Raspberry Nutella Tart

Nutella Raspberry Tart - smooth Nutella filling that is to die for, topped with sugar coated raspberries! No bake and to die for!

I might be a little obsessed with this Raspberry Nutella Tart. It's beautiful, makes a statement and is oh-so-delicious! The Nutella flavor of the filling with the fresh, sweet raspberries - it's hard to resist it's allure.Let's talk about it.I have a new love for tarts. They are like the mini version of a cheesecake or pie or something. They aren't exactly mini, but they have that mini feel. And as we all know by now, mini makes everything better and cuter.I absolutely fell in love with this particular tart.I started off with an Oreo crust. One of the best crusts out there, because it's Oreo and they rock.The crust is filled with a Nutella chocolate ganache. Nutella, chocolate chips and heavy cream are added to a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup and microwaved for about 30 … [Read more...]

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...]

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 CupcakesLayered Red Velvet Cheesecake Bundt CakeStrawberry Cheesecake Cookie CupsRed Velvet CheesecakeRed Velvet Cookie SandwichesStrawberries and Cream Puppy ChowRed Velvet Ice Cream CakeRaspberry Chocolate CupcakesRed Velvet Oreo Trifles in a JarStrawberry … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Cheesecake

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This Red Velvet Cheesecake is one of the smoothest and creamiest cheesecakes I think I've ever made. It is insanely good and has the light tang that is so loved in a red velvet dessert. The cream cheese whipped cream on top finishes it off perfectly!Red velvet is one of those flavors that people seem to either love or hate. Some people are just like, red what? That's a cake? And some people think it's basically the same thing as chocolate. It's kind of like the mystery cake flavor.What I really love about it is the tang from the buttermilk and the slight flavor of the vinegar. I don't know how to exactly describe the vinegar taste since it's not like you're actually eating vinegar, because that would be gross. But it ads a very specific flavor that I've come to really love in red velvet.I … [Read more...]

Conversation Heart Chocolate Bark

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This Conversation Heart Chocolate Bark is a great, easy treat for Valentine's Day and it uses one of my favorite things about the holiday - conversation hearts. Is it just me, or is it hilarious that the little things the hearts say are all hip now with things like hashtags? Cracks me up. :)So lately I've been trying to be healthier. I got way off track over the holidays, with so much going on and so much good food. Now I'm eating better, working out harder and eating very little of what I'm baking. It's kind of sad to not eat as much of the yummy stuff I make, and yet I feel much better in general when I feel healthier.So much of healthy eating and working out for me is about how I feel. Sure, I care about my weight, probably too much, but I hate it even more when I don't feel good in my skin. … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes

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These Valentine's Day Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes are super cute to share for Valentine's Day! They are actually flavored with a strawberry cake mix, but you could use any flavor. The pink cake mix is what gives them their pretty color. They're topped with vanilla icing and a festive gummy heart. I'm in love with them!Can you believe Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away? There's not nearly as much prep as at Christmas, but I know some people and kids put quite a bit into it. I know I used to love getting my Valentines and candy together to give to my friends. I think if I were to pick out valentines right now, I'd go for the Disney princesses. I'm a lifelong fan.But as an adult, it's not nearly as fun. The hubs and I really don't do that much for it, but that's on purpose. We did more when … [Read more...]

Nutella Red Velvet Poke Cake

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So if you haven't noticed yet, I'm a big fan of poke cakes. I love how easy they are and how they are soaked with yumminess and guaranteed to be moist for days. This Nutella Red Velvet Poke Cake is no exception. A delicious red velvet cake is soaked with a combination of sweetened condensed milk and Nutella and then topped with a Nutella whipped cream!So the other day, the hubs and I were driving home and my car beeped at us to remind us that my one of my tires was still low on air. The beeping had started weeks ago, but we hadn't done anything about it yet. The hubs found a gas station with an air pump thingy (do those have a word?) and proceeded to fill up the tire.Here's the conversation that ensued when he got back in the car:Hubs: "Man, you're tire was really low. Like 10 PSI low. … [Read more...]

Champagne Cupcakes

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These Champagne Cupcakes are super moist and full of champagne flavor! They’d be perfect For New Year’s Eve, or another special occasion.Well, this weekend was a great weekend. Our family slowly tapered off and made their way home, with my parents leaving today. We were busy bouncing around from activity to activity.My niece (she’s 8) played in a basketball game on Saturday morning. My brother is the coach and does a great job. My niece scored 10 of the team’s 13 points and they won the game! Then most everyone went to a movie, but my mom and I took the opportunity to do some returns and shopping. Some of our favorite times are when we are shopping. We have a great time together.Then Saturday night, my dad went back to my brother’s house with him family and my mom, the hubs and I went … [Read more...]

Champagne Mousse with Chambord

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This Champagne Mousse is delicious, light and is flavored with Chambord as well as champagne. It's a perfect dessert for New Year's Eve!I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Everything was pretty relaxed for us. We combined our families (the hubs' and I's) for the first time and it went great! As usual, there was lots of food, family and gift giving. We fit 7 people and 5 dogs into our four bedroom house. It was a madhouse! Then there was more family at my brother's house. There were a lot of us!My dad is totally a Christmas junkie, so Christmas morning always takes forever. He loves all the presents. Opening gifts takes forever because he likes to be able to see how everyone likes every gift, so we open each one at a time.Honestly, I love it too. It's great to see everything that … [Read more...]

Black Raspberry Champagne Bellini

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This Black Raspberry Champagne Bellini is the perfect drink to serve for Christmas, New Years Eve or any special occasion!So Christmas is tomorrow. Like, less than 24 hours away. I certainly hope you are ready - it's coming! I also hope you have a wonderful holiday and a Merry Christmas!We finally got all our shopping done over the weekend and now I've got the groceries done as well. It's great because the rest of my family will be getting in town today and I'm ready to enjoy a little time with them.I'll also be turning 30 tomorrow. 30. The big 3-0. Dirty 30. I think 30 is the new 20, don't you? I mean, I totally feel like my 30s are going to be the best years yet.So much happened in my 20s, it's crazy. I graduated college (And I'll be raising a glass filled with this Black … [Read more...]

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