Celebrating, Pies

Old-Fashioned Cream Pie & Some Bragging!

This weekend, I’m celebrating my anniversary with my husband, and one thing that’s more old-fashioned than the pie I’ll tell you how to make is the bragging I’m going to do!

I know I’m a baking blog, and wedding stuff belongs elsewhere, but I can’t help myself! I planned this wedding for over a year, worked tirelessly to get it together, and had one of the best florists and photographers I have ever seen. They deserve a little bragging!

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Cookies

Heath Bits Toffee Cookies

Is there anything more decadent than a chunk of Heath toffee? Yes, there is! These cookies!

I absolutely love toffee. The caramelized flavor of molasses always puts me in the mood for fall. Since fall is just around the corner, I figured it was time to whip up a batch of my toffee cookies.

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Alcohol, Celebrating, Holidays, Savory

Independence Day Party Inspiration

Happy Fourth, y’all! For some reason, there’s nothing that gets my husband’s party bug more wound up than Independence Day. For the last several years, he’s invited over our friends, fired up the grill, and spent way too much money on fireworks. This year, we had an added bonus of a freshly installed fire pit (let me know if you all want to know how we built it!).

Since the Fourth of July is really a holiday made for the grill (an area that I have not mastered yet), I put all of my creative energies into the spread, the drinks and our outfits. I don’t have much to offer you this year, but I do have a couple of knock out party appetizers and drinks, plus some outfit inspiration to get you in the spirit!

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Cakes, Celebrating, Chocolate, Frostings

German Chocolate Cake

My family has what I call birthday bunches–all of our birthdays come in pairs. This is pretty common when you have a large family, but my family isn’t that large. On my husband’s side, it’s just him and his parents, but all their birthdays happen in the same week! Everyone in my family has a birthday buddy, everyone that is, except my sister.

When the first birthday bunch rolled around last month for my mom and dad, I went ahead and asked my sister what she wanted her cake to be. Last year, the cake I made her was pretty awesome, in my humble opinion. I had my expectations high for what she would ask, anticipating fondant and colors and layers–the works! What she asked for, though, surprised me! All she wanted was a simple German chocolate cake.

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Alcohol, Bread, Cakes, Celebrating, Fruit, Holidays, Savory

4 Recipes for an Easy Easter Brunch

Tomorrow is Easter, which means family and friends will be hippity-hopping to your home for egg hunts, good laughs, and fresh food. Are you ready? I wasn’t!

I had my entire immediately family heading to my house in just a few hours, and I had no plans for our Easter meal! The clock was running out. I needed several recipes that I could produce quickly, and my dear friends, that’s exactly what I have for you today.

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Cakes, Chocolate, Uncategorized

Death by Oreo Cake

Forgive me for being gone so long, but inspiration has been a slippery beast these last few weeks. I’ve been baking, friend, believe you me! But none of the new recipes I was working on were coming out right. None of them were good enough for the blog.

Until now, that is.

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Cakes, Cookies, Holidays, Pies

Biscoff Cookie Butter Cheesecake

Cookie butter has been floating around in the baking world for quite a while, and recently, recipes for all sorts of cookie butters have been popping up. It’s gained an almost cult-like following in the United States since late 2015, and it’s popularity has only grown in the last year.

But have you tried original, good old-fashioned cookie butter?

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