Brown derby cake

Not a lot of people know that I used to live in New Jersey. In fact, I spent the first half of my childhood in…

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Vanilla bean cupcakes with vanilla bean buttercream

As you all know, my daughter Addison turned 2 last weekend. Since I constantly bring treats into her daycare, I knew that this day would…

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Brown butter sugar cookies

I’ve been seeing more and more recipes out there with brown butter. Brown butter ice cream. Brown butter sauce (usually over a filled pasta like…

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Vanilla bean macarons with Biscoff filling

A bunch of my online foodie friends wanted to create macarons, but some were just intimidated by the thought of it. We decided to challenge…

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Happy 2nd birthday to Addison

This past year has flown by like no other. Our daughter, Addison, turns 2 today.  Both sets of her grandparents, as well as her aunt,…

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Dark chocolate buttermilk pie

Riddle me this. Why is it that containers of buttermilk sold in the store come in ginormous quantities?  Do manufacturers think that we drink buttermilk…

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Hershey’s chocolate mint dessert (aka cool mint dessert)

How many of you remember you (or your mom or other family member) saving and cutting out UPCs and sending them in to get a…

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