First Trimester (plus) Update

Always wondering what it’s like in the first trimester of pregnancy? Want to know what to say when your friend says she is pregnant?  Read on for details!   Photos taken last weekend I know I’ve always been curious about other women’s experiences with pregnancy so I’ll be sharing some of mine on the blog […]

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The Best Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

Thick and chewy peanut butter cookies for peanut butter lovers only. Wow, thank you so much for the kind notes, tweets, Facebook messages, etc. regarding our big news!  We really didn’t tell anyone (other than our parents and siblings) until a week or so ago.  Let me tell you, that is one hard secret to […]

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Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 4/18/14

Last week’s “big news” was about TV.  This week, though, I have some actual real big news… Matt and I are having a baby!  I’m just over 14 weeks along (holy cow does that sound far now) and the past 9 plus weeks of keeping this a secret were some of the longest weeks I […]

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Peppermint Patty Stuffed Triple Chocolate Cookies

Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 4/12/14

This week was a big week for Matt and me… we cancelled our HBO / Showtime subscription and opened up a Netflix account.  Most of our shows are over for the season and I should be able to watch my shows on demand when we start them again (Nurse Jackie, True Blood….).  But Netflix is […]

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Pretty in Pink Buttercream Cups

These dark chocolate candy cups are filled with a delicious creamy buttercream. They are a gluten-free, no-bake treat for any occasion. Today’s post is exciting because I’m part of a huge group of blogging ladies celebrating Steph’s virtual baby shower! This sweet and talented blogger is due to have a baby girl in just a […]

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Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 4/5/14

Thank you all so much for the kind notes about my sister.  She and her boyfriend have moved into a new apartment and are doing well.  Some of their friends generously started a fund to help raise money for putting their lives back together.  It is amazing how kind and giving people can be.  A […]

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Fudgy Black and White Devil’s Food Cake

Four layers of rich chocolate cake filled with vanilla buttercream and covered in a luscious whipped chocolate buttercream. Not only is my mom an incredible baker, but she also happens to love cake.  Actually, love is probably an understatement and I’m not sure that “cake” accurately describes it.  Birthday cake is her favorite food group […]

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Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 3/29/14

While this week was uneventful for me, it’s hard to think about much other than my sister right now.  Her and her boyfriend got displaced by a big fire next to their apartment a few days ago.  Luckily it was during the day so neither one of them was home, but the place is a […]

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Salted Caramel Oreo Bars

Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 3/23/14

So for the last month or so I have had a ton of trouble sleeping.  I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep for hours, or, I just wake up before the crack of dawn and am then up for the day.  Sometimes I end up reading and […]

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Brown Butter Pistachio Cake with Candied Pistachio Topping

This brown butter pistachio cake is so moist and flavorful that no one will miss the buttercream! We celebrated my dad’s birthday last night so it was only fitting that I make him another pistachio treat.  Last year I baked these cupcakes which were a huge hit with everyone who tried them, but admittedly my […]

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