Blueberry Tea Cake

blueberry tea cake

I must admit, my baking has been somewhat of a bust as of late. Last week I attempted a “healthy” oatmeal, banana, raisin cookie and it failed miserably. I was missing one of the ingredients and tried to make it work, and well, let’s just say it was intern level at best. I can’t promise […]

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Running in the Rain

I have a secret love for running in the rain. I think the positive association comes from all those years of spring soccer where field conditions allowed for overzealous slide tackles and everyone wanted to try their hand at goalkeeper. Why wouldn’t you? In the rain, balls either stopped dead in the box or you […]

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Baby Season

I think I’ll call this winter the season of babies. After all, in just a 3 month time frame, 4 of my closest girlfriends delivered (or are soon-to-be-delivering) 4 healthy baby girls. I don’t know what the odds of 4 friends having 4 girls 6 weeks apart are but I’m pretty sure we should have […]

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St. Patty’s Sweets…

I was a little early on the St. Patrick’s Day goodies this year as my mom’s birthday fell the weekend before and I wanted to have a small treat to surprise her when she came to visit. Enter the mom-loved cake ball bite! I’ve been practicing with my piping to create shapes to top my […]

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Blizzard Baking Binge…

> What does one do when she gets stuck inside her place for 48 hours thanks to the Blizzard of 2011? Well if you’re this girl, you bake, cook and experiment until you run out of ingredients (or are brave enough to walk the half-block to the grocery store). Then sit back and wonder what […]

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>Cute Little Cupcakes…

> I guess my love for baking and sweet treats has made an impression on my family. I was greeted with a lovely box of mini-cupcakes from local cake boutique, sugarbliss, yesterday in celebration of my birthday. While most might dig right in, I spent more time taking photos and admiring the cupcakes than actually […]

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>Chewy Cookie Cake…

> Birthdays mean cake, right? Well not for a cookie lover. I’m always up for a new challenge and when it came time to make a birthday cake for someone who prefers the cookie, I wanted to ensure that this homemade version was just as tasty as the greasy goodness that is the store-bought cookie […]

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>Owen Turns 4…

> While I missed the actual party, apparently lots of fun, sun and water sports filled my nephew Owen’s 4th Birthday Celebration this past weekend. Every year my sister gets the cake from a great shop in Springfield called Specialty Cakes. Here’s an ode to O’s birthday cakes thus far…Something to aspire to perhaps.

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>Maybe Next Year…

> My roommate sent me the link to this amazing cake after this year’s holiday. It’s amazing! I guess I’ll have to wait til next year to try it, but in the mean time it makes me wonder what other fun colors and patterns one could think up to surprise someone the next time they […]

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>A Garden Wedding…

> Looking for inspiration for a garden wedding? A friend of mine got married at a beautiful location in Chesterfield Missouri this month called the Butterfly House. She used a pink, purple and green color scheme that matched the lush landscaping surrounding the location. While, I didn’t get a lot of detail shots from the […]

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