Bake: Pistachio Cocoa Brownies

Late at night, I love to have a little sweet treat to celebrate the end of a long day. There’s something sacred and almost wrong eating leftover brownies for breakfast too. I’m always happy to indulge! These brownies are dark, dense, and speckled with crushed pistachios, adding a twist on your normal walnut brownies. If you live with a no-nut-brownie…

Cocktail: Fall Milk Punch

It finally feels like fall outside, which means IT’S TIME FOR MILK PUNCH! Every year, as everyone starts craving pumpkin spice, I wait patiently for the crisp air to make milk punch. The delicate spices, stired with whole milk, rum and brandy bring out all that’s best in fall drinks. It’s the predecessor to the colder winter months, where you…

Keys to Planning a Vacation: Ahead of Time

We’re off to Maine next month, and I just can’t wait to swim in the freezing water, eat lobster, and explore Acadia national park. While we’ve booked the plane tickets a year ago, now comes the time for the actual planning. Here are the resources I’m using as I plan in bigger details what our vacation will look like: Pinterest.…

Following the Rush of New Hobbies

It’s so easy to get lost in the daily fluff of life; answering emails, working, exercising, that we can often forget how important our hobbies and free time activities can be. Over the last year, I’ve dove deeply into understanding the impact my hobbies have on my life. For me, my interests come in huge rushes and become almost an…

Why I LOVE Vintage Cookbooks

With the opening of my little virtual bookstore HERE I wanted to share with you all why I started collecting vintage cookbooks in the first place, and why there are so special to me.   1.They remind me of a time I never knew. Many people I know were alive in the 60’s and 70’s but I didn’t have that chance,…

Cocotte Shop is UP!

I’ve been talking for a while about a Cocotte Shop, where I could sell my vintage cookbook collection, some cool antique cookery, and maybe even some handmade things. I’m excited to tell you today that the shop is READY! I’m still working on adding some new things, so check back often because I will be growing a lot. So far…