Cake Decorating Woes (Recipe – Millie’s White Wedding Cake)

A little under 8 years ago, I took a cake decorating class. It was my first foray into domestication after my first child was born. I was determined that as the perfect mom I was sure to be, all of my kids’ cakes would be extra special and decorated by me. Well, to do that,…

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Deep Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe

The Very Best Chocolate Cake with One Bowl Frosting from dineanddish.net

If you are looking for the very best chocolate cake recipe, look no further than this tried and true Deep Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe with One Bowl Chocolate Frosting! I first realized I had a problem a couple of months ago. Leah, my new baby, was 3 months old. I was still in new baby…

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Singing Dog Vanilla Bean Paste Giveaway (Recipe – Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting)

I need to get one quick thing out of the way, and then on to the giveaway details! I want to give a special shout out to Amy from the blog, She Wears Many Hats. Amy created this gorgeous Clicks 4 a Cause button for me to use to raise money for my friend Ann….

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Clicks 4 A Cause (Recipe – Zucchini Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting)

Today, I witnessed the most loving, most beautiful, and most heart breaking wedding ceremony ever. My friend Ann, and her husband Hal, renewed their vows to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. In a packed sanctuary, we watched as Ann walked down the aisle, flanked by her two young daughters, to meet her groom at the…

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Babies, BlogHer and Banana Bars (Recipe: Frosted Banana Bars)

Frosted Banana Bars Recipe from www.dineanddish.net

Leah Meets Paula Deen BlogHer 2009 from Kristen Doyle on Vimeo. The video above is of Paula Deen chatting with Leah during her appearance at BlogHer. Paula was hilarious, genuine and really an overall neat person! Seeing her was definitely one of the many highlights of BlogHer. I returned from the BlogHer conference in Chicago…

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Freedom to Eat (Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake)

We left our three oldest kids with Grandma & Grandpa yesterday. For the first time, they will be spending a week away from home. We’ve left them in the past to go on vacations, so they have been without mom and dad before, but never away from home. After day one, I miss them a…

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Return to Menu Planning (Recipe: Strawberry Cake)

I have one small goal this week, aside from getting my writing deadlines done by the 30th, and that is to get back into Menu Planning. Now that my husband is not traveling again until sometime after the baby is born, I feel like it is important to get back into the routine of having…

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A Bit of History (Recipe: Grandmother’s Lemon Pound Cake)

I was watching this You Tube video the other day of comedian Louis CK on the Conan O’Brien show. Let me start by telling you, it takes a lot for something on TV to make me laugh out loud. This clip did just that. If you haven’t seen it, take a few minutes to watch…

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The Fall of a Brownie Purist (Recipe: Black & White Cheesecake Squares)

When I started my first blog over three years ago, I really struggled with which category of blogger I fell into. Was I a food blogger or a mommy blogger? I love cooking, baking and writing about food but I also couldn’t deny the fact that I am a mom and being a mom makes…

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