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Spoiler Alert!! Exciting News!

Love at First cover revised 3-12-19



The cover of my soon to be released recipe book! Stay tuned for the release date in the near future!



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The Making of Christmas Part 2

The first thing I made was the Santa Snack Mix.  If you follow me on Facebook, Clever Cakes then you saw the special syrup I made to pour on top of it before I baked it at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.

cookies christmas

I made over 300 cookies this year, and sometimes it’s impossible to get pictures of every one of them! But here’s a sample of the types of cookies I made.  I give them out as gifts but I also need them for my family for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!  Don’t worry, all these recipes will be in my recipe book which will be released late January 2019!

christmas cake

Then I made the Christmas Tree Cake. Thank goodness for pans that are already in the shape! It cuts the process in half!  I made a Golden Butter Cake and then I topped it with vanilla icing that was made green.  Of course, no cake would be complete without little decorations!


This year my nephew who is almost 3, got his first baking set and we learned how to bake cookies. Those are the ones he baked with his Auntie’s help!


I wish you all a Very Merry and Bright Christmas!!!



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The Best Football Watching Snack Mix- Ever!

sweet snack mix

Football season is BACK!
If you are like me, you like to have a sweet snack while you are watching the game, besides wings and chips.

Introducing Stephanie’s Sweet Snack Mix!

This mix is easy to make and VERY delicious- actually, it’s addicting!

When you make a snack mix, you want to include things in it that you know people are going to like.  In my exclusive mix I have vanilla Chex, Reese’s Pieces ( Fall colors), Pretzel Fish, cinnamon Teddy Grahams, pecans, almonds, walnuts, mini-kit-kats,  and caramel bits. I then have a special syrup that I put on top of it, bake it, and then place them in fun storage containers.

Don’t worry, this recipe will be in my exclusive recipe book that will be released in early 2019!

In the meantime, happy snacking! What type of snacks do you like while watching football?