S'Mores Cookies
cookies

S’Mores Cookies

This Summer has been an active one, to say the least! I decided not to send the girls to summer camp this year so we could play and play some more! We have spent our days visiting everywhere St. Louis has to offer for kids, baking up a storm, and hiding under forts with our homemade Basil Lemonade to ward…

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Sauvignon Blanc Sangria
Drinks

Summer Sangria

Summer is in full swing and with a heat wave scorching the Midwest, we are all about warm weather recipes these days. Summer cannot go on another day without a bright and beautiful Summer Sangria! This Summer Sangria is easy and can be considered a “skinny cocktail” since I omit sugar. I do this since I use sweet fruits that release…

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Earl Grey Cake
Cakes

Earl Grey Cake

Earl Grey is one of the breakout dessert flavors this year. My Earl Grey Macarons were such a hit and I knew it was time to share one of my favorite cakes ever, the elegant and sassy, Earl Grey Cake. This cake is infused with cream earl grey tea, has an earl grey simple syrup brushed between layers of vanilla…

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Hotel Transylvania 3 Bat Cookies
cookies, Themed

Hotel Transylvania 3 Bat Cookies

The girls have gone crazy for The Hotel Transylvania movies! With the latest, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation coming up, they asked me to make a couple of treats. For those of you who follow my YouTube Channel, you saw I put up a Jello Blobby video. But these Hotel Transylvania 3 Bat Cookies are SO adorable and super fast…

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Italian meringue buttercream
Frosting & Icing

Italian Meringue Buttercream

This Italian Meringue buttercream frosting is velvety, delicate, and amazing! It’s the best frosting I’ve ever made or had. Pure perfection! Making Italian Buttercream can seem challenging, however, with a bit of patience and focus, it’s so worth the work. You will need a stand mixer with a whisk attachment and a Candy Thermometer. First Step In Making Italian Meringue Buttercream…

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Layered Berry Cheesecake Dessert
Mousse & Cheesecakes

Layered Berry Cheesecake Dessert

This layered berry cheesecake dessert is made with macerated berries, cake, and no bake cheesecake mousse for a light, fresh, and gorgeous Summer dessert! This is a fast, easy, and basic dessert that is designed to impress with only little effort. Making mini versions of this layered berry dessert trifle is great for giving out individual desserts after a barbecue…

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Lemonade Recipe
Drinks

Basil Lemonade

We have a heatwave happening in St. Louis, so it’s definitely time for refreshing homemade lemonade! I have been on a fresh herb kick lately and I thought basil infused lemonade would be even better. This basil lemonade is made with fresh lemons, basil simple syrup, and filtered water. That’s it! Easy breezy! And once you make your first pitcher…

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blueberry tart
Pies & Tarts

Blueberry Tart

Summer time is here, and I’m kicking it off with a beautiful blueberry tart! Grant’s favorite fruit tart of all is a blueberry tart that is bursting with sticky, sweet, fresh, jammy blueberry filling. An amazing, knock your sandals off kind of blueberry fruit tart will have a zing of lemon, and a flavorful crust that holds its texture against…

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white wine cake with macerated peaches
Cakes, Ritzy Picks

White Wine Cake With Macerated Peaches

As soon as the warmth of summer blankets the muggy city of St. Louis we head straight for the joyous hum of our white wine fridge. For foodies and wine enthusiasts, Summer is all about enjoying the summer staples for grilling and long evenings spent sipping white wine on the deck. When the seasons change, I always turn to seasonal…

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Stretchy Salep Ice Cream
Recipes

Stretchy Salep Ice Cream

Stretchy Salep Ice Cream needs to be on your Food Bucket List! It is so unique, super cool, elastic, and rich with flavor and history. And no ice cream maker required! Stretchy Salep ice cream takes only a handful of ingredients and a few hours of time, mostly freezing time. You won’t believe the stretch! So when you look at…

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