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Oooey Gooey Sinful Caramel Pie

This pie indulged my sweet tooth, and my highly closeted rebel nature. You see, this recipe makes dulce de leche out of sweetened condensed milk. And does so by boiling the cans. Yes. Boiling them. If you are looking to add a little danger to your life, this is the way to do it. I've… Continue reading Oooey Gooey Sinful Caramel Pie

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Happy National Cheesecake Day

I'm pretty sure food holidays were invented by bloggers. Who am I to complain? Happy National Cheesecake Day everyone! Celebrate with this velvety rich New York Cheesecake topped with bright fresh strawberries! Yuuuuuum! Print Recipe for New York Cheesecake

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Hamburger Cookies

I got the idea for these adorable cookies from my friend Rachel. She's always doing fun things with her girls and is just generally an awesome resource for delightful kiddo entertainment. I gave my kids a simple demo and then let them do the rest. They LOVED making (and eating!) these cookies! Easy, delicious and… Continue reading Hamburger Cookies

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Easy Strawberry Pie

I am a strawberry pie novice. I'm not blessed with the nostalgia of eating it as a child. I have no memory of gobbling down a gorgeous slice on a sticky summer evening. I envy those of you who regularly enjoyed traditional strawberry pie from your favorite little diner. On the corner. With kids playing… Continue reading Easy Strawberry Pie

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Rustic Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Tart

Summer is officially here! That means soon there will be all kinds of fresh berries available! Yippee! I'm really more of an autumn girl - actually, around the end of May I start looking forward to sweaters, colorful leaves, hearty soups and the smell of new school supplies. It's a sickness. Add it to the… Continue reading Rustic Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Tart

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Oatmeal Lemon Creme Bars

I love all things lemon. I always have lemony recipes hanging around to try. My plan for this week was to immerse myself in all things yellow happiness fruit baking related. When I went to make two lemon desserts today I found half my lemons had vanished. They were in the fruit basket two days… Continue reading Oatmeal Lemon Creme Bars

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Pumpkin Crunch Cake

If you are familiar with dump cake, you'll see the genius of this recipe immediately. My mom used to make dump cake when I was a kid. I'll have to post that "recipe" sometime soon. It's essentially canned fruit, topped with dry cake mix and smothered with butter. Not really a cake in the traditional… Continue reading Pumpkin Crunch Cake

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Michael’s Is Evil and Wilton Is Wonderful

I went in for one thing. One. Thing. Some plastic baggies for my kid's Valentine's for school. That's all I needed. But, alas...Michael's is evil. So terribly, wonderfully EVIL. Out I came with a bag loaded down with rafia ribbon, chocolate melts and candy molds. I'm weak-minded. It's true. I'm a marketing and merchandising gold… Continue reading Michael’s Is Evil and Wilton Is Wonderful

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Samoas S’more Rolls

It's Girl Scouts cookie contest time!! I'm cooking with cookies! I feel I have crossed a MAJOR milestone in my life. I had a box of Girl Scouts Samoas in my cupboard for a week and managed not to consume the entire thing. In my opinion, Samoas are the perfect food. Shortbready cookie, caramel, coconut… Continue reading Samoas S’more Rolls

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Rainbow Happiness Six Layer Cake

We had the mother of all rainbow birthdays this weekend for my sweet six-year-old Madison. My house looked like a unicorn threw up all over. It was epic fun. A hyperactivity inducing, spectrum spectacular. Brightly colored craziness. We had a blast. The pièce de résistance of the party was a stunning six layer rainbow cake.… Continue reading Rainbow Happiness Six Layer Cake