Homemade Kolaczki

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Kolaczki are a delicious cookie with roots in central Europe.  I’m not sure if it’s like this anywhere else, but its a big tradition for folks in Chicago to make these with their families during Christmas time so I decided to try these out on my own! They are so easy and simple – the […]

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My Go To Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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It’s pumpkin season and who doesn’t love a good pumpkin bread!? With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to share my “go to” recipe for pumpkin bread – it comes from the amazing food blogger Jenn Segal who blogs at Once Upon A Chef. Her recipes are fantastic ! As a former chef most of her […]

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Rustic Plum Galette

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I tried out another pastry dough recipe and made a Plum Galette that turned out phenomenally. Each time I bake I learn something new so read on to find out what I’ll do differently next time I make this rustic treat! The recipe I used came from Simply Recipes  – head on over there for the […]

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Apple Rose Mini Pies

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I made these delicious Apple Rose Mini Pies last weekend and am so thrilled with how they turned out. This was my first time dealing with pastry dough so I was nervous and also skeptical that I could get the beautiful rose shape, but its really easy. Read more to find out my lessons learned […]

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Garden Fresh Zucchini Bread

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Last week was spent visiting family back East and hiking in the Adirondacks and boy did we have fun! I’ve got to gather my thoughts and photos before posting memories from the trip, but in between unpacking, catching up on work, and a friend’s wedding – I fit in some homemaking and baked a delicious […]

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Lemon Blueberry Tart

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Its been a fun and busy summer for Ted and me! This weekend we went camping in Wisconsin with a good group of friends and spent some time outdoors. We didn’t get much sleep and I’m currently covered in bug bites but we had lots of a laughs with the company we were with!  On […]

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Green Tea Frozen Yogurt

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There is nothing better than ice cream in the summertime! I love going for walks on warm summer nights and finishing the day with a cool ice cream. Lately I’ve been much more health conscious and wanted to try out a healthy alternative to ice cream and tried out this homemade Green Tea frozen yogurt. […]

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Petite Treats: Raspberry Matcha Tart

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Raspberries were on sale this weekend and I’ve had an old box full of matcha powder sitting at home — so it was the perfect time to make a raspberry matcha tart that I’ve been seeing on Pinterest for awhile. This recipe comes from Hungry Rabbit – so head on over there for the directions and details. […]

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Petite Treats: Orange and Lavender Tart

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Well…I had to fight for this one. This orange lavender tart was a slightly more complicated recipe than my last adventure with tarts – but I think I made it through! This recipe comes from Food52 – so head on over there for the details and directions! It’s a perfect tart for March as it marries orangey wintertime flavors with […]

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Petite Treats: Pear Tart

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I’m starting a new blog series called “petite treats” (#petitetreats) and it is going to feature exactly what you would think —  my adventures in making beautiful sweets!  I’m not really a cake or cookies person but love fruit filled sweets like tarts and pies – so that’s what I’m going to focus on. This […]

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