Staying committed to baking, blogging, or whatever your goal

Hey, hi, hello. Happy Friday Eve!

So, before I go any further, let me just say this upfront: This post is less about baking and more about blogging – or sticking with any goal, really.

I know, I’m breaking the cardinal rule of blogging by talking about something outside of my “niche,” but hopefully my feelings will resonate with some other people out there!

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How to make carrot cake with cream cheese icing

I’m so happy because I volunteered to bring two carrot cakes to Thanksgiving (one with nuts, one without), and they turned out to be my best bakes yet! I adapted the recipe from Mary Berry’s Baking Bible, making a few substitutions here and there and adding some additional spices, and I’d say the cakes gave the pies a run for their money 😉

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10 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving


Hope your Thursday is full of good food, family, and football. I’m not even a huge fan of football, but the sounds of the game in the background are quintessential Thanksgiving IMO.

When I was originally planning what to write this week, I was going to talk about the best Black Friday deals I’ve seen on some baking necessities. But then I remembered that’s totally not the reason for the season and I’m not going to feed the capitalistic consumerist beast (with the exception of #9 below 😊). Plus, I’m sure you’re capable of looking up the kajillion ads online.

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How to make homemade funfetti sprinkle cake

Hi friends, happy Sunday.

Normally I’d have a bad case of the Sunday Scaries as I type this up, but I’m feelin’ good because we have a short holiday week coming up! Just two days of work and one day of go-karting with my coworkers stands between me and a four day weekend. 🙂

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Hello Fresh giveaway: Two weeks of free meals

***Update 11/21: This giveaway has ended. Congrats to the winner Missy on Instagram! Check back for more great giveaways!***

Hey everyone, happy Terrific Tuesday!

I’m making Terrific Tuesday a thing because Tuesdays are actually the worst, so maybe I can change my mindset 🙂

Today I’m doing a giveaway and this is NOT SPONSORED. Eric and I just really love Hello Fresh. And they sent us some vouchers for a couple weeks of free meals, so I’m passing them on to you! Keep reading for details on how to enter.

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How to make pumpkin roll cake with walnut cream cheese filling

Hey guys!

For week three, I asked my Instagram followers to vote on which type of Swiss roll cake I should make: pumpkin or raspberry. Pumpkin won, which I was happy about because I’m still feeling all the fall flavors and the walnut cream cheese filling sounded so good!

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Friendsgiving ideas: Tips for hosting the ultimate fête

Thanksgiving is already just two weeks away, and if you’re anything like me, you love an excuse to get together with friends, drink wine, and eat good food. Friendsgiving is the best because you get all the amazing food without the forced family conversation (love you, fam 😉). While Friendsgiving should be low-key, there are a few tips my friends and I have learned over the years that can help make it the best get-together yet.

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