Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake with Ghirardelli White Chocolate Glaze

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Two words come to mind when I think about this cake……..Crazy and Devil.  There is an old saying that says “The devil is in the details.”  That is definitely a very true statement for me and my life.  Details are the things that I just can’t disregard.  I am planner and seem to have a [...]

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Sweet Gender Reveal Party

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So when we went to the doctor for our first ultrasound and to hear the heartbeat of this little “surprise” in my belly, I was a little surprised to learn that we were being scheduled for a new test called MateriT21.  Since I am now a “mature” pregnant woman (most days my maturity level still [...]

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Spring has Sprung – Thirteen Spring Cleaning Tips……79 years ago!

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I am working on a very special cake for my grandmother’s birthday on Thursday and was digging through her cookbooks and even cookbooks of my great grandmother!! I will tell you more about these treasures on Thursday with her birthday cake post featuring a VERY special cake!! In a book that I assume belonged to [...]

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Gotham City Cupcakes

Gotham City Cupcakes

  Anyone who knows my Hunter Bear can tell you that his favorite color is green, so it came as NO SHOCK when I asked him what color he wanted me to make his birthday cupcakes for his preschool class was that he said emphatically “GREEN!!!!!”.  Keeping in perfect tune with his favorite color, Hunter’s [...]

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Happy 4th Birthday, Hunter Bear!

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Baby mine, don’t you cry.  Baby mine, dry your eyes. Rest  your head close to my heart, never to part baby of mine. Little one when you play.  Don’t you mind what they say. Let your eyes sparkle and shine, never a tear baby of mine. If they knew sweet little you.  They’d end up [...]

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Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Ricotta Pancakes

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Today was the last big Sunday breakfast of 2012 and I wanted to make something special for my boys.  That extra large carton of ricotta that I bought for the Christmas Eve Lasagna that also made a nice addition to the NYE appetizer is like the gift that keeps on giving, so I decided to [...]

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Give ‘Em Ragu App Has Launched!!!!

I have laughed my patooty off lately at all the hilarious Ragu Commericals for their new “Give Em Ragu” campaigns.  There is nothing grosser as a kid than when your mom takes that thumb licks it with her tongue and then goes straight for your face.  The smell, the swipe……disgusto! And guess what?!  Like some [...]

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Easiest Pumpkin Spice Bread

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“As soon as you get all your renovations complete, you will move”……Oh, how that seemed like a funny joke over the last three years of our house renovations followed by “yeah, right, you will have to drag my dead body from this house”, but I guess the joke really was on us.  Or rather we [...]

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A Birthday Dinner for the Hubs! – Eggplant Parmesan

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Tanti auguri a-te Tanti auguri a-te Tanti auguri, Drew Tanti auguri a-te Every year growing up for our birthday my dad would always ask what we wanted for our birthday dinner.  I always LOVED our birthday dinners, because we got to pick whatever we wanted regardless of what everyone else in the house liked.  Without [...]

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“Windows are Rolled Down”

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Remember when we were kids and we fought over who got to sit on the “hump” in the front seat?  Seat belts were for “sissies” as my dad would say and “car seats” were truly the seats that were in cars.  Air conditioning was a luxurious option that we “didn’t need” bc we could barrel down the interstate at [...]

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