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Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Recipe

Peanut butter cup s’mores. Why haven’t I thought of this combination before? I gave it a try when I came across some peanut butter cups while looking for our Hersey’s bars. I halved them but you could do the whole cup, dealer’s choice. Living in a third-floor Chicago condo doesn’t exactly scream campfire, but with …

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Letter Mini Birthday Cakes (Petit Fours)

These letter mini birthday cakes were a big hit at Liam’s 1st birthday party. I made them using an L-shaped cookie cutter and pound cake like these cute baby shower petit fours by Cakegirls. Then I covered the L letters with melted chocolate and confetti sprinkles that complimented Liam’s polka dot XOXO birthday theme and …

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Easter Lamb Cake Recipe For Beginners

Lamb cakes are as Easter as the bunny herself! Make your family and friends a cute-as-a-button lamb cake this Easter with this simple step-by-step Easter lamb cake recipe using a lamb cake mold pan. I’ll show you my no-fail tips to make this traditional 3D lamb cake for Easter. My friend Meg Wolff hosts a …

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DIY Heart Tea Bags Tied to Yummy Heart Cookies

Warm your sweetie’s heart with this clever tea & cookies combo: Handsewn teabags tied to yummy cookies that anchor the teabag as it steeps. I came up with the idea while making tea with my plain old loose teabags. No surprise my sweet tooth was craving cookies …and thought that maybe they could weigh down …

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Easy Buzz Lightyear Toy Story Birthday Cake Idea {For Beginners Like Me}

Here’s a Buzz Lightyear Toy Story birthday cake idea that even cake decorating total beginners like me can make. Just print out my free Buzz cake pattern below to make your own Space Ranger. I used a little cheater method: make and roll out some chocolate candy clay (easy), trace out pieces with a knife, …

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Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe (aka Cake Mix Cookies)

This Christmas ooey gooey butter cookies recipe (also known as ‘cake mix cookies recipe’) is courtesy of my friend Debbie who makes these yummies for her annual Christmas party. Debbie is from St. Louis where gooey butter cake is a local staple, and this gooey butter cookie recipe is meant to pay homage to that …

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Flower-Topped Birthday Cake With Chocolate Icing

During our recent weekend visit in northern Michigan, my friend Jennie and her two girls made this flower-topped chocolate iced birthday cake for me. Pretty, yes? Ten-year-old Elizabeth did much of the baking, mixing the batter… …and pouring it into pans… …with eight-year-old Mary serving as “official taster.” While Jennie made rich chocolate icing, Elizabeth …

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Toasted Coconut Chocolate Valentine Dessert with Cacoa Nibs

While I’ve never been much of a Valentine’s Day girl, I’ve always been a big fan of coconut and chocolate. I made these special treats by modifying a recipe from an Australian cookbook. Ingredients (for four Valentine’s Day treats): 1 cup coconut 1 egg white (buy pasteurized eggs if you can) 5/8 cup cream (just …

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Homemade marshmallows recipe

Today we’re going to learn how to make marshmallows using a really easy marshmallow recipe – it’s a yummy DIY gift and you can always make some extras for yourself. Lately I’ve developed a bit of a hot chocolate habit during the mid-afternoon workday at the day job. After spotting a box of “homemade” marshmallows …

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