January 2014 | Love Bakes Good Cakes

Friday, January 31, 2014

Potato Skins

Potato Skins #appetizer #fingerfood #potatoes #GameDay

I hear there's a big game this weekend?! Anyone watching it? Me ... I'm mostly participating for the food! Just keepin' it real. We usually have some kind of party (with tons of finger food!). Football isn't in my blood ... I don't live and breathe it. Truthfully, I only ever watched it because of one person. I know ... I'm lame. What can I say?! :) I had been a "fan" (and I use that term loosely - it was more of a fan of the quarterback!!) of the Indianapolis team .... you know the one who Manning used to play for before heading to Denver? After he moved to Denver, I was kinda heart-broken, and I haven't really watched too much football. I don't want to be a band-wagoner - so I don't really have a "team" now. I still love me some Peyton Manning though - you better believe I'll be cheering for #TeamManning this weekend - woot woot! And, you can be sure that these Potato Skins will be making an appearance at our house this weekend, too! 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends #13

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chocolate Cherry Marshmallow Brownies

Where has January gone?! It's hard to believe it's almost February - of course, the weather is reminding much of the country that it's still winter! With Valentine's Day approaching, I wanted to share an easy dessert idea. These Chocolate Cherry Marshmallow Brownies are eye-catching with their bright red, white and dark brown colors! 


Chocolate Cherry Marshmallow Brownies #brownies #chocolate #cherries #marshmallows #valentines

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Slow Cooker Beef & Noodles

Slow Cooker Beef & Noodles #slowcooker #dinner #beef

My folks grew up in the Midwest. That means growing up, they ate a lot of hearty, stick-to-your-ribs meals ... like Beef and Noodles! Of course that also means, that's the kind of meals I grew up eating too! I remember getting excited when I saw my mom making homemade noodles, because I knew that meant we were having Beef and Noodles! It was an occasional treat for us - one I always looked forward to!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Etsy Valentine's Day Giveaway

Would you agree, some of the best gifts are those which are made by hand and with a lot of love? That's why Etsy is one of my favorite places to shop for the holidays! It's the perfect place to find unique handmade gifts, especially for Valentine's Day! Eleven of your favorite bloggers have teamed up with fifteen amazing Etsy shops to bring you this great giveaway! 

Meet your wonderful Hosts!


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends #12

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HoneyBaked Ham Makes Party Planning Hassle-Free #HoneyBakedGameDay #Giveaway

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Are y'all ready for the Big Game?! What's your favorite part - do you actually like to watch the game, do you watch just for the commercials - or are you like me and you just like all of the fun finger food? As much as I love to cook, sometimes, I need to just chill and take a break! Did you know that the Big Game ranks as the second biggest eating holiday of the year? It's the biggest "party at home" day of the year - topping even New Year's Eve! On average, consumers spend a whopping $70 on snacks and refreshments for parties. Did you also know that HoneyBaked Ham makes party planning hassle-free?! :) 


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Monday, January 20, 2014

Score a Touchdown with Digiorno Pizza and Walmart #GameTimeGoodies

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Score a Touchdown with Digiorno and Walmart #GameTimeGoodies #shop #cbias
My family loves pizza .... so much so, that we usually have it about once a week! Since we're getting ready for Game Time, I'm scouting out all of the deals I can find for The Big Game! Right now, Walmart has Digiorno pizza with a special Rollback price! Y'all know I am going to be stocking up!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Cinnamon Applesauce Crunch Muffins



Cinnamon Applesauce Crunch Muffins #muffins #cinnamon #applesauce #breakfast

My kiddos seem to be on a muffin kick lately - particularly, these Cinnamon Applesauce Crunch Muffins! They are so easy to make, and I always have all of the ingredients on hand to make them! The sugar topping gives these muffins their slight crunch! Yum, yum! If you need a new "on-the-go" breakfast idea, be sure to give these muffins a try!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread

Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread #bread #bacon #cheddar #beer

One of my favorite things to bake is homemade bread ..... because one of my favorite things to eat is homemade bread! Ha! Even though I have good intentions when it comes to making bread for dinner, sometimes, I forget. Thankfully, this Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread is quick and easy to whip up in my times of need - and my family loves it!

Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread #bread #bacon #cheddar #beer

Friday, January 17, 2014

60 Meatless Meal Ideas

60 Meatless Meal Ideas #meatless #dinnerideas #roundup

Do you do a meatless Monday or another meatless day during the week? It's one of the things I do to try to keep our grocery budget down. Thanks to my bloggy friends, I've got 60 Meatless Meal ideas!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends #11

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Hearts & Bows Cookies

These Hearts & Bows Cookies are so cute and easy! They're perfect for a loved one in your life!

I'm not a big celebrator of Valentine's Day. I usually get Brian a card and a small gift .... and we have a nice dinner alone. The dinner alone is a huge treat for us, because it rarely happens. Sometimes (read many times), we don't even have our Valentine's Dinner on Valentine's Day .... because life just works that way. 

Hearts & Bows Cookies #cookies #ValentinesDay

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chocolate Oreo Sprinkle Donuts

Chocolate Oreo Sprinkle Donuts #donuts #breakfast #chocolate #oreo

Chocolate Oreo Sprinkle Donuts - I bet that got your attention, didn't it?! I believe donuts are supposed to have sprinkles - it just make them taste better! :) Of course, throw on some cookies, and you have a dynamite breakfast the whole family will love!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Buffalo Ranch Popcorn

I have another super easy game-day snack idea for you! This is perfect for Super Bowl parties - or for snacking anytime! If you're a fan of Buffalo sauce, you'll LOVE this Buffalo Ranch Popcorn!


Buffalo Ranch Popcorn

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends #10

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Churros Poppers

Sometimes, I get the weirdest cravings. Earlier today, I really wanted something with cinnamon and the idea of churros came to mind. I thought it would be fun to do a poppable version for upcoming Super Bowl parties - or any time! ;) These Churros Poppers are so easy!


Churros Poppers - an easy dessert or snack idea full of cinnamon & sugar goodness! #churros #Mexican #easy #snack #dessert

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Chocolate Pound Cake

This Chocolate Pound Cake is a good recipe to have on hand for when that craving strikes. It's super simple to make, and you probably have everything on hand to make it!

Chocolate Pound Cake #chocolate #poundcake #dessert

Monday, January 6, 2014

White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

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So your tree is down, and your Christmas decorations are packed away until later this year ... and you have a few candy canes with no idea of what to do with them! I have the perfect way to use up those last few candy canes laying around your house - White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn! 


White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn - a great way to use up those leftover candy canes from the holidays! A fun treat! #peppermint #popcorn #chocolate

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce #BBQ

Have you ever made Homemade BBQ Sauce? Y'all, I swear it is the best on grilled or baked chicken. Sure, it's good on other stuff to ... but personal opinion it's best on chicken! If you've never made it before, you won't believe how easy it is! And quick! Oooh ..... this is a recipe everyone needs in their files!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Let's Get Social Sunday - January 2014

New LGSS - Feb

We are so glad to bring back Let's Get Social Sunday....and now it's even better, quicker, and easier to play! We know your time is valuable, so we removed all those extra steps of linking up your social media sites and simplified the party. Just link up your blog and use that extra time to interact and network with others by following their social sites that you find on their blogs!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

$300 Amazon Gift Card Sponsored by King of Christmas

$300 Amazon Gift Card by King Of Christmas

I know Christmas is over ... just hear me out! :) As a family of seven, I have to plan our Christmas shopping throughout the year - and I often times take advantage of after-Christmas sales. Sometimes those sales are gifts for family and friends ... and other times, it's holiday decorations!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

Growing up, we had potato dishes fairly often, probably because they were so affordable. I don't know about you, but I absolutely loved when we had grilled "baked" potatoes! I usually throw in a few extra potatoes when we bake or grill - so I can have them for lunches or so I can make this yummy {and easy!} Twice-Baked Potato Casserole!


Twice Baked Potato Casserole 2

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends #9

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