Fabulous DIY Birthday Cakes

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Let’s just cut to the chase- the best part about birthdays is the cake! I just celebrated my birthday and my husband had our favorite bakery make me a lemon cake that was shaped to look like the character from the Lemonhead candies. We like to get creative and make our cakes fun, but since… Read More

The Birthday Cake – No Cake Recipe

Ice Cream Cookie Cake

Since my kids were born, it has been tradition that I make a fancy, homemade cake for their birthday. Yes, EVERY birthday. No store bought cake here! I let them decide what type of cake they would like each year. Some years I have nailed it with fabulous, over-the-top cakes. Last year’s Batman cake rocked!… Read More

Recipe: To Die For Streusel Filled Coffee Cake

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Let’s talk about easy and delicious cake recipes! This recipe for Streusel Filled Coffee Cake has been passed down from my grandma to my mom to me, and I make it all the time. It is the perfect breakfast treat to serve with coffee and juice, but also makes a great dessert or snack. It… Read More

10 Decadent Chocolate Recipes

Black Magic Cake

Did you know that today is International Chocolate Day? That means we should eat nothing but chocolate today, right?! Okay, maybe not but it is like chocolate’s birthday and we should celebrate it! I’m a big fan of chocolate. I would bathe in chocolate if I could. (TMI?) It’s one of those things that if… Read More

DIY Baby Shower (or just a party!) Cake Pops

Cake Pops

As part of the party planning of my sister-in-law’s baby shower, I was put in charge of a dessert and party games. The games were easy because there are standard baby shower games that everyone gets to suffer through enjoy. The dessert was a bit trickier. Do I do a sit-down dessert that you need… Read More

How to Make a Batman Cake

Batman Cake

One of my babies turned six last week! Yes, SIX! Where does the time go? Before I know it, I’m going to blink and be packing him up for college. *sniff sniff* Since I obviously can’t make time stand still, I make a huge deal out of birthdays. Streamers, balloons, cakes and the works. My… Read More

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Don’t forget to check out our new FOOD BLOG – SKINNY NOT SKINNY – dedicated 100% to food! While visiting family out of town for the holiday this past weekend, I baked so many yummy goodies that it’s truly hard for me not to share them with you all at once. Not to overwhelm you,… Read More

How to Make Snowman Cupcakes VIDEO

Snowman Cupcakes

Lots of baking going on right now for the holidays! There are holiday snacks, crafts, and parties galore this month. Today I wanted to show you one kid-friendly dessert that is so easy to make, that your kids can help. Yep, this is another craft time meets snack time! You can watch the quick How… Read More

Aunt Dot’s Crazy Cake

Aunt Dot's Crazy Cake

There is no doubt in my mind that the recipes handed down from generation to generation are the absolute best. When a recipe can weather the test of time, you know it is a good one! This particular dessert comes from my great aunt Dorothy’s recipe arsenal. Although, if anyone ever called her Dorothy she… Read More

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cookie Frosting

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We had two very special birthdays this weekend. My son turned 3 and my husband turned 36. Having their birthdays two days apart, I make it a point for us to celebrate separately which means two separate cakes. I’m a BIG birthday person! As in everyone MUST HAVE CAKE on their birthday! It’s how I’ve… Read More

Twenty Summer Strawberry Recipes

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Don’t forget to check out our new FOOD BLOG – SKINNY NOT SKINNY – dedicated 100% to food! Strawberries are hands-down my favorite fruit. They are yummy, healthy and can be worked into so many different recipes. Since May is officially Strawberry Month (which starts next week – eek! where does time go?!), I thought… Read More