Strawberry Mousse with Coconut Whipped Cream and Sweet Strawberry Sauce

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Happy Monday everyone! I am in a super extra happy mood today for 3 fabulous reasons! 1. I started drinking caffeine again. This is maybe the only reason I am happy at 6:00 am. 2. I leave for New York City in 6 days! 6 DAYS! I can almost taste the bagels...hear Daniel Radcliffe prancing around Broadway... And the main reason.... 3. I am guest posting over on Carol's fabulous blog, Ditch the Wheat! If you haven't checked her out already... DO IT. She is the queen of low carb and gluten-free. … [Read more...]

15 Minutes Waffle Cookies with Strawberry Raspberry Whipped Cream

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Waffle cookies are either the most genius idea ever or the absolute worst idea ever. In a total of about 15 minutes - start to finish- you can have freshly baked warm waffle cookies. Which means that in about 20 minutes you can also consume about 25 waffle cookies. See? Best idea - cookies in seconds... Worst idea - cookies in  mouth in seconds... I'm going with best idea. Definitely best idea. I mean, how cool is it that you can make cookies in a waffle iron?? Besides the fact that these … [Read more...]

Jelly Filled Doughnut Muffins for Fat Tuesday!

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Happy Pączki Day! My grandpa would be so proud of me.... I'm half Polish which means that every year on Fat Tuesday we get to eat jelly doughnuts (I mean technically they're called pączek, but we're kind of pseudo-American-Polish (and Italian! Sorry Mom...) so we get these delicious American (oops) doughnuts from our downtown shop. Pączek are just like jelly doughnuts- they're yummy fried sweet dough filled with preserves or cream and usually sprinkled in powdered sugar. Sound familiar? It's … [Read more...]

Strawberry Thumbprint Cornbread Muffins

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Omygoodness. If you love to bake you need to grab a copy of The Sono Baking Company Cookbook. I've blogged a few posts already on their recipes and I swear every time I bake something new it becomes my new obsession. ....Melt-in-your mouth double chocolate cookies, rich fudgy chocolate chunk brownies, smooth chocolate cream pie, decadent caramel bread pudding....yum yum and more yum. I hope you renewed last years gym membership because you're going to need it.... I've made these strawberry … [Read more...]

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

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  So I know this post is really about these awesome strawberry cheesecake cupcakes  (seriously! Mmm..), but first, have you seen this youtube clip?? Its of these two little British girls on the Ellen Show....rapping. In pink tutus. And tiaras. Click on the link at the top! And they're only  like 6 or 7 (actually I really have no idea, I made that up) and they rap with Nicki Minaj and it is hilarious... and they're good! Seriously good! They're at the age when kids are usually still in … [Read more...]

Sour Cream Pound Cake with Whipped Cream and Berries

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[typography font="Delius" size="22" size_format="px"]Secret Ingredient of the Month: Egg Beaters[/typography] So I'm excited to announce a new monthly feature I'm starting, called,  "Secret Ingredient of the Month". These posts will be devoted to sharing sneaky substitutions to lighten up your baking and pack some extra nutrition into your cooking. I'm going to pick one healthy ingredient every month to highlight and show you various recipes you can use it in to create truly delicious (and … [Read more...]