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1917 Applesauce Cake

No eggs? No problem! This simple yet flavorful cake is the definition of conservation. Developed by Mary Swartz Rose in her book Everyday Foods in War Time, this recipe was meant to encourage American housewives to conserve ingredients (flour, sugar, eggs, etc.) so they could be diverted to the men fighting during World War I.Continue reading “1917 Applesauce Cake”

A Year in the Life

You never need an excuse to bake something delicious…but celebrating monthly milestones is good enough for me! We welcomed Elena Belle into our lives this February. This tiny but mighty spark of joy has changed our lives for the better. It is so exciting to see her grow, learn, and explore. Everyday there is somethingContinue reading “A Year in the Life”

What a Year…

Like many of you, I set out at the start of 2020 with big goals. My husband and I were ready to make 2020 the “year of us.” At the time we didn’t realize how accurate we were. We have certainly had a year of us, just not quite the way we imagined it. ThereContinue reading “What a Year…”

Wedding Cake Remake

It’s hard to believe, but my husband and I have been together for 10 years today! We met back when we were still babies, freshman year at Marist College. I’m not quite sure when it happened, but suddenly he was in my life and there to stay. Sometimes I wish we had a “how weContinue reading “Wedding Cake Remake”

Banana Split Cupcakes

My grandfather was known for his sweet tooth. He always had a delectable treat on hand and he wasn’t picky in his choices. That being said, we could always count on finding ice cream in his freezer. My family lost our beloved grandfather, father, husband earlier this year. It is always hard to lose thoseContinue reading “Banana Split Cupcakes”

The Brooklyn Blackout

Since childhood, I have had a book within easy reach. My love for reading has only grown with the years. From fiction to fantasy and every genre in between – I want to read it all. My family jokes that my “To Read” list only continues to grow despite how many books I have finished.Continue reading “The Brooklyn Blackout”


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