Farm to Table Shortcake Recipe.

As the we come to the end of Strawberry Festival week I’ve tasted the best shortcake, and also picked over 3 lbs of fresh strawberries at a local farm. Now I’ve got to figure out different ways to utilize the berries in the tastiest ways possible, and one of the best ways I know is making shortcake for the family from scratch. Sure mine won’t QUITE as good as the one at Parksdale¬†¬†but it’s worth a shot! For the shortcake […]

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Berry Pickin’ Good!

I know my way around a Strawberry plant. Ever since I was little I’ve picked strawberries, my great-grandfather was a strawberry and citrus farmer growing up so we never had a shortage of some type of fresh Florida fruit! Until I can get my own garden growing as good as my grandmother does, I want to at least maintain a sense of ethical farming practices and show my children the wonder of nature. Showing them where our food comes from, […]

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Eat Like a Local – Shortcake Season at Parksdale Farms

In Central Florida we get three seasons: hot, cold, and Strawberry. From late January to late March with it’s peak being end of February/early March, this magical fruit is harvested and we reap the $6.99/flat rewards. The entirety of my mother’s side of the family comes from Plant City, aka Strawberry Mecca. In early March thousands of tourists heard into the Strawberry Festival just to get a taste of this small town’s magic. I don’t really enjoy the festival as […]

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Disney’s Up Theme Party

My Birthday is coming up! I LOVE birthdays, it just doesn’t get any better than celebrating someone’s life, be it my own or someone I care about, a celebration is always fun for me. With my birthday approaching I have been reminiscing about Cash’s 2nd Birthday party we threw in November. It was so much fun, and I’m excited to share with you some of the super awesome details we went into to plan this spectacular backyard bash. For Cash’s […]

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Sugar Cookies for your Sweet(s).

Baking is one of my all time favorite hobbies and I celebrate pretty much every holiday with some sort of homemade treat. When you work in retail, the best way to make sure your co-workers love you is to bring in sugar&carbs, so I love to make treats for my team.  Last week on my day off, I got up the energy to get into the kitchen and whip up something fun for Valentine’s Day.  These sugar cookies can be […]

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Egg Hunt Cupcakes

This is literally the FIRST time I’m using box cake mix in a recipe on my blog! While I love making things from scratch and putting the extra love and effort into things, sometimes I just want to make something because it’s fun, and not worry about the nutritional aspect of it! I mean, from scratch or not, this IS a cupcake full of sugar, it’s 100% okay to skip a step here and there sometimes for the sake of […]

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7 Minute Organic Peanut Butter Eggs

I’m not always about pre-made, not-100% from scratch food. It’s typically something I tend to stay away from. However, around the holidays, there are so many different things to do that revolve around bringing a dish. It can be so hard to create aesthetically appealing food for these events, (you know you want everyone to compliment you on how good it looks) that is healthy and delicious and easy to make in a pinch! A great recipe I’ve come up […]

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Spring Citrus Cupcakes

I’ve mentioned before how I’m a really big fan of baking during the week, so that the weekdays feel special and not so boring. Today’s random Tuesday Cupcake recipe was inspired by James. He has a serious addiction to Mtn.Dew, it’s not as if he has it with every meal, but he does drink about 44oz a day! We both know how unhealthy it is, and he’s been doing an excellent job cutting back on his soda, however the struggle […]

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Devil’s Food Mini-Cupcakes with Cocoa Almond Bark

I really love baking, making cupcakes in special flavors just because it’s Monday, it’s one of my favorite things to do. I often find though that when I make something delicious in the house, we eat ALL of what I make! James and I have really been trying to slim down and watch what we eat, so when I got a craving for cupcakes the other day, I decided while I would indulge, I would make a smaller batch. This […]

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Pinterest Wins: The Struggle behind the Victory.

Lately it seems like “Pinterest Fail” photos and links are all over my social media news feeds. Being a blogger, and a crafty person, I typically am the one uploading and creating fun craft ideas and recipes. It’s a rare occasion for me to pin something and follow the directions, as I’m more of a “Pinned it, Spinned it” kind of girl. However, since I’ve been selected out of thousands of applicants to host an amazing #Disneyside @homecelebration, I wanted […]

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