Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake


 I’ve been searching for a long time. For a recipe to duplicate one of our favorite flavors from Nothing Bundt Cakes. Bundt cakes don’t always turn out great. The wrong recipe will take foreeeeeever to bake and end up dry on the outside or worse, stuck to the pan. I’ve ruined many a bundt cake…. 

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Winter Confessions & Mini Bailey’s Cheesecake Trifles


Greetings from Nashville! As un-motivating as the whole 12 degree temperature is outside, I’m singing because the SUN IS SHINING! Ready for confession #1? The SweeterThing’s have recently discovered that my mind packs a bag and says “sayonara suckers!” when daylight savings ends each fall. It’s only taken me three years to identify this as… 

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Honoring Mimi {with Sheet Cake!}


In the last week, we have celebrated Ike’s birthday, Anna experienced her first funeral (that she will remember), and our family celebrated the life and legacy of a fierce and witty woman. Mimi (Mr. Sweeter Thing’s grandmother) passed away after 95 years. I’ll say that again, 95 years. She was amazing. She was a prayer… 

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Ten Minute Chocolate Sauce

Ten Min Choc Sauce

I’m trying to ignore my children right now. They are running around me in circles, dealing with their bi-polar tendencies to love each other one minute and determined to destroy each other the next. Right now a very spirited game of “pull Ike down the hallway in a laundry basket” is happening. In about .02… 

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Chocolate Truffle Pie {Easiest Pie Ever}

Chocolate Truffle Pie

Uh….so if you didn’t notice, I didn’t get you a pie recipe last week. Last week might in fact go down as one of our worst weeks ever, for a handful of reasons. Isaac’s second degree burns from my flat iron probably tops the list but there were a host of other dynamics at work… 

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pie {& tips for a gluten free crust!}


If you follow me on Facebook (aren’t you tired me of saying that? Just follow me already!) you know that I have declared November the “Month of Pie”. This is for a couple reasons: 1. I L.O.V.E. pie. 2. I’ve eaten a lot of cake lately 3. Pie is CENTRAL to a good Thanksgiving meal… 

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Homemade Meal Replacement Bars

Meal Replacement Bars

I’m trying to redeem myself from the two whole loaves of french bread I ate last week. Yikes. As part of this effort, Mr. Sweeter Thing and I started working out. Together. Before the sun comes up each morning. None of that is a great combination. I hurtallover. I’m also trying to eat better. I’m… 

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