Baking Fails: Cake Mix Pumpkin Cookies -- Inspirealoha.net

Baking Fails: Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies

When I was about 15 and in high school, I thought I wanted to be a baker when I grew up.  I started taking cooking classes in school and LOVED it. Cooking is so much fun and a great skill to have for life! One thing that I learned was that baking is a science. … Continue reading Baking Fails: Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies

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Five Minute Halloween Oreo Treats -- Mummy Oreos and Monster Oreo Pops -- inspirealoha.net

Super Quick Oreo Halloween Treats

I have a super quick and easy Halloween treat for you today.  It's so easy that your little one can help you make it, and if you flub up no one is going to know the difference. So quick, that if it's midnight and you forgot to make something for your kids Halloween party tomorrow, … Continue reading Super Quick Oreo Halloween Treats

Island Eats: Via Gelato

Ice cream is probably my dessert weakness. I've never really cared for pies, cakes, cookies, or cupcakes, but ice cream…I can never turn it down!  When I was pregnant, I swear I used it as an excuse to eat a bowl every night after dinner, for that I paid two fold.  I got gestational diabetes, … Continue reading Island Eats: Via Gelato

New York City Stops: Magnolia Bakery

I had honestly never heard of Magnolia Bakery until a friend of mine insisted that I go there and try the banana pudding.  When I went to New York recently, it was one of the first stops on my itinerary. Magnolia's started as a small bakery in the west village, and since has expanded to … Continue reading New York City Stops: Magnolia Bakery

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Recipe: Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Glaze

I hate pumpkin pie. I really do. I don't know what it is about it, but I absolutely do not like pumpkin pie.  I don't know if it's the texture, or the smell, but it makes me gag just thinking about it.  However, I will and do eat anything else that's pumpkin.  Pumpkin Crunch is … Continue reading Recipe: Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Glaze

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Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries with Fry Sauce

Fries are my best friend. Shoestring, crinkle, tater tots, fat, skinny, fresh or frozen, homemade or fast food, crispy, soggy, baked or deep fried. I love ALL KINDS OF FRIES. I have my favorites of course but, generally speaking I'm not fry racist. Unless they are old, old and cold fries are never good. While training … Continue reading Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries with Fry Sauce

Toaster Oven Chronicles: Tuna Casserole

I'm thoroughly convinced that you earn wings when you become a mother.  Not just when you give birth but from the moment you are pregnant.  Why?  1) you have a hangover that lasts for about 4 months on average.  2) you then have to deal with all the new and weird bodily functions that you … Continue reading Toaster Oven Chronicles: Tuna Casserole