Chocolate Pecan Bars

Chocolate Pecan Bars

Have you ever wondered what a cross between a “Derby”, “Crack/Chess”, and Pecan Pie would be like? When I was preparing for my upcoming Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Ice Cream, I couldn’t get my mind and my growling stomach from the epic dream bar that was building inside of the Continue Reading

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Cozy & Comforting Cold Weather Cocktails For All 12 Days of Christmas

Hot Toddy Ritzy Mom

‘Tis the time for cardigans, holiday cheer, and cozy cocktails! There is nothing like coming in from the bitter cold to the inviting warmth of your home and a hot drink to wrap your frozen fingers around. Even better when that comforting concoction is spiked! Here’s a list of the 12 coziest and most cheerful Continue Reading

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The 6 Essential Herbs of Fall

parsley, sage, oregano, marjoram, thyme, rosemary,

As our holiday feasts are only weeks away, it is time to move our attention to the most herbaceous upcoming months. Herbs will play such an important role in all of your dishes that they are your secret MVP’s! Vibrant, festive, decorative, and pungent in flavor and smell, certain herbs Continue Reading

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Butternut Squash Bread Pudding & Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

The holidays cannot go on without a sticky, warm, bourbon glazed bread pudding. I insist on this! And as much as I love pumpkins and all of the craze that goes with them, I’m shining my light on the underrated butternut squash. And let’s face it, the butternut squash is Continue Reading

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Apple Spiced Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting

apple spiced cupcakes

Autumn in our household means baking with all of the seasonal stars like Apples and warm spices. Today Bea, Tilly, and I created these special apple cupcakes spiced with loving dashes of cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, and cardamom. The result of our team effort was a delicate, soft, fluffy cake dotted with fresh diced apples Continue Reading