What’s for dessert – Carrot Cake

My husband, in the 9 years that we have been together, has only ever asked for 2 kinds of birthday cake: black forest and carrot.  I was on the hunt for the perfect carrot cake recipe and my good friend Joleen gave it to me.  It's now my go-to cake for the girls' birthdays as well.  It's always delicious and I've never had a complaint about it...or any plates returned that weren't licked clean.  Of course, I'll include the cream cheese icing recipe as well! Carrot Cake Ingredients  4 Read more [...]

Rowan is one!

Today my little baby became a toddler.  We started out the day by taking a picture of Rowan in the birthday shirt that I made for her with her little chipmunk that we've used as a growth marker over the year: Rowan - with more than a little help from her big sister - opened a few presents, and then it was time for her birthday play date.  The kids (our good friends that we see every week, usually multiple times) all played for a while, then the 'big kids' did crafts and then it was finally Read more [...]

The Looneyspoons Collection (giveaway)

  I'm a longtime fan of Janet and Greta Podleski.  Some of my most frequently requested recipes come from their cookbook "Eat, Shrink and Be Merry" (try the Girl-Guy cookies and add about 1/4 cup of whole flax seeds for crunch - you can thank me later).  I was excited to see that their latest creation, "The Looneyspoons Collection" features many of  the recipes that I have made and enjoyed in the past, but they have been updated and 'healthified'.  Lots of nutritional information has changed Read more [...]

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