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Autumn Tea Time Treats

I love the fall. The leaves are changing color and the crisp air means some of my favorite holidays are just around the corner. But, best of all, autumn brings…

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A Perfectly Imperfect Hostess

Let’s be honest, most parties we go to as adults can seem a bit boring. You walk into a house that’s so clean you can’t relax, especially because you’re wearing…

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Backyard Vegan Chili

Fall is just around the corner. It’s time to put away your summer dresses and trade them for a cozy warm sweater to bundle up in. The next time you’re…

Homemade Sourdough Bread

Homemade Sourdough Bread

Making sourdough is a wonderful tradition. The sourdough starter I use has been in my family for over 40 years. My mother purchased a sourdough starter kit at the Berkeley…

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A Lovely Arrangement // 8

A Note From The Editor: This is part of our A Lovely Arrangement series, which features inspiration and advice on creating beautiful floral arrangements using inexpensive supermarket flowers. Catch up on…

Cheesecake Violette

Petite Cheesecake Violette with Marjoram

Liqueur de Violettes is a beautiful liqueur made from hand-harvested, French violets by a Swiss distiller. It’s perfectly perfumy, sweet, and floral. Accompanied by marjoram in this creamy and indulgent…

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Blueberry Ricotta Bars

These bars are delicious. Their texture is light and their flavor is full. They are also incredibly fun and easy to make. People are so often baffled when they hear…

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Beach Picnic Know-How

If you’re anything like me, when summer hits and you live by the beach you want nothing more than to be out in the warm sunshine embracing all the season…

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Peach Upside-Down Cake

I love this cake. Not because it is one of the most delicious cakes I have ever eaten (which it really is) or because it is one of the most…

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Summer-izing Your Home

 This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Room Essentials to make modern life easier. Summer is a time to explore. It’s a time to take risks and let the excitement of something new…