Easter Cake Recipe: Orange Thyme Olive Oil Cake

By Bree Hester /

Since moving to Europe this summer, we spend almost all of our free time traveling. We spent a few weeks in Italy over the summer and fell in love with the people and culture. One thing in particular, is Italian breakfast. It is a simple affair – meats and cheeses, fresh fruit, yogurts, breads and simple pastries. Most of it is store-bought and from a local bakery. One thing that is always on the table and is always homemade is a yogurt cake.

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Christmas Traditions – Christmas Card Night

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Pinhole Press A Year in Review Photo Card

Christmas cards are one of my favorite things each year. We are a military family, and it is nice to see our friends and family that we have said goodbye to in our mailboxes each holiday season. I love taking our Christmas pictures each year and I love getting loads of mail that isn’t bills each December. It has always been one of my favorite holiday traditions. I look forward to it all year long.

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Corn Muffins with Lemon Honey Butter

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Corn Muffins with Lemon Honey Butter

Corn Muffins with Lemon Honey Butter By Bree Hester of BakedBree.com

Thanksgiving is all about the sides, right? I could skip the turkey all together, but I would never dream of not having the smell of a roasting turkey wafting throughout my house on Thanksgiving Day. It is a smell that connects me to my mom, my grandmother, and my great-grandmother. For generations, we have served the same exact meal from different cities, states, and countries.

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Moving… For the 8th Time

By Bree Hester /

You could say that we are pros at moving. My husband is in the military and moving is just a way of life for us. We have three children– 13, 11 and 9. We have lived in 6 different states and 2 different countries. We are excellent unpackers. This summer we moved from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Stuttgart, Germany. Without question, the furthest move we’ve ever made. In some ways, it was the easiest of all the moves. There is very little choice about a lot of things, and that makes it very easy to just sit back and enjoy the ride. In other ways, it has been the most challenging. Read More “Moving… For the 8th Time”