Gluten Free Citrus Ricotta Mini Cakes for Virtual Baby Shower

Three things I love are food, friends and babies. So when I got invited to my friend Sarah's delicious virtual baby shower, I couldn't have been more excited to participate. Sarah (Snixy Kitchen) is having a baby girl in early February and her friends Alanna (Bojon Gourmet) and Todd (HonestlyYum) decided to host an amazing virtual baby shower with a Cheese & Sweets theme (Sarah's favorite things). Thanks for inviting me to celebrate!

I first met Sarah through my blog when she reached out to me interested in meeting up since she lives in the east bay too. On our first date, we met up at Elmwood Cafe where we instantly connected over food, blogging, our other jobs, and our boys named Lucas. Our second date was at the Whole Foods Market Gilman Store Preview Event and we've been seeing each other since. I couldn't be more excited for Sarah and her Lucas to start this new chapter. I keep telling her it'll be crazy and awesome.

I decided to bake gluten free Citrus Ricotta Mini Cakes with black sesame seeds (an ingredient Sarah uses a lot) and a citrus glaze. The cakes came out wonderfully and I will have to invite Sarah over for a real deal tasting before #cheesebaby arrives!

Other gluten free recipes: Best Granola Ever #2, Carrot Muffins, Cardamom Coffee Cake, Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes, Healthy Chocolate Pudding

Check out all these amazing recipes shared by other awesome blogger friends for the shower. Thanks again to Alanna of The Bojon Gourmet and Todd of HonestlyYUM for inviting me to celebrate Sarah and Lucas!

Follow along on social media with the official #cheesebabyshower to join in the celebration!

Cheesy Things

Sweet Things

Cheesy & Sweet Things

 

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West Elm Collaboration: Overnight Apple and Pear Cinnamon Morning Buns

West Elm Collaboration - Overnight Apple and Pear Cinnamon Morning Buns  /  goodonpaperdesign.com/blog  /  @good_on_paper  /  photo by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids

I love Christmas morning at my in-laws' house (yes, my in-laws are rad and I'm so lucky!). I love making a cozy breakfast for everyone that we can eat in our jammies while opening gifts in front of a crackling fire. I'm super excited to collaborate with West Elm to share a recipe for Overnight Apple and Pear Cinnamon Morning Buns on West Elm's blog, Front + Main. Get the recipe here and see how we prepped and inhaled them at our house with my family. I will definitely be making these for Christmas morning!

West Elm Collaboration - Overnight Apple and Pear Cinnamon Morning Buns  /  goodonpaperdesign.com/blog  /  @good_on_paper  /  photo by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids
West Elm Collaboration - Overnight Apple and Pear Cinnamon Morning Buns  /  goodonpaperdesign.com/blog  /  @good_on_paper  /  photo by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids
West Elm Collaboration - Overnight Apple and Pear Cinnamon Morning Buns  /  goodonpaperdesign.com/blog  /  @good_on_paper  /  photo by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids
West Elm Collaboration - Overnight Apple and Pear Cinnamon Morning Buns  /  goodonpaperdesign.com/blog  /  @good_on_paper  /  photo by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids
West Elm Collaboration - Overnight Apple and Pear Cinnamon Morning Buns  /  goodonpaperdesign.com/blog  /  @good_on_paper  /  photo by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids
West Elm Collaboration - Overnight Apple and Pear Cinnamon Morning Buns  /  goodonpaperdesign.com/blog  /  @good_on_paper  /  photo by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids
West Elm Collaboration - Overnight Apple and Pear Cinnamon Morning Buns  /  goodonpaperdesign.com/blog  /  @good_on_paper  /  photo by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids
West Elm Collaboration - Overnight Apple and Pear Cinnamon Morning Buns  /  goodonpaperdesign.com/blog  /  @good_on_paper  /  photo by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids
West Elm Collaboration - Overnight Apple and Pear Cinnamon Morning Buns  /  goodonpaperdesign.com/blog  /  @good_on_paper  /  photo by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids

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Favorites: Fall Cheese Plate with 34 Degrees Crisps

Favorites: Fall Cheese Plate with 34 Degrees Crisps  /  goodonpaperdesign.com/blog  /  @good_on_paper

I've been prepping this week to host Thanksgiving at our home. It's my favorite holiday of the year and I love everything going on in the kitchen. On the menu this year is turkey (brining is key), roasted brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar, butternut squash soup with ginger, homemade pumpkin pie with gluten free crust and Nick is making a homemade non-gluten free apple pie. Our family will be bringing cranberry sauce, salad, mashed potatoes and my mom's making shrimp fly lice (aka fried rice!). :)

I usually like to put out a cheese plate for guests to nibble on before dinner. Remember the fancy spread I put together last year with 34 Degrees crisps? I collaborated with 34 Degrees again to put together a simplified plate with just a couple of cheeses (I used Cambazola and Manchego from Whole Foods) and some flavorful crackers like the Toasted Onion, Rosemary and Cracked Pepper. Beautifully simple and a delicious start to a giant feast!

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Favorites: Fall Cheese Plate with 34 Degrees Crisps  /  goodonpaperdesign.com/blog  /  @good_on_paper

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