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Orange Carrot Cupcakes

With Easter right around the corner, carrot cake recipes are popping up everywhere. This recipe is an easy version of the classic, in cupcake form. Light, moist, filled with a spiced carrot flavor and topped with the perfect orange zest buttercream- these delightful cupcakes are the perfect way to end your holiday! For more, head on over to Grandbaby Cakes.

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15 Easter Recipes

With Easter merely days away, it's high time we all start thinking about that tabletop spread. Easter brunch is one of those things I look forward to year round, if only for the carrot cake cupcakes and bunny shaped doodads. And this collection of adorable Easter-themed recipes? It's got all that and more! So close your Pinterest, forget your stresses, and dig in deep to the ultimate collection of awesome Easter recipes.

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Strawberry Pretzel Ice Cream

I'm not sure what I'm more excited about: this new trend in experimental ice cream flavors or the fact that we're on the cusp of ice cream weather. I can almost feel the sun on my bare arms! And though I may have turned up my nose at the idea of a strawberry and pretzel combo in the past, the sweet and savoury pairing is totally unbeatable. Once more Whipperberry leaves me drooling...

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The Perfect Dinner Party Menu

Boy do we have a treat for you! Not only is renowned chef Herve Riou and  his fiancee, owner of Naturally Delicious, letting us peek at a typical Sunday dinner in their Brooklyn abode, they're also sharing their entire menu.  From cocktail to dessert, it may not be for the faint of heart, but what it lacks in ease it makes up for tenfold in flavor! Captured by Tory Williams...

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Cooking With Kids + World’s Best Brownie Recipe

Lauri from The Moms Project here introducing you to Pamela Fishman Cianci, a busy mom and entrepreneur. Every Monday, Pamela takes an afternoon away from the madness of work to spend time with her kids. They spend the day preparing dinner all while learning how to cook alongside her. And today...

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Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe

Hello Spring! During this time of year, I love to host brunches that are simple, elegant and fun. This recipe is always a perfect dish to serve. The subtle hint of citrus brings out the berry flavor we all love during this time of year, and the crumble topping is the perfect complement to the moist cake. Serve this for breakfast or brunch, impress your guests this season! For more, head on over to ...

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12 Delicious Spring Recipes

I know I'm going to sound like a broken record soon, but I couldn't be more thrilled that Spring is finally here. And to celebrate? I've dusted off a handful of my all-time favourite recipes that are perfect for the upcoming season. We're talking light, fresh, flavourful dishes that taste like love and sparkles combined. Without further ado, here are 12 recipes that are simply made for the season.

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Dark Chocolate Caramel Bars

Whenever the mood for something decadent strikes, these dark chocolate caramel bars are the cure. The first layer is a rich, buttery shortbread, studded with flaked coconut. The second, a decadent easy-to-make homemade caramel, topped with dark chocolate and sprinkled with flaky Maldon salt. The whole of this dessert is more than the sum of its parts - all together, these bars are amazing! For more, head on over...

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Irish Soda Bread

My favourite types of recipes are those that have been passed down from generation to generation. The tried, tested and true babies that are found on ripped, stained, water-logged recipe cards. When I get my hands on them, I hold on forever. And that's particularly true for this classic dish - a traditional Shea family recipe that's well worth a taste! Oh, and there's more St. Patty's inspiration ...

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Hot Chocolate Party + Free Template!

Is everyone else as sick of winter as I am? I don't think I'll be the first to say that this year has been bad. Brutal, even! But instead of whining about the cold, damp, terrible, no-good conditions (oh, I could go on!) I'm thinking we should try to capitalize. And what better way to do so than with a super simple, super adorable hot chocolate party a la Christina Vo. Captured by Sonya Yruel, it's...

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Homemade Mint Marshmallows

Would you judge me if I told you that up until a year ago the idea of mint and chocolate combined totally repulsed me? I'm not sure what's changed since, but now? Well now I can't seem to get enough of the idea. And I'm fairly confident these mint marshmallows need to be mine. Immediately. Can you think of anything better atop your hot cocoa? I didn't think so! Photography: Jana Carson | Recipes/catering: ...

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Pink Macarons from Jordan Brittley

I'm thinking that we need a new name for macarons. Little bites of heaven? Melt in your mouth perfection? You think you're only going to eat one but you're so not cookies? Well, whatever their name should be, we're pretty sure that whipping up a batch of these this evening - from photographer Jordan Brittley & Jessica of ...

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Homemade Heart Pop Tarts

It's officially Valentine's day! Clearly SMP's favorite holiday. So here's what you're going to do. Run to the store and grab 5 ingredients: strawberries, pre-made pie dough, powdered sugar, strawberry jam and nutella. This will give you everything you need - minutes a few staples that you definitely already have - to make Strawberry Milk &...

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Homemade Strawberry Milk

How good is strawberry milk? And how gross is that stuff that you pour into it with 15 unidentifiable ingredients. So we gave this favorite treat a little SMP makeover with fresh strawberries, real sugar and a touch of vanilla. And the result? Not sure, it was gone in about 6 seconds.

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Pink Ombré Cake with Strawberry Mascarpone Frosting

February calls for pink Valentine goodness. A simple vanilla cake turns a little fancy with ombré layers and a delicious strawberry mascarpone frosting. I also added to the cuteness by baking this cake in 6 inch pans and adding tiny nonpareil to the top of the cake. Baking this in six inch panes allows for 3 layers of pink goodness. For more recipes, head on over to Audrey’s! *NOTE: And if you don't want to bother making the cake...

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Raspberry Chocolate Lava Cakes

If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have a line down the block after whipping up these beauties. My husband is going to have to fight 'em off with a stick. Okay, okay. Maybe not. But trust me when I tell you that you need to make these. Tonight. They are every ounce as good as they look! And they are the perfect late night Valentine's Day treat. Adapted from...

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Miniature 3 Layer Cakes

Okay I lied. I said that the tacos were my favorite thing from our Anti-Super Bowl Party. But really, it was these little beauties. Because every person that put one of these cakes into their mouth had a smile the size of Texas. Plus they were a total snap to make using boxed cake mix and pre-made frosting. Cheat-cut in its finest form.

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Meringue Cookie Bites

We got to go behind the scenes with one of our favorite Cake Artists in the biz, The Sweet Side, and now the company's founder, Kara, is sharing her top secret recipe for Meringue Cookies. Perfect crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside little bites that literally only have like 3 ingredients! Check out even...

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Easiest Ice Cream Sandwiches EVER

It may be a wee bit cold to go on and on about all things ice cream...but we're doing it anyway! Because here at SMP, we are always on the lookout for pretty recipes that our loves will love or that we can whip up ahead of time to serve to a small crowd. And this grown up version of a kid favorite definitely fits the bill. Just make them the morning of your dinner party and voila, insta-dessert.

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Blackberry Basil Swirl Pound Cake

Be forewarned: this is not your grandmother's pound cake. No siree. I mean, don't get me wrong, I like a solid slice of pound cake like the rest of them, but nobody ever really gets excited about it, am I right? It's more than time to elevate this classic dish, and for that we've turned to Lisa Dolan. Blackberries meet basil in a way that's...

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