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A Lion Birthday Cake

This is the first time I have ever made a smash cake. I made this cake for a friend Angela‘s daughter. I had made her baby shower cake too so I thought it would be fun to...

Graduation Cake

I recently made a graduation cake for my cousin, Wendi. I wanted to try a cake that resembled books and I went looking for a tutorial online. I found a wonderfully detailed tutorial at The Frosted Cake...

Gourmet S’mores

Need I say more? You don't even know how excited I was when Casey from TasteStopping emailed me and told me I had won a gourmet s'mores kit from RegionalBest.com. You see, I really really wanted to...

Chicken Fajitas

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Hope you have a very happy Cinco de Mayo! Chicken fajitas are so tasty. We love getting them when we go out to eat but I think it's tastier and...

Grilled Shrimp

Be sure to use a clean piece of foil for your cooked shrimp. You won't believe how easy these grilled shrimp are. I went looking for an easy recipe when my husband said he would like to...

Pan-Seared Steaks

Pan-Seared Steaks

This recipe is inspired by a Cook's Illustrated recipe. It's very easy! I have only made this in a cast iron skillet so I hope you have one. My sister, Connie, got me one this past Christmas...

Baby Shower Cake Part II

I finished the shower cake (that I worked on all week) was finished around 2am (Saturday morning) and we drove it over from the Space Coast to Tampa at around 7:30am. We had so much fun at...

Baby Shower Cake Part I

Wow, I haven't posted in two weeks! I really thought it was only one week! My sister mentioned to me yesterday that I hadn't posted in two weeks. Even thinking it was only one week, I was...

Spiedies

Spiedies, have you ever heard of them? I never had until I bought an America's Test Kitchen Best of 2010 magazine issue. According to the magazine, they are upstate New York's best kept secret. They are so...

Breakfast for Dinner – Crepes

We love to have breakfast for dinner! I recently made crepes for dinner. I have vivid, wonderful memories of my older sister, Quyen, making us crepes for breakfast. I am not only inspired culinarily by my mother...