Simple Vanilla Buttercream

This is a fabulous quick reference recipe for the start of any great filling or frosting. I love a simple vanilla buttercream: there are literally 4 ingredients and based on your level of sweetness, you can adjust this with a few minor additions to loosen, spread out the sweetness or basically flavor this to your…

Macaron Challenge: Salted Watermelon Poppy Seed

Ahhhh summer. You elusive, oft cursed in the heat of July but yearned for in the depths of January fickle timeframe. I will say up front: I am not a huge summer fan. Never have been beyond the age of 12 (my mother worked at a campground close to my house every summer while I…

Lucky Us: Irish Bangers with Colcannon and Guinness Gravy

It must be a byproduct of aging, but I have both gotten less ‘trendy’ and tried to be more ‘authentic’ as I’ve grown. This goes for my wardrobe (team sweatpants/leggings and Carhartt over here), my drink and my foods. Don’t judge on my daughter’s shamrock and rainbow outfit on St. Patrick’s Day… it was on…

Waste Not: Quickie Spinach Mushroom Quiche

Half a tub of mushrooms left in that fridge? Check. Spinach in there, too (or in the freezer?) Check. MASSIVELY INCREASED EGG PRODUCTION? CHECK. OMG CHECK. Going from an egg or two every other day to 5-6 eggs a day once the days stretch out a bit is… alarming sometimes. There are ways to combat…