Quintessential Carrot Cake

Quintessential Carrot Cake via Sift & Whisk

When I was a kid, Easter was one of my favorite holidays. It basically revolves around candy, which was Priority Number One to Young Maria (and Adult Maria, if we’re being honest). But in addition to the candy, I really loved the Easter egg hunt and scavenger hunt my Nonna put together for me, my sisters, and my cousins. … 

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The Friday Four: Hot Cross Buns

The Friday Four: Hot Cross Buns via Sift & Whisk

Hot cross buns, besides being the namesakes of the obnoxious song we all learned as children, are a Good Friday and Easter tradition. The buns have a long history and are steeped in superstition. At one point, the sale of hot cross buns in England was banned except for on Good Friday, but thankfully we can get them whenever we want in modern-day America. … 

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