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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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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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FRENCH VANILLA CUPCAKES WITH CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH FROSTING

Happy Friday {Recipe: French Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting}

I’ve been missing you all and just wanted to say a quick hello and to wish you all a very happy weekend! We have my daughter’s 1st Communion this weekend, which means a whole bunch of family coming into town to stay with us. We are also celebrating all the cousins birthday’s for the first […]

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Jelly Mess

Failure Rebound {Recipe: Peanut Butter Bundt Cake with Jelly Glaze}

Food blogging isn’t always pretty…not everything I make comes out in the nice little package I envision when starting a new recipe. Take this Peanut Butter Bundt Cake with Jelly Glaze. I make bundt cakes all the time and think they are one of the most beautiful cakes around. I don’t always blog the cakes […]

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Angel Food Cake

Time to Brag {Recipe: Mom’s Best Angel Food Cake}

I know that bragging isn’t always flattering, but I’m throwing all of that out the window today and am going to spend this post bragging about my husband. I married a really good guy and am very lucky. Sure there are times we don’t get along and when I can’t wait for him to leave […]

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My Simple Valentine {Recipe: Soft & Chewy Vanilla Butter Cookies}

Pin It If you haven’t noticed by browsing Pinterest or your favorite food blogs lately, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It seems the entire internet has erupted in a fit of red and pink! I wouldn’t say I love Valentine’s Day. I learned long ago, after a little phone chat with a famous […]

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Now I Get It! {Recipe: Biscoff Biscotti & “Keep Warm” with Frigidaire}

Pin It I finally get the love people have for Biscotti. I honestly didn’t understand it before. Why was there such adoration for a crunchy type treat that seemed to be having an identity crisis? Is it a cookie or is it a biscuit? Besides that, all the Biscotti I had in the past seemed […]

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Banana Gelato

Oh, Bananas {Recipe: Banana Gelato}

Pin It Three ripe bananas were sitting in our fruit basket, taunting me with options. Should I make banana muffins?  How about sour cream banana pancakes? Banana Crumble was a huge hit around here… maybe I should use these ripe bananas to make that recipe. Undecided, I went about my business for the day, still […]

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The Best Brownie Recipe & Using the Frigidaire Symmetry Oven Convection Feature

Pin It I will admit, I am a bit of a brownie snob. I like milk chocolatey brownies with no add-ins. I don’t want nuts, chocolate chips or candy messing up my brownies. Plain and simple is the best. My brownies must be soft and chewy and have that perfect, soft, top crust. I like […]

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