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Chocolate Marbled Italian Easter Bread

Chocolate Marbled Italian Easter Bread

I thought about making an extravagant Easter brunch this year. I spent a few hours tossing the idea around in my head, planning the menu, envisioning the tablescape, designing adorable little place cards for each guest. I was thinking of going with a decadent Eggs Benedict. A fresh, spring salad on the side, maybe mixed greens with radishes and peas and some kind of lemony vinaigrette. Homemade croissants, obviously. Three kinds of jam. Some surprising, yet sophisticated and understated cocktail. The way Easter brunch should be done.

Chocolate Marbled Italian Easter BreadAnd then I remembered that we’re two weeks away from our move date. And that I’ve already packed up all of our dishes (not to mention any and all serving platters, flatware, and Easter decorations). And that I have two kids under the age of five who definitely wouldn’t appreciate a good Eggs Benedict and would instead ask for scrambled eggs and guacamole with a side of Goldfish crackers, thankyouverymuch.

Chocolate Marbled Italian Easter BreadEaster is an incredibly special day in our house. So even if my Martha Stewart-inspired brunch wasn’t meant to be, I still wanted to do something special for breakfast. I was scrolling through my Instagram feed when I saw a picture of this show-stopping Easter bread. Clearly, it was fate. Or an incredibly well-curated IG feed.

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Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Because it’s Monday.

Because it’s definitely summer in New York.

Because that third cup of coffee is just screaming for a little something sweet and muffin-y to hang with today.

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Because maybe, just maybe, I ate one too many chocolate chocolate chip cookies (full disclosure: spoonfuls of chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough) with my 2-year-old this morning and need a little nutritional redemption.

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Because of all of these reasons and more, I give you carrot zucchini muffins. Happy Monday!

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

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Blueberry Scones

Blueberry SconesI like to think of myself as somewhat of a relocation expert. After six moves in the last five years, I think I’ve earned the title.

And as a relocation expert, I’ve developed a checklist of things that must happen before a new house/apartment can be considered “home.”

Blueberry SconesThings like:
Unpack all boxes.
Decide which kitchen drawer will house the silverware.
Hang all photos/art on the walls.
Find a favorite grocery store.
Buy groceries.
Meet at least one neighbor. Bonus points if they have kids.
Develop a new daily routine.
Memorize new address.
Actually write new address on forms that require a current address.

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