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Filled with lots of lemon flavor, these Glazed Lemon Cakes are sweet and tart and a perfect Spring dessert!

 Filled with lots of lemon flavor, these Glazed Lemon Cakes are sweet and tart and a perfect Spring dessert!

Photos Updated March 2015

 
 


Originally posted March 20, 2009 – These little lemon cakes are a recipe that has stuck with me through the past few years, begging to be remade. I am a lemon girl at heart (would choose it any day over chocolate!!) so these are just perfect for me. And, like I say below in the original post, these really are the best on the second day. The glaze gets a little wrinkly and not as smooth, but they are oh, so good. The perfect Spring dessert!!
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The best of both worlds – this Carrot Cake Cheesecake has two layers of carrot cake with a layer of cinnamon cheesecake sandwiched in-between. Perfect for any carrot cake lover or cheesecake lover!

The best of both worlds - this Carrot Cake Cheesecake has two layers of carrot cake with a layer of cinnamon cheesecake sandwiched in-between.  Perfect for any carrot cake lover or cheesecake lover!
 
 



I think we all have that thing. You know – the one thing that you are never able to pass up. That one thing that, if left all alone in a room with it, you would devour it in its entirety. For some people, it might be chocolate chip cookies. Or a bag of chips. Or fancy chocolate bars.

Me? I have 2. Doughnuts. And Cheesecake.
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Not your normal mojito!! This non-alcoholic Nojito mocktail is based off of the nojito served on Princess cruises.

Not your normal mojito!!  This non-alcoholic Nojito mocktail is based off of the nojito served on Princess cruises.
 
 


You all know that I love a good mocktail already, right? Well, today I have a fun new drink inspired by my recent vacation on Princess Cruises. (See parts 1 and 2!)

I don’t drink, but sometimes, I like to have a fun drink. On our cruise, my husband and I purchased the cards that allow you unlimited soda, juice and mocktails. I honestly thought I would use it just for soda, but the mocktails ended up being so delicious, and we definitely took advantage of them!!
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Chicken, broccoli and lots of cheese are stuffed in large pasta shells, then baked with a cheesy Alfredo on top in these Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed Shells that are creamy and cheesy and definitely delicious.

Chicken, broccoli and lots of cheese are stuffed in large pasta shells, then baked with a cheesy Alfredo on top in these Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed Shells that are creamy and cheesy and definitely delicious.
 
 



I like to think I’m a pretty unselfish person for the most part. Especially when it comes to meal planning. If it were completely up to me, you would see some recipes on my table more often – things like curries or Thai food or super spicy food. Or even meatloaf.

But because I know if I made those often, I would be the only one eating, I tend to shy away from them. I enjoy feeding my family, so I try to choose recipes that I know they will enjoy as well.
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Favorite southwestern flavors are cooked up and served in romaine cups in this Southwestern Lettuce Wrap Recipe.

Favorite southwestern flavors are cooked up and served in romaine cups in this Southwestern Lettuce Wrap Recipe.
 
 



Let’s talk tacos. I think I’ve made at least eleven hundred versions of them over the years. Ok, I may be exaggerating a tad, but really – tacos are awesome. But do you know what else is awesome? Lettuce wraps. Which are basically tacos with a lettuce shell instead of a tortilla. Right?
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Who can resist cauliflower covered in a cheese sauce? This Cauliflower Gratin has cauliflower covered in a creamy cheese sauce then sprinkled with breadcrumbs and baked for a veggie side dish everyone will love.

Who can resist cauliflower covered in a cheese sauce?  This Cauliflower Gratin has cauliflower covered in a creamy cheese sauce then sprinkled with breadcrumbs and baked for a veggie side dish everyone will love.

Photos Updated October 2014

 
 


Originally posted November 3, 2007 – I have a lot of really great recipes that are often overshadowed by a really awful photo. This was one of those recipes. The original photo was so unappetizing, and I knew that this post needed to be brought back to life. I updated the photos a few months ago, but was thinking that this Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin would make a great Easter side dish, so I decided to spotlight it today. This is such a delicious side dish – I’m so glad you can all see that now and that the original photo has been banished! ;)
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