Fresh Pumpkin Pie Recipe
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Fresh Pumpkin Pie Recipe

My daughter asked me to bake a pie, using pumpkin from the garden. So I googled it, found a recipe, and with some modifications (well, a lot of modifications), I did it. Ugly? Yes, but I’m sure yours will be prettier. Here’s the recipe I used (with some modifications.)  Mrs. Sigg’s Fresh Pumpkin Pie  It makes…

A Hello Kitty Cupcake Cake
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A Hello Kitty Cupcake Cake

Recently,  I posted about some cakes I decorated back in the day, so I thought I’d show you this Hello Kitty cake that my niece made this past weekend for her daughter’s birthday party. It’s cupcakes that she assembled into the Hello Kitty shape. She then iced over the whole thing. What a great idea!  No need to cut…

Simple Cake Decorating
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Simple Cake Decorating

Flashback 17 (update–now almost 25)  years!  My daughter’s first birthday was around the corner, and I wanted a Sesame Street cake for her party.  A friend of mine suggested I decorate the cake myself. She had been decorating cakes for years, and I immediately thought she was really overestimating me. I had never decorated a cake in…

Easy Peppermint Mocha
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Easy Peppermint Mocha

Just a quick post today to share a sweet idea with the coffee lovers.  It’s really simple, but so good. I’m sure many of you have done this already, but if not, prepare to be happy. I had been stopping (a little too often) by my favorite coffee shop to get a Peppermint Mocha.  Given how…

The Best Pumpkin Muffins
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The Best Pumpkin Muffins

Do you find yourself both welcoming and dreading fall at the same time?  Then I am right with you.   I love fall!  But, when I think of raking so many leaves (the first few times are fun…), and the impending doom of winter (well, not doom exactly, but winters here are so gray and long), I get a tiny bit…