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Lately, I just cannot get enough of {Chris Barrett Design}. All of her work is so impressive and versatile. And her residential kitchens are just breathtaking. Here are some of my favorites spaces

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And those are just a few. Check out all about Chris and what inspires her {here}

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Ingredients

  • 5 Avocados, skins removed, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/1 teaspoon Himalayan Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Crushed Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
Steps
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Layer a cookie sheet in aluminium foil.
  2. Comine all of the seasoning in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Place avocado slices on the foil and sprinkle 1/3 of the seasoning on top. Put in oven for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and flip slices over on to opposite site. Cover in the next 1/3 of seasoning and return to the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and coat with the remaining seasoning. Serve hot.
 
Enjoy : )

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complete with free printables from paper crave. Found via cottage industrialist this would be an awesome idea for a baby shower or even just a ladies get together.

I would love to do this with my girlfriends! Or my cousins and aunts!

Here are just a couple of the great printables!

canning-party-invitations and canning-party-recipe-cards

Thanks to Cottage Industrialist and Paper Crave for the idea and the amazing printables!

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Pottery Barn not only provides amazing decorations but they help you plan awesome parties.

check it our for yourself {here}

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So it looks like today I am on a confections kick. I am not even sure how to describe how yummy this cake looks and sounds.

Honestly, it is almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

So what is it?

A Oreo Olallieberry Chocolate Layer Cake

How delicious does that sound. Thank you to Desserts for Breakfast for sharing this scrumptious recipe!

for chocolate cake:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup black cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1 tspn baking soda
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup hot coffee

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease, flour, and line the bottoms of two 8″ round cake pans. If desired, line the cake pans with bake-even strips.
2. In a mixer bowl, combine sugar, flour, black and Dutch-processed cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix to combine.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the beaten eggs, vegetable oil, and milk. Stir to mix. Then, with the mixer on low, pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix on low until evenly distributed.
4. Pour the hot coffee into the batter and mix on medium low until smooth.
5. Divide the batter between the two cake pans.
6. Bake for 35-45 minutes. When a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out cleanly, the cakes are done. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.  Once completed, split the layers.

for cocoa-olallieberry buttercream:

  • 1/2 cup olallieberry puree, from about 3/4 cup olallieberries
  • 2 Tbspn black cocoa, sifted
  • 11 oz. sugar (~310 grams)
  • 5 oz. water (~140 grams)
  • 150 grams egg whites (~5 egg whites)
  • pinch of cream of tartar, optional
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 4 sticks (1 lb) butter, at room temperature
  • food coloring, if desired
  • oreo cookies, chopped into sixths

1. In a small bowl, mix together the raspberry puree and sifted black cocoa. Set aside.
2. Combine water and 11 oz. (310 gr) sugar in a small pot over medium-high heat. Without stirring, bring to a boil and let cook until the temperature reaches 240 degrees F.
3. Meanwhile, place the egg whites and cream of tartar in a mixer bowl. With the whisk attachment, begin whisking the egg whites when the syrup begins to bubble on the stove. Start whisking on medium low until the whites begin to foam, then increase speed to high and gradually add the remainder of the sugar. Whip until soft peaks form and stop.
4. Once the syrup has reached 240 degrees F (soft ball stage) and the whites have been whipped to soft peaks, gradually pour the syrup in a small stream into the egg whites, whisking on medium high continuously. Be careful not to allow the sugar syrup to fall on the beaters.
5. Continue whisking until the bowl of the mixer is at body temperature and not warm anymore.
6. Slowly begin to add the butter, about a half tablespoon at a time.
7. Once all of the butter is incorporated, continue whisking while adding the olallieberry and cocoa mixture and the food coloring, if using. Beat until incorporated. Use immediately, layering with the chopped oreos.

for dark chocolate ganache:

  • 3 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2.5 oz. manufacturing or heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbspn butter

1. Place the chopped chocolate in a bowl and set aside.
2. In a saucepan, heat the cream and butter just until simmering.
3. Pour the hot cream mixture over the chocolate. Let sit for a minute or so.
4. Whisk the cream into the chocolate until smooth. Cool briefly and pour onto frosted cake.

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Book to Buy


A friend of mine reccommended this book to me the other day and I haven’t stopped thinking about it. I have quite the cooking book collection and I am always looking for new things to try in the kitchen. After reading some of the reviews of Sugar Baby on amazon and I think it will have to be my next book purchase!

Get your own {here}

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Okay, so I don’t like breakfast. I am just not a big morning eater. All I want is a glass of water and coffee. So I am always looking for yummy food that I would WANT to eat in the morning.

Then I saw {this} post by Joy over at Oh Joy and instantly was in love. This is something I eat for breakfast and love.

So from Joy, here is her recipe:

Currently my favorite versions includes an egg, sliced avocado, salt, pepper, and {an extra special ingredient}tzatziki sauce on a lightly toasted english muffin

Enjoy : )

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