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Monday, August 31, 2015

Two Cup Tuesday No.139

I just spent a long weekend in upstate Michigan and loved it!! The weather was great for a girls weekend getaway to Mackinac Island and Torch Lake. I really want to get the family back there for a vacation. Traverse City and Mackinaw were so quaint and beautiful. I wish I had more time to play tourist. My favorite part was Torch Lake. This natural lake was so clear, so blue, and so cold - but it once the morning fog burned off it was stunning! There is a sand bar where everyone parks and gets out for a big party. Check out these beautiful photos!

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fashion Cake Pops

Black and white with a pop of purple! These high fashion cake pops are sure to please the most fashionable girl in town!

I love finding cute Wilton products when I'm not looking for them. I found these cute purple posies and saved them for a special occasion. My guess is that they were at Wal-Mart in their Wilton area. I just love finding new products there. Have you seen the little packages of fondant as well? I picked up a small black fondant pack to use to wrap around these pops. I thought the black fondant stripe with the purple flower looked like a high fashion cake pop! Something for a Kate Spade, Tory Birch, or Vera Bradley collector!

Perfectly Poised Posies on stunning Cake Pops! Perfect for a fashionable party and done in no time!

I made these for one of my dearest friends. She just turned 40 and I am off to celebrate her birthday with her in Michigan. I hope that she loves these as much as I do!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

4 ingredient Horchata Ice Cream

I love this four ingredient Horchata Ice Cream. It's quick and easy to whip up and the cinnamon flavors warm me from the inside!

Four Ingredients, that's all you need to make this Horchata Ice Creme! It's so easy and so delightful. It's full of cinnamon flavors and the dulce de leche adds a smooth creaminess to it that just goes on and on. You've gotta try it. Would I lie to you? You and your family will love this 4 ingredient Horchata Ice Cream!

4 Ingredient Horchata Ice Cream spiked with a ribbon of dulce de leche running though it. It's so good!

4 ingredient Horchata Ice Cream

by Karyn Granrud
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: cinnamon caramel ice-cream

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Perfect Sized Family Cakes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duncan Hines. All opinions are 100% mine.
This Perfect Sized Checkerboard Cake is great for a weeknight family birthday celebration.

I love to have a slice of cake at the end of my day, but I end up with so much leftovers and it's just too tempting to have all that goodness hanging around in the house. But, the bakers at Duncan Hines heard the pleas from my waistline and created this Perfect Sized Cake Mix. This box has everything that I need to make a 6-inch cake - including the cake mix, frosting mix and the disposable pan! That's just the right amount of cake for my family without a ton of leftovers. Thank you!!

This Chocolate Cake is the perfect size for a family of four to enjoy. It's not to big and not too small - it's just right!

The people at Duncan Hines have thought of everything with this cake mix. I added my egg, water and butter to the cake mix then transferred the batter to the disposable pan included in the kit. The only dishes I had to clean was the bowl and beaters. That's it! Clean up was a breeze. I also liked that you make the frosting with real butter. It tasted great and the consistency was perfect!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Two Cup Tuesday No.138

My kid is still on summer vacation... for a few more days. We are taking full advantage of the parks being empty and heading off to hike to a local waterfall. So, to keep this short and sweet - I've got the LAST OBC15 ticket  to GIVEAWAY! This is your last chance to win your entry to the 2015 Online Blog Conference. I encourage everyone to register NOW and if you win, we will reimburse your enrollment fee. How awesome is that?

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Blackberry Upside Down Skillet Cake

Beautiful to serve and delicious to eat, this Blackberry Almond Skillet Cake will be a favorite dessert to make and serve!

I've made an amazing cake with some sweet and fresh blackberries! I love fresh berries in the summer time and this Blackberry Upside Down Skillet Cake was to die for! With sweet almond extract flavoring this easy cake recipe and delicious blackberries seeping into the cake, it was a total crowd pleaser! 

Today I'm guest posting over at Five Heart Home with this amazing recipe, so pop on over there for the printable recipe. You're not going to want to miss it!

This cake is sweetened with Almond Extract and studded with fresh Blackberries. Everyone will love this easy Blackberry Upside down Skillet Cake for dessert tonight!

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Here are a few treats you can make that are great for lunch boxes!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ikea Hack Stuffed Pancakes

IKEA hack stuffed pancakes are great for breakfast, lunch and dinner! We're making some this weekend!

I know shopping at IKEA is kind of addicting, but some people actually go there for an inexpensive meal or to pick up a few groceries that they just can't get at their local stores. I love going though the small food section and looking for new and exciting snacks and food to try. I love the IKEA Chokladkroknt Bredbar chocolate spread with little caramel pieces, so I filled some pancakes with it for some IKEA hack stuffed Pancakes! 

Basic Pancakes stuffed with chocolate cream filling from IKEA. Amazingly chocolaty!

Ikea Hack Stuffed Pancakes

by Karyn Granrud
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: breakfast chocolate pancakes
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