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American Girl Tea Party Birthday

After begging for an American Girl doll the past three years, my daughter's greatest desire was granted her last birthday with the gift of a green-eyed, curly blonde haired mini-me. She promptly named her doll "Maddie" and they've been inseparable ever since. The gratification of at last owning an American Girl doll all of her… Continue reading American Girl Tea Party Birthday

Bread · Cooking · Desserts · Dinner

Saint Patrick’s Day Deliciousness

Here's a round-up of a few of my favorite dishes for Saint Patrick's Day! Click on the titles to be brought to the details on how to make each deliciously Irish item, or just head to the bottom of this post to print out all the recipes and get cooking! The Best Corned Beef Dinner… Continue reading Saint Patrick’s Day Deliciousness

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Pumpkin Spice Deathcakes (Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting)

  Spice cupcakes have been a Halloween tradition for me since childhood. These "deathcakes" are full of cinnamon and pumpkin topped with a glorious cream cheese frosting. Delicious. Love this recipe idea? Check out more Halloween party food on my Fabulously Freaky Halloween Fodder post. It's full of devilish and delicious ideas! Print Recipe for… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Deathcakes (Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting)

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Fabulously Freaky Halloween Fodder

Fabulously Freaky Halloween Fodder I love throwing Halloween parties. Mostly because I get to make delicious food and give it disgusting names. Here's a round-up of all the deliciousness I made this year and the nastiness I called it. Most of these items are easy to make (and can be done ahead of time) so… Continue reading Fabulously Freaky Halloween Fodder

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Bakerlady’s Best of Blueberries

I started thinking about blueberries after my 6th friend posted on Facebook that they were blueberry picking. No joke. Who knew that all the cool kids go blueberry picking in August? Actually, come to think of it, a few weeks ago when my sister watched my munchkins, she took them out to harvest some blueberries… Continue reading Bakerlady’s Best of Blueberries

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Strawberry Dream Cake

I can honestly tell you that this recipe was a present for me. From God. No joke. Let me explain. Some lovely people I know just got married. A few days before the wedding I agreed to help out by making a giant cupcake for them to cut into for the smash-cake-in-your-face moment at the… Continue reading Strawberry Dream Cake

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Banana Cream Cupcakes

Sometimes I feel like my house is swimming in bananas. They are always around for my kids and every year I forget how quickly they get ripe for baking (aka dark brown freckly) once the weather turns a smidge warmer. I had some to use up this week and decided to mash-up a couple in… Continue reading Banana Cream Cupcakes

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Leprechaun Rainbow Cupcakes

If you've seen any pictures of me, you know why I have to make special things for St. Patrick's Day. Pale skin, green eyes and freckles freckles everywhere. I missed out on the red hair though (darn you genetics!). In actuality I think I'm about an eighth Irish, but it is the heritage I associate… Continue reading Leprechaun Rainbow Cupcakes

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Island Vacation Cupcakes

Our worship pastor at church is currently on vacation in Hawaii. How nice to be him. He's posting gorgeous pictures of sandy beaches and brilliant blue skies. I spent my time today huddled in my freezing garage waiting for the few brave souls who could bear the wet dreary 55° day to come check out… Continue reading Island Vacation Cupcakes

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Banana Cupcakes

Do not confuse this recipe with banana bread. They are not the same. These cupcakes are light and sweet with major banana flavor. Banana bread (delicious too) is much more dense and not nearly the sweet factor of these. I love the vanilla buttercream on these cupcakes because you get the flecks of dark in… Continue reading Banana Cupcakes