The Reluctant Entertainer (Recipe: Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake)

I have a guest post up over at the beautiful blog, The Reluctant Entertainer. If you haven’t been introduced to Sandy and her blog yet, now is the time for you to head over and take a look around. Her blog is full of simple and effective entertaining tips, wonderful stories, and scrumptious photographs. Plus,…

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Two Types of Cooks (Recipe: Triple-Decker Decadence Cookies)

I firmly believe that there are two types of bakers in the world… the “lickers” and the “scrape it clean”ers. I will admit, I am a licker. I think I consume the majority of the calories when I am baking from the dough and batter, typically preferring that to the finished product. My kiddos always…

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Lure Them With Chocolate (Recipe – Annetta’s Hot Fudge Sauce)

The very talented Amy, from the blog Living Locurto, recently tweeted a link to a blog post from CopyBlogger titled “The 8 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers“. This post outlines some of the key habits that successful bloggers have maintained which have launched them into successful blogging fame. I thought, surely after blogging for 3…

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Sequence of Events (Recipe: Paula Deen’s Cookies & Cream Cupcakes)

Paula Deen and I appear to have something in common. We both believe that if you are going to make dessert, you might as well just go all out. Bring out the butter, pour on the sugar… none of this Splenda and light this and that business. Everyday cooking, you need to lighten up, but…

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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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