LIFE IS TOO SHORT. EAT CAKE.

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A pinch of patience, a dash of kindness, a spoonful of laughter and a heaping amount of love.  A good life is a combination of love and cake.

Chocolate Ice Cream, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Ice Cream Recipe, Haagen Dazs Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipe

Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Swirl

One of my favorite ice creams in the known universe is the Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream by Haagen Dazs. I have had chocolate ice cream. I have consumed peanut butter ice cream. I’ve even eaten chocolate ice cream with broken up peanut butter cups in it. This ice cream, though – it’s the chocolate...

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Pork Pie, Hot Water Crust, English Pork Pie

English Pork Pie Recipe

This recipe goes to prove that you can wrap anything in a pastry crust and call it good.  My husband is from the UK – he’s an expat who desperately misses the food and dishes of his youth.  You can get a lot of the standard stuff here in the US, and there are even...

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hot water crust, dough, pastry

Hot Water Pastry Dough

Hot water crust is pretty yummy.  It’s flaky, crisp and crunchy while at the same time, it’s crumbly and somewhat flaky.  It’s a bit more dense than the usual tender and soft pie doughs.  This dough is typically used to make dough for recipes requiring a sturdy crust – like savory meat pies, chicken pot pie...

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Swirled Frosting, Cinnamon, Cupcakes, Snickerdoodle

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Cinnamon and Vanilla Swirled Frosting

I love a good snickerdoodle. Growing up, they were my favorite cookies. All of that vanilla and cinnamon goodness – it takes me way back to my childhood, like most things sweet and bad for me. For me? Snickerdoodle Cupcakes seem like a good substitute.

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Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Easy Cinnamon Coffee Cake

This one is EASILY my family’s favorite.  I could make one of these a week (… who am I kidding?  I could make TWO) .. and they would all be happy and would probably leave me alone for the rest of the week to do my thing.  I hear you – – I should probably...

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