Monthly Archives: February 2012

Giant Donut Cake

It’s February 29th! Happy Leap Year! Let’s celebrate this once-every-four year occurrence with a giant donut cake. I bought these cake pans at Williams-Sonoma a few years ago and decided to finally put them to use. I’m not sure if WS still sells the pan, but if they don’t, I bet you could find one on eBay […]

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King Cake Monkey Bread

Oh, monkey bread, you are perfect. Oooey, gooey, warm, doughy… just perfect. And monkey bread is easy to make! Throw a bunch of stuff in a bundt pan, bake, and you’re done. Anyone know why it’s called monkey bread though?! Edit: Yes, I know, this isn’t REAL king cake. Yes, I know, this is monkey […]

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King Cake Knots

Mardi Gras is next week! Get those beads out and fire up the stove to make some jambalaya! A few years ago I made a big, traditional king cake. This year, I wanted something more simple. Pinterest pointed me in the direction of these simple king cake knots, which are made using store-bought refrigerated dough. […]

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Valentine’s Day Ideas 2012

Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday! Here’s an updated collection of my recommended Valentine’s Day recipes. XOXO. 1. Tootsie Roll Fudge 2. Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes 3. Pink Ombre Cake 4. Razz-Ma-Tazz Bars 5. Pear-Raspberry Heart Pies 6. Mini Cherry Cheesecakes 7. Fudge Brownies 8. Red Velvet Cupcakes 9. Neapolitan Rice Krispie Treats 10. Brownie Bites 11. […]

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Conversation Heart Cookies

I usually plan for (and make) holiday treats well in advance — like, months in advance. Welcome to the life of a food blogger! Back in December when I was planning out my projects for Valentine’s Day, I did a Google search for conversation heart cookies. I really dislike the little chalky hearts, but I […]

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