Bourbon Pumpkin Cake with Boozy Brown Sugar Glaze


So, I am in charge of dessert for Thanksgiving dinner this year. Not a charge I take lightly. I like a good tradition, and I like pretty much all things pumpkin, but oddly I do not enjoy pumpkin pie. Woe to the traditionalist at the table this year. Or is it!? I may have discovered […]

Sweet Dark & Salty No-bakes

Hello pigeons! You are probably out and about getting all the things you need to get done, done and if you are anything like me, are feeling the squeeze of having SIX fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.  SIX.  I was just getting over the injustice of daylight savings time.  SO, the extravagant […]

A tiny autumn treat

Hello! I hope you all had a splendid Halloween and are not paying for it too bad today. The babies and I ended up home by ourselves, and though I had big ideas of jovially passing out Reese's Peanut Butter Cups to the neighborhood kids, it didn't quite go down like that.  Let's just say […]

Leigh’s Super Fresh Guacamole

Photos © 2013 Curly Girl Design, Inc./Leigh Standley. all rights reserved. Happy Friday!! It is going to be HOT this weekend and outside of quickly digging in a pool in my back yard, the second most refreshing thing I can think of is cold Corona and fresh guacamole. Sadly, you will have to drink my […]

Outstanding in the Field 2013

Photos © 2012 Curly Girl Design, Inc./Leigh Standley. all rights reserved. If it feels like I talk about this event every year, it's because I do. It is my favorite event of the year, and since tickets go on sale on March 20 (the first day of spring…although Mother Nature didn't get the memo on […]

A sparkly bev to start off your sparkly holidays!

OH! You guys! I have so much to share with you and so much on my plate that I have not had a single moment to do so! Endlessly sorry! I am in studio this week up against a really tight deadline (like so tight I should be in there cutting and pasting and doodling […]

Dark Chocolate Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Good Morning! Happy new week! (And Happy New Year for some!) I don't mean to overload you with recipes for sweets (well, yes I do…) but it is just starting to feel like fall here in New England, and it got me to baking. I am pretty excited about this recipe as it is the […]

End of Summer Blueberry Kuchen

Photos © 2012 Curly Girl Design, Inc./Leigh Standley. all rights reserved. Hi All! Happy September! Can you believe it is already September!? Man, minutes are short. I was talking to a friend yesterday about this time of year, and we realized something. We actually still (I say still, because we are well out of school- […]