Category Archives: Holiday

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Peppermint Candy Cane Crush

Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies with Buttercream + Crushed Candy Canes | Plum Pie

Happy New Year! I can’t believe that 2015 is here. 2014 has been a pretty great year, but I am even more excited about what 2015 has in store. Before we start on our healthy new year resolutions, I thought I would leave you with one last cookie recipe. Because you really can’t start your new resolutions on a Thursday. That would be weird. Resolutions, healthy habits, diets – all of these things start on Mondays, right? So for now, we can continue to eat cookies!

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Gifts for the Kiddos

Gift Guide for Toddlers and Babies1 Corolle Doll // 2 Easel // 3 Lion Umbrella // 4 Cow Apron // 5 Farm Wooden Puzzle // 6 Lucy Owl Stuffed Animal // 7 Flamingo Stuffed Animal // 8 Baby Doll Stroller // 9 Musical Egg Baby Rattle // 10 Pony Tails Soft Book // 11 Wooden Name Stool // 12 Wooden Animal Blocks // 13 Tutu and Headband // 14 Bibbie Bow Holder // 15 BlaBla Kids Lamb Pillow // 16 Finger Paint Set // 17 B. Toys Activity Block 

I am so excited about Christmas this year! At 20 months, Grace is still too young to understand about Santa (or at least I think she is?!) but she definitely understands the concept of opening presents! Here are a few things on her wish list and a few things she currently loves that would be the perfect gift for your little one under the tree.

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Avocado, Grapefruit, Beet, Walnut + Goat Cheese Winter Salad {For Two}

Avocado, Grapefruit, Beet, and Goat Cheese Salad | Plum Pie

I am sure that I am breaking some sort of blogging rule by posting a salad recipe on a Friday. Salads are for Mondays after you have been eating crap all weekend long and you decide, Oh, it’s Monday, I am going to eat salads all week but then you only eat salad on Monday. For lunch. Since it is the holiday season, I was just thinking that maybe you are entertaining and just dying for a show stopping salad recipe. Or maybe you are procrastinating at work and trying to plan dinner for next week. Or maybe you are a person with self control and eats salad all week and on the weekends, too (what is your secret?!)

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Gift Guide: For the Entertainer

Gift Guide for the Entertainer + Ultimate Hostess | Plum Pie

1 Cheese Board // 2 Biscuit Home Cocktail Napkins // 3 Camille Styles Entertaining Book // 4 Jo Malone Travel Candles // 5 Tom Dixon Bone Napkin Rings // 6 Dinner Parties Book // 7 Stationery // 8 Lafco Soap + Candle Set // 9 Heart Nesting Bowls // 10 Tory Burch Soaps // 11 Cocktail Glasses // 12 Waylande Gregory Salt + Pepper Shakers // 13 Gold Leopard Coasters // 14 Anchor Bottle Opener 

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Spiced Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Spiced Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing | Plum Pie

I hope that everyone isn’t already over pumpkin recipes because I have the best one. Yep. Delicious, cinnamon-spiked pumpkin cake covered in cream cheese frosting. I’m sorry that I have been sitting on this one for weeks. I’ve been meaning to post the recipe but have no excuse. In all honesty, I made this in the middle of September and again at the beginning of October. Oh, and again at the end of October. I’ve been so busy eating pumpkin bars that I clearly have had no time to post the recipe!
Spiced Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing | Plum Pie

I’ve made a lot of pumpkin recipes this fall much to my husband’s dismay. He claims he isn’t a fan of pumpkin but continues to “try” recipes over and over again. The so-called pumpkin haters in my house have not deterred me from making many pumpkin treats. I’ve made chocolate chip pumpkin bread and roasted butternut squash orrechiette. There’s been pumpkin cornbread (recipe coming soon) and pumpkin cinnamon rolls. And I have an entire pinterest board dedicated to Fall (read: pumpkin) recipes.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Yogurt Pancakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes | Plum Pie

The past two weeks have been crazy and there has been little time to post! Between snow days and work obligations and swim classes for G, I have barely had time for sleep. Okay, that is a bit dramatic but you get the idea. The big day is here and I would be the worst if I didn’t get this recipe up before the weekend. I mean, could you think of a better breakfast in bed treat from your loved one?! Hint hint.

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes | Plum Pie

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Sweet Baby Valentine

Valentine Favorites for Baby | Plum Pie

1 Socks // 2 Pink Gingham Bubble // 3 Baby Hunter Boots (!) // 4 Pink Sparkly TOMS // 5 Burberry Dress // 6 Heart Hat and Mittens // 7 Heart Blanket // 8 Navy Heart Hat and Mittens // 9 Monogrammed Hat // 10 Pink Minnetonkas // 11 Pink Dots + Heart Suit // 12 Red Heart Suit // 13 Heart Striped Onesie // 14 Ban.do Heart // 15 Valentine’s Book

We love a holiday over here, and the countdown to Valentine’s Day is officially on. Now that G is here, holidays are even more fun to celebrate. I’ve gathered a few of my favorite Valentine inspired baby goodies for your viewing pleasure. And the good news is that many of these items can be worn year round.

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In the Kitchen: Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Kitchen Gear | Plum Pie1 KitchenAid Mixer // 2 Sucre Spoons (+ their adorable Etsy shop) // 3 Pie Crimpers // 4 Hustlin Tea Towel (and here) // 5 Heart Mug // 6 Handkerchiefs // 7 Spatula // 8 Cookie Cutter // 9 Pink Sugar // 10 Card // 11 Ribbon Heart Tea Towel // 12 Straws // 13 Heart Nesting Bowls // 14 Ice Molds // 15 Red Stripe Kitchen Towels // 16 Pink Cake Stand // 17 LOVE Sparklers

Whether you are planning a romantic dinner for two or a night in with your girlfriends for Valentines, it is always fun to get a little festive with some pink or heart-shaped flair. Here are some of my favorites from around the web to punch up your kitchen or add a little excitement to your table.

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