Happy Birthday Cherry Cream Cheese Bars

Today is a very special day. My very best friend Krista (whom you’ve seen several times here on IBC) is celebrating her birthday! Of course, I couldn’t let the day go by without baking up something special for her . A few months ago she sent me a link / picture of a cherry bar […]

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Jalapeño Corn Dip // Sweet Corn Hummus

Last week I invited you to join me for a fun album release party. There were two recipes at the party that I thought I’d share with you today. I’m always looking for fun party recipes and these won’t disappoint. One of the things I love most about the summer is all of the delicious […]

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Strawberry Hand Pies

Hey there, everyone! Sorry for disappearing during the latter part of last week. Halfway through my little California vacation I switched hotels and wound up with the worst Internet connection ever. I’m pretty sure it would have taken a good hour to upload one photo. So, thank you for your patience. It feels really good […]

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A Year of Pie: Blackberry Crostata

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s the first official Friday of Spring and I couldn’t be more excited. Not only does it feel as if winter is finally ending, but I’m actually escaping this still-chilly transition with a trip to California next week! This trip is super exciting for several reasons. First, I’ve never been to California, […]

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IBC’s Go-To Pie Crust

This is the year I’m honing my pie making skills After only a few months into “A Year of Pie” I’ve already found a recipe that has become my go-to for crust. The recipe uses both butter and Crisco (the best of both worlds) and comes together in a food processor, so the crust is […]

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Baked Zucchini Fries

If you’ve been following cooking on IBC, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of appetizers and desserts (or apps and zerts for my fellow Parks and Rec fans). I think my love for apps and zerts comes from a combination of things. First, they are typical easy to make. Second, they are usually ultra-flavorful. […]

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Purple Velvet Cupcakes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, friends! You’d think I would have something green-inspired on the blog today, but I’m going in another direction. Yesterday my family held a benefit for my Aunt Mary who is battling Stage IV pancreatic cancer. We started the day before sunrise and by sunset had served up spaghetti dinners to over […]

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