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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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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The Need to Feed (Recipe: Buttermilk Biscuits)

I love summertime…absolutely love it. I love having my kids home. I love the warm weather, the sunshine, and the impromptu neighborhood gatherings that happen when we are all hanging outside. I love not having to be any place in particular by 8am…lazy mornings of snuggling in bed and reading books before we all get…

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Standing Ovation (Recipe: Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Cake)

Ella, who will be 3 at the end of May, is officially potty trained. We have been off and on working on potty training for the past 2 months, but it wasn’t until the last 2 weeks that we have seen progress. She is now at the point where she will tell us that she…

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Moms Perogative (Penne and Chicken Tenderloins with Spiced Tomato Sauce)

My mom is an excellent cook. She was when we were growing up and she is still today. Without trying too sound bratty, however, there were a few things my mom cooked when I was growing up that I just did not care for. One was Goulash… we seemed to have Goulash all the time…

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