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In the Kitchen Archive

FREE Lily & Val for World Label Hand-Drawn Jam Label Downloads!
FREE Lily & Val for World Label Hand-Drawn Jam Label Downloads!

A few years ago, I drew these chalk art jam labels for my friends at World Label. I heard such an amazing response from them, so this Fall, I thought I would give you all some refreshed jam downloads for 2017!!  Keep reading to get your FREE Lily & Val for World Label hand-drawn jam label downloads! […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar Recipe in my Keepsake Kitchen Diary Using New Tombow Markers & Pens
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar Recipe in my Keepsake Kitchen Diary Using New Tombow Markers & Pens

It’s that time of year for Pumpkin Everything and today I wanted to share one of my absolute favorite Fall desserts with you along with how I crafted the Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar recipe in my Keepsake Kitchen Diary using new Tombow markers & pens! These pumpkin cheesecake bars are gluten free (Sadly, I’ve needed to be […]

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Best-Ever Roasted Chicken – Keepsake Kitchen Diary Recipe
Best-Ever Roasted Chicken – Keepsake Kitchen Diary Recipe

Hello everyone! Those who know me know that I prefer to be inventive in the kitchen. I get bored with recipes easily. However, there are some times you must rely on the experts. I have been a vegetarian since I was 9 (a weird kid, I know) and just don’t like meat personally. What I […]

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Homemade Popsicles to Sweeten Your Summer
Homemade Popsicles to Sweeten Your Summer

Today’s post is a huge treat (pun intended) because not only do we have delicious homemade popsicles for you to make, we also have tips and tricks from the master: Todd from Pittsburgh’s own Sticklers! Todd chatted with me about how to get your recipe right, how to remove your popsicles from the molds without […]

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Crafting a Pocket for Your Keepsake Kitchen Diary
Crafting a Pocket for Your Keepsake Kitchen Diary

I have to admit that when it comes to my personal Keepsake Kitchen Diary, I go the more minimal route. Most of my filled out spreads are simply a pen and maybe a highlighter for important parts of the recipe. But when we had the idea to try to make a pocket for the Kitchen […]

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Preserved Lemons – Keepsake Kitchen Diary Recipe
Preserved Lemons – Keepsake Kitchen Diary Recipe

This recipe spread Valerie crafted is my very favorite page that can be found in her own Keepsake Kitchen Diary. What really made it special was the way in which she created it – humming a little and with a concentrated look, anyone could see that Valerie was creating without a plan. The page ended up being […]

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How To Ice A Cake Like A Pro
How To Ice A Cake Like A Pro

Hello, Darlings! It’s been a while since I have checked in here on the blog, and I’m happy to be showing you all something I love to do! Making a pretty cake can seem intimidating…layering, icing, decorating. But these simple steps are the most basic elements to making a lovely multi-layer cake. Have Fun! 10First, […]

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How to Make Sparkling Iced Tea (3 Flavors!)
How to Make Sparkling Iced Tea (3 Flavors!)

One of my very favorite things on our Lily & Val Spring Favorites list – something I enjoy every week – is iced tea! I wanted to put a twist to the classic, though, and try making sparkling iced tea with loose leaves from a local tea shop. The result is not only delicious, but […]

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Make These Easy Cupcake Toppers 3 Ways
Make These Easy Cupcake Toppers 3 Ways

As much as I like to eat cupcakes, I realized early in life that I’m not good at all at decorating them. I don’t know how to use a pastry bag, I can’t pipe anything, and until this year I had never made a buttercream before. That’s why I thought trying out three easy cupcake […]

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Make This Fig and Olive Tapenade
Make This Fig and Olive Tapenade

We’ve been a little in love with all things French lately at Lily & Val if you couldn’t tell – mostly because our new items in the spring collection are inspired by Val’s trip to Provence! And since macarons are a little out of my skill level, we decided to whip up a very Parisian-esque hors d’oeuvre: fig […]

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