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~ No indeed, this is no ordinary cupcake! My husband and I got sneaky and decided to make an appointment to find out early what kinda baby we’re having! 😉 I’m actually 17 Weeks today, but we found out last Thursday, when I was 16 weeks along. Normally, my doctor does his anatomy scan […]
Oooh, I get so giddy when I have a reason to invite company over for Brunch! And as it is Easter week- a time for reflection, for gratitude, for renewal, and ultimately for celebration- I am hosting a small brunch for a few dear ladies in my life (as well as my sweet husband who […]
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s that finding a healthy balance in one’s relationship with food can be very, very difficult. For some (lucky) people… finding that balance is fairly seamless (although I’m hesitant to call those people “lucky”… since we all know that, in reality, they have struggles in other areas […]
This week, I needed a quick and easy dessert idea that also happened to be scrumptious and (as-always) fairly inexpensive. (Dang! Some desserts can really break the bank… have you noticed that??) Now, normally I prefer to cook with healthier, more natural ingredients… but sometimes you just don’t have the time or energy for something […]
If you’re anything like me, you have numerous mile-long lists of things you want, things you love, and things you want to try! Most of my lists happen to be food-related, because apparently I’m a bit of a food nut. (No pun intended.) So today, in honor of The Holiday of LOVE (V-Day, of course) […]
~ So… I rarely do this. I’m posting a recipe that got mixed reviews from my family. Ok, I’ll be honest… most of the people I made it for didn’t like it. Which is such a bummer because (clearly) it is a gorgeous dessert. ~ ~ For the record, I liked it… but sometimes I’m […]
Would someone be so kind as to explain to me why some chocolate tastes like wax? What ingredient do they put in there to make it waxy? (I’d particularly appreciate hearing from someone who works in the manufacture of Andes mints. Seriously?? What’s with those?) ~ ~ I pose these questions because (as usual) I […]
Note: This recipe is featured today in a guest post I wrote for Money Saving Mom®. Here is the link to the guest post! And below is the original write-up I published about it here on the Pretty/Hungry blog. ~ ~ You might recall my shock and awe back when I published this post about […]
~ One of the baking contests in this post is being featured today on the fabulous Money Saving Mom® blog! Pop over there and take a peek, then come back and tell me all about your own Christmas traditions in the comments. Love ya much! Happy baking. XO ~ The Christmas Season is upon us! We […]
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! It’s Thanksgiving Week, everybody!!! Suffice it to say, I am more than a little bit excited about all the free child-care help I’m going to have ahem… food I’m going to eat. I sure wish we could all pull up a chair at a table together to feast, laugh, and feast some more. And […]
This recipe ranks high on my list of “Ridiculously Easy to Make but Deceptively Impressive” desserts. I happen to really love recipes like that… don’t you? ~ For one thing, the pear slices fanned out in a circle give the illusion that you are a fancy pastry chef. (And why not, dangit? Go ahead and […]
Once upon a time in 2010, I posted these Ginger Snap Cookies. And boy, are they wonderful! Chewy instead of “snappy” (Wait, is that OK? Since they’re supposed to be ginger “snaps”?) Well regardless, I prefer soft, chewy cookies… so these fit the bill! ~ This recipe is a long-time family favorite of ours! But […]
If you offer me free food (pretty much whatever it is) I will take it home and figure out how to cook it. It’s the budget-er in me that just can’t stand to see food go to waste. Even if it is one ring of onion from your fast food cheeseburger… I will take it […]
My family has begun the process of moving all my Grandma’s belongings into an assisted living facility (and getting rid of those she doesn’t have room for.) What a yucky and discouraging transition this can be! While one can’t argue the inevitable need for more focused care when our loved ones grow old… it just […]
In case you’re new around here… you might not know that I have discovered the best vanilla cupcake recipe on planet Earth. If you don’t believe me, try them for yourself! You’ll soon understand. These cupcakes are my go-to for so many occasions, because not only do they look SO elegant, they taste amazing. […]
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