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Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

Homemade Marshmallow Recipe (Without Corn Syrup!)

Guys, I am SO excited to share this homemade marshmallow recipe with you. I mean, c'mon: homemade marshmallows? Are you kidding me? How cool is that?!? I have wanted to make these fluffy, white pillows of sweetness for years, but always shied away from them for some reason. But, once I perfected my hot chocolate mix, I knew it was time to step up my [...]

Homemade Banana Pudding

Homemade Banana Pudding

One of Dustin and my current goals is to be less "hermity." You know -- embrace the outside world, forget the fact that we have three kids under 5 years of age and that our house is full of toys and dust and dolls. That kinda thing. Enter the backyard [...]

Easy Creme Brulee

Easy Creme Brulee

This post was updated on June 28, 2014 to include updated images and a recipe video. Okay.  It's finally here.  The moment you have all been waiting for. Easy Creme Brulee.  Hooray! I am finally posting my creme brulee recipe.  Wow, that took a while, didn't it? As I sit here writing this post, I'm having [...]

Watermelon Mint Popsicles

Watermelon Mint Popsicles

Okay, so it can get pretty darn hot out here in Austin. It’s not just the heat, though. Really, it’s the humidity that can make it uncomfortable. Surprisingly, however, it’s not as bad as I thought it [...]

Dark Chocolate Brownies

Dark Chocolate Brownies

I love brownies. I know – big shocker there: Lacey loves sweet, chocolatey, chewy goodness. But, for some really annoying and unknown reason, Dustin and I could never perfect a good brownie recipe.

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Warm Apple Crumble

Hello there! I hope you are staying warm and recovering from all the joys of this past holiday season. My goodness. It's already mid-January. How time flies, right? For this post, I'd like to share a sweet treat that is just perfect for the winter season: Warm Apple Crumble. So simple. So tasty. So warm [...]

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Easy Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping and Maple Glaze

Coffee cake is one of those tricky pastries that can either leave you craving more or slowly trying to swallow the dry crumbs of over-baked potential. Either way, I can't seem to keep myself from loving the stuff -- good or bad. I suppose my cravings for coffee cake persist because I can't ever find [...]

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Fat Toad Farm Caramel

A little bit ago, I was contacted by Hannah at Fat Toad Farm in Vermont regarding her family's prized caramel made from goat's milk. Hannah explained their rich and creamy caramel is made right there on the farm with milk from their own herd of dairy goats.   How cool is that?   She offered [...]

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Banana Date Shake

Ever heard of a Banana Date Shake? If not: man, are you in for a treat! I'm not certain, but I believe Banana Date Shakes originated from the Palm Springs, California area, where they are known for their dates and date trees.  There are several storefronts along the Palm Dessert area, most notably Shields Date [...]

Sweet Potato Casserole

And, finally, Part 3 of Dustin's Birthday Extravaganza: Sweet Potato Casserole. I first tried Sweet Potato Casserole when Dustin and I were newly dating and it was finally time to spend Thanksgiving with his family. Eek! Dustin explained to me his mom made three things he loved, which included: (1) quesadillas (2) his great grandmother's [...]

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