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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Individual strawberry crumble recipe

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Juicy fresh strawberries and a buttery topping make this strawberry crumble one of my favorite summer desserts!! Simple ingredients and only 5 minutes of prep time, I’ll be making this over and over again, all summer long! When I think of summer desserts, crumble, cobblers and crisps come first to mind. Yes, I love strawberry… 

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Coconut brownies sundae recipe

coconut brownies sundae recipe

Easy to make cocoa brownies packed with flaked coconut and chopped chocolate. Rich, dense and chewy, these coconut brownies are topped with coconut ice-cream and Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup for the ultimate brownie sundae! My husband and I have different opinions about food. I’m all for trying new things while he is all about the classics…. 

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Vanilla bean cake with vanilla bean buttercream recipe

vanilla bean cake with vanilla bean buttercream recipe

Everyone deserves a special treat on their birthday and this over-the-top vanilla bean cake topped with piles of fluffy vanilla bean frosting and colorful sprinkles makes your day extra special! When asked what cake she would like for her birthday, Tiffany quickly replied – a colorful one! Of course! As if I had other options,… 

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Beer braised beef with carrots and potatoes

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Flavorful beer braised beef with carrots and potatoes, cooked slow and low in the oven is an effortless weeknight meal. One bite of this tender, juicy, tad spicy beef is going to send you over the moon. One pot meals are by far my favorite dinners. The thought of having just one pot to wash… 

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Copycat Twix bars

copycat twix bars recipe

Buttery cookie base, a layer of decadent smooth caramel and a rich chocolate ganache – this homemade version of the well-known Twix bars comes together in less than 1 hour and makes enough to feed a crowd! I’m the mom that goes through the kid’s Halloween candy as soon as we get home. Tiffany eats… 

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Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

chocolate chip oatmeal cookies recipe

Soft and chewy with slightly crisp edges, these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are full of flavor and packed with chocolate goodness in every bite. For Mother’s Day, my little princess made me a small basket filled with all kinds of presents. Some drawings and a card she made, a few gifts she picked with daddy,… 

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Cinnamon chocolate truffle cookies

Cinnamon chocolate truffle cookies recipe 1

Loaded with bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, and chocolate chips these truffle cookies are packed (and I mean, PACKED) with chocolate. Rich, dense and bursting with flavor… a fantastic chocolate cookie! No mixer needed! Chocolate truffle cookies – three powerful words. I don’t know about you, but these 3 words are catching my eye and make me weak… 

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Oven baked glazed chicken drumsticks

glazed drumsticks with twice baked potato casserole recipe

Crispy on the outside, tender and moist on the inside, these full of flavor oven baked glazed chicken drumsticks are as easy to make as they are delicious. Growing up, chicken was served almost every single day at dinner. My mom worked at a chicken slaughterhouse and she would bring home chicken all the time…. 

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Pain au chocolat (chocolate croissants) made from scratch

pain au chocolat

Layer upon layer of light, buttery flaky pastry filled with rich chocolate and drizzled with more chocolate, these made from scratch chocolate croissants are simply mind-blowing! No butter folding or chilling the dough several times needed! Today was such a beautiful day! High 80’s and I couldn’t have been happier! Summer is around the corner,… 

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Tres leches cake

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Tres leches cake is a sponge cake soaked in three types of milk and topped with whipped cream, this simple, easy and perhaps the moistest cake you’ll ever have had, has a unique flavor you cannot find in any other cakes. The first time I heard about tres leches cake was before I had this blog and… 

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(Double the mint) Peppermint patty cookies

double the mint peppermint patty cookies recipe

Melt in your mouth delicious, incredibly addicting, these soft peppermint patty cookies have a minty chocolaty surprise in every bite. Mint and chocolate has been my husband’s favorite combo for as long as I know him. Although he has not refused any other chocolate treats, I know a refreshing minty chocolaty treat is what makes… 

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Braided easy egg bread

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Pillow-y soft, tender and delicate, enriched with both eggs and butter this braided egg bread is so easy to make it will soon become your go-to recipe. Oh, and it’s perfect for french toast or bread pudding! Before I say something else, yes, that is a ginormous braid. But that didn’t matter much. We all took a… 

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Chewy chocolate caramel bars

chewy chocolate caramel bars recipe

Buttery chocolate cookie topped with ooey gooey caramel and chocolate chunks, these chewy chocolate caramel bars are to die for! Drizzle with more caramel just before serving for the ultimate chocolate caramel treat! I love going shopping, but I hate to stay in line waiting for my turn to pay. It’s not the wait that I… 

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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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Toffee crunch chocolate cookies

toffee crunch chocolate cookies recipe

No mixer or chilling needed to make these soft and chewy chocolate cookies. The flavorful toffee bits give these cookies a little crunch and the secret ingredient make them perfect! I think this December I have baked the most cookies. I bake cookies year round and have a handful of favorite recipes I make over and over in my kitchen,… 

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