To finish out our two-week European trip back in September, we spent a short amount of time in both Amsterdam and Bruges. We had two nights in each city, and really only about a day and a half total with each one. We probably could have used a little more time in Amsterdam, but Bruges we were able to max out with the time we had. Although they were very short visits, I’m glad we squeezed them in during our trip. [Read more…]
There have been a ton of blogger cookbooks coming out lately (like this one, this one and this one), which makes me extremely happy. I’ve got another one to share with you today by Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen. Hers was one of the first blogs I loved and one of many that inspired me to start my own. Her first book, Pancakes, is one of my absolute favorites and it’s what I always turn to when I’m in the mood for pancakes. The blueberry ricotta ones in there are to die for (just ask my mother-in-law Norrie; she’ll tell you ALL about them), and every other recipe I’ve tried in there has turned out super well. Her new book, The Year of Cozy, invites you into a year of her life with recipes, craft projects and general life ideas. There’s also a handful of photos of her adorable corgi, Amelia, who just so happens to be one of my favorite dogs of the internet. [Read more…]
Since 2014 was my first FULL year of blogging, I thought it would be fun to jump on the “Top Posts of…” bandwagon and share the most popular posts of the year. Just the top 6 – I didn’t want to overwhelm you guys. (Also, I don’t really post that often, at least compared to some bloggers …) You definitely have good taste because these were some of my favorites as well. Here we go: [Read more…]
Since I’m a crazy person who tries to schedule every minute of her days, I don’t usually end up with a spare moment to read cookbooks until the few minutes before I go to sleep. But – this actually gives me a solid way of judging how good a cookbook is: In those brief moments before I get too drowsy to continue reading, how hungry does it make me? With Joy Wilson’s new book, Homemade Decadence, I would not be hungry at all when I got into bed, but then suddenly be starving and have to put the book down so I wouldn’t be forced to escape to the kitchen to eat an entire jar of peanut butter. Those nights I went to bed dreaming of chocolate peanut butter pretzel cakes, sausage and blackberry breakfast pizza, and bourbon chocolate pecan pie bars. One night it went so far that, while I was half asleep, I asked Robert what kinds of pies he was making and if there was any left. Clearly this book went to my head. [Read more…]
Move over, pancakes – you’ve been replaced. Waffles have stolen the place in my heart that used to be heavily occupied by pancakes. (Sorry, Dad! I’ll still make you some.) [Read more…]
I pin a lot of recipes. I get irrationally sad and frustrated sometimes because I know I could never make all of them. These “Wish List” posts are a way for me to highlight some of the amazing recipes I would like to make, with each one focusing on a specific ingredient or type of food, etc. If you make something from here, please let me know! I will live vicariously through you.
Some of you may be sick of pumpkin, but Thanksgiving isn’t even over yet, so please excuse me for this.
I used to steer clear of pumpkin things, because all I ever really had it in was pumpkin pie. Well the thing is – I don’t really like pumpkin pie. Surprising, right? I know, I’m weird. Once I started getting really interested in cooking and following food blogs, my eyes were opened. Food bloggers are crazy! They’ll throw pumpkin in anything. I’m convinced that food bloggers look at the year in food seasons instead of traditional seasons. It’s not fall or autumn, people – it’s PUMPKIN SEASON. But I’m totally okay with that. I feel like the food blog world really outdid themselves this year with pumpkin, so I went a little crazy with my pinning as well.