Baby Boy Stanley (Gender Reveal!)

Gender Reveal Cake from Order in the Kitchen

Welcome Baby Boy Stanley to the world!!!

Hello little one!  We are so happy that you are here! :)  My colleague, Laura, has just had her baby and thanks to my ridiculously poor blogging efforts, I failed to post the gender reveal party cake that I made for her many months ago when we first found out the gender of her little baby.  Here are the pictures from making the cake and the gender reveal party we had for her at work.  Now that you know it’s a boy, it may not be quite as secretive and exciting, but I had the best time making this cake!

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Piña Colada Celebration Cake

Piña Colada Celebration Cake

Oh hey y’all.  It’s me.  Lynn.  Yes, I still exist and am aware of the existence of this blog.  I’m the worst I know, I haven’t posted to this blog in months.  YES months.  How.embarrassing.  I could go on and on with excuses about where I have been but the truth is, sometimes life just gets in the way.   Continue reading

My version of the “Best Birthday Cake”

OinK's version of the "Best Birthday Cake"

SOOOO my co-worker and friend, Ashley was having a birthday and I figured, why get her a store-bought cake when I could make one especially for her?  Her favorite cake is yellow with chocolate frosting, and fortunately, I stumbled across this.  Smitten Kitchen’s “Best Birthday Cake”.  I used her exact recipe, so I won’t post it here, but it turned out amazing…especially the frosting, which wasn’t too sweet but had an incredible flavor!   Continue reading

Goat Cheese, Pancetta, and Caramelized Onion Savory Tart

Goat Cheese, Pancetta, and Caramelized Onion Savory Tart

I brought this lovely little tart to a dinner party at Matt’s boss’ house and it was a huge hit. Since the party was on a weeknight, I needed something that I could make the night before and keep at room temperature to bring to the party. I found this recipe on Pinterest and tweaked it just a touch. This recipe was so easy and required pretty minimal effort, especially because I used store-bought puff pastry. Continue reading

Happy 3rd Birthday Puppy!

 

Puppy Birthday

 

Sooooo, exciting news!  Little Muggsy turned 3 years old!  3 whole years old! I’ve heard that this is when dogs start calming down, but I don’t really see that happening with this one any time soon.  I decided to make some simple sugar cookies (not for her…she got to eat treats and some steak plus a new toy!).  I wanted to make them look like her toys and so I picked her two faves!  She LOVES her FETCH ball (so much so that she has already chewed off the blue FETCH letters off!) and her KONG toy.  Read on for more! Continue reading

My One Year Blogiversary, Birthday and Housewarming! (How to Throw a Pinterest Housewarming Party!)

How to Throw a Pinterest Housewarming Party!

Hey y’all, it’s been awhile!  Last week and this week have been very exciting and busy!  I had my birthday last Thursday, our housewarming party on Saturday and today is my One Year Blogiversary!!!  I can’t believe that a year ago, I started this little old blog and began this awesome journey.  I’ve met so many incredible people and have made some great friends (some who I’ve even met in real life!)  I’ve loved it so much and I wish I was making something awesome to celebrate, but I have been dying to show y’all what I made for the housewarming and the cake I did for my birthday, so I think I’ll share that instead… I hope that’s okay with y’all :) Continue reading