Lemon Poppyseed Cake {with Cream Cheese Frosting}

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One of my goals for this blog is to give you simple recipes using basic ingredients that you most likely have on hand. I love browsing through exotic blogs and seeing all the gourmet dishes but half the time I don’t have 2 or 3 of the ingredients or the time to make it so I save the pin to my Pinterest board and often forget about it until a year or two later.

This cake is light and delicious with a touch of lemon and uses all basic ingredients (if you call heavy cream and cream cheese basic =)) so its the perfect go-to when your fridge is feeling empty. The raspberries are fresh from the freezer. Haha. And scattered in such a way that even your child could do this part! Continue reading “Lemon Poppyseed Cake {with Cream Cheese Frosting}”

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Healthy, Nutty Granola Bars

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This recipe comes to us from my sweet Mom-in-law. It is perfectly healthy and outrageously good. Packed full with all sorts of rich nuts, seeds, toasted oats, dried fruit, and the best part? PEANUT BUTTER! It has a strong peanut butter flavor so if you’re not a fan, back off, and let me enjoy these! =) Continue reading “Healthy, Nutty Granola Bars”

White-Chocolate Berry Cheesecake {frozen}

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This frozen cheesecake whips up in no time and is pretty enough for guests. There’s nothing I love more than when my house is filled with friends! Yesterday was one such day. We had three families for Sunday dinner and then a few friends for pizza in the evening. I love full, happy Sundays! Continue reading “White-Chocolate Berry Cheesecake {frozen}”

White-Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

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“Its the most wonderful time of the year!”

Christmas is just around the corner with all the joy that it brings. We’ll be taking the “sleigh” into my folks this year. It’ll be the first time we’re all together for at least a year and a half or two. So it’ll be a joyous occasion as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Every time I stop and think about what “Christmas” really is, I am in awe of God and how He sent His only Son into this sinful world as a babe. A helpless baby. I can’t quite wrap my mind around that concept, Jesus the Son of God as a baby. When did He realize who He really was? He sacrificed so much for you and I so that we could have a relationship with the Father. Continue reading “White-Chocolate Peppermint Truffles”

Cranberry-Pear Galette {with a hint of ginger}

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I have a whole bucket-list of recipes in my mind that I want to try someday. So I’m knocking them off one by one. Galettes (or Rustic Tarts as some people call them) have always fascinated me and I’ve been wanting to try them for a long time. Funny thing is, I discovered its kind of like a pie baked on a flat sheet instead of a round plate. I’ve never been very confident in my pie making abilities so I totally fell in love with these “rustic” tarts, because they don’t have to look perfect. In fact, they are not supposed to look perfect! Thats one of the things I love about them. You get all the flavors of a pie including a flaky crust without all the tedious things like trimming the edges just perfect. Continue reading “Cranberry-Pear Galette {with a hint of ginger}”

Fresh Peach Turnovers

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For some reason when I was typing turnovers it reminded me of the word turn-off. But let me tell you, these are no turn-offs! In fact, I think I’ll start calling them turn-ons! =) Haha. Does your relationship need some spicing up? Give these turn-ons a try! {let me know how they work!} Continue reading “Fresh Peach Turnovers”