What Are You Baking: Memorial Day Edition

Wow. What a crazy few months it’s been! I have settled back into regular life after the release of my book… The initial rush of excitement has relaxed a bit, which is bittersweet for sure. The anxiety of my book release and the weeks leading up to and following were a blur. And while the suspense of the release date is now safely in the rear view mirror, the butterflies are gone too. BUT my life has resumed to the beautiful chaos that it always has been…which I love.

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Salted Caramel Butter Bars

These Salted Caramel Butter bars are one of my most requested recipes ever! I can’t begin to explain to you how much I love these Salted Caramel Butter Bars…I make them ALL THE TIME. They are one of my most requested desserts to bring to parties and there is never...
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Tiny Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms

The tiny peanut butter cup blossoms are so small! Perfect Elf Food! So, pretty much everything is cute when it’s itty bitty, right? I mean, baby clothes are just so dang precious… puppies. mini cupcakes. Size 2 clothes. I mean, don’t the small sizes always look better than the larger-ish...
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Cookie Fun…and an Ann Clark Giveaway!

Hi everybody! Wanted to do a quick post with some recent cookies that I have done lately… Here goes… First, some golf cookies  I covered the balls with fondant.   I packaged them together.  and brushed on luster dust to the “club” so it shimmered. Next, some balloon cookies.  ...
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Pumpkin Pie Pop Tart Cupcakes

I have a confession. Please don’t judge me. Here goes… {deep breath} My name is Shelly and I am an over-emoticoner. I might have just coined a new term, so for those of you who are like, “whaaa?” here’s the deal… I am a frequent over-user of the emoticon.  You...
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Browned Butter Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats

I am not a fancy person. We don’t sit on upholstered dining chairs for three course meals. We don’t use cloth napkins..unless someone else is doing the laundry. We are paper napkin folks.  Paper napkins and 30 minute meals. That’s us. I understand, though, that “fancy” is a fairly relative...
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A Baking Giveaway {from The Webstaurant Store}

Baking is fun, right? I would assume you all think so or you wouldn’t be visiting my blog. You might like to bake, you might like to eat, or you might be on a diet and staring at pictures of sugary treats vicariously satisfies your inner sweet tooth.  I get...
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Skeleton Cupcakes

These Skeleton Cupcakes are easier than they look! So fun for Halloween. We all know Halloween is coming soon, so I thought I would share a fun idea for cupcakes that a friend emailed me from Woman’s Day. I hadn’t seen a cupcake so cute in a while, so I...
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White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Cookies

 It is October! So, in keeping with the theme of fall I will now officially jump on the pumpkin bandwagon. First, I will tell you ~ I am not a fan of the orange squash. Sure, I like to carve them out, or decorate my front porch with them, but...
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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Apple Pie Bars

So, I am not one to “do things the hard way”. I like easy things. Putting forth my full potential has never been a problem of mine, much to the chagrin of my parents. Don’t get me wrong..I like to do well, but the whole “work” part that goes into...
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Cookie Pizza

It’s that time of year again… the time when the leaves start changing, the air gets crisp and many married women become single once again…at least on Sundays. Football. Whether college football is your thing, NFL or even fantasy (God bless those wives) it definitely consumes the lives of many...
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Oreo in Disguise-Apple Oreo Pops

 So if you have been reading my blog for any length of time you will know that I am sort of obsessed with masquerading food, hiding ingredients or disguising treats. A hidden ingredient is the funnest! (Is funnest a word?) Anyway, so seeing as it is now apple season I...
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Indulge Me

 So it has been a while since my last post…at least longer than usual. It’s the end of my beloved summer.  The kids go back to school on Tuesday and I am in mourning. My littlest goes to Kindergarten this year. So, while I have been busy with end of...
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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Krispies

I will preface this entire message with:  I love my husband.  He is a great father, partner and best friend. BUT he is addicted to craigslist. I don’t know how to make it stop. For the 3 of you out there who are unaware of what craigslist is…it’s basically an...
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University of Cookie

Hey guys!  Just wanted to share some fun news… The adorable Bridget over at Bake at 350  started a fun site called University of Cookie a while back and recently asked me to contribute from time to time! I gladly said yes because anyone who reads Bridget’s blog knows she...
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The best?

 I feel like I have spent a good part of my adult life (thus-far) chasing the best (whatever) or the perfect (something).  If a magazine is boasting “The BEST”…Most likely I will buy that magazine.  Let’s see: The BEST kid’s toys The BEST new makeup The BEST jeans for your...
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To Hunt or Not to Hunt

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Pretzel Fudge

 How’s your summer going? Mine’s good.  Nice and warm 🙂 My husband is all, “For someone who says they like the summer so much, you sure do spend a lot of time in the air conditioning.” Ok, well, duh. I like the sun and knowing that it is out there....
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More Ice cream fake-outs and a fun Giveaway!

Yes, here we go again…Ice cream cone cupcakes. I was busy baking these up yesterday and ready to post today when I turned my computer on and checked Bakerella’s site and she beat me to the punch. Don’t you hate that?? Well, I certainly don’t hate her, that might be...
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Beach Cookie Mania

 So I want to say thank you out there for being patient… Just to let you know I completed the 400 cookies in 2 days and feel great about it!  I think I have the “cookies in mass” technique down, so bring it! I left for Austin last week and...
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Golden Oreo Cheesecake Bars

The eternal debate. No, I am not talking about Good vs. Evil, Democrat vs. Republican or even Jolie vs. Aniston. Well, maybe Jolie vs. Aniston…but not today… I’m talking Chocolate vs. Vanilla. I mean, it truly is a hard choice…so many different factors play into the ruling… If it’s ice...
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