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Hot Whiskey

So when I went to Ireland, I not only fell in love with the country, the scenery and the people, but I also fell in love with a Hot Whiskey or a Hot Toddy as it is also called. And if you haven't had one yet, you will too. I'm not a big tea drinker but I've recently acquired a taste for certain types: green, chamomile, vanilla, and of course hot whiskeys. Because, you see, the best way to … [Read More...]

Cinnamon Raisin Granola | longdistancebaking.com

Cinnamon Raisin Granola

I've wanted to make homemade granola forever. When I told the BF I was making some, his exact words were "you've said you're going to make that forever". Clearly I talk things up then never follow through. This cinnamon raisin granola reminds me of my freshman year in college. Living on campus I ate all my meals in the school cafeteria (and surprisingly did not gain the freshman 15). I've … [Read More...]

Temple Bar in Dublin.

Ireland, Part 4

This is the final installment of my Ireland trip. Click here for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 for a recap! Day 9: Naiomi and I got up early on Day 9 and headed to Dublin. We dropped off our car at the airport and checked into our hotel around 11:30. We stayed at the Castle Hotel, it was recommended in Rick Steve's Dublin guidebook and it was fantastic! I would definitely recommend it to … [Read More...]

Naiomi and I at the Peace Wall.

Ireland, Part 3: Belfast

For a recap on Ireland Parts 1 & 2, check it out here and here! Day 7: After staying up until 6am the night before for New Year's, it was a little rough waking up and hitting the road at 10am. But with a four hour drive ahead of us, we … [Read More...]

Naiomi and I at the cliffs.

Ireland, Part 2

For a recap of Ireland days 1-4, check it out here! Day 5: We got up early from Killarney and headed to The Cliffs of Moher, the number one thing on my list to see in Ireland. Thanks to some trusty research and our handy GPS, we took a … [Read More...]

At the Cliffs of Moher.

Ireland, Part 1

Cheers! I'm baaaack :) Thank you, Steph, for holding down the fort and posting some amazing recipes! I was jealous that I could not make this Jalapeño Popper Dip for New Years. It's seriously my favorite so if you haven't done so yet, make it … [Read More...]

Pomegranate Raspberry Fizz | longdistancebaking.com

Pomegranate Raspberry Fizz

Have I mentioned I'm sad the holidays are over? If not, you could come over and see my decorations still up. I have to take them down in phases or else I think I would go into some soft of post-Christmas-depression. To keep the holiday feel … [Read More...]

Lemon Butter Cookies: Not too sweet, with just a hint of lemon | longdistancebaking.com

Lemon Butter Cookies

Well, the holidays are officially over. And I'm pretty upset about it. We didn't get a white Christmas (yet drove 6 hours through the snow…), I had to defrost my car from freezing rain yesterday, and to make matters worse? No more holiday Starbucks … [Read More...]

Stephanie & Kelly |longdistancebaking.com

2015: A New Year

How is it 2015?! I say this every year...but I really can't believe how fast this one went. It was a big year for LDB! We traveled to Portland, Oregon together and attempted to eat our way through the city. We spent a beautiful weekend in … [Read More...]