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How I Clean My Kitchen

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I was going to write a whole blog post about how I spring clean in the kitchen but the truth of the matter is that I destroy this kitchen nearly every single day. So really, I clean daily. Constantly. It really doesn’t stop.

What’s unfortunate for me is that I also hate messes. HATE. I blame this on growing up with a very organized and clean mother. Our house was always immaculately clean because of her. And I took after her (though I’m not nearly as good at it). In order for me to think and be creative, I have to begin with a clean slate every single day.

This means that I clean the kitchen up and down at the end of the day. It gives me peace! For this post, I teamed up with Home Made Simple, which is a plant-based naturally-inspired line of cleaning products.

These cleaning products have zero phosphates, parabens, gluten and dyes, meaning that these products are not only effective but super safe for all of us, including Amelia. I always worry about what I’m cleaning the floor with since she’s always lying in a corner somewhere taking a nap.

I also need cleaning products to work! These absolutely get everything super clean.

Here’s how I clean at the end of the day.

Actually before we dive into “clean kitchen shots,” here are some shots of my kitchen mid-destruction.

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10 Cozy Things to Make in May 2019

Adventures, Dinner

It’s May and while I’m usually complaining about the time passing so quickly, I’m also super excited for May because that means I’m going to Paris! Josh and I are celebrating our first year of marriage by taking a trip to Paris at the end of the month and we couldn’t be more excited. It’ll be our first time there EVER! I’m super excited to eat croissants every single morning, drink loads of coffee and eat all the butter.

But until then, we still have brunches and Mother’s Day celebrations to have and meals to make!

Roasted Rhubarb Scones with Vanilla Bean – These scones are what I call…interesting. The rhubarb is roasted to remove some of its liquid. And then the dough is flattened and the rhubarb is placed in the center. The dough is folded over and baked! SO GOOD!

Shoyu Chicken with Hawaiian Mac Salad – I made this chicken last month and since I posted it, I’ve made it like four times. It’s the easiest, breeziest dinner EVER. Also it’s super delicious.

Ramp Cacio e Pepe – Ramps have about a 1 month window every Spring, if we’re lucky and most times people are like “what should I do with them!?” Last year I was lucky enough to get a huge bunch of ramps and made this cacio e pepe. It was dreamy!

Matcha Iced Latte – Every year when the temperatures start to get warmer, I get on my Matcha Iced Latte game because it’s SO good.

Big-Ass Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake and Chamomile Cream – If you’re’ like what should I make for dessert. The answer is: A BIG ASS BISCUIT. This one is delicious because it’s layered with fresh strawberries and chamomile cream.

Spiced Babka with Rhubarb Glaze – Babka is a baked good of great comfort! I love this babka because it’s full of chocolate and topped with a delicious rhubarb glaze!


Fluffy AF Cornbread Blueberry Pancakes – These cornbread blueberry pancakes are a fluffy stack of deliciousness.

Earl Grey Honey Scones – For some reason, these have become a super popular recipe on this site in the last few months. I have no idea why but go on!


Breakfast Braided Strawberry + Apricot Bread – This braided bread is super tasty and fluffy. The best part about it is that you can use store-bought jam which makes things a million times easier.

Mojito Cupcakes – These are super bright and fluffy cupcakes. They’re a true winner!

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10 Cozy Things to Make for Easter

Adventures

I completely forgot to post a ’10 Cozy Things to Make in April’! WHAA! I don’t get where my brain was but it wasn’t working apparently. Easter is next weekend so I figured I’d skip to what you should make for Easter vs. April.

TBH I don’t even know what I’m doing for Easter. Josh is throwing a pop-up and I’ve promised to be the hostess and make the flower arrangements. I’m guessing I’ll be totally exhausted and will most likely wanna stay in bed. We shall see!

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls – But I also might make a batch of these rolls the day before and bake them up the morning of so who knows!

Conchas – SOOO many of you made these conchas and I love seeing everyone’s iterations, with the different toppings.

Instant Pot Lamb Shank – I made this last year and it was so delicious. The Instant Pot is a true time-saver and the chipotle sauce is something I make all the time.

Cappuccino-Flavored Rose Cupcakes – These cupcakes are so delicious. White fluffy cake and mocha-flavored cake layered together to make the perfect “cappuccino.”

Strawberry Sheet Cake with Rhubarb Frosting – One of the most popular recipes on A Cozy Kitchen for good reason; the strong strawberry flavor paired with the pink fluffy cake is a winner every time.

Very Good Blueberry Muffins – These muffins are so simple but just perfect. Feel free to make the batter the night before!

Carrot Sheet Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting – This carrot cake for a crowd is so perfect.

Smoked Gouda Black Pepper Biscuits – I love these biscuits. They are so delicious. The gouda gives them such a good flavor.

Strawberry & Cream Cookies – One of the most classic combinations, these cookies are chewy, filled with freeze-dried strawberries and white chocolate.

Cadbury Mini Eggs Skillet Cookie – Do you have extra Cadbury Mini Eggs lying around? Of course you do. Put them in this skillet cookie.

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