Good Morning and Happy Monday to you! Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend”¦

A Healthier Strawberry Shortcake via Ashley Brooke Designs- Blog


Photo 1: Dinner Party

On Saturday night we hosted a dinner party for a few of our favorite people. There is nothing quite as fun as prepping the house for a fancy dinner party, and whipping up a few of my yummiest dishes. The menu we came up with was very spring-y and seasonal, but I have to say that my favorite part of the night was dessert! Homemade strawberry shortcake, holy goodness…. I could eat this all day.

P.S. I thought I would share with you the recipes I made, they are too good — you must make them!

The Perfect Spring Dinner Party Menu:

First Course:

Charcuterie Plate

Second Course:

Yellow Squash Soup

Third Course:

Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon and Pecorino

Brown Butter Flounder

Easy Parmesan Risotto 

Fourth Course:

Strawberry-Lemon Shortcakes

Easy Homemade Whipped Cream

P.P.S. Follow along on my culinary adventures on our hashtag: #inthekitchenwithABD and on our Pinterest Recipe Goodness Pin Board!


A Golden Bunny via Ashley Brooke Designs- Blog


Photo 2: The Perfect Gift

I love bunnies. Little known fact, I actually may be somewhat of a bunny whisperer. True story. I can catch a wild bunny (yes, I know this is probably not safe, but they are cute and have you seen their little bushy tails?!), I can train a bunny–let’s be real… I am practically Dr. Doolittle. With that being said, I am kinda sorta obsessed with bunnies, so when my bestie gifted this little magical gold bunny to me at girl’s night, I just about had a heart attack. IT’S THE CUTEST THING EVER.


Sunday Afternoon Treat via Ashley Brooke Designs- Blog


Photo 3: Relax

On Sunday after a full weekend of party prep, I finally sat down and flipped through the latest issue of PORTER Magazine with a nice hot cup of coffee. It was a Happy Sunday indeed!

I hope your weekend was equally as lovely, but for now I am off to go get this week started! Cheers to an extra fabulous and productive week!! xx





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  1. Thank you for the recipes, I can’t wait to try the strawberry shortcake and Ina’s risotto! And that gold bunny is the cutest! Also, where did you find your floral/spring plates? I love them, and any pretty plates! xo

  2. I’ve witnessed first hand the catching of bunnies and the whispering to them. Love the recipes and will be making a few of them.

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