A Very Sweet Easter

We did not make Easter eggs or eat many of those delicious Cadbury chocolates. Instead we made our own yummy and very chocolatey dessert. Our Easter lunch/ early dinner consisted of two tried and true favorites; Beef Bourguignon and Julia Child’s Reine de Saba cake. It was my first time making the cake and I’m not sure I could have done it without my mom’s help; she is a wonderful baker and I love watching her move around the kitchen with an ease that is almost zen-like.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Sunday!!!

Here’s how it turned out:

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Is it Valentine’s Day yet?

I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I am a hopeless romantic, the abundance of chocolate and other sweets suddenly everywhere, or the variety of beautiful shades of pinks and reds splashed across greeting cards and decorations; but I look forward to Valentine’s day every year. So much so, that when strolling through the isles of my supermarket earlier in the week, I couldn’t help but pick up a Box of Pillsbury Valentine’s Day Fun-fetti cake mix and tub of icing to match. Now I will admit making cake or cupcakes from a box totally feels like cheating, but the way these turned out made me feel like good things can definitely come in small cardboard packages. I really enjoyed making and decorating these and they definitely have me looking forward to more V-day decadence. What are your plans to celebrate romance?

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The finished product.

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