Mama Pea’s Funky Monkey Pie

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First off, Happy Royal Wedding Day! If you’re anything like me, you’ll be drinking coffee by the gallon to stay awake. I’m also going to my second wedding dress fitting over lunch, which makes this day filled with wedded excitement! On the food front, I can’t tell you how many times I read a recipe on one of my many favorite blogs and am absolutely inspired to make said recipe. However, I rarely ever end up doing so, mainly because … Read More

Cereal Layer Bars

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Layer bars like these come in many forms. The only real components necessary to make them are a cookie or graham cracker crust, a mixed ingredient filling full of different flavors and textures and a topping of sweetened condensed milk to bind it all together. Typically, they are sweet to the max. And, in my opinion, lacking depth and diversity in flavor. Unless, of course, we are talking about these bars. I would like to say they are a stroke … Read More

April (Wedding) Showers

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This weekend Joey and I had our first wedding shower! It was thrown by Joey’s aunts on his dad’s side and, as is tradition in his family, the guys were invited, too. We had so much fun playing silly games, eating (of course!) and opening gifts. Did I mention I’m super lucky to be marrying into this amazing family? Because I am. They play silly games, laugh a lot and make sure we are never without caffeine. Our loot included … Read More

Be Back Soon

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Regular posting will resume momentarily. We’ve been out on a three day weekend. Eating tasty treats, planning our wedding, and running gravel roads out in the country. Now, it’s back to work and the kitchen. Hope you all had a fabulous Easter! Madison

Rice Krispie Treat Pops

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First things first, the winner of the cookie giveaway is Jesse who said… Congrats, Jesse! Please browse Espresso and Cream (or search ‘cookies’ in the Google search box to the top right) and pick out your cookies of choice. Then, e-mail your selection to me ( and I’ll get them in the mail next week!  You didn’t think I’d let this week slip by without posting a recipe worthy of Easter, did you? I love this holiday for a lot … Read More

Cookies, anyone?

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Do you love cookies? I do, too. In fact, I love them so much that I want to bake some cookies and send them to one of you. Two dozen of any of the cookies found on this site. So here’s the deal: Leave a comment below telling me what you’re most looking forward to this summer. Contest is open until 11 p.m. on Thursday, April 21. Winner will be announced on Friday. Have a happy Wednesday! Madison

Guilt-Free Strawberry Fool

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Lately I’ve been on a bit of a strawberry kick. Maybe that’s an understatement since I eat a clam shell container of strawberries a day. Thankfully, strawberries are in abundance and finally at a reasonable price. Something I can’t say eight of the other months out of the year. But as much as I love strawberries, even they need a little bit of love every now and again. Enter the strawberry fool, which is bascially a fancy way of saying … Read More

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cake Balls

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I didn’t set out to make cake balls, a la Bakarella, but then again, I’m guessing that a lot of cake balls have been made after a cake recipe failed. Thankfully, cake balls and cake pops have become envied, coveted and enjoyed in every Sarbucks around the country. Tuesday night I set out to make peanut butter chocolate chip cupcakes with peanut butter buttercream after reading another inspiring and mouthwatering recipe from The Blue Eyed Bakers. However, instead of following … Read More


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I’m sorry, I really do have a recipe to share with you all. A really sweet, yummy and tempting treat perfect for weekend baking. But, you see, I got in an early morning workout, did a load of laundry, walked Nut and all was going as planned. Just enough time to photograph said delicious treats. But then the bad hair day struck hard and I ran out of time to snap a few pictures. I promise, I’m running home over … Read More

Black and Yellow (er… Pink)

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After some serious prompting by Joey, I finally broke down and ordered business cards for Espresso and Cream. Except instead of ordering a couple hundred, I ended up with a box of 1,500. That’s a whole lot of business cards that I’ll be too embarrassed to ever hand out. Even if I do think they’re pretty cute. If anyone wants to come work for me and hand out business cards, I’ll pay you in cookies. And I’ll let you play … Read More

Ginger Spice Scones

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Whew.  I hope you had a slightly more relaxing weekend than I did and are returning to your schedules refreshed and wide awake. After spending a couple days with Joey and my mom at my apartment, I took off on Saturday, with Nutmeg in tow, for a bridal shower for my best friend up in Minneapolis. It was a whirlwind trip to say the least, but even a few hours with those you love is more than worth the time … Read More

Today I Love…

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{My first true spa experience in Sonoma} This morning I woke up to an inbox full of pictures (some very embarrassing) from childhood courtesy of my step-mom, Andrea (pictured above). Truth be told, everyone in my family hates the phrase ‘step-mom’ or ‘step-sister’ because it doesn’t seem to reflect how close we are as a family, so for now I’ll just be calling her Andrea on Espresso and Cream. Even though some of the pictures were less than flattering, I … Read More