Mom’s here for a fun-filled Mother’s Day weekend in Chicago and I couldn’t be more happy to have her here! We walked around in Lincoln Park this afternoon and had lunch together. When we left the restaurant, she caught notice of a French Macaron shop, so I asked if she’d be interested in making them ourselves this afternoon instead – so that’s what we did! We made French Macarons filled with salted caramel buttercream that we dipped in dark chocolate, then dipped in praline crumble – YUM, this was seriously so good!! Continue reading “Salted Caramel Macarons Dipped in Chocolate & Praline Crumble”
Happy Cinco De Mayo!
I love love love Mexican food and could eat it every single day! When I was thinking about what I wanted to bake for Cinco De Mayo, I thought about Fritule, which is basically a Croatian donut hole, and I realized I could tweak a few ingredients to give it some Cinco De Mayo spirit 🙂 I also want to share the authentic Croatian Fritule recipe with you so check them both out! Continue reading “Croatian Fritule – Cinco De Mayo Style”
Does rosemary & olive oil ice-cream sound totally weird to you? It did to me at first. One of the first dates Aaron and I went on while we were dating long distance between Chicago and LA was to RPM Italian in Chicago. We loved their food and atomosphere from the start, so this became a regular date-night spot for the two of us. During one of our visits, they had a special gelato for the night – flavored with rosemary, olive oil and sea salt. I thought to myself – this is weird, but I also love rosemary and this is probably super good – and it’s literally one of my most favorite flavor combinations now. Continue reading “Rosemary & Olive Oil Ice-Cream”
Hoppy Easter! What a beautiful weekend in Chicago, I hope it’s as lovely as it is here where you are!
It’s been just over a year since we’ve moved into our home-sweet-home in Chicago… just in time for Easter. Last year during Easter, my dad and his wife came to spend the holiday with us and they’ve come back to join us again this year with their two new puppies! Typically during the Holidays we’re off to visit our families in Michigan, so I’m grateful for new traditions in our own home. We will have a house full of family, friends and fur babies to share Easter dinner and dessert with. Continue reading “Classic Carrot Cake”
Most of our weekends are spent with our good friend having game nights (we get overly competitive with Clue and Monopoly btw), trying new restaurants, and having bonfires complete with smores in the summer! With it being his birthday this weekend, I asked him what I could make for a birthday treat and he said his favorite treats are cinnamon rolls – what better nightcap then a homemade warm cinnamon roll with a cold glass of milk?! Continue reading “Cinnamon Rolls with a Buttery Glaze”
IT’S PI(E) DAY! What a great reason to bake a warm homemade pie right?!
Life has been a little crazy these days and I haven’t been able to dedicate the right energy and time my baking deserves the past few weeks, but this pie brought everything back into place in the best ways. I’m grateful for this sweet little pie for this reason. It turned out so pretty, smelling like heaven, and delicious so I can’t wait to share this recipe with you! Happy Pi(e) Day! Continue reading “Mixed-Berry Pie”