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The Particular Randomness of Spiced Pear Cake

Today I feel like being random then sharing this awesome recipe with you. So here are my random thoughts from today… When you wear a blazer as part of your outfit but the weather gets colder than blazer weather, do you wear a jacket or coat over your blazer? What’s the right thing to do […]

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Cookies & Cream Magic Shell on Mini Ice Cream Cones

Cookies & Cream Magic Shell on Mini Ice Cream Cones

We had a little party this past weekend… you may have recalled me gushing about it in my most recent Happiness Report. It was such a wonderful night. So… it was a great party. You want to know how I know it was great? I was so absorbed with the people around me that I […]

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Sinful-Lemon-Cake

Holding On To Summer {Recipe: Sinful Lemon Cake}

Summer is slipping away. The funny thing is, as much as I love summer, as soon as the kids start back to school I am more than ready for autumn to make its presence known. The crispness in the air, the colorful hues adorning the trees, football and pumpkin…all are my cue that summer is […]

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Weight Watchers Rocky Road Pie

2 New Weight Watchers Dessert Recipes

I’ve been working with Weight Watchers on testing some of their newest dessert recipes which utilize some of their pre-packaged Weight Watchers sweet baked goods. Since I’ve been running and losing weight but still have a massive sweet tooth, having desserts that don’t tip the scale in the wrong direction is an important focus of […]

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How to make Homemade Root Beer Sno Cone Syrup

Homemade Root Beer Flavored Sno Cone Syrup Recipe

It’s about this time each year that I start to get that uneasy feeling about summer being close to over. We have one month left before my kids go back to school, and I know and don’t like how fast that last month of summer speeds by. We’re doing an ok job getting through our […]

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Bananas Foster Pancakes from Dine & Dish

A Month Long Pancake Party {Recipe: Bananas Foster Pancakes}

It’s no secret that I am a fan of pancakes (even more, the different syrups that go on top of pancakes!). When Rachel from the blog Rachel Cooks announced that she was devoting the entire month of July to pancakes and asked me to participate, I knew this was one event I didn’t want to […]

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Pink Lemonade Bars from Dine & Dish

Indivisible {Recipe: Pink Lemonade Dessert Bars}

I have no red, white and blue masterpiece for you today. No berry topped dessert or patriotic themed beverage has been made. You’ll have to go elsewhere for gorgeous flag cakes, star spangled drinks and patriotic Popsicles. Oh, we’ll be celebrating, don’t worry about that. There will be time for reflection on the true meaning […]

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Happiness is a Bowl Full of Cherries {Recipe: Cherry Cream Coffee Cake}

I am happy. It feels so good to say that. I am happy and that makes me happy. After a year of ups and downs, worrying, frets and stress it feels so good to be able to say that I really am happy. Our summer, so far,  has been one of intentional happiness. I purposely […]

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Chocolate Pancake Syrup

Even Better {Recipe: Creamy Chocolate Pancake Syrup}

“Oh, dear me!” Those were the first words that escaped my lips when I first tasted this creamy chocolate pancake syrup. Then I took another spoon full and continued to sing praises of joyous things unto the world. This. Is. Good. Period. When I took Chef Brad’s awesome recipe for Buttermilk Syrup and turned it […]

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Root Beer Float CupcakesBlog

Great Expectations {Recipe: Root Beer Float Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Buttercream}

The other day I received a big package of goodies from my friends at Zatarain’s. At the very top of the box was a bottle of their Root Beer Extract, including a recipe for making homemade root beer. The box couldn’t have come at a better time as I was in the middle of making […]

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