• Brianna’s Breadsticks

    October 15, 2019Brianna

    One of my roommates, Melissa, from my very first year of college made breadsticks….like all the time. I’m pretty sure she lived off of breadsticks and pie. None of us roommates minded at all, obviously. I’ve made her recipe countless times and in doing so have perfected my own version of these breadsticks. They are…

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  • Butternut Squash Soup

    October 14, 2019Brianna

    I had never had butternut squash soup till I started dating my husband. His mom made it the Autumn we were engaged for a family dinner and I remember it being unlike any soup I’d ever eaten. This is her recipe. Most soups are savory but this one has a unique sweetness to it. It’s…

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  • How To Make Homemade Croutons

    October 14, 2019Brianna

    Homemade croutons are delicious. I had a roommate that used to make them but hadn’t ever done it myself till recently and now I’m a die-hard fan. They don’t take much effort and are super quick to do. They don’t have the preservatives that store-bought ones have and a lot less sodium too. My 3-year-old…

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  • Pumpkin-Doodle Cookies

    October 12, 2019Brianna

    I’m not the biggest fan of a plain snickerdoodle cookie. Why? Because I feel like all it tastes like is cinnamon and a bland cookie. But I like the crunchy outside a lot. I love a good pumpkin cookie, though I prefer a pumpkin cookie with cream cheese frosting. I found the perfect combo in…

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  • Four “D’s” Chocolate Sheet Cake- divine, decadent, dark, delicious.

    October 11, 2019Brianna

    Do you ever just crave chocolate cake? I do. All the time. It’s one of my top 5 cravings of life. If you want to hear a sad story here it is—Helsinki doesn’t sell cake. I’ve seen a cupcake sold 2 times the whole time I’ve lived here. Once at an American style coffee shop,…

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  • Lion House Rolls

    October 10, 2019Brianna

    I’ve eaten Lion House rolls on many occasions, particularly when shooting wedding dinners/luncheons at the Lion House itself, but had never made them until about 6 months ago. Since then I have made them every month. They make the whole apartment smell so warm and inviting and cozy. My husband instantly knows when I made…

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  • Lemon Greek Yogurt Poppy Seed Pound Cake

    October 9, 2019Brianna

    It took me so long to find poppy seeds here in Finland. I could find them sold in like a liter sized container but no reasonable sized container. It would take me years to use that many poppy-seeds. Then a friend of ours moved back to America and she gave me her stash of baking…

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  • Café Rio Meets BBQ Chicken Salad

    October 7, 2019Brianna

    I haven’t lived near a Café Rio in over 2 years now. I crave Café Rio. When we lived in South Carolina before moving to Finland I would make a knock-off at home. But you can’t buy all the ingredients here in Finland to make a proper knock off. One day when we move back…

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  • Tried and True Chocolate Chip Cookies

    October 5, 2019Brianna

    Friends, I’ve spent the last 4 months of my life making at least 1 batch of chocolate chip cookies every week. Why? Because I wanted to achieve and have the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. Every week I’d read a new food science article and try a new addition or subtraction to the recipe. I…

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