Hi I'm Audra- a twenty-something newlywed, baking blogger, and actress living the life in NYC.

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Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Ok so I officially wish I were hosting a huge Easter gala purely for the potential dessert buffet. Monday’s Coconut Cream Cake would be front and center as well as some Mini Vanilla Bean Strawberry Layer Cakes and Chocolate Easter Nest Cupcakes. These Whoopie Pies would of course be piled high on a fancy cake stand as part of the spread ....more

Coconut Cream Bundt Cake

Are you doing anything special for Easter? In terms of holidays- Easter has always been a free for all as far as I am concerned. Every year is different and I don’t have any family traditions that I feel a strong need to hold on to like with Christmas and Thanksgiving ....more

Mama’s Cheesy Vegetable Soup

We all have them- the childhood meals that are so comforting and special that taking a bite brings you right back to the good old days. My good old days were when I’d get home from school to an empty house with a note from my Mom that we were all supposed to look at as we rolled in. Each girl usually had their own bullet point with instructions for the afternoon in addition to homework- like, “Please put away your laundry!” or “Practice piano!” The good part of the note though was where my Mom would outline what was for snack ....more

Mini Vanilla Bean Strawberry Layer Cakes

I love mini things. They are just so darn cute you know? It’s not just food items though- as proven by my real addiction to baby clothes ....more

Pregnancy Essentials

Yes-I realize this post is taking place a bit after the fact considering I’ve been un-pregnant for over 2 months now. BUT- several people have asked me about what got me through my pregnancy and I’ve been jotting down a few essential items I really couldn’ t have managed without. So here they are- I plan to compile post-partum and early motherhood essentials as well in the coming weeks as well! ...more

25 recipes for Spring!

I’m in Wisconsin visiting my parents this week, and though I may get some kitchen time in with my Mom at some point, I’m also trying to take in the sweetness that is Hugo with my family. So today- I’ve compiled a handful of my favorite spring-y recipes from The Baker Chick, (some of which you may have forgotten,) as well as a few great recipes from around the web. It’s going to be cold here in Milwaukee later in the week, but it was 60 degrees out as I compiled this so I’m going Spring all the way! ...more

What Motherhood Feels Like. (honestly)

Here I am- 2 months exactly since little Hugo was born and turned my world around. It really goes by much much too fast! ...more

Lemon White Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Toasted Coconut

This post is part 2 in my new “old-post-makeover” series. I hope you guys don’t mind, but I really think it’s worth it for me to bring back some of those oldies but goodies from my early days. Not only did I have about 10 readers back then, but my photos left much to be desired ....more

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Crumb Cake

Every single time I go to the grocery store I pick up a bunch of bananas, and every single time they turn brown before I get to eat them. See when it comes to actually eating bananas whole I like them just ripe and even a little green. No overly sweet mushy bananas for me thank you! ...more

Cookie Butter Cupcakes

You guys are all familiar with cookie butter right? I absolutely adore it, but haven’t used it much on the blog because it has always seemed a bit of a “specialty” ingredient that may be hard to come by. Now though, it seems as if every grocery store and bodega in the city sells Biscoff spread and then of course you can buy “cookie butter” at Trader Joes ....more