Easy Carrot Cake with Whipped Icing

August 14, 2014

Easy Carrot Cake with Whipped Icing Trigger Warning: While I’ve tried to make the details of disordered eating behavior mentioned in this post very vague, they still may be triggering. If you’ve struggled with disordered eating and are vulnerable to that, you may not want to read. I read an article yesterday that made my […]

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Easy Coconut Sheet Cake with Whipped Coconut Icing

August 5, 2014

Thanks, PAM, for sponsoring this post! I’ve shared my social media confessions. Now it’s time for some cleaning confessions. I am a really, really terrible housekeeper. I can deep-clean — things like disinfecting the whole kitchen, swiffering the floor — but it’s keeping things tidy that feels like climbing up a mountain during an avalanche. […]

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Strawberry Pop-Tart Pie

August 4, 2014

Strawberry Pop-Tart Pie I wrote this post as part of the Plugrá Butter Brigade. Thanks, Plugrá, for sponsoring this post and for making my favorite butter! One of my blogger friends recently asked, “If you drink milkshakes, what’s your favorite flavor?” on her Facebook wall. It was a happy conversation until someone chimed in just […]

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14 Summer Desserts from Willow Bird Baking (plus some from other blogs!)

August 1, 2014

Check out 14 Refreshing Summer Desserts by Julie Ruble at Foodie.com Thanks, Foodie, for sponsoring this post. Thank you so much for filling out my reader survey! If you haven’t yet, you can still do so here. I’m not surprised at all by how kind and thoughtful your comments were, but I do feel humbled […]

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Smoked Salmon and Whitefish Salad Melts

July 29, 2014

Sometimes you wake up feeling depressed and heat up some frozen macaroni and cheese for breakfast, schlep to the couch to watch America’s Test Kitchen reruns, and don’t move for hours except to refill your Coke Zero. Around 2 pm, you start to feel lazy and that compounds your bad mood, but you’re also paradoxically […]

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Willow Bird Baking Reader Survey!

July 24, 2014

Willow Bird Baking has just turned 5 YEARS OLD. That’s nuts! Willow Bird has been featured by Ladies’ Home Journal, SAVEUR, Fine Cooking, The Charlotte Observer, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and more. I’ve gotten to work with some of my very favorite brands, meet Ina Garten (!!!), share my wedding with all of you, be part […]

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Crêpes with Roasted Berries and Coconut Whipped Cream

July 23, 2014

Crêpes with Roasted Berries and Coconut Whipped Cream Thanks, PAM, for sponsoring this post! What’s your “healthy”? For some people, “healthy” is about eating low-carb or low-calorie. For others, it’s about eating whole, unprocessed foods. For others, it’s about moderation in all things while maintaining an active lifestyle. For others, it’s about rejecting any personal […]

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Hot Raspberry Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream

July 17, 2014

Soooo, MAUVE. What an awesome color, right? Let’s talk about the many reasons mauve is so wonderful. 1. What color would your great-aunt Ida choose for her bath mat if mauve hadn’t been invented? She’d probably be steppin’ out onto a bright yellow mat that would give her indigestion. It wouldn’t even match the soap. […]

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Shortbreads with Dark Chocolate Frosting

July 10, 2014

Let’s talk books. We’ll talk shortbread and chocolate and everything, too; don’t worry. But let’s start with books. I was telling Mike this story the other day and thought you might like to hear it. When I was a child, I was a voracious reader. I read a minimum of 3 books at a time, […]

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Strawberry Cobbler with Lemon Cream

July 3, 2014

After teaching 400 middle school students over the course of 7 years, I sometimes compose letters to middle school parents in my head. Especially when it’s a family’s oldest child who’s starting middle school, it can be just as scary for the parents as for the kid. It’s confusing. How much input do you offer […]

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