November 2013 | Love Bakes Good Cakes

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Copycat Holy Shiitake Pizza {with EASY Garlic Aioli}

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This is a copycat version of a pizza from The Mellow Mushroom. I can't even rave enough about how great this pizza is!! Seriously, make it now!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends #4

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Welcome to Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends! I'm so glad you stopped by! This is an anything goes, no rules party! Link up your recipes, projects, crafts, printables ... and yes, you can even link up your giveaways!

If you don't already like us on Pinterest, I would love for you to follow us - you can even do it right here:

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My Turn for us

Turkey Round-Up for Thanksgiving

32 Turkey Crafts and Recipes from Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends

32 Turkey Crafts and Recipes #Thanksgiving #turkey #recipes #crafts

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Pumpkin Browned Butter Frosting

I really hope y'all are not sick of pumpkin yet! I am sharing some of the best cookies I have ever made - like in the history of ever! These Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Pumpkin Browned Butter Frosting are phenomenal .... you better hide all of the spoons in your house - the frosting is that amazing! Don't say I didn't warn you!

Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Pumpkin Browned Butter Frosting

Chicken Noodle Soup & Kleenex Tissues for Cough, Cold and Flu Season

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Kleenex but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #KleenexTarget  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

Chicken Noodle Soup

One of the things I hate about this time of the year (other than the cold and snow - ha!), is this seems to be the time of the year everyone gets sick. As much as I try to keep my family healthy and away from germs, sometimes they still get sick. Unfortunately, having a large family often means that if one of us gets sick, all of us get sick. Definitely not good!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding

Today, I've got a Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding recipe that is perfect for the holidays. Can you believe Thanksgiving is THIS week?! Ummmm, I haven't even got my stuff for our meal yet .... I guess I better get busy, huh? It's on my list to do in the morning .... I'm just hoping that despite my procrastination, my local store still has everything I need! Is anyone else a last minute shopper?

Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving Printables 2013

Can y'all believe that it's less than a week until Thanksgiving? I have a simple printable that you can use if you would like.
Give Thanks printable (8x10)

Thanksgiving Place Cards

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends #3

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Welcome to Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends! I'm so glad you stopped by! This is an anything goes, no rules party! Link up your recipes, projects, crafts, printables ... and yes, you can even link up your giveaways!

If you don't already like us on Twitter, I would love for you to follow us - you can even do it right here:



Christmas Chocolate Drops and an everyday pleasure worth taking

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mars®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Cookie baking season will be upon us in about a week. Ok, I'm sure there is not an "official" start date for cookie season, but in my mind, from the day after Thanksgiving until the new year, it's cookie season. It's kind of like pumpkin season or grilling season - we just have times we enjoy those things more than other times.

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Caramel Apple Galette

Have you finished planning what will be on your table for Thanksgiving? If you're still looking for an easy dessert idea, this Caramel Apple Galette couldn't be easier! #apples #caramel #fallbaking

Have you finished planning what will be on your table for Thanksgiving? If you're still looking for an easy dessert idea, this Caramel Apple Galette couldn't be easier! #apples #caramel #fallbaking

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lemon Funfetti Cake with Lemon Curd Filling and Lemon Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

I love baking cakes ..... not that my blog name would have given it away or anything! ;) Of course my blog isn't just about cakes - or evenly mostly about cakes - because who could eat that many cakes .... seriously?! Perhaps that's a story for another time.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Not Yo' Mama's Tuna Noodle Casserole

This Not Yo' Mama's Tuna Noodle Casserole is a little bit different than the Tuna Noodle Casserole you probably remember as a kid! It gets a "grown-up" look and taste with chopped spinach and roasted red bell peppers - and the wide egg noodles have been replaced with penne pasta!

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Chai Spice Poke Cake

Isn't it funny how our "tastes" change seasonally? While I wouldn't think of making this Chai Spice Poke Cake in the summer ... it's perfect for late Fall and into Winter.

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2013 Maytag Dependable Leader Award #sponsored #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting #MC for Maytag. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.


Maytag needs your help to select the best candidate for the 2013 Maytag Dependable Leader Award – an award to recognize someone committed to making a difference in the lives of youth - through America’s Vote competition. From now until November 29th, visit www.bgca.org/Maytag to learn about all five finalists and the exemplary work they do in their respective communities, and to help make a difference, vote once a day for the nominee they find to best represent a Maytag Dependable Leader! The finalists are:

Holiday Cards Made Easy with Cardstore #TopoftheMantel #sponsored #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Cardstore. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

I hate to admit that I'm a procrastinator when it comes to sending out Christmas cards. It's so time consuming to shop for cards, write personalized messages and to address all of them. Cardstore.com is the solution to my problem! Cardstore removes the hassle from holiday cards and helps take one huge item off of your already full holiday to-do list by printing, addressing and sending them out FOR you! And, you can still include your own personalized message! You can get $20 off orders of $50 or more now until November 20th! From November 21st to the 26th, Cardstore is offering 30% off of holiday cards. Log on and make your holiday card today: http://po.st/PersonalizeYourCard

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pumpkin Pecan Bread

Pumpkin Pecan Bread - It's Fall in a loaf, y'all. I think homemade bread has to be one of the best things ever - it ranks right up there with fresh coffee, peanut butter cups and babies laughing. There's just something about those things that makes you smile. Well, they make me smile anyways! ;)

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends #2

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Welcome to Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends! I'm so glad you stopped by! This is an anything goes, no rules party! Link up your recipes, projects, crafts, printables ... and yes, you can even link up your giveaways!

If you don't already like us on Facebook, I would love for you to follow us - you can even do it right here:



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

Many of y'all know I love soup. I actually look forward to Fall and Winter for the sole reason of having an excuse to eat more soup. There's just something so comforting about it to me.

Some of you may also remember me telling you that I wasn't really a fan of potato soup growing up ..... I would sit there and stare at it for hours and my parents always threatened me with "having it for breakfast." Over the years, I found out it wasn't so bad, and now I do enjoy it on occasion. I have a few different variations that, in my mind, made it more palatable than I remember as a child. Having some cheese in my potato soup is always a big plus.

Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

Easy Pumpkin Pie and Being Carton Smart

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart. All opinions are 100% mine.
Imagine if everyone made one small, smart decision a day. How much would it help our planet and our own personal worlds? As an individual, it feels small, but as a collective, the small, smart decisions add up. Tetra Pak applauds the thousands of small acts of smartness that add up to make a big difference. Tetra Pak carton packages, designed for maximum efficiency and environmental friendliness, are one small way to live smarter and to Be Carton Smart.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Basic Brownies

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I have to admit something to you, my 17 year old son is the brownie maker at our house. He loves to make these - and asks to make them every so often. This Basic Brownies recipe is one of the very first recipes I got when I moved out on my own. It's been my go to brownie recipe for - *ahem - I can't believe I'm saying this* - over 20 years!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Let's Get Social Sunday #46

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*** Just a quick note before we get things started ..... we have decided to take a break from the social for the holidays and come back in January better than ever! If you have been scheduled to co-host with us, please be on the lookout for an email from us with details of our plans! :) We will only be linking up blogs today - so please visit a few new ones and stop by the co-hosts to follow them on social media. We hope all of you have a safe and happy holiday season - we look forward to seeing you again in January! ***



***Also, if you haven't already, be sure to stop by the new combined linky party - Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends after you link up here .... we hope you'll drop by and share some of your awesome projects!! :) Ok, enough with the announcements, let's get on with the social!***

Welcome to Let's Get Social Sunday!

This party is for bloggers who wish to make new friends and gain new followers. It is also an opportunity to link up all your social media sites to gain more followers for blogging opportunities and it increases traffic to all your sites.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends #1

Freedom Fridays Main Picture

Welcome to Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends! I'm so glad you stopped by! This is an anything goes, no rules party! Link up your recipes, projects, crafts, printables ... and yes, you can even link up your giveaways!

If you don't already like us on Facebook, I would love for you to follow us - you can even do it right here:



No Holiday Is Complete Without the Green Bean Casserole

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam's Club. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love the holiday season. I have such fond memories of family and food! After all, the Holiday Season is about spending time with loved ones and enjoying the flavors of the season, isn't it?!
Green Beans

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Licensed to Spill at The Day of the Cowboy

Collective Bias Sponsored Post - Mohawk SmartStrand #LicensetoSpill #shop #cbias

If you have kids, you know how hard they can be on just about everything you own. From spills to dirt, our carpets and flooring take a lot of abuse! Wouldn't you agree? SmartStrand Stain Resistant Carpet is giving families the license to spill.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Thai Chicken Sub and Jif

I participated in this campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Jif. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Thai Chicken Sub

Authentic Italian in a Hurry with Michael Angelo's®

This post brought to you by Michael Angelo’s. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am a  busy mom. Between homeschooling, blogging and just life in general - things get pretty hectic here! I know most of you can relate. Although we prefer a home-cooked meal, what are we to do when we're in a crunch? Michael Angelo's® Gourmet Food is the maker of authentic Italian entrees, available conveniently in your Sam's Club freezer aisle. Whether you're dining alone or feeding your entire family, Michael Angelo's® Italian entrees and snacks are quick, easy, affordable and most of all, great-tasting! They help make an easy Italian dinner any time!

Pei Wei has you covered for a quick lunch or a delicious dinner

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PeiWei. All opinions are 100% mine.
In the mood for a quick lunch, or a how about a delicious dinner? Your local Pei Wei has you covered with their lively fast casual dine-in experience as well as their speedy and convenient to-go service. You can Explore the full Pei Wei Asian Diner menu  to find something to tempt your tastebuds!
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Chai Cookie Bars

Do you have a favorite cold-weather drink? When the temperatures start dropping, I really love a warm mug of hot cocoa or a chai latte. I wanted to talk the chai flavor and create a cookie bar with it. These Chai Cookie Bars are super simple and full of chai flavor!
Chai Cookie Bars

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Let's Get Social Sunday #45

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Just a reminder - Lets Get Social Sunday will be on 9 different blogs every week!  That means maximum exposure for you :) 

Welcome to Let's Get Social Sunday!

This party is for bloggers who wish to make new friends and gain new followers. It is also an opportunity to link up all your social media sites to gain more followers for blogging opportunities and it increases traffic to all your sites.
This party is for bloggers who wish to make new friends and gain new followers. It is also an opportunity to link up all your social media sites to gain more followers for blogging opportunities and it increases traffic to all your sites.


Have you noticed our new feature, "Last But Not Least" blogger? ... That's right, you don't have to get to our party early to have a great time and meet other bloggers! This feature will be for whoever the last link-up is when the party closes on Wednesday night! As a bonus, we'll share your blog the following week - just to show you that being late doesn't mean you can't have fun! As an added bonus, we'll even link-up your blog and social media for you the week that you are featured! (Remember, this feature is for bloggers only and not businesses!)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

It's Fall Y'all {11-2-13}

Welcome to It's Fall Y'all - the BIGGEST & BEST Fall party! This year, we have 10 great bloggers as hosts - meaning your link-ups will show up on 10 different blogs!

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Friday, November 1, 2013

$1000 Christmas CASH Giveaway event

What would you do with an extra $1000 to spend this holiday season? How about I make the answer to that question a little easier with your chance to win $1000 cash in the Christmas Cash Giveaway event! Thanks to some amazing supporters of Raising Reagan and some all around awesome bloggers and shops, we were able to come together collectively with a CASH PRIZE of $1000!

Raising Reagan | Win $1000 in the Christmas Cash Giveaway Event

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