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Elegant Cakes – 2015 – August
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for August, 2015

Lemon Zucchini Cake

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Lemon Zucchini Cake is light, delicious and loaded with bright, lemony flavor. Enjoy it with a cup of tea for breakfast or snacktime – or both! When we moved into our new house in March, I became a tad bit obsessed with planning the landscaping. I think we called over 15 landscape designers and met with no less than six. Can we talk a [...]

Lord Of The Facepalms

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Brandon wanted a Bunko-themed cake with three dice on it.   Danielle asked for “Linda” in white icing.   Francie ordered a 50th birthday cake for a friend, noting that she wanted to pick it up “today.”   Kristin’s friend ordered a cake that was supposed to read “Happy Mother’s Day [...]

Spiced Blueberry Almond Granola (glut...

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This spiced blueberry almond granola is naturally gluten-free, 100% whole grain and dairy-free! Here’s a nice way to make the transition to fall for those of us who aren’t feeling so very autumnal yet. You’ve got your summer blueberries, but you’ve also got some cardamom, cinnamon and maple syrup for added coziness. I [...]

Hatch Chile Mac and Cheese

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Believe it or not, the first time I got my hands on Hatch chiles was at the end of last summer. While I had heard of them for the longest time, there wasn’t a grocery store near me that carried them when they were in season. Then, after moving about 30 minutes away the year that my husband and I got married, I finally found a grocery st [...]

Weekly Meal Plan #10

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Collaborative weekly meal planning. 8 bloggers. 6 meal ideas plus 2 desserts every single week equals one heck of a delicious menu!

Sunday Sweets: Your Favorite Phone Ga...

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Our phones have come a long way, my friends. Almost as far as today’s cake art! Who wants a slice of rotary-dial deliciousness?   Of course, these days our phones look more like this: We’ve also passed the point of using our phones for actual phone calls, and I for one couldn’t be happier. After all, what higher calli [...]

Loaded Potato and Chicken Casserole

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Make this Loaded Potato and Chicken Casserole tonight! Seasoned potatoes and chicken are baked together and then topped with plenty of cheese, green onions and bacon! #BaconMonth2015

The Weekend Dish: 8/29/2015

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Happy last-weekend-of-August! I hope yours is off to a fantastic start! I’m pretty excited about our Sunday dinner tomorrow – we’re going a little rogue and having a taco bar! It’s been ages since I’ve had tacos and I already can’t wait to dig in. As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the sit [...]

Jelly Donut Muffins

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Jelly Donut Muffins are a great way to start your day. With a jelly center and dusting of powdered sugar, these muffins are exactly what I want with my morning cup of coffee. I’ve never really thought of myself as a donut lover. Okay, aside from a warm, fresh-off-the-line Krispy Kreme, but I haven’t enjoyed that amazingness in ye [...]

Friday Favs 8/28/15

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Heather asked her bakery if they could add a unicorn to her cookie cake. They said – and this is a direct quote – “Yes.” “YES.” So just so we’re clear: the professional baking people said yes, they could add a unicorn to Heather’s cookie cake. NOOOOOOOOO   “Little did the princesses [...]

Golden Grahams S’mores Bars

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine. These Golden Grahams S’mores Bars make a great afternoon snack! Plus, get a free printable to help you get started collecting Box Tops for Education! #BTFE

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Fr...

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Savory Salami, Cheese & Herb Waff...

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picture A few years ago around the holidays, I was at my in-law’s house when my brother-in-law busted out a recipe he had found for waffles made with salami and cheese. We were all intrigued, and in the blink of an eye, my father-in-law took out the waffle maker and the batter was in the works. You’d be hard-pressed to find a grou [...]

Open Belly, Insert Foot

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Friends, countrypersons, CCC-makers (ptooie!): I’ve tried to be reasonable. I’ve tried to show you the appetite-killing effects of edible mommy bodies: I’ve tried to show you the cannibalistic undertones, the disturbing ramifications, and the flat-out creepiness of neck stumps and booby slices. I’ve even shared with y [...]

Save Big for a Bright Future!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine. This Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce is so easy to put together! Restaurant quality recipe! It’s perfect for chicken strips or nuggets! #TysonProjectAPlus

Mixed Berry Ginger Crumb Cake

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picture When it comes to berries, I have always been partial to strawberries and blueberries – I’ll eat them in cereal, in yogurt, by the handful and baked into desserts. I don’t buy a lot of raspberries and blackberries during the summer, but I’ve been craving a triple berry dessert recently. I bought the book Vintage [...]

The Dog Days of Dog Day

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It’s National Dog Day, wrecky minions! Now, I realize it can be difficult to celebrate dogs when cats are so OBVIOUSLY superior, but hear me out: 1) Dogs are people, too. Specifically, a kind of mutant Sheep People.   2) Today is the PERFECT day to show your dog-loving friends that you respect their life choices, and that you, too [...]