December 2010

christmas tree o’ books

by amy 22 December 2010

file this under i’m having a christmas party tonight + want to put up some last-minute decorations. let’s go ahead + say it – this christmas tree of books is not exactly the craftiest of crafts. *however* it is super quick + easy to put together, + makes a cute conversation starter. 1. go to your [...]

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a tale of two trees. charlie brown trees, that is.

by amy 21 December 2010

years ago, before yours truly came into his life, honey was a bachelor. he did lots of typical bachelor things, like watch endless amounts of football (which he still does) + eat frozen burritos for dinner (which, thankfully, he has abandoned). but most importantly, this was his christmas tree: yes, this charlie brown tree was [...]

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baked macaroni + cheese

by amy 20 December 2010

when i think comfort food, mac + cheese is one of the first things that comes to mind. while i love interesting versions of it, featuring jalapenos, bacon or mushrooms (to name a few), sometimes i just want a slightly dressed-up take on the childhood classic. after trying endless recipes, i stumbled across this one, [...]

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christmas brunch menu + a call for ideas!

by amy 17 December 2010

our christmas festivities with family typically don’t begin until the afternoon, so last year, honey + i decided to plan a christmas morning sparkling wine brunch at home for just the two of us. it was such a fun, relaxing start to the day that we knew we had to make it a yearly tradition. [...]

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red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting

by amy 16 December 2010

one of my foodie friends, sheri, emailed + asked if i had a good red velvet cake recipe. i had actually never made a red velvet cake before + figured this was a good excuse to try! i looked through a bunch of recipes + settled on bobby flay’s version. for the frosting, i decided [...]

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