Leek and Lima Bean Soup

Leek and Lima Bean Soup - Cashmere & Cocktails Blog

Am I the only one out there who feels like a bag of milk lately? All of a sudden, I find myself having to inhale deeply to button my jeans, my fingers are starting to look like sausages thanks to all of the salty (and delicious) foods I’ve been eating and worse yet, my bloated […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe - Cashmere & Cocktails

Muffins are a glorified, pseudo-healthy cupcake. There, I said it. The little handheld treats often have the same sugar content as cupcakes and some (arguably the best kind) are even glazed (like these delicious Pumpkin Crumb Muffins, for example). While I agree that these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip muffins shouldn’t be a part of your […]

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Coffee Bundt Cake

Coffee Bundt Cake Recipe - Cashmere & Cocktails

Although all evidence may point to the contrary, I haven’t only had cupcakes on the mind lately. A few weeks ago, I decided that a Bundt cake needed to happen. Basically, I wanted a dessert that I didn’t feel guilty about eating for breakfast and since Bundt cakes are occasionally served at brunch, I rolled […]

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Zuppa Toscana Soup

Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe - Cashmere & Cocktails

From the months of January to April, I would gladly hibernate with the bears. Seriously folks, it’s hella cold in my part of the world. Tomorrow’s forecast reads -29°C and my one wish is to be in a place where the only thing frozen is my margarita. Unfortunately, this isn’t my current reality so I […]

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies - Cashmere & Cocktails

Among the many 2020 goals I’ve set for myself, the top on my list is balance – more specifically dietary. I tend to be an all-or-nothing person. When I want something, I dive in head first and when I don’t, crickets. This has applied to many facets of my life but has been most noticeable […]

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Healthy Dog Treat Recipe

Healthy Dog Treat Recipe - Cashmere & Cocktails

Over the holidays, I decided to make healthy dog treats. This may seem odd considering I don’t own a dog (for the record, I regularly wish that weren’t the case) but I tend to live vicariously through my friends’ furry critters. Enter Brando and Ollie. Brando, a dark grey Schnauzer mix, is what most would […]

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Recipe for Relieving Growing Pains

Recipe for Relieving Growing Pains - Cashmere & Cocktails

We grow through experiences. Duh, right? While positive experiences (like landing a new awesome job for example) are huge, it’s usually the difficult experiences – the really really crappy ones – that launch us forward. So what should you do when life serves you a shit sandwich? For those of you out there currently cursing […]

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Why I Almost Said No to Being My Sister’s Wedding Photographer

Why I Almost Said No to Being My Sister's Wedding Photographer - Cashmere & Cocktails

For those of you who don’t know me on a personal level, I use to be a wedding photographer. Then life threw me a pretty significant curveball and I went on hiatus. And by hiatus, I actually mean quit. I stopped dead in my tracks. Not only did I quit wedding photography, I quit photography […]

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Linzer Cookies with Cranberry Filling

Linzer Cookies with Cranberry Filling - Cashmere & Cocktails

It’s my opinion that there are never too many Christmas cookies. Seriously though, have you ever heard anyone say: “crap, I’ve baked way too many cookies this year”? Not a chance. The thing with Christmas cookies is that they are so versatile. You can serve them to family at a gathering, bring them to work […]

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Homemade Holiday Scent

Homemade Holiday Scent Recipe - Cashmere & Cocktails

Is there anything better than the smell of Christmas? (Other than the smell of freshly baked cupcakes of course, but my opinion is a little bias in that regard.) While I had so many plans lined up this holiday season that have yet to take shape, like erecting the tree for instance, I was able […]

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