Creamy, Fluffy American Buttercream Recipe

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Hello, friends! Here’s a recipe for you that is long overdue: American Buttercream! Do you have any idea how difficult it is to take a sexy picture of American buttercream? I don’t know how people on Pinterest do it, but I highly suspect some shenanigans are going on. So instead of a picture of it in the bowl, here it is on a cake! A cake that you can make with this recipe. 🙂 As much as I love the[Read more]

Last Minute Demon Bark! Halloween Chocolate Bark

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Ugh. Where does the time go? I can’t believe how long it’s been since my last entry. I knew that I was busy, but not this busy! To give you just a really brief update on my life, I started a new job (yay), so I’m still trying to figure out my whole work/life/baking time balance. For example, it’s been forever since I’ve baked a cake. And people are starting to notice. 😐 For my neighbor’s Halloween party I really wanted to make a showstopping[Read more]

Frozen Mint Chocolate Pie

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Remember last week when I said that I wanted to say goodbye to summer with some super easy 3-ingredient DIY Ice Cream? Well, apparently I lied. Sorry not sorry. I just couldn’t get over how simple it was to make—I wanted to see if it was possible to do even more with it. Say, like make my very own frozen grasshopper pie! As you can see, it was very successful. The ice cream, loaded up with crushed mint chocolate cookies,[Read more]

DIY Ice Cream Party! No Machine Needed

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Hello, everyone! I thought I’d check in and share one last quick summer dessert recipe. As you may have seen on the news, we just had a pretty big hurricane here in Houston, Texas, but we were lucky to get through it relatively unscathed. We had a wee bit of water come up through the floor in one area of our living room, but it could have been worse. Much worse.  The end of August always sneaks up on me,[Read more]

Banana Pudding Trifle

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Hey…um…hey guys. Remember me? I know. I’ve been gone forever! It’s been a remarkable journey. I pissed off the edge of the wall, I slept in a sky cell, I fought with the hill tribes! So many adventures. So much to be thankful for. Okay, that was actually Tyrion Lannister. But if you’re not in Game of Thrones mode right now, what is wrong with you? In actuality, I’ve been super busy redecorating our house! The good news is that[Read more]

White Chocolate Cheesecake Tart

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So let’s see. Right now I’m staring at twelve gallons of paint that I neatly set up against a wall. I’m leaving for a week-long trip tomorrow morning, so coming home to cans scattered all over the place wouldn’t be my idea of a good time! In the last week or two I’ve painted: 2 hallways, 2 bathrooms (one of them twice), my kitchen, dining room, bedroom, and two guest bedrooms. If that wasn’t enough, I also painted a side[Read more]