Monday, April 22, 2013

My Birthday Weekend: Part 1

My whole birthday weekend was so much more fun and exciting then I ever imagined it would be. We drove the 2 hours to Chicago and met my brother and his girlfriend, Danielle at Tavern on Rush.  The meal was amazing! Check it out...
My Birthday Brownie Sundae!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Kate's Birthday Recipes: Today Is My Birthday

Today is my 33rd Birthday!
Billy's vanilla cupcakes have been my favorite recipe for as long as I can remember! The cake is moist and flavorful and its the perfect balance for the rich, creamy frosting. I have made these cupcakes with Billy's Chocolate Buttercream. The chocolate buttercream is delicious  but the vanilla is my all time favorite. And, for some reason, I can't bring myself to serve these cupcakes with anything but a fresh raspberry on top. There is nothing that can make these cupcakes more perfect than they already are. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Kate's Birthday Recipes: The Best Oatmeal Cookies

Welcome to April everyone! Wow, this year is going by so fast already! Anyways, April is  my birthday month, and I am going share some of my all time favorite recipes and some of my special Kate's Birthday Recipes. But we are starting with deserts... it's my birthday month and I am starting with some of my favorite desserts. Come on... this birthday girl is going dessert crazy starting with my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe!

"Phoebe: Okay. We haven’t known each other for that long a time. And there are three things you should know about me. One, my friends are the most important thing in my live. Two, I never lie. And three, I make the best oatmeal-raisin cookies in the world. 

Rachel: Okay. Thanks, Pheebs. Why haven’t I tasted these before? 

Phoebe: Well, I don’t make them a lot. Because I don’t think it’s fair to the other cookies."

Awesome Kitchenaid Shopping Spree - Open Worldwide

I am so, so excited to be a part of this awesome Kitchenaid Shopping Spree!!

 Kitchenaid Shopping Spree 
Worth $700 
Open Worldwide, April 3 - 24, 2013

I was so excited to be included in this great Kitchenaid Shopping Spree Giveaway. I totally though you would all love to win $700 of Kitchenaid Stuff! Of course, who doesn't want tons of Kitchenaid products and $700 will get you tons of kitchen items and of course, if you don't have a Kitchenaid stand mixer yet this is your chance!! 

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Prize: The winner can select up to $700 in Kitchenaid brand products (not including sales taxes), which will be delivered to the single destination of their choosing. The winner has the option of receiving $800 USD in PayPal funds in lieu of receiving their prize. 
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Eligibility: Contest is open worldwide from April 3, 2013 at 12:01 am ET to April 24, 2013 at 11:59pm ET. All entrants must be 18 years of age. Void where prohibited by law.

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