Cannoli Cake Recipe

This Cannoli Cake boasts all the best flavors of the Italian dessert in a delicious layer cake! Moist layers of ricotta cake studded with chocolate chips are held together by a fluffy and flavorful mascarpone buttercream.

Cannoli Cake Recipe

I have had the idea for this cannoli cake recipe bouncing around in my brain for a year. Over a year. Well over a year.

A long time. It took me a long time to make it. But, in reality, it didn’t take a long time to make. Does that make sense? It does to me. By the time I got around to making the cake I realized it took no longer than a regular layer cake. Oh, how the wheels of my mind turn.

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Giant Conversation Heart Cookie Cake

We’re turning the quintessential Valentine’s Day candy into a must-make dessert with this Giant Conversation Heart Cookie Cake. Enjoy!
Giant Conversation Heart Cookie Cake

A giant conversation heart cookie cake?! That doesn’t taste like off-brand, expired chalk with a hint of cherry cold medicine?! That’s actually made of cookie dough and filled with festive candy?!

Yes, that’s what we’re doing today.

Cooke Cake Slice

Although, you don’t need to do it all today. Or even in one day. I didn’t. I made the cookies and frosting one day, decorated it the next, delivered it to my mom the day after.

But, I highly, highly recommend doing it for Valentine’s Day. For someone you love. Maybe for your mom? Because if she’s even half as obsessed with cookie cakes as Melba is, she’ll go bonkers for this!

Cookie Cake
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Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry

Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry is a ridiculously easy and even more delicious weeknight meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes! Chock full of vegetables and good-for-you ingredients, it’s a wonderful way to start this year’s meal planning!

This dish right here? This Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry? It’s all you’ll need for dinner tonight. This week. This month. This year!

It’s SO good! Seth and I are obsessed for a multitude of reasons.

For one thing – it’ super flavorful! The sauce is made from the base of my go-to stir fry with a hefty dose of sweet Thai chili sauce thrown in (because we like a short cut on weeknights, ok?).

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Peppermint Mocha Bûche de Noël

I’m so excited! And I just can’t hide it!

I don’t know that I’ve been this pumped for a Tuesday since…well, I don’t know when!

But, today! This Tuesday! This Tuesday of Tuesdays is different.

This Tuesday I am victorious! This Tuesday I am triumphant! This Tuesday…I am sharing a Bûche de Noël with you!

Finally. After years of wanting to and trying to. After many unsuccessful attempts at Swiss Roll Cakes I have figured. It. Out.

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Pecan Lacey Cookies (& perspective)

These cookies may not look like much but let me tell you…

They were a pain in the ass labor of love.

Perspective. It makes all the difference. These cookies, for instance, could be seen as simple, passable, unimportant nothings compared to the more festooned Christmas cookies.

Or! They can be seen as complex, distinctive, and intriguing.

Perspective.

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Homemade Eggnog (& next year)

I remember such a specific Christmas when I felt I had it all together. My head was fully attached and on straight. Gifts were purchased in June and wrapped in November. The tree was bought and put up the day after Thanksgiving. The lights were on the house and lit every night.

Homemade Aged Eggnog Recipe

I sincerely wonder/hope/pray if my life will ever feel that way again. If the holidays will ever feel that way again. I have great hopes that they will. I understand this is just a busy season in our lives. I also understand that there are positives that can come from this time, that are coming from this time.

Homemade Aged Eggnog Recipe

I’m learning how to focus on what’s really important and let other things go.

I’m taking stock of what I already have and parting with things that no longer move or serve me.

Homemade Aged Eggnog Recipe

I’m getting a jump on planning next Christmas.

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