The Perfect Tender White Cake (with whipped cream cheese cloud frosting & berries)

the perfect tender white cake (with whipped cream cheese frosting and berries)

I’m in birthday party prep mode today. Yesterday was the last day of school and today we’re baking up cakes, making fondant, and getting goody bags and games ready for Max’s 6th birthday party tomorrow! This will be his first official “just friends” birthday party, and he is super pumped about it. I did a… 

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Blueberry-Lemon Cream Cheese Danish (Two Ways)

blueberry-lemon cream cheese danish

You guys! The weather! It has been so freaking gorgeous out I can barely stand it. I’ve had such a hard time tearing myself away from the great outdoors and getting anything even remotely responsible accomplished. The kids are not helping. Daily requests to go to the park cannot be denied when winter has ended… 

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Whole Wheat Carrot Muffins with Maple-Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Glaze

Whole Wheat Carrot Muffins with Maple-Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Glaze

Hopefully you haven’t had enough of carrot cake inspired treats yet because I’ve got a gooder for you today. I shared this healthy yet decadent muffin on Simple as That over Easter weekend. Are you familiar with Rebecca of Simple as That? If not, you should be. She is great at capturing the beauty of life… 

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Classic Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting (regular or heart shaped)

Classic Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

Happy Valentine’s Day! I have to say, holidays have become so much more fun now that my kids are old enough to get excited about them. Valentine’s Day for us usually means a stay at home date with a special meal made after the kids go to bed. But this year, my crazy parents are keeping… 

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Carrot Cake Pancake Stack with Whipped Cream Cheese Topping

Carrot Cake Pancake Stack with Whipped Cream Cheese Topping

I originally wanted to make something like this for Max as a celebration breakfast “cake” on his birthday since the party and big cake are usually on a different day. But this year his birthday fell on the weekend and we ended up having his party on his actual birthday. So I left the idea… 

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Pumpkin Spice Roll

Pumpkin Spice Roll

I was planning on sharing a Thanksgiving side dish with you today, but it was a royal flop so I decided to make something pumpkin instead. Pumpkin heals all wounds. And, let’s face it, the whole (north american) world, including myself, is pretty much obsessed with pumpkin right now. And, I was in need of… 

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Blueberry Cheesecake Coffee Cake

blueberry cheesecake coffee cake

The air is getting cooler. We’re waking up to the furnace coming on in the mornings. The kids are getting snuggled up in their pj’s before bedtime, instead of sleeping in their undies and diapers with the windows wide open. We’re donning sweaters in the cool of the morning and at the setting of the… 

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Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a great last-minute dessert for company or when your craving something pumpin-y. I got this recipe from my cousin Rachel. It comes together in one bowl with simple ingredients and results in a comforting moist yet fluffy spiced cake. This is the kind of dessert that I can eat way to much of. The… 

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No-Churn Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

No-Churn Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream is one of those things that leaves me drooling when I visit other sites. I have so many recipes bookmarked that if I ever bought an ice cream maker I wouldn’t even know where to start. The only thing that has kept me from making them is the extra effort it takes… 

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Three No-Bake Thanksgiving Appetizers

three no-bake thanksgiving appetizers

I’m not a simple person by nature. The simple life has always appealed to me but I tend to over complicate things and end up going overboard. That ‘s partly why this blog is so important to me. It helps to remind me to keep things simple and enjoy life. I try to think of… 

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