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Nathaniel Crawford
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Food blogger, photographer, and lover of coffee and cake.

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My Recipes
Chocolate Almond Espresso Cake With Salted Caramel Drizzle
Happy Saturday, friends. What are you plans for the weekend?? My plans include school projects and papers and enjoying another slice of this Vegan Chocolate Almond Espresso Cake with Cashew Butter Icing with a Salted Caramel Sauce over top.
Lavender Honey Lemonade & Peach Sweet Tea Cocktail
So it's almost the end of summer. The late July heat can be pretty brutal. Cool off with this "John Daly cocktail with a twist" made with lavender-honey lemonade & peach sweet tea. Just in time for the 2016 @pgatour championship. Have a great day!!
Happy Monday, friends! How was your weekend? This weekend I worked on a Christmas-y inspired recipe shoot with @mysilpat and I can not WAIT to share this recipe. I made a Stout Gingerbread Layer Cake with Hazelnut Cake Crumbs and Whiskey Eggnog Buttercream. I topped it with some sugared cranberries because...Christmas. This cake is a heavy gal, five layers of spiced, sweet goodness. This cake may be the best one I've made on the blog PERIOD. I'm excited to be bringing to a Friendsgiving on Wednesday. Cheers to the week!
Happy Friday, everyone. Have any exciting plans for the coming weekend? This weekend I am excited to be working on a Christmas-y inspired shoot for @mysilpat. It may or may not involve a layered cake (teehee!). It's been a while since I've made a layered cake I'm endlessly scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration (and also because I just really love cake). I also will be finishing off the last of this Almond Crostata from @valentinahortus' new cookbook. This thing is O. M. G. amazing you guys. It's made with ricotta and red plum jam and it is incredible. The crust is nice and tender while the filling is warm and rich in flavor. I'll be sad to see the last piece gone.
Happy Saturday, friends! What are you all up to on this lovely weekend? For myself, I'm going to be working on some client shoots along with photos for a new interactive series I'll be introducing to the site very, very soon! I'm very excited about this season of change, and I hope you all are too! Well back to bread making!
Happy Friday, friends! I am so excited because today I am teaming up with some really wonderful and talented bloggers for a holiday pie collaboration aka #piesquadgoals! Here is what I'm bringing to the virtual pie party: Butter Chai Pumpkin Pie with Sugared Sage! This pie is dangerously good! The brown butter and chai spices take this dish to a whole new level. I'm seriously in love! Get the recipe link in the bio, and be sure to check out everyone else's recipes!! -->@cloudykitchen @rushyama @displacedhousewife @kelsey_thefarmersdaughter @harvest_and_honey @lyndsey_eden @silvia_salvialimone @toplessbaker @katie_clova @upcloseandtasty @feedtheswimmers
Happy Thursday, friends! I hope everyone had a fun Halloween. Now that it’s November, I am 💯 Thanksgiving. I have some festive and delicious recipes coming to the blog this month including this Brown Butter Chai Pumpkin Pie 🥧 (which is amazzzzing). I’ll be sharing it next week in a pie collaboration with a bunch of other bloggers. Can’t wait! 🙌🏻
Happy Monday, friend! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! It's almost Halloween and I am so excited to announce that I am taking over the @egglandsbest feed for the next couple of days. I'm going to be sharing some sweet and spooky recipes perfect for any Halloween gathering you may be going to/hosting. From whoopie pies to a witches brew mocktail, it's going to be a howlin' good time. 🎃😄
Happy Friday, friends. What are you plans for the coming weekend? This weekend is supposed to be a bit rainy/snowy and down-right gloomy. No matter! I'm off work so I'm going to make the most of it. Tonight I'm going to see @lovingvincentmovie with @1_jcrawdad then tomorrow I'm having brunch with some friends before going to @prairiegardens and spending all my money on Christmas props. Then I'm going to start prepping on a pumpkin pie recipe for an upcoming pie collab with some food blogger peps. But first (and more important) it's time for cake! This Apple Brandy Honeysuckle Tea Cake is on the blog right now (link in the bio!).