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    3 Ingredient Banana Cookies

    I came across a recipe called "Three Ingredient Banana Cookies." I thought, okay, really? Only three ingredients? Banana cookies?! Worth a try! So I made them, anticipating that I wouldn't like them. However, I really was surprised at how easy and delicious they were! Here's the recipe...
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    Happy Valentine's Day! Did you bake anything special?

    Happy Valentine's Day! Did you bake anything special for your loved ones? I made chocolate chocolate chip cupcakes for my family and for my neighbors. It was a special treat to hand them out this morning, and everyone seemed surprised and really enjoyed them. I also made heart shaped chocolate...
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    Fondant

    I have never worked with fondant before. Is it difficult? What is the best way to start out using it and how do I go about making it? Do you buy it or make it yourself? What have been your experiences? I would love to try it out. Any advice?
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    Baking Substitutions

    Often times while baking, I need to make a substitution with my ingredients. I found an awesome go-to web site that has truly helped me in the past so I thought I would share it. Here it is: http://www.joyofbaking.com/IngredientSubstitution.html
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    Chocolate Chocolate chip Muffins

    My family loves chocolate! For Valentine's Day, I'm making chocolate chocolate chip muffins for my family and some of my neighbors. This morning, I got out my recipe to make a shopping list to ensure I will have all the ingredients I need. I thought while I have my recipe out, I will share it...
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    Are there any baking ingredients that bother you?

    Are there any baking ingredients that annoy/bother you? There are certain ingredients that some people just do not like. Perhaps the color, texture, taste, or even smell of certain ingredients bother you. For my husband, he can not stand the texture or taste of coconut. He says he can't explain...
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    Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    My sister made amazing cake batter chocolate chip cookies! I thought they were absolutely wonderful! She made them for all of the teachers at her daughter's school. Have you ever had them before or made them? They are fantastic! Very sweet! But very tastey! Here's her recipe: Ingredients: 1 1/4...
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    Cream Cheese Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting

    My grandma used to make the most amazing, moist cream cheese cake. Recently, my mom found my grandmother's recipe. Here it is! :) Ingredients: 1 cup and 2 tbsps butter, softened 6 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 1/4 cups sugar 6 eggs 3/4 tsp vanilla 2 1/4 cups cake flour Directions: In a large...
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    Favorite Ice Cream Toppings?

    What are your favorite ice cream toppings? Do you like chocolate syrup? Warm, gooey hot fudge? Sprinkles? Nuts? Cherries? Crushed cookies? Chocolate chips? Fruit? The list goes on and on....what do you like to top your ice cream with? For me, it depends on the kind of ice cream. If I am having...
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    Easy and Delicious Icing

    I have a simple, go-to cookie icing that my family loves! It is perfect for sugar cookies! I use it all year round, not just for holiday cookies. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup milk pinch of cream of tarter 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 package powdered sugar (sifted) Directions: Melt the...
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    Pie Crust

    Do you have a favorite pie crust? Do you like to make your pie crusts homemade, or do you prefer buying them at the store? What is your go-to pie crust recipe? I usually use a very basic pie crust recipe but I do alter it from time to time. I really love the convenience of store-bought pie...
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    On Vacation, do you cook?

    When my husband and I go on vacation, we love to go out to eat. We like to try the local resturaunts, and experience the culture and atmosphere of where we are at. Recently, my husband's job asked him to go to another state for a week to do a job. I decided to tag along. We decided to turn his...
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    Cake Mess-Ups

    Have you ever ordered a cake, only to receive it and it is not at all what you wanted? Like pictured, the cake decorator got the message very wrong. (This is not my picture, I found it on-line.) I find these kind of mistakes very laughable, but can you just imagine how you would feel if it...
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    Odd Cakes

    I definitely have a sense of humor, and I love a good laugh. However, for me personally, I feel like these cakes are just too odd for me. What do you think about odd or different cakes? Do you think they are fun and should be embraced? Or do you think more tradtional cakes are the way to go...
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    3 Ingredient Chocolate Cake

    My sister recently gave me a recipe for a 3 ingredient chocolate cake. It is a loaf cake, so you actually bake it in loaf pans. I haven't made it myself just yet, but I did try a piece of the cake she made. It was very good! She said it was incredibly simple and easy to make. Here's the recipe...
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    Awesome Pie: Only 3 ingredients

    I found a really simple recipe for pie that only has three ingredients, yes, you read that correctly, 3! Ingredients: Oreo Pie crust Oreo ice cream Cool whip Directions: Let the ice cream sit out for about 20 minutes so it gets kind of soft. Once the ice cream is a little mushy, mix the entire...
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    Easy Smores Bars

    I came across a delicious and easy recipe for smores bars! I made them this past week and they were wonderful! My family loved them! Here's the recipe: Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Butter 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Cup Flour 1/2 Cup Graham Cracker crumbs 2 Cups Mini Marshmellows 1/2 of a 12 oz. package of...
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    Oven Mits

    I have several oven mits! I have some hanging on my wall, some stuffed in a drawer, and some in a cabinent. I usually get them as ge oven mits around Christmas time from friends who know I love to bake. I have burned through my fair share of them. (Yes, I really mean I have burned them on...
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    Babycakes

    Babycakes is a brand of cake makers that make minature versions of cakes, cupcakes and other sweet treats. (Some people have described them to be similar to Easy Bake Ovens for kids.) Some of the makers they sell are: Cupcake Makers Cake Pop Makers Dog Treat Makers Donuts Makers Pie Makers...
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    Easy Oreo Cake

    This recipe is super easy to make! It requires ZERO baking! It is perfect for a simple dessert! Ingredients: Oreos Milk Cool Whip Chocolate syrup What to do: Lightly dip each oreo individually in milk. Then lay the cookies flat in a 9x13 pan. Cover the oreos in cool whip. Layer another...
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