Dessert

the finished cake!

Happy Mother’s Day! This red velvet layer cake with cream cheese frosting and berries was a combination birthday/Mother’s Day cake. I tend to be more of a cupcake girl, but when it comes to a celebration, this cake is perfect. It’s attractive, but not fussy. It’s sweet, but not overly sweet. And because you can [...]

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Orange Macarons

by Sara on May 5, 2011

orange macarons

Happy Birthday to me! I’ve never really been one to call attention to myself – quite the opposite, actually – so for me to even wish myself a happy birthday via the Internet is a little odd. But you know what? Life is short and worth celebrating, and you better believe that includes birthdays. This [...]

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Happy Easter!

by Sara on April 23, 2011

glazed cinnamon swirl bread

So I’m a day early, but in case you’re looking for an idea for an easy Easter breakfast, I wanted to share a simple recipe that’s easy to customize. I happen to love the cinnamon swirl in this bread, but you can very easily substitute some orange zest and dried cranberries, lemon zest and blueberries [...]

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Easter Egg Cookies with Royal Icing

by Sara on April 18, 2011

easter egg sugar cookies with royal icing

When my brother and I were kids, we went through a phase where every night, we retreated to the basement to work on our paintings. Were we blessed with artistic talent? Well, no. We worked on paint-by-number pictures. Before you laugh, allow me to explain why I’m telling this story now. Friday night, during my [...]

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