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Happy Friday guys! I don’t know about you but I’m all like, “WHAT holiday break?” – same? I took some time over the holidays to give some thought to this little blog of mine – where I was, where I’m at, where I want to be. Will be sharing more soon but I’m thinking of…

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101: how to make gum paste decorations

Full disclosure: This post is not for you. It’s for me. Well, for me and my lovely friend Sara. It all started out simply enough. I wanted to make something a little different for Noah’s 3rd birthday. I had always admired the pretty gum paste decorations Sara used on her cakes and cupcakes, so I…

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favor-“ette”: tepee cupcake cones

If you’re looking for a fast-easy-ADORABLE-edible-centerpieceworthy-kidfriendly-Thanksgiving craft: I mean, COME ON PEOPLE! I fell in love with this tepee cupcake cones on sight and promise you that you will too – as they are foolproof and completely charming. Though this idea has been Pinterest-ed to death, a big shout out has to go to Ruthanne…

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favor-“ette”: a halloween candy tip

Got candy? Color me remorseful on November 1st. Every year. As I face down a trash can full of Butterfingers “fun size” wrappers I am reminded of why I don’t keep candy in the house. And it doesn’t help that Noah is not much of a sweets kid (I know – believe me, I know).…

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halloween “in the house”: blood splattered cookies

Ew. Yet, awesome. These cookies are so easy – and so much fun – that I suspect that you are already thinking about how quickly you’re going to be able to make them. The good news is that they’re super fast, too. All you need is a batch of sugar or shortbread cookies (homemade, slice-and-bake…

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balls, bites & bars: coconut-almond butter energy bites

In thinking about this month’s recipe, I wanted to see if I could get the ingredient list whittled down a bit – while still maintaining the goal of being raw/vegan/white-flour-free. And these little bites from Rootiful filled the bill perfectly. If you find some of these recipes to be a tad too sweet, you will…

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pop! goes my summer: biscoff popsicles

Warning: yogurt ahead. I say this because, well, yogurt? It’s my food kryptonite. Yes, I’ve used it in cakes, salad dressings, cookies and even pizza dough. But just straight up eating it? Like, with a spoon? Step back. Waaaay back (anyone here feel the same? Please tell me I’m not the only one). But as…

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d.i.y.: homemade magic shell

If I had known how easy it is to make your own magic shell – well, I would have done it a loooong time ago. While not a huge fan of chocolate, I love it frozen – and I especially love it frozen over ice cream, a la the shell. Many (many!) recipes abound for…

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