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A luscious sponge sheet cake soaked in milk and flavored with pineapple, coconut, and rum— a piña colada treat to whisk me back to the beach in Mexico.

Pina Colada Tres Leches Cake from

Coming home from Mexico was extremely hard. The week we spent on the Riviera Maya was the best vacation in recent memory and I wish it could have lasted a year.

I wish I was still there on the beach, with a margarita in hand.

A beach massage + reef snorkeling + as many margaritas as I want = the perfect last day of vacation. Never coming home. #vacation #mexico #puertomorelos
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We took the toddler with us and joined Steve’s folks at a resort just south of Cancun. The 5 of us had a blast sampling beaches and food up and down the coast.

We did everything, and nothing, in that week. We binged on guacamole, snoozed in the sun, danced in the waves, sipped on cold drinks, visited ruins, and snorkeled amongst tropical fish. It was low key, relaxing, and just what I needed. Continue Reading…


A simple and delicious white cake with a fun Easter bunny surprise inside— sure to be a huge hit with young and old alike!

Bunny Surprise Cake from

For as long as I’ve been reading food blogs on the Internet, I’ve been in awe of the incredible cakes shared on I Am Baker (like this one, or this one, and this one too). If you are a follower of Amanda’s blog then you know as well as I do of her immense talent as a baker and artist.

So when I heard about her new cookbook, Surprise-Inside Cakes, I couldn’t wait to check it out.

Bunny Surprise Cake from

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A rich and moist chocolate sour cream bundt cake studded with fresh raspberries. Top with whipped cream and more berries for a real treat.

Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake from

I’m currently a little bit stuck in the doldrums of parenthood. John is almost two and I am exhausted by the daily grind of cleaning up in his wake and trying to keep him entertained. My two favorite times of day are when he goes down for his nap, and when he goes down for the night.

Of course there are so many happy moments during the day when I feel like my heart is going to explode with love for him. But for those other moments, well, there’s chocolate cake.

Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake from
Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake from

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