St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

Doesn’t this St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake look divine?! I recently snuck away for a very brief visit with a local friend. We focused on food (mostly because I love to eat. a lot.)  My friend made me homemade mango salsa that was divine (Anna, I still need all your recipes!) as well as a […]

Kitchen Tools I

A few years ago, in what was easily the worst faux pas in the history of my marriage to The Mr, I was gifted a blender for Mother’s Day.  Cue the disappointment; it might as well have been a power drill (or a vacuum, I’m not anyone’s maid, so for the love of all that […]

5 Tips // Cake + Fresh Fruits

I was making strawberry shortcakes for an afternoon snack lunch and I couldn’t help but be reminded of how naive I was when we registered for our wedding.  I ended up with drawers full of cool tools that I never used.  Over the past (almost 15!) years, and lots of trial and error, I’ve found […]

Heritage Meals

Last year really took the cake out of my pantry, flinging chunks of greasy icing staining my kitchen into a Jackson Pollock masterpiece (no thanks.)  It was time to take a quick break from the real world and visit my good friend in St. Louis.  After a very short road trip (you can read more […]

Red Velvet

I haven’t worn red velvet since I was a very young teenager in an early 90s wedding party (yikes! also, thank goodness!)     For the past few years, cupcake shops have popped up left and right and I’ve tried everything from gourmet bakeries to food trucks (and even a vending machine.)  I learned pretty […]