brown sugar coconut bundt cake with dark chocolate ganache #bundtbakers

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Have you had your Girl Scout Cookies yet this year?

brown sugar coconut bundt cake with dark chocolate ganache | Brooklyn Homemaker

We got ours, shipped in from Texas a few weeks ago, fresh from one of Russell’s girlfriend’s daughters. He ordered a few different flavors, but of course our favorites are the coconutty caramelly shortbread Samoas. In my experience, these are most people’s favorite choice, unless they don’t like coconut (in which case they’re probably crazy and may need to be committed).

brown sugar coconut bundt cake with dark chocolate ganache | Brooklyn Homemaker

This month Kelly from Passion Kneaded is our Bundt Bakers host and, in the spirit of the season, she chose Girl Scout Cookies as our theme. It didn’t take me more than half a millisecond to decide my cake would be inspired by the incomparable Samoa.
Thank you Kelly!

If you love Girl Scout Cookies (and Bundt cakes) as much as I do, be sure you scroll down past the recipe to see all the other mouthwatering recipes the…

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My piano loving Golden Retriever


This helps show why I love my golden. Sweet, sensitive soul!

Originally posted on Susan Ruecker:

Luke is quite particular about music.  I can play the first note of a Debussy piece, and he will get up and walk out of the room.  He loves Beethoven, and of course, “Linus and Lucy”.

Inevitably, when Luke starts singing with passion, I start to pay attention to him, and then my fingers stop playing.  Or I am playing per-fect-ly and he isn’t in view on the camera, or he’s scratching, ahem, or chewing loudly on an antler, or he just doesn’t feel like singing at the moment.  And that is how I came to post this video; its all about the dog.

Beloved Brahms, another time.

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Refresh your decor with tips from HGTV host Genevieve Gorder

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Love Genevieve Gorder and her ideas! Just sharing with my readers.

Originally posted on Metro News:

Genevieve Gorder hit the real estate jackpot. After a decade in her New York City apartment, the HGTV host, who had outgrown the space, found out the unit next door was on the market. “It’s the New York dream,” exclaims Gorder, who bought the neighbouring apartment and spent 18 months combining the two spaces to create the perfect home for her and daughter, Bebelle. “The chapters of your life keep evolving and our home so rarely catches up to where we are,” explains the interior designer. “It had been almost eight years since I renovated so it was time on many levels. I had had a child since I had renovated, I had a marriage, I had a divorce, I’ve had different jobs. I just wasn’t the same woman that I was from when I first renovated.” For those of us that don’t have a blank slate, but still want…

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Gifts from the Kitchen, Cheddar Cheese Cookies with a Painted Jar

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Originally posted on the Painted Apron:

Cheese Straws, Cheese Puffs, Cheese Cookies, Cheese Wafers…no matter what you call them, they are irresistible and a must for any Southern occasion!  When I saw this recipe for Cheddar Spritz Crackers on Happier Than a Pig in Mud, I knew they would be in my kitchen asap!


I decided to make a batch for my cheese loving SIL for his birthday


The recipe is just a basic dough that came together quickly with the help of a food processor

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Lots of options here, make the cookies any size you want by adjusting the diameter of the dough log, and how thick you slice the cookies


You could also add a pecan half on top~

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I decided to put them in a jar for a little special touch


I bought this Anchor Hocking tilted jar at Target and painted the lid with chalk paint


2 coats, then some cream…

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New Lights for my New Kentucky Home

I thought you would like to see this post that I made on Blogger…about my new light fixtures. Love them…just wish it had not taken so long for me to put the new ones up. Why did I wait so long? Ha! Anyway…here they are!

I hope you enjoy the post. My electricians even made a cameo appearance.

Thanks for stopping by!