Cake vs. Bacon

A household divided over sweet & savory

Strawberry Chocolate Cupcakes

Mmmmm, these cupcakes are amazing! Sweet, chocolatey, creamy, tart – all in one bite! This will be your go-to recipe for something simple and delicous. INGREDIENTS Chocolate Cupcakes 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled) 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (32 grams) natural unsweetened cocoa powder 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (100 grams) light brown sugar lightly packed 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar 1/3 cup (80 ml) canola or vegetable oil (we used olive oil) 1 cup (120 […]

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German Chocolate Cupcakes

Another birthday for the Mr. means another German Chocolate dessert in the books. Team Bacon doesn’t love all things sweet like Team Cake, but one thing he does request every year and actually enjoys is anything German Chocolate. Since we baked him a pretty traditional German Chocolate cake last year, we went a cupcake route this year. Plus, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to try this cupcake corer […]

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Herb Stuffed Roast Chicken

The herbs in our garden are a little out of control right now. I always seem to have this “problem” this time of year and start contemplating ways to make use out of them. Should I dry and jar them? Learn how to make herb candles? Does the dog want rosemary for dinner? I kinda doubt it. So any chance to throw some fresh herbs in a meal, we take. […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

I have been stockpiling strawberries and rhubarb from the garden since they started ripening this season, all in preparation of making this dessert right here. I admit. My original intention was to make a pie, but I realized I eat far too much pie. So the little one and I decided on a crumble instead. It still has that delicious sweet strawberry with tangy rhubarb filling, but with a brown […]

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Teriyaki Lime Salmon

Anyone else struggle with coming up with quick weekday dinners? With the weather warm enough now (most days) for evening grilling after long work days, we’ve been adding salmon dinners into the routine. Pretty quick. Less dishes. And gives me an excuse to get outside to, ya know “help.” (AKA sit on the patio and look busy by throwing the Frisbee for the dog now and again.) Most of the […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sandwich

The mother of all cookies. That’s this recipe right here. It’s like a cookie-pie with cookie dough for the filling and when all put together it’s like the ultimate cookie dough lovers experience. We were just talking about how we don’t bake cookies very often. “Just a little boring,” we agreed. Well this mega cookie is no boring cookie. So when we came across it in the little one’s newest […]

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Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Tomato Basil Soup

I always say that (besides pie) my favorite food is bread and cheese. And besides that? Pesto. Anything pesto. I could probably eat it with a spoon and call it a meal. So if I can have bread, cheese AND pesto all in one sitting, I’m a happy girl. Our sunshine loveliness has taken a backseat to the gray skies and scattered showers these past couple of weeks. Normally, we […]

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Triple Layer Oreo -Dipped -Strawberry Chocolate Cake

We asked the little one what kind of cake she wanted for her birthday this year and her response was “chocolate cake, chocolate frosting” and then followed it with, “but I want to make it…” I feel like that goes against birthday rules. Like you should just show up to your birthday celebration and be showered with sweets and gifts and not lift a finger! But this kid likes to […]

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Gorgonzola, Basil & Brussels Sprouts Salad

This is my kind of spring weather! Sunshine and 70 degree days. Perfect for hanging out outside, getting some yard work done, and finishing the day enjoying something yummy on the grill. This weekend, after a long day of outdoor spring cleaning, we went to the fam’s for some BBQ ribs. I never think of bringing anything when my mom asks us over for dinner. They are pretty good at […]

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The Best Berry Pie

I love pie. Growing up, my mom would ask me every year what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday and the answer was always “blackberry pie.” My mom makes good pie! And normally there’s always enough berries in the freezer from the previous season of picking, one of us can bake one any time of the year. We were all at the beach this weekend for both our […]

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