Guinness Chocolate Brownies


These Guinness Chocolate Brownies are some of the moistest brownies ever and they are an awesome combination of cakey and fudgy. You will not be able to stop eating them. I have spent the better part of the last couple weeks of my life on these brownies, no joke. I wanted the most perfect version of a guiness brownie to share with you. But before I dive into all that, I have a confession. Get ready. I don't like beer. I know, I know. How can I post a recipe with beer in it when I don't like beer. I can't explain it except to say that it's my dad's fault. I clearly got my taste buds from him - he also does not like beer. It's a thing and he passed it on to me. I have tried so many times to like it. It just won't work. So I fully expected to not like these brownies. I have a coworker who … [Read more...]

Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles


These Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles are full of chocolate and Baileys flavor! I am totally in love with the fun mix in textures. Between no bake cheesecake, cookie crumbles and whipped cream - these trifles have it all! You know those days where you totally think you're killin' it? At least in one aspect. And then... Well, that happened to me the other day. I bought all the stuff to make dinner in the slow cooker for a night the latter part of last week. I try to have a slow cooker meal at least one night a week - usually Wednesday, since that's the night we go to small group. Well for some reason I just could not remember to put everything into the slow cooker in the morning. Twice I forgot to do it. Twice. #fail So finally Monday morning, I was all ready to go. The meat … [Read more...]

Funfetti Birthday Cake Icebox Cake


This Funfetti Birthday Cake Icebox Cake is full of awesome birthday cake flavor! It has layers of golden birthday cake Oreos, cake batter pudding and cake batter whipped cream. It’s definitely a new favorite! So we found out late last week that the hubs’ citizenship has been approved! Yay! Now we are just waiting to find out when his ceremony date, which I like to call his graduation, will be. Then we can celebrate! We did little celebrating for another reason this weekend. We went to Charlotte to celebrate the birthday of one of the hubs’ college friends. They lived together for about 3 years in college and played college tennis together. Another one of their old teammates was there as well. It was a lot of fun and great to see everyone. What’s funny is that since the hubs and I have been … [Read more...]

Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches


These Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches are moist, chewy chocolate pudding cookies full of chopped mini Reese's. They are sandwiched around a delicious peanut butter cream cheese icing to make a wonderful cookie sandwich. So my gym has a pretty sweet little media room. I know, a media room at a gym? What's that like? Well, they have a weekly schedule posted outside of the room that tells you which movie will be playing each day of the week. It's one movie a day and it plays on repeat. The room is mostly dark, but you can still see what you're doing. There's bike machines, treadmills and ellipticals. I have been excited to use that room ever since I joined the gym - a year ago. I finally used it for the first time last night. Why did it take me so long? Well, partly because … [Read more...]

Pecan Caramel Turtle Candy Bars


These Pecan Caramel Turtle Candy Bars are a fun, easy bar version of a Turtle candy. And to make them even better, they are another recipe from my grandmother's cookbook. So the weather here has been kind of crazy lately. Not Boston crazy, but Atlanta crazy. Like 60s one weekend, then freezing rain and ice a week or two later. Like, how does that work? About this time last year we had the Snowpocalypse. Ice for days and stranded cars everywhere. Fortunately the hubs mad me leave work earlier, so I ended up getting home just as it was starting to get bad. The weather we've had this week has been nothing compared to that, but it is seriously cold. And even though the roads are fine, the ice on our bushes and trees is pretty thick. Some people lost power and some trees were down, but we were fine. … [Read more...]

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake

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This Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake really is the ultimate in cookie cakes! With three layers and three kinds of cookie, there is something for everyone to love. Speaking of love, I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day. We aren't really into doing anything huge these days, seeing as it was our 12th Valentine's Day together. But the hubs dropped a not-so-subtle hint that it'd be nice if I didn't wake up and immediately start baking. So I decided to just not do anything blog related Saturday. I can't remember the last time I was actually at our house, in town, and I didn't at least do something. It was very nice, and yet it's hard for me to totally relax because I think of all the things that need to get done. One day I'm going to figure out how to totally unplug. Despite the super cold … [Read more...]

Samoa Cookie Bars


These Samoa Cookie Bars are a copycat bar-version of my favorite girl scout cookie! It combines a few of my favorite things into one - caramel, chocolate and coconut! I look forward to Girl Scout Cookie season every year and I know I'm not alone. Sometimes a girl scout will come along taking orders and other times I anxiously try to find them in front of stores selling them. A week or so ago, I had one come around our neighborhood selling cookies and I was an easy sell. Growing up, my favorite cookie was a Thin Mint. And I still love them - especially frozen. Plus, there's more of them in a box. But my dad has always been a Samoa fan. Always. As I got older, and my tastes refined (because, you know, I'm so refined ;) ) I began to be more of a Samoa fan. Now, I will proudly say that I have … [Read more...]

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies


These Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies are moist, chewy, dense and full of banana flavor and chocolate chips! They aren’t cake-like at all and will be your new favorite cookie! So I mentioned that the hubs was having his citizenship test and interview on Monday. I wasn’t there, but it doesn’t sound like it was the most fun thing ever. It seems like the person that he ended up interviewing with wasn’t the most friendly. And she totally grilled him. They did the test early on and that was easy. He passed after the first 6 questions, so they moved on. Then came the interview. When I say she grilled him, I mean she asked him some very similar questions over and over. The hubs said it seemed like she was trying to trip him up and scrutinizing him to see if he was lying. His parents and sister have … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Cake


This Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Cake starts with a layer of brownie topped with mini Reese's, then topped with a layer of peanut butter mousse, then a layer of chocolate mousse. It is rich, delicious, and yet light because of the mousse. Absolutely to die for! This cake was actually our dessert for Super Bowl Sunday last week. I had something else I was going to share with you today, but I just couldn't wait to give you guys this recipe! I think I mentioned that we had our small group over for the Super Bowl. Well, we had a birthday to celebrate and it was requested that it somehow involve Reese's. This cake is what I came up with. I've decided that I love the requests I get for this particular birthday. Last year, the inspiration was some kind of cannoli dessert and I made this Cannoli … [Read more...]

25 Treats and Desserts for Valentine’s Day


Can you believe Valentine's Day is just over a week away?! How is it that time flies by so fast? Well, no need to worry if the holiday has snuck up on you. I've got you covered with 25 awesome treats and desserts for Valentine's Day for you to choose from. There's everything from no-bake, easy options like rice krispie treat cupcakes, to fun cupcakes and cheesecakes. There's reds, pinks, hearts! Even some indulgent and chocolatey things to drool over. Take your pick! Strawberry Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes Layered Red Velvet Cheesecake Bundt Cake Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups Red Velvet Cheesecake Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches Strawberries and Cream Puppy Chow Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes Red Velvet Oreo Trifles in a Jar Strawberry … [Read more...]

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