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Strawberry Ice Box Cake

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Strawberry Ice Box Cake - no bake cake that is perfect for summer. Layers of fresh whipped cream, strawberries, and graham crackers. It will disappear quickly!

Strawberry Ice Box Cake – no bake cake that is perfect for summer.  Layers of fresh whipped cream, strawberries, and graham crackers.  It will disappear quickly!

Strawberry Ice Box Cake - no bake cake that is perfect for summer.  Layers of fresh whipped cream, strawberries, and graham crackers.  It will disappear quickly!

Memorial Day weekend is here.  I really thought we had another week, but nope, it is this weekend.  Do you have plans? I hope the weather can warm up and dry up, so that we might actually get to get outside and enjoy it.  My son is obsessed with fishing lately, so I am sure that will be one of his requests.  His other?  Tennis.  He used some of his money to buy a tennis racket, and wants to play all of the time!  My plans will likely including breaking out the grill and if I am lucky doing some baking.

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Iced Almond-Lemon Loaf Cake

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Iced Almond Lemon Loaf Cake {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Iced Almond-Lemon Loaf Cake – super moist and tender loaf cake with lots of lemon flavor.  Topped with a tangy lemon glaze.  

  Iced Almond-Lemon Loaf Cake - super moist and tender loaf cake with lots of lemon flavor.  Topped with a tangy lemon glaze.

Happy Friday!  So happy the weekend is finally here, and the weather is looking good!  Last weekend it was cold, rainy, and we even got snow.  This weekend it is supposed to be sunny and warm. We are having a garage sale on Saturday, so hopefully the weather means lots of people will be out…and buying.  I have so much stuff that needs to go!  It is not coming back into my house.  I have been collecting stuff in a closet for years, and it is leaving our house for good this weekend!

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Mint Chocolate Poke Cake

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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