• Sweet Honey

    Sugar Cookie Lemon Bars

    I’m a huge fan of lemons, so much so that you can find a few in my fridge at any given time. I use them when I cook, and I always keep a pitcher of lemon water in my fridge, so you’ll be surprised to hear I don’t bake with them. For some reason my love of lemons ends at dessert, and in all honesty I’m pretty disappointed when I find out a dessert is lemon flavored. Don’t worry – I’m well aware that this is pretty weird. Well, this week my coworker asked if I would bake some type of lemon dessert for her birthday. Of course I wasn’t…

  • Our Hive

    A Look Back At Easter…

    Well, despite our mock Easter egg hunt for Olivia, she ended up only being interested in the “real thing” for about four or five eggs. Her first egg hunt was set up in the front yard of my parents’ house, and despite the beautiful eggs my Mom bought, Olivia only had eyes for a small stuffed bunny and the neighbor’s black lab. She constantly called out “dog?”, hoping he’d join her. Thankfully we were able to grab a family picture or two before she was completely over it and ready to eat! I would like to say she was more interested in her second egg hunt, but unfortunately she was…

  • Sweet Honey

    Springtime Dessert: Vanilla Cake with Buttercream Frosting and Edible Nest

    I am a sucker for anything themed, so naturally when any holiday rolls around I’m immediately on the hunt for a similarly themed dessert for our family gatherings. I found this Speckled Malted Coconut Cake by Emily Nabors Hall on the Country Living website that looked like perfection! Well, almost perfection – my husband and I are not fans of coconut or coconut flavoring (much to the disappointment of my mother). While I’m sure that Emily’s recipe is amazing and delicious, I decided to make my Easter egg cake with my favorite vanilla cake recipe and a light blue buttercream frosting. The nest is made of phyllo (or fillo) dough and is filled…