Strawberry Moscato Layer Cake

Strawberry Moscato Layer Cake

This Strawberry Moscato Layer Cake is made with layers of moscato cake and strawberry buttercream. It's moist and super fun way to drink your wine - and eat it too. :)This weekend, the hubs and I travelled to see my family and attend the wedding of a family friend. Our families (along with others) sort of grew up together and have taken many joint family vacations over the years. It was fun to see everyone and reminded me and my family so much of when the hubs and I got married.Often you'll hear at a wedding a wish for the bride and groom that they will love each other more the rest of their lives than they do on their wedding day. I will totally admit that I used to not understand that at all. :) Surely you'd love your husband the most on the day you get married, right? What a wonderful … [Read more...]

Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake

Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake - A cinnamon cheesecake layered with apples and cinnamon filling! Topped with even more apples and cinnamon! Absolutely to die for!

This post is sponsored by KitchenAid, but all opinions my own.This Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake has pieces of apple and pockets of cinnamon filling layered into it to make the most wonderful apple-filled cheesecake! The combination of smooth, creamy cheesecake, cinnamon, and lightly crunchy apples is something you won't want to miss!I don't know about you, but I am really starting to get excited for fall. Apple baking always seems to get me in the mood. I start breaking out the cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel and just can't wait to devour it all over some delicious apples!Enter this cheesecake. While I left out the caramel, I absolutely considered drizzling some over the top of it and you should consider it too.But even without it, the cinnamon and apples are pure fall heaven.Making the … [Read more...]

Rosette Sugar Cookies

Rosette Sugar Cookies - soft and chewy sugar cookies frosted with buttercream rosettes! Plus an animated tutorial on how to do the piping!

These Rosette Sugar Cookies are such a soft and chewy sugar cookie topped with a yummy buttercream icing. A classic cookie with simple decoration - I love them!So you may or may not figured this out by now, but I have a sweet tooth. ;)I have always loved my cake, cookies, you name it - with icing. That's just how I roll. In fact, often the cake, cookie, etc is really just the delivery method for a delicious icing.Case in point: Betty Crocker recently brought back their Rainbow Chip icing. Please tell me you know what it is and have had it before! It is the best!Yes, yes, I know. How can I possibly say that a canned icing is the best?! I bake from scratch (mostly). But I tell you - I have been eating that icing since I was a kid and it's the only canned icing I really eat. And you guys I … [Read more...]

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie! Such a terrific, classic pie!

I don't know about you, but I love a good Key Lime Pie with just the right amount of sweet and tart. This Key Lime Pie totally fits the bill and is a classic recipe you'll make over and over.So the other day at our small group (a church group that meets weekly) we randomly got onto a discussion about a particular hashtag. One woman was saying that she'd just learned what #smh was and felt like an idiot that she hadn't known already. She'd thought that it was literally a word, like when people say "psh"."Smh". Try sounding that out. It's not easy.So she started making the noise/saying "smh" and we were all dying laughing. One other woman in the group couldn't believe she hadn't known what it meant.So then the rest of us spoke up (there's 7 couples) and revealed that we too had no idea … [Read more...]

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake - super moist, full of blueberries, cinnamon and streusel! Amazing!

This Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake is the perfect breakfast or snack! It is wonderfully moist, cinnamon-filled and full of blueberries!So the hubs and I officially realized how old we are this weekend. Yes, I know 30 isn't that old but hear me out.We went to Six Flags Over Georgia for the first time since college. It was a lot of fun to spend some time together and do something different. However, I don't know if it was the hot weather or our old age, but we both got a little bit dizzy with every roller coaster we went on. Every. Single. One.Not cool.Nor had that every happened to either of us before. So weird.I will say though that the Superman coaster was super awesome. You sit down normally, but then it tilts your but up, so that you are looking at the ground as if you are … [Read more...]

Oreo Brookie Tiramisu

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This Oreo Brookie Tiramisu is my new favorite dessert - no joke. I mean, how can you go wrong with a layer of brownie, Oreos and chocolate chip cookies, kahlua and espresso, and tiramisu filling? You can't. It's pure awesome.So a few weeks ago, I made my mom her very own Facebook account. She had been using mine for years. She didn't want her own because she wasn't sure she wanted people to be able to find her (she's an outlaw like that).But then I started blogging. And slowly, over the past three years, my news feed has changed from updates about friends (that my mom knows) and family to all things blogging. She no longer liked my Facebook.So she finally got her own page and all her friends rejoiced!Then my mom had a birthday yesterday. As soon as I called her, she told me she wasn't so … [Read more...]

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake - full of maraschino cherry flavor and mini chocolate chips!

This Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake is so fun and has a great cherry and chocolate flavor! I'm totally in love with the naturally pink color too. :)So this past weekend, I tried to throw a legit virtual baby shower. Like for reals.If you are a regular blog reader, you may have seen bloggers celebrate a virtual baby shower for another blog. It's totally a thing (a couple examples - here and here).Well, one of my best and oldest friends (since we were 9) is pregnant and due in August. Our little group of friends has all known each other forever, but as time has gone on, we've moved away - even to different countries. So we weren't going to be able to celebrate with her in person. :(So inspired by blogger virtual showers where we all post on the same day about a blogger and her new addition, I … [Read more...]

Sparkly Pom Pom Cake

Sparkly Pom Pom Cake - so easy and fun! A great celebration cake!

This Sparkly Pom Pom Cake is so fun and so easy to make! It makes a great celebration cake and would even be fun with various colors for different holidays. I've been really excited to share it with you.So today's post is a little different because it doesn't have a recipe in it. Crazy! But it is still all about the cake.Believe it or not, back when I started this blog, I'd fully intended on including tutorials on decorating cakes. I really do enjoy doing it when I have time and that was actually what got me started reading blogs and blogging myself. If you haven't seen some of my very early posts, there were a couple tutorials (here, here, here). A good, old fashioned walk down memory lane. :)So I guess you could say I'm going back to my roots a little with this one. But while those older … [Read more...]

Watermelon Elderflower Cocktail

Watermelon Elderflower Cocktail - watermelon, lime juice, cucumber, elderflower and rum make this one delicious summer cocktail!

This post is sponsored by the Georgia Watermelon Association, but all opinions are my own.This Watermelon Elderflower Cocktail is made with Georgia watermelons, cucumber and lime juice and it is a perfectly refreshing drink for summer!Watermelon is one of those fruits that just screams summer. It reminds me of watermelon eating contests and spitting the seeds all over the driveway.Of course that was when I was a kid. Now that I'm all grown up, I like to spike my watermelon. :)When I decided to make a watermelon cocktail, I knew I wanted to include Elderflower. I tried it for the first time about 6 months ago and fell in love.When combined with some lime juice and cucumber, the watermelon and Elderflower make what is my new favorite cocktail. It's so delicious and would appeal to so … [Read more...]

Toffee Almond Streusel Coffee Cake

Toffee Almond Streusel Coffee Cake - so delicious with streusel on top and in the middle! BAILEYS® Coffee Creamer makes is super moist too!

This post is sponsored by BAILEYS® Coffee Creamer, but all opinions are my own.This Toffee Almond Streusel Coffee Cake is seriously to die for. It’s super moist and full of toffee, almond and cinnamon flavors. With the addition of BAILEYS® Coffee Creamer Toffee Almond Cream, it is the perfect complement to your morning cup of coffee!So after our trip to South Africa a few weeks ago, one of the things I was most excited to come home to was my coffee. Believe it or not, tea is the hot drink of choice over there. And because tea revolves around a kettle and kettles are everywhere (including hotel rooms), there’s only instant coffee.The horror!!And without the focus on coffee, there was only milk and sugar to be added to it. Seriously, I need to drag boxes of BAILEYS® Coffee Creamer with me … [Read more...]

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