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Tiramisu Amazeballs!

Tiramisu Amazeballs!

Story time! Hubs and I were at one of our favorite coffee shops last week and noticed a girl walk in with several samples of what looked like delicious goodies. Being totally normal and not at all creepy, I stared at her trays like a […]

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Greetings from the tiny kitchen! So this week, I wanted to get back to bread. I. Love. Bread. I do actually. So, I decided to ask my wonderful husband if he had any ideas. Without hesitation, he responded with Cinnamon Raisin Bread. This bread has […]

Lemon Cookie Bites

Lemon Cookie Bites

Hello people of the internet! You may or may not remember, but one of the things I’ve been wanting to work on lately is incorporating flavors other than chocolate in my baking. I know. You’re thinking, But Jessica. Why? Why on earth would you want to […]

S’mores Cupcakes: You’re killin’ me Smalls! Edition

S’mores Cupcakes: You’re killin’ me Smalls! Edition

Fourth of July is right around the corner. For Eric and me, that means we head to our friend’s lake house and kick it for a couple of days. We bring tons of food and beer and wine and unplug together. It’s one of my […]

Minty Brownies! :)

Minty Brownies! :)

Hello my lovely three dimensional people! Life has been just bonkers lately. I’ve been freelancing a bit around town and my schedule is, how shall we say, wonky. Last week-ish, I was planning my baking project for the week and was scrolling through some ideas […]

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hola all! Lately, I’ve been trying to up my game with all kinds of baking ventures. I’ve been experimenting with my cookies and brownies to try and isolate what works and what doesn’t AND I’ve been trying to conquer recipes that have eluded me in […]

Mapledoodles!

Mapledoodles!

One of the best things that happens in baking (and in life I guess) is when something run of the mill turns into something really special. This week, I went off the rails with these Snickerdoodles. Snickerdoodles are fantastic. They are Eric’s favorite cookie, and […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Hello all! May was completely insane for Eric and me. Between the last week of April and the last week in May we had 7 birthdays, Mother’s Day, a wedding (that I was in) and a dance recital I helped with backstage involving at least […]

Coconut Raspberry Scones: Classy Edition

Coconut Raspberry Scones: Classy Edition

Today is the day before one of my oldest and dearest friends gets married. I’m a couple hours out from heading to the rehearsal dinner and, as one is wont to do in times like this, I’ve been reminiscing about all the fun we’ve had […]

Pound Cake. Ode to a Pinterest Fail.

Pound Cake. Ode to a Pinterest Fail.

I’m not trying to offend anybody, but Martha Stewart is a lying liar. She is. I spent YEARS believing this woman from the east coast, with her accent and her blonde hair and her perfect lighting, held all the secrets to baking and entertaining. I know. She […]

Mother’s Day Edition! Aka: Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Mother’s Day Edition! Aka: Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Hey interweb world! It is no secret that I consider myself an incredibly fortunate person. I’ve written before about how great my friends are and how wonderful my husband is. Today, it’s all about the other ladies in my life. The moms. I have an […]

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

Alright. So most mornings when I get up and roll out to whatever job I have that day, I have pretty much the same breakfast. I have scrambled eggs and toast most days because I have to have some protein to start my day. However. […]

Cheesecake Stuffed Cupcakes

Cheesecake Stuffed Cupcakes

We are heading back to Sugar Town. One of my many random jobs involves helping out in theatrical productions when children are in shows and wrangling them backstage. I keep them quiet, I keep them in lines. I basically unleash all my teacher-ness to force […]

Cheddar Chive Bacon Biscuits

Cheddar Chive Bacon Biscuits

Lately, I’ve been accused of something pretty terrible. Something I certainly never intended. Something painful and, in my opinion, erroneous. I’ve been accused of trying to give everyone around me diabetes. Guys. It is not my intention to give you diabetes. I simply want to […]

Vanilla Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

Vanilla Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

Hey all! So in figuring out this week’s baking project, I was thinking about those desserts that are tried and true. Those things we all grab for in good times and bad. Those delightful confections that are hand held, portable and truly tempting in all […]

Fairie Velvet Cake

Fairie Velvet Cake

Last weekend was Easter Sunday and, as per usual for holidays, we had a big family dinner at my Mom’s house. Now, for us, family dinners are always a large affair. Ten people at dinner is nothing. We once had 35 for Thanksgiving and my […]

Sweet Potato Babka/Spring Bake/6 Hour Bread. WTF.

Sweet Potato Babka/Spring Bake/6 Hour Bread. WTF.

Hey kids. So it has been a bit since I’ve posted. Life’s been a bit nuts. My brother got married, I went to Chicago with some friends for a dear girl’s bachelorette, and of course, let’s not forget: Spring Break. Which shall from here out […]

Cinnamon Apple Bread

Cinnamon Apple Bread

Hello all from the world of my kitchen! Tomorrow is March 14. That is 3/14. That is Pie Day. Now, for days and days I’ve been thinking, I’m going to be a total bad ass and make a pie. From scratch! I can make my own […]

Galentines Day!

Galentines Day!

I am a very lucky lady. I have a wonderful family, a fantastic husband and some truly fabulous girlfriends. They have been there with me through all the ups and downs in my life, and they are my support system. I am known as the […]

Cake for Breakfast!

Cake for Breakfast!

So. Ok. Something about me. I’m a chocolate freak. I love chocolate. I would probably eat chocolate at every meal if it didn’t mean serious consequences. Recently, Eric and I were out with some friends and asked to see a dessert menu. There was nothing […]