cream cheese

Memorial Day Recipes

by Sara on May 26, 2011

adorned with berries

After considering a dozen various dessert recipes for my parents’ Memorial Day weekend cookout, it was my three year old niece who inadvertently made the decision for me. When I made my red velvet birthday cake, I sent leftovers throughout the family, so everyone could have some. I’ve never seen K turn down cake before, [...]

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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

by Sara on November 13, 2010

pumpkin bars

A few years back, my mom and I were home alone the day after Thanksgiving. We’re not the Black Friday shopping type, so we settled in for a morning of watching cooking shows while still in our pajamas. It was heaven. It was also our introduction to Paula Deen. I’d heard of her at that [...]

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macarons and basket

I must be a masochist. I’ve only made macarons a few times now, but I always seem to make them in the summer, during the height of humidity. And this particular summer has been more humid (and much warmer) than any I can recall. In fact, did you know that in the US, June 2010 [...]

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