Ina Makes a Dinner Comeback – Barefoot Contessa 58

It’s winter in New England, and even though we haven’t gotten any significant snowfall, we have had a few chillier days here and there. What’s the best way to end a cold day? A warm and hearty pasta dish. If you’re looking for something super simple and flavorful, then you MUST give this Ina Garten pasta recipe a try. Trust me, you won’t be sorry. I’m patiently waiting for an excuse to make this guaranteed crowd-pleaser once again.

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A Bundt Cake with a Wonderful Flavor – Barefoot Contessa 57

As a way to make good on my promise to include more Ina Garten recipes this year, I made a Bundt cake with a classy flavor combination. At least I think it’s a classy one–for me it invokes upper crust and “adult flavors.” What is this flavor you ask? Chocolate and orange. Like all of Ina’s recipes, this cake was very easy to bake and tasted so yummy. I also got to use the new photography backgrounds I purchased a few weeks ago. I think the photos came out great.

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More Disney Food Photos

I’m back from vacation and so excited that I get to share with you all some of the tasty treats I got to experience while in Walt Disney World. My goal was to post more frequently while I was away but I ended up being at the parks much later than expected. Plus, I was exhausted after doing an average of 20,000 steps each day!

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Gingerbread in January? The Answer is, Yes!!

It’s hard to believe that we are almost two weeks into 2023 already! Every year, I find myself reflecting around this time on all the hustle and bustle of the holidays. How quickly it begins and how quickly it comes to an end. The time period for creating dishes “holiday” flavors is so short and chaotic, that I barely had a chance to make anything last month.

I love baking and using the holiday flavors: peppermint, pumpkin spice, gingerbread, apple, cranberry, and walnut, just to name a few. So, I decided to make this delicious looking gingerbread cake in January. Don’t tell the food police!

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A Return to the Ina Project

Earlier this week, I found myself on Ina Garten’s website. I can’t recall exactly why I was there but nevertheless, I was lost in the Ina’s World tab for a little while. I noticed the link to the cookbook index and wondered if it was finally updated to include the recipes from Ina’s most recent book, Go-To Dinners.

Sure enough, it was!

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to Start the New Year

Happy New Year!!

Did you stay up to watch the ball drop? I didn’t. I tried, but I didn’t make it this year. I was too tired from…not doing all that much actually. On New Year’s Eve, the chemist bf and I went to see the new Avatar movie, got Chinese take-out, and spent some time watching repeats of RuPaul’s Drag Race (the new season is starting very soon). But, I was itching to get one last bake in before the new year. Plus, I needed an “excuse” to try out my new stand mixer, right?

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A More Challenging Cake Attempt

A few weeks ago I wrote about how I purchased a new cookbook. This cookbook is one that I was excited to finally purchase and it’s surely one to take my baking skills to the next level. That couldn’t be more true than when I attempted one of the most challenging cakes in the book, and of my life: the French Classic Genoise.

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Top 5 Most Popular Posts of 2022

What a year it has been for this tiny little blog! I reached over 55,00 views and had one post that really, really took off. For a few months I thought I had finally “made it” in the blogging world. Even though it’s been over two years since I started this little hobby of mine.

As I did last year, I decided to write a post covering my most popular posts of the year, regardless of when they were published. So here it goes!

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Looking Back on the Year 2022

Wow! Can you believe it’s almost time for the new year?? Wasn’t January just last week?

Anyway, I decided to take some time this December and reflect on how things went on the blog this year. Here is my 2022 Year in Review!

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