Easter Carrot Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

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Cute decorated carrot cupcakes seem to be anEaster dessert staple, and these are my version with egg nests and candy carrots on top.

SO cute, right??  This is my second recipe for my guest blog for Cost Plus World Market for Easter. When I was asked to do some fun Easter themed baking recipes for them [...]

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Easter Coconut Lemon Cake

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Easter is about a month away, so why not start planning your Easter dessert with a showstopping three layer coconut lemon cake like this one!

I am guest blogging for Cost Plus World Market with a couple Easter themed recipes and this decadent coconut lemon cake is the first recipe. I love this flavor combo in [...]

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Chocolate Cake and Martha Stewart

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I met Martha Stewart. Then I made one of her chocolate cake recipes from her new Cakes book. And now I am here to tell you all about all three. Martha, the cake and the Cakes book.
I was invited to attend Martha Stewart’s book signing for her new book, Cakes, at the Macy’s home store [...]

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16GB iPad Air Giveaway ( $500 Value)

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Who wants to win an iPad Air? I know I do!!   I know its been a little bit since I last posted a recipe, but don’t worry I have lots coming up. Life gets busy sometimes and with two little kids the ol blog gets put on the backburner for a week or so. [...]

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Steamed Mussels with White Wine Cilantro Pesto Sauce

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While pink was the color of most recipes in February, green is the theme for March, starting with these insanely good Steamed Mussels with White Wine Cilantro Pesto.

I love seafood, fish, shellfish, you name it. If its from the sea I will eat it. Even seaweed.  I think a lot of people are intimidated by [...]

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Skinny Baked Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash

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Time for a switch from all the sweets I have made this month to one of my favorite easy and healthy recipes, Shrimp Scampi, made “skinnier” and with spaghetti squash instead of pasta. I would like to thank the AMAZING people over at my favorite butter and cheese company, Kerrygold USA, for sending me some butter [...]

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Frozen Movie Themed Oscar Party with World Market #MovieLoversSweeps

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Do you want to build a snowman? That song, plus many others from the movie Frozen, have been sung or played in my house every day since we first saw the movie at the beginning of December last year. To say we love the movie Frozen is an understatement.

I have two daughters so the fact [...]

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Martini #GalentinesDayParty

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Apparently its Chocolate Dipped Strawberry month on my blog. This time instead of cupcakes, its martinis!! Yay for Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Martinis and they aren’t just for any occasion, they are for Galentine’s Day  happens on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s day (duh), and its a way for gals to get together sans significant [...]

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hi Hat Cupcakes (Gluten Free)

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One of the first things that comes to mind when I hear the words ” Valentine’s day” uttered is chocolate covered strawberries. It is the quintessential Valentines day treat and I took it one, okay like three, steps further with my chocolate dipped strawberry hi hat cupcakes.

 
Its February. Its valentines month. Its chocolate and candy [...]

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Almond Coconut Cocoa Overnight Steel Cut Oats

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Oatmeal is a staple in my house and these overnight steel cut oats just so happen to be my family’s favorite way to eat them. Steel cut oats are hearty, relatively easy to make and the flavor combinations are endless.  This post is sponsored by Maranatha and Arrowhead Mills.

I knew that being a parent was [...]

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Tropical Mango Raspberry Pineapple Smoothie, Wishing I Was In Hawaii Right Now and A New Computer

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Sipping on this tropical mango raspberry pineapple smoothie right now is really making me wish I was sitting on a beach in Hawaii while sipping. Not at my desk staring at a computer screen.

I miss being in Hawaii. I miss the beach, the ocean, listening to the wind in the palm trees, the waves crash [...]

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Simple Roasted Baby Bok Choy With Walnuts

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Roasted Baby Bok Choy, my favorite veggie next to artichokes. I seriously eat baby bok choy all the time and I am FINALLY sharing my favorite and super easy way to prepare them that is insanely delicious.

I am not a fan of any other cabbage, weird I know, but the baby bok choy? I love. [...]

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