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lifestyle, recipes

The Best Apple Doughnut Recipe

Fall is absolutely my favorite time of the year! And that’s no secret. Besides the gorgeous leaves, cute style options, and fun activities, the food has to be the next best thing. Last year, when I went apple picking with my friends in Rhode Island, we came back with a giant bag of apples and decided to try new recipes. Well, I also left Rhode Island with a slightly less giant bag of apples (we picked A TON) and decided to try more once I got home. The favorite, both on my blog and in  ...

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Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Icing

With Christmas comes baked goods and with just a week away, you’re probably gathering ingredients for cookies galore. But hear me out, what about instead of gingerbread cookies, you have a gingerbread cake? That’s right! A cake, not cookies! Last year, I made a gingerbread cake for dessert after Christmas dinner and it was so good and was such a crowd pleaser. It’s a twist on the classic Christmas treat! And how cute is the little gingerbread village cake topper?

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lifestyle, recipes

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Homemade Whipped Cream Icing

So here’s a little secret, I don’t like pumpkin pie. It’s nothing against pumpkin pie, I don’t really like pie all that much. I know, I know. Kind of unAmerican right? Well, for all you other pie-dislikers (I know I can’t be the only one out there), who don’t want to be left out on Thanksgiving, here’s a pumpkin cupcake recipe that will (almost) take the place of a pumpkin pie. Or for someone who wants to shake things up or for someone who  ...

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Adventures, Just for the Weekend

Apple Picking and Apple Recipes

This week, I’m in New England celebrating a joint birthday weekend with my best friends and a fall adventure vacation. My first stop was Rhode Island, to visit my friend. It’s the first time I’ve been to this state, and, though small, it’s beautiful this time of year. My first day here, my friend took the train from Boston and met us in Rhode Island. And when trying to figure out how to spend the day, I suggested apple picking. We found an orchard online, set the  ...

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Summer Birthday Guide

Today is my mom’s birthday. It’s a milestone birthday so I wanted to do something special over the weekend to celebrate it. Every year, I ask what my mom wants for her birthday or what she wants to do. Every year, she always says nothing or anything or whatever everyone else wants to do. Every year, I’m staring up at my ceiling, wondering what I should get her as a gift and where I should take her for dinner. While scouring the internet for birthday gifts and laying awake  ...

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Holidays, lifestyle

(Mother’s Day) Brunch is Always a Good Idea

I love brunch and I love planning things and I love my mom. What better way to put all of them to use than a Mother’s Day brunch? Last year, my family came over to celebrate. My cousins and I were running the show from behind the scenes: one taking orders, one running food, and the other acting as my sous chef in the kitchen. And once all the food was out and the drinks were poured, we all sat on our back deck eating, drinking, and laughing. These are my plans for a perfect  ...

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