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Crazy Sweet Tuesday {Announcing Online BlogCon 2012}

Crazy Sweet Tuesday

Welcome to Crazy Sweet Tuesday, where I'm super excited today, and about more than just sugar! I have a huge announcement that I've been keeping from you. No, I'm not pregnant...but I do have a "baby" of sorts to share with you. Ashton, from Something Swanky Desserts & Designs, had this awesome idea awhile back. And we've been working together to make it happen. So, today we are announcing... Online BlogCon 2012! Online BlogCon is a fantastic concept: an online blog conference. Yes, online. No need to travel. No need to find a babysitter. No need to get out of your PJ's! Blog conferences have speakers, and so does Online BlogCon! Our "speakers" are from some of your favorite blogs: Cookies & Cups, Love from the … {continue reading}

Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows

Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows

A few weeks ago we had a power outage in our neighborhood. All the neighbors congregated out on the street and the evening became an impromptu party. Me? The second the power went out, until the second it came back on an hour later, I was gripped in the throes of an anxiety attack. Heart-racing, stomach cramping, worry-ladden anxiety. All because the power was out. I know, I'm special. Want to be my BFF? Let me give you some background. At our old house (a mile away from this one) the power would go out about twice a year. No biggie, right? Except that the power would go out for, on average, 17 hours. For no reason. No storm. No car crash. No "bees nesting in the transformer box" (um, hum, that did actually happen). 17 hours … {continue reading}

Whatever Friday

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Hey there party people! It's Friday! Did you have a good week? I hope it was fabulous! This week I... {Hey, if anyone can tell me why my ... are doing that weird thing, I'll make you a pie.} 1. Tried on my #rfr5k socks. As soon as I decided to tag-along with the group, I knew I needed their signature socks. Because, back in the day, I was Wonder Woman. And, darn it, it's time I started feeling that way again. Plus, they're cute. {And, OMG how much does Jordan look like me??} My race is on Sunday, the 9/11 Run to Remember in Sacramento. Are you racing this weekend? 2. Football started on Wednesday night. YAY! <Insert snarky face here.> I made *special* Pumpkin Muffins. And I gave you part 1 of the … {continue reading}

French Silk Pie Ice Cream {I’m a guest today.}

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Happy Thursday everyone! I know, bonus post, woo-hoo! I just wanted to let you know I'm guest posting today for Karen at Trilogy Edibles. Karen needed some extra help this week and I was happy to help, because, well, I love Karen. She's super nice, her cake decorating skills are awesome, and she married cookies and fudge. What's not to love? I made her some ice cream. That has pie in it, of course. So go on over, say hello, and read about my midnight exploits from back in the day. {Well, maybe not you mom. You may not want to know what I was doing late at night in high school. Just sayin'.} Ice cream is just better with crust. Trust me. Go on. You know you want the recipe. See you tomorrow, and thanks for … {continue reading}

Moving From Blogger to WordPress {The Why and What}

Moving from Blogger to Wordpress

Well, it's been a week since I made my move to Wordpress, and so far, so good. I've had a few kinks to work out, but I'm happy with the switch. I've gotten a lot of questions about why and how I moved from Blogger to Wordpress, and I want to answer those questions. I have a lot to talk about, so I think this will end up being a few part series, instead of one looooong post. There is so much that goes into making the switch: Why? How? When? What the heck do I do? What does it cost? I'm hoping I can answer some of those questions by telling you about my Wordpress experience. Before we start, I'll let you know that I did not have my site professionally designed. I used a (paid) theme and I changed it up to my liking. I did not do the … {continue reading}

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

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  Okay, so I kinda lied a little. Well, more like, omitted. These aren't just Pumpkin Streusel Muffins. They are Pumpkin Streusel BRAN muffins.   I figured the "bran" part would scare you away.   It doesn't taste like a bran muffin. I promise! I tastes like pumpkin goodness.   I know that many of you balk at the thought of bran muffins. I usually do too, except for this recipe. It's the one from the All-Bran box, and it's awesome.   My Nana (my dad's mom) introduced me to the All-Bran muffin recipe. From third grade until sixth, Nana watched me before and after school, and all day during the summers.It was from her that I learned not only about a loving grandparent, but also about how lunch … {continue reading}

Crazy Sweet Tuesday

Crazy Sweet Tuesday

Well hello friends! Welcome to Crazy Sweet Tuesday, where sugar rules the day. Did you all have a great Labor Day weekend? I hope so! We visited my parents' and then had a relaxing day at home today. Summer still has a hold on Mother Nature here in Sacramento. So it's still HOT when all I want to do is eat pumpkin treats, wear jeans and boots, and get a hot latte from Starbucks. I have a feeling I have a few more weeks (at least!) before we get relief. Oh well. I'll have to live Fall vicariously through all of you who live where Labor Day actually means Fall is coming! Now for the fabulous features from last week... Peanut Butter S'mores Bars by Back For Seconds. It's still summer here. I still want S'mores! Homemade … {continue reading}

Nutella Brownie Footballs with Peanut Butter Shortbread Crust

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Are you ready for some Football? Honestly? I'm not really. Football is just...not my thing. My husband? Is another story. Last weekend he did his annual boys' trip. He went to Arizona, where most of his "boys" reside. The point of his trip? Fantasy Football. If you remember last years' post, he's commissioner. He makes spreadsheets and graphs and watches NFL network like a crazy person in the weeks leading up to the draft. And, also, after, because God forbid Peyton Mannings' receiver gets hurt before the season starts. He actually won last year (go Merverts!) I hope that can be replicated this year. They play for money. (Mama needs a new camera.) Of course, I immediately thought about Football themed treats when he … {continue reading}

Whatever Friday

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Well. What a week! But it's FRIDAY people, yay! So, I'm late on getting this post written. Let's get started! This week... 1. I moved to Worpress. (Eek!) What do you all think? (That is, if you can see it. Sigh.) Overall, it hasn't been that bad of a move. There is a HUGE learning curve with Wordpress. And, I'm a stressball on a normal day...so the past four days I have been a little...um...crazy. There are still some bugs I need to work out but I'm hoping that by tonight at least everyone will be able to see it. {Speaking of bugs...if you've ever had an issue sharing posts to Facebook where no image showed up...please let me know what you did to fix it!} And I have to give a huge thanks to Lisa from Sweet 2 Eat Baking. … {continue reading}

Peach Pie Blondies & Marie Callender’s

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  I was a senior in high school in 1995. That's also the year that the Niner's won the Super Bowl and Alanis Morissette became a huge star. I loved Alanis. Like, totally crushed on her. One of my favorite songs of hers is Ironic. I think irony is funny. Lots of things in life are ironic. Like when you get home from the library and there is a message on your answering machine from them saying the book you have on hold is ready for pick-up. Or when you wash your car (or your dog) and then it rains. Or when you find the perfect little dress at Old Navy, and the only size they have it in is the one you wore before you started a food blog. Sometimes reeealllly good things come of irony. The day that I posted my … {continue reading}

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