5 Ways to Organize Your Baking Supplies {Free Printable}

5 easy tips to organize your baking supplies

Hi, my name is Stephanie and I own a lot of baking supplies…

We’re talking dozens and dozens of cupcake liners, bottles of sprinkles, and bags of sugar  :-?

Now that I have that off my chest, let me show you the mess that was my baking supplies:

Before and after - get 5 easy tips to organize your baking supplies

The cabinet on the left was a serious issue – stuff falling out when you open it, baskets overflowing with random stuff (cause stuff in baskets seems organized, right?). On the right there were so many bags and bottles, things got buried and I either couldn’t find things when I need them or forgot what I had. It was just too. much. stuff.

So when OXO offered me some POP Containers to try out, I figured it was time to finally get organized

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Mocha Cupcakes

Mocha Cupcakes

Helloooo blog friends! You might have noticed that it’s been kind of quiet around here the last few months. Blogging became a bit of a slog for me (catchy phrase stolen from the New York Times ;) ) and I’ve been having a hard time getting myself to sit down and write blog posts. It’s been a combo of a lot of things – I’ve been eating healthier (so baking less), needing a break from the computer when I get home from work, and spending lots of time with my new husband and friends.

I’m not sure what I’m going to do long-term, but for now I’m committing to at least a couple posts a month, and I’ll try to make some really good healthy desserts too. I have too many good things to share with you all…I looked through my photos and realized I have several yummy recipes I haven’t shared yet!

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Oreos

Update 9/9/14: Oreo has released a pumpkin spice flavor and apparently it tastes like a Yankee candle. My homemade version is pretty much guaranteed to be better ;)

Pumpkin Spice Oreos

There have been rumors swirling around that Oreo may be releasing a pumpkin spice flavor this fall. Whether they are or aren’t, I have no idea, but I do know that homemade versions are always better and this was an awesome flavor idea, so I made my own DIY Pumpkin Spice Oreos! (more…)

My Visit to Tillamook Cheese Factory

My Visit to Tillamook Cheese Factory

Cheese. Ice Cream. Cows. Wine. Fun.

Did I catch your attention? A few weeks ago I took a special trip to Oregon that was full of these immensely enjoyable things. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw a few of these shots and wondered what I was doing. Tillamook invited a dozen of food bloggers to visit their factory and one of their farms and I was lucky enough to be one of them! I have worked with Tillamook in the past (see my recipes for brown butter grilled cheese and beer float popsicles) and I absolutely love their cheese and ice cream. (more…)

10 Ways to Use White Pumpkins at Weddings

10 Ways to Use White Pumpkins at a Wedding

(You’ll have to forgive me for a non-food post while I reminisce a little about my wedding. Tune in for some cookies, cupcakes, and a food travel post coming up soon!)

Hello, autumn! I can’t believe it’s this time of year again. I had a lovely autumn wedding last October and after chatting with some new friends recently, I realized I never shared much about it here on my blog. Rather than overwhelm you with photos of the whole day, I wanted to share something I wish I had when I started planning. Although I had Pinterest to help, I struggled to find elegant ways to incorporate pumpkins into the wedding.

We dreamed of an autumn wedding and were lucky enough to book the last available Saturday in October at our incredible venue, Monte Verde Inn. To weave autumn into the wedding, I choose colors and decor that celebrated the season. We used navy and ivory as main colors, and added in pops of autumn shades (burgundy, yellow, orange) with the flowers, centerpieces, and other accents.

Autumn wedding photos

I had to sneak in a few photos of us at the wedding. One bonus of an autumn wedding: beautiful foliage!

Photos: Kim J Martin Photography

Pumpkins were a must (I love them and what says “autumn” more?), but orange pumpkins seemed a bit too garish. Then I had an epiphany: white pumpkins! They come in miniature and regular sizes just like orange ones, would go perfectly with our colors, and look much classier than orange pumpkins. They can be a bit harder to find, so I kept a look out starting in September and started picking them up at grocery stores whenever I saw them.

Next up was finding ways to use white pumpkins, which is where this list comes in. The first 5 ideas below are from my wedding, and the last 5 are ones I either thought about or found recently and wish I’d used! All the photos from Kim J Martin Photography are from my wedding of pumpkins I DIY’ed into wedding decor.

Here are 10 ways to use white pumpkins at weddings: (more…)