Sweet Potato Bacon Risotto


Risotto is one of those dishes you make with love. It takes a little time, you have to be attentive, and when it comes together it’s so comforting and delicious on a cold day. This one is pretty simple, it’s your typical risotto but vamped up with bacon, herbs and pureed sweet potato! Risotto is pretty easy to make on…

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Mini Pumpkin S’mores Tarts


Last week I was on the hunt for a torch. We’re talking a mega torch for singeing things like meringue or warming up the bowl of a mixer to get butter to room temperature faster. I’d say a torch, mixer, whisk, zester and a spatula are the top tools I use in the kitchen. Luckily my lemon tarts have been…

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Recently Random


– We had the most incredibly awesome storm yesterday. It latest 10 minutes. The winds were horizontal. There was hail. IT. WAS. AWESOME! Except some people’s power has been out for two days now. Texas storms! – I’m in LOVE with these plates. – Last week was one of the most stressful weeks in a bit. Three orders! Scones, a…

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Baking Tip: Cookie Placement!


Even baking and color depend on air and even heat distribution! This leads to this week’s tip! Place cookies/macarons caddie corner to each other!¬†You’ve put a lot of time into your dessert now let’s get this thing baked! When piping or placing treats on a baking sheet do one row, then on the next, place treats in between two on…

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Packing for the Expat Life in France


When I packed for France it was a nightmare! With the weight limits and bag limits I repacked a solid 8 times, took over the living room, kept standing on and off the scale, and just about pulled my hair out. I wasn’t sure what to take! After living there for a year I feel like I have a pretty…

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