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Red velvet and marshmallows combine with popcorn to make a fun popcorn cake that everyone will love.

Red Velvet Popcorn Cake

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Growing up, my family would go to my grandparent’s house every Sunday night. My parents would play Scrabble with my grandma, my grandpa would sit in his recliner and watch his westerns, and us kids would do homework, play games, play in the basement, or watch the Sunday night movie on tv. (Anyone else old enough to remember when they played a Sunday night movie on tv?)

It was every week, something we could always count on.

We could also count on my mom making a dessert every Sunday to take over for dessert. Some of those desserts that she would make are still my favorites. Like Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes. Or Popcorn Cakes.
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Rich, gooey and sweet, this Red Velvet Cobbler Recipe is a fun version of an old-time Southern dessert.

Red Velvet Cobbler Recipe

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I think one of the things I love the most about being a food blogger is how it has taken me out of my comfort zone in the kitchen. I used to be a die-hard stick to the recipe kind of person. I wasn’t comfortable with substitutions, and even if I wanted to change something, I didn’t know how. Even reading back through some of my first blog posts, I see a lot of that.

But after 7+ years of trying new recipes and developing new recipes and failing at recipes and hitting some recipes out of the park, I feel like I’m a lot more comfortable with changing things up.

Don’t get me wrong – there are still plenty of times when I feel like I have no creativity running through me and all I need is a recipe to follow to the t. But a lot of the time now, I feel like I can change things up to my tastes or what I have on hand.
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Layers of red velvet cake and an easy no-churn cheesecake ice cream are layered in this impressive ice cream cake recipe.

Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake Recipe

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You had to see this one coming. :)

I have become a bit obsessed with ice cream cakes over the past year. It started with the Root Beer Float Ice Cream Cake, and then there was the Strawberry Milkshake Ice Cream Cake, and of course – I had to make an ice cream cake recipe with a red velvet twist.

And I wish I would have made this one sooner, because it very well just may be my favorite!
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Simple and perfect – this red velvet sheet cake recipe makes a cake that is dense and moist and is topped with a decadent cookies and cream frosting. This cake proves that simple can be amazing!

Red Velvet Sheet Cake Recipe with Cookies and Cream Frosting

It’s a pretty exciting time here on Taste and Tell. What started as a fun feature – a yearly Red Velvet Week – back in 2011, turned into a whole cookbook, dedicated to all things red velvet.

I’m still pinching myself and wondering if this is real life.

The original release date of the book was supposed to be today, so I had planned on doing my 2014 Red Velvet Week this week. Well, as luck would have it, the book was released a week early, so I’m not technically starting Red Velvet Week the day that the book was released. But now it’s time to party!!

The Red Velvet Lover's Cookbook

So this week is going to be a fun one. 5 all new red velvet recipes, not included in the book, plus a chance to win a copy of the book every day. When I told my mom I was going to do this, she asked how I was able to come up with another 5 ideas. Truth be told, I had more than 5 ideas, so I’ve got some saved up now for Red Velvet Week 2015! :)
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Comfort with a twist! This version of Cottage Pie replaces the ground beef with meatballs for a comforting, filling, family-friendly dinner.

Meatball Cottage Pie

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I love the fresh produce of summer and early fall. The corn, the tomatoes, the green chiles from my parents. I just can’t get enough.

But really – I have a special place in my heart for the comfort foods of fall and winter. I start getting sad when the temperatures start dropping, but then I remember that I get to make comfort food 24/7 and my heart skips a beat. Yep – call me a casserole girl.

I know that casseroles get a bad rap, but I also happen to know that people really do love them. Even if they don’t want to admit to it. Pasta, tex-mex- even for breakfast! – I think that casseroles are the new black.

Because casserole = comfort. And you can’t go wrong with comfort.
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