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Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 8/30/14

Happy long Labor Day weekend!  I hope you are all enjoying the last real summer hurrah with lots of family and friends.  Normally we’d be relaxing and going to the pool or beach, but we actually have a pretty packed weekend.  In fact, I’m trying not to get overwhelmed with all that I have going […]

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How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

How to make homemade vanilla extract, a great holiday gift or personal treat! *Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Beanilla.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. * I seriously love vanilla beans.  I tend to hoard them and save them for desserts that seem extra special and worth the high-end ingredient splurge, […]

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Peanut Butter S’mores Parfaits

Mini dessert parfaits layered with graham cracker crumble, peanut butter marshmallow mousse, milk chocolate ganache and toasted marshmallows! I haven’t posted any s’mores recipes for you this summer, I was waiting until I had something extra special.  These little parfaits… they certainly are that!  Peanut butter and milk chocolate play starring rolls, but the other […]

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Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 8/23/14

This week was definitely a good one!  I started out completely exhausted (these run-around weekends are a bit much for me these days) but was definitely recovered in time to start celebrating my birthday!  I turned 30 on Thursday but celebrations started on Wednesday when my sister and mom came up for a pool day […]

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Fudgy Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

This ice cream sandwich recipe is perfect for summer entertaining!  The brownie and ice cream combination is one of my favorites. Since it is my 30th birthday, I thought I should share a recipe that includes one of my favorite things in the whole world… ice cream (hello, obvious).  These Fudgy Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches were […]

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The 30 Best Ice Cream Recipes To Make WITHOUT an Ice Cream Maker

The 30 best ice cream reccipes that don’t require an ice cream maker! In case it isn’t obvious, I love ice cream.  Like, if I had to replace one meal a day with ice cream for the rest of my life, I think I could do that.  Besides, as I’ve discovered this summer, there are […]

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Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 8/16/14

Happy weekend!  This week actually flew by on my end… and that is exciting because my birthday is this Thursday!  While part of me wishes I could celebrate the big 3-0 with a big bottle of expensive champagne, the other part of me knows that this healthy baby inside of me is the best birthday […]

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10 Tips for Putting Together a Baby Registry

I’m no expert, but after being overwhelmed by baby registries I thought it would be useful to share some of what I learned! 1.  Ask a friend. My best friend had a baby a few months ago and I trust her judgment on baby products (and well, everything).  I knew that she would have a […]

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Vanilla Bean Bourbon Nectarine Bundt Cake (with vanilla bean caramel drizzle)

The summer’s best nectarines are cooked with vanilla bean and bourbon then folded into a delicious cake batter.  Of course the vanilla bean caramel sauce doesn’t hurt! Summer’s stone fruits are really peaking where we are.  I’ve had some super delicious peaches and nectarines in the last few weeks… I just can’t get enough of […]

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Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 8/9/14

First of all, I have to stop and say Happy Blog Birthday to me!  Apparently I published my first post FOUR years ago today (I’d link to it but after a couple of site moves it’s disappeared…).  I started the blog when I was a little lost with direction and needed something outside of work […]

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