Month: November 2019

Caitlin’s Confections: Mixed Berry Crumbled Cupcakes

I stumbled across these photos on my camera the other day and realized I never shared this recipe on the blog. That being said, it really is too good to pass up, so here we are. If you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe to make for a holiday party, I’ve got you covered. Fruit crumbles are some of my favorite desserts. The sweet, tart filling is such a perfect compliment to the nutty, buttery crust. However, when I was brainstorming this recipe, I wanted something that was first, a personal serving and second, easier to transport and share.…

Packing for a Winter Hike

This past weekend, Ryan’s family hosted us at the Zealand Falls Hut in New Hampshire. We rented out the hut for the night on Saturday, hiking in early and out the next day. It was a crazy experience, to say the least, considering that the temperatures were below freezing and the hut had no heat other than in the dining hall. That being said, I was well prepared, thanks to Ryan’s preemptive advice on what to pack/wear. I’ve now experienced a summer and winter hike, so while I’m no expert, I do feel I can share an adequate packing list.…

Postcards from Zealand

This post is dedicated to Tim Ellis who is an avid reader and supporter of this blog (“I hit like, like, like, like, like”) and who never fails to make us all laugh. Hi Tim! 🙂 What. A. Weekend. I am going to start this post off by saying, I had no idea what to expect when I agreed to go on this winter hike. Ryan’s dad has planned and organized these trips for years and everyone raved, “it’s always the best time.” I tagged along on the summer hike back in July and we did have a blast. However,…

Caitlin’s Confections: Grandma Barbie’s Pumpkin Bread

During the holidays, we all look forward to my grandmother’s pumpkin bread. She packs multiple loaves in her suitcase and they travel with her across the country. Let’s just say, her luggage is a whole lot lighter when she leaves. I’ve never been able to get over how good her pumpkin bread is, especially considering how simple it is to make. I think I can whip up a batch in about ten minutes at this point. Granted, the cook time is substantial. If you’re looking for a quick, easy dish to whip up for breakfast or to throw on a…

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