Adventures in Baking

Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies

Ok, yeah it's the holidays and I am posting about peanut butter cookies! Where's the pie crust? Where are the gingerbread recipes? We will get to those, but for today, I am thinking comfort food and these little beauties are a "slap you in the face" kinda comfort. And as much as I am all… Continue reading Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies

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Pumpkin Bread Perfection

For the past 22 years of my life, the entrance of fall has always been marked by the sweet flavors and aromas of pumpkin bread. My husband's family had this amazing tradition of making this sensational (generationally, handed down family recipe) pumpkin bread starting at the celebrations for the birthdays that resided in August, until… Continue reading Pumpkin Bread Perfection

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Cookie Cutters Are More Than Plastic

I had the absolute honor of guest posting a blog for Heather Allen over at KaleidaCuts. Heather not only is an amazing cookie cutter designer, but she is a transparent, compassionate, and encouraging person. Her cookie cutters are some of my favorite designs and it was so fun being able to decorate a few of… Continue reading Cookie Cutters Are More Than Plastic

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Southern Biscuit Muffins

  Happy First Day of Fall. While it might be 96 degrees here today in Southern California, that won't stop me from making these Southern Biscuit Muffins. What goes better with the first day of fall than a warm biscuit in the shape of a muffin alongside some homemade soup? I am NOT, and I… Continue reading Southern Biscuit Muffins

Encouragement

When Tragedy Strikes

  The world is filled with tragedy. We encounter mass shootings, natural disasters, accidents, and just plain evil. We see it every day. So much so, that we often check traffic to see if we are going to get to work on time, not really noticing or truly understanding the fact that that possible delay is… Continue reading When Tragedy Strikes

Encouragement

“Mawwiage, that Bwessed Awwangement”

"Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement. That dweam wivvin a dweam. And wuv, twue wuv, wiww fowwow you fowevah and evah." - Princess Bride Marriage - Princess Bride puts it so perfectly (and hilariously!): that blessed arrangement -that dream within a dream. When we are young (especially us young ladies), we picture marriage as true love that… Continue reading “Mawwiage, that Bwessed Awwangement”

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Royal Icing Floral Tutorial

Making royal icing flowers is one of the most therapeutic things I do. I love just sitting down and piping flowers and then seeing the beauty unfold. Playing with edible glitter and embellishments just adds a little something extra! Some people golf, some people knit, some people read, I pipe! I have had a few… Continue reading Royal Icing Floral Tutorial

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ABK’s German Chocolate Bundt Cake – Made Gluten Free

German Chocolate Cake has been a wonderful addition to our repertoire of cakes for as long as I can remember. It became a favorite of my daughter's when she was just 6, which was a wonder to me since most kids don't like coconut or pecans. So when Katie was diagnosed with Abdominal Migraines at… Continue reading ABK’s German Chocolate Bundt Cake – Made Gluten Free

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To Liege or Not To Liege?…That is the Question

Wandering through our beloved Sprouts grocery store, there is always a nice healthy sized basket placed ever so temptingly at the front of the store, filled with Liege waffles. These tasty morsels cost $3.99/waffle (a waffle the size of a tea cup saucer). I have broken down a few times to purchase a couple because… Continue reading To Liege or Not To Liege?…That is the Question

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No Fail, Decadent, Versatile Brownies! Now Who Doesn’t Want That?

Brownies! An American staple! We have all made our fair share of brownies, yet, we are always searching for that next ooey gooey recipe. Well, look no further. I came across this recipe on allrecipes.com (linked)- which is a great resource for all types of amazing recipes. I have gone through probably at least 25… Continue reading No Fail, Decadent, Versatile Brownies! Now Who Doesn’t Want That?