Berry Rhubarb Crumb Pie

 Berry Rhubarb Crumb Pie via The Baker Chick

I think that someday, when I’m much older and much more eccentric, I’d like people from near and far to refer to me as “That Crazy Pie Lady.” I may wear funky outfits and I imagine I’ll have crazy gray curly hair and most likely talk to myself as I hunch over my kitchen counter and crank out fabulous pies. I will take the batty old lady stuff as long as I get the reputation of fabulous pie-maker along with it. I hope that my children and grandchildren and all of their friends have their favorites on constant request and come special occasions and holidays I bustle in my little kitchen (or maybe it will be bigger by then?) making each perfectly crimped crust and delicious filling. I love pie making you guys. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Now who is going to buy me a pie shop to run? (Kidding! Sort of…)…

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Sling Diaries- Health

In my life both as a child growing up and as an adult wife/mother, the theme of health has always been front and center. My own dear mom was always a bit health obsessed, filling the little bodies of her 5 daughters with natural, organic food before it was “in”, and forgoing most over-the-counter medicines…

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Strawberry Basil Smash

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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