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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

So the last post I did, Pumpkin Tiramisu, I was going on and on how it is feeling like fall here and that we managed to skip our September heatwave. Well, boy did I jinx that. The following days were brutally hot, reaching the low HUNDREDS on the coast. Because we are on the coast, […]

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Caramel Apple Rolls and a trip to Puerto Nuevo

Caramel Apple Rolls and a trip to Puerto Nuevo

For the last few years I have been without a valid passport. It was always on my list of things to do, but I somehow never got around to doing it. Well, when we booked our Europe tickets last year, it was something that had to be done! Now that I have it, I want […]

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Pumpkin Tiramisu with Molasses Cookie Crumb

Pumpkin Tiramisu with Molasses Cookie Crumb

It is officially the first day of fall! How exciting! I have been scrolling through Fall recipes for the last 3 months on Pinterest, and recently came across this one from Foodie Crush. Combining pumpkin and pumpkin spices with tiramisu in a pie form sounded like the perfect fall/Thanksgiving dessert. Not to mention it is […]

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BUTTERFINGER® Easter Cupcakes

BUTTERFINGER® Easter Cupcakes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EggcellentTreats #CollectiveBias Can you believe Easter is in less than two weeks?!? Are you ready? We are hosting Easter this year, so I am on a mission to find and make fun and cute recipes that are easy […]

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Easter French Macarons

Easter French Macarons

French Macarons are one of my favorite cookies to make for Easter. They add such a beautiful array of colors to my dessert table. I usually make quite a few batches in different flavors/pastels two weeks before Easter, then freeze them until the day of the party. It is always nice to have one less […]

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Arancini- Italian Rice Balls

Arancini- Italian Rice Balls

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I took a much needed blogging break and focused on the family. We focused on family traditional recipes in the kitchen and ate our hearts out! One of the recipes that I have been meaning to share are these Arancini or Italian Rice Balls. They have been apart […]

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Holiday Tea and Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Holiday Tea and Gingerbread House Decorating Party

  A few weekends ago, my mother and I hosted our First Annual Holiday Tea and Gingerbread House Decorating Party. My mom did this for years for my little sister, but since she is now in college, it is my daughter’s turn. My mom and I definitely butt heads often, but if there is something […]

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Christmas Spritz Cookies

Christmas Spritz Cookies

Christmas Spritz Cookies are a must have on your holiday cookie platter. They are easy to make, delicious, and add that much needed pop of color! A few years back, my neighbor brought me over a big plate of these cookies. After years of passing out holiday treats to my neighbors, this was the first […]

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Mini Chocolate Pound Cakes

Mini Chocolate Pound Cakes

One of my favorite Black Friday stops is World Market. They always have a killer deal on Guittard chocolate chips and champagne. They also had some great deals baking pans. I couldn’t resist the mini bundt pan, despite already owning like 10! Seeing as how I came home with yet another cake pan and about […]

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Champagne Ganache Covered Cake

Champagne Ganache Covered Cake

When I think of the holidays, I think elegance. It is a time to get dressed up in sparkly clothes, red lipstick, and beautiful heels. It is a time to indulge in fancy foods and bubbly with friends and family. We have a lot to celebrate in the month of December, including birthdays, Christmas, and […]

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Pumpkin Seed English Toffee

Pumpkin Seed English Toffee

English Toffee is a holiday staple in our family. This recipe is originally my aunt’s and she generously passed it on to me. Every holiday she arrives with a large platter of this candy and everyone runs to the door. Usually by the time she makes it into the kitchen, the platter is empty. Now […]

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Linzer Torte

Linzer Torte

This year I graciously gave up the task of cooking this Thanksgiving. While I love preparing a large meal for family and friends, it is quite the task cooking for 30+ people. Not to mention my kitchen is the size of most people’s master bathroom, which makes cooking for parties next to impossible. I did […]

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Hot Chocolate Rolls

Hot Chocolate Rolls

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeInTheFun #CollectiveBias Can you believe that Thanksgiving will be here in less than two weeks?!? After that it is Christmas and poof, the years is done. I seriously don’t know where the year has gone. Last year, one […]

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An International Christmas Cookie Platter

An International Christmas Cookie Platter

For years I would try to continue my mother in law’s cookie tradition during the holidays for the sake of my husband, and every year I would hear the same thing, “These are good, but not quite as good as Mom’s.” After hearing this for about 5 years, I gave up and decided to create […]

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Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween Cupcakes

I have clearly passed on my love for the holidays down to my children. Even as a baby, Ben has been mesmerized by all things Halloween, including the scary stuff. This is a big year for him, because for the first time, my late talker will actually be able to say “Trick or Treat!” Being the […]

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Spooky Spider Cake

Spooky Spider Cake

I always felt intimated when asked to bring a cake to family parties, so I always brought cupcakes instead. I worried that the cake layers would be too dry and that I didn’t know how to decorate them very well. So when I was asked to bring the birthday cake to my uncle’s birthday last […]

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Vampire Apple Pie Milkshakes

Vampire Apple Pie Milkshakes

Being the mother of two boys, I am almost obliged to create something gory for Halloween because the boys get a total kick out of it! But to be honest, I love creating these kinds of treats during the holiday. If you follow my blog then you would know that Baby Ben (almost 4, but […]

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Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Cake

Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Cake

Can you believe that we are already 12 days into October and this is the first pumpkin recipe that I am sharing?!? This is like 3 months late in the blogging world! At least my first recipe is to die for. I have been really into making cakes lately. I am pretty sure I have […]

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Apple Pie Bars

Apple Pie Bars

Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone has a fun-filled day with lots of delicious food planned! We are just returning from a week in Vegas and are planning to recuperate from the heat comfortably and quietly at home with some burgers and these bars. To me, you cannot celebrate the 4th without an All […]

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Red Velvet Twizzler Cake

Red Velvet Twizzler Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TwizzlersSummer #CollectiveBias For the last 8 years we have had the prime viewing spot for the 4th of July Fireworks. In fact, people used to flock to our building from all around the county because it was their […]

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