April 2014 | Love Bakes Good Cakes
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

OREO Overload Milkshake

OREO Overload Milkshake is a delicious OREO milkshake topped with homemade sweetened whipped cream, chocolate syrup and more OREOS!! #milkshake #oreo #drink

OREO Overload Milkshake - a delicious OREO milkshake topped with homemade whipped cream, chocolate syrup and more OREOS!! #milkshake #oreo #drink

$200 Gift Card Giveaway for Top Notch Mom's 2nd Blogiversary!

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Today, I am helping my bloggy friend, Doree from Top Notch Mom, celebrate her 2nd blogiversary! One of you will be getting the gift - a $200 gift card!! Good luck, y'all!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Strawberry Cream Pie {Easy & No-Bake}

This Strawberry Cream Pie {Easy & No-Bake} is perfect for the warmer months! Full of fresh strawberries and cream cheese, it gets an additional boost of flavor from instant pudding mix! Serve this at your next get-together, and watch it disappear! #strawberries #pie #nobake #quickandeasyrecipes


Strawberry Cream Pie {Easy & No-Bake} is full of fresh strawberries and cream cheese, it gets an additional boost of flavor from instant pudding mix! Serve this at your next get-together, and watch it disappear! #strawberries #pie #nobake

Monday, April 28, 2014

#ad Spicy Maple Chicken Wings are a Great Grilling Idea or Easy Party Food!

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#ad Spicy Maple Chicken Wings are a Great Grilling Idea or Easy Party Food! #whatsgrillin

With only three ingredients, these Spicy Maple Chicken Wings are a Great Grilling Idea or Easy Party Food! With upcoming graduations, family barbecues and summer picnics, we all need easy party food and great grilling ideas! Tyson Grillin' Wings and Country Time Lemonade are the perfect combo to get you party or picnic off to a great (and easy!!) start! #ad #whatsgrillin #CollectiveBias

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Springtime Magic Cookie Bars

Springtime Magic Cookie Bars are a soft baked graham cracker cookie bar topped with coconut, pecans and Springtime morsels! #cookie #bars #coconut #chocolate

Springtime Magic Cookie Bars are a soft baked graham cracker cookie bar topped with coconut, pecans and Springtime morsels! #cookie #bars #coconut #chocolate

Mother's Day Brunch Ideas {Round-Up}

Can you believe it's almost May?! In case you haven't noticed, Bloggyland is filled with great Mother's Day ideas right now. As a food blogger, I don't know too much about crafts or making things - well, except for making food things! So, I'm sharing a bunch (more than 45) Mother's Day Brunch Ideas! Let's be honest, these delicious ideas would be good year round, too! :)

Mother's Day Brunch - more than 45 recipes from your favorite bloggers that are sure to make mom feel special on her day!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Hot & Dirty Stuffed Peppers

Hi ya'll! I'm Jessica from All She Cooks, a Southern transplant living and blogging in the Midwest. I'm really from all over, having been a Navy brat my first few years, and then later an Air Force wife. Now... I'm the wife to an Air National Guard hubby whose civilian career planted us near Madison, Wisconsin. We love it here!

I'm thrilled to be a new contributor on Love Bakes Good Cakes. You all know that Jamie is just wonderful, but let me tell you all something... she is an awesome blogging friend to have. Jamie is one of my go-to-gals when I have a question about whats working to monetize my blog, how to have great format for foodie blog posts to drive more traffic to my website and so much more. If you're a blogger and haven't started analyzing other blogs to see what is working for them, it's really worth the effort.

Enough of my chit-chat!

Hot & Dirty Stuffed Peppers 


  • Look for me the 4th Friday of each month here on Love Bakes Good Cakes, where I'll be sharing a new recipe creation.This month, I'm starting you all off with my Hot & Dirty Stuffed Peppers.... because we all need something hot & dirty in our lives, right?  Oh come on ladies- I'm talking cooking!

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Raspberry Ripple Lemon Bundt Cake and a Virtual Baby Shower!

This Raspberry Ripple Lemon Bundt cake is an easy, but impressive dessert full of Spring and Summer flavors! The fun raspberry ripple is eye-catching in the lemon cake! Adults and kids love this Bundt cake! #dessert #sweets #lemon #raspberry

Raspberry Ripple Lemon Bundt Cake - a lemon bundt cake with a fun and yummy red raspberry ribbon layer, topped with a light raspberry glaze! #bundt #cake #lemon #raspberry

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends #25

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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

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

I received coupons from Driscoll's for my berries in hopes that I may write about them. All opinions and text are my own.

Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting - a from scratch lemon cupcake with a fun and fruity raspberry buttercream frosting! These babies scream fun in the sun! #cupcakes #lemon #raspberry #driscolls #berries

Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting - a from scratch lemon cupcake with a fun & fruity raspberry buttercream frosting! These babies scream fun in the sun! #cupcakes #lemon #raspberry

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cinco de Mayo Round-Up - More than 100 recipes!!

This Cinco de Mayo Round-Up has more than 100 Mexican/Tex-Mex recipes from your favorite food bloggers! #CincoDeMayo #Mexican #roundup

Cinco de Mayo Round-Up - More than 100 Mexican/Tex-Mex recipes from your favorite food bloggers! #CincoDeMayo #Mexican #roundup

Monday, April 21, 2014

Kindle Fire Giveaway!!

Happy Monday, friends!! Ok, Monday's are not particularly happy .... but in this case it is!! I've teamed up with some great bloggers to bring you an Kindle Fire Giveaway!! Who wants to win?!


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Potty Training - Fresh and Clean with Scott Tissue and Wipes

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Potty Training - Fresh and Clean with Scott Tissue and Wipes #ScottValue #PMedia #ad

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Perfect Lemonade

Happy Easter, y'all! I have a recipe I need to share with y'all for Spring and Summer - my Perfect Lemonade! Is there a more cool and refreshing drink when the weather warms up?! This lemonade had the perfect balance for sweet and tart. Serve it up at your next get-together! #lemons #lemonade #beverage

Perfect Lemonade - Is there a more cool and refreshing drink when the weather warms up?! This lemonade has the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Serve it up at your next get-together! #lemons #lemonade #beverage

Saturday, April 19, 2014

PMS Pizza? It's not what you think ... or maybe it is?!

PMS Pizza is a delicious homemade pizza topped with plenty of pepperoni, mushrooms and sausage!! What did you think it was?! It rivals the best pizza joint in town - but it's better!! Better why?! Because you control the quality (and lets be real - the quantity) of ingredients on this pie! Delizioso!


PMS Pizza - That's pepperoni, mushroom and sausage, in case you were wondering! Perfect for pizza night!! #pizza #lovebakesgoodcakes

Friday, April 18, 2014

Better for you Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Hi Loves Bakes Good Cakes readers!! I'm so excited for my first contributing post here! Jamie and I have been blogging buddies for a long time. She was one of my first guest posters in a Christmas series I did years ago! Super excited to be sharing this Alfredo Sauce Recipe with you today. I've made a few tweaks to make it a "lighter" version and my whole family loves it. It's packed full of flavor and goes well with any meat or veg.

Blentec Giveaway!!

Happy Friday, y'all!! I've teamed up with some other great bloggers for an awesome designer series Blendtec with a twister jar giveaway!! Woot, woot!!

Designer Blentec with Twist Jar Giveaway - Stop by and enter for a chance to WIN!! http://www.lovebakesgoodcakes.com/2014/04/blentec-giveaway.html

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends #24



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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:



Banana Crumb Loaf

This Banana Crumb Loaf is the perfect way to use up those over-ripe bananas! This is one of my family's favorite quick breads!
This Banana Crumb Loaf is a great way to use those over-ripe bananas! Perfectly delicious!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Old-Fashioned Custard Pie and a Silk® #yaywater Giveaway!

I was compensated for this post but the views and opinions expressed in this post are solely mine. WhiteWave is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me. This giveaway is not administered by WhiteWave or its affiliates, but solely by myself.

Silk® is celebrating Earth Month! Did you know there are simple actions we can take to help conserve water?! Silk® loves water and is committed to conserving one of our most precious natural resources! This Old-Fashioned Custard Pie is just like the ones Grandma used to make!  Sweet, creamy and bakes up perfectly! #pie #dessert #custard #yaywater #sponsored

Old-Fashioned Custard Pie just like Grandma used to make!  Sweet, creamy and bakes up perfectly! #pie #dessert #custard #yaywater #sponsored

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Cream Sauce

Strawberry Shortcakes with Lemon Cream Sauce - This classic Strawberry Shortcake dessert gets a delicious flavor boost with the addition of Lemon Cream Sauce! It's the perfect pair! #strawberries #lemon #Spring #Summer #dessert

Strawberry Shortcakes with Lemon Cream Sauce - This classic Strawberry Shortcake dessert gets a delicious flavor boost with the addition of Lemon Cream Sauce! It's the perfect pair! #strawberries #lemon #Spring #Summer #dessert

Monday, April 14, 2014

Skillet Chicken and Peppers Dinner Recipe with Star Butter Flavored Olive Oil

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This Skillet Chicken and Peppers is an easy Italian-style dinner idea made special with Star Butter Flavored Olive Oil. Serve it over your favorite pasta or rice for a dinner your entire family will love! #CollectiveBias #shop

Skillet Chicken and Peppers - a delicious and easy weeknight meal idea. #StarOliveOil #chicken #shop #CollectiveBias

Friday, April 11, 2014

Caramel Crème Brûlée Chocolate Cupcakes



Welcome to Foodie Friday, where every 2nd Friday of the month, I will be sharing one of my favorite recipes with the friends of Love Bakes Good Cakes.



I am Sandra.  My friends call me San, and my blog is A Dash of Sanity. Here, I share recipes while also giving you a little glimpse into my life.  As a mother of five, daycare provider, and head chef/owner of Delectable Moments, a catering business I started four years ago, I’ve discovered ways to make life a little easier while maintaining great taste. And on occasion, I find solace in the adventure of a challenging recipe or the elevation of an experience with heartfelt touches and a bit of panache.  I would love for you to check it out, as my hope is that A Dash of Sanity provides you with an idea, a laugh, encouragement, or just a break from the everyday madness.

I’m excited to get to know each of you and all of your foodie desires.


Fiesta Ranch Chicken Pasta Bake #HiddenValleyIt

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This Fiesta Ranch Chicken Pasta Bake is an easy and delicious weeknight meal! A packet of Hidden Valley® Fiesta Ranch Dips Mix makes this super flavorful! #sponsored #HiddenValleyIt

Fiesta Ranch Chicken Pasta Bake - an easy and delicious weeknight meal! A packet of Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Dips Mix makes this super flavorful! #sponsored #HiddenValleyIt

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends #23

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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:



Easter Giveaway for a KitchenAid® Mixer

With Easter right around the corner, a bunch of us bloggers wanted to get together to thank you for being such awesome followers! We're giving away a KitchenAid® Mixer!!


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

These Peanut Butter Easter Eggs are easy to make at home! With a few simple ingredients (and some help from the kids), you'll have some of the best Easter candy around! This is the stuff memories and traditions are made of!

These Peanut Butter Easter Eggs are easy to make at home! With a few simple ingredients (and some help from the kids), you'll have some of the best Easter candy around! This is the stuff memories and traditions are made of! #Easter #PB #chocolate

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Homemade Potato Gnocchi and Getting Back On Track

Homemade Gnocchi - an Italian potato dumpling that is easy to make at home and tastes great in your favorite Italian recipes! Serve it with melted butter and sage, pesto or your favorite marinara sauce for an easy meal idea! #Italian #PotatoRecipe #dumpling

Homemade Gnocchi - an Italian potato dumpling that is easy to make at home and tastes great in your favorite recipes! #Italian #PotatoRecipe #dumpling

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Let's Get Social Sunday {April 2014}

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We are so glad to have you join us....and now it's even better, quicker, and easier to play!

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It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Caramelitas

Caramelitas have ooey gooey caramel, paired with chocolate and an oatmeal crust. They are so easy to make and they are totally addicting! 


Caramelitas - Ooey gooey caramel paired with chocolate and an oatmeal crust. Totally addicting! #bars #dessert #sweets

Friday, April 4, 2014

Single Serve Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello,  Love Bakes Good Cakes World!  Jamie has been nice enough to allow me take over for the day, so please adjust your seat into the upright position, and let's get started.  My name is Kim; I am a Libra, an animal lover, and a self-proclaimed "weirdo" who loves to cook.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends #22

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 Pinterest, I would love for you to follow us - you can even do it right here:

Love Bakes Good Cakes

My Turn for us

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Strawberry Cream Cheese Fruit Dip with Philly Cream Cheese

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This Strawberry Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is made with Philadelphia Strawberry Cream Cheese and is the perfect way to encourage children {and adults!} to eat more fruit! With only 2 ingredients, you can whip it up in no time! Serve it with your favorite fruit or graham crackers for an easy snack idea!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Fruit Dip #SpreadTheFlavor #CollectiveBias #shop

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Create the perfect Easter meal and let HoneyBaked Ham help make it easy - plus a chance to win! #HoneyBakedEaster

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It's almost Easter! Can you believe it? Have you thought about your menu yet? I hate to admit that I have been procrastinating! What I do know is, I don't want to spend all day in the kitchen when I can be spending time with my loved ones! Maybe you feel the same way? HoneyBaked Ham has great options to get you in and out of the kitchen fast, without sacrificing great taste and quality!

Create the perfect Easter meal and let Honeybaked help make it easy. Why spend all day in the kitchen when you could be spending more time with your loved ones? #HoneyBakedEaster #sponsored

I Want YOU for the Tax Day Giveaway!


Enter for your chance to win $650 from a great group of bloggers in the Tax Day Cash Giveaway...but hurry just like your taxes it all ends at midnight on April 15th, 2014!!