Baked Carrot Cake Donut

Carrot Cake Donut

When I was younger my mom would make us donuts as a treat.  She didn’t make them often but when she did we would all do just about anything to get one hot out of the fryer.  Generally they were dipped in a cinnamon sugar mix or powdered sugar but once in awhile she would …

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Chocolate French Macaron Recipe with Toffee

Chocolate French Macaron Recipe with Toffee

I grew up baking macaroons once in a while and was intrigued when I ran across a new cookie called a macaron.  At first I swore it was a typo but the macaron didn’t look a thing like what I had grown up eating, nor did it taste the same.  Which is better?  Well I …

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Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe

Homemade Flour Tortillas

One thing my house doesn’t run out of is tortillas.  They have so many uses and are a family favorite for various reasons.  Not only do they taste great but they sure do make into a meal in a hurry!  The whole household prefers this homemade flour tortilla recipe to store bought any day.  Tortillas …

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Bananas Foster Bread Recipe

Bananas Foster Bread

How does one get the traditional flavors of Bananas Foster without lighting their dessert on fire?  This Bananas Foster Bread Recipe is just the thing.  Don’t get me wrong I do love the desired effect that bananas foster originated with. Whipping up a sauce of butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum, and banana liqueur and …

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Cherry Rice Krispie Treats

Cherry Rice Krispie Treats

Rice krispie treats are an iconic American classic and I have taken it to the next level with these easy Cherry Rice Krispie Treats.  They don’t take anymore time to prepare than the originals but sure do step up the flavor. One reason to love making rice krispie treats besides their crave-worthy flavor is that …

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Mini Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

Mini Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

Lemon meringue pie is a staple in our house for every holiday including Easter.  It adds a splash of color to any table and although it can be a bit scary to make at first it’s a rather simple recipe.  Easter is the perfect time as well for this fun dessert because it requires a …

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Homemade Banana Cream Pie

Homemade Banana Cream Pie

Welcome back everyone who has been enjoying their Spring Break and enjoy for those who are just starting.  We came back on Saturday in order to give the kids a day of rest before they head back to school and I must admit that this mama was happy about that!  This is my 4th time …

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Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Cake

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Cake

If you know me at all you know that I love lemon!  Lemon is one of my ultimate flavors and it doesn’t matter if it’s sweetened into a delicious pie or bread or if it’s straight up lemon juice.  Today I wanted to share with you my love of lemon in this Copycat Starbucks Lemon …

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Macadamia Nut Easter Candy Bark

Macadamia Nut Easter Candy Bark

Easter is upon us and it’s always a fun time for some special treats.  I love Christmas and all but I think that the Spring colors make Easter baking even more fun.  The boys are willing to do anything to get in the kitchen with me but the Spring colors seem to bring more excitement …

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Egg Shaped Easter Cake

Individual Easter Cakes in white chocolate icing with sprinkles

It’s time to start thinking about Easter and I am getting my boys into the mood with this fun Semi-Homemade Easter Egg Shaped Cake.  Not only do I get to spend time with them in the kitchen which is always a joy (despite the mess), but it gives us time to talk about the true …

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