Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

I love baking for the holidays, and after I saw the Williams-Sonoma catalog for February come out with these adorable sugar cookies, I knew I wanted to recreate them. This was my first try at royal icing, which has always intimidated me. Making royal icing is easy – all you need are egg whites (or meringue

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Sweet Heart Peanut Butter Cookies

Valentine’s Day is definitely a top 3 holiday for me. For all you Valentine’s Day haters out there, hear me out. I love Valentine’s Day for the candy, decor, and all things pink! These cookies have been saved on my Pinterest board for a while now, and I was excited to have a free weekend

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Girls Date at Cake Bake Shop

So you know how 2017 is my Year of Health? Well I had to end 2016 with cake. It only seemed fitting. For anyone in the Indianapolis area, head up north to Broad Ripple and check out The Cake Bake Shop. Featured on Food Network’s “Guilty Pleasures” you will absolutely love your visit to this

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The Dancing Donut

 One of my favorite cupcake shops in Indianapolis is the Flying Cupcake. When I was at Butler, I was a frequent visitor of their N. Illinois location. The red velvet Elvis was my go-to, although they are all really fantastic. Since then, they’ve expanded out to Carmel and down to Mass Ave and everywhere in

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S’mores Cupcakes

It’s custom that every few weeks I ask Kyle to scroll through my Pinterest page and pick one or two things he wants me to make. Ranging from healthy dinners to tasty treats, it’s always fun to try new recipes. Since I’ve been on a health kick lately, I reserve my baked goods for his

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French Pastry Class with Sur la Table

A couple weeks ago, a few of my friends & I took a French Pastry Class at the Sur la Table in King of Prussia. We had so much fun baking macarons, sables & madeleines.  The class was 2.5 hours long and we learned about making meringue, using herbs like lavender, and basic cooking techniques.

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Hummingbird Cupcakes

My family is from the south, and although I grew up in the Midwest, I have a fine appreciation for all things Southern. One of my favorite desserts I have yet to ever make myself is Hummingbird cake. Never heard of it? It’s kind of like banana bread, or carrot cake, or zucchini bread –

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Mini Indulgences

We’ve finally returned from Brazil, settled into our new apartment on the East Coast, and started my new job. While living downtown Chicago, Kyle & I would eat out all the time. It was the most amazing food, but definitely took a toll on me considering my work outs were non-existent. I’m not too into dieting

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