DIY Cupcake Picks

I was trying to think of a creative way to decorate my tie-dye cupcakes and the crafty side of my brain kicked in and thought “why not DIY cupcake picks?” I love scrapbooking but don’t find much time for it these days. I searched through my scrapbook supplies and came across some fun 4th of July

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Tutorial: Layered and Tie-Dye 4th of July Cupcakes

This is my absolute favorite go-to recipe for white cake. It is light, airy, moist and fluffy but still has a dense enough texture to stand up to stacking.  The deliciousness and ease of this recipe really is hard to believe. I love that there are so many variations on this cake and I can’t wait to

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Sweet and Sour Pork

This sweet and sour pork is a super easy dinner that would be great for a busy weeknight. It requires very little prep in the morning and when you come home from work, it will practically be done. This doesn’t taste like a typical, bright red takeout sweet and sour but rather a tangy and

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Juicy Lucy’s

We were first introduced to the Juicy Lucy when visiting The Nook in Minneapolis.  We saw The Nook featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Food Network and knew we had to try it out the next time we were in the city and we are sure glad we did!  Sadly, we live 3 1/2 hours away so

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

When I asked my husband what kind of dessert he wanted for Father’s Day he immediately responded with cookie dough ice cream.  I think he must have been thinking about this for awhile.  I made it once last summer and he has been talking about it ever since.  I use the pure and simple vanilla

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Granola

If you are a busy mom like me, you are looking for a quick, healthy breakfast that tastes delicious. This granola totally fits the bill. It is so simple to throw together in the evening and lasts for about a week in an airtight container. And it’s so much cheaper than buying prepared granola. Another

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Classic Southern Dessert Series: Lemon Bars

I just bought the most amazing dessert cookbook, Classic Southern Desserts by Southern Living and I am loving pretty much every recipe in it.  I am a true Southern girl at heart although we only lived in the South for about 5 years.  Because I am digging this cookbook so much, I decided to start my

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

This was my first attempt at sweet potato fries and I was hoping to convert my husband who has never been a fan.  Well, I didn’t convert him and these were good but not great. I was not able to get these fries crispy which is super important in my opinion.  When I attempt these

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Proscuitto Ravioli

These ravioli were super easy and so tasty.  I love the use of wonton wrappers rather than making fresh pasta to fresh ravioli a weeknight possibility. It took a bit of time to fill all of them but they were definitely worth it.  I only cooked half of these and froze the other half.  Hopefully

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