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Doing a taste-test on a donut

Artisan Sourdough and Ricotta Spiced Donuts

Ever wanted to make healthier donuts at home? Hands up, who doesn’t love two-bite donuts made from scratch that taste amazing and are far healthier than store-bought!? Using a blend of seven spices, ricotta cheese, and sourdough you’ll have extra-special, soft, donuts made in no time at home, and you don’t need a donut pan. […]

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Birds eye view of a vegetarian antipasto platter

Spicy Vegetarian Antipasto for 2

Antipasto is an Italian phrase that literally means, a dish before the pasta. And we often think of an antipasto as a platter of cold cuts and cheese, but what if you felt like a much lighter fare?  I love this antipasto platter for that reason and SO many more. Not only is this recipe […]

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Shortbread and gingerbread cookies set out in the shape of a tree

How to Host The Easiest Cookie-Swap Party

Why Planning Ahead Matters Have you ever wanted to host a cookie-swap and discovered you don’t know where to even begin?For first-timers, the logistics are scary. Let’s take a breath and crunch those numbers. 10 – 20 people making 6 dozen cookies is the equivalent to somewhere between 720 and 1500 cookies . .  That’s […]

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single mint truffle on a china tea cup with a mint leaf

The best dark chocolate peppermint truffles and how to make your own Victorian story

History of the chocolate truffle Did you know the word truffles has nothing at all to do with chocolate!? Originally, the name came from the Latin term tuber, which means, “lump.” Over time ‘tuber’ became known as ‘tufer.’ Today these exquisite, bite-sized morsels are named after the delicious, highly-prized edible fungus, truffles, found growing under […]

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nuts, crackers and olives on a wood board

Planning a last-minute easy Academy Awards party you can rinse-and-repeat, and no one will forget it!

With the Academy Awards just around the corner, I thought for fun, if you had a FREE party planner and checklist it would help you plan your own last-minute, keep-it-simple-and-easy Movie Awards party that no one will forget! Imagine your guests coming in from the cold, kicking off their winter boots, unwinding scarves, pulling off […]

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