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Quick and Easy Frozen Yogurt

August 23, 2012


We eat a lot of yogurt. Let me rephrase that. We used to eat a lot of yogurt. In Germany, this was a common afternoon snack for our children. But this summer, with the temperatures over 100 in El Paso, I’ve favored fresh veggies and fruit – finger food type things that have very little […]

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Homemade Shamrock Shakes… with Schnapps!

March 3, 2012


Remember the other day when I was tweeting, pinning, and therefore understandably craving Shamrock Shakes? Here’s the problem. McDonald’s in Germany? Yeah, they don’t make Shamrock Shakes in March over here. WHAT?!??!!? Now don’t get me wrong. I looooove me some McDonalds in Germany… Chilli seasoned fries… and Nutella Crossants… and their Lattes to go… […]

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Addicted to Nutella, Pie, and Instagram

January 24, 2012


So the other day a friend of mine left me a lovely link on facebook to a Nutella Recipe. YAY! Which led me to a website stating that yesterday, January 23rd, was National Pie Day. WAIT. just. a second. Did someone forget to send me the Memo?!?! (or is it under the stack of papers […]

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Pumpkin Spice Cake with Homemade Cream Cheese Icing

January 7, 2012


Confession #1 This amazing cake was a product of only two things. The beautiful marriage between a box of Spice Cake mix and half a can of Pumpkin Puree. Confession #2 Instead of using a proper Bundt Cake pan to make a proper Bundt Cake… (Because proper King Cakes are supposed to be an oval.) […]

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Easy cake mix pumpkin muffins

December 3, 2011


I’ve been hearing here and there about pumpkin muffins made simply with cake mix and puree pumpkin. So I set about an experiment the other day with Ms Betty and Mr Duncan as contestants. Each performed beautifully in the taste category. However I thought Ms Betty (left) did much better in the beauty pageant category. […]

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Optimus Prime Transformer Pumpkin Pie

September 30, 2011


Becoming a mother has been one of the most challenging occupations in my life. It has encouraged me to be more patient that I ever imagined… To push my endurance on long nights with feverish little ones… And expand my¬†creativity to include pie crust masterpieces… And there is a lot more where that came from… […]

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Apples, Snickers, and Cool Whip – Oh my!

August 24, 2011


If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you might have noticed more than a few references to an “Operation Clutter is going Down” project. ¬†With family coming to visit and school about to start, I carried approximately half of my basement storage room into our spare bedroom. Unfortunately, this means the room has been […]

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WALLE Birthday Cake

June 17, 2010


This week on Life as a Mom, Miss Jessica is hosting a Birthday Cake Roundup! I thought I would dust off some archives and share the Wall-E Cake I made for Jacob’s 4th birthday! Did you know – when you Google “walle cake” there are over 841,000 images. Here is what I used for my […]

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Sailboat Bon Voyage Cake

May 25, 2010


  A friend of mine is moving in the next few weeks so I decided to make her a cake!  Searching for ideas, I stumbled onto this amazing Bakery in Australia “A Piece of Cake” and I fell in love with the sailboat birthday cake…. So I decided to give it a try! First I […]

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Better than “you know what” Brownie!

February 28, 2010


Yeah – You’ve heard of the BTS Cake? Well this my dear friends is the BTS Brownie! Ok well – really it’s a recipe from Nestle… And they call it the Layers of Love Chocolate Brownie… But after making it and eating almost the entire thing by myself… I have decided to call it the […]

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