Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes

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I haven’t always loved red velvet cupcakes. I hate to say it, but sometimes they’re just not that good. Kind of boring, sometimes dry, mostly just red. BUT I found an amazing red velvet recipe several years ago and have been in love ever since! The cake is rich and tangy, with subtle chocolate flavors, and it bakes up light and moist. You can find my favorite red velvet cupcake recipe, along with cute ideas for a whole red velvet-themed party, on my latest Design to Dish post for Julep.

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In My Kitchen | Lindsay Johnson of Cafe Johnsonia

“Kombucha is my latest obsession. I avoided kombucha for the longest time because…well, frankly, it didn’t sound at all appetizing. My sister did her best to convince me otherwise, but I just thought she was crazy. Fermented tea?! I was never a fan of tea anyway, so I couldn’t wrap by brain around the idea…. 

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The Seasons Tree | Scalloped Paper Garland

Surprise! I bet you thought I’d forgotten about the seasons tree since I haven’t posted anything about it in over three months. But every month I mean to catch up, and then I run out of time. So this Fall, while I have a little extra time, we’re going to go back and see what… 

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Applesauce Muffins with Caramel Glaze

Today is the first day of Fall–Hooray!! I’m always a little sad to see Summer go, but luckily, any sadness is more than made up for by the arrival of Autumn, my favorite season of all.  I put together some cute ideas for a perfect Fall party for my latest Design to Dish post for… 

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easy weeknight dinners

Bow Tie Pasta with Sausage & Peppers

Before we wrap up our week of easy weeknight dinner ideas, I have one more quick, delicious recipe for you. My mom has been making bow ties with sausage and peppers for pretty much as long as I can remember, and it has become a long-time family favorite. When my parents moved to Oregon a… 

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School Lunch Ideas + a Free Printable Lunch Chart

All week, I’ve been sharing some of my family’s favorite quick and delicious dinners for busy weeknights. With all of the lessons and practices and after-school activites, it can be a struggle during the school year to get something tasty on the table for dinner. We’re going to take a tiny break from our easy weeknight dinner ideas just… 

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easy weeknight dinners

Homemade Ham & Cheese Pizza Pockets

It’s a week of easy weeknight dinner recipes here on Lulu the Baker! Today, I have a recipe to share with you that my whole family loves. Whenever my kids find out I’m making these, they go crazy–Homemade Ham & Cheese Pizza Pockets. We were first introduced to them by our good friend Marcelle. We… 

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easy weeknight dinners

Individual Mini Meatloaves

All week, we’re looking at new family dinner ideas for busy weeknights. Back when my husband and I were newlyweds, I found this recipe for meatloaf that we both fell in love with, and I haven’t made another meatloaf recipe since, even though it’s been nearly a decade. This meatloaf is the very best–flavorful and… 

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easy weeknight dinners

Quick & Easy Cream of Tomato Soup

I’ve been planning and planning this week for several months now and am so excited that it’s finally here! Now that school’s back in session, after-school activities are back as well. Dance lessons, art classes, music lessons, sports practice, martial arts, swimming lessons–life gets busy! It can be easy during busy times to slip into dinner ruts,… 

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A Champagne Birthday Cake + Weekend Wrap-Up

It’s the last day in our birthday celebration for my dear friend, Ali! We started off the week with the perfect party playlist from Jennifer of Classic Play, followed by a delicious appetizer (Caramelized Pear & Brie Crostini!), a signature birthday cocktail (the Black Cherry Tail!), and sparkly gold place cards from MJ of Pars… 

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Gold Glitter Place Cards

We’re having a birthday party this week here on the blog! On Monday, Jennifer from Classic Play put together a fantastic party playlist. On Tuesday, I shared the recipe for a perfect party appetizer, Caramelized Pear & Brie Crostini. And on Wednesday, the birthday girl herself, Miss Alexandra Hedin, gave us a signature birthday cocktail,… 

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