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Fried Oreos

Fried Oreos

This post on Fried Oreos was originally published on September 18, 2012. Updates were made to photos, formatting, and text. Basically, it was completely rewritten. Happy New Year! This year, Fatima and I were planning to stay in. Thank goodness we…

Instagram Photo Collage

DIY Instagram Photo Collage Refresh: 2017

We put together our photo DIY Instagram photo collage two years ago. Since then, we print updated photos and replace older ones as new memories are made. This year, these are the photos that made the frame. Memories with…

Ginger Spiced Ice Box Cake

Ginger Spiced Ice Box Cake

Holy cannoli. When Fatima was explaining that she wanted to make an ice box cake, the look on my face was utter confusion. An ice box cake, what is that? Cookies and cool whip. Did I ever mention I…

Pineapple Mimosa

Pineapple Mimosa

One of the easiest brunch cocktails to serve your guests is a mimosa. It’s classic, everyone loves them, and there are limitless possibilities to mix in other juices. And it only needs juice and champagne. When we were in…

Christmas Gift Wrapping

Our Holiday Gift Guide For Everyone in Your Life

It snowed last weekend so we didn’t leave the apartment. We did, however, blast Christmas music on repeat. Fatima was about to kill me. We did go outside for a few hours to run errands, go to the gym,…

Cold Buster Smoothie

Orange C-Booster Cold Buster Smoothie

November and December are our busiest months of the year and we’re always on the move. Isn’t everyone? Once we get on the other side of the holiday season, I feel like we always crash. Usually, I’m the first…

Ultimate Christmas Playlist

A Very Merry Lilies and Loafers Christmas Playlist

Thanksgiving is over. Santa made his appearance at the Macy’s Parade. The Rockefeller Christmas Tree is about to be lit. The Christmas season has officially begun. Now I can play Christmas music out in the open and no one…

Homestyle Mac and Cheese

Homestyle Mac and Cheese with Parmesan Garlic Bread Crumbs

This post is sponsored by FreshDirect. We are participating in FreshDirect’s Fourth Annual #FDFriendsgiving! In exchange for this blog post and photos of our Homestyle Mac and Cheese for Instagram, we were given a FreshDirect $100 gift card. It’s hard to think about…

Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower Mash: Cooking Through Cravings

Our next trip through Cravings is this Cauliflower Mash with Roasted Garlic and Ricotta. Some of the links in our Cravings posts are affiliate links. If you’re interested in making this dish or any of our others, you need to buy Chrissy Teigen’s…

Photo Book

Aunt Jean’s 70th Birthday: Paper Faces Photo Book

Today is my Aunt Jean’s 70th Birthday! Over the weekend, my dad threw her a birthday party in Connecticut. Yes, she was very surprised! For the last year, I’ve been working on a very special gift; a family photo…

Apple Cider Donuts and Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

Apple Cider Donuts and The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Fall is my favorite season. But not being consumed in nature has made me miss that fall feeling. Yes, we can walk through Central Park and experience the fall foliage. But it’s just not the same when you’re living in…

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

By now, you’re more than familiar with my pumpkin obsession. When I was searching for the perfect pumpkin bread pan a few years ago, I found the most fall-tastic pan from Williams-Sonoma. Attached to this pan, was a delicious…