cakes, Cookies

Passover Cookie Cake

A lot of the people nearest and dearest to me have April birthdays.  When April birthdays fall on Passover, it’s particularly difficult to get creative.  Flourless chocolate cake and meringues seem to be fairly consistent desserts during Passover (though, real talk, those Passover boxed cake mixes are legit).  So when I saw that Molly Yeh would be posting a recipe for a chocolate chip cookie cake that is Kosher for Passover, I was over the moon excited to give it a go! Continue Reading

Travel de Liz

Final Four 2017 – Phoenix, AZ

My husband is a basketball coach.  Every year there is a conference for coaches in conjunction with the Final Four.  I went with my husband to Houston last year while he attended the conference and I explored the city.  It was so much fun that I decided I want to join him every year.  This year’s conference was in Phoenix.  I’ve never been to Phoenix so I wanted to be well prepared…to eat!

Phoenix Airport
And then there were four…

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Bars

COCOAnut Mini Egg Easter Basket Treats

Don’t be confused by the name – this is Cocoa Pebbles and coconut.  No nuts!

My family is Jewish so I never got Easter baskets as a child, but I always LOVED Easter candy.  Still do!  My favorites have always been Cadbury Creme Eggs and Cadbury Mini Eggs.  THE. BEST.  Unfortunately, the timing of Easter often coincides with Passover and the Passover dietary laws prohibit Easter candy…okay, not specifically Easter candy, but corn syrup is a no-no. Not only can you not eat it, but you can’t even have it in your house.

so thick!

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