In these Lemon Coconut Cupcakes a moist coconut cupcake that is made with both dried coconut and coconut milk is filled with lemon curd and then topped with a coconut Italian Meringue Buttercream. And then topped off with some more toasted coconut.

Lemon Coconut Cupcakes {Italian Meringue Buttercream}

These Lemon Coconut Cupcakes have a moist coconut cake, a sweet, tart lemon curd filling and are topped with a lemon Italian meringue buttercream! Lemon, coconut, Spring, cupcakes… Look me straight in the face and tell me that lemon and yellow don’t make you instantly happy. That’s what I thought. Insta-sunshine As I was photographing… 

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Culinary School Update Part 3 : Marble Pound Cake

Culinary School Update: Part 3

Eight whole weeks have passed since my last culinary school post. 8 weeks; 118 recipes and 21 pounds of butter (which is actually not a lot of butter, by the way). I’m not going to tell you where all that butter went. This is a safe space. I have both so much to say and… 

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An easy to follow Italian Meringue Buttercream Tutorial! My favorite frosting made super simple!

Italian Meringue Buttercream Tutorial

A step-by-step Italian Meringue Buttercream tutorial! It is the smoothest and creamiest of all the buttercreams! You will love it on cakes, cupcakes and more! Plus it’s easier than you think! In culinary school we made 5 different types of buttercream, but Italian Meringue Buttecream is my favorite! It has a lighter texture and taste… 

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This Quinoa Kale Power Bowl is packed with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and filling protein! Plus it is a super easy recipe that is perfect for lunch or dinner!

Quinoa Kale Power Bowl {$500 Giveaway!}

This Quinoa Kale Power Bowl is packed with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and filling protein!  Oh hey! Culinary school has taken over my life the past few weeks, but I’ll fill you in on that at another time. Today, today is about food!!! More specifically filling, healthy food! Even I cannot live on bread alone. Yes,… 

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These are the moistest, most delicious Carrot Cake Cupcakes | A recipe I learned in culinary school that my husband said were the best ever!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes {Cream Cheese Frosting}

These are the moistest, most delicious Carrot Cake Cupcakes that I have ever had! They have a little crunch from toasted walnuts and the perfect hint of cinnamon! Topped with an impossibly creamy cream cheese frosting they are irresistible!  If you’ve been following along my culinary school journey on The Gram, you probably recall the three pictures… 

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Lemon Raspberry Bread Pudding {Lemon Brandy Sauce}

This Lemon Raspberry Bread Pudding with Lemon Brandy Sauce is the perfect light dessert for Spring! You will love the bright flavors and crunchy, sweet lemon topping! Lemon is one of those flavors that will reach in, grab your heart and never let it go! It is also one of those cravings that cannot be replaced with… 

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This Deviled Egg Salad Sandwich has all the flavors of deviled eggs on a toasted ciabatta roll! The perfect easy lunch or dinner!

Deviled Egg Salad Sandwich

This Deviled Egg Salad Sandwich has all the flavors of deviled eggs on a toasted ciabatta roll! The perfect easy lunch or dinner! Deviled eggs remind me of Easter. They also remind me of my Great-Grandmother RoRo (you remember RoRo, right?). This is just a hunch, but I am guessing that RoRo probably served deviled… 

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This flavorful Rosemary Pinot Noir Steak Chili is a spicy, hearty chili with tender pieces of steak and a hint of pinot noir and rosemary!

Rosemary Pinot Noir Steak Chili

This flavorful Rosemary Pinot Noir Steak Chili is a spicy, hearty chili with tender pieces of steak and a hint of pinot noir and rosemary! Is it Summer yet? My husband keeps taunting me with tales of 70˚ days in Atlanta while I get excited about the mercury cresting 45˚ here in NYC! It’s a… 

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Lightened up Meaty Cheese Stuffed Shells! They are easier and healthier than you think!

Baked Meaty Cheese Stuffed Shells

I’ve lightened up a familiar favorite with these Meaty Cheese Stuffed Shells! Giant pasta shells are stuffed with a ground beef and cheese mixture, topped with an easy, fresh pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese and then baked to melty, cheesy perfection! If you’ve been following me on Instagram for, oh about 4 months (thank you!),… 

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These Dark Chocolate Nut KIND Bars Copy Cats are sinfully delicious! The perfect sweet snack!

Dark Chocolate Nut KIND Bars Copy Cat {Guest Post}

These Dark Chocolate Nut Bars are a copy cat of the sinfully delicious (and expensive!) KIND Bars! Roasted nuts stirred into a vanilla honey mixture and topped with dark chocolate and sea salt! My kind of snacking! This final guest post is by one of my favorite people! Kayle from The Cooking Actress was my very… 

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Culinary School Update: Part Two

Culinary School Update: Part Two

Spoiler alert: this post is ridiculously long. Even for my verbose self. Here’s a cupcake for the journey… This is…an update of sorts. How do I cram everything we have covered in the past 3 weeks into 823 words? Since we last talked we’ve breezed through 18 pies and tarts, 10 recipes with pâte à choux… 

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