• Harlow's First Birthday Downy Yellow Butter Cake with Lemon Buttercream frosting by Brooke Basinger and Grace Basinger #crumbcoat #barecake #Lemon #buttercream
    Gather Around,  Recipe,  Recipes,  Sweet

    Grandma Grace’s Downy Yellow Butter Cake

    This is IT: Grandma Grace’s Downy Yellow Butter Cake. Make it, file this under “special recipes” and keep it forever. That’s what I’m doing. Maybe this will be a new birthday tradition – me making Harlow my Grandmother Grace’s cake. Yeah, I think that sounds nice. As I sit down to write this post, I realize that I don’t have any photographs of my Grandma, which makes me feel like I’m missing something inside. And a bit sad as some of my earliest life memories were of making food in her kitchen. Her kitchen in Indian Brook – with it’s classical music playing softly in the background from this tiny…

  • Cauliflower and Lentil Salad #spring #easycooking #foodtography #lemon #lentil #healthy #mushrooms #vegan
    Lunch,  Recipe,  Recipes,  Vegetables

    Warm Cauliflower & Lentil Salad

    This dish was made on a whim. Honestly, I didn’t know what I initially set out to make. I knew that I wanted the meal to be warm, savory, fresh, and easy. The longest steps in the whole process were roasting the cauliflower + mushrooms and simmering the lentils. It all came together in under 45 minutes! I love to use items such as lentils because you can really stretch your meals throughout the week. The same goes for quinoa, rice, farro, etc – which we always have on hand. I think that’s the beauty of knowing how flavors go together and having a basic understanding of how to cook certain items.…

  • Recipes

    Figgy Jam

      I’ve recently rediscovered my passion for cooking & trying new recipes out at home. I’m also trying to make a conscious decision to eat more clean. In my effort to do so, I’ve stumbled upon the Against All Grain cookbook & blog! It is FULL of simple and delicious recipes without grain (obviously), dairy, and processed foods. And while it may take more time to prepare, there is nothing more satisfying to me than eating something I have prepared and knowing exactly what I am putting in my body! I am a HUGE fan of anything Fig! Put them on pizzas, salads, snacks, desserts & I’m all for it.…