Eggless Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting

Since I just posted about K’s birthday cake, I also need to share the Fudgelet’s second birthday cake. Or should I say cakes? I ended up making this recipe into 2 cakes because we were having friends over in the morning for a playdate party and then K was going to celebrate with us in the evening when he was home from work. I figured there is nothing wrong with blowing out candles twice. Speaking of, how many candles do you put on cakes? Always the number for a person’s age? Or a random number/design? Or a combo? I did a random number which confused one of the party guests. We used to do both…one color for the age and then other colors to form a design. Blowing out candles was so fun, why not have more?

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Tips-y Tuesdays: More Popsicles

I wanted to share some more popsicles I’ve made since we are quickly approaching the end of summer. Make these now, or save them for next year…or even make them with some frozen fruit maybe?

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Overnight Oats

Before you start to pass judgment and think I’m some hipstery cook, let me tell you that overnight oats are EASY and fast. They make a great breakfast when you have little time to make food in the morning (hi, Toddler Fudgelet!) but want something filling. In the morning, after the Fudgelet gets me up with his morning song (wah wah is the fav), we brush our teeth and go downstairs where he plays and I work out. Sometimes K can take him in the morning while I work out so that he gets some Daddy time, but otherwise he hangs with me. Occasionally he tries some moves, and other times he is counting my reps with me (he can do 1, 2, 3 but sometimes forgets what comes next, then can go up to 9). After this, depending on hunger levels, I either shower or do breakfast next. Either way, we are both quite hungry by this point. As a result, I enjoy quick breakfasts that are easy to assemble.

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Deviled Scrambled Eggs

Okay okay, I don’t have the most Halloween-ish post to offer you, even with it being in a few days. I promise to have pictures/stories of the Fudgelet’s second Halloween sometime soon, but that will be after the holiday, obviously. In the meantime, I did offer a craft for this time of year, and this is my attempt to make this recipe appropriate for Halloween, too. You could totally run with it and decorate the plate or something…I leave that to you Master Holiday Visionaries. The best I have is Devil-ed Eggs…because, you know, a devil is scary?? Or you know, I might have just made this because the Fudgelet loved the deviled eggs at his party, and I decided to take that same idea. (cough cough)

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Fudgelet Food, Part 4: Smoothies and More

The Fudgelet has finally been getting better about eating more foods we eat. It’s still tricky since he only has the 4 front teeth, but I have been making dishes to provide him with new options each week. This installment of Fudgelet Food will let you know about our biggest success…

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Fudgelet Food: Part 3, Frozen Yogurt Melts

Before the Fudgelet was even eating solid food, I heard of making yogurt melts. A mom had shared a Pinterest picture where someone piped out small bits of flavored yogurt and froze them for her baby. I attempted it once he started eating food, but he did not care for yogurt at all, and I was not going to waste my time with the piping. I didn’t want to waste the yogurt mixture I had made, though, so I ended up filling some silicone molds with it. Lo and behold, a few months later he loves them, especially the ones from the Lego people mold I have. So, I am sharing what worked for me and how you can alter it for your own taste buds.

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