Welsh Cookie Recipe + Bohemian Cakes

Quick Take: Welsh Cookies + Bohemian Winter Cakes

Ever want to get your hands on a famous bakery’s personal cookie recipes?! Well then today is your lucky day! The Cake Sisters are sharing their family’s Welsh Cookie recipe with us and offering up this gorgeous shoot featuring their bohemian cakes in today’s “Quick Take” post. Who wants a bite?! Welsh Cookies INGREDIENTS: 8 ounces Butter 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar 2 large Eggs 4 cups All Purpose Flour 1 teaspoon Salt 3 teaspoons Baking Powder 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg 1/2 cup Milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup raisins DIRECTIONS: Soak raisins in water and set aside. Cream butter and …

Holiday Cookie & Wine Pairings with Line 39 Wine

Holiday Cookie & Wine Pairings with Line 39

Content for 21+ During the holiday season, gifts will be in abundance. And there are two gifts that never fail to deliver cheer… cookies and wine. Between the office soirée, auntie’s baking party, and the neighbor’s New Year’s Eve celebration, cookies and wine will be flowing. The two are often individually gifted and sampled, but rarely are they enjoyed together. Which if you ask me, is a seasonal travesty! So this year, enhance the cheer with a bit of holiday cookie & wine pairings. I’ve teamed up with Line 39 Wine to give you two delicious options for today’s sponsored post, …

Italian Dessert Table

Styling an Italian Dessert Table

Children’s parties often come with themes: Lego, Mermaid, Dinosaur, Disney’s Tangled (3 years in a row!). But as we get older, this time-honored childhood tradition fads away. Why can’t adult parties come with themes? Sure you’ll have a murder-mystery or costume party pop up now and again, but they’re few and far between. An adult party theme can be much more subtle. Think of a favorite foodie region and BOOM! You have a party theme, my friends. Take for example, this stunning affair in the Shenandoah Valley. It is a beautiful display of how you can carry out a foodie …

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Red Wine & Rose Water Brownies

There are two types of people on this earth. Ones who like their brownies chewy and ones who like them cakey. You just chose a side, didn’t you? It all comes down to texture preference. I was raised on thick blocks of light, neatly cut, cakey brownies. My husband was raised on thin slices of dense, messy, chewy slabs. It is a major point of contention in my house. When I make the fluffy version, my normally adoring partner looks down his nose at them, adamantly refusing to call them brownies. ‘This is absolutely delicious cake, love. Can you put …

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Bacon Ginger Bread Cookie Dippers

This post was sponsored by Heluva Good! as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Once we finish stuffing our faces this week during all the Thanksgiving Day festivities, it’s seriously time to think about Christmas. And when I say ‘seriously’, I mean cookies. Sure you can go for your run-of-the-mill holiday cookies or you can take your cookie experience to a whole new level. So today I am literally pushing the flavor boundaries of the holiday dessert realm with these Bacon Ginger Bread Cookie Dippers paired with Heluva …

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Lollis & Pops: Candy Heaven for the Nostalgic Soul

Like many children of the late ’70s, early ’80s (yes, I’m that old), growing up I had only one life-goal that needed to be accomplished. I was going to find a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. I was positive that this was better than winning the lottery. My 7-year-old mind came up with all kinds of wild schemes to procure one of these life-altering scraps of paper. From eating my way through thousands of pounds of chocolate to bribing unwitting playmates to do my ticket-search bidding, I (quite, literally) drew up blueprints. But as every year passed without …

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Mommy Time-Out with Southern Living

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PEOPLE®, Real Simple®, and Southern Living®. The opinions and text are all mine. Everyday life can certainly drain my creative reserves: work emails, laundry, chasing after a toddler at Gymboree, planning photo shoots, baby swim classes, more work emails. By mid-day, my brain is easily a ball of mush. So whenever I get the chance I try to take, what I like to call, a “mommy time-out.” It’s a few moments to recoup, sit quietly with a cup of coffee, and get inspired. But unlike a tantrum-induced break, this …

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Strawberry Shortcake on the go!

I have been compensated by ZonePerfect® for this post; however I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own. #Ad #ZonePerfectRevitalize There are two types of women in the world: the ones who carry large purses and the ones that do not. Never a fan of the bag of cosmic abyss, I fall into the latter category. Hi, my name is Sam and am a tiny purse addict. Give me enough space for my credit cards, lipstick, and a snack and I am ready to conquer the world.  However, since starting my own business and becoming a mom, …