summer hot dogs + sparkling rosé orange fig ice cream floats

It’s National Hot Dog Day! With that, an all american hotdog fete with ice cream floats are just what you need. To amp it up, I partnered with my good friend and fellow foodie Lindy from Epicuropedia to bring you summer dogs like you’ve never seen before. We spent the day grilling Banh Mi Hotdogs and…

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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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charred peaches + vanilla zabaglione cream

Happy Summer Foodies! In Georgia, the peaches are plump and the heat is sweltering. During summer, my dessert cravings entail something light and sweet. With friends coming over to swim and more late night gatherings, I am always searching for that perfect summer dessert that will stun but save time and energy. These Charred Peaches…

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cherry & cocoa buttercream pavlova stack

It’s starting to get hot. Summer in the South is certainly intense. We splashed in the pool yesterday and it was 95 degrees…in the WATER. When the summer heat rolls around, I like to bake light but still satisfyingly sweet desserts. Having the oven roaring on high heat is not the most ideal situation, so…

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carrot cake scones + honeyed frosting

Hoppy Easter my foodie friends.  Nothing reminds me of Easter more than Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Well, that and ricotta pie, which is lemony and divine. The issue for me is that carrot cake takes some extra labor and to be honest, we just got home for a weekend trip out of town.…

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fresh ricotta ravioli with sausage, sage + swiss chard (pure magic)

There is nothing like homemade pasta. Together we braved homemade ravioli and succeeded! This recipe is straightforward but requires a lot of hands-on time. That makes this the perfect Sunday afternoon project to do with your family. Grab your aprons and a cup of coffee and prepare for a lazy afternoon of pasta magic. My…

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pi day cherry bourbon hand pies with orange peel

Every year on Pi Day math geeks and foodies have something in common, pi(e). Since food is what makes holidays, like Pi Day, special, I figured I would join the masses and make some pie. Hand pies are the perfect party pie because they do not require a fork or plate. The golden egg washed…

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dense fudgey chocolate cake desperate for a glass of milk

This rich chocolate cake is the best of both worlds fudge and cake. You can thank a cup of strong coffee for the intense chocolate bitterness and a cup of greek yogurt for creamy tartness. Whispers of melted morsels are tucked away in each bite, melting upon impact. This cake takes about 5-10 minutes to…

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my heart beets for u, honey [mixer ice cream + goat cheese]

Beet and Honey Ice Cream with Goat Cheese, just in time for Valentine’s Day! The creamy decadence with floral notes from the honey and tangy zing from the goat cheese isn’t even the best part. The best part is that this ice cream is made with a MIXER and not an ice cream machine.  You…

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grapefruit curd tart + meringue

Pucker up. Creamy grapefruit curd, a tart and refreshing zing. Buttery flaky crust. Burnt meringue, light and airy. Crunchy salty pistachios. February is right around the corner and all I can think about is baking something pink. I found some inspiration with grapefruit tarts, with their cheerful rosy hue. So I went for it! I…

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chocolate babka

In the Seinfeld episode “The Dinner Party,” Jerry and Elaine missed out on the last chocolate babka at a NYC bakery. They were both so distraught and struggled to find a better confection to bring to their friend’s dinner party. That is literally the only thing I knew about Chocolate Babka and, trust me, it was convincing enough to do some…

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challah doughnuts + egg nog custard

Jolly old St. Nicholas, Lean your ear this way! Don’t you tell a single soul, What I’m going to say; Christmas Eve is coming soon, Now, you dear old man, Whisper what you’ll bring to me: Tell me if you can. Merry Christmas! The family is all snuggled up with us in Savannah this year.…

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