Albion Fit Review and Giveaway!

Albion Fit Review and GiveawaySo y’all know I love yoga, right? It’s my favorite way to decompress from a stressful day or week at work, and helps alleviate so much pain in my back and other joints. Vinyasa is my jam, though I used to be a pretty hardcore Bikram lover. So of course I’m always on the lookout for cute and comfortable clothes to wear to my next yoga class…that’s when I discovered Albion Fit on Instagram. I mean y’all…their stuff is SO gorgeous… their leggings and swimsuits in particular just make my heart flutter. So I reached out to them to see if they would work with me to do a review of their leggings as well as a giveaway so I can share their great stuff with two lucky readers! Continue reading →

#TorteTuesday: Pumpkin Apple Torte with Cranberry Compote

Pumpkins and apples and tortes, oh my!  This month’s #TorteTuesday is dedicated to a deliciously homey (and easy!) Pumpkin Apple Torte with Cranberry Compote.Pumpkin Apple Torte with Cranberry Compote

So yea, I missed #TorteTuesday last Tuesday.  I gave a pretty solid explanation (I think?), but the tl;dr is that I was super busy at work and so I delayed #TorteTuesday to the second Tuesday of the month for November.  I did provide you with a compilation of all of my tortes this year so hopefully that’s something! Continue reading →

#TorteTuesday: Compilation

It’s #TorteTuesday and I have nothing prepared.  I’m the worst.  I don’t even know what to tell you other than to say that this last month and a half has been completely insane.  Since Sept. 20 I’ve gone to NY, Maine, Houston, Chicago, and Wilmington.  I’ve gone to two weddings.  I’ve had a trial and several smaller hearings and a mediation.  I’ve purchased a home (with the hubs), packed up our old place, moved to the new place, then unpacked and organized as best I could.  I’ve helped my mom move, which took over 12 hours this past weekend.  I’ve taught at a CLE.  I’ve been non-stop to tell you the truth, and I’m whooped.  It has been grueling to say the least.

So because I’m a complete mess and haven’t had a chance to make a torte for November (hoping to get to it this weekend!), I’ve decided to put together a little compilation of all of my #tortetuesday creations!  I’ve linked them below in the order that they appear (left to right, top to bottom).  Please make one and enjoy it!  If you make one, please tag me on instagram or twitter @orderinthekitch and use the hashtag #tortetuesday!  Happy Tuesday!

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  1. Pear Torte
  2. Linzer Torte
  3. Cappuccino Torte
  4. Dark Chocolate Torte with Champagne Berry Coulis
  5. Mexican Hot Chocolate Torte with Tres Leches
  6. Chocolate Raspberry Torte (guest post by SweetPhi)
  7. Peanut Butter Chocolate Torte
  8. Caramel Apple Torte
  9. Mixed Berry Torte
  10. Honey Fig Ricotta Torte

Last Week on “The 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! #TASTE15

The last week (and a half) has been CRAZY y’all!  On Friday the 16th, we closed on our new home (OMG), painters and packers came Saturday, movers came Sunday (and it took 11 hours…shoot me), then on Tuesday I was off to Chicago for the last leg of #TASTE15.  We had already been to wine country, then Arkansas, so this was our final trip, and was so incredibly fun! Continue reading →

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BIG NEWS! We’ve Moved (AGAIN!)

Big news guys!  Remember last month when I #vagueposted that some big things were happening and I just wasn’t ready to reveal them yet?  Welllll…. we bought a home!  Our first home ownership!
We've Moved!

I was so nervous that, if I posted about it, it would totally jinx it and then it wouldn’t happen on time (or at all)!  But it did, and we closed on our home and we are officially homeowners!  Big step for us!  2015 has been quite a year…first marriage now a home!  It’s a great location and we love it so much (and Muggsy is so happy there!)!  Matt can walk to work, so it’s extra convenient!  Once we are all unpacked and such, I will post pictures and can’t wait to share it all with you!  Thank you so much for your patience during this crazy time, and I’ll get back to regularly posting as soon as possible!!

For now, here’s one of my most popular posts on Pinterest: We’ve MOOved Cow-Print Cookies!We've Moved!

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Roasted Tomato and Garlic Marinara Sauce

This Roasted Tomato and Garlic Marinara is the perfect weeknight meal in, when you want something healthy and delicious!

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Marinara

October is National Pasta Month!  This means that it pretty much wins as my favorite month, because pasta is a staple in my home.  That’s why I’m SO excited to team up with Dreamfields Pasta to tell you guys about their healthier pasta!  Dreamfields is featuring a different blogger every day in October for #healthypastamonth, and I’m so honored to be included in this group!  They are also picking a winner for a family pack of Dreamfields pasta and a $25 gift card so check that out below! GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED: WINNER IS SANDY FROM CA! Dreamfields pasta is made with premium durum wheat semolina in North Dakota. That’s why it has the same delicious taste and texture of traditional pasta but with added nutrients… A one-cup cooked serving of Dreamfields pasta (2 oz. dry) provides 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein!

Today’s recipe is a healthy marinara recipe, which has an incredible depth of flavor from one of my favorite ways to prepare foods: roasting.  The roasted tomatoes and garlic add extra flavor without added calories, and the fresh herbs add some body to the sauce as well! Continue reading →

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 →