Homemade Frappuccino

My high school didn’t start until 9 a.m. (yes, that was awesome). Occasionally before school, I would go to Starbucks with my parents to get breakfast. I would always order some type of frappuccino and coffee cake. My dad joked that I was having a milkshake and cake for breakfast. He wasn’t wrong, but I…

Blackberry Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

Dear blackberries: who knew you could be used for more than smoothies or mixed berry cobblers?! These cupcakes are light and airy because of the egg whites, but rich with flavor. The original recipe calls for key lime frosting. But since James isn’t a fan of lime flavors, I successfully experimented with cinnamon. Although I…

Virginia Wine Country

One way to inaugurate this site is to write about a recent trip that James and I took to Virginia wine country. We’re not connoisseurs. But we do enjoy a good bottle of wine and appreciate the flavors and aromas as much as we can! We drove out to Middleburg Va. which has several little…