Meyer Lemon Pudding Pie

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Sometimes you just need a few minutes, moments of inspiration to try to gather your thoughts and come up with a good menu plan for the upcoming holiday dinner. There is so much anticipation for classic family favorites that you only get to indulge in once a year, and then there is the opportunity for new traditions to be brought to the table. For a food blogger, I’m sure you can imagine the ridiculous amount of pressure. Lucky for me, I forgot Easter was this weekend and decided to wing it. A quick phone call between my step mom and I and we pretty much […]

Simple Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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It probably goes to show just how disabled I am when it comes to make-up by how long it is taking me to post reviews of one sample box. Seriously, I started this in December and there are only like 10 mascara’s in the box… If I ever get to the last one, it will probably be dried up, sad, and neglected. Make Up Forver Smokey Lash: the bushy applicator that reminds me of a small caterpillar applies volume, length and great curl. All upsides to me with my little knowledge of competing products (after all that’s why I’m risking […]

Sugar Cookie Bars

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It seems pastels are popping up everywhere and Pinterest is leading the march for this one. I am seeing beautiful Easter egg designs, image from Rit dye  cute outfits, image from Shabby Apple and as always, damn good looking food. image from Cupcake Project.com  And since I am always late to the party, I figured it was my turn to bust out the food coloring and get down to business.  

Our Easter Finale, Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes

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I’ve had so much fun this week with these Easter/Spring themed goodies. On a personal level, I crave more savory treats then the sweet ones but I love the responses and comments I get from my random posts (like yesterday’s about Peeps) probably more then when I make an amazing dish because it is so unexpected. I do posts like those because they make me giggle, but it really makes me feel good when I get the impression that it may have made you giggle a little too. Next week we go on a diet (no, not really – but […]

Peeps Gone Wild

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As you walk through any market you know spring has sprung on February 15th when the aisles are packed with the brightly colored gifts brought to children everywhere by the their fluffy neighborhood Easter bunny. One of these treats (ok, like tons of these treats) I grew up finding in every Easter basket year after year with little change – but there is one that sticks out to me. The only candy that tastes better a week after you’ve opened the package. The peep. Let me be frank, I don’t care for a peep. They actually freak me out. Their […]

Chickadee Icebox Cookies

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Look at me and my springy self. Every now and then I get the urge to be girly. Really girly. I fancy myself in cute dresses, ribbons and bows. The reality of it is, I’m just a jeans and a t-shirt kind of girl no matter what I may want. However, I can be cute in the kitchen. I first saw this idea for shaped icebox cookies on Foodgawker and though it was an awesome idea. I knew I wanted to try it, but like all things it was going to take practice. The cookies on Diamonds for Desserts are […]

Hop into the Season with Me and My Robins Eggs Malted Milkshake

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It’s normally not until after the holiday has passed before I look around my kitchen and realize that I have tons of themed candies that I didn’t use for the holiday at hand (maybe that’s because I don’t get pre-Valentine’s Day chocolate and the Easter bunny doesn’t show his cute little tail around here until Easter). I’m a squirrel so I’ll hold onto that darned candy as long as I can thinking that I will use it for the next go around – but we all know that’s not true. Come on, those peppermint kisses will never last until next […]