Nothing says spring and summer to me more than fresh lemon desserts. This one in particular is so simple, delicate and light in flavor. Pairing with a side of fresh raspberries kicks it up another notch in both flavor and presentation. This is an “assembly” only cake – no baking required. You create layers of […]


The perfect combination of sweet and savory! This isn’t your typical shortbread cookie – it’s more chewy vs. crumbly and the rosemary, salt + chocolate take it to a totally different level. This is the perfect cookie to pair with a glass of wine or to add to a charcuterie board for a dessert element. […]


An old fashion icebox cake…or as my family calls it – A COOKIE CAKE! This is a childhood favorite of mine that my mom and grandma have been making for more than 50 years.
Chocolate wafer cookies layered with homemade whipped cream. Then refrigerate and serve…it doesn’t get any easier and more delicious.


Baking Pinterest worthy cookies can be intimidating. Join me as I share tips and tricks so you too can bake amazing cookies that will WOW at your events!

Easter table setting with simple pink tulips, white dinnerware, floral napkins and vintage green depression glass.


Easter is one of my favorite holidays to host and cook. It’s also the least complicated holiday meal I make. Maybe it’s because of the warmer weather or maybe it’s because we start our day on the beach, but either way, I cook a delicious meal that I don’t spend all day preparing.


If you found my tutorial and you’re currently living with “holey” travertine (or any other tile) that you just don’t like…there’s hope and a SOLUTION. […]

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