Food & Beverage

Norwegian Comfort Foods

If you're into getting a bit more hygge in your life, you might be trying out a bunch of Scandinavian desserts. They aren't necessary to experience hygge, of course, but it doesn't hurt to try them out. 

From cinnamon rolls to fresh baked bread, ebleskivers to bread porridge, there's really something for everyone and all of it sounds so homey and delicious to me. I'm not sure I trust my own hand at doing any of these treats justice and may simply try to find them on my own at various bakeries instead!

Easy and Quick Keto Treats

Lots of people bake keto treats or go out and get a bunch of ingredients to make keto substitutions, and that's totally fine. I think if you enjoy it especially, you should do it. I like baking, but most of the time I'd rather go buy something someone else has made! But if you're craving something sweet to hit the spot RIGHT NOW, I totally feel you, and I have a few things that might help.

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

As a native of St. Louis, there are some things that I love that aren't for everyone. Toasted ravioli? The hidden gem Monte Bello's has the best if that's what you're after, although I also must suggest the garlic goodness of Salt & Smoke. Provel cheese? Yeah, most non-natives hate it, but I'd eat Imo's every week if I could! But when it comes to Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, a St.

Holiday Treats For Teens

I've been hosting monthly teen parties for a few years and if there's anything I've learned, it's that teens can eat a LOT! We usually have enough as long as everyone brings something to share, and it's always fun to make something cute or exciting that you know they'll enjoy eating. Hearing them exclaim over a treat is one of my favorite parts, and while I'm not always able to make something homemade, I do try to when I can.

Variations On Pumpkin Pie

It's almost time for the biggest pumpkin pie day of the year and I am so ready for it. Pumpkin pie is one of my absolute favorite treats! I even get it at our local frozen custard shop (they blend it in with vanilla ice cream AND top it with some of the pie!). But I've been reading about a bunch of different variations on the classic and I must admit that they have me intrigued. Sure, I've tried pumpkin pie shake, but what about...

How To Make Sprinkles

Are you a sprinkles lover? I love the look of sprinkles, but when it comes to taste, I have to say that I'm a bit picky! I don't like those tiny beaded hard sprinkles, for example, but I like the softer, more elongated sprinkles, and I had no idea that they are so easy to make. If you've never made sprinkles, or if you need some but all you have is icing, you might want to check out this video.

Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away! Are you in panic mode yet? In my family, everyone brings dishes to share so the load isn't all on one person (although my mom tends to take on more), and we all live within half an hour of one another so it doesn't make it too difficult. That makes it fairer, but it also gives us all more time to enjoy each other's company and play hilarious games.

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