mixer coconut ice cream

Summer is upon us! In Savannah it has been so hot the pool water has been 90 degrees. The perfect treat is this creamy decadent Coconut Ice Cream made with a simple stand mixer or hand mixer. Top it with the freshest of fruit and serve in a cute coconut shell for extra flavor and…

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frozen pistachio pie + chocolate short bread crust

Spring time! The weather has been warming up so it’s time for something sweet and refreshing. You have to try this Frozen Pistachio Pie made with scratch made pistachio butter (it’s easier than you think) and zabaglione (nix the alcohol) and whipped cream. The salty chocolate shortbread crust seals the deal. After a little bit…

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cool steak and noodle salad

These slurpy rice noodles with strip steak are tossed in a vibrant sauce that hits all notes of sweet, spicy, umami, savory and acidic. Crisp cucumbers, crunchy cabbage and cool mint elevate the dish to springtime quality.

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strawberry-cucumber-rose agua fresca

An absolutely beautiful refresher as the weather warms up. Fresh strawberries, cucumbers, limes, mint and a splash of rose water creates a simple sip to cool your soul on a sunny day.

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carrot cake + mascarpone buttercream with candied carrots

It’s my Birthday Week! We all have that go-to dessert that we request every year for our birthday. Mine, hands down, is carrot cake! I decided to give my absolute favorite cake an up-grade, as if that is possible, and make myself the ULTIMATE carrot cake. I present to you, a beautifully moist (don’t let…

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mango-turmeric agua fresca

When spring comes to town and the weather gets warmer, we are due for a refreshing tincture. Start the weekend off the a Mango-Turmeric Agua Fresca. This creamy sip combines the tropical and warm flavors of mango and turmeric in a truly simple recipe. There is no alcohol and honestly, you won’t miss it! The…

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s’mores slab pie

Happy Pi (e) Day! It’s that time of year when mathematicians and bakers unite. I have been craving summer s’mores and this warmer weather isn’t helping. Imagine that burnt mallow flavor with creamy chocolate and crunchy graham cracker crust. It’s all here! I will teach you how to make chocolate pudding from scratch and be…

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sunday ragù with fresh pasta

Sunday sauce is a way of life for my family. We Italians love pasta, meatballs and family. My family did this whole shebang every single Sunday. Grandma would get up early to fry up meatballs and make the sauce in a massive pot. It would bubble and simmer all day, filling the house with cozy…

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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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irish soda bread with pecans + chocolate chips

In Savannah Saint Patrick’s Day is a massive celebration. Why not add a little southern sweetness to an Irish classic? Make this Irish Soda Bread with Pecans and Chocolate Chips!

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honey + cardamom linzer cookies with strawberry-rose jam

Valentine’s Day is packed with roses, strawberries and hearts, so why not make a tender short bread cookie sandwich that checks all the boxes? These Linzer cookie sandwiches are made with a fool-proof dough filled with the warm essence of cardamom and sweetness of honey. Scratch-made jam is easier to make than you think. Sprinkling…

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