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Coconut Cake

I shared the STEAK, now time for the CAKE in my husband’s Steak & Cake birthday dinner request! For his birthday cake, I chose Ina Garten’s Coconut Cake! It is a big, beautiful cake fit for a special occasion! Details below. Rating: A- How…

September 18, 2023
Cooking

Spinach Artie Dip in a Tortilla Bowl

Chrissy Teigen does it again! Her Spinach Artie Dip in a Tortilla Bowl was just perfect for Super Bowl and is now one of my favorites! Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: Just perfect! (Tortilla bowl not necessary!) Find the Recipe Here.…

March 5, 2023
Cooking

Thanksgiving Dinner 2022

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m still very full, but enjoying cranberry sauce over Greek yogurt for breakfast as I type this! We hosted a very small dinner so I have TONS of leftovers! Everything was very tasty, and the great recipes are listed below. I hope…

November 25, 2022
Fashion & Beauty Kids Life

Get Spooky Gift Guide!

It’s Spooky Season! Well, almost. But, if you don’t get your hands on some of these festive Halloween items, your October may not be as adorable! Check out this Get Spooky Gift Guide items for fun ideas for babies, kids, adults, and the home!…

September 15, 2022
Cooking Mom Uptown Recipes

Red, White, and Blue Cornbread Trifle

After purchasing some blue cornmeal for another recipe, I decided to spin off my Mom Uptown Original Recipe for a Summer Cornbread Trifle with this Red, White, and Blue Cornbread Trifle! Let me know what you think! Recipe: Serves 8-10 Active Time: 45 minutes…

July 10, 2022
Cooking

Backyard Birthday Dinner Menu

Summer is coming to a close, so I’m trying to get in all the grilling I can while it’s still light and warm enough! This past weekend, two relatives came over for a nice backyard birthday dinner! Easy meals, but an upgrade from your…

August 30, 2021
Cooking

Becki’s Mac & Cheese

My daughter requested macaroni and cheese for her birthday, so I thought it was the perfect time to try Becki’s Mac & Cheese from the Magnolia Table cookbook! This might be the easiest, family-friendly recipe out there! Details below! Rating: A How to make…

May 10, 2021
Life

A Virtual Baby Celebration

I don’t even know what to call this thing–a shower, a sprinkle, a girls’ night, a women’s circle? I guess a baby celebration will do, but, when it came to honoring my current pregnancy and baby number three, I went very untraditional. Why? Well,…

May 5, 2021
Cooking

Easter Brunch!

What an Easter! Our second in lockdown, and this time I prepared the meal under some loud roof construction, but it was all worth it! See below for detail on our Easter brunch lineup of a Honey-Glazed Spiral Ham and Watercress, Strawberry. and Toasted-Sesame…

April 5, 2021
Cooking Mom Uptown Recipes

Matcha Pudding Tart

Anyone else matcha obsessed?! Green might not be the color of February, but it sure fits right in with this heart-topped Matcha Pudding Tart. The raspberries add a nice dimension of flavor, and a great contrasting color. Check out the recipe below! Recipe Ingredients…

February 13, 2021