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Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

I bought my dad a milkshake yesterday.  Strawberry – a solid choice though I remember him ordering Pineapple Malts when I was a kid which tipped me off early to his playful food genius.  It’s pretty sweet sharing a milkshake with Dad, any flavor, any age.   The offering today is a milkshake – roasty, toasty, and sweet.  And while we’re past the summer days (someone tell that to the heat and humidity in New…

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Julia’s Fried Pistachios with Lemon Yogurt

I went to Greece this week on a whim.  On a whim, on an adventure, on a gut hunch that this sort of invitation was one to pay attention to, one that felt like a spark of LIFE in everyday life.  Gut hunches are the feels I pay attention. Where it’s hard to feel the difference between nerves and excitement.  That’s where the good stuff lives.  Greece is as generous and I’d imagined. The sun…

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Currently Crushing On.

by Jessica on September 29, 2018 1 5 Happy Saturday! This first full week of fall just flew by and I.am.loving.it. Living up every bit of this glorious season! I hope you are having a wonderful September. Be on the lookout for my monthly beauty and lifestyle favorites in the next few days! xoxoxo What I’m loving this week: This german apple cake is killing me. I want all things apple! Along with this chai…

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layered mocha cheesecake

Prepare pans: Line two 9×13 cake pans or quarter-sheet pans (what I use) with foil. You really don’t want this foil to tear; a trick I like is to press it over the outside of the cake pan first to mold the shape of the foil. Then, when you flip it over and line the inside, it’s easier to press tightly against the walls without tearing. Lightly coat the foil with nonstick cooking spray. Line…

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Currently Crushing On.

by Jessica on September 15, 2018 6 7 It’s hard to believe that we are entering the last official week of summer. Crazy! I hope you have a fantastic weekend and eat all the s’mores, drink all the rosé and maybe jump in a pool one more time. This past week, I shared a bunch of our kid/baby favorites. Along with a 10 month update on Emilia (I mean… speaking of crazy)! Also, fun Sweet…

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marbled raspberry pound cake

The cake, as written below, makes 1 standard loaf. To make it in the doughnut-looking pan I show, you’ll want to use 150% of the recipe (it bakes in 38 to 40 minutes). To make a bundt or tube cake, you’ll want to double the recipe (it will take anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes, as shapes range a lot). For the doughnut or bundt cake, I double the glaze. For the raspberries, fork-mashing is…

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Simple Fig and Mascarpone Cake

If we’re paying attention to the small milestones (and good grief- WE ARE), it’s been just over two years that I’ve had a backyard.  It’s an anniversary of sorts (but really not at all). The backyard is still partly graveled, with hopes of future raised beds.  I still battle the weeds – but there are moments of such sweetness.  Earlier this spring the gardenias made me think of my grandmother ever morning.  Earlier this spring…

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Honeycrisp Crush.

by Jessica on September 6, 2018 27 6 Jump up and down if you love honeycrisp apple season! Jump up and down if you love honeycrisp apple cocktail season. I’m basically doing cartwheels. MY OTHER RECIPES It’s no secret that I wait the entire year for honeycrisp apples. What is it about them that is just so… crisp? So delicious? So… apple-ish? Max eats an apple sprinkled with cinnamon every single day and I was…

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Summer Fridays, Vol 14.

by Jessica on August 31, 2018 10 7 Happy SUMMER FRIDAY! Enjoy this long weekend.  MAKING The most delicious and simple tomato salad with the tomatoes at their perfect peak. Toss heirloom tomatoes with some lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and shaved parmesan then serve it over greens. SO amazing and so flavorful and fresh. SIPPING On as much chilled rosé as I can this long weekend! I’ll be referencing all of your comments in…

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Brown Sugar Fig Bubbly.

by Jessica on August 23, 2018 24 6 Oh how this fig cocktail is a thing of beauty! You GUYS. You know it. I get insanely excited for fig season. Even though it only seems to last for about 56 seconds in my area, I live up these weeks of fresh figs and enjoy. I buy them for cheese plates and risotto and now cocktails. I eat them fresh for a snack and caramelize them…

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