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18 May, 2015

The Sweet Life: Strawberry Banana Muffins

The Sweet Life: Strawberry Banana Muffins
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Normally we go through bananas in our house like it’s nobody’s business, but for some reason this weekend, we ended up with quite a few that had gotten a little too ripe.  Normally, if that happens, I peel them and freeze them for smoothies, or if I have time I’ll make a banana bread.  I was feeling adventurous this weekend, and wanted to try
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15 May, 2015

The Sweet Life: Mother’s Day Cupcake Bouquets

The Sweet Life: Mother’s Day Cupcake Bouquets
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I had been on the hunt for something unique that I could make for all of the motherly figures in my life in honor of Mother’s Day.   It didn’t take a whole lot of Pinterest gawking to find a project that would be fun and also look gorgeous. When I did a search for “Mother’s Day cakes” on Pinterest, my web browser was inundated
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21 April, 2015

The Sweet Life: Earth Day Cookies

The Sweet Life: Earth Day Cookies
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What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by baking cookies that look like Planet Earth?  I know, planting trees and starting your garden may come to mind as some more obvious and better alternatives, but this recipe seemed perfect, since it uses ingredients from a  company that cares very much about the environment. Back in December, I received
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12 April, 2015

The Sweet Life: My First Attempt at the French Macaron!

The Sweet Life: My First Attempt at the French Macaron!
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While I’ve been a baking and cake decorating hobbyist for several years, there are still a few desserts I haven’t yet attempted.  One in particular is a gorgeous little beauty called the French Macaron. I’ve been noticing that these deliciously crunchy-on-the-outside-soft-in-the-middle cookies are showing up on wedding dessert tables and even used as party favors lately, so  I decided to tackle
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