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