We are so excited to help you get to know one of our favorite Southern bakers! Elisabeth Farris, one of our 2017 Holiday Tastemakers, is the face behind the fabulous Elisabeth & Butter baking blog. We loved working with Elisabeth to design her beautiful holiday cards this year. Dogwood Hill artist Shanna Masters was inspired by several of the themes of Elisabeth’s very recent fall wedding while designing the Bartlett Heraldry card collection

Elisabeth kindly shared some fun tidbits about herself below…including the baking tool she cannot live without!

Favorite holiday tradition:  My family makes a big Christmas Eve dinner with beef tenderloin, lots of good side dishes and a Buche de Noel. We all open one gift afterwards and it is such a special tradition!

Dream dinner date:  I think my dream dinner date would be exploring a new city and going to a restaurant I’ve always wanted to try. It would definitely have to involve good food and wine.

Favorite last minute holiday gift idea:  A wooden cutting board  or cheese board is always a good idea in my family.

Favorite Christmas morning tasty treat:  Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting!

Last great film you saw?  Lion

Comfort food:  Thanksgiving turkey, dressing, gravy and cranberry sauce. I could eat it year-round.

What inspires you most?  So many of the wonderful creatives that I’ve gotten to meet and work with through my business. They constantly inspire me to dream big and keep growing.

Prized possession:  My mother’s sugar cookie recipe

Favorite baked item to gift someone:  I usually go for banana bread or cinnamon rolls since they are great for an easy breakfast.

Go-to hostess gift:  A loaf of homemade bread and a bottle of good olive oil.

Hidden talent:  I’m pretty good at making fancy cocktails.

Coffee:  I like to switch up the brands of coffee but I typically mix it with an almond milk creamer and a little bit of honey.

What did you dream of being when you were a kid?  When I was really young, I wanted to be a “baby nurse,” and then I dreamed about being an actress.

What is your number one tool of the trade?  I love my icing smoother tool. I use it on every cake I make and it is perfect for the “naked cake” look.

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