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Icebox Cake

I prepared this unusual looking cake for a recent pot luck. It's now my new favorite fancy dessert! The recipe is super easy and involves assembly rather than any actual cooking. It needs to be made a day ahead which…

❤️ Friday

My week... [gallery size="full" link="none" ids="8402,8405,8398,8401,8400,8396,8399,8397,8404"] *Easy Banana Muffin Recipe — I added one teaspoon of cinnamon to this recipe for flavor

DIY Marbled Cards

I tried marbelizing paper once. It was a delicate, messy, drippy experience. This is not that. It's quick and satisfying, okay it's a bit messy, but it's so much easier. The step by step instructions are here. The two main…

Baked Fairy Tale Eggplant Fries

I only heard about Fairy Tale Eggplant for the first time three weeks ago, so when these pretty little veggies turned up in my Blue Apron order (I've been cooking two meals a week from this home delivery service — it's…

Slow Cooker Osso Buco

Osso Buco is one of my favorite winter dishes. It's a Milanese dish which literally translates to "bone with a hole." Usually made using cross-cut veal shanks, I've also made it with beef shanks. If you can't find this cut…

DIY Modern Fall Wreath

I have been re-using these simple square craft-store wire frames for almost a year now (see previous wreaths here: Spring, Holiday, succulent). They have been a great little investment! For my Fall wreaths, I used thin green florists' wire (which…

DIY Black & White hand painted cards

Black and white has been big in interior design for the past year or so. These one-of-a-kind greeting cards play off this modern, cool trend. They're striking, easy to create, and gorgeous to receive. I had some card stock left…

Kylie and Michelle’s Potato Bake

When I was in Hawaii with my two sisters last month (apologies for the not-so-subtle skite!), I watched closely when they cooked up a storm for the Aussies who were all vacationing together. Their potato bake is legendary among our…

Bowls

If there's a veggie bowl on the menu these days, that's what I'm having. I love digging through the layers until I get to the brown rice on the bottom. The bowl itself makes it feel like comfort food. I…