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Whole Wheat Beer-Cheese Bread

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Okay, it’s time for me to come clean about something that haunts me in the kitchen: I’m terrible with any type of baking that involves yeast. I’ve read up on the subject, and proofed dough in a warm oven, followed step-by-step instructions and experimented with going on the feel of the dough. But time and time again I fail. The results of my yeast-based dough baking aren’t a complete disaster, per se. Once in a while I manage to pull … Read More

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My 5 Things: Rachel Rhodes

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WHO: Rachel Rhodes WHAT: Country Music Star-t0-Be WHERE: Nashville WEBSITE: Rachel Rhodes Music  I’ve known Rachel from a distance for quite a while now. She went to a neighboring high school and our paths crossed during school activities from time to time. Now Rachel is living in Nashville getting ready to make it big in the music business. Seriously her music is amazing, just take a visit to her site to have a listen. Thanks for sharing, Rachel!  Hi everybody! I’m … Read More

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Game Day in Gainesville

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Thank you all so much for your birthday wishes on Friday! After putting up Friday’s post, Joe and I hopped on a plane headed for Florida. The trip was a short one (right around 48 hours) but we had a very important mission: to see the Gators take on LSU down in The Swamp. I couldn’t imagine a better way to celebrate my birthday than by watching the Gators win with my two favorite guys: my dad and Joe. Now … Read More

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Espresso and Cream Gives Back

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Happy Friday, friends! Today, I’m celebrating my 25th birthday! I took the day off of work to celebrate (aka staying in my sweats all morning and drinking a crazy amount of coffee) and I have some other news near and dear to my heart to share with you. Ever since I started Espresso and Cream, three years ago, I had hopes that this site would be able to make a difference in some way. As you already know, E&C generates … Read More

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Sweater Weather

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Sweater: Sort of Similar | Jeans: Banana Republic Outlet | Tank: Banana Republic Outlet When Joe and I got engaged almost two years ago in NYC, I decided I needed to purchase something while I was there as an everyday reminder of the amazing weekend and our engagement. My sister-in-law, Amber, and I did some shopping and I came up with this cashmere sweater. At the time, I knew it was comfy, but wasn’t sure how much I would wear … Read More

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Caramelized Banana Bread

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I had grand plans about waxing poetic about this rich, full-flavored Caramelized Banana Bread because it’s really as amazing as it sounds. The banana flavor is somehow more banana-y with warm caramel flavor and a crisp, sugar-coated exterior. And as all banana bread should, it tastes better two or three days after baking, once it has had time to sit wrapped in aluminum foil on the countertop. I even used a few slices dipped in egg to make Banana Bread … Read More

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My 5 Things: Alisa Link

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WHO: Alisa Link WHAT: Social Media and Website Guru for Channel 13 WHERE: Iowa BLOG: Hello! My name is Alisa and I work for Channel 13 in Des Moines.  I do their social media and website content.  I’ve lived all over, in Chicago, New Orleans, and now I’m back in my home state, close to my family, and loving all that Des Moines has to offer for us yuppies.  Here are just a few of the things that make me feel beautiful: … Read More