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5 Layer Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Posted on Nov 5th, 2014

Today we will be making a 5 layer hazelnut chocolate cake (with Nutella frosting). Before we begin, I would like to apologize beforehand for the…

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5 Layer Chocolate Hazelnut Cake (redo)

Posted on Sep 13th, 2015

I'm going to take you back to my very first post: the 5 layer chocolate hazelnut cake. This cake still remains as one of my favorites, but being my…

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Apple Cider Caramels

Posted on Nov 11th, 2014

Mmm... the best part about fall is all the fall dessert flavors. Apple, caramel, pumpkin, maple, ginger etc. Who doesn't love desserts with any of…

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Apple Pie Churros

Posted on Nov 13th, 2015

Before we start, can we just take a moment of silence for all the moisture that has decided to leave my hands?  "Moisturize me."  I…

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Apple Spice Cookies: Santa’s New Favorite Cookie

Posted on Dec 20th, 2015

'Tis the season to be craving cookies. Ho ho ho! "And if you don't know, now you know." I have certain flavor combinations that I absolutely…

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Biscoff (Cookie Butter) Swirled Cheesecake

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2016

If you're still trying to figure out what to make for Christmas dinner, you can stop looking. This biscoff cheesecake is the perfect winter holiday…

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Biscoff Treats

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2015

I'm sure most of you are wondering what in the world is Biscoff? Well I'm sure you're already familiar with the cookie, you just don't know it yet.…

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Blackberry Jasmine Jam

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2015

I've never had a good blackberry before. It just doesn't seem like the type of fruit that you would sit there and eat a bowl of. They're like…

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Bridal Shower Food Ideas

Posted on Nov 30th, 2014

I know I know. It's been a while since I posted. I have good excuses I swear! But I don't want to bore you with them, so here are some pictures of…

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Canning apple cider

Posted on Nov 20th, 2014

I just received a bag full of apple from someone's backyard, so here a short little post on what I did with them. We seem to be handed bags of fruit…

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Caramel Soaked Chocolate Cupcakes For One

Posted on Jul 10th, 2015

So it's my birthday today. 25. I feel like I should be freaking out, having a quarter life crisis or something, but I'm really not. Ok, not…

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Cheesecake Creme Brûlée

Posted on Jun 1st, 2017

Creme brûlée is one of those desserts that is so simple, yet so satisfying. For some reason, it has a reputation of being fancy, and is seen…

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Chocolate Caramel Baby Shower Cake

Posted on Jul 28th, 2017

So turns out, this whole nesting thing is real.  Or maybe I was just a little too happy to make pastries again. Or as my husband calls it,…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream “Pie”

Posted on Jun 21st, 2015

Chocolate peanut butter banana cream pie. Say that 5 times. What a mouthful, literally.  We're going to put our fancy pants on again today…

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Chocolates (bon bons)

Posted on Jan 5th, 2015

Making chocolates at home definitely takes some commitment. I'm not going to sugar coat it and say it was easy, because it wasn't. But was it worth…

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Chunky Nutella Ice Cream

Posted on May 5th, 2015

Ice cream. It's good creamy, and it's good chunky. But it's especially good when it's hot outside like today. I noticed from my last post…

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Coffee Caramel Mousse Cupcakes

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2014

Chocolate cupcakes filled with coffee caramel mousse topped with toasted meringue. These cupcakes are definitely a crowd…

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Copycat Thin Mints

Posted on Feb 17th, 2015

Girl scout cookie season is finally here!! I know some people like to order a ton of boxes and freeze them for an endless supply all year round. For…

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Cranberry Orange Bon Bons

Posted on Nov 24th, 2016

Thanksgiving hasn't always been my favorite holiday. Like any other kid, it used to be Christmas. Once I started getting excited about food and the…

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Cream Puff Towers

Posted on Aug 25th, 2017

Macaron towers are so last year, and croquembouches are so old school! I needed something modern for my dessert tables, and we can't deny the…

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Eclair Cake

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2015

I love it when I get birthday requests. This seems to be the only time of the year for people to really ask for what they want. It's a whole day, all…

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Firecracker (Pop Rocks) Macarons

Posted on Jul 1st, 2015

3...2...1... Cue the 4th of July themed foods. I'm going to go ahead and jump on the bandwagon with my red (or maybe pink), white, and blue…

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Ghirardelli Caramel Square Stuffed Cookies

Posted on Aug 16th, 2015

I know everyone and their mom says this. But I'm being completely serious. I have the best chocolate chip cookie recipe. This cookie will be…

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Gingerbread Rum Cupcakes

Posted on Jan 28th, 2015

  I hope everyone's staying safe in the east coast! I saw a lot of you were staying at home and baking, so I thought I would share one of my…

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Grapefruit Pineapple Float

Posted on Jul 18th, 2015

If you've been following me on Instagram, you know I finally made my way to the local store that sells pineapple whip. Yes. Dole.…

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Honey Green Tea (Matcha) Marshmallows

Posted on Nov 19th, 2016

"If you're constantly thinking you need a vacation, maybe what you really need is a new life." I've been putting off writing this blog post for…

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Ice Cream Puffs

Posted on May 13th, 2015

I've heard that memories aren't what you remember back to the original moment, but it's actually remembering the last time you remembered it.…

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Ice cream without an ice cream machine

Posted on Nov 16th, 2014

        I'm actually super excited for this post! I know some parts of the country has already had snow, but…

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Japanese Steamed Cheesecake

Posted on Apr 5th, 2015

Happy Easter everyone! Spring is finally here, and I am more than excited.  I feel like Easter officially marks the beginning of spring (move…

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Leftover Candy Mousse

Posted on Nov 6th, 2015

This is the first time this has happened to me. I know it happens to other people all the time but me?? I thought it would never happen to me. But it…

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Milano Coffee Cake

Posted on May 26th, 2015

I think it's safe to assume we all know what a Milano cookie is. It's the type of cookie you would enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea. Or at least…

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Mint Chocolate Mousse

Posted on Mar 11th, 2015

St Patricks Day is almost here! Up until this year, I have always associated this holiday with binge drinking, irish car bombs, shots of jameson, and…

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Naked Strawberry Cake

Posted on May 19th, 2015

My husband often calls me a dork. Up until I started writing this post, I just figured it was flirty teasing. But no, he's right. I was going to…

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No Churn Biscoff (Cookie Butter) Ice Cream

Posted on Jan 5th, 2017

Remember when I promised you another biscoff recipe? Well here it is. Although this is ice cream, the spices and the flavors just seem perfect for…

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Peanut Butter Lava Cakes

Posted on Apr 21st, 2015

Hello friends! This week I had the pleasure of writing a guest post for the wonderful Ruby Kitchen. This recipe turned out ridiculously good…

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Pretzel Toffee Bark

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2016

It's officially December! Which means we're going full speed into edible stocking stuffers and treats. Toffee is always impressive and a crowd…

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Posted on Oct 15th, 2015

Happy hump day to you, and happy super Friday to me! Finally got 3 days off this week, so I'm going to celebrate by bringing you another pumpkin…

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Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Posted on Oct 8th, 2015

Fall is finally here! You can tell by the pumpkin spice everything - everywhere. Oh and that fact that it rained here two days ago and all of a…

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S’mores Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich

Posted on Dec 7th, 2014

  If you've never had a macaron ice cream sandwich before, drop everything now and make this. It's really something you have to…

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Single Serving 5 Minute Hot Chocolate From Scratch

Posted on Dec 17th, 2016

This is something I've been doing for years, not really realizing that other people might find it useful. I whipped up a hot chocolate one night so…

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Strawberry Champagne Cronuts

Posted on Feb 10th, 2015

  Valentine's day is coming up this weekend. I hope everyone has made their reservations already! If you don't have a date this year,…

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Strawberry Champagne Macarons

Posted on Dec 29th, 2016

Wow I can't believe this year is already over (ugh I sound like literally every other person on this planet right now). I guess it's true what they…

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Strawberry Lemon Chews

Posted on Aug 9th, 2015

Today I'm sharing with you one of my favorite candy recipes. The lemon gives it a nice balance between sweet and sour, while the strawberry…

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Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Posted on Apr 28th, 2015

Summer is finally here! I know I said spring was finally here like 3 posts ago, but that's just how it is in Vegas. It's almost like winter…

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Stuffed Marshmallows

Posted on Dec 5th, 2015

Do you ever have the problem when you're making s'mores where your roasted marshmallow just isn't hot enough to melt your chocolate? I…

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Surprise Hot Chocolate Ornaments

Posted on Dec 9th, 2016

Pack your imaginary bags because hubs and I are going to Korea!! We haven't been back since we first got married, and this will be our first…

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The Best Candy Bars EVER (Crispy Bars)

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2015

I absolutely love making candy bars at home. The reason being, I can customize them exactly how I like it. I love eating a candy bar that…

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Jun 9th, 2017

I know. Everyone claims that they have the best chocolate chip cookie recipe. I'll admit, there are a lot of good cookie recipes out there. I mean,…

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Tiramisu Affogato

Posted on Jan 11th, 2016

Cream with your coffee? Puh-lease. Haven't you heard melted ice cream makes everything better? I hear of people using it to bake stuff, so why not…

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What Happens When You Fry Cake Batter?

Posted on Nov 1st, 2015

Well now that I've asked the question, I'm sure you're dying to know the answer.  Let me tell you what happens: Only like the best thing…

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