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Easy King Cake “Cupcakes”

Easy King Cake Cupcake Recipe

Joyeaux Mardi Gras! I say that today’s recipe is for my “non-bakers” because I use pre-made dough, but sometimes it’s okay to take a shortcut when you’re pressed for time, or if you have bitty bakers working with you that don’t want to wait for yeast to rise. Also, these “king cakes” are in cupcake form and when I think of cupcakes, I don’t think of an overnight rise. I just…

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Nutella Truffles

Nutella truffles are an easy edible gift idea! Roll them in toasted hazelnuts, or keep it classic with a cocoa powder coating.

This post updated January 2016 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project, where I add better pictures to recipes I love.  There is nothing, I repeat, nothing like a homemade truffle. Forget the wax-covered “chocolate” in the store and make your sweetheart (or yourself) some really good quality truffles. These are very easy to make on your own, but they’re just as fun to make with a friend, your sweetie,…

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16 Fabulous Chocolate Desserts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and, for me, Valentine’s Day is the perfect chance to create a decadent chocolate dessert to enjoy with my sweetheart. Normally I start testing in January, but this year’s Whole30 is delaying my plans a bit as my 30 days aren’t up until February. Thankfully, I am not the only food blogger on the internet (ha!), and there are a bevy of…

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Champagne and Strawberry Cupcakes

At 9:07 a.m. Pacific Time, one year ago, our little Princess entered the world. Today she turns one, and I can’t even begin to tell you where the year went. When did the precious tiny baby who entered our lives become this vivacious, bright-eyed toddler? Happy birthday baby girl! Your daddy and I are so blessed to have you in our lives and grow with you. We celebrated Princess A’s first…

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White Chocolate Macadamia Key Lime Cookies

This morning, the last morning of 2014, I awoke singing “Amazing Grace” and I couldn’t imagine a more fitting song to set the tone for the last day of this year. In the past 365 dawnings of the sun, so much has happened. Our little family was entrusted with a little human life, we moved across the country, I closed a home bakery a breath away from a storefront and…

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Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

About two years ago I told someone I hadn’t tried making homemade marshmallows because I found them intimidating. Looking back, it sounds so silly that I wouldn’t try something out of fear. Irrational fear seems like a silly reason not to try something, especially when there’s nothing to lose. This past year has been about fearlessness for me and when that long ago conversation came to mind, I knew it…

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Shortbread Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

This year I participated in a really fun holiday event that put me immediately into the Christmas spirit – the Great Food Blogger Cookie Exchange! Hundreds of bloggers from around the world participate. Each blogger is assigned 3 other bloggers to send a dozen cookies and in turn, you receive a dozen cookies from three different bloggers in return. It’s so exciting and has all food blogger participants running to…

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{Video} Christmas Leg Lamp Cookie Decorating Tutorial and Eggnog Sugar Cookie Recipe

As I was looking through my cutter collection a month or so ago, which grows rather frequently, I realized my Christmas assortment was rather small. In my defense, my cutters are used for fondant too, so they serve dual purpose, and I haven’t made any Christmas-themed cakes in which I needed anything other than what I had. So, with the Godfather’s blessing I started hunting around for some new toys…

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Baked Gingerbread Doughnuts with Maple Glaze

Baked gingerbread doughnuts with a maple glaze are a higher protein "nicer" Christmas breakfast treat! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Baked gingerbread doughnuts with a maple glaze are a higher protein “nicer” Christmas breakfast treat!  Christmas morning is all about spending time with family, presents, capturing all the sweet little “Christmas” moments, and not being in the kitchen. But breakfast is important, and a sweet Christmas breakfast recipe that pairs well with much-needed coffee is a must for many families! So, one Thanksgiving weekend, I decided to whip up a…

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Nutella Swirl Pound Cake

Rich and moist, with a delicious hazelnut chocolate ribbon, Nutella swirl pound cake is a perfectly decadent quick bread recipe.  This post, while new, is a throwback because the event that inspired the nutella pound cake happened a few weeks ago. I just never got around to posting with the seasonal recipes that needed to go up and pound cake is anything but seasonal. So enjoy my story, make the…

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I Am Thankful for Salted Caramel Apple Pie

All butter flaky crust, loads of fresh apples, and caramel. I *need* this apple pie for Thanksgiving!

  This post updated Oct 2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project.    The last time I baked an apple pie was many months too long ago, which I find funny because apple pie has to be one of my favorite types of pie ever. I like to enjoy warm apple pie plain or with homemade vanilla ice cream, apple pie at room temperature after a meal, or even cold apple…

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