Pumpkin pie cake is a long-time family favorite from both my mom and my mother-in-law. A layer of pumpkin custard is topped with a crumbly cake layer, melted butter, crunchy pecans, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. The perfect dessert for fall!

Pumpkin Pie Cake

October 29, 2018
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My husband’s favorite dessert of all time is something his family calls Pumpkin Dump. I don’t think any dessert should have the word “dump” in it, certainly not a delicious dessert, so I’ve tried to change the name numerous times.

We went with ICF construction for the basement and main floor of our modern farmhouse. Read the full blog post to find out more about ICF.

Building a Modern Farmhouse, part 2

October 24, 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I kicked off a new/old series here on the blog: Building a Modern Farmhouse. When we started construction on our house just over 5 years ago, I wrote extensively about the process for Better Homes

I've rounded up 5 menu ideas to help you plan a week's worth of easy weeknight dinners for your family!

Menu Ideas 27

October 17, 2018

When we visited my sister and her family in Connecticut last month, she asked me why I hadn’t posted any menu ideas in a while. She said those posts are her favorite and the most helpful to her, and it

Deliciously cakey chocolate cookies dipped in a rich, homemade chocolate glaze and decorated with white icing spider webs. Perfect for Halloween!

Chocolate Spider Web Cookies

October 5, 2018
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Last week we went to Connecticut to visit my sister and her family. Up until that point, I think I was reaching toward Fall with one hand while still clinging wistfully to Summer with the other. While we were gone,

11 fall chores that will make your lawn, yard, and garden happy and healthy next spring!

Fall Chores for your Yard & Garden

September 23, 2018
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This post has been sponsored by Scotts®. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Our family has always been really good at planting gardens. This year, we were actually good at harvesting and using all the things we planted. That

building a modern farmhouse

Building a Modern Farmhouse, part 1

September 19, 2018

June 2017: We decided to wrap our white pillars in cedar, but I’m getting waaaaaay ahead of myself. I’m so excited to start a new miniseries here on Lulu the Baker: Building a Modern Farmhouse. A little background information first.

A delicious classic--homemade chocolate milkshakes

Classic Chocolate Milkshakes

September 12, 2018
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My mom makes lots of really delicious foods. She makes good fried chicken, good brisket, good bread, good chicken noodle soup, good pecan rings; basically good everything. One of my favorite things that she makes—and it has dawned on me

Summer Berry Fool is an easy, beautiful, and delicious dessert with just 6 ingredients.

Summer Berry Fool

August 24, 2018
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I consider anything after Labor Day to be firmly planted in Fall, which means we are now entering the very last week of Summer. This summer has been a particularly good one. I have found that I can’t mother well

This super simple one-bowl double chocolate cake is easy and delicious!

One-Bowl Double Chocolate Cake

August 14, 2018
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I’ve got a time tested, much beloved family recipe to share with you today: Double Chocolate Cake. This recipe is a favorite for lots of reasons. First (and probably most important), it’s completely delicious. It’s moist, chocolatey, and satisfying without

Download and print this free lunch packing list to help with back-to-school season! Also get two of my kids' favorite lunch "recipes."

Back-To-School Lunch Ideas

August 4, 2018
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This post has been sponsored by Danimals, Glad, Hidden Valley Ranch, Horizon Organic, Kleenex, and NABISCO. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Can you believe it’s already back-to-school time?! I’m always a little sad to see summer come to