{Posts I Love} 2016 Recipe Fails — Cooking with a Wallflower

{My school schedule always has me blogging in waves, where I’m much more active in summer and then fall off the face of the Earth from September-June. I’ve been hanging around following my favorite food blogs, including Cooking with a Wallflower. Among all the 2016 recipe round-ups that are being posted, this one gave me quite the laugh. I love a blog with a good sense of humor. Go check it out!}

It’s the end of the year, so I thought we could finish up with… my 2016 recipe fails! Obviously all the photos on my blog are meant to be enticing and are styled and edited to be that way. Otherwise, you might not look twice at them. But throughout the year, there are many, and…

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Favorite Instagram Pics – April 2016


I’ve done these round-ups before I always have fun putting them together. I’m fairly active on Instagram, but generally I make few enough posts that it’s easy to look back on just one month of pictures and pic out my favorites.

This past April I finished my internship at MGH, went on a 16 mile bike ride, finally baked bread, visited Maine, and of course enjoyed a lot of delicious food, wine and coffee! Here are my favorite pictures from this past month:

April 2016 Instagram retrospective

Do you use Instagram? What’s your favorite recent picture you taken? Share in the comments!

Happy New Year! Here’s my top 5 recipes from 2015

Happy New Year! I started this blog on June 15th 2015, with a personal goal of posting at least once a week over the summer, with the hope of continuing regularly in the fall when school started. I fumbled pretty hard once September came around, but I feel that starting school again and moving to Boston are good excuses for falling behind. I’m about to start my Spring Semester, but luckily I’ll be working at an internship instead of taking classes. So, although I know the internship will keep me very busy, I’m looking forward to having more time to dedicate to this blog.

I wanted to do a little recap and share the top 5 recipes from the short time I’ve been running the blog. As of December 29th I’ve had 2,001 visitors to the blog, who have contributed a total of 2,687 views. The majority of those views came from the US. The top 5 posts in order are:

Dirt Cake

Dirt Cake recipe from 2 Cats & A Coffee

Layers of cool, creamy pudding, cream cheese, and cool whip with crunchy, chocolaty cookies make up this simple yet satisfying dessert. Check out the recipe here.

Homemade Devil’s Food Cake with Buttercream Frosting and Chocolate Sauce

Devil's Food Cake via 2 Cats & A Coffee

Rich, moist & chocolaty without being overly sweet. The addition of a full cup of espresso into the mixture adds amazing depth to the flavor. Find the full recipe here.

Lemon Dream Cake

Lemon Dream Cake via 2 Cats and a Coffee

Sweet white cake swirled with lemon and topped with fluffy, creamy frosting. Perfect by itself or with a little vanilla ice cream! Get the recipe here.

Iced Mocha Latte

Iced Mocha Latte from 2 Cats & A Coffee

Chocolate, caffeine and ice cold milk! A great way to start any summer day. Read how to make this drink here.

Pineapple, Strawberry & Orange White Sangria

Pineapple, Strawberry & Orange White Sangria via 2 Cats and a Coffee

Crisp, cold, fruity, slightly bubbly and very boozy – this strawberry, orange, lemon & pineapple sangria is a delicious summer drink. Get the recipe here.

Thanks everyone for a great year! I can’t wait to see what I can accomplish in 2016 :)

Some updates

Hi all! I wanted to take a minute for a post outside the weekly food posts for a quick behind-the-scenes housekeeping update. First off, if you use Blog Lovin, you will now be able to find 2 Cats & A Coffee there as well as hundreds of other amazing food blogs. Check it out here – Follow my blog with Bloglovin!

I also wanted to mention my presence on other social media. You can find me at the following:


Instagram is a particularly good place to follow for behind the scenes shots of what I’m working on before it goes live.

I hope to see you all around the web, and stay tuned for an extra awesome post this Sunday!