I am so excited for this post I don’t know how to start it! In the year and a half that I’ve had this blog, I’ve hosted giveaways. I’ve done some group blog parties, but never in all the time I’ve been plugging away at this blog, have I participated in something as monumental and huge as #BrunchWeek… [Read more...]
I’m always amazed at how much I take for granted. Until recently, I didn’t fully wrap my head around the challenges associated with gluten intolerance and Celiac’s disease. As someone who consumes gluten, I never scoured food labels looking for hidden ingredients. I could eat anywhere without fear of cross contamination of my food that could send me to the hospital. And, most notably, I could open most baking cookbooks and follow the recipe without making substitutions or doing crazy math conversions. It’s also highly probable that I’d have all the ingredients on hand, including “all-purpose” flour, which would work in nearly all the recipes I’d find on the cookbooks lining my shelves. All this changed pretty recently… [Read more...]
As I have discovered this month, sometimes the best things to come out of the kitchen happen as a result of keeping things simple. From miniaturizing banoffee pie in less than 6 steps to DIY takes on classic snacks to surprisingly simple homemade Reese’s peanut butter eggs, my March has been filled with tasty treats without a lot of hassle. In keeping with this theme, I thought I’d end the month with another holiday treat that’s quick to make, adorable to look at and (best of all!) a fun way to get your kids into the kitchen with you: Chocolate Covered Oreo Chicks for Easter!
And because the all-pictures banoffee pie post was a hit, I thought I’d also show you these chocolate covered oreo chicks in pictures. They’re just that easy to make! Read on for the recipe & instructions… [Read more...]
My name is Kelly and I am a peanut butter cup addict. It may have started when in 7th grade when I had to come up with a math lesson for class and taught my peers how to triple a batch of peanut butter squares with algebra and actual baked goods… but only half of them made it to class [whoopsie]. Really, though, I should have seen the signs earlier, like when, at age 8 I asked my dad to buy me an entire box of Reese’s cups from BJ’s or, at 6 when I shamelessly pilfered Reese’s peanut butter eggs from my sister’s Easter basket when she wasn’t looking. I
had have a problem.
When I get stressed, I eat my feelings. I wish I were the type of gal who dons overpriced workout gear and goes for marathon-length runs, sprinting like a sweatless gazelle at the first hint of anxiety. Or one who reorganized their already-meticulous Pinterest-replica pantry when life even hinted that it might throw a punch or two. After nearly 28 years of being me, I can say with immense certainty: I am going to be neither of those women. I am one who finds solace in a spoon dripping with caramel sauce straight from the jar, who hugs a carton of ice cream instead of another human being, who finds carb catharsis and who stocks up on emergency cheese in all shapes and textures.
“Emergency cheese?! What’s that?” you might ask. Well, dear reader, let me explain… [Read more...]
Valentine’s Day is an extremely polarizing holiday. It pins people into two camps: those who celebrate and those who protest the holiday. Those who celebrate do so at varying intensities, from simple card-givers to those who make elaborate shows of affection by carpeting their domiciles in red roses or buying teddy bears the size of small planets. The protestors are nearly as apparent in their stance on February 14th. I’ve been the audience to many a tirade about the commercialization of love and how the greeting card industry is to blame for the materialism behind Valentine’s Day. [Read more...]
When I come home to Connecticut, a few things are certain… [Read more...]