Category Archives: Baking

Menu of Gold…


Are you ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow?

Here is a little menu in case you want to whip up some Irish goodies!

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Irish Mash via What Katie Ate


Black & Tan Cakes w/Irish Cream Glaze via Pass the Sushi


Pot of Gold Cocktail via The Glitter Guide

Hope you all have a happy & safe weekend!!

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To “White Russian” with Love…


I’ve been busy skiing with friends in Michigan this weekend…and in-between hitting the slopes I rediscovered how delicious White Russian cocktails are!  While sipping away and gazing at the powdery snow outside I felt like I should be reading Tolstoy!

Now I know I shouldn’t be posting about a cocktail on a Monday…but I do have the day off so it still feels like the weekend!!  Perhaps if you don’t mix a drink tonight you could try one of these White Russian inspired treats! 

{White Russian}

via Jenna Sais Quois

{White Russian Cake}

via Use Real Butter

{White Russian Cupcakes}

via Baked Perfection

{White Russian Popsicles}

via Endless Simmer

…and because White Russians make me happy, I leave you with a quote from Tolstoy:

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Sweets for Your Sweet…


Remember passing out candy & treats along with your Valentines back in the day?  Instead of just a box of chocolates (although there is nothing wrong with that), why not make something sweet for those you love this weekend…

Here is a little inspiration:

{V-Day Cupcakes in a Jar}


{Chocolate Covered Pretzels}

{V-Day Rice Krispies}

{Conversation Heart Cookies}


…Yum, I think I’ll bake those cookies for my friends (who are my sweets this V-Day)!!

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5 Nights Before Christmas…


“This is *Christmas*. The season of perpetual hope. And I don’t care if I have to get out on your runway and hitchhike. If it costs me everything I own, if I have to sell my soul to the devil himself, I am going to get home to my son.”

~Kate McCallister, Home Alone


For some laughs this Tuesday evening…


Let’s make some yummy Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes


A Silly & Fun Playlist…


** You can also access my playlist here at Grooveshark**

5 more “sleeps” till X-Mas…here’s hoping you won’t be home alone this Holiday Season!

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9 Nights Before Christmas…


“Tonight, these men were drawn to that altar like it was a fire in the middle of winter.

Even those who aren’t devout came to warm themselves.”

~Palmer, Joyeux Noel


A somber but beautiful film to put things in perspective…


Let’s make a La bûche de Noël (aka Yule log) to share with our neighbors!


Tonight’s playlist is filled with traditional carols…


** You can also access my playlist here at Grooveshark**

9 more “sleeps” to go…here’s to peace on earth!

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DIY Candy…


My favorite treats are Twix Bars & Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  I can’t get enough of them!  Luckily for me, there are homemade versions of both!  Have you made candy before?  I’m always a little intimidated by melting chocolate & trying to create caramel…but these look too good not to make!

…Be sure to click on the photos for the recipes & directions!

{Homemade Twix Bar}

{Homemade Peanut Butter Cups}

…maybe if I make my own, I won’t eat them so quickly…maybe!

Do you have a recipe for your favorite candy?

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Boo-tiful Treats…


Well folks it’s the weekend before Halloween…are any of you having a party?  Wouldn’t these be some “spook-tacular” treats to serve up for friends!

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…Do you have a favorite Halloween candy or treat?  Mine would have to be Twix or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups…yum!

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Pumpkin Treats…


Last week I picked some Apple Treats I was drooling over…this week it’s all about pumpkins!

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{Pumpkin Pie Coffee Cake}

{Pumpkin Mousse}

{Pumpkin Whoopie Pies}

{Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bread}

{Sweet Pumpkin Butter}

Oh my. Those all look too delicious for words.  Gonna have to try them out…soon!

Do you have a favorite pumpkin treat to share?

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Apple Treats…


I’ve been eating delicious, fresh Honeycrisp & Fireside apples all week.  However, I’ve still got plenty left from the orchard.  Here are some mouth-watering apple treats I’ve been drooling over…and I might have to try one out this weekend.

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{Caramel-Glazed Apple Bread}

{Apple Ring Fritters *Gluten Free*}

{Bite-Size Apple Pies}

{Spiced Apple Chips}

{Re-Invented Grilled Cheese with Apple Slices}

Yum. I’d like to be eating them all…this very minute!

Do you have a favorite apple treat?

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