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Christmas Cookies + Icing Recipes

Christmas Cookies + Icing Recipes

It’s finally December!!! And that means it’s time to whip out the cookie cutters and turn up the Christmas music. This is my favorite time of year for baking. It’a all warm and cozy inside which makes you want to curl up with a tasty dessert, plus there’s a lot of family coming over, parties, and get-togethers with friends. These are the perfect cookies to make with friends. They’re fairly quick and easy and they taste so amazing! When I…

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Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls

Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls

This is legit the best cinnamon roll recipe in the whole world.  It might not be the easiest to make, but it’s SO worth it in the end!!! I went to a culinary camp at a local college this summer and I learned a ton of stuff!  One of the recipes we made was this cinnamon roll recipe.  I was delightfully surprised when they turned out at home just as good as they did at camp!  When I was first…

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Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Ice Cream Cake Recipe

It’s almost summer!!! (Woo hoo!)  And summer is basically another way to say “a time for eating ice-cream.”  So what’s better than an ice cream cake?! My little brother Benjamin’s birthday was a few weeks ago and he requested this cake.  I can’t believe he turned eight already!  It really does seem like only recently he was a little baby playing with Thomas the train and learning to play soccer.   For Benjamin’s birthday, we set up a small tent in our…

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2 Carrot Cake Jelly Roll Recipes

2 Carrot Cake Jelly Roll Recipes

I love carrot cake, so when I saw a carrot cake jelly roll recipe, I just knew I had to try it out!  People tend to think of carrot cake in the spring, but we really shouldn’t limit this delicious cake to just one part of the year!  Carrot cake is the perfect balance of flavor, sweetness, and creaminess with the cream cheese frosting.   I actually tried out two recipes for you guys.  The first one stuck to the…

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Easter Artwork ~ Happy Easter!!

Easter Artwork ~ Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter everyone!  I just wanted to share with you all two pieces of Easter artwork that I did this weekend.  I was going to do a DIY for you guys, but I forgot to take pictures while I was doing it. (Whoops!) So first is this Watercolor bunny inspired from Pinterest.  I saw one of  these and thought, Hey why not try to paint one of those!  It turned out super cute and I’m very happy with how it…

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Easter Cupcake Recipe

Easter Cupcake Recipe

It’s almost Easter!  And that gives us bakers more excuses to make yummy desserts!  This is the perfect dessert for every Easter or spring get-together, with a simple vanilla base, delicious cream cheese frosting, and chocolate shred and candy eggs topping.  (Scroll to bottom of post for recipe) My family doesn’t usually do anything special for Easter.  In fact, we usually do the same things we do every Sunday: go to church, come home and eat baked potatoes with chili…

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Foundational Guide To Realistic Drawing

Foundational Guide To Realistic Drawing

Realistic drawing may seem EXTREMELY hard to you, but if you just take it one step at a time and practice a lot, you can make beautiful pictures that look like photographs!  Now, I’m no expert on realistic drawing since I’ve only done it about 5 times total.  But I wanted to show you guys how I do realistic drawing and how simple it can be. Mine, as you can see, does not look perfect, nor does it look quite…

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OREO Cookie Balls Recipe

OREO Cookie Balls Recipe

If you love creamy, sweet goodness covered in a hard shell of chocolate, then this is the treat for you!  It only uses 3 ingredients: OREOs, cream cheese, and chocolate.  It’s amazingly simple!  Normally I don’t like making things with pre-made items, but this recipe is SO delicious that I don’t care!! So today is my brother’s birthday; he’s turning 14 already!!  He requested that I make these cookie balls since he loves them so much.  They’re super decadent, but…

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Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

I am a HUGE fan of cheesecake, but what’s better then mini, personal cheesecakes?!  They taste so good and the possibility of toppings is endless!  They look adorable too!  I’ve made these a few times; the most recent time, I topped them with blueberries, lemon zest, and homemade whipped cream.  It was so amazing, my brothers were begging me for more! For a fun valentines twist, you could easily make a cherry, strawberry, or raspberry sauce to top it with!   These are…

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How To Make a Valentines Hand Lettering Wall Art

How To Make a Valentines Hand Lettering Wall Art

  I cannot believe it’s almost February!!! And that means it’s almost Valentines day!  Today, I’ll be showing you how to make this beautiful Valentines wall art.  It’s so simple and easy, yet elegant, so I know you’ll love it!  So why don’t you get out your paper, pens, and make this thing! 1. Cut Out the Heart Template Taking a normal piece of paper, fold it in half and draw half of a heart on it with a pencil….

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