Frostings, Sauces, & Syrups

Cake Batter Frosting

Cake Batter Cream Cheese Frosting

  My kids are home and we are busy having a little too much fun playing and enjoying treats frosted with Cake Batter Cream Cheese Frosting. Summer is screaming by... in fact I made these ages ago, but in the midst of new puppies, swimming lessons, soccer camp, and s'mores, there just hasn't been any time to actually sit down at the…

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Cinnamon Maple Cream Syrup

Cinnamon. Maple. Cream.... just give me a waffle already!!! Seriously, this weekend when I made this to go with my favorite pancakes, I could probably have drank it straight up. Oh dear me, did I just say that out loud? Just take my word for it - it takes but a few minutes to make is super-duper easy and totally worth it! Breakfast will…

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Fudgy Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

We just celebrated my littlest's FOURTH Birthday. How did that happen? Seriously, it seems like only moments have passed since the day he was born. We also celebrated my oldest's Kindergarten Graduation... same deal. Time, you are not my friend. I suppose it's a little bittersweet. I want them to be happy and healthy, growing and…

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German Chocolate Brownies (Amazing 3 Ingredient Frosting)

 Sometimes you need a fabulous dessert but don't know where to begin - trust me, start here with these German Chocolate Brownies. I totally get it, I've been there when I didn't have the time to put together my favorite homemade recipe and I really didn't want to have to fake it and buy something from my local bakery only to hurry…

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Homemade Sweetened Whipped Cream

I don't know about you, but in my family we use REAL whipping  cream. It's not that we never use Cool Whip, but for most of our pies and cakes, we use the real stuff. It's really not that difficult to make and in my opinion is totally worth washing the beaters and bowl for the difference in taste. It's an easy way to amp up the wow…

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Orange Creme Frosting

Orange Creme Frosting

I have a frosting problem. Actually, it's more of a powdered sugar problem! I cannot stand the taste of powdered sugar. In fact, I would rather have my sugar cookies plain, then smothered with powdered sugar frosting... I suppose you could call me a frosting snob! I'm to the point where, if I am going to eat it, it had better be worth…

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Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Frosting

  It seems the colors are finally changing and fall is in the air! Hooray! This is one of my very favorite times of the year. I love the crisp morning air, beautiful colors, and amazing fall flavors! PUMPKIN! Yummy! These soft cookies are so very delicious. They remind me of a pumpkin roll, but in a cookie! I keep pumpkin on hand…

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Spiced Brown Butter Frosting

When I was a kid, my mom made the best banana bars ever. I remember the first time I helped her make the frosting and how I was totally convinced she was ruining them because she was browning, or in my young mind, burning the butter. When the frosting came together I was amazed at how delicious it was. I had expected it to taste like…

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Wild Berry Syrup with Fresh Strawberries (and Giveaway for a Escape Monthly Spa Box (valued at $50))

This Wild Berry Syrup with Fresh Strawberries is soooo good! I have an issue with squishy berries. I just can't stand what happens to frozen strawberries once they have thawed. I can't take the texture of large chunks of strawberries in baked goods or yogurt either. I find it totally gagariffic! I remember my first encounter with mushy…

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