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Jess Larson
Jess is the puppy loving, guacamole dipping 20-something behind Plays Well With Butter, a blog full of simple & elegant recipes to help modern gals celebrate life one meal at a time.

Watermelon Cake with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Berries

My Recipes
what are your weekend plans?! my current mood: when you write out your weekend to do list & realize it's making you want to pour a generous amount of porter beer into your cold brew.i am SO beyond ready for this weekend to happen!!! i am excited to get some things in place for the blog while we are on vacation, test some recipes, work on a couple of other projects, & have a mother daughter date with mah mamasan tomorrow! ⠀ & um, a porter spiked cold brew also may be in order.
Vanilla Bean Pineapple Margaritas
Just in time for cinco de mayo!: smoky pineapple vanilla bean mezcal margaritas!you're going to be obsessed with this recipe. it feels SO special (hello, smoky mezcal & vanilla bean) but is SO, SO simple (5 minutes tops, aside from the time it takes to make ice), & is SO, SO, SO perfect for a cinco de mayo party this weekend. ⠀
Mini Chai Scones With Maple Glaze
ya know what would be the PERFECT addition to your easter brunch?⠀ ⠀ mini chai scones with maple glaze, that's what! make the dough & cut out the scones any time this week & store in the freezer. come easter morning, all you'll need to do is bake & your home will smell like heaven!
Cold Brew Porter Cocktail
just in time for lazy weekend vibes & #nationalbeerday: porter spiked cold brew iced coffee.⠀ ⠀ i don't know about you, but as soon as spring even remotely makes it's appearance, i'm all about iced coffee. ⠀ i'm giving my iced coffee a twist today with the sweetness of dark porter beer and a splash of cream (or 2)...the perfect coffee cocktail for a lazy brunch or a weekend afternoon pick-me-up.⠀
Dark Chocolate-dipped Almond Butter Shortbread Cookies
NEW just in time for #nationalcookieday & holiday baking: dark chocolate-dipped almond butter shortbread sandwich cookies with almond butter buttercream & fleur de sel. put these babies on your holiday cookie plate this year & your friends & fam will be all, "oh no she didn't" & you can be all "oh YAS i did."
Protein Coffee Latte
anyone else need a sign to wear around their neck that says "for best results, fill with coffee"?! I had such a fun weekend but am feeling it today! alllllll the coffee please! check out my go-to bulletproof coffee protein latte. it's a total game-changer. happy monday!