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carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and date caramel (gluten-free + vegan)

carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and date caramel (gluten-free + vegan)

There are few people as dedicated and loving as my friend Avery Hudson. She is loyal, loving, and steadfast in her friendship and uplifting nature. AKA she makes everyone feel like a super star. So when she asked me last week to make her mom a carrot cake, I was so so excited!!! Because in a lot of ways, Avery is a carrot cake.

vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream + pink meringue kisses for a baby girl!

vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream + pink meringue kisses for a baby girl!

Just stopping by with a cutie pie fluffy pink, white, and gold cake for the sweetest new earthling, baby Georgia! My best friend Olivia’s sister Ava had the most beautiful little girl a few weeks ago and I was just so excited, so I made a cake to celebrate that matches the colors in her nursery. Imperfect frosting and meringue kisses but for my first themed cake I’ve learned a few things.

make your own adventure: pb + j cracker sandwiches

Hi friends! This past month I partnered with Wellington Crackers to create a perfect back to school snack tray that is easy and fun to put together too! Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches ruled my childhood after school snack realm, so I loved adding different nut butters, jellies, fruits, and nuts to create a fun (and pretty!) platter. Hope you enjoy!

xx,

Marina

make your own adventure pb + j cracker sandwiches

make your own adventure: pb + j cracker sandwiches

makes large serving platter, serves 8-10 people as an appetizer or snack platter

instructions

assemble platter by first adding nut butters in small dipping bowls onto large serving platters.

once nut butters are placed, add jams and jellies onto the platter in small dipping bowls as well.

add assorted Wellington Crackers in small sections, then add sliced fruit, berries, and assorted nuts.

serve your platter for the perfect back to school recipe for make your own adventure PB+J crackers! enjoy.

ingredients

1 Box of Wellington Assorted Crackers

2 nut butters of your choice (Almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, etc)

2 types of nuts of your choice (Almonds, walnuts, cashews, brazil nuts, pistachios)

2 jellies or jams of your choice (Strawberry jam, grape jelly, raspberry jelly, apricot jam)

2-3 seasonal fruits (Grapes, plums, raspberries, apples)

vanilla cake with blackberries, fig jam + coconut whipped cream (gf + df)

vanilla cake with blackberries, fig jam + coconut whipped cream (gf + df)

last sunday i turned 23! what a weird age to turn. we spent the past week celebrating in amelia island, florida with frank's family and friends.

we sat on the beach, played dominoes, laughed and tried to stay away from as most technology as we good for a solid refresh and let me tell ya, it felt amazing!!!

blackberry honey cashew cheesecake + links!

blackberry honey cashew cheesecake + links!

hi friends, happy wednesday!

we are gearing up for our big move tomorrow, and i'm partially homesick already for nyc. this past year has been the most challenging and rewarding time of our lifes and we have had to say the hardest goodbyes this weekend: to our friends kevin and tori, moira, our waiter Walter at The Mansion, to the lemon man who works at the deli below us, our maintenance men, my team at Plural, the whole shebang. 

toasted coconut + lemon cream cake

toasted coconut + lemon cream cake

i ordered the sweet laurel cookbook last weekend and have been dying to break into it all week. i'm truly prepared to take a deep dive into gluten-free and dairy-free baking, that i bought an entire gallon of maple syrup that is currently living on the top shelf of our fridge, and will be there indefinitely (sorry frank!)

bob's red mill product review

bob's red mill product review

The past month I've received some feedback for more content focused on product reviews. I spent the past 2 weeks taste testing, reviewing, and using these 5 Bob's Red Mill products in different meals to try out variations and see what worked and didn't work. 

I would love to know your feedback on different products, and if there are other brands you'd like me to review, please let me know here!