Caitlin’s Confections: Banana Pudding

This is a quick and easy crowd pleasing dessert inspired by the Banana Pudding from Magnolia Bakery in NYC. You can get it right in Grand Central- it was our first stop off the train on a recent girl’s trip! While it doesn’t quite compare, it shares the same flavor and texture profiles and is a very simple, at-home version. Growing up, trifle was one of my mom’s go-to desserts and this is a fabulous…

3 Great New Hampshire Hikes (Outside of the White Mountains)

While we love being a two hour drive from the White Mountains (and Franconia National Forest) there are some days we just don’t want to make the drive. Recently, we spent some time looking more locally, especially when Cody was a bit younger, for trails that were on the shorter side but well worth the effort up the mountain. I’ve listed our three favorite below with everything you need to know about getting there, parking,…

A Great Bagel Recipe + What I Learned in the Process

At the beginning of the year, one of my resolutions was to learn how to make croissants. While I haven’t mastered that one yet, I did figure out a pretty foolproof recipe for bagels, which Ryan and I will be eating for the foreseeable future. They are fluffy, taste just right, and are made with four simple ingredients. It really doesn’t get much better than that. While making bagels is on the easier side (compared…

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Our VT Wedding Ceremony

All photos taken by my incredibly talented father in-law, Jim Carmellini. Find him here! On August 6th, on the top of a hill in Chelsea, Vermont, Ryan and I got married. It was a beautiful, hot day with clear skies, lots of tears, and our very own rainbow. It’s crazy to think that all the planning over the last nine months has come to an end (on to our New Hampshire celebration!) but it came…

Our NH Wedding Reception

All photos taken by my incredibly talented father in-law, Jim Carmellini. Find him here! On Saturday, September 24th, Ryan and I had our wedding reception at Fulchino Vineyard in Hollis, New Hampshire. It was a beautiful fall evening full of love, laughter, and lots of dancing. Ryan and I really wanted our wedding reception to be a big party. Our goal was to spend quality time with our guests and to have a great time.…

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