Halloween Party Activities Plus Sous Vide Dulce de Leche

We hosted a party to get together with a group of our friends we hadn’t seen for awhile. It was a bit last minute (one week’s notice) but we managed to still have some fun activities for all of the kids (age range of 6 months to 13 years) and adults.

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Triple Coconut Cake, part 2

Continuing from the cake last week

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Triple Coconut Cake, Part 1

You might notice there haven’t been too many desserts lately. I’ve either been making the same old stuff, or having not great luck with new recipes. We’ve also been eating fewer desserts so I haven’t needed to make as many because they last longer. (We have also been buying tons of Oreos since it is an easy small treat post-dinner for the kids).

But here we are with a coconut cake.

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Apple Spice Muffins with Walnut Streusel

Ready for a large batch of muffins? These muffins made me think of apple pie in a muffin form. I was really disappointed because I mailed these to my dad and they got there super late. He was able to have them, but I doubt they were any good by then, or at least, it would be hard for him to decide if he wants them again, you know? Oh well. Because the recipe made so many, we were able to keep a few. They were so good!

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Strawberry Jammy Bars

I might have enjoyed these the most out of the people who shared them with me, but that’s ok. I enjoy oats in baked goods (even if I don’t enjoy them as oatmeal) and I know some people don’t. These bars can be made with lots of kinds of fruit, but at the time I made them, strawberries were amazing and perfect. You can even use jam if you want. I think next time I might try adding more fruit to see how it goes since there was a lot of dough in the dough to fruit ratio (for me).

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Mixed-Bag Mondays: Mostly Fails

Here I am, not at home yet when I’m writing this, but getting excited to do cooking when I go back. I am probably remaking some recipes (like my lasagna!) but also some new ones. The risks of making new recipes are always high. Sometimes the recipes are just okay but sometimes they can turn out almost awful. Today I am sharing mostly fails…

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Vegan Fluffy Chocolate Frosting

So here is the cake we had to celebrate 8 years of marriage. I ended up making a cake that everyone in the family could eat, and wow this chocolate frosting was amazing. I was disappointed in the store-bought chocolate frosting I used recently (since it doesn’t have dairy) so this is an easy recipe that has an amazing flavor. You don’t miss the dairy at all.

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