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Mint Chocolate Poke Cake


Mint Chocolate Poke Cake - moist chocolate cake covered with hot fudge, chocolate pudding and then topped with mint whipped cream. A chocolate and mint dream come true!

Mint Chocolate Poke Cake – moist chocolate cake covered with hot fudge, chocolate pudding and then topped with mint whipped cream.  A chocolate and mint dream come true!

Mint Chocolate Poke Cake - moist chocolate cake covered with hot fudge, chocolate pudding and then topped with mint whipped cream.  A chocolate and mint dream come true!

Tomorrow my little guy turns 10 years old.  Double digits!!  That is kind of a big deal.  I can’t even believe that he is that old already.  On a weekly and monthly basis time seems to go by quickly, but then you have kids.  The kids get older, and all of the sudden they are real people.  It just a few years he will be in high school, driving, and even dating.  I can’t take it.  He needs to stop growing up so quickly!  I have heard of families doing special trips and things when their child turns 10. Neither my husband or I grew up with anything like that, so I don’t know that we are.  But if you have traditions, leave a comment below, I might change my mind!

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Oatmeal Cake


Oatmeal Cake - a moist oatmeal cake topped with a coconut and pecan streusel.
Oatmeal Cake – a moist oatmeal cake topped with a coconut and pecan streusel.
Since I am traveling, I thought I would ask a couple of friends if they would be willing to take over for me for a day.  I was so excited when Amy from Very Culinary said yes.  If you do not know Amy, you need to head over there and get acquainted wit her.  Not only does she make some delicious food, like Cheater Korean Beef and No Churn Ice Cream with Toffee and Chocolate Bits but her and her husband make some of the best parody videos.  Like this “Happy Food” video.  So sit back, relax, and check out this mouth watering Oatmeal Cake recipe!

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Peanut Butter Cup Dump Cake


Peanut Butter Cup Dump Cake - Just 4 ingredients come together to make a rich, fudgy, chocolate-y cake studded with lots of peanut butter cups!

Peanut Butter Cup Dump Cake – Just 4 ingredients come together to make a rich, fudgy, chocolate-y cake studded with lots of peanut butter cups!

  Peanut Butter Cup Dump Cake - Just 4 ingredients come together to make a rich, fudgy, chocolate-y cake studded with lots of peanut butter cups!

Last time I needed an oil change, I called to make an appointment.  So this time when I needed one, I called again.  They told me that they do it on a 1st come, 1st serve basis.  So I asked when was a slow time, and I would have the least wait.  They said 7:30 am when they first open or between 2-3pm.  So I went at 1:45, hoping I would haven’t to wait too long.  90 minutes. They told me it would be 90 minutes.  I had to pick my son up from school, so that was not an option.  The next day, as soon as I dropped my son off at school I went straight there; arriving at 8:45 am.  I was told I was the next car.  Over 90 minutes later I was finally leaving.  Since when does it take so long to change the oil in a car?!?!?

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Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake


Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake - a super moist lemon yogurt cake studded with fresh blueberries and topped with a lemon glaze.

Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake – a super moist lemon yogurt cake studded with fresh blueberries and topped with a lemon glaze.

Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake - a super moist lemon yogurt cake studded with fresh blueberries and topped with a lemon glaze.

Today is my husband’s birthday!  Do you do anything special for birthday’s at your house?  We are going out to dinner to a restaurant of my husband’s choice.  After that we will have his favorite dessert; Cookie Cake.  The rest of the weekend is pretty much whatever he wants to do.  I think we are headed up to the mountains to go snow shoeing on Saturday.  I have a little special outing planned on Sunday, we will see what he thinks.  We are headed to a new place in Denver, I hope he really likes!  I can’t say too much yet, because it is a surprise; and today is the day he will probably actually read my blog.

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Apple Pumpkin Coffee Cake


Apple Pumpkin Coffee Cake - a great fall coffee cake

Apple Pumpkin Coffee Cake - a great fall coffee cake

I hope that you are having a great weekend.  My parents are in town, so we are getting to spend time with them, and my brother.  Considering my brother lives less than an hour away, we don’t really see him that often.  Everyone works, our son has activities, and they live downtown (read small apartment, with no parking), so it doesn’t always work out.  They are in the process of building a house in a suburb of Denver though, so hopefully that means we will get to see them more often.  So when you have a house full of people in the morning, what do you make for breakfast?  Personally, I love something easy and fun, and my son wants something with cinnamon.  So apple pumpkin coffee cake it is!

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Zucchini Chocolate Cake


Zucchini Chocolate Cake {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Zucchini Chocolate Cake - rich and chocolate cake that uses up lots of zucchini

We have made it through the first week of school.  So far the year is off to a good start, I think my 9 year old is going to love 4th grade.  To celebrate the end of a great week, my son is having a friend sleep over tonight.  I guess I better get prepared!  A fun dinner and maybe ice cream sundaes need to happen.  Or maybe that is just what girls do?  Or maybe I am just old, and that is what I remember from being a kid?  Either way, guess I better figure it out quickly!

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Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Snack Cake


Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Snack Cake - a cake you can feel good about!

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Snack Cake - a cake you can feel good about!

The second week of summer break is coming to a close, and it has been another busy one! My 9 year old had camp from 8-3 every day last week, plus baseball games 2 nights.  This week it was an outdoor survival camp every day, and 2 nights of baseball.  Thanks goodness next week we just have baseball.  I am ready for some more relaxing days.  I think my 9 year old might be too.  As much fun as he has had these last 2 weeks, I think he is ready to just play and be home a little bit.  [Read more…]

Boston Cream Pie


Boston Cream Pie {Dinners, Dishes and Desserts}

Boston Cream Pie {Dinners, Dishes and Desserts}

What a whirlwind the last few days have been.  Miami was HOT!  It was so much fun to finally meet so many of the bloggers I have followed for a long time.  I will give you a fun recap of my trip on Thursday.  In the meantime, I might just sleep until then.  I had to get up at 3:30 am for my flight to Miami, and from then on it was downhill in the sleep department.   I really do not know how people travel for work all the time, and only sleep a few hours a night.  I just can not function that way.

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Grapefruit Yogurt Cake with Grapefruit Glaze


Grapefruit Yogurt Cake with a Grapefruit Glaze | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Grapefruit Yogurt Cake with a Grapefruit Glaze | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

I hope that everyone had a good weekend.  We had a gorgeous Saturday, followed by a cold and windy Sunday.  We thought about going up to the mountains, but with the weather decided to stay home.  It was good to be able to get some stuff around the house done that has been over looked, because we had guests the last two weekends.  The birthday boy suggested we watch a movie and have popcorn on Sunday afternoon.  The movie he picked…..Michael Jackson’s This is It.  The kid is a huge Michael Jackson fan.  Plus with hockey playoffs being on pretty much 24/7 (at least it seems that way to me), our weekend was full.

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Chocolate Sheet Cake


Chocolate Sheet Cake

Chocolate Sheet Cake

I am super excited for this post today.  September marks the 1 year anniversary for the #chocolateparty.  To help celebrate,  Roxana has lots of great stuff up for grabs.  Like seriously, you need to read the bottom of this post and enter the giveaways.  Kind of wish I wasn’t participating this month, so I could enter.

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