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Note: What I am about to share with you is deeply personal, a reflection of my military family healing journey that has both broken and built me in ways I could never have anticipated. It’s a story that, until now, I’ve only shared in pieces, always mindful of the delicate balance between vulnerability and strength. …

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A wildflower smash cake perfectly captures nature’s spontaneous beauty, representing resilience, freedom, and new beginnings. The vibrant hues of wildflowers and their dance with the wind symbolize hope and the wild spirit in all of us. It was only fitting that such a cake became the centerpiece for little Aspen’s first birthday celebration. The Inspiration …

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This small batch recipe for gluten-free Pumpkin Cookies makes cookies that are soft, sweet, and full of warm spices. The coconut sugar perfectly complements the pumpkin, creating the ultimate fall treat and can be easily doubled. Why I Love These Gluten Free Fall Cookies These healthy cookies are like little pieces of Fall in a …

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Have you ever sat at a bar, reached over and grabbed a couple bright red, dripping in juice maraschino cherries to munch on? These preserved cherries are the perfect fruit for making maraschino cherry quick bread as they are full of flavor! Did you know the original maraschino cherries — sour marascas preserved in their own liqueur — are …

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Need a dessert to bring to your 4th of July party?  This simply delicious Patriotic Sugar Cookie Cake made white chocolate chips and red, white and blue sprinkles is the perfect Independence Day dessert! This year I’m hosing a HUGE July 4th Celebration at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, DC.   I’m expecting about …

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Fresh berries, biscuits, and cream layered together make this French-inspired Raspberry Tiramisu recipe an instant classic sure to please! This post and recipe was created for #EasterSweetsWeek. I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine. My good friend and photographer Fanette is French… and with her comes …

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When we think of French desserts, we usually imagine fancy pâtisseries with pyramids of pastel-colored macarons and glossy fruit tarts. But when the French bake at home, they keep it simple.  This French Apple Tarte is simply delicious. This post and recipe was created for #EasterSweetsWeek. I was sent samples by some of the sponsor …

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My New Year’s resolution was to make healthier life choices, but in small, manageable places.   The first new choice I made was to change my breakfast from sugar cereal topped with berries to a protein rich oatmeal topped with berries. If you’ve never tried homemade oatmeal, consider my recipe for Overnight Oatmeal in a Jar.  …

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Looking for something a little less tradition for Valentine’s Day? Try these super adorable Valentine’s Day Cat & Fish Cookies made with sugar cookies and buttercream! I have no reason for making these Valentine’s Day Cat & Fish Cookies other than I fell in love with the cookie cutters when I saw them. I mean, fishies and …

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Show those around you that you love them by making and sharing these deliciously adorable Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies. Photos by: Frenchly Photography It seems as though every holiday my go-to treat to make has become sugar cookies.  I find myself looking for new cookie cutters every time I go to the store, hungry for …

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