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Itty Bitty Heart Shaped Cake Recipe That's Easy Enough to Make You Skip The Bakery

With Valentine's Day sneaking up on us, it's time to start thinking about desserts to make the dessert table sing.   Whether celebrating Galentine's Day, Valentine's Day, or both days, I've always believed that desserts make a table sing. Last year I wanted to add some little cakes to the table, but I opted to do chocolate pecan turtles instead. So this year I'm excited to add some heart shaped mini cakes to the table because they just seem to add a touch of cuteness in their own unique way. These little guys are cute, tasty, and super easy to make. To make these I used my own hand crafted cake mix. Any store bought cake mix or 1234 cake recipe would work for...

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Hot Cocoa Mix to Kick Back the Chill and Swiss Miss at the Same Time

The weather has started to take a turn for the chill, and that means there's no better time to ramp up the hot cocoa to warm up. My husband likes to make sure the kids have plenty of cocoa for the winter and will be the first to run to grab something in powdered form in a package. Now while I'm not exactly knocking Ms. Miss, I one of those who likes to figure out how do make a good DIY out of food. So that's exactly what I did. Alongside my favorite peppermint mocha that rivals Starbucks, I have a stash of recipes I like to use to amp up my kids' hot cocoa. I think I secretly hope that...

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You'll Never Go Back To Starbucks After Tasting This Peppermint Mocha

Peppermint Mocha lattes are one of those coffees I look forward to when October hits its end. I'm about done with pumpkin spice and my taste buds are excited about tasting all things Christmas. I'm a Starbucks gold member. I take my coffee seriously. I also have a husband who ponders over why I won't just make the coffee myself. My plight. It's Starbucks. But wait! What if I could make a latte just as good? (Pin this Peppermint Mocha-Latte Recipe 👆🏽) So, I went out on a limb and tested some recipes. My girls (and my Starbucks partners in life) tested them with me. What happened? A Peppermint Mocha latte that spills over with Christmas L.O.V.E.   So I'm going...

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Last Minute Turkey Finds and Brining Recipes You Need To Have

It's almost show time. Two days to Thanksgiving, and today's the day to make sure your decorations are intact and your tablescape is ready to make a magnificent impression. Hopefully you already have your table accessories all shined and ready for the table and your drinks purchased. Also, if you opted for a frozen turkey, yesterday was the day you would have wanted to have it in the fridge for defrosting. If you haven't purchased a turkey yet, you may not be completely out of luck, but going fresh will be your better option. And if you're considering brining your turkey, you'll want to have a turkey that's completely defrosted and ready to brine because brining a frozen turkey just won't work. In...

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My New Favorite Pumpkin Pecan Pie Recipe To Tempt Your Taste Buds

That's right, friends. It's not fake! The countdown to Thanksgiving is upon us, and I'm getting more and more excited to indulge in all of the amazing foods we like to have on Thanksgiving Day.   Today I'm sharing one of my favorite Thanksgiving Desserts, Pumpkin Pecan Pie. This recipe is crazy good and it's filled with loads of flavor. It's perfect paired with a cup of coffee, ice cream, whipped cream or whatever you like (my Bread Pudding Recipe is another must try). The crunch in this pie adds a bit of interest to the traditional pumpkin pie texture, which I love. So if you're looking for a pumpkin pie that's going to make everyone scream for more, this is...

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