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Irina

Sausage cranberry pecan stuffing
Holidays Plates Sides

Best Ever Sausage Cranberry Pecan Stuffing

Thanksgiving for me (like perhaps for many other people??) is all about the sides. And this sausage cranberry pecan stuffing happens to be my current favorite Thanksgiving dish. Growing up, I hated stuffing and even the idea of stuffing. Why would anyone want to…

November 7, 2017
easy blender hollandaise
Breakfast Entrees Plates Sides

Quick and Easy Blender Hollandaise

Hollandaise sauce is a traditional French sauce that is typically made in a double boiler, over low heat, whisking for a long time until you get a thick creamy sauce- similar to a mayonnaise. Before I discovered this easy blender hollandaise, I tried to…

October 31, 2017
Macaron Secrets
Desserts Plates

Macaron Secrets from a Professional Baker

Hey you guys!!!! I know a lot of you have been wondering where the heck I went and when the recipes were coming back… well, I have some good news. I’m back- and today, I’m sharing all my macaron secrets with you!! Many of…

October 14, 2017
yakima wineries
Places Seattle

6 Yakima Wineries You Must See! (where to stay+eat)

Living in the Seattle area has many perks, one of them is being just two hours away from a totally different climate and setting. The Yakima Valley is so close but feels like a totally different state! Visiting the Yakima wineries for wine tastings…

July 25, 2017
Easy Key Lime Pie
Cakes Desserts Plates

Quick and Easy Key Lime Pie

I recently shared one of my favorite recipes for coconut lime cupcakes that were originally inspired  by key lime pie… even though I’ve never actually tried key lime pie before. When I shared this little bit of news with Yuli, she was shocked. She…

June 30, 2017
Low Sugar Apricot Jam
Breakfast Plates Sides

Low Sugar Apricot Jam (No Canning Required)

Last week, I picked up 25 pounds of fresh, local apricots at a nearby market. I wait for this brief window of opportunity every year so I can make my delicious, low sugar apricot jam. I was once intimidated by the jam making process…

June 13, 2017
Easy Shortcut Coconut Lime Cupcakes
Cakes Desserts Plates

Easy Shortcut Coconut Lime Cupcakes

These easy shortcut coconut lime cupcakes taste like vacation. As I write this post, I am 24 hours away from my own vacation and by the time this post goes live, I will already be “Somewhere on a beach, sipping something strong…” and if…

March 28, 2017