dark chocolate brownies
Food & Wine, Recipes

Dark Chocolate Brownies

I love chocolate. Let me clarify. I love dark, decadent, rich, smooth, indulgent chocolate. Get it? Good! Let’s get to baking these gooey dark chocolate brownies that will make you groan in guilty pleasure with your very first bite. Making brownies is a simple and quick process that yields the most indulgent dessert. You only need a handful of ingredients and…

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chocolate covered wine bottle
Food & Wine

Creative Ways To Use Leftover Wine

Leftover wine? Red, white, or sparkling, don’t throw that last bit out! From candy  to cleaning, here are the best ways you should be using your leftover wine. And waste not, that empty bottle and corks can be recycled in creative ways too! Mulled Wine As the weather turns cold and spices like cinnamon, cloves, and anise will be in your…

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Food & Wine, Recipes

Vanilla Frosted Soft Sugar Cookies

Imagine a soft, fluffy, chewy cookie which tastes like birthday cake and cheesecake got married, adopted a sugar cookie and lived in bliss! It’s Bea’s turn to take in snack tomorrow. That’s a big deal in her class, as she will get the coveted daily leader position! So of course we used this as a delicious opportunity to create the…

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Recipes

Bea Bakes Chocolate Chip Cookies! Video

In this fun video, my three year old, Bea, gives you a tutorial on how to bake Chocolate Chip cookies! This goes along with my recipe for chocolate chip cookies. That recipe is linked at the bottom of this post. Bea used my KitchenAid for this adorable video tutorial. Baking with kids is so much fun! They learn skills such…

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french press coffee
Food & Wine

Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Saturday mornings are made for enjoying a leisurely cup of coffee. If you have kids, this coffee may not be as leisurely as you hope for, however, it should still be perfectly brewed and thoroughly enjoyed! It is the weekend after all, and you deserve a blissful morning pick me up. When my mother still lived in St. Louis she…

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pumpkin pancakes
Food & Wine, Recipes

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin pancakes are the definition of a brisk Fall morning. Bea and I woke up early just to make these for you today. Translation, Bea came bounding into our bedroom at 5 am still on a high from her pumpkin patch field trip and excitedly screamed, “Mommy, let’s cook something with pumpkin!”. Thankfully the coffee maker was filled, ground, and ready…

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Food & Wine, Holidays

8 Sinful Halloween Cocktails

Signature cocktails will give your eerie gatherings a touch of elegant mystery. Creative minds and bloggers across the internet have concocted the most magical boozy brews you can imagine, and here are my picks for the most gorgeous and sinful of them all! Midori Spider’s Kiss Vodka Cocktail A cocktail really can have all the Halloween elements you desire while looking absolutely…

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Holidays

Sweet or Spooky? Halloween Trinkets For Smiles or Screams!

It’s time to get excited for Halloween  parties, and all of the jokes, pranks, bad puns, laughter, and screaming that will happen at your bootiful gatherings! Whether you’re feeling Sweet or Spooky this year, here are some fangtastic trinkets to get your family and friends into the spirit of this holiday and having a bloody good time! SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS Sweet – Bits…

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Elevated Style, Holidays

Stylish & Spooktacular Halloween Decorations

5 weeks until Halloween! Our first official Fall holiday that catapults us into the season of thanks, giving, and celebrations. I have scoured the internet, catalogs, and all of the stores I love, and found the best decorations to spook up your spectacular Halloween showcase! After all, isn’t our job on Halloween to get those ghouls, goblins, Princesses, and Paw…

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Food & Wine, Holidays

Festive Fall Wines For Entertaining

As pumpkins, spices, and fall festivities have arrived, so has the time to amp up your wine collection.  At Fall gatherings I will not be judged for serving or bringing bad wines and neither should you! So I choose those that will enhance fall harvest dishes and best of all, be thoroughly enjoyed on the deck or by the fireplace…

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