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Brown Butter Sheet Cake with Fluffy Milk Chocolate Buttercream

Brown Butter Sheet Cake with Fluffy Milk Chocolate Buttercream

One of the perks that comes along with being a food writer and instructor is that when it comes to my birthday, I can turn my most favorite flavors into my very own birthday cake. Brown Butter Sheet Cake with Fluffy Milk Chocolate Buttercream – 

Simple 2-Ingredient Belgian Chocolate Ganache ((Part 4 of the “BUSY Mom Cooks” recipe series))

Simple 2-Ingredient Belgian Chocolate Ganache ((Part 4 of the “BUSY Mom Cooks” recipe series))

This is a “pull a rabbit out of the hat” recipe if ever there was one. You know what I mean, right??

Mini Birthday Cookie Sandwiches, with Homemade Birthday Cake Buttercream

Mini Birthday Cookie Sandwiches, with Homemade Birthday Cake Buttercream

Sigh. Gracie did it. She went and added another finger to her age – and to make matters worse, that particular finger is on her second hand.  Well, and I didn’t even mention the trifecta of heartache :: she lost her first tooth ((twice, that is a story for another day)) too! All this gibberish is code for Gracie turned 6. And with that milestone, my heart lost a little piece of itself.

There must be 2 types of moms, well maybe 3: Continue reading Mini Birthday Cookie Sandwiches, with Homemade Birthday Cake Buttercream

Triple Ginger Sugar Cookies with Crystalized Ginger Buttercream 

Triple Ginger Sugar Cookies with Crystalized Ginger Buttercream 

My plan for this cookie recipe was engineered as I munched on one of my favorite Trader Joe’s treasures: the Triple Ginger Snap. You may wonder how, out of all of the TJ’s wonders and confections, a ginger snap could ever be a favorite. Well, 

Old-Fashioned Fresh Strawberry Sheet Cake & Stove-Top Strawberry Buttercream

Old-Fashioned Fresh Strawberry Sheet Cake & Stove-Top Strawberry Buttercream

This cake is a twist on one of my all-time favorite cakes EVER — the White Texas Sheet Cake. We recently celebrated dad’s birthday, and I got the pleasure of making him his birthday cake. Before the party, I was talking with dad and he 

Brown Sugar Sheet Cake with Salted Caramel Stove-Top Buttercream

Brown Sugar Sheet Cake with Salted Caramel Stove-Top Buttercream

I have had my “stuck on a deserted island with one food” scenario planned out for years ((um, Chick-fil-A original chicken sandwich)). But after taking the first bite of this cake, I officially changed my mind. This cake — no kidding. If I was stuck in a deserted island and could only eat one food for the rest of my life, I would choose this cake. Now, if I could just find that deserted island. Continue reading Brown Sugar Sheet Cake with Salted Caramel Stove-Top Buttercream

Cookie Butter Cheesecake Brownie Sandwiches

Cookie Butter Cheesecake Brownie Sandwiches

Yes, you read it right: creamy cookie butter cheesecake – sandwiched between two fudgy layers of brownie perfection. This deliciousness is even better than it looks and oh my heavens, doesn’t it look good?!

The Perfect Milk Chocolate Buttercream ((6 minute Buttercream))

The Perfect Milk Chocolate Buttercream ((6 minute Buttercream))

Homemade buttercream is on my shortlist of favorite things. I won’t say NEVER, but I cannot imagine myself ever buying canned frosting. Not when the real deal is so easy and magnificently tasty. Another bonus? The ingredient list doesn’t sound like instructions for a chemistry 

Wedding Cake in a Jar — this will change your life!!

Wedding Cake in a Jar — this will change your life!!

I am in love with this dessert! Yes, I think I want to marry it. I mean, who doesn’t LOVE wedding cake?? This girl sure loves a good piece of wedding cake!

I began dreaming of putting all of the perfect wedding cake elements into a little jar several months ago, when I started planning my cousin’s wedding shower. I immediately knew what type of wedding cake Continue reading Wedding Cake in a Jar — this will change your life!!

Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

There has been a drastic decrease in the number of meals coming out of my kitchen! Honestly, I really don’t even know how I have gotten away with it for so long. For instance, this week’s dinners have included:

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Stovetop Caramel Buttercream ((Birthday Cake time!!))

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Stovetop Caramel Buttercream ((Birthday Cake time!!))

Whew!! What a cake this is! But before I tell you all about this cake, let me tell you a little about the birthday boy. He was born 11 years ago today at 4:06 am. I am so proud of the fact that he was 

The Very Best Cookie Recipe ((“Swig” Sugar Cookies))

The Very Best Cookie Recipe ((“Swig” Sugar Cookies))

Last weekend we had my favorite kind of weather! It was so cold and overcast and the biggest juiciest snowflakes fell for hours! I have not seen such a pretty snow all year! With such gorgeous winter weather outside, I was inspired to bake inside. While the kiddos went sledding on our secret hill, I stayed behind and did a search on Pinterest using these words “the best cookie recipe ever“. 

Continue reading The Very Best Cookie Recipe ((“Swig” Sugar Cookies))