Rustic Italian Spongecake with Creamy Cheesecake Filling

Rustic Italian Sponge Cake with Creamy Cheesecake Filling

A light and airy Italian Spongecake filled with a Creamy Cheesecake Filling, created in partnership with PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese. Not only are we celebrating Easter this weekend, we are celebrating Nick’s grandmas 90th birthday!! I’m so excited to get together with his family, including all his aunts, uncles and cousins (and they are Irish Catholic,…

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Cheesecake Minis with Strawberry Balsamic Mint Topping

Cheesecake Minis with Strawberry Balsamic Mint Topping

I’ve had a love affair with cheesecake practically my whole life, but, would you believe this is my first time ever making cheesecake? It is my absolute favorite dessert, hands down, but for some reason I’ve always left the cheesecake making up to everyone else. I should have known that once I actually made cheesecake…

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Strawberry Temptation {Recipe: Strawberries with Maple Cream Sauce}

maple strawberries

April in Kansas is not a good time for strawberries, yet each and every year, around this time, I get tempted. The weather warms up and I want fresh fruit. I walk into the grocery store and see the displays of red, ripe strawberries and can’t resist them. I get them home, wash them and…

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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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Valentine’s Day – Mommy Style (Strawberry Shortcake Trifle)

Dr Laura Schlessinger wrote something in her book The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands that really made me step back and think about the pressure I was putting on my husband to really do something outstanding this one day a year.  She said that a lot of the phone calls into her show were…

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Something Ordinary

(First of all… are you already having Tastespotting withdrawl like I am? Luckily Food Gawker has stepped in to take over where Tastespotting left off! Check it out!) As someone who writes for a food blog and other food related sites, and someone who also loves to read food blogs, I can admit that often…

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