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Elegant Cakes – 2015 – October - Page 2
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for October, 2015

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These chocolate chip cookies are an adaptation of the famous NY Times chocolate chip cookies; they are thick, chewy and loaded with chocolate chips! As in, my favorite right now. Well, actually, favorite for the last couple of years. If you’ve been following along for any length of time, you know that I lived and died by the thick and c [...]

Sunday Sweets and Halloween Treats!

Sunday Sweets and Halloween Treats!
Halloween is next weekend! Quick! FIND A CUTE MUMMY CAKE. Well, that’s a wrap.   Or perhaps you prefer a slightly spookier Sweet: Quoth the raven: “Ok, but just one more slice.”   Some witchy silhouettes and a fantastic use of tissue paper “flames”:   And this chocolate sculpt is fiendishly [...]

Date Night with Endless Shrimp!

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The Weekend Dish: 10/24/2015

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Hello weekend, nice to see you! I hope your weekend is off to great a start! We hit up a local orchard yesterday afternoon for pumpkins (and kettle corn, ahem). We’ve had a couple of gorgeous cool, sunny fall days and it was great to take advantage of one! What do you have planned for the weekend? As always, you’ll find a recap of what [...]

Friday Favs 10/23/15

Friday Favs 10/23/15
Some of my favorite submissions this week:   Did any of you celebrate Bosses Day last week? How about Boner Day? [insert obligatory 'head of the company' joke here] Granted, some of us celebrate Boner Day every day, AMIRITE? HEYOOOOOOOOoh stop looking at me like that, John.   It’s been one year since Kate’s heart sur [...]

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Fr...

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Pastitsio

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A classic pastitsio recipe – layers of ziti pasta with a beef and lamb sauce, bechamel and loads of cheese! Since we started hosting Sunday dinners at our house, the menu has been quite varied – some weeks we go the traditional Italian route (i.e. pasta/meat/potatoes/salad), one week I had a taco bar, we’ve had cookouts, BB [...]

CAKES TO CAP IT OFF

CAKES TO CAP IT OFF
YOU’RE BEEN ASKING FOR YEARS:       AND NOW IT’S TIME TO GET WHAT YOU’VE BEEN ASKING FOR FOR YEARS… BECAUSE TODAY IS NATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!   HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY   CAPS LOCK IS GREAT FOR CONVEYING ENTHUSIASM   AND FOR MAN CAKE (THIS IS NOT A CAKE FOR A WOMAN! IT [...]

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donut Holes

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Gluten-free pumpkin donut holes are rolled in cinnamon sugar and are generously spiced. They’re tender and perfect for breakfast or brunch. It’s only the beginning of October but I’ve already read some comments around the blogosphere about how people are tired of pumpkin. I really hope you all aren’t because for me, O [...]

Ghost Taunters

Ghost Taunters
“Hello and welcome to Ghost Investigator Dudes. I’m Brad Johnson, a frat boy jock who isn’t afraid of ANYTHING and enjoys taunting the afterlife by yelling challenges into empty cellars. “With me are Joey…” “Yo!” “…and Mike.” “Yo!” “Today we’re here at t [...]

Chocolate Football Cupcakes (vegan, d...

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These moist chocolate football cupcakes have a simple chocolate fudge frosting, naturally dyed green coconut grass and a chocolate peanut butter football truffle on top! Can be made 100% whole wheat or with all-purpose flour. Football season has arrived! Whether or not you enjoy watching football, I think we can all agree that tailgating food [...]

Iced Blueberry Scones

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These Iced Blueberry Scones make the perfect accompaniment to breakfast!

Cornbread Muffins

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These savory corn muffins are loaded with corn flavor and are the perfect accompaniment to chili or your favorite stew. This past Sunday, we were a super small crowd for Sunday dinner – just myself, my husband and my father-in-law (and Joseph, of course!) – and the weather had been downright frigid. We saw snowflakes on Saturday&# [...]

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

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This Pumpkin Spice White Russian will make you so happy it’s Fall. Cheers to chillier temperatures! I am one of those people. Which I’m sure you know by now. Pumpkin spice anything? It’s my jam. From October 1st until December 1st, I’ll make anything and everything in my life a festival of the warm, fall flavors we lo [...]

Easy Meal Plan #17

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Collaborative weekly meal planning. 9 bloggers. 6 dinner ideas, one weekend breakfast plus 2 desserts every single week equals one heck of a delicious menu!

Yes, Bakers, You CAN Be Creepy!!

Yes, Bakers, You CAN Be Creepy!!
Here’s something I never understand: every Halloween, the one time when bakeries are SUPPOSED to make scary and/or disturbing cakes, suddenly THIS is their idea of creepy: Whoa. Hide your kids.   Meanwhile, every OTHER time of the year, bakeries are doing this:   And this:   And this: (PLEASE tell me there are some Su [...]

Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze

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These pumpkin scones are a copycat version of Starbucks’ pumpkin scone; they are warmly spiced and topped with two sweet glazes – one plain and one spiced. This pumpkin scone recipe has been on the site for nearly six years and it was in desperate need of a revival and facelift! These scones were the result of a reader requesting [...]

You Oughtta Be In Pictures

You Oughtta Be In Pictures
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