the great pumpkin

One of the best (and maybe sometimes the worst) part about the holidays is all of the food. Good for our spirits…bad for our waistline. As I may have mentioned before I baked some pumpkin bread for my husband’s graduate student potluck dinner and to bring home for my in-laws. I baked some around Halloween […]

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fortune dinner rolls

Last year I braved making my own dinner rolls from scratch for Thanksgiving. Why would I subject myself to that when the stomachs of 30 people were depending on me? Especially when I had never baked with yeast before? You tell me. But by some twist of fate, or by a super easy, delicious roll […]

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chocolate chip nutella stuffed cookies

I made these cookies for a pre-Thanksgiving potluck with my husband’s graduate school friends. They are a bit time intensive, but they were a hit at the party! Super rich, so you may only be able to eat one (not normally something you say when talking about chocolate chip cookies, but trust me on this […]

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texas fight

UT has an away game against Ole Miss today at 8:15 pm. Get your horns up, and have a great weekend! Longhorn sugar cookies I made for last weekend’s game watching party. Obviously I had a little trouble getting that burnt orange color with my food coloring. But, they were delicious. -wonderland sam

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cake balls

This past week my sister and I attended a baking class on cake balls at Make It Sweet (originally All in One Bake Shop). We purchased the Groupon almost a year ago, and it was about to expire, so we had to sign up for a class quickly! I originally wanted to take a decorating […]

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busy bee

I have been a busy bee this month. September has included the start of the UT football season, my birthday, and many fun times with friends (including a weekly tradition of $2 bowling and catching Sunday matinee movies at the theater, which by the way, go see The Help. You’ll thank me later). I can’t […]

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bananas in pajamas

Or bananas in bread. I finally got around to baking a loaf of banana bread…it only took me 10 rotten bunches of bananas later to throw them in a mixing bowl instead of in the trash. This recipe is so simple, so good, and so perfect when you have these fruits just rotting away in […]

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better late than never

I know I have been absent way too long. I’ve been busy working more hours, keeping up with house cleaning and Kipling, and just plain relaxing. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy in the kitchen trying out new recipes. One of the joys of cooking is that often a recipe results in way […]

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strawberry cool whip cake

Vacations always come at exactly the right time but unfortunately never last long enough. My Fourth of July weekend consisted of jet skiing, tubing, and boating at the lake, sitting poolside and swimming, grilling, and just vegging out watching TV. It was relaxing and exhausting at the same time and included more than enough food. […]

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red velvet cake

I have baked red velvet cake before, but this was my first time with a new recipe (from Better Homes and Gardens). I couldn’t find my food coloring, so this was more like brown velvet cake. Woops. But instead of buying a boxed mix and spending time decorating a cartoon atop the cake, I decided […]

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