recipes

Pumpkin Spice Naked Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Drizzle

This Pumpkin Spice Naked Layer Cake is perfect for entertaining this fall and throughout the holiday season. Perfectly spiced, it’s an elegant cake that’s great for fall birthdays and Thanksgiving celebrations. Easy to make, it’s sure to impress a crowd! Finished with a delicious salted caramel drizzle. The alternative title for this post was ‘The Cake that Almost Wasn’t”.  This shoot came up at the last second when a brand needed a very last second photo for a post.  My text conversation with our …

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Weeknight Meal Plan || #8 (Extra Easy!)

Happy Friday!  What are you guys up to this weekend?!  We are celebrating my brother-in-law’s new job tonight and Parker’s bestie’s birthday tomorrow, followed by a relaxing day of football and pulled pork sandwiches on Sunday.  Aaron has been traveling a lot lately and while I would never describe it as easy, it feels like I’m finally finding my rhythm with doing the two kids solo thing.  The hours from 5-8pm are a well choreographed dance of bathing, feeding, and dodging meltdowns, but most nights, come eight o …

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Gluten Free Slow Cooker Banh Mi Wraps Recipe

This delicious Bahn Mi recipe is a twist on the classic Vietnamese sandwich. I’ve used lettuce wraps instead of a baguette, but I’ve kept in all those lovely Vietnamese flavors – meat, pickled veggies and sauces, for the filling. Sometimes I (Lauren) think the concepts of meal prep and slow cookers get a bad rap. I often hear people say they make for rushed or bland meals, but if you like to eat healthy and have a busy life, I think you have to master both of these. I obviously disagree and believe that not only can you make …

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Hosting Hacks for Effortless Entertaining

When it comes to hosting, embracing simplicity is key.  Ditch the overly styled tabletop for more organic mix and match dinnerware and bud vases that are easily filled with a few stems. In lieu of a complicated, twenty ingredient recipe, fresh pasta and garlic roasted produce are always a delicious treat.  And instead of hosting a party with an elaborate signature cocktail or two, stock your bar cart in such a way that guests know exactly how to make a refreshing tasting cocktail with ease.  We’ve been partnering …

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