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Beautiful on the Outside,Food

Strawberry Goat Cheese Danishes

You guys know my dear friend Amy!  If you missed out on the last post with her as my guest then be sure to click on this link Sweetish Love Knots.  Well, as I’ve said before, she’s pretty awesome and on top of that she make’s up these awesome recipes and bakes them with the help of her little man Ben, but I call him Mr. B and of course Rigel (their pup) is always on hand for moral support too!  I also get to sample these at the end of our photoshoot and I have so say YUM!  You need to totally try this! Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Food

Swedish Love Knots

Meet my dear friend Amy and her little man Ben!  We’ve been friends for 15 years!  Her hubby and my hubby have been friends since wee babies.  Amy gave up her career as an editor to be a full time, awesome mommy.  She’s also the best travel buddy!  A few years back we flew to London (first class) for a girly weekend get-away!  That’s another story for another time…  She is also one of the best dang cooks I’ve ever known so you’ll enjoy this fun recipe.  It’s frickin’ delicious!  You’ll love her right away and her sweet boy! Read More »

Food

Homemade Pecan Turtles

by Laura

I’m so excited!  I’ve never made turtles before, and after paying way too much money for them over the years, I finally decided to just make them…they couldn’t be that hard, right?  And they’re INCREDIBLY EASY!  I read a few recipes, and then I picked Joan Konnad’s brain when she took me to a local bakery supply store (more on that below).  Finally, I just decided to wing it, and I’m thrilled with the results!  Read More »

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2 Dimensional Sugar Cookie House

By Melessa

For a long time my family made gingerbread houses, but we never ate the gingerbread.  It was too hard to eat.  It felt like biting down on a jawbreaker.  Not to mention assembling the house is a pain.  So I decided to adjust the house structure by baking softer, tastier walls (that are still strong) and by just making the front of the house.

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Food

Thanksgiving Leftovers? Yes, Please!!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We’ll be off with family for the weekend, so enjoy the time with your loved ones.

My favorite thing about Thanksgiving dinner is all the leftovers.  I’m not much of an innovator when it comes to recipes, but I did create this yummy turkey rice soup that’s perfect for using up some of that leftover goodness.  Our girls call it Scarborough Fair Soup, after the spices used in it (my parents listened to a LOT of Simon & Garfunkel when I was little, and I’ve tried to pass that on to my girls too).  For a protein-rich meatless version, swap out the turkey for two cans of great northern beans that have been drained and rinsed. Read More »

Food

Unique Pie Designs

We wanted to get you guys inspired with these beautiful pie designs we found online (click on the links for more details on each design).  I’m going to experiment with my own funky pie designs this weekend and post them on Instragram next week. So be sure to check them out!

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Celebrate,Food

It’s Pie Time!

By Melessa

Today I wanted to show you a few fun gadgets I’ve invented for my day job as Designer and Art Director of Talisman Designs.  They make pie baking SO much easier (because, contrary to popular belief, the phrase “easy as pie” is wildly inaccurate, at least for most double crust pies).  Not to mention, these tools make perfect gifts!!!

Just as an FYI, I do not receive any kind of commission when I show you the things I have invented and designed.  I just love what I’ve created and, better yet, they work and will come in handy for the baking season.  “Where can I buy them,” you ask?  Just click on the links below!

Oh!  And THE Rachael Ray (yes, you read that right) will be featuring the Pastry Guide on her show this Thursday, November 17.  Don’t miss it!  Be sure to watch!!

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Food

Best Stuffing (and Artisan Bread) on the Planet!

Confession: I love Stove Top stuffing.  And I know I’m not alone, because Target wouldn’t waste an end cap filled with it for three months straight if no one was buying.  However, our family has been trying to cut down on processed foods lately.  So, what’s a girl to do, just a couple weeks away from Thanksgiving?  Turn to the pros, that’s what. Read More »

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