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Cinnamon and Sugar Scones

scones baked into hearts

With a Saturday on the calendar sans plans and a very much pregnant mama walking around, we decided to stay home and do a little tea party with our favorite four year old. We bought a few special things from a favorite local bakery and made {really good} tea sandwiches. I decided we needed just one more thing: scones. How can we have tea without some sort of scone? I realize how silly I sound, especially at 38 weeks pregnant....

Easy Gingerbread Recipe

gingerbread cookies

This year we decided to make gingerbread cookies. We always decide to do a little baking … #holidays … but this year, our girl requested to make and decorate gingerbread. I’m not one to say no to that, and she’s at that age right now where she can somewhat help in the kitchen. Watching her get out ingredients and start measuring is really exciting (and sometimes nerve-wracking) to watch, but a memory nonetheless. Where does the time go …...

Enjoying a Girlfriends Thanksgiving

Friendsgiving 2016 Table Setting

The holiday season goes by too fast. Wait. Let me re-phrase. The Thanksgiving holiday goes by too fast. As years go by, October seems to slowly lead right into December holidays, and November’s Thanksgiving sometimes gets less than stellar attention. It bums me out because this holiday really helps kick off the season of thanks … at least in my eyes. In my attempt to continue to hang on and celebrate and give thanks to those around me, I decided to host...

Four Local Coffee Spots

No matter where you are in St. Louis, there is sure to be a place very close by serving up awesome brew in a unique way. We make caffeine treks every weekend to discover something new. I’m sharing just four of my new faves from around town. Enjoy! S U M P  C O F F E E // Cool, calm but not commonplace. The baristas love what they do and it shows. The Worka brew is seriously something amazing...

Chai Donuts with Almond Glaze

I know this might be slightly out of season, but I can’t help it. For some reason, when a cool spring day welcomes us on the weekend, I just want to bake. When we had the last cool morning, I was eager to try out baked chai donuts. I love the warm flavors that make up this batter. Those flavors topped with almond anything makes me one happy lady. And I hope you enjoy it as much as me! Let’s just...

Shrimp + Veggie Quinoa Bowl

I’m a fan of quick and easy meals. I also started to realize that sometimes I cook quick and easy meals that make my family say “no way.” It’s not my fight right now {they will get veggies a million other ways} so I will continue to enjoy these meals by myself. Single portion cooking commence! No need to share. I didn’t want to anyway … This meal is ideal for lunchtime, and it’s just for you!...

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream with Caramel Sauce

I’m a chocolate nut. Also, if you don’t remember, I can’t get enough of any {and all} frozen treats. The time of year does not matter. Clearly. As I post this ice cream recipe during the month of January. This recipe is delicious and simple. I snagged the base of the ice cream recipe from my grandma’s ever-so-faithful Betty Crocker’s Cookbook but with a few updates {since I’ll be using the Kitchen Aid standing mixer ice cream maker attachment and...

The BEST Breakfast Biscuits

I come from a long line of breakfast fans. Morning, noon or night, I am so, SO down for having any type of breakfast food. The ultimate, of course, is biscuits and gravy. {which may be followed by baked donuts or eggs … anyway …} As a result, I’ve been on a mini-quest to find a biscuit recipe that fits the bill for this comfort food classic. I found it here. It’s incredibly quick, easy, flaky and perfect not only...

Quick Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

I’m an ice cream fanatic. I. Adore. It. I don’t care if it’s -20° Fahrenheit. I will absolutely be that fool enjoying a frozen treat. And once I saw that Pinterest recipe floating around … you know, the one that is a super fast strawberry frozen yogurt recipe … I knew it would be the perfect thing to try with my main gal. The recipe did not disappoint. It was quick and delicious....

Couples Who Coffee: Our Favorite Lattes + Recipes

We’ve started a little semi-nightly ritual in our house: evening coffee. I know. It’s probably the worst habit to develop. But after we put the little one to bed, bubbs and I like to sit down with a cup, relax and enjoy each other’s company. Because I’m a coffee addict, and my hubs needs the caffeine right now to stay away (night shift grossness), we’ve been playing around with simple syrups and making “lattes”. HINT: Use this trick to make...