Piñata Cake recipe – how to make a piñata cake

Piñata cake recipe

Have a birthday party coming up? Surprise your guests when you cut into the birthday cake and colorful candy spills out just like a piñata. It’s Piñata cake time! I’m often asked why I do not want to open up a bakery in my area. Everyone compliments my baked goods and I have been asked… 

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Twice baked cheese and bacon mashed potato casserole

twice baked potato casserole recipe 1

Kick up your classic mashed potatoes a few notches with this twice baked mashed potato casserole loaded with 3 types of cheese and crispy bacon! (plus my tips and tricks for the best mashed potatoes) If I have to narrow down our dinner meals to 3 must-haves potatoes and meat would be one of them. I grew… 

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Mint chocolate candy brownies

Mint Chocolate Candy Brownies recipe

Moist, dense, fudgy, cocoa brownies packed with mint chocolate candy and topped with a thick layer of creme de menthe frosting and chocolate ganache. With St. Patrick’s Day just a week away I thought now it’s the perfect time to share with you one of my favorite ways to celebrate this holiday. With dessert, of course!… 

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3 ingredients whipped cheese spread

3 ingredients whipped cheese spread recipe

With only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, these whipped cheese spread crackers are my newest obsession! Dress them up to fit your cravings or leave them plain. Either way, you won’t stop eating them! These crackers …. they are beyond words! Easy to make, irresistible and totally addictive! You won’t be able to… 

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White chocolate raspberry cheesecake bars

white chocolate raspberry cheesecake bars recipe

White chocolate meets fresh raspberries in these luscious cheesecake bars. So incredible creamy and so easy to make (the filling requires no baking!) they will be a favorite year round! As soon as December 1st rolls around I’m already deep into cookie exchange, wrapping gifts for relatives just ready to be shipped, house almost fully… 

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Holiday cheesecake presents

holiday cheesecake presents recipe

Winter holidays is my favorite season. From the moment we pick our Christmas tree until few days into the new year everything seems to be magic. It may be just me but it seems like everyone comes to life, despite the cold weather. People are smiling more, singing carols all day long, wrapping gifts for… 

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Pumpkin cheesecake bars

pumpkin cheesecake bars recipe

So easy to make and with the right amount of pumpkin flavor, these pumpkin cheesecake bars taste exactly like a cheesecake that crossed paths with a pumpkin pie – the best of both worlds! We’re right in the middle of the pumpkin season. Although my first pumpkin dessert was made in the heat of June followed… 

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Chocolate chip cheesecake

chocolate chip cheesecake recipe

Indulge in a creamy cheesecake bursting with chocolate chips to satisfy your cravings! Featuring a chocolate crust, creamy cheesecake and silky ganache, this chocolate chip cheesecake is one of my favorites! I have mentioned quite a few times my favorite dessert is chocolate cheesecake but I never told you the story about the first time… 

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Chocolate ganache cheesecake bars

chocolate ganache cheesecake bars recipe

Looking for irresistible cheesecake bars without all of the fuss? These cheesecake bars fit the bill! A simple graham cracker crust topped with a luscious cheesecake and finished with a drizzle of chocolate ganache. I keep saying chocolate cheesecake is my number one dessert of choice but the more cheesecake recipes I try, the more I think I love all… 

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Cheesecake brownie bars

brownie cheesecake bars recipe

Chewy,  fudgy brownies swirled with creamy cheesecake in these hard to resist cheesecake brownie bars! Have a glass of milk near by to wash down all their richness. My husband organized a surprise birthday weekend for me. From breakfast in bed, flowers and freshly brewed coffee I thought I woke up in the wrong house this morning…. 

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Blueberry pie cheesecake bars

blueberry pie cheesecake bars recipe

The ultimate blend of flavors and textures, these cheesecake bars combine smooth as silk cheesecake with blueberry pie filling. You won’t be able to stop at just 1 bite! If I had to choose just one dessert to enjoy for the rest of my life, without thinking twice it would be cheesecake. Until now I thought there’s nothing… 

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Double lemon cheesecake bars

lemon cheesecake bars recipe

Smooth, creamy and full of citrus flavor, these lemon cheesecake bars are topped with a thin layer of lemon glaze and prepared on a simple graham cracker crust There’s no secret I love cheesecake, and have made and eaten it many times, but I had never tried a lemon cheesecake before. It hasn’t occurred to be that… 

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Pear cheesecake with gingersnap crust

pear cheesecake with gingersnap crust recipe

Soft pears, perfectly smooth and rich filling and a crust made from gingersnap cookies, this pear cheesecake is a fabulous dessert to enjoy year round! Do you know what day is today? It’s National Cheesecake Day!! One of my favorite days of the year! I’ve mentioned lots of times chocolate cheesecake is my favorite dessert… 

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Strawberry shortcake cake

strawberry shortcake cake recipe

This strawberry shortcake cake is a lovely change from the traditional strawberry shortcake. Layers of rich buttery cake filled with smooth cheesecake and chopped fresh strawberries. I’ve had strawberries on my mind lately. This time of the year the local farms open their gates for everyone to pick their own berries, the stores have the strawberries… 

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Cocoa chocolate cheesecake bars

cocoa chocolate cheesecake bars recipe

1 hour to make and bake, these chocolate cheesecake bars have chocolate goodness in every bite. Make them ahead, refrigerate and cut into bars when needed. 2014 will go down in history as not-my-lucky year. It actually started just before the winter holidays. One morning one of my stove burners stopped working. After 5 minutes of panic,… 

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Carrot cake bars

carrot cake bars

Speckled with freshly grated carrots, walnuts and raisins, these super moist carrot cake bars are the easier version of the traditional carrot cake. Have you ever notice there are certain desserts that are popular around the same time year after year? Homemade cookies for Christmas, red velvet anything for Valentine’s day, carrot cake for Easter…. 

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