Strawberry Basil Smash

 Strawberry Basil Smash via The Baker Chick

Sit back, relax, have a refreshing drink why don’t you! Memorial Day weekend is here, warm weather is upon us, and come on we all deserve it right? Put your feet up and sip on the fruity, fizzy goodness. It’s full of spring-y berries, fresh basil, lime juice and bubbly seltzer. Wanting a mocktail? Leave it as is, I can vouch for its delicious-ness without any spirits. But come 5:00 (or whenever,) add a splash of your favorite booze for even more festive fun….

Read More »


Basil Veggie Pasta Salad

As much as the purpose of this blog is to bring the tried and tested recipes of my kitchen to yours, sometimes, I desperately just need a place to keep track of stuff you know? So often I just throw recipes like this together, not really paying attention to how much of what is going in, and…

Read More »


Strawberry and Cream Muffins

Summer is here! Ok maybe not officially for another month or so, but it was 80s and humid today so I think that counts. I took Hugo downtown to the West Village and he they had the sprinklers on which to him, is probably the most exciting thing on the planet. Seriously- I don’t think…

Read More »


Vegan Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Whenever I poll my readers for what they’d like to see more of around here, I always get a few requests for more dairy free desserts. I have to admit that I typically prefer baking with the ingredients that I’m familiar with like butter, eggs and milk since I know what to expect, but I love…

Read More »


Mother’s Day Brunch Inspiration

I’d love to get to see my own Mama this Sunday, but sadly Wisconsin and New York are just a bit to far away. If we were together I’d let her sit back and relax while I made her the breakfast of her choice and we’d all eat together and chat the morning away. It’s my second…

Read More »


Braided Nutella Pastry

Andy asked me if I wanted him to make brunch or go out for Mother’s Day and I chose to go out. I have faith that he could pull something yummy together, but I just want my kitchen to stay clean all day, and have someone else worry about everything. You get me? He even…

Read More »


Caramel Coconut Tres Leches Cake

I couldn’t possibly let Cinco de Mayo come without one more luscious and festive dessert. I just can’t get enough of the flavors that this holiday brings and this recipe is top notch. I’ve made classic Tres Leches before, but this is like a whole different league. Coconut and creamy Dulce de Leche seem to…

Read More »

Churro Cupcakes

Churro Cupcakes

It’s no secret I love celebrating Cinco de Mayo around here. Since my blog first started not a year has gone by without a festive treat or two. Mexican food and flavors are by far my favorite so I never seem to struggle with ideas that fit the bill.  Between Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes, Traditional Tres…

Read More »


Sling Diaries- Celebration

This post is my first entry in the Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries, a project I’m so honored and excited to be a part of. Stay tuned over the next 6 months as I share my thoughts on different themes of motherhood and life with my little one. Andy & I wrote our own vows for…

Read More »


Whole Wheat Cheddar Crackers

Most Moms of toddlers would agree that there are usually snacks in your house that we like to refer to as “money snacks.” You know the thing that no matter where or when or what situation your child will happily gobble up as many as you give them? We have three over here. Raisins, cucumber slices,…

Read More »


One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

You guys there isn’t much to say about this meal. It is simple. It is easy. It can be thrown together in no time and it is good. Like most comfort food, it is cozy and homey and delicious. Best of all- the whole family will love it. I’m basing this statement on how quickly…

Read More »