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

Posted on August 16, 2014

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 present I could ever wish for.  It’s all sorts of cheesy and cliché, and I certainly never understood the emotions until I was pregnant, but all of it truly is a miracle.  Every day now Matt and I talk about how much we can’t wait to start this new stage of life with our baby boy.  There of course will be many challenges, but I can’t wait to be able to cuddle him as much as I want and I’m pretty sure Matt can’t wait to have a new playmate (I have a feeling this boy will be an early golfer).  Of course I want him to stay put at least a few more weeks so that he is ready for the world, but the more he kicks and the more I sense that I’m getting to know his personality, the more excited I get to see his face.  The gradual increase in discomfort may or may not be a part of that as well…

My productivity in the kitchen is definitely slowing down a bit.  On days when I’m busy doing other things, it’s harder to muster the energy to bake and I’m really trying to listen to my body.  The recipes I am making time for, though, are really turning out great.  I can’t wait to share this one in a few weeks!  It’s going to be an extra delicious fall.

Now for this week’s updates:

Most popular recipe/blog post:  How to Make Salted Caramel Without a Candy Thermometer

How to Make Caramel Sauce 2

Five favorite things I pinned all week:

Baked Whole Wheat Peach Pancake from Cookin’ Canuck

Loaded Peanut Butter Ice Cream (no churn) from Food, Folks and Fun

Mini Lemon Layer Cake from Baking Bites

S’mores Pretzel Hand Pies from Girl Versus Dough

Fig and Ricotta Bruschetta from White on Rice

I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend! 

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