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Posts tagged ‘vanilla’

Banana Zucchini Bread {with Raspberry Compote}

In the last few months, I have slowly been going through my Grandmother’s recipes. She passed away just last fall, and I was lucky enough to go to the funeral and celebrate her life with many loved ones. I was also lucky to bring home a few bags of her saved recipes and cookbooks.

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Blueberry Lime Coconut Muffins

Put a lime in a coconut and mix it all up. Add blueberries, and you’ll get one delightful muffin!

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

 You’re gonna hate me if your New Year’s Resolution is to stay away from baked goods like cookies.

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Squash {Lovers} Pancakes

Saying “I Love You” can be as simple as making breakfast.

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Cinnamon Squash Bread

Flirting for squash, and getting your kids to try it (the squash that is, not the flirting). (more…)

Homemade Caramel Sauce

Here’s a last-minute gift idea, perfect for friends, neighbors or just yourself, (and a promise from me to post something besides dessert in January!) (more…)

Chocolate Cinnamon Buttercream {And the Day I Became a Mom}

Eight years ago I met my Xavier.
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Vanilla Lime Cupcakes {For Two} With Lime Whipped Cream

I love this new trend of cutting down a recipe to fit your cravings…so you can fit into your jeans.  (more…)

{Purple} Green Smoothie

Well, it started out green. (more…)

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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