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1. I’ve been listening to Christmas music for the past week… I know I am supposed to wait until AFTER Thanksgiving, but Thanksgiving feels late this year and I can’t wait any longer!!

2. Don’t worry, I won’t put up any holiday songs for Song of the Week… yet… This week is a bit of a flashback to Major Lazer’s You’re No Good. I saw the new Warren Miller movie over the weekend and I have been listening to the soundtracks from all the movies (you know, when I’m not blasting Christmas tunes…). This one is from the scenes in Japan which were just too beautiful for words. I really need to hit the slopes!  (more…)

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Streusel Muffins |

I really can’t believe Thanksgiving is a mere few days away. I am both unbelievably excited and irrationally nervous for it. I always get this way in the couple of days leading up to a big event that I am cooking for. It’s that last minute “oh holy crap, what if I burn the turkey” panic attack that sneaks up out of nowhere, but disappears as soon as I start cooking.  (more…)

Happy Birthday Cake ‘n’ Knife!

Happy Birthday Cake 'n' Knife!

Happy Birthday Cake ‘n’ Knife! WOW, it has been two whole years! Just typing that feels completely insane to me. I remember when the first blogversary rolled around, I looked back on the year and it felt like so much had changed. All I can say is this second year of blogging put that first year to shame. I feel so much more immersed in the blogging world with both amazing new friends and collaborations, but primarily with YOU. The recipes and experiences I have shared come straight from my heart and you have been there with open arms and grumbling tummies. Thank you doesn’t even begin to express how truly grateful I am for all of you! This whole blogging thing would mean nothing if I didn’t have amazing readers and friends to share it with. You all have become like my big online family and I love you all. So THANK YOU!

Next year brings even more fun with new features on the blog, an ebook and so much more… Eek I can’t wait to share all the fun with you!!

Mini Cream Pies with KitchenAid®

I know all last week was Blogsgiving Dinner, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share a little dessert!!

Mini Cream Pies with 3 fun flavors |

At Thanksgiving I am all about three things – trying to make dessert simple, make it ahead of time, and give everyone a little bit of what they love. The hours leading up the Thanksgiving tend to require a bit of organization and a lot of patience. Once the meal is over, I want to be able to pull dessert out of the refrigerator and continue enjoying myself! Not to mention I am likely on my second glass of wine at this point – the time when I generally ban myself from all flames, stove tops, and ovens (did I mention I tend to burn myself a lot?).  (more…)