Autumn Bread

Autumn Bread is an ultra moist fall treat that’s a combination of zucchini bread, banana bread, and carrot cake! So much to love!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark

 Did I ever tell you about the time I almost got arrested? Thought that’d get your attention!! ok, let me break it down for you… My long-time best friend came up to NJ for a visit from Austin, like she does once or twice a year. We were freshman college...
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Lemonade Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

This Lemonade Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting is an all time favorite recipe!  So Easter is over…did it seem like the holiday that would never get here? Although I had, what seemed like, endless time to prep of course there I sat at 9:30 Saturday night stuffing eggs for...
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Rice Krispie Treat Pizza

So, I was told to “act my age” this morning. The disher of the advice was my 7 year old son. He told me this as I was playing air guitar. That’s normal, right? Air guitar in the morning? It’s a strange phenomenon when you go from being the only...
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Stuffed Brownie Truffles

Ok, you need make these. Not because they’re yummy. Not because they’re cute. But because they are EASY! I promise.  The hardest part here is the dipping in the candy coating.  But lucky for us, these truffles are wearing a cover up…pretzels. The pretzels are like your favorite beach sarong…there...
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Pretzel Crusted Key Lime Squares

I went to my first ever karaoke party on Saturday night. It was an…experience. I learned there are karaoke “types”: Type 1: The practiced songstress.  She sings beautifully, has clearly done this before and even has a “signature song” Type 2:  The “in-on-the-joke” singer.  This person gets up, knowing that...
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Eye Candy

I’m gonna keep the verbiage to a minimum here because there are going to be lots of pictures. Pictures of stuff I have made and haven’t posted. Enjoy… Here are some tries at fondant… A baseball cake for a little guy’s birthday.  The hat is made from rice krispie treats...
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Snickerdoodle Pie

This Easy Snickerdoodle Pie is so easy and delicious! Can be whipped up in just a little bit of time!  I’m gonna gripe. If you don’t want to hear it, please fast forward to the tasty recipe below. If you’re on-board to listen to my diatribe, please carry forth.  Today’s...
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Counting Sheep

There comes a time in your life when you realize you’re “older”. Not gonna say “old”. But “older” is accurate. My time happened a few weeks ago at the birthday dinner for my very dear friend. After a dinner soaked with wine she decided that it would be fun to...
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Pudgy Cake

Pillsbury Cake Redux. This cake was inspired by a few different things…first and foremost by the cool Pillsbury products I received in the mail (that you can get too) AND by haters. I have to admit to you, I kinda love haters. I mean if you have people who take...
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Funfetti Brownie Cake

Here’s a little video on how to make and decorate a Funfetti Brownie Cake! Here are the details of the cake I just made in case you’re super lame and didn’t watch my Emmy Award winning clip: Bake 1 box Funfetti cake mix in 2, 9″ round pans according to...
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Samoa Popcorn aka German Chocolate Popcorn

 My name is Shelly and I am a snack food-aholic. Honestly, I believe that I could omit the 3 standard meals that one should eat and only eat the in-betweens. My son has just learned about all the food groups and is thus very conscience of when I am not...
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Cookies and Cream Cookies

Can we talk? I had a break up. I’m not gonna lie, it was kinda serious. It’s hard when you finally realize something you have been living for is not going to work out.  All the dreams you had are just…gone. The relationship was dysfunctional.  Full of mocking and chiding....
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Valentine’s Pencils

 Didn’t you know Valentine’s Day and pencils go hand in hand? Well, you need a pencil to write the card you’re gonna give to your sweetie, right?  Because if you’re anything like me you write, second-guess, erase, rewrite, third-guess, erase, rewrite and so on and so on… So I declare...
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Swiss Meringue Buttercream Recipe

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Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies

So, I was in Target last week. Nothing unusual about the visit. Had the normal things on the list: toothpaste, chicken nuggets, socks… I did, however, pick up a few items that were a little, um..personal. So when check-out time came I tried to pick my lane wisely…you know what...
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Hot Chocolate Krispies

 Well, it’s another snow day in the Northeast. Dude, this weather is getting really sucky. The kids are home from school again and while I love the little buggers, they have confiscated my itouch, played every board game known to man, built 13 different “forts” (with my good pillows) and...
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The Snow Day Rule

Today it is snowing. You guys know the rule about snow days, right? Here’s the super mathematical equation: Snow Day = Eat Day. (SD = ED) Baking, slow cooking and basically sitting around all day thinking about what I can eat next are my past times of choice when under...
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