Last Sunday was the Husband’s BIRTHDAY!! So I baked him a cake,   at the very last minute. And it turned out..... by heidi
heidi
heidi Last Sunday was the Husband’s BIRTHDAY!! So I baked him a cake, at the very last minute. And it turned out.....
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Chicken  Dumplings for the crockpot. This was very easy to make and had good flavor. I warmed up a mix of frozen veggies and added it in at the last minute. It was a very heavy meal so I won't make it often but for a once/winter kind of meal, it wasn't half bad by francisca
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francisca Chicken Dumplings for the crockpot. This was very easy to make and had good flavor. I warmed up a mix of frozen veggies and added it in at the last minute. It was a very heavy meal so I won't make it often but for a once/winter kind of meal, it wasn't half bad
Food and Cooking
DIY Valentine Love Book: [my notes: made this for my husband's birthday. It was a combination of photos of us from the last 2 years + "things I love about you". I've seen him pick it up several times since then to look at it. It was so very easy to make as well!] by lorena
lorena
lorena DIY Valentine Love Book: [my notes: made this for my husband's birthday. It was a combination of photos of us from the last 2 years + "things I love about you". I've seen him pick it up several times since then to look at it. It was so very easy to make as well!]
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Gymbo the clown cake - I made this cake for a friend's son who was having a birthday party at Gymboree. It was the biggest cake I've ever made: a 3-layer 12x18 cake. The baking took forever and so did the fondant Gymbo, but the rest was easy. To make Gymbo, I printed out a picture of him I found online, then cut it up by color (if that makes sense!). I traced the pieces onto the different colors of fondant, cut them out, and then pieced Gymbo by isrc
isrc
isrc Gymbo the clown cake - I made this cake for a friend's son who was having a birthday party at Gymboree. It was the biggest cake I've ever made: a 3-layer 12x18 cake. The baking took forever and so did the fondant Gymbo, but the rest was easy. To make Gymbo, I printed out a picture of him I found online, then cut it up by color (if that makes sense!). I traced the pieces onto the different colors of fondant, cut them out, and then pieced Gymbo
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© Algarve Cakes.  This was a last minute ladybird birthday cake for a lady who was pregnant, and craving chocolate!  So I did her a chocolate sponge cake with chocolate ganache. by heidi
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heidi © Algarve Cakes. This was a last minute ladybird birthday cake for a lady who was pregnant, and craving chocolate! So I did her a chocolate sponge cake with chocolate ganache.
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Euro Pane's pear spice cake  Sumi Chang was happy to share her recipe for this wonderfully fragrant, moist and delicious cake, writing that "it is a very humble-looking cake, but the taste is incredible. Originally, someone gave me this recipe as an apple cake recipe, and I baked a lot of apple cake using it. Once, however, I was out of apples, so I used Anjou pears instead. The rest, as they say, is history." by lora
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lora Euro Pane's pear spice cake Sumi Chang was happy to share her recipe for this wonderfully fragrant, moist and delicious cake, writing that "it is a very humble-looking cake, but the taste is incredible. Originally, someone gave me this recipe as an apple cake recipe, and I baked a lot of apple cake using it. Once, however, I was out of apples, so I used Anjou pears instead. The rest, as they say, is history."
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another pinner says "I made this cake for my dad for Father's Day/ his Birthday last year, and it was hands down the best cake I have ever made. It didn't even last a whole day because everyone ate it so fast. :)  I even switched it to cupcakes for a friend's birthday! You can use any kind of candy you want too." by Ramona Kearse
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Ramona Kearse another pinner says "I made this cake for my dad for Father's Day/ his Birthday last year, and it was hands down the best cake I have ever made. It didn't even last a whole day because everyone ate it so fast. :) I even switched it to cupcakes for a friend's birthday! You can use any kind of candy you want too."
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I was smitten with this pattern. I crocheted her last week and it turned out so cute. by rosanna
rosanna
rosanna I was smitten with this pattern. I crocheted her last week and it turned out so cute.
I Love to Crochet
poppy seed and apple cake. I made this for Christmas- it was super easy and turned out a big hit. The combination of poppy seeds & apples is refreshing! by aida
aida
aida poppy seed and apple cake. I made this for Christmas- it was super easy and turned out a big hit. The combination of poppy seeds & apples is refreshing!
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I was involved in a cookie swap at church last weekend...5 dozen cookies, and realized that this was a great way to give a cookie away as a little gift.  These would be great for a classroom, neighbors or office friends. Cake decorator I'm not, but they turned out cute with the packaging anyway! by linda
linda
linda I was involved in a cookie swap at church last weekend...5 dozen cookies, and realized that this was a great way to give a cookie away as a little gift. These would be great for a classroom, neighbors or office friends. Cake decorator I'm not, but they turned out cute with the packaging anyway!
gingerbread houses
So many enjoyed the Chocolate Cake Master Mix last week and some suggested I make a master mix for the vanilla cake version.  So…here it is! I am so excited about these mixes! To be honest, I was getting a little weary of preparing myself desserts because it seemed like I pulled out dozens of […] by Cloud9
Cloud9
Cloud9 So many enjoyed the Chocolate Cake Master Mix last week and some suggested I make a master mix for the vanilla cake version.  So…here it is! I am so excited about these mixes! To be honest, I was getting a little weary of preparing myself desserts because it seemed like I pulled out dozens of […]
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- My third or fourth and almost last time at attempting cake pops. Those dang things finally stayed on. The coating was a little thick for my liking, but I balanced that out by not using any frosting at all. So glad I didn’t give up. These turned out more beautiful than I expected and I think they would be perfect for a wedding, shower, or baptism favors. I tried two different designs. These two different colored butterflies and the gold and blue, painted with luster dust. Loved them both. by elaine
elaine
elaine - My third or fourth and almost last time at attempting cake pops. Those dang things finally stayed on. The coating was a little thick for my liking, but I balanced that out by not using any frosting at all. So glad I didn’t give up. These turned out more beautiful than I expected and I think they would be perfect for a wedding, shower, or baptism favors. I tried two different designs. These two different colored butterflies and the gold and blue, painted with luster dust. Loved them both.
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my nephew was into theater at the time I made him this birthday cake :) by marquita
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marquita my nephew was into theater at the time I made him this birthday cake :)
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I used a graham cracker crust. Before I cooked the filling I thought it was way too sweet and vanilla-y, but after being baked it turned by lena
lena
lena I used a graham cracker crust. Before I cooked the filling I thought it was way too sweet and vanilla-y, but after being baked it turned
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SpongeBob Party Wreath - This turned out awesome! It was a little time consuming to make. Only bc it took me a few times of printing stuff to get it the right size so it looked proportioned right. In the end I was very happy with the result. I loved being able to tell everyone that I made it myself. by nanette
nanette
nanette SpongeBob Party Wreath - This turned out awesome! It was a little time consuming to make. Only bc it took me a few times of printing stuff to get it the right size so it looked proportioned right. In the end I was very happy with the result. I loved being able to tell everyone that I made it myself.
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Baked oatmeal. This is a "make ahead" recipe. Mix it up the night before and then pop it in the oven in the morning. It was not dry at all, like the last recipe I tried. Yummy! by vickie
vickie
vickie Baked oatmeal. This is a "make ahead" recipe. Mix it up the night before and then pop it in the oven in the morning. It was not dry at all, like the last recipe I tried. Yummy!
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Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake {Bird On A Cake} OH MY! I made this last night for my hubby's birthday and it was AH-mazing! It is best chilled. It is rich, so a little goes a long way :) The pb icing is sooo delightfully YUMMY! Definitely a new family favorite! by annabelle
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annabelle Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake {Bird On A Cake} OH MY! I made this last night for my hubby's birthday and it was AH-mazing! It is best chilled. It is rich, so a little goes a long way :) The pb icing is sooo delightfully YUMMY! Definitely a new family favorite!
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Just finished this for a friend. Was very nervous about the chevron pattern but I think it turned out pretty well. First time doing the rose petal ruffles too and love how they turned out! I love the color scheme and wish that style was around when I got married! by sarahx
sarahx
sarahx Just finished this for a friend. Was very nervous about the chevron pattern but I think it turned out pretty well. First time doing the rose petal ruffles too and love how they turned out! I love the color scheme and wish that style was around when I got married!
Car Porn
[VIDEO] U.S. Marine Surprises Little Brother On His 12th Birthday  |  “I got to come home for a little weekend visit just for my little brother’s 12th birthday. He had no idea I was coming and was very surprised. I even got to take him airsofting for his first time the very next day, so he had a great weekend. Love you little bro!!!”  -Sam by kristin.small
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kristin.small [VIDEO] U.S. Marine Surprises Little Brother On His 12th Birthday | “I got to come home for a little weekend visit just for my little brother’s 12th birthday. He had no idea I was coming and was very surprised. I even got to take him airsofting for his first time the very next day, so he had a great weekend. Love you little bro!!!” -Sam
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Found it!  I had another printables set picked out, but decided at the last minute that I wanted something a little bit more grown up. by kasey
kasey
kasey Found it! I had another printables set picked out, but decided at the last minute that I wanted something a little bit more grown up.
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Minute to win it party - we did this at Christmas one year and it was so fun!  I so want to   do this  at a teen activity by bertha
bertha
bertha Minute to win it party - we did this at Christmas one year and it was so fun! I so want to do this at a teen activity
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DIY Monogram Wreath - I made this wreath last year for my home and I am so in love with how it turned out.  Even my husband was really impressed with it.  It's… by annabelle
annabelle
annabelle DIY Monogram Wreath - I made this wreath last year for my home and I am so in love with how it turned out. Even my husband was really impressed with it. It's…
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DIY Chucky & Beetlejuice Halloween costumes Chucky: Description in the comments below.  Beetlejuice: Suit from the Goodwill Store (my boyfriend taped stripes with duct tape and spray painted the suit white), make up, and a clown wig.  We made our costumes last minute, so the suit still smelled like paint at the party that evening. I suggest painting and airing it out in advance. by stefanie
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stefanie DIY Chucky & Beetlejuice Halloween costumes Chucky: Description in the comments below. Beetlejuice: Suit from the Goodwill Store (my boyfriend taped stripes with duct tape and spray painted the suit white), make up, and a clown wig. We made our costumes last minute, so the suit still smelled like paint at the party that evening. I suggest painting and airing it out in advance.
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Tomato Eggs | Tomato Eggs Recipe | Easy Asian Recipes at RasaMalaysia.com Had this in China last year, it was delicious! We made it at home with half egg whites and half the oil and turned out exactly the same. by jannie
jannie
jannie Tomato Eggs | Tomato Eggs Recipe | Easy Asian Recipes at RasaMalaysia.com Had this in China last year, it was delicious! We made it at home with half egg whites and half the oil and turned out exactly the same.
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Very Hungry Caterpillar! - I love how this colorful cake turned out. It is a champagne cake, filled with raspberry French buttercream, and covered in chocolate ganache. by aida
aida
aida Very Hungry Caterpillar! - I love how this colorful cake turned out. It is a champagne cake, filled with raspberry French buttercream, and covered in chocolate ganache.
Let Them Eat Cake
make the olive garden's zuppa toscana soup at home. love soup season :) UPDATE: I've never had this soup @ Olive Garden so I didn't really have anything to compare to, but, it sounded good so I gave it a shot. I halved the recipe and used spinach because that is what I had. Baking the sausage is a must! It turned out really good (& spicy!!) and was perfect for a cold, rainy day. by roslyn
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roslyn make the olive garden's zuppa toscana soup at home. love soup season :) UPDATE: I've never had this soup @ Olive Garden so I didn't really have anything to compare to, but, it sounded good so I gave it a shot. I halved the recipe and used spinach because that is what I had. Baking the sausage is a must! It turned out really good (& spicy!!) and was perfect for a cold, rainy day.
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Old-fashioned buttermilk white bread. Best bread recipe I have made so far! It turned out exactly as the picture. I didn't use a bread machine like it says. Mine just took longer to rise. Also I should have baked it longer than the 30min it was slightly underdone. by adele
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adele Old-fashioned buttermilk white bread. Best bread recipe I have made so far! It turned out exactly as the picture. I didn't use a bread machine like it says. Mine just took longer to rise. Also I should have baked it longer than the 30min it was slightly underdone.
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Pasta Pie!  I made this and it was delicious! It was a bit interesting to fill up the pasta, but turned out great! by Pawla
Pawla
Pawla Pasta Pie! I made this and it was delicious! It was a bit interesting to fill up the pasta, but turned out great!
Culinaria
After making Talia's 13th birthday cake last August I was so very touched and honored to be asked to help in paying tribute to her life on the date of her 14th birthday. Although she gained her wings in July we all felt she was there with us as we honored her life and accomplishments. by erika
erika
erika After making Talia's 13th birthday cake last August I was so very touched and honored to be asked to help in paying tribute to her life on the date of her 14th birthday. Although she gained her wings in July we all felt she was there with us as we honored her life and accomplishments.
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I was very attached to this cake but the birthday girl is as sweet as this cake could ever be, so it was all worth it to let it go in the end :) by wongdandan
wongdandan
wongdandan I was very attached to this cake but the birthday girl is as sweet as this cake could ever be, so it was all worth it to let it go in the end :)
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I made this last night and it was a hit!! I replaced the canned tomatoes with jarred pasta sauce though :) Italian Baked Chicken and Pastina by milagros
milagros
milagros I made this last night and it was a hit!! I replaced the canned tomatoes with jarred pasta sauce though :) Italian Baked Chicken and Pastina
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