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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.

Easy Easter Chick Cupcakes

Easy Easter Chick Cupcakes

Are you looking for a fast and easy Easter cupcake idea? All you need to make these cute chicks are the basics: a little food coloring, canned frosting, yellow cupcakes, coconut, some edible eyeballs, and M&M's. It's a quick one, that you can do on the fly at...

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Candy Corn Snack Mix Recipe

Candy Corn Snack Mix Recipe

Super simple candy corn snack mix that is quintessentially fall! Only two ingredients! Just blend together, set on the counter and watch it disappear.

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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 plan...

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Tullamore Dew Irish 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...

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 the...

Girl Scout Trefoil Cookie Balls Recipe

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...
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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Crawfish Boil Cupcakes

Crawfish Boil Cupcakes

In my day job, I’m a marketing consultant helping companies make their mark. Sometimes that means I get to do fun things like have t-shirts made for my client’s 10th Anniversary Crawfish Boil. Aren't they cute? Because it is not in my nature to arrive at a party...

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Snowflake Shortbread Cookies

Snowflake Shortbread Cookies

My roommate in grad school used to call me the Cookie Monster so… I might know a thing or two about addictive cookies. I caution you. What I’m about to share with you is dangerous. Dangerously good tasting and dangerously bad for your waistline. Dangerous in that if...

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Dairy-free Spider Cupcakes with “buttercream” frosting

Dairy-free Spider Cupcakes with “buttercream” frosting

In Kindergarten at our school, there's something universally dreaded among the parents and it's called "book cooking." Maybe "dreaded" isn't the right word. It is definitely a day that we non-teachers are stretching out of our comfort zone. Each family is given a book...

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King Cake Bars for Mardi Gras

King Cake Bars for Mardi Gras

It's Mardi Gras season, Cher. Get your beads on because it's time for bacchanalia, red solo cups full of hurricanes, and a big fat King Cake. Let's NOT forget the King Cake. I consider myself somewhat of an expert in King Cake. Having two graduate degrees from LSU in...

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Is it happy hour yet? I could probably live on drinks and desserts but I guess we need some real food too. Check out some of my favorite recipes. Cheers!

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