Semi-Homemade: Naked Red Velvet Cake

Last month we celebrated Brando’s first birthday with a farm-to-table foodie themed birthday party. Brando has ONE major interest right now and that is food, so the theme was super appropriate and really simple to pull off at my Grandmother’s property where they used to raise cattle in Plant City. I thought a naked red velvet layered cake would make the perfect dessert for this rustic party, and it turned out super delicious and was REALLY easy to put together. […]

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A Halloween Playdate

Being at the house with the boys on a daily basis can get dull I must admit, which is why I like to go all-out for every holiday you can think of! With Halloween being the kick-off to the holiday season, I always get started with fun holiday crafts & baked goods the very first week of October, to maximize holiday fun! Our first Fall playdate was so much fun, planned with my best friend Amanda & her daughter, Liliana. […]

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Lucky Leprechaun Bars

Saint Patrick’s Day is such a fun color-themed holiday. While you definitely cannot forget to wear your green, I also wanted to try eating something green for breakfast (aside from Green Eggs&Ham). These bars were super simple to make, total prep to munch down time is 15 minutes! Here’s how I made them. Ingredients 6 cups Lucky Charms (or similar) cereal 1 10oz package marshmallows 3 drops green food coloring 2 tsp vanilla extract 4 tbsp butter In large bowl, […]

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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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#MerryKissmas – Rocky Road Blossoms from scratch!

I┬áreceived Hershey Kisses curtesy of Influenster, the opinions stated are honest, unbiased and provided without compensation. I love to bake. It’s my Jam. I love creating recipes on my own that are one-of-a-kind, even if it takes a little trial and error to perfect them. Hershey Kisses are a holiday classic, and so when I received my #hersheykissesvoxbox from Influenster, I knew I HAD to come up with some fun ways to use these treats this holiday season! For starters, […]

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Christmas Blondie or Brownie?!

A few weeks ago James bought us a wonderful cookie jar and I have been diligently working to fill it up with goodies! Last night I made Brownies and Christmas Blondies, and both recipes worked out deliciously! They are both great holiday treat ideas for office/classroom parties, and super easy to make!       I actually added about a 1/2 cup chocolate chips to my blondies, because I love chocolate, but that’s not necessary, just another way to make […]

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