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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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Sriracha Salt Recipe Hot n’ Spicy DIY Valentine’s Day Gift

This Sriracha salt recipe makes a hot and spicy Valentine’s Day gift for your snugglebug. See how easy it is to make DIY sriracha salt with this two-ingredient sriracha salt “recipe” that’s a great last-minute DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea. My friend Macki made this clever Sriracha salt for Father’s Day last year and I …

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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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Mini frittatas recipe using muffin tins

This mini frittatas recipe makes two different kinds: mini spinach and feta frittatas or tomato and basil frittatas. Or really you can use the technique to add any fixings, like cooked bacon, mushroom or caramelized onion. And because you make these mini frittatas using muffin tins you can customize each individual mini frittata as much …

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Homemade Cranberry Granola Recipe

Cristin Siegel is here with us today to share another of her awesome DIY projects (see Giving Tree Save-The-Date Wedding Announcement Free Printable, Kaya’s dog bed free sewing pattern, Covered Card Boxes, and Personalized Mason Jars for Wedding Bouquets). And this one is super yummy, trust me; Cristin gifted me a jar of her homemade …

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Fresh homemade lemonade recipe

Fresh lemonade was my one true and steady pregnancy craving. I started making my own homemade lemonade cribbed from a recipe in a Sesame Street cookbook (officially “Big Bird’s Sunny Days Lemonade Recipe,” ha…) and I realized that making fresh lemonade is (a) really easy, (b) super cheap and (c) so much tastier than any …

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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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Personalized Sugar Cube Wrappers {free printable + how to wrap}

I made these personalized sugar cube wrappers to go along with a bridal shower gift for my friend Debbie. I bought Debbie’s sugar bowl and creamer from her registry (very pretty btw) and filled it with personalized wrapped sugar cubes in her pink and orange wedding colors with her soon-to-be married name: Ten Eyck (yep, …

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Mini pizzas recipe using cookie cutters and wheat tortillas

Mini pizzas have quickly become a dinnertime staple at our house. They’re just so cute and easy to make, and Elise can help with the recipe. The final mini pizzas are about 2-1/2 in diameter – perfect for kids to handle on their own or for adults to pop in their mouths amuse-bouche-like. I usually …

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Sweet potato crackers recipe – easy, healthy recipe for kids

Try this delicious sweet potato crackers recipe! I’ve been making this sweet potato crackers recipe again and again since Thanksgiving’s sweet potato leftovers and I think it’s high time I passed along this yummy kid-friendly recipe. Elise has become my official cracker-making helper and #1 taste taster and she loves them! I couldn’t even take …

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Grandma Beulah’s Rice Pancakes Recipe from Leftover Rice

Got leftover rice? Make delicious rice pancakes with this yummy Rice Pancakes Recipe! This is the original recipe that my Grandma Beulah used to make. Along with homemade egg noodles, chocolate pie and fresh-off-the-vine concord grape juice, rice pancakes were my Grandma Beulah’s specialty. My parents were in town to help us take care of …

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Australian Weet-Bix Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins

It’s been 10 years now since I lived in Sydney, Australia. Recently we received a gift box (yay!) filled with heaps of Australian beer and food – including my favorite biscuits, Arnott’s shortbreads – as well as a box of Weet-Bix, self-proclaimed “Australia’s favourite cereal.” Never a huge milk and Weet-Bix breakfast fan, I thought …

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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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Canning label template in five cheery colors

Canning has been a theme the past few weeks so I’m excited to share these free printable canning labels with you. My pretty floral printable canning labels come in five colors — red, blue, green, purple, and yellow — for your jams, salsa, and relish. You can print my free labels for mason jar lids, …

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Beeswax cookie cutter personalized birthday candles

Last year I made a personalized birthday rhubarb berry pie for Shane’s annual 4th of July birthday barbecue. So this year I wanted to make something equally festive …but keep the baking to a minimum. Back during snowy holiday time I saw this great idea from Martha Stewart (how completely cute are those jumping reindeer …

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Vodka Infusion Party and Hangover Cure Favor

Za Vas! Heather Crosby and I continued the Upper Crust Social Club event series by co-hosting a Russian-inspired vodka infusion party. Guests brought their own homemade vodka infusions …such a range of tasty concoctions from Watermelon Rosewater Vodka Infusion to Skittles Vodka to Cucumber Mint Vodka Infusion to Bacon Maple Vodka Infusion to Apple Cinnamon Vodka …

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