Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cakes

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cakes, made with chocolate sheet cake, are so easy, cute, and delicious – the perfect treat to make for Valentine’s Day!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cakes | ChezCateyLou.com

Today we are celebrating….it is Chez CateyLou’s 3rd birthday!!!! I can’t believe I have had this blog for 3 years! This is where it all started, with lots of help from TheBetterHalf!  It is so much fun to look at how much my blog has grown and changed since I began.  I have learned so much the past 3 years, met incredible people, and done amazing things – all thanks to my little corner of the internet.

We have a bit of a theme around here when it comes to celebrating blog birthdays…and it involves chocolate and peanut butter. 1st birthday. 2nd birthday. So I had to continue the tradition for the 3rd birthday, with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cakes. Since the big birthday is so close to Valentine’s Day, I thought why not make something to celebrate both of them!… 

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Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Bread

Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Bread is the perfect way to sneak some nutrition into your breakfast! Mashed sweet potato gives this quick bread a great moist texture.

Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Bread | ChezCateyLou.com

I know we are well into the new year, but this is my first post of 2016 so….Happy New Year! My slow down in blogging is entirely because of this. I work full-time, and I used to spend my free time daydreaming about (and then making, photographing, and writing about) cookies and breads and cakes…now most of my free time is spent researching baby things and attempting to sleep.  Growing a baby takes a lot of energy!  I’m still around, just won’t be posting as frequently.  But when I do post, the recipes are definitely going to be some of my favorites!  Like this Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Bread.  I have already made this three times this year!  We absolutely love it – it is quickly becoming a breakfast favorite. … 

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Baby Girl Cupcakes

Yellow cupcakes are decorated with a classic buttercream frosting, colored pink. These Baby Girl Cupcakes are the perfect thing to serve at a baby shower or birthday party!
Baby Girl Cupcakes - yellow cupcakes with pink buttercream frosting | ChezCateyLou.com

So the news I mentioned the other day….I’m pregnant! TheBetterHalf and I are expecting a sweet baby girl, due on March 28. We are absolutely thrilled, and can’t wait to start this next chapter of our lives. I have been dying to share the news with all of you, and wanted to celebrate with the girliest treat I could think of – Baby Girl Cupcakes – aka yellow cupcakes with pink buttercream frosting.
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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect dessert for fall! The icing is to die for!
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting | ChezCateyLou.com

Today I am so excited to be hosting a virtual baby shower for my friend Meg at With Salt and Wit. She is having a sweet baby boy, and some other blogger friends and I wanted to give them some love!! Scroll down to the end of the post to see what everyone made for the shower!

Every party needs cupcakes, and since we made the shower Fall themed, I thought pumpkin cupcakes would be the perfect thing to make! And really – I also look for any excuse I can find to make cream cheese frosting. I could eat this stuff by the spoonful!
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Cornmeal Olive Oil Blueberry Cake

This Cornmeal Olive Oil Blueberry Cake is just like a treat you would find in Italy! The flavor is incredible, and it is a perfect cake for summer.
Cornmeal Olive Oil Blueberry Cake | http://ChezCateyLou.com

We are back from our trip! We had the most amazing time – I shared a ton of photos on Instagram. I hope it wasn’t too many…I just couldn’t resist posting all of the gorgeous views and delicious meals! And I can’t wait to tell you more – a Portofino post will be coming soon. But first, let’s have cake.

Thanks to jetlag, I was up super early on Saturday morning and the first thing I wanted to do was bake! I missed the kitchen! I get so much inspiration when I travel, and want to recreate everything that I ate. We saw lots of olive oil cakes and lots of cornmeal in the breads and pastries in Italy, so that is what inspired me to make a Cornmeal Olive Oil Blueberry Cake!
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