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Zucchini Veggie Balls

This recipe was created in collaboration with Dr. Oetker Virtuoso Pizza. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! I’m a complete sucker for tasty party appetizers so when we hosted our recent housewarming party with Dr. Oetker Virtuoso Pizza, I made sure to serve our friends some super tasty apps to go with their pizza. …

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Our Cozy Fall Housewarming Party

This post was sponsored by Dr. Oetker Virtuoso Pizza. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! Approximately a million years after closing on our house (or, you know, five months), we finally had a chance recently to host a sweet little housewarming party for a handful of good friends. We were thrilled to …

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DIY Bat Branch Halloween Centerpiece

I can’t believe that Halloween is just a couple of weeks out! This time last year we’d just had our baby shower and we were working hard to finish up and shoot Baby E’s nursery. At roughly 35 weeks pregnant, I was officially in the home stretch. I had already planned, prepped and photographed countless holiday season …

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Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits

Chances are strong that you’ve seen some variation of this pumpkin cheesecake parfait recipe floating around, because it’s one I seem to see a lot of this time of year. I’ve had a version written on a stained index card tucked away in one of my favorite vintage recipe boxes for years. I’ve made it …

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Pumpkin Spice Vegan Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar

Since my first foray into making donuts this spring with vanilla bean cake donuts, which I doused in blueberry glaze, I decided I couldn’t let the ubiquitous pumpkin spice season pass me by without making another batch of donuts! Or, in this case, I made like three or four different versions of these donuts until …

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12 Out of this World Nutella Recipes

I was 15 when I made my maiden voyage to Europe when we went over to visit my stepfather’s family in Germany. At the time, Nutella wasn’t available in the States and my first taste, spread onto crusty bread of some variety, was like heaven. For years, before it was widely available here, our family in Germany would smuggle …

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I Never Planned to Have a Baby (Ever)

[Lettering by Juliana Moore.] I think the only right way to open this conversation is to say how deeply and completely I love our daughter. Lest anyone should come at this thinking that I’m being flippant or ungrateful, I assure you nothing could be farther from the truth. I have friends who are struggling to …

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