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    Carrot Cake and the Best Cream Cheese Frosting

    So, I know that carrot cake is not the most exciting dessert you could make, but it seems to be a crowd favorite. Honestly, I think it has to do with the cream cheese frosting, because there is no better frosting out there! You can’t go wrong with cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. This last week was a particularly rough one in our home. My husband is working longer hours, Olivia has perfected the tantrum, and I have taken on one too many projects, one of which was a dessert for my boss’s birthday. Thankfully, he’s a huge fan of carrot cake, which is a relatively easy recipe…

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    Rose Crusted Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

    Ever since the Christmas holiday, I’ve been in pie recovery mode. But spring is officially here, and that means rhubarb is, too! Just the thought of a strawberry rhubarb pie makes me want to dig out my pie dishes and start baking!!!     If you haven’t tasted rhubarb before it’s a lot like celery, but while celery is flavorless, rhubarb actually tastes horrible if eaten raw. However, if it’s baked in a pie with a fruit like strawberries it’s the perfect combination of tart and sweet. Strawberry rhubarb is a quick and easy recipe. Also, since it’s spring I decided to add these beautiful pie crust roses that are…

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    Spiced Chai Biscotti

    If I’m going to Starbucks more often than not I’m ordering a Chai Latte. I love the flavors of all the different spices paired with the creaminess of the milk. Unfortunately, since my gallbladder surgery two years ago I have developed an intolerance to dairy products, so I don’t get to enjoy lattes as much as I used to. To be totally honest though I haven’t cut all dairy out of my life. I mean, my love of cheese is just too strong! I came across a recipe for Spiced Chai Biscotti from Tastes Lovely, and a huge bonus is that it’s dairy free!!! It also happens to be the easiest biscotti recipe…

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    Sugar Cookie Lemon Bars

    I’m a huge fan of lemons, so much so that you can find a few in my fridge at any given time. I use them when I cook, and I always keep a pitcher of lemon water in my fridge, so you’ll be surprised to hear I don’t bake with them. For some reason my love of lemons ends at dessert, and in all honesty I’m pretty disappointed when I find out a dessert is lemon flavored. Don’t worry – I’m well aware that this is pretty weird. Well, this week my coworker asked if I would bake some type of lemon dessert for her birthday. Of course I wasn’t…

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    Peanut Butter Pupcakes

    To say I’m an ‘extra’ dog mom would be pretty accurate. I have painted portraits of my dogs hanging in my daughter’s nursery. I have been known to sleep in the most uncomfortable positions, just so I don’t disturb their sleep. You should see them, they look like little angels when they are all curled up! I also make them homemade all-natural dog treats, because the internet has scared me with the stories about the ingredients that are going into dog food and treats. Naturally, I made homemade pupcakes to celebrate Teddy’s Gotcha Day! What’s a gotcha day? Basically, it’s a celebration of the day you adopted your pet. Because…

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    Springtime Dessert: Vanilla Cake with Buttercream Frosting and Edible Nest

    I am a sucker for anything themed, so naturally when any holiday rolls around I’m immediately on the hunt for a similarly themed dessert for our family gatherings. I found this Speckled Malted Coconut Cake by Emily Nabors Hall on the Country Living website that looked like perfection! Well, almost perfection – my husband and I are not fans of coconut or coconut flavoring (much to the disappointment of my mother). While I’m sure that Emily’s recipe is amazing and delicious, I decided to make my Easter egg cake with my favorite vanilla cake recipe and a light blue buttercream frosting. The nest is made of phyllo (or fillo) dough and is filled…

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    Buttery Earl Grey Shortbread Cookie

    One of the reasons I decided to start a blog is to have a place to share the creations I’m baking up in the kitchen. I am by no means a professional baker of any kind, and I have had more than my fair share of failures, but that has yet to deter me from trying to fatten up my friends and family with delicious recipes I find. My love for baking really only started about five years ago when I started making organic dog treat recipes for Kona, and from there I ventured out to pie design and anything I can find that is deliciously sweet. So, fair warning,…