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Warm Vanilla Sauce

Warm Vanilla SauceA “warm you up” winter dessert.

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S’mores Cookie Cake

Quinn’s request and idea for his 6th birthday cake came like this: “For my birthday, I want a Marshmallow Cake. But Mom, wouldn’t it be cool if it was just cookies, so then, right after I blow out my candles, everyone could just grab their own cookie?! But Mom, I want a S’mores Cake…with marshmallows.”

I was a bit stuck at first. What exactly did he want? A cake or cookies? Or did he just want a bag of marshmallows? Truthfully, he would have been happy with the latter, but I couldn’t just give him a bag of marshmallows. Well, I could have, but I didn’t want to. It was his birthday not Halloween, he needed something special that was made with love. So, I decided to get my creative juices going, and put all his requests together. Thus, the S’mores Cookie Cake was born. Isn’t it fun?!

 

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Cake Batter Rice Crispies

Ok. These are tasty and you’re going to love them, but first a confession…

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Coconut Lime Berry Cake

Welcome to the world little Mary Ruth! I’m so happy you’re here. (more…)

It’s My Party, and I’ll Bake if I Want To.


It’s my Birthday, and I’ll bake if I want to. So I did!  (more…)

Peanut Butter Swirl Cake

Celebrating 5 years is a big deal around here. Five means kindergarten. Five means no more shots for 6 years. Five means you are a big kid now. Five means where the heck did my baby boy go?!

Five years ago, I gave birth to a healthy baby boy weighing in at 8 lbs. 11 oz and 19 inches. (more…)

Lovely Lavender Lemon Pound Cake

Lovely.

I’ll be honest here, I love any sort of celebration, not just because I love spending time with friends and family, but because it gives me an excuse to make a scrumptious something I wouldn’t normally allow myself the time or ingredients to make.

This spring brings a lot of celebrations into my circle. One of which, is the birthday of a good friend and baking confidant, Katie.

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Happy Birthday Cake!

Somebody turned one last week, and I am still in shock.

The first taste of birthday cake is an important one. I wanted Zoe to have something simple and delicious. She loves strawberries, and I thought Fresh Strawberry Buttercream and a simple vanilla cake would go nicely. It turned out perfect.

Vanilla Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

I didn’t expect to get emotional while making my daughter’s first birthday cake.  It started when I was at my mother’s house in Arizona. I was excited because I got to use all her kitchen gadgets and her fancy double oven. I pulled out her Kitchen Aid mixer that had once belonged to my Grandma. I began creaming the butter, and my mind wandered to my Grandma. She passed away almost 13 years ago on the night of my High School graduation. I miss her. She was a round lovable woman with a great big deep laugh, and always a nice firm hug. She made all sorts of goodies with that very same mixer.

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