Lemon Bars

This easy lemon bar recipe with a shortbread crust calls for extra lemon and all the curd. I love a very curd filled lemon bar. The more lemony the bar the better. I like a 2/3 lemon curd to 1/3…or 1/4 shortbread bar base ratio. Lemon bars are the perfect spring treat. The firm shortbread…

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Strawberries and Chamomile Mint Cream

Strawberries and cream is a summer essential. And strawberry season is my favorite time of year. It means summer is here, days last longer, and sweet delicious treats. You can do so many delicious things with strawberries. I love baking them into pies, chopping them on top of salads, basically adding them to all my…

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Birthday Funfetti Cheesecake

Birthday funfetti cheesecake! Okay, so I’m a little funfetti and sprinkle CRAY. But like in the best way possible. I love sprinkles so much, I’m actually the editor of the Sprinkle Feed on the feedfeed. So, I’ve got the scoop on the best sprinkles, Sweetapolita. There are so many beautiful choices and the colors are…

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Vegan Hot Cocoa Balls

Hot cocoa is just about the best thing about the winter. Like I love the holidays and those lights, but as soon as that’s over winter is pretty miserable. But hot chocolate…that stays with us all winter. So this recipe is vegan and rich and delicious. I really struggle drinking hot milk, so this vegan…

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Apple Crumble Pie

So whenever someone asks me what my best/favorite recipe I always say my apple crumble pie. Why it took me almost 2 years to get it on my site? Yeah, I don’t know, but I do know that you can get it a printed copy of it on a towel and isn’t that awesome? I…

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Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies! When I got sick as a child my mom used to make me grilled cheese and soup, every time. My snacks were saltines and graham crackers. And when I was in college I’d try to convince my roommate to go to the student center and pick those up for me (I…

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Funfetti Semifreddo

Funfetti Semifreddo! Well, I’ve been 26 for over a month now, but this treat was created for my birthday…I’ve just been a little too busy to post it. But this amazing dessert is the crazy concoction that I asked Mathew Rice, a dear friend and amazing pastry chef, to create and bake with me in…

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Cardamom Rose Cupcakes

Cardamom Rose Cupcakes! Location and Vendors for Event Here’s to the second successful Ophelia Floral workshop! The first workshop you’ll remember we had those lemon lavender cupcakes and the ladies made some beautiful floral arrangements. It was a fun night, but most people left with somewhat similar-ish arrangements. Not that that’s a bad thing at…

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Iced Tea Based Popsicles

Iced Tea Based Popsicles! It’s summer and I’ve been so insanely busy that I’m really behind on this whole blog business. I really love the things I’ve been up to though and can’t wait to share more with you. Like I said, it’s summer, so that means cool sweets all the way! I’m a big…

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Ottolenghi’s Orange Polenta Cake

Ottolenghi’s Orange Polenta Cake. Adapted from Ottolenghi: The Cookbook. Cookbook Club: With social media I’ve come to realize that there are so many St. Louis based food bloggers. The more I thought about how many of us were out there, the crazier it was that many of us had never met in person. Over the…

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