• Harlow's First Birthday Downy Yellow Butter Cake with Lemon Buttercream frosting by Brooke Basinger and Grace Basinger #crumbcoat #barecake #Lemon #buttercream
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    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…

  • Travel

    Seattle, WA

    Ah, Seattle, Washington. Home of coffee, rain boots, and the infamous Public Market, and just so happens to be one of my favorite places to visit. Seattle’s atmosphere has laid back attitude all the while being bustling city. Of course, the forecast called for rain throughout the majority of my visit, but that didn’t stop Seattle from completely taking my heart. There’s just something about the people and the weather that makes it feel “right” to be there. I loved getting lost exploring the market, enjoying an espresso (a real one. . . ya know. . . not from Starbucks) and a croissant, and speaking with an artist who had a story…