Butterscotch Birds Nests
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Butterscotch Birds Nests

Spring is in the Air, Easter is around the corner, and baby birds are chirping everywhere I turn! I took my cue from nature and decided that it’s definitely time for Butterscotch Birds Nests! Coincidentally, this happens to be Academy Award season. As you can see from my Trending page, I’m taking inspiration from Oscar nominated movies and creating special treats for…

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Best Carrot Cake
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Best Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake is a well loved, classic cake that is adapted in a variety of ways. While some opt for canned pineapple, walnuts, and more, I settled on this straightforward recipe that results in the Best Carrot Cake you will ever eat. This Carrot Cake has it all! Grating rather than shredding the carrots gives this cake a smooth texture and…

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Sri Lankan Saffron Yellow Rice / Kiribath
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Sri Lankan Yellow Rice (Kaha Bath)

Picturesque beaches, lively culture, Ceylon tea, precious gems, and exotic cuisine is what comes to mind when you think of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is an island near the tip of India. While small in size, the sum of its beauty and rich heritage is monumental. Sri Lankan cuisine is vivid, intense with flavors, spice, and an artistic flair. This…

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Zesty Lemon Bars Recipe
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Zesty Lemon Bars

When you need a dessert pick me up that is refreshing, zesty, and boasting bright lemon flavor these Zesty Lemon Bars will be your automatic go-to! Whenever I think of lemon bars I imagine bold, sweet, tangy, and crowd pleasing. My zesty lemon bars add an extra burst of lemony delight with lemon zest in the shortbread crust as well…

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Strawberries & Cream Layer Cake
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Strawberries & Cream Layer Cake

We had another birthday roll around. Beatrice turned 4, and she has all kinds of 4 year old declarations and opinions now. She was 100% certain that she had to have a dramatic birthday cake that had different strawberries, chocolate, vanilla, and a mix of frosting flavors. Whew, it was a tall order! But wow, it sure ended up being…

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Homemade Pasta
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Homemade Pasta

There is nothing like fresh, homemade pasta noodles. There, I said it. A big sorry not sorry to all of the store brand pastas and Italian restaurants out there, but we don’t need you tonight! Homemade pasta noodles have a texture you just cannot buy. And the experience of making fresh pasta is truly the most romantic and interactive date…

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Best Banana Bread EVER
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Best Banana Bread Recipe EVER

So I know everyone thinks they may have the best banana bread recipe ever, but I’m here to tell you, THIS is the BEST! Maybe it’s the splash of rum in the batter? Or that incredibly creamy rum cream cheese frosting? The bread, the frosting, the combo of it all, it is pure perfection! Warning before we proceed, the rum…

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Spicy Eggplant Marinara Sauce

Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables. It has a firm, meaty flesh with an earthy and  creamy flavor. Eggplant is a vegetable that absorbs the flavors of other ingredients it’s used with while still maintaining a distinctness of its own. It’s commonly used as a substitute for meat as a vegetable. When we make homemade pasta, we tend to…

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