Easy Caramel Sauce

Easy and delicious caramel sauce!

This Caramel Sauce is a very easy one to make - and it’s my favorite! I love the flavor that you get from a caramel made with brown sugar! And this version is harder to burn and ruin - a definite plus! Fall is quickly approaching and I’ve been enjoying some seriously nice weather recently. We have a little outdoor area at the building where I work. I can sit in the shade and work and the last few days have been beautiful - almost chilly. It’s totally getting me in the mood for fall and all the flavors that fall brings - especially apple! And caramel is the perfect pair for apple, don’t you agree? You can totally expect to see this caramel sauce coming up in a few upcoming posts. I’m pumped. Caramel is absolutely one of those things I can't get enough of. And like I said, this caramel sauce … [Read more...]

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookie Dough Brownie Layer Cake

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This Funfetti Cake Batter Cookie Dough Brownie Layer Cake is a totally decadent treat! Layers of brownies and eggless funfetti cake batter cookie dough are topped with a delicious chocolate ganache - and of course plenty of sprinkles! Get your big glass of milk ready! So in marriage, one of the things we have to learn to do is share. Problem is, sometimes sharing isn’t easy. And sometimes sharing means someone else loses - as in loses something. As is loses the nail clippers that you both share. And sometimes that seems to happen over and over and over. When that happens, there’s only one thing to do. Not share any longer. :) After going through countless nail clippers, we finally argued (jokingly) the other day about who keeps losing them. And of course we blame each other. And of … [Read more...]

Monster Cookie Cheesecake Pie

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This Monster Cookie Cheesecake Pie is everything you'd want - a delicious, soft monster cookie stuffed with a creamy peanut butter cheesecake. The whole thing is chewy, peanut buttery and totally yummy! So I mentioned Friday that I was going to see Boyz II Men and En Vogue in concert Friday night and I just wanted to tell you - it was AMAZING! If they are coming to your city, you have got to go! First of all, the venue was awesome. I'd never been to Chastain Park, so we were totally unprepared, but it's totally unique. It's outdoors and has tons of space between each row, so shaking my tail feather was not a problem at all. :) And you can bring in tv trays and coolers. They even have signs outside letting you know the maximum dimensions for them. I so wish we'd known because all around us people … [Read more...]

Caramel Shortbread Bars

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These Caramel Shortbread Bars are an absolutely delicious blend of flavors! Shortbread topped with rice krispie filled caramel, topped with chocolate and sea salt. Definitely a new favorite around here! So you guys, I am super pumped for tonight! A friend and I are going to see Boyz II Men and En Vogue in concert and I cannot wait! I am going to dance and sing my butt off! I’m pretty sure the Boyz II Men “II” album was one of the very first cassette tapes I bought. And please tell me you know what a cassette tape is. Don’t make me feel old. :) Speaking of old, apparently CD’s are becoming old and a thing of the past since the new Macs don’t have CD drives. Seriously, what’s up with that? I have a Boyz II Men CD that I can’t listen to on my laptop and it’s not cool. I’m trying to get even more … [Read more...]

Chocolate Donut Hole Cheesecake

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This Chocolate Donut Hole Cheesecake might be the most over-the-top dessert I’ve created yet! It’s a smooth and creamy chocolate cheesecake filled with chocolate donut holes. But it doesn’t stop there! It’s topped with more donut holes and the perfect vanilla glaze. Absolutely delicious! I couldn’t wait to post this cheesecake. Not only is it delicious and chocolatey, but it’s kind of awesome too. :) I mean, donuts and cheesecake? Is it dessert, or is it breakfast? How about both! I’d gladly eat it morning, noon and night. I started brain storming about fun donut recipes a few weeks ago when I went to watch the hubs play in a ProAm tennis tournament. There was some tasty food, including Krispy Kreme donuts. Of course I ate one of said donuts, which got me to thinking about how good donuts … [Read more...]

Brownie Brittle Birthday Cake Icebox Cupcakes

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These Brownie Brittle Birthday Cake Icebox Cupcakes are a light and delicious treat! Plus, they're no bake and super easy to make. And aren't they so darn cute? When I was at the BlogHer Food Conference back in May, I had the pleasure of meeting some folks from Brownie Brittle. I was super pumped, because I hadn’t actually tried it before, but had been wanting to. It is some seriously tasty stuff! I kept grabbing more bags of it to bring home and let the hubs try it. It seriously tastes just like a crisp, chocolatey brownie. But possibly even better, because you can eat it like it’s a chip. Somehow that feels less guilty to me than an actual brownie. :) Plus there are four amazing flavors - chocolate chip, mint chocolate chip, toffee and salted caramel. If you haven’t seem them in your grocery … [Read more...]

Hot Fudge Swirl Ice Cream Cake

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This Hot Fudge Swirl Ice Cream Cake is a wonderful blend of cake and no churn ice cream! Chocolate and vanilla come together for this classic frozen dessert! Last night I had dinner with my dad and older brother’s family. We got on the subject on birthdays, as my dad’s birthday is Sunday and my nieces’ birthdays are coming up soon. My nieces will be 8 and 10. Naturally, I’m the designated cake maker so I asked them what they were considering for their cakes this year. Last year one had my chocolate cake and the other my carrot cake. The younger one always comes up with the craziest stuff and has requested a red jello mermaid - covered in chocolate icing. I couldn’t help but laugh. :) I think we might be able to talk her out of the icing, but it looks like I’m going to need a mermaid … [Read more...]

Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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These Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes are absolutely full of peanut butter! A peanut butter cupcake with mini reese's pieces and peanut butter chips mixed in is topped with peanut butter icing. A peanut butter lover's dream cupcake! So I mentioned last Friday that I was going with the hubs and in laws to check out a South African restaurant over the weekend. We ate at Ten Degrees South on Saturday night and were completely transported to South Africa! Ok, so that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it was very nostalgic for them and fun time for me. Not everything on the menu struck me as being super unique and different from things you might find here, but a couple things got them more excited than others for being more unique to South Africa and things they used to eat regularly. We … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake

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I am totally in love with this Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake. The moist vanilla cake is made with BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers Cinnamon Dolce and soaked with an amazing butter cinnamon mixture, topped with vanilla icing. I couldn't get enough of it. I got to meet some people from BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers at the BlogHer Food conference in May and I was totally pumped to try their new coffee creamer flavors, both in my coffee and in baking. I love Baileys brand in general. I've always loved their creamers and Baileys liqueur. They've got three tasty new creamer flavors and the one I was most excited to try was the Cinnamon Dolce. I love me some cinnamon! And it was awe-some in my coffee! So when they sent me a few flavors to try, I new the cinnamon one would be the first I'd bake with. It took me … [Read more...]

Almond Joy Pie

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This Almond Joy Pie is pure coconut heaven! With all the sweets in our house right now, this is the one I cannot. stop. eating. I imagined it to be good, but not this good! And even though you have to use the stove a little bit, there's no actual baking required so it's super easy to make! Whew! What a busy week this has been! No new giveaways today, but be sure to check out the other two from this week. I'm giving away a KitchenAid Mixer and an iPad Mini! You don't want to miss out! Plus, there's a Back To School $400 cash giveaway happening too. Gotta love free stuff! Many times, I wish I was able to hand you a fork through the computer screen and give you free samples. Free samples are the best. It's one of the few reasons to brave going to Costco on a Sunday. They are just fun. Plus, you could … [Read more...]