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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Baked Doughnuts – Three Ways

Baked Doughnuts – Three Ways

It’s been a while since I made doughnuts, 2.5 years in fact. When Max sampled one of these he asked me “are doughnuts healthy, Mommy?” I told him no, he looked sad and said “aww, why not?” I wish they were too Sonny! He knows if they’re not healthy that means they will be very few and… 

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Christmas Tree Hunting + Classic Vanilla Marshmallows

classic vanilla marshmallows

Last weekend we braved the snow and the cold and headed out west to find a Christmas tree with my family. I haven’t gone tree hunting in many, many years, so I was really looking forward to it. And, it did not disappoint. It was so much fun, despite the cold. And, after we all… 

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Canning Basics & Vanilla Peach Jam

Canning Basics & Vanilla Peach Jam

I’ve posted quite a few jam and preserving recipes in the past but so far no canning recipes, even though canning is one of my favourite hobbies. The biggest reason I haven’t gotten around to it is because I wanted to be able to give a little canning 101 before sharing a recipe, so people… 

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(Classic) Vanilla Ice Cream

classic vanilla ice cream

Everyone needs classic recipes in their lives. This vanilla ice cream is definitely a must and worthy of the classic title. As my 16 month old daughter looks at this picture she’s humming “mmmm…. mmmm” with a tiny smile on her face. She knows a good thing when she sees it. My mother in law… 

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French Vanilla Iced (or Hot) Coffee

french vanilla iced coffee

A lot has transpired since my last post. We moved all the way across the country and back up into Canada – we’re back home! It’s been almost four years since we moved away. Everything feels so familiar and yet so different. It’s going to feel strangely wonderful to only have to drive a couple… 

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Nutella Love Letter Pancakes

Nutella Love Letter Pancakes

Growing up my mom always did something special for us kids on Valentine’s Day. Usually a little goodie basket and a cute valentine. We knew the evening would be my parents time together but she always made sure to do something special for us during the day. My own kids don’t really know much about… 

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Perfect Party Cake and Frosting

buttercream and chocolate cake 14

I know it may seem a bit presumptuous of me to put the word “perfect” in the title of this blog post but there are a couple of reasons why it’s there. The chocolate cake is light while still remaining moist and sturdy. Because the cake is sturdy it makes for easy decorating, trimming, etc…. 

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