matcha dusted overnight beignets

Happy March! It’s almost Saint Patty’s Day, so I wanted to send a little green with envy love your way. I present to you fluffy pillows of Matcha Dusted Overnight Beignets. The best part is that most of the leg work is done the night before, the fridge does the heavy lifting and these babies…

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sheet pan banana bread + vanilla butter cream frosting

This is the most moist, easy and banana forward Banana Bread ever. I have been making this recipe since 2015 and riff it with whatever is in my pantry. It can be whipped up in one bowl and is a sure fire family pleaser every single time.

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citrus + dill gravlax (set and forget)

Gravlax. Today is the day you finally learn how to make cured salmon from scratch. We all know and love it. It marries perfectly with capers, cheese cheese and bagels AND you will get to impress all your friends at brunch. Ready? One of my favorite brunch staples is Lox and Bagels. I conquered the…

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overnight cinnamon rolls + browned butter frosting

Cinnamon rolls exude nostalgia. In my home they were made for special occasions, Thanksgiving/Christmas morning or birthday breakfasts. Just a few months ago my mom was visiting for my 30th birthday and I requested these as my birthday cake. As I kid, I did not realize the labor that went into making homemade cinnamon rolls,…

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put the smooth in smoothie bowl

Smoothie bowls are simple and stunning. I’m obsessed with photographing frosted fruit. The gems of berries have an irresistible icy casing that makes them glow. The vibrant blues and deep purples in this bowl are so inviting, like a sparkling pool with rubber floats bobbing up and down. In food photography, the quote “a picture…

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[everything] rye bagels with molasses

It’s the freakin’ weekend. When the weekend strikes everything in me begs for brunch. The hubs and I always have breakfast in bed with a creamy cup of coffee in hand on Saturdays and Sundays. While he loves eggs and hot sauce, my personal favorite breakfast staple is lox and bagels. There is something about…

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remy’s buttermilk bacon pancakes & maple-peanut butter syrup

the story. I come to you with a heavy heart, but a joyful spirit. Romans 15:13, “May the God of HOPE fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”, serves as a theme for this post. It…

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cast iron skillet buttermilk corn bread

It’s almost the 4th of July and just about everyone is looking for simple and fantastic sides to bring to their friend’s barbeque. This moist cast-iron buttermilk corn bread is what you have been looking for. If you’re searching for incredibly easy and tender BBQ ribs to go with this side, click here for my…

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vegan {egg-less & dairy free} pancakes & fresh berry coulis

*Note: Many followers reported these measurements were off, causing the pancakes to not hold their form. I have made adjustments to the recipe in 2019. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!-Maria* These Vegan {egg-less & dairy free} Pancakes topped with Fresh Berry Coulis are not only healthy, but deliciously hearty. These yummy hotcakes…

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savannah buttermilk biscuits & blood orange-citrus curd

Biscuits. Easy? Quick? Tender? Yes, yes and yes. Who would have thought? Not me. I’m just a New Yorker living in Savannah. I know what an incredibly buttery and tender biscuit should taste like, just have never attempted to make one myself. Until now! This recipe takes about 10 minutes to whip up, making it…

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buttermilk dutch baby & berries

Dutch baby. A little blonde infant wearing tiny wooden clogs. Apparently not. Who knew that this German pancake would have such an unassuming and precious name? This trending breakfast staple has been blowing up my instagram feed. After reading all about it in the April issue of Bon Appetit, I had to jump on the…

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breakfast pizza | sunny-side up egg, sun-dried tomato, spinach & honey goat cheese

Spiced Lavender Mocha. Brunch done right. Soon after moving to Savannah, I realized that brunch is a big deal.Β  Everyone here brunches. Last Sunday I brunched at the Aussie Savannah Restaurant, The Collins Quarter (click for website). As we sat around the table, we talked about home brewed espresso and then quiches. My friend explained…

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