Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for July, 2016

Easy Meal Plan Sunday {Week 57}

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It’s that time of week Easy Meal Plan Sunday {Week 57} – sharing six meals, two desserts and a breakfast recipe. Your week just got a whole lot tastier.

Sunday Sweets Kicks It Old School

Sunday Sweets Kicks It Old School
Let’s talk piping, peeps. Because nothing shows off a baker’s talent – or makes our jaws drop – quite like this business right here: That’s a style known as Lambeth, named for Joseph Lambeth, who popularized it back in the 1930s.   You’ll know a Lambeth cake by its over-the-top frills and use of over [...]

PB Apple Chicken Salad Wraps

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This PB Apple Chicken Salad Wraps recipe makes a quick and delicious lunch idea. If you’re looking for a chicken salad that is a little different from the rest, you just found it!

The Weekend Dish: 7/23/2016

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Hello and Happy Saturday! What do you have going on this weekend? I’m undertaking a big kitchen project today – trying my hand at homemade French baguettes! I haven’t tackled a real, authentic recipe before and I’m thinking it would go well with the roasted corn and poblano soup I have planned for Sunday. Do you have a [...]

Fri Favs 7/22/16

Fri Favs 7/22/16
Some of my favorite new submissions this week:   I think I’m ready to start eating more fruit, you guys. I’ll, uh, have what she’s having.   Over at Epcot (the theme park, not our resident bunker) Disney recently replaced the old Maelstrom ride with a Frozen-themed one. This upset a lot of fans, of course, becaus [...]

Italian Chicken Chopped Tacos

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc., Circle Foods LLC, and Pinnacle Foods Group LLC. All opinions and text are entirely my own. Tired of the same boring tacos?! Switch it up with this Italian Chicken Chopped Tacos recipe! Ready in 15 minutes or LESS! #SummerGoodness

Slimer Cheesecake Parfaits

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Slimer Cheesecake Parfaits are layered with vanilla wafers, marshmallow cheesecake filling and pistachio pudding. They’re sure to be a huge hit for the Ghostbusters™ lover in your life! This is a sponsored post on behalf of Campfire® Marshmallows. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that continue to make My Bak [...]

But What If The Customers Are Nuts?

But What If The Customers Are Nuts?
Bakers, I want you to know that I know. I KNOW. Sometimes your customers are… weird. I promise I’ll keep this brief.   And hey, if someone with cash in hand asks you to draw Lebron James as an anesthesiologist, then by golly, you draw Lebron James as an anesthesiologist. I hear he’s a gas.   And if they want a [...]

Cantaloupe & Cherry Frozen Yogurt...

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These easy yogurt pops use fresh cantaloupe and cherries – so refreshing and an easy homemade treat! I have totally slacked in the popsicle department, which is a shame, because they are SO EASY! Aside from the banana popsicles I made last summer, it’s been YEARS since I went on a popsicle bender. I made these about a month ago so [...]

The Ten Funniest Name Goofs

The Ten Funniest Name Goofs
Names are tough – there are just so many weird ones out there – so I tend to cut bakers a lot of slack when it comes to misspelling them. But I’m pretty sure these birthday kids weren’t so understanding: “…and that’s how Bobby got his nickname! Now, you two kids get going, and have a nice prom!” [...]

Red Polka Dot Wedding Cake

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I am a huge fan of all things polka dot. There is something so fun and yet classy about those polka dots. Plus, it’s fun to say (and type) polka dot. While my favorite polka dot combo is black and white, I am loving today’s wedding cake featuring red and white polka dots! This three-tier cake features square tiers accented by red [...]

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

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These Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are so easy to make at home – the meat is super tender and, most importantly, they’re ultra cheesy! Let’s talk about these AH-mazing Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, shall we? I’ve been making these for years, and after putting an additional cheesy twist on them that took the sandwich [...]

The Truth Hurts. Have Some Cake.

The Truth Hurts. Have Some Cake.
Because this is the kind of thing I do to amuse myself.             And this last one doesn’t really fit, but it’s the ultimate birthday Truth Bomb:   Thanks to Candice J., Audra M., Katie W., Katherine K., Deborah F., the L family, & Kimberly B. for reminding us the truth hurts some [...]

Tropical Ambrosia Salad

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Baking Basics: Common Baking Substitu...

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Baking Basics is back! A few weeks ago I asked for feedback on what you would all like to see featured in future Baking Basics installments, and the response was overwhelming – you wanted substitutions! While I am always a staunch advocate of cooking or baking a recipe exactly as written the first time through before attempting substitu [...]

Easy Homemade Ricotta Cheese

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If you’re thinking that homemade ricotta cheese is too complicated or time-consuming to make, I swear – it’s not! You don’t need any special equipment other than a thermometer and you probably already have all three ingredients in your refrigerator. I’ve been trying to eat more organic food recently and when it came ti [...]

The Cake Wrecks Ink Blot Test

The Cake Wrecks Ink Blot Test
We need modern tools for a modern age, minions. That’s why I’m proposing we throw out the passé Rorschach ink blot test for psychological evaluation… and use cakes instead.   “SO… [clicking pen, pushing up glasses, consulting clipboard]… “Tell me. “What do you see?” “I& [...]

Symphony Bars

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I revamped this old recipe to use my favorite plain blondie recipe as a base, then topped with melted Hershey’s Symphony bars. Have you heard of Symphony Bars? Amazingly, I had never of them before receiving an email from a reader, Cathy, who shared her recipe with me but said she found the base layer to be dry and wondered if I could [...]