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Behind the Scenes: Dancing Goats Dairy

Twenty six year old Erin Bligh is most definitely an old soul. She’s the sort of lady who prioritizes the following, though not necessarily in this order: her goat dairy; beach living over city life; homesteading all things food; vintage riding pants and wool sweaters; found or salvaged furniture and quilted Ball jars. She’s most definitely our kind of lady. Erin runs Dancing Goat Dairy, a small, goat dairy that specializes in artisanal, farmstead cheese, confections and soaps, near...

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Banana Split Cake

Can you even handle this right now? Because I, for one, am loosing my ever loving mind! Hear me out: rich, moist banana and ganache layer cake, topped with heaping scoops of ice cream and all the fancy sundae fixins'. It's a cake and ice cream all in one picture perfect package. If that isn't dessert nirvana, well I just don't know what is! Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Recipe & Styling:...

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DIY Ice Cream Kits

DIY ice cream kits are the kind of gift you give to someone who you really, really like. Because after you put something like this together for someone, you're more or less guaranteed a friend for life. I mean, assuming they're as obsessed with cute things and sugary treats as we are of course. Perfect for your kid's teacher, in lieu of a goody bag post-birthday party, or simply just because. Contents: 2 Cones from Ben and Jerry's...

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Homemade Magic Shell

If you're hoping to take your next bowl of ice cream up to epic status, you may want to test out this homemade magic shell. We took a cue from our friend Julie Blanner and our lives have been forever changed. With just two ingredients and mere seconds of your time you can have delicious magic shell, without any of those questionable...

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Birthday Cake Crumbles

Whether you sprinkle it atop your ice cream or simply eat it with a spoon (no judgement here), there's one thing I know for certain: birthday cake crumbles need to be in your life. Inspired by the wonderful things they're constantly churning up over at Milk Bar, a single bite and you'll be hooked for life. In all honesty, you may even wonder how you ever lived...

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S’more Popcorn

S'mores are THE snack of the summer. We all know this. The marshmallows. The chocolate. All smashed between two graham crackers?! It's a diet's worst enemy! Attempt to tone down the sugar damage by creating a much healthier version with popcorn! Chocolate in small amounts is considered healthy, right? XO, The Proper Pinwheel...

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Milkshake

Every once in a while, I curse the mega-sweet tooth I've been plagued with since birth. But then I remember that it allows me to get embarrassingly excited about fabulous dessert combinations. And isn't that what lifes about? Unnecessary emotions towards desserts? No? Because I'm so excited about Classy Clutters chocolate chip cookie milkshake recipe I...

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Lavender Infused Sugar

Make me a cup of tea, and I'll be your friend for life. Make me a cup of tea with a splash of lavender infused sugar? That's BFF status right there. And though it may sound like work, Lauren Werkheiser is here to prove that creating simple infused sugars truly couldn't be easier. A little of this, a little of that, and you've got yourself a decadent little treat that not only makes a great gift...

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S’mores Push-Up Pops

Is your mouth watering yet? Because mine certainly is! S'mores push-up pops - they're now a thing. A beautiful, wonderful, delicious thing. Because if there were ever a way to get a sticky, ooey gooey, chocolate-y treat into your mouth in a mater of seconds, the push pop is it. Instant deliciousness! Serve em' at a birthday party, around a campfire, or for breakfast on Thursday morning (we don't judge!) Photography:...

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Blackberry Lemon Bars

Kevin Humphreys and Wes Hamilton's blackberry lemon bars make for the most delicious addition to your fancy summer picnic. The sweetness of the berries offsets the tartness of the lemon...

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Red, White, and Blue Cake

With the 4th of July just around the corner, I thought I would share my go-to holiday cake. Made from two basic white round cakes, it's super simple, and is sure to have your guests singing your praises this 4th of July! Feel free to take a few liberties with the decorations to suit your taste. Blackberries and raspberries also look and taste great!

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Sparkler Cakelettes

If there were ever a celebratory cake, this would be it. With slight alterations, it could be the perfect treat for any ol' holiday, but especially the 4th of July. These little red white and blue babies have secret pop rocks hidden inside, which is all sorts of awesome. We topped it off with a star shaped sparkler which adds to the fizzy, sparkly all around fun factor, making it the perfect way to enjoy the holiday! Photography:...

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Fourth of July Fruit Kabobs

We know it can be tempting to go buck nutty on the sweets table once holidays roll around. And if our collection of 4th of July recipes is any example, we totally and completely encourage it. That being said, it's never a bad idea to include a healthy option. Enter: star-shaped fruit kabobs. They can be put together in a snap, are a healthy alternative for kids and adults alike, and...

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Classic Chocolate Layer Cake

I'm of the firm belief that everyone should be equipped with a recipe for the perfect chocolate cake. Not long ago, I was under the impression that I had found mine, but after testing out Cacao Sweets And Treats version we may have a new contender! And today is our lucky day as they've so kindly agreed to divulge...

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15 Recipes for the 4th of July

We're merely days away from the 4th of July which means it's more than high time we get to planning. First on the agenda: the menu. From strawberry salads to ice cream sandwiches and beyond, there's certainly no shortage of absolutely adorable, patriotic ideas scattered throughout web. But in light of brevity, we've done all the grunt work to unveil the best of the very best! The cutest of the cute, if you will.

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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Ganache

During a particularly intense game of would you rather, I was once asked if I'd rather give up chocolate or cheese. The thought deeply disturbed me and I refused to make up my mind. That is, until now. Because one peek at Cassandra Monroe 's chocolate stout cupcakes with dark chocolate ganache and I'm fairly certain my answer is a no brainer: chocolate all the way. From Cassandra... These Chocolate...

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Raspberry Limeade Popsicles

Popsicles are some of my favorite desserts when the weather warms up - easy to make, with endless options for creative and delicious flavors! This recipe combines a simple yet refreshing limeade with fresh raspberries to make a frozen treat that will leave you cooled off and incredibly satisfied. If you have 10 minutes to prep them, you will be oh-so-happy when these popsicles are ready! For more delicious recipes, head on over to Grandbaby Cakes.

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Best Chocolate Brownies Ever

Remember when Monica on Friends said she wanted to be the mom who makes the very best chocolate chip cookies? I feel the same way. Add in the mom who throws the best birthday parties and knows the perfect recipes for better than boxed brownies. And though I'm still on my quest for much of this, I have decidedly found the very best...

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Spicy Jalapeño Popsicles

The sun is shining, the heat is back - perfect time to start making popsicles again! I've made my share of berry pops so this time I infused some bold flavors. These fresh jalapeño popsicles are refreshing with a bit of zingy heat. It makes for a perfect flavor combo on a hot day. Bonus: make them even more grown up with a splash of rum or tequila! For more recipes, head on over to ...

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Raspberry Jelly Filled & Glazed Donuts

Today is National Donut Day and I'm celebrating with a big plate of them! Raspberry jelly filled, glazed and sprinkled, there's something for everyone! With a little help from buttermilk biscuit dough, they puff and fry up in no time. Let your family decide how they like them: covered in powdered sugar, rolled in sprinkles, or stuffed with sweet oozy jelly. Just don't forget the coffee or milk!

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