Tres Leches Pumpkin Cupcakes

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The holiday season is almost here! (Or is it here already?)  And with that, comes holiday baking and snacking!  When you’re an on-the-go mom, you don’t always have time to spend a whole day in the kitchen baking up something for the family Thanksgiving or the church potluck.  Luckily NESTLÉ® is here to save a day with whole host of baking staples and creative products that make holiday baking easy and fun!  Today’s featured recipe is actually two recipes in one.  I’ll be sharing a recipe for Pumpkin Muffins, and then I’ll show you how can transform those muffins in to Tres Leches Cupcakes. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 313 – With Easter Sweets

Hello all! And welcome to another fun linky party!  It was go great to go over this week’s links and see some new faces and blogs.  Welcome to everyone who’s new!  And as always, thanks to all of our veteran party-goers for stopping by for this week’s link up!

This week I’m celebrating with an Easter edition, featuring some adorable and yummy sweets & treats! Hope you enjoy them!

Also, this week I’ve got a fantastic Easter giveaway for a box of Peeps and other Easter candies! After you link up, I’d love for you to go over and enter this great Easter giveaway! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 301 – With New Year’s Foods + My Thoughts for the New Year

Happy New Year!  And welcome to our last party of 2015 and our first party of 2016.  Woohoo!  In honor of the new year, today I’ve got some foods that are perfect for your New Year’s celebrations!

But  first I have a few thoughts on the new year and what’s to come.  First off, I want to say thanks to everyone who’s linked up here at any time during 2015.  Whether you’ve come by each week or just a time or two, your visits are much appreciated!

Secondly, although I’m proud of the work I did on my blog in 2015, and I feel I accomplished a lot, I have to admit that I feel like I slacked a bit on parties this year.  My husband was in the hospital last spring, and I had to help him in his recovery time.  And then we also had a number of household projects to tackle and other things that came up.  Long story-short, even thought I managed to get a party post up each week, I felt like some of them were just “thrown together” and I didn’t get to visit you guys and comment nearly as much as I would like.  BUT I promise I will be getting back on track with that in the new year, as well as some other things that I feel I’ve “slacked on.”

Now in honor of me “not slacking” I am planning some posts for January, which will be on setting goals and getting things done in the new year.  In fact, my words for 2016 are “simplify” and “focus,” which I will be posting about this weekend.  So you can expect to see a lot of posts on my blog this year that revolve around these two things, especially “simplify” because simplicity is at the heart of my blog, hence the name “SIMPLY Sweet Home.”  So if you love simple solutions or feel you just want to get back to the basics of life and homemaking, please join me here in 2016.  And as always, I invite you to subscribe to my feeds and allow along on all my social media pages!

And last but not least, you can expect to see a bigger and better party this year!  Soon I will be posting a call for new party hostesses, and anyone who’s interested in being a Friday Favorites host will be welcome to apply.  And I’m also doing a little brainstorming with the current hostesses to see what we can do to make the party better.  If you have any ideas for me, or if you may be interested in being a hostess, feel free to email me.  Cheers! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 261 – With Lemon Recipes!

Good Day! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party!  Before we get to this week’s features I wanted to invite you to enter my latest giveaway.  The prize is a SteamMachine Plus worth $125, and it makes spring cleaning a breeze! So enter, enter! But first, party with us for a few minutes!

This week, I’m spotlighting one of THE flavors of spring and one of my all time favorites: Lemon!  I’ve always been a huge fan of lemon flavored desserts.  I love everything from pies and puddings to cookies and cakes.  Today’s features are unique takes on some of my favorites. I hope you like them!


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Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade from Frugal Coupon Living


Lemon and Passion Fruit Cupcakes

Lemon and Passion Fruit Cupcakes from Annies Noms


Lemon Crinkles

Lemon Crinkles from Becky Has Been Blogging

Lemon Yogurt Bundt Cake

 Lemon Yogurt Bundt Cake with Limoncello Frosting from Sidewalk Shoes

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

I am so excited to share today’s recipe!  I originally saw these on Tidy Mom, and I’ve wanted to make them ever since!  Noah celebrated his birthday last month, and it seemed like the perfect excuse I needed to finally make them!  And I was VERY pleased with how they turned out.

I haven’t made a lot of homemade frostings, only a dozen or so, but I have to say this is my favorite homemade frosting I’ve tried, hands down!  It’s so rich and creamy….and yes! It does taste JUST like cookie dough! [Read more…]

12 Favorite Foods of 2013

12 Favorite Foods of 2013

To celebrate the New Year, I’m looking back at some of last year’s posts.  Today I’m presenting 12 of my favorite foods of 2013.  We’ve got main courses, cookies, pies, cakes, drinks, and more! Hope you enjoy! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 165

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Hello all! Welcome to Friday Favorites!  Don’t forget to enter my Pennington Smart Seed giveaway after you’ve linked up. You could win a $50 Amex Card!  And of course, I hope you enjoy these yummies from our friends! [Read more…]