Spicy Bacon Egg and Cheese Strata

 Spicy Bacon Egg and Cheese Strata via The Baker Chick

When it comes to entertaining for Easter (or any holiday really,) the key to smooth day-of prep is making as many dishes that can be prepped in advance as possible. For Hugo’s 1st Birthday Brunch, where my menu consisted mostly of Savory Egg-Bakes like this one and Cinnamon Rolls, I prepped all of those the day before, left them in the fridge overnight and just baked right before party time. I plan to make this delicious brunchy dish when I’m in Wisconsin for Easter because it’s easy, extremely difficult to mess up, and can be done up to 24 hours before you plan to serve it. Perfect right?…

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Classic Carrot Layer Cake

I find the Carrot Cake for Easter connection to be one of the most adorable things ever. Easter >Bunnies >Carrots. I mean it makes perfect sense right? (Though those big Easter Bunnies are totally weird but I’m totally still taking Hugo to meet one!) Somehow even without the bunny thing, Carrot Cake always brings to mind…

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Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

I kinda love this murky time between seasons. Winter feels like a thing of the past, and Spring is almost but not quite here, which makes it perfectly Ok to either wear a spring jacket, or UGG boots, or both. It also lends to all sorts of kitchen adventures being right in season. Soups and stews…

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A Day In The Life

If you follow me on Instagram or know me in real life you are probably aware of my obsession with Sakura Bloom baby slings. I get asked about them all the time and proudly have inspired so many friends to try them out and get more excited about baby-wearing. I really rely on the ease…

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Lemon Cream Pie

For the first time in forever I am posting on a Saturday but I just had to. One- my new blog design launched today and I just couldn’t resist a reason for everyone to hop over to se it! What do you think? Julie from Deluxe Designs did such a beautiful job and I am…

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Traditional Irish Soda Bread

First some quick business: tomorrow I am launching a shiny and new blog design! The transition should be happening tonight so you may notice a little bit of downtime if you try to visit. (Print any recipes you may need now!) I’m hoping everything is up and running smoothly tomorrow morning, but if not please…

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BAILEYS Mousse Cheesecake

Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? And if you do, are you of the drinking green beer type or the Corned Beef & Cabbage while wearing green and watching Riverdance type? Well, I have to say I have always tried to stay away from the crazy St. Patrick’s day drinking crowd that seem to fill…

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Salted Brown Butter Krispie Treats

Oh the Rice Krispie Treat. Bake sale classic, childhood favorite, crisp, chewy, gooey all in one- it’s hard to improve upon isn’t it? Well- last when I was traveling to Disney I spotted fancy one in the LaGuardia Airport: “Brown Butter Sea Salt Krispie Treat.” I almost bought it, but then Andy talked me out…

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Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

I have to be honest about something. I’m not as good at eating fruits & veggies as I used to be. Some days it’s only one serving and I’m constantly going to bed mad at myself for hot making it more of a thing. It seems like I’m so focused on feeding Hugo these days…

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Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes

Earlier this week I talked about classic recipes that every home cook needs in their recipe box. If you are a home baker in the era of cupcakes, a Perfect Vanilla Cupcake is a must- have don’t you think? I fell in love with simple vanilla cupcakes with a sweet creamy frosting back when I…

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Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

Hugo & I are hosting a sweet sign language class at our apartment these days and it’s adorable. 6 Mamas, 6 Babies, one great teacher and lots of learning- super cute right?  I love having everyone over- not only is it extremely convenient to not have to leave during these bitter cold afternoons, but I…

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