November 25, 2015

Real Simple Recipe: Bourbon Apple Cake

In need of a dessert recipe to impress your guests this Thanksgiving? Today we bring you this simple but decadent cake recipe from our friends at Real Simple. This cake has a unique texture and flavoring to set it apart from the rest of the desserts at the table. Check out the recipe below and start baking!

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, melted, plus more for the pan
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/3 cup instant grits
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup suger
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 apples, chopped

  1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  2. Butter an 8-inch springform pan and set on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Whisk together the flour, grits, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until foamy. Add the sugar, bourbon, and vanilla and whisk to combine. Whisk in the flour mixture and butter in alternate additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. 
  5. Mix until just combined. Fold in the apples. (The batter will be very apple-heavy.) Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. 
  6.  Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the cake is golden brown, about 60 to 70 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes.
  7. Run an offset spatula or butter knife around the edge of the pan to loosen, then remove the sides of the pan.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

After all the crumbs have been eaten, share the recipe using these contemporary recipe cards from the Real Simple Stationery Collection

November 23, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For Babies

As the holiday season draws near, the window for finding the perfect gift get smaller and smaller. Fear not, we have searched for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list, including the tiny new additions. 

For the newborns celebrating the holidays for the fist time, give them something to remember the holidays by in the years to come. A thoughtful personalized gift always leaves a lasting impression. Check out the gift guide below for inspiration. 

November 20, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For Teens

This is our third gift guide, designed to make shopping for the perfect present easier and more efficient. Instead of spending the holiday season searching the mall, we make it simple to decide on the perfect gift.

This holiday, please the pickiest on your list with help from our gift guide. We searched high and low all over the internet for trendy and contemporary gifts to make any teenager excited. We've included some high tech options and also some more traditional options to remind them of a time before WiFi. Take a look!

November 19, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 : For Dad

Gift giving is an art that shows those you love how much you care about them. Thoughtful, personalized gifts are key to making sure they unwrap something unforgettable. We looked all over the web for unique and special items to make gift giving simple and fun. 

For our second Gift Guide, we focus on the man who has everything. Dad is the superman in our life so give him something special so he can leave a unique mark on the world.

November 18, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For Mom

With the holidays fast approaching, we have your back for meaningful gifts that leave a thoughtful impression without breaking the bank. At, we specialize in that personal touch that makes a person feel unforgettable. Now matter who you're shopping for, we have something sure to put a happy smile on their face.

Today, we focus on the woman that has mastered the art of multi-tasking. We looked all over the web for special items to make gift giving a piece of cake (or pie). This season, give her something to help her stay organized and up to date with the latest trends.


Keep checking back for Gift Guides for everyone on your list!