Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

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This Strawberry Ice Cream Cake is so delicious and perfect for spring and summer! The vanilla cake is so soft and light, and the strawberry ice cream is creamy and so strawberry-y! With the beautiful strawberries on top and around the edge to finish it off, I'm in love. Fruit is kind of like nature's art. I mean think about it. Fruit, for the most part, is beautiful. It's so colorful. It comes in so many shapes and sizes. You can file it onto a cake and call it decorated. Beautiful. Plus, it delicious. If there's anything better than outer beauty, it's inner beauty. And inside most fruit, you find sweet delicious-ness. Double the beautiful. I'm poetic, I know. But seriously. I love decorating cakes and sweets with fruit. It's the easiest way to make a beautiful dessert that just screams fun … [Read more...]

Berry Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups

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These Berry Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups are light, delicious and perfect for spring! The cookie cup and cheesecake have an awesome lemon flavor that is totally there, but not overkill. And the berries add the perfect compliment - both in flavor and beauty! We are getting into my favorite time of year to bake! Spring and summer means all kinds of delicious fruit! I am totally into fruity desserts. Plus, they are just so happy! How can you not look at beautiful, fresh fruit and not be happy and want to eat it? Well, I guess if you're my mom. She's not really into fruit, but she's a weirdo. ;) I had actually intended to have these at the American party I threw for the hubs last Saturday to celebrate his citizenship. I had them all ready to go - and then forgot about them in the outside … [Read more...]

Berry French Toast Casserole

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kings Hawaiian. The opinions and text are all mine. This Berry French Toast Casserole is absolutely delicious and so easy to make. With pops of fruit and my favorite Kings Hawaiian Sweet bread, it would make the perfect Easter breakfast. French toast casseroles are easily one of my favorite things to make for breakfast on a holiday morning. Usually there’s all kinds of fun things going on during a holiday morning and that’s no exception on Easter morning. As kids, my brother and I would wake up in the morning and immediately go right into our egg hunt. The Easter bunny came while we slept and left behind the eggs and baskets, so we were always pretty anxious to get started. Enter this super easy breakfast casserole. You can throw it … [Read more...]

No Bake Coconut Caramel Nest Cookies

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These No Bake Coconut Caramel Nest Cookies are super easy to make and so cute for Easter! They are made with a mix of cornflakes, caramel and coconut, giving a fun blend of texture and flavors. So in case you missed it last week, the hubs officially became a U.S. citizen last Wednesday. We went to the ceremony, which only lasted about an hour, but started two hours late. They did a nice job. There were 159 people from 61 countries that received their citizenship during that ceremony. They listed all the countries and it was pretty crazy to think about all the people with such different backgrounds together in one room with one thing in common - becoming U.S. citizens. It's pretty amazing to think about what people go through to achieve that and so many of them just had their excitement all over their … [Read more...]

Bunny Peeps in a Blanket Brownies

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These Bunny Peeps in a Blanket Brownies are super fun for Easter! A moist and chewy brownie is topped with a cute bunny peep, then dipped in chocolate. So easy and kids will love them. :) So I know this type of recipe isn’t really my usual thing. I’m normally about the big, the bold, the beautiful. Not to say that peeps aren’t beautiful, but you know what I mean. But this idea popped into my head and I had to run with it. I mean - peeps in a blanket? You know you can’t help but love it. They’re funny and festive and they have sprinkles. How can you not love them? Plus, marshmallow and brownies dipped in chocolate? Delish. Dipping things in chocolate always makes them exponentially better. I don’t know what it is about putting a candy coating on a brownie or a cookie, but it’s just plain yummy. The … [Read more...]

Coconut Blondie Cheesecake

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This Coconut Blondie Cheesecake is so darn good and full of coconut flavor. Every time I make another coconut dessert, I’m reminded of how delicious coconut is. And the combination of the chewy blondie and the smooth, creamy cheesecake is to die for. So you know how whenever something’s missing, your mom is always the on who finds it. It never seems to fail. Sometimes I think I need to be a mom just so that I can actually find something for once. Last night, the hubs and I sat down to eat dinner and watch a little tv. We were going to watch something on our apple tv, but couldn’t find the little remote. We’ve never had trouble with it before. It’s always hanging out with our other two remotes. We knew we’d just seen it. But we couldn’t find it. We got up and walked around the whole living … [Read more...]

Guinness Chocolate Brownies

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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

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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...]

Pecan Caramel Turtle Candy Bars

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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...]

25 Treats and Desserts for Valentine’s Day

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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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