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ice cream

Nate and I have quite a torrid history with desserts. On one of our very first dates I brought Nate a piece of cake, just to be nice and surprise him. He claims that's the moment he fell in love with me. It obviously didn't end there! A short time later, we discovered an amazing little ice cream place down the street from our apartment, which we started visiting weekly for the next three years.

shave ice

We've traveled around and had fancy desserts. Alaskan desserts. Hawaiian desserts.

cotton candy

We've seen dessert trends come and go. Restaurant cotton candy, anyone?

wedding cake

And then we got married (with dessert). And suddenly, things changed.

first birthday cake

We had kids. And now, we don't really go out for dessert anymore. Go figure.

How we do it now: Desserts at Home

I miss my sweets. So once in awhile, I go ALL out and I make a boxed cake. Shhhh, don't tell anyone. Boxed cake is totally my secret. I make us a cake about every month or so for a special treat. It's my go-to way to get the perfect end to the perfect meal. No special equipment or much time needed. I cut the leftover pieces in half and turn them in on themselves to sandwich the frosting in the middle and make a convenient hand-held cake slice in a baggy for Nate to take to work with him.

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When I'm feeling extra-fancy (and even shorter on time), I'll turn that boxed cake on its head and make an upside-down cake. They always look like you went to a lot of effort, and everyone oooohs and aaaaahs over them. How do I do this even faster than a traditional cake? I buy a ready-to-go Private Selection Upside Down Cake and just warm, flip and serve. Tada! Cake in a jiffy. They come in three flavors: German Chocolate Fudge, Double Chocolate Molten, Amber Honey Apple Spice. Plus, they use real ingredients like butter, eggs, milk and semisweet chocolate so it tastes homemade. Private Selection is Kroger's house brand, made to offer customers awesome savings on high quality products at the whole Kroger line of stores, including Baker’s, City Market, Dillons, Fry’s, Gerbes, Pay Less, QFC, JayC, King Soopers, Owen’s, Ralphs, Smith’s and Fred Meyer. You can get a Private Selection Upside Down Cakes coupon to save $1 off Private Selections Upside Down Cake or $2 off if you share with your friends now through June 23rd! Be sure to follow Private Selection Upside Down Cakes on Pinterest and Private Selection Upside Down Cakes on Facebook for some delicious inspiration.

How do YOU do desserts at home?

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