Monday, September 22, 2014

Here Comes Fall KitchenAid Giveaway

Happy Fall Y'all!!!!  
I'm so excited to be a part of an incredible giveaway with some terrific bloggers.  
Could you use a shiny new KitchenAid mixer?  
Wouldn't that be a great way to inspire your holiday baking?  
Then, enter our giveaway below!!

Here is a list of the wonderful sponsors.  Visit them, follow them, and enjoy the fun!

Rose @
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Stephanie @ Dillicious Cakes

No purchase necessary to enter sweepstakes. Entrants must be 18 or older and reside in the United States. The giveaway begins on 9/22/14 at 12:00am CST and goes through 9/29/14 at 11:59pm CST. Approximate retail value for price package is 350 dollars. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. The winner will be selected after the giveaway is over and after entries have been verified. The sponsors will not be held liable for any malfunction or damage of the products received. If winner does not contact Rose Bakes within 48 hours of winning, a new winner will be chosen. We have the right to publish the name of the winner and which entry was selected. The prize will be sent within two weeks. Facebook and Twitter are not involved with this giveaway at all. This giveaway is sponsored by Rose Bakes, Hoosier Homemade, Cake Whiz, Like Mother Like Daugter, Dillicious Cakes, Cupcake Diaries, Mandatory Mooch, Sweet Scene Cakes & Suzanne Esper Cakes. Void where prohibited by law.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Monster Cinnamon Roll

This simple creation was my Saturday morning breakfast a few weeks ago.  My girls wanted to make something that was easy, quick, and delicious.  Who can turn down a cinnamon roll?  Especially a monster one that makes your house smell amazing!!

1 can (8 count) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with frosting packet
parchment paper
cooking spray
pie plate

1.  Place 1 cinnamon roll in middle of parchment paper lined and sprayed pie plate. 
2.  Unroll other cinnamon rolls and use dough to spiral around center until all dough is used. 
3.  Bake at 400 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes.
4.  Frost and serve.

Source: a Mandatory Mooch original

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Friday, September 12, 2014

3-Ingredient Ravioli Pasta Bake {No Boiling Needed}

This simple pasta dish was a creation that I came up with over the summer.  My hubby has to eat gluten-free.  So, we don't get much pasta and bread around here.  One Saturday, he was gone for the day and I decided to make this for myself and our daughters.  Without him around I wouldn't feel so guilty about eating all of this gluten in front of him.  (Thankfully, he doesn't have a sweet tooth like I do.  Hence all of the sweet treats here on my blog.)  Anyway, this was a success and we enjoyed every bite.  


2 (16 oz.) jars spaghetti sauce
1 (25 oz.) bag frozen ravioli (any kind)
2 c. shredded cheese of your choice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread ½  jar of sauce in the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 baking pan.
  3. Place half of the ravioli evenly across the sauce, cover with other ½ jar of sauce.
  4. Sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese, place remaining ravioli on top.
  5. Pour the other complete jar of sauce over ravioli layers, sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until ravioli is tender and cheese bubbles on top.
  7. Let stand 15 minutes to allow sauce to thicken. 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Gender Reveal Cake: Question Mark?

Know someone that is pregnant?  Going to have a gender reveal party?  This cake is a fun surprise for everyone.  I created this one for a friend of mine that was having a baby shower for another friend.  She wanted the inside to be pink or blue depending on the baby's sex.

A week before the celebration, she brought me a sealed envelope from the doctor with the results.  I made a four layer cake thickly covered (no peaking!!!!) in vanilla buttercream.  Then, decorated the outside with colored fondant to match other colors of the shower.  I got to see a video later of the mom-to-be cutting into the cake.  She was delighted to find out she was having........A GIRL!!!!!  The cake was bright pink on the inside to match the dots on the outside. 

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