Torte Tuesday: Honey Fig Ricotta Torte

This Honey Fig Ricotta Torte is such a delicious fall treat!  Honey, ricotta and figs are the perfect collection of flavors for a fabulously light dessert!

Honey Fig Ricotta Torte

Welcome to Tort(e) Tuesdays, jurors!  Each month on the first Tuesday, I will feature a “Tort(e)”   I call it a Tort(e) because it has multiple meanings: (1) a Tort is a “wrongful act . . . that results in injury to another person, property, reputation or the like.” and (2) a Torte, with an “e” is “a rich cake, especially one containing little or no flour.”  And this month we are doing a Honey Fig Ricotta Torte! Continue reading →

September Docket

In court every morning, the judge calls the “docket” or the calendar for that day. Here on the blog, “The Docket” is my post that gives you a little peek into the life of the Attorney in an Apron, and what kinds of fun things are happening in my life! 
September Docket

Oh y’all I don’t even know where to begin. September has been in.sane. and the crazy part? October is gearing up to be even busier!Some very exciting things have been happening in the K-A household (still getting used to being a K-A! 6 month anniversary tomorrow!) that I can’t really share yet and will be able to share more in October and I’m officially irritated with myself for being someone who #vagueposts but I just don’t want to jinx anything :) Continue reading →

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This Week On “The Docket”: Another Feature!

Wow the past two weeks have been incredible!  First was this feature in The Knot Real Weddings, which made my whole year, and then this week Order in the Kitchen was featured on Careers!  Like what?!  How lucky am I and how exciting is this!?  photo-1438368915865-a852ef86fc42

The writer of the feature found me through Jessica, who I adore to no end and who’s work I admire so much.  She had so thoughtfully included me in her Currently Crushing On a few Saturdays ago for this Peanut Butter Chocolate Torte and one of her readers reached out to me after Jessica linked to this little ol’ blog of mine!  Isn’t it amazing how one blogger’s kindness leads to the recognition of others?  Thank you, Jessica for all that you do on your amazing blog.

So anyway, the author of this interview reached out to me after finding me through Jessica, and asked if she could interview me for an article about legal careers and blogging.  I, of course, said yes and the rest is history!  Check out the full interview here!

PS if you are into tortes, be sure you don’t miss the Caramel Apple Torte I just posted.  Easiest torte ever and so delicious I’m eating it straight out of the fridge for dessert.  And maybe breakfast.  Shhh!  Don’t judge me :)

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Torte Tuesday: Caramel Apple Torte

This cinnamon caramel apple torte is the perfect combination of tart and sweet.Cinnamon Caramel Apple TorteI’m in complete denial y’all.  To me, it’s still 100% summer and I’m already feeling the pressure to start getting excited about fall.  Everyone is posting about pumpkin things and I’m just not.ready.  I just can’t handle it, so I’m trying to give a happy medium here.  Apples with cinnamon and caramel make me think of fall as I imagine sipping my hot apple cider and zipping up my boots.  But the truth is, this torte also makes me reminiscent of summer.  The caramel and apple together remind me of candy apples that you get at the Fair, and when I think of fun outdoorsy activities like fairs, I usually think about shorts and sunglasses. Continue reading →

Exciting News! The Knot Real Weddings!

OMGOMGOMG Y’ALL… The most exciting, amazing and wonderful thing happened this week! featured our wedding in the “Real Weddings” section of their site!  We are beyond thrilled and feel so lucky.  The people who surrounded us on our special day, including the talented vendors, made us feel so warm and loved, and it was truly the best day ever.  Photos by the lovely Corbin Gurkin.The Knot Real Weddings!

Here is the link to the feature!  AHHHH!!The Knot Real Weddings!

And okay just one more for good measure 😉  If you want to see more photos by the INCREDIBLE Corbin Gurkin, head over to the feature. The Knot Real Weddings!

24 Hours in Arkansas

Y’all these last few weeks have been some of the busiest in my life!  I don’t even know where to begin but I’ve been working like crazy only to look up and see I haven’t posted in awhile!  I went to Arkansas a couple of weeks ago and I never even got to tell you about it (although if you follow me on Snapchat @orderinthekitch then you already know I was there).  Arkansas

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Torte Tuesday: Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake (Flourless)

When it came to August’s #TorteTuesday, I knew almost immediately what I wanted to do.  August is my husband’s birth month, so of course we will be celebrating him with his favorite foods…namely peanut butter.Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Matt eats peanut butter pretty much every single day.  He eats it for breakfast with his morning bagel and it’s one of his favorite sources of protein (along with beef and my nutritional cleanse protein powder).  It seemed only fitting that for his birth month, it would be a torte that he would actually devour, since he isn’t really a sweets guy.

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My Cleanse Experience

So this post is going to be an honest post about my recent experience with a nutritional cellular cleanse that I recently told you guys a little bit about.  I’m not going to sit here and try to pitch you on it, but if you want more information because you are interested, please feel free to email me at  This post is really more about sharing my cleanse experience and saying what’s been working for ME.My 30 Day Nutritional Cleanse Experience

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Parmesan Garlic White Bean Dip with Charcuterie

This dip is seriously the easiest thing you will ever whip up for a party. Topping it with crisped charcuterie just takes it to the next level! I’m a huge fan of things that can be done on the fly. Like when it’s a weeknight and you have to host or go to a dinner party. You need an appetizer and you really just can’t get the time (or the energy) to put all the effort into a fancy appetizer but you want something delicious that’s great for a crowd. If that’s what you need, then this is your dip!

Parmesan Garlic White Bean Dip with Charcuterie

When I got a three-pack of Charcuterie (sopressata, Italian salame and salame Toscano), I knew I wanted to do something along the lines of Italian. Ok so that’s not entirely true… what I really wanted to do was sit down with these salame and sopressata and go to town with some cheese. But, I wanted to create something a little more interesting for you guys, so I went with this sensational dip. Continue reading →

DIY Office Decor + Desk Styling @ Work

So I know I just told you all about how I work from home.  But that wasn’t always the case.  I used to have a real office in a real building and had to find a fun way to decorate it so I wouldn’t be just another lawyer with a brown and green office.  I’m sure you were able to discern from my home office post that I totally dig white and gold.  Like love love love it.  diy-office-ideas

So much so that yes, even my old phone case was white and gold striped.  It matched my Day Designer and my Sugar Paper notebook (which I used to keep track of my billable hours before the day that I moved to a different firm that used an automated computer system for this).  Read on for more of my DIY Office Decor (as well as where I purchased the other items)! Continue reading →