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A party without cake is really just a meeting. – Julia Child

And really, who likes meetings? Let’s keep it sweet by loading up on cookie recipes, birthday cakes and baked goods for special occasions including Girl Scout Cookies, No-Bake Chocolate Bourbon Balls (yum!) and amazing Southern tea cakes.

Recipe Roundup: Girl Scout Cookies!

Recipe Roundup: Girl Scout Cookies!

You know it's winter when you see rainbow boxes full of girl scout cookies with shivering little girls peeking over the tables outside all the local Walmarts, Lowes, and Krogers. Yes, Girl Scout cookie season is an annual tradition and the troops love your support --...

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Recipe: Drunken Monkey Overnight Banana Pudding

Recipe: Drunken Monkey Overnight Banana Pudding

This post is hosted by Jackson Morgan Southern Cream Liqueur. All opinions are my own. I’m trying to eat more fruit, because, duh, it’s healthy for you. Experts say you should have two servings of fruit per day – which weirdly, is hard for me to remember to do. My...

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Tullamore Dew Whiskey Cake

Tullamore Dew Whiskey Cake

First world problems: our liquor cabinet is overflowing at the moment, and we have an impending move looming on the horizon. My job is to purge all unnecessary items from the house -- and while the hubs would argue that whiskey is COMPLETELY necessary and should be...

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The secret to Razzoo’s bread pudding

The secret to Razzoo’s bread pudding

This recipe and post is hosted by Razzoo’s. They invited several of the media to dinner and shared their secrets for recipes. All opinions are my own. It’s 5:30 am and my alarm goes off. I shove off the puppy who is hovering right in my face so I can find my way to...

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Recipe: Trefoils Cookie Balls

Yay! Get your wallets and your stretchy pants ready, those cute Girl Scouts will be rolling wagons through your neighborhood for the next couple of months. You know you want to buy from all of those budding sales stars, so here’s your excuse to stock up. This recipe...

Pumpkin Pie – three ways

I don't know about you, but pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving go hand in hand for me. I'm almost superstitious about it, on par with having to eat black-eyed peas and pork on New Year's Day. I feel like the holidays are off to a terrible start if my pumpkin pie isn't on...

Fall spice cake

I’m a little obsessed with this dessert I just made. So it started when Fillables sent me these awesome non-stick baking pans to review. They come in two parts, making filling your baked goods a breeze. (Click image for more info - affliate link) I’ve used them in our...

Buy, Brown, Bake, Repeat

This post brought to you by Unilever brands. Although sponsored, all opinions are my own. I make a pretty mean banana bread. It’s to the point where my family won’t touch a single ripe banana in our house because they know if they just wait a few more days, I’ll have...
Turtle gelato waffle cake recipe

Turtle gelato waffle cake recipe

Sponsored post by Lunchbox. All opinions and recipe are my own. One thing I remember most about summers growing up in Ohio, was how much ice cream was a part of it. Whether it was ice cream from the family-run neighborhood drive up, the franchise on the hill, or a...

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Ratchet & Clank cookies!

Ratchet & Clank cookies!

The marketing professional in me is so intrigued by nearly simultaneous dual release of video game and movie, Ratchet & Clank. If you’re a PS2 gamer, you’re probably pretty excited about this new version of the wildly popular eponymous game. Originally issued 14...

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Harry Potter Birthday “Butterbeer” Cake

Harry Potter Birthday “Butterbeer” Cake

Harry Potter is a pretty big deal around our house, so when the Cupcake was turning 8, this mom knew exactly what cake to conjure up for a magical Harry Potter birthday theme. I found a butterscotch cake on the Pinterwebs and despite my hesitation to try a new recipe...

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Make Ahead Holiday French Toast Breakfast Bake 

Make Ahead Holiday French Toast Breakfast Bake 

This is a make-ahead French Toast  recipe that gets requested from me year after year! I like to give it as a gift to friends so that they don't have to cook on Christmas or New Year's morning. It's a delicious and easy treat to give and by all means, make one for...

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No-bake Chocolate Bourbon Balls Recipe

No-bake Chocolate Bourbon Balls Recipe

I love baking with booze. Even better, how about a no-bake boozy ball that’s perfect for the holidays? Actually, it’s perfect for whenever really. I created this recipe recently for a cookie exchange and I liked them so much, I made them again for a client party. You...

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My favorite Southern tea cakes recipe

My favorite Southern tea cakes recipe

My mother-in-law, God rest her soul, must've been horrified when she figured out her son was in love with a Yankee. She tried her best to Southernize me -- with marginal success. After 24 years as a Southern resident, I think I'm fully entrenched, (Big Daddy would...

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Mini King Cake Recipe

Mini King Cake Recipe

In our house, Mardi Gras is a holiday. It has a dedicated storage bin in the attic solely dedicated to it alone. We’ve even been known to decorate a tree for it. We may be too old and lazy to drag ourselves down to St Charles Street to claim optimal...

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Left-over Halloween Candy Snickers Brownies Recipe

Left-over Halloween Candy Snickers Brownies Recipe

I seriously don’t understand why we have so much Halloween candy left over. I am beginning to think Big Daddy hid it from the trick-or-treaters. Just like I hid it from him in the garage before Halloween. 😉 Now we have mounds of it. See? We can’t have all that candy...

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Bananas Foster Butter Recipe

Bananas Foster Butter Recipe

UPDATE: Holy cow - This recipe won a blue ribbon at the State Fair of Texas! One of my absolute favorite desserts is Bananas Foster. I could just take a bath in it I love it so much. That’s funny, because I’m only mildly interested in bananas by themselves, but I do...

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Triple Berry Mojito Jam Recipe

8:24 a.m. Yank covers off Princess Cupcake. Departure time in 16 minutes. 8:26 a.m. Have forceably inserted soccer socks and shorts onto Princess Cupcake while she is still horizontal in bed with eyes firmly closed. 8:27 a.m. Princess Cupcake sits upright with big...

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