Gorgeous Rhubarb Tart with almond frangipane filling and buttery shortbread crust.

Rhubarb Tart

Jaws will drop when you serve your guests this gorgeous rhubarb dessert!  Thin slices of tart, seasonal rhubarb top a sweet almond frangipane filling, nestled into a buttery shortbread crust.  It’s as delicious as it is beautiful!  For the life of me, I can’t be sure if I thought of this myself or saw it… 

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How to make basic macaron shells. These really aren't that hard!

Basic Macaron Recipe

You can totally do this!  Follow my simple instructions and video tutorial, and you’ll be enjoying freshly made French macarons from your own home kitchen! This basic recipe for classic almond shells couldn’t be more simple.  (Naturally gluten-free.) I feature recipes for French macarons pretty regularly here, because they are a little bit special, gift-able,… 

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Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie- Such a classic! Love this in the summer.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Serve this gorgeous Lemon Meringue Pie at your next gathering!  Your guests will adore the buttery, flaky crust, the tangy lemon filling, and the soft cloud of toasty meringue!  Everything’s better when it’s made from scratch, and this classic dessert is no exception! Yesterday was a wheel-spinning kind of day.  Do you get those too?  I just… 

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How to Get In on the Gold Trend, Without Breaking the Bank

Getting in on the Gold Trend

Do you want to in get in on that luxe-looking gold trend, but don’t want to have to buy all new everything?  So did I!  I’m sharing my best tips today for how to bring a little gilded bling into your decor, without breaking the bank!  How was your Mother’s Day???  Wasn’t the weather just gorgeous?  I had… 

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Cream Puffs!

How to Host a Mother’s Day Tea

How to host a tea party for all the special moms in your life this Mother’s Day!  It’s fun and simple if you follow my easy entertaining tips! Happy Saturday everyone!  I’m just popping in real quick with some last-minute tips for Mother’s Day. Are you ready for it?  Or are you still stumped for… 

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This drink was so easy to make, but really fun and different! #nonalcoholic #brunchweek

Strawberry Orange Blossom Sparkler #BrunchWeek #Giveaway

This Strawberry Orange Blossom Sparkler is a special drink the whole family can enjoy.  The flavors of sweet, seasonal strawberry and floral orange blossom combine with sparkling water in the most refreshing way!  It’s the perfect non-alcoholic offering for your brunch table this Mother’s Day.  And don’t miss the giveaway at the bottom of the post!  Happy… 

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola- tasted almost like a peanut butter cookie, but the fruit just added something really special ;) #brunchweek

Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola #BrunchWeek

It’s a classic combo for a reason!  This Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola makes a hearty, healthy breakfast that will make you feel like a kid again!  Plus an awesome giveaway at the bottom of the post that will make all your Brunch Week dreams come true.   Hey again everybody!  Brunch week is in… 

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The best macarons I've made yet! Loved the walnut in the shells, and the buttery salted caramel balances out the sweetness.

Chocolate Walnut Macarons with Salted Caramel #BrunchWeek

Rich and flavorful walnuts replace the traditional almonds in these French macarons, with a deep, chocolate-y flavor, and a buttery salted caramel filling!  These delicious little pastries are almost a cross between a cookie and a candy, and they’re sure to be your new favorite treat!  (Naturally gluten-free.)  Scroll all the way to the bottom of… 

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Strawberry Moscato Slush- such a delicious summer cocktail!

Strawberry Moscato Slush (a Guest Post by Brunch with Joy)

Please give a warm welcome to my friend Linda from Brunch with Joy!  She’s celebrating her first blog birthday, and sharing this gorgeous Strawberry Moscato Slush with us.  Don’t forget to check out her awesome giveaway from BlendTec, at the bottom of this post!  Today I am so happy to introduce you to my friend… 

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One of my favorite things ever! Seven-Minute Frosting: so fluffy, almost like marshmallow fluff. Sooo good on chocolate cake!

Seven Minute Frosting and a Giveaway

If you are looking for a light, fluffy frosting with tons of vanilla flavor, I’ve got your answer!  Whip up a batch of this easy Seven Minute Frosting the next time you bake a cake or cupcakes.  And don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to win some essential… 

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The perfect drink for Valentine's or Mother's Day- Champagne and Roses Cocktail! So fun & special :)

Champagne and Roses Cocktail

Treat someone special to this lovely Champagne and Roses Cocktail!  It’s so simple to make but it feels so fun and fancy.  Perfect for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s.   It’s Friday and today I’m sharing a really fun and really simple cocktail recipe! What more could a girl want than champagne and roses, right?  Ok,… 

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Orange Blossom Madeleines- these were easy to make and like nothing I've ever tasted before! Perfect for a shower or Spring brunch.

Orange Blossom Madeleines

Light and butter-y Madeleines are infused with the unmistakably delicate fragrance of orange blossom.  These classic French pastries are so easy to make, and perfect for a Spring party!  I recently acquired a little bottle of orange blossom water, aka Orange Flower Water.  I was so happy to have the opportunity to bake with it, because honestly… 

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Brownie Sundae Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes- These were insanley good with the salted caramel sauce!

Brownie Sundae Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Don’t let their innocent appearance fool you- these Brownie Sundae Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes have a gooey, fudge-y, dark chocolate-y side!  Add a drizzle of salted caramel sauce and they’re positively sinful. Oh, mama. These may look cute and childish and fun, but do not underestimate them. They will leave you breathless, sticky, and begging for mercy…. 

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