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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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Desserts and Sweets

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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Desserts and Sweets

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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Blog Recipes/ Breakfast/ Desserts and Sweets

Gingerbread Baked Doughnuts

So a few weeks ago, I had a request for some healthier Christmas morning breakfast options that could be made in advance, and I decided to plan a sweet and a savory (coming soon). 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 it would be great to have something you…

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Blog Recipes/ Breads/ Desserts and Sweets

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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Cookies and Macarons/ Desserts and Sweets

Pumpkin Chai Tea Macarons

Perfect macarons for fall! Pumpkin chai macarons recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Bonjour mon amis! Mondays are for celebrations and so this Monday is for pumpkin chai MACARONS! <3   Those of you who knew me in my bakery days knew that the macarons were one of my signature specialties, but you didn’t think I just made them for you did you? Au contrair! My love affair with the macaron started long before, when I wanted to try one without driving an…

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Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats

Today is my mommy’s birthday!!! Happy birthday Mommy! As I was picking out today’s recipe, I thought, “What better way to celebrate on the blog than to share a variation on one of her favorite recipes? And what better variation to share in the fall than cinnamon sugar?” These taste just like cinnamon rolls if cinnamon rolls were crunchy and filled with cereal and marshmallows of course. They are really…

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The BEST Pumpkin Cheesecake {Gluten Free}

It may seem a touch arrogant to claim that this pumpkin cheesecake is “the best”, but I feel somewhat qualified to give it that distinction. You see, I have a certified cheesecake expert in our home (The Godfather), and given our time away from the more selective cheesecake-consuming metropolitan areas, I had to learn to make a really really good cheesecake. One that’s creamy but not slick, has texture but…

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