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]

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]

How to Make Conchas (Mexican Sweet Bread)

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Happy Monday everyone! If there is such a thing… Today I have for you these be-a-utiful conchas! As you may or may not know, I’ve been on a bit of a Mexican kick lately as I await a much needed vacation there in May. If you missed it, here is my favorite salsa recipe. And here is my take on the drool-inducing Mexican dessert known as tres leches. But for now, take a look at these cuties: So vibrant! So sweet and fluffy![Read more]

Lemon Vanilla Sprinkle Cookies

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How is everyone doing this fabulous Monday afternoon? Is it raining? Snowing? Otherwise miserable outside? Hopefully I will make your day a little better with these lemon vanilla cookies! Winter makes me gloomy, so naturally I wanted something bright, summery, and fresh to elevate my mood. These really did the trick. It’s funny because I got the idea from a vegan vlog. They took the animal products out and I threw them back in. How often does that happen? lol. I[Read more]