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Roasted Strawberries and Cream Popsicles

The weather's getting warmer, which means one thing—it's popsicle season. We love the myriad of ways to get creative with this easy-to-make treat, but our favorite might be this roasted strawberries and cream recipe from Fork Knife Swoon. "Roasting the berries first caramelizes and concentrates the strawberry flavor, as well as cooks away some of their natural liquid, reducing iciness in the final pops," explains Laura of...

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Simple Yellow Mug Cake

At any given point in our house, someone is usually trying to eat on the healthy side. That someone is usually not me. While I could devour a family-sized cake myself, I am too impatient to make one. I need cake and I need it now! If you're the same way, then these simple yellow mug cakes are for you! Bonus - they can be made in the microwave, the stove, or over a fire so you can cake while camping! And they're the cutest lil' size! So grab your mug and get in the kitchen! xoxo ...

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Chocolate Martini

Chocolate lovers—you're in for a serious treat! This decadent chocolate martini from Olivia's Cuisine is a must-try. It's made with vodka, Bailey's and a special ingredient - chocolate ganache instead of the typical chocolate liqueur - for an extra rich and creamy take on the dessert cocktail. How genius is the grated chocolate rim? We think it's the perfect drink for parties or really whenever a chocolate craving strikes. Go ahead and treat...

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Strawberry-Balsamic Goat’s Milk Frozen Yogurt

There's something about the combo of strawberries and balsamic that really wakes up your palate; the acidity adds wonderful complexity to sweetness that we can't get enough of. Just in time for the warm weather ahead, Fix Feast Flair transformed those flavors into an ice-cold treat that will be our go-to all spring and summer long! How insanely delicious does this strawberry-balsamic goat's milk froyo look?! While this recipe is simple and easy...

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Easy Cream Cake

Cream cakes are deceivingly easy to make. Shhhh...I even cheat! The mascarpone cream is so lush and sweet, no one even notices that I use a cake mix. Sometimes, I even ask the bakery at our local grocery store for 2 nine inch cake layers that I can take home and freeze. I can make a cream cake from start to finish in just 10 minutes! xoxo Julie Blanner This cake is perfect for any occasion. In fact, the cake in itself is an occasion!

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Turtle Donuts

If you have a weakness for turtles, the chocolate-covered caramel and nut cluster candies, then this irresistible donut recipe from Jessica of A Happy Food Dance will be your sweet, sweet downfall. Jessica smothers chocolate cake donuts with homemade caramel glaze and generously sprinkles chopped pecans on top for a no-holds-barred dessert! "Turtles are one of my favorite chocolate candies, I mean… who doesn’t love caramel and pecans all...

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Homemade Snicker Cups

There are so many delicious ways to eat chocolate: straight from a bar, baked in a cookie, on fresh strawberries, drizzled over ice cream... But if you're craving something chewy and nutty, these homemade snicker cups from Erren's Kitchen will seriously change your life. The secret to Erren's recipe lies in the use of golden syrup, an English baking favorite that Erren says "adds an extra depth of flavor." From the ooey gooey...

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Raspberry Ricotta Mini Cakes

The search for the perfect dessert is over. These raspberry ricotta mini cakes from A Happy Food Dance have a melt-in-your-mouth texture, and we love Jessica's idea to bake them in individual ramekins for a pretty brunch dessert! Who can resist indulging in these pretty little desserts, especially with a dollop of whipped cream on top?! Hop over to...

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DIY Donut Bar

We've seen many a cookie, pie, and cupcake bar but rare is it to stumble across a top your own donut bar and it's pure sweet genius. Kelsey Rae Designs  and Plum & Oak Photo came up with the idea of grabbing simple glazed donuts and laying out all the accoutrements for guests to gussy up. Sprinkles, coconut, oreos –...

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Raspberry Meringue Ice Cream Cake

We can always count on Better Baking Bible to bring us something that we want to eat this instant, and this meringue raspberry ice cream cake has us dreaming of Spring! This ice cream cake is made with a sinfully sweet meringue and fresh raspberries. What’s great about this cake is that it’s versatile, so use any fruit combinations you like to put your very own spin on it. Enjoy!

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Inspired by: Reese Witherspoon’s Birthday Cake

Actress Reese Witherspoon recently celebrated her 39th birthday (yes, 3-9) with an incredible birthday cake filled with long, colorful b-day candles. We were so inspired by her celebration, we decided to round up our favorite cakes here on SMP Living. These 24 gorgeous birthday cakes that are totally celeb-worthy, fit for every imaginable personality, taste, and style. Find one you love, and...

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Ginger Rhubarb Pie

With the help of Libbie Summers genius pie baking skills and her knack for making food not only delicious but ever so pretty too, this Ginger Rhubarb number was born. It's a unique twist on a classic recipe and will get standing ovations at your Easter table next Sunday, we guarantee. Grab the details below all photographed by...

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Double Tahini Sandwich Cookies

Fix Feast Flair has opened our eyes to a whole new ingredient for cookies: tahini. Made from ground sesame seeds, this super creamy paste adds a subtle nutty flavor to your baked goods that you won't get be able to get enough of. This recipe for cookie sandwiches doubles up on tahini in the batter and buttercream filling! "They're a good introduction into the world of sesame for newbies and a reminder of why you fell in love with...

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Learn to Frost the Perfect Cake

Everytime I walk into a bakery,  I think two things: How does it smell this good? And how come my desserts never look like that? Well friends, after much trial and error, we've finally learned how to frost a cake just like the pros. With a few important tools, some patience, and loads of buttercream, you can have a beautifully smooth cake in no time at all.

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Speckled Egg Cupcakes

Nothing says 'spring has sprung,' quite like birds chirping in the newly blossomed trees, and these sweet little robin's egg cupcake toppers help bring that undeniable sign of spring right to your table! These little sweeties are perfect for a festive Easter desert spread, but would also be right at home at a little boy's birthday or baby shower. Read on for the recipe and our simple how-to below. Photography: Nicole Baas |...

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Strawberry Milkshake Cake

Strawberry milkshake in a cake? Thanks to the genius of Melina Thompson, behind the baking blog Sugary & Buttery, every bite of this dreamy dessert will remind you of your favorite childhood treat. Now you can get your milkshake fix in cake form, and it's quite possibly the best thing we've ever seen. What makes this cake so perfect is how spot on the flavors are. Melina's buttercream frosting recipe with cream cheese and pureed...

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20 Foodie Instagram Accounts that Will Make You Drool

A great day on the job is sifting through tons of food-filled instagram accounts but drooling all over your keyboard is a definite side effect. We have 20 instagrammers who are seriously bringing it in the yum department. From stylists, to bakers, cocktail makers and cook book writers, follow these tastemakers for a feed filled with get-in-my-mouth food porn.

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Chocolate Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Rules were made to be broken. Contrary to what you've been told, it's never too cold to eat ice cream during winter, especially when sandwiched between toasted waffles and dipped in melted chocolate and dried raspberries. The lovely Christina Lane of Dessert for Two shares this easy recipe for chocolate waffle ice cream sandwiches that has us licking the screen. These sandwiches are best when shared with everyone you love in your life, so grab...

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Guinness Crinkle Cookies

We couldn't imagine St. Patrick's Day without a pint of Guinness. Not only is the dark and creamy beer delicious in a glass, it perfectly complements flavors in savory foods like stews and steaks and in sweets, like these mouthwatering Guinness-infused crinkle cookies from I Bake He Shoots. These chewy, chocolate cookies get kissed with a touch of Guinness beer for extra flavor and taste like a pot of gold in your mouth!

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Marshmallow Cereal Bars

If you're still reaching for Rice Krispies the next time you whip up marshmallow treats, you could be missing out on some serious fun. Homemade marshmallow cereal bars are a longtime favorite of Waiting On Martha. "But why have I been using only one type of cereal all these years?" she asks; hence, these yummy bars were born.  Waiting On Martha experimented with Trix, Cocoa Puffs, and a mix of...

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