caitlin

Caitlin
Recipe Contributor
A California beach girl living in the mountains of Utah. I blog over at Cait.Create. about my life as a mom of three busy little boys. We cook, we paint, we create, and more often than not, make a big mess. [Read more]

quick and easy carrot cake cupcakes recipe

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With Easter coming up, I’ve been dying to make carrot cake. On Sunday night, I decided to make my favorite carrot cake cupcake recipe. Easy Easter Carrot Cake Cupcakes 1 box spice cake mix 1 cup buttermilk 3 eggs 1/2 cup crushed pineapple 1 cup finely shredded carrots Mix together and bake at 350 for [Read More]

Stained glass cookie recipe

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When I was a kid, one of my favorite treats to make were stained glass cookies. I haven’t made them in years…but I saw a picture of some on pinterest and it made me want to make them again. This is such a fun and easy treat and while I made these for my kids [Read More]

Butternut Squash Risotto Recipe

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Do you ever feel like you’re in a rut with you meal planning?  You have no idea how often we have cheese quesadillas for dinner.  Way too often!  I was at a playgroup with my kids a few weeks ago and we were all talking about some of our favorite go-to recipes.  One of my [Read More]

christmas morning french toast recipe

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Is Christmas coming up fast for everyone else too? I can’t believe it’s almost here! One of the things we like to do on Christmas morning is a big Christmas breakfast. We’re a cereal-and-milk kind of family so this is a special treat.  (via) Here in Utah we have this amazing bakery call Kneaders. Every [Read More]

fall pretzel bark recipe

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  Fall Pretzel Bark 1 bag of pretzel twists 1 cup of butter 1 cup of brown sugar 1 cup of chocolate chips Almonds  Reese’s Pieces Here’s a fun holiday candy recipe for you!  I love making toffee around the holidays!  I always make holiday treats to bring to my neighbors, but I can only [Read More]

Mini Caramel Apple bites {a tutorial}

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HAPPY OCTOBER!!! Don’t you love the holiday months? I plan on baking and crafting my way through the rest of year LOL :) I thought I’d start off the month with a fun Caramel Apple Tutorial… My kids L.O.V.E. caramel apples. They always think they want one when we’re out. I even made them at [Read More]

Balsamic grilled veggies – a recipe

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Balsamic Grilled Veggie Quinoa Does anyone else still have a ton of summer veggies growing in their garden? I sure do!  I was browsing pinterest and found this yummy recipe for grilled summer veggies.   After adapting it to my family’s tastes, this is what I came up with: Summer Veggies: Zucchini Squash Bell Pepper Onion [Read More]

Italian cooking tips and homemade gnocchi {a recipe}

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We love Italian food at my house! My husband lived in Italy for 2 years and is very picky about how Italian food needs to be prepared. Here’s some secrets that I’ve learned to make yummy Italian food: {Source} 1.   Use good quality ingredients.  The only brand of pasta that we buy is Barilla.  [Read More]

Fresh Fruit Cookie Bars

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Hello Love Stitched Readers! I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July! Around here, all of the red and blue berries went on sale the week of the fourth. I bought strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries…just in case ;) After browsing through my recipes and not finding anything that really sounded perfect, I came [Read More]