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Pink & White French Macarons

Zelda and I have been anxiously waiting for the right time to test our baking skills and make French macarons. We heard they were really challenging, so we did a lot of research beforehand. Quite a few things can go wrong and it’s incredibly important to blend the almond flour, powdered sugar and salt properly and then sift. If you …

5 Delicious Kid-Friendly New Year’s Recipes with Under 5 Ingredients

Keeping little babes entertained while limiting their screen time can be a challenge, especially over winter break. With the wintry weather and crowds, staying at home has never sounded so appealing. I fully understand the need to embrace a pajama day (or seven). So, what’s the best way to enjoy time at home while busying your babe’s mind? Head to …

The Night Before Christmas Cookies

These cookies are just for Santa and sleepy parents! (Seriously, they have coffee in them.) Made to help him travel around the world in one night, these delicious chocolate cookies are a fun adult only dessert. Our friends at Chef'd gave us this recipe but we put our own twist on the baked goods with crushed candy canes and mini …

Trick-Or-Treat Halloween Layer Cake

We all know better eggs make better cakes, which is why we used pasture raised eggs from Handsome Brook Farm to make our Trick-or-Treat Halloween Layer Cake. And trust us, this is definitely NOT a trick! Using better eggs impacts the overall flavor and moisture level of the cake. This is huge because the last thing you want is a crumbly cake falling …

Scary Monster Cookies

If you’re looking to entertain your babe for a solid two hours I’ve got you covered. (Side note: If you aren’t making these with a toddler the entire process is much faster.) I cannot even properly describe how much fun Zelda had making Scary Monster Cookies with me. Sometimes it is best not to mess with a good thing and …

Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

We are all guilty of eating raw cookie dough and while no one I know has ever gotten sick from salmonella, I'm willing to try consuming it the safe way. Safe to eat cookie dough takes all of about ten minutes to make and might just be a little too easy. As some one who usually eats one or two dollops …

Kelly Nelson’s Texas Sheet Cake

Looking at most of these photos you would never know I experienced a major baking fail when making Rad Mom, Kelly Nelson’s Texas Sheet Cake. Sh*t happens when you bake and sometimes it is not always pretty. I was just reading an article about a mom who dropped her daughter’s perfect birthday cake right …

Grown Ups Only: Colorful Tequila Lollipops

Cosmopolitan featured these Tequila Lollipops in a video that went viral and when I saw it I set out to make the pops. Turns out, Cosmopolitan’s recipe left out some crucial information – like the temperature the syrup needs to be before it reaches the hard crack phase required for candy making. Needless to say, our …

French Apple Tart

With Bastille Day on Friday we have all things French on the brain! If your little ones are a little older, Zelda and I fully approve of throwing a French themed tea party with this delicious French Apple Tart. Working with puff pastry is always a little intimidating because it is so delicate. I was worried that this recipe might …

Rachel Leykind’s Juicy Baklava

Full disclosure: My baby daddy is Greek and I’ve never made baklava before. This was my first attempt and I made two aesthetically fatal errors – I didn’t grind the nuts into a powder and I froze the phyllo dough prior to making the recipe. BIG MISTAKE. I received this dessert recipe from Rad Mom, Rachel …
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