Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread |

There are few things more rewarding in the kitchen than a successfully made bread recipe.  Whether it’s your favorite pizza dough, cinnamon rolls, a buttery dinner roll or just a loaf of sandwich bread, there’s something about fresh bread that makes you feel like a rock star in the kitchen.  I don’t know how many times I’ve made bread (it’s a lot) but even so, every time the yeast starts to do its thing, I do a little happy dance.

The thing about bread, though, is that it’s a commitment.  The kneading, the rising, the rising AGAIN, the perfect not-too-humid-not-too-dry conditions – it’s kind of daunting and sometimes it’s just not worth it.

Except that it’s always worth it.  …

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Roasted Smashed Potatoes

Anyone who knows me well knows how much I love potatoes.  Mashed, scalloped, baked, fried – I love them all.  My guiltiest pleasure of all is a recipe my husband makes occasionally – simple, buttered potatoes – they’re just boiled potatoes smothered in butter and just barely mashed.  They are SO indulgent and soooo good….

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A Playroom Makeover: Part 2

First things first, if you haven’t read Part 1, go back and read it now. Good?  Ok. After we got all of the construction, painting and cleaning behind us, it was time to do the fun stuff – it was time to make the room look like what we’d been envisioning for almost a year…

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A Playroom Makeover: Part 1

I am so excited to be back with another Lemon Sugar remodel project, and especially excited to be working with my friends at Organized Living again! If you remember, we teamed up several months ago to tackle my pantry remodel, and it turned out SO good that we’ve decided to take on a bigger and…

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream-FB

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream

So, relevant but irrelevant:  last week I cleaned out my refrigerator.  Like, REALLY cleaned it out.  I took everything out, scrubbed it, sanitized it, threw away, organized, and made everything pretty and bright.  In my cleaning frenzy, I uncovered four pounds of strawberries that we purchased the weekend before at the Farmer’s Market.  The strawberries…

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