“I’m thirty-seven–I’m not old!”

Posted on Nov 13th, 2012

(Source) Yes, I really have been waiting years to be able to use that quote. It feels weird to say that I'm pushing 40 now...But as of today, I…

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“We’re going to a party-party…”

Posted on Nov 1st, 2012

My friend Karyn's birthday is today, and because she and the rest of her department at the bank have been willing guinea pigs for a lot of my baking…

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Amaretto Pound Cake

Posted on May 20th, 2015

When I was growing up, my mom would occasionally buy a Sara Lee Pound Cake along with a jar of Hershey's Hot Fudge Sauce, and we'd have slices of it…

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Apfel Kuchen

Posted on Oct 1st, 2013

Last week, I bought a bag of apples at the grocery store--My favorite kind (Jonathan) were on sale. I knew I was going to make something or other…

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Posted on Oct 8th, 2012

I don't know about the rest of you, especially any of my fellow food bloggers, but I have SCADS of recipes just hanging out on the back-burner,…

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Baileys Chocolate Cake

Baileys Chocolate Cake

Posted on Jan 5th, 2016

I had this urge over the weekend to throw myself back into baking. I made cupcakes for the bambino's birthday, per his request, but I found myself…

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Chocolate Cake Pudding with Whiskey Butter Sauce and Eggland’s Best (Giveaway CLOSED)

Posted on Jan 1st, 2014

Happy New Year!!! I've been wanting to share this recipe for a long while now. I first tried it out with some leftover cupcakes I'd had. I've since…

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Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Posted on Aug 14th, 2014

Who doesn't like a good cake? And Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream combines the best of both worlds--Sweet and salty! Recently I was…

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Chocolate Cinnamon Soufflé Cake

Posted on May 4th, 2014

We spent Saturday down in Sioux Falls, doing some summer clothes shopping for the bambino, and stocking up at Costco. I signed up to do 4 dozen…

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Chocolate Espresso Cake with Frangelico Browned Butter Frosting

Chocolate Espresso Cake with Frangelico Browned Butter Frosting

Posted on Apr 27th, 2017

Need a cake for a special occasion? Make Chocolate Espresso Cake with Frangelico Browned Butter Frosting. Topped with crunchy hazelnuts, it's perfect…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013

I decided (again) to revisit the icebox cake. I wanted something with chocolate and peanut butter, though. I couldn't really find anything that…

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Chocolate Pound Cake with Amaretto Espresso Glaze

Posted on Sep 1st, 2013

One of the things I miss whenever we're broke is junk food, specifically sweets and salty snacks. I could dig out the deep fryer and make Jay dig up…

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Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake with Baileys Glaze

Posted on Mar 8th, 2016

You'd think that working part-time now, and having more time to blog would mean I'd have scads of posts waiting in the wings, all photographed and…

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Cinnamon Almond Chocolate Cake

Posted on Sep 26th, 2014

This Cinnamon Almond Chocolate Cake is not what it should be. It should've been spicier and more pudding-like in its consistency. Obviously, that is…

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Espresso Glazed Pecan Coffee Cake

Posted on Feb 7th, 2015

I don't make coffee cake nearly often enough. I like just about all forms. Bundt cakes, coffee cakes with streusel toppings, nuts, glazes, you name…

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Halloween Cake Balls

Posted on Oct 26th, 2015

I wanted to make a cake over the weekend. My mom recently sent me a pumpkin cake mold, so I was planning on making a pumpkin-shaped cake. However, I…

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Homemade Funfetti Cake

Posted on Jul 14th, 2013

Yesterday was Jay's birthday. I'd taken him out for dinner Friday night, just because he'd had kind of a crappy day, so I told him we could go out…

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Hot Fudge Cake

Hot Fudge Cake

Posted on Oct 19th, 2016

Hot Fudge Cake is a homemade version of a restaurant dish I had growing up. Layers of cake, ice cream, and hot fudge sauce make for a decadent…

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Mocha Mascarpone Icebox Cake

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2013

I decided to revisit the icebox cake. I originally wanted to make Tiramisu, and take it into work--I have a couple of coworkers who either doubt its…

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Mocha Torte with Baileys Buttercream

Posted on Mar 26th, 2014

I'm often asked if I bake cakes, since I make so many cupcakes. My answer is usually: "Unless it's a sheet cake or a Bundt cake, no." I can't…

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Molten Chocolate Cakes

Posted on Sep 15th, 2015

Now that I've been doing Weight Watchers for about 2 months, it's still sometimes a shock when I plot out the points of a recipe, and come to find…

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Nutella-Mascarpone Icebox Cake

Posted on Oct 19th, 2012

Yes. Nutella and mascarpone in the same delicious icebox cake. Why? Well, I came across a photo on one of the many food-sharing websites I frequent,…

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Nutty Brownie Cake

Posted on Aug 26th, 2013

I hope everyone had a good weekend. It was hot as blazes on Sunday: It's August in South Dakota, I know. Come January, I'm going to be begging…

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Nutty Coffee Cake with Coffee Glaze

Nutty Coffee Cake with Coffee Glaze (and a Giveaway)

Posted on Nov 21st, 2016

This post is sponsored by World Vision. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I've actually started my holiday shopping EARLY this year. That's…

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Pumpkin Cake

Posted on Oct 1st, 2014

I said I'd hold off until October before I posted anything pumpkin (which is not say I haven't already made anything pumpkin...There were some…

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Crème Fraîche Glaze

Posted on Dec 8th, 2012

It's been a bit busy again this week. This is kind of why I hate the holiday season. It gets crappy out: Work is generally bustling or…

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Raspberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Raspberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Posted on Jan 17th, 2017

Made with whole wheat flour and raspberries, this Raspberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake is filling without being dense. A light dusting of powdered sugar…

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Steel-Cut Oat Snack Cake

Posted on Sep 12th, 2014

Saturday night is turning out to be a big frakkin' deal. The tickets have been purchased, the hotel room's been booked, and the friend who's going…

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The Aftermath…

Posted on Jul 25th, 2010

This is definitely a 2-pot-of-coffee type of day. I got a little worried that I was going to be a lame-o, and no one was going to come to my party…

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Posted on Oct 12th, 2015

Tiramisu. Just the mere mention of it causes me to lose focus on anything else and to start drooling uncontrollably. I didn't actually discover it…

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Tres Leches Cake

Posted on May 18th, 2013

Hi there! It's been a hella busy week (yeah, I know, no one says hella anymore...Except dorks like me)....Sort of. I don't know what my problem is,…

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Vanilla Butter Cake

Posted on Feb 20th, 2013

I spent part of Saturday morning looking for kitchen inspiration. I'm not exactly feeling burned out, but...I don't know. I think it's just I don't…

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