Mint Chip Hi Hat Cookies

Mint chip Hi Hat cookies - chocolate cake mix cookies topped with mint icing and a chocolate coating!

Today I'm shaking things up! My friend Julianne is here to help me out and share these super fun cookies with you. I'm dying over how awesome they look! It's also her birthday (yay!!) so give her a big welcome and be sure to pop over to her blog, Beyond Frosting, say hey and wish her a Happy Birthday!Hey everyone! I am really excited to be guest posting today over here at Life, Love and Sugar. Maybe you have heard Lindsay talk about her friend Julianne before, or maybe not. Well that’s me! I blog over at Beyond Frosting.Over the past year, I have gotten to know Lindsay on a deeper level than her blog. She is a true and dear friend to me, and I am not quite sure that blogging for me, would be the same without her. To think I never would have met her if I hadn’t found her on the internet is pretty … [Read more...]

Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes

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These Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes are moist, fluffy and full of flavor! With plenty of blueberries spread throughout, you get a wonderful combination of coconut and blueberry in every bite!So you may or may not have noticed my little mess up on Wednesday. I talked about Memorial Day (I've changed it now), but it hasn't actually happened yet. Strange, right?Well, truth is, that was written ahead of time. I am in South Africa (finally!) and scheduled several posts to go up while I'm away. I'd scheduled that post to run after Memorial Day, but then changed it and completely forgot. The sentiment is the same though. We'll be with family Monday and I know it'll be fun. :)Today though, we are going on a safari! Cross your fingers for us that we see lots of animals! We went on our first one last … [Read more...]

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...]

German Chocolate Cookie Stacks

German Chocolate Cookie Stacks - layers of german chocolate cookies and coconut pecan frosting! Tastes just like eat German Chocolate Cake, but so fun!

These German Chocolate Cookie Stacks are layers of German chocolate cookies and coconut pecan frosting layered into fun cookie stacks. They are delicious and I'm dying to make them again already.So the other weekend, an unusual thing happened. The hubs and I were hanging out and he wondered aloud what desserts we had because he wanted something. While that's somewhat unusual, the really unusual thing was that I actually didn't have anything for him.What?! How does that happen in our house?Since I didn't have anything, we decided to go get something. There's a McDonald's right by our neighborhood so we went there first. The ice cream machine wasn't working. :(So we went to Wendy's. And then I was reminded of a beef I have with Wendy's. Do you know what it is? I have one word for you - … [Read more...]

Pineapple Upside Down Trifles

Pineapple Upside Down Trifles - no bake and delicious! Layers of caramelized pineapple, no bake cheesecake and granola!

These Pineapple Upside Down Trifles are delicious layers of caramelized pineapple, no bake cheesecake and cinnamon granola! They are wonderfully easy to make and are perfect for celebrating today's occasion!What's the occasion? Today I and a handful of other bloggers are celebrating Ashton from Something Swanky's virtual baby shower! She is due very soon with a baby boy, so join me in congratulating her!I have long loved Ashton's blog and she's just as sweet in person as she is on her blog. Plus, she's a fellow North Carolina native and sweets lover. :) Her and her husband already have an adorable little girl, so I can only imagine how adorable this baby boy will be.To celebrate the occasion, I brought these Pineapple Upside Down Trifles to the virtual party. They work great for an occasion … [Read more...]

Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Cake

Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Cake - vanilla cake soaked with orange flavoring, with layers of vanilla and orange creamsicle ice cream! Such a fun twist on the classic popsicle!

This Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Cake is light, fruity and just like eating an orange creamsicle in ice cream cake form! It's been a long time in the making and I'm so excited to share it with you!I have always been a big fan of the classic orange creamsicle pop. That combination of orange and ice cream is just heavenly. It is and always will be a favorite. Probably in part because it reminds me of being a kid.I've been wanting to make an ice cream cake version of the pop for the longest time. I actually have an ongoing list of things I want to make but haven't quite figured out how I want to do them yet. This cake was on that list for a while.I finally decided to go for it!I used my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe, cut in half, to make the layer of vanilla cake. It's a great, easy, … [Read more...]

Chocolate Poke Cake

Chocolate Poke Cake - so moist and to die for!

This Chocolate Poke Cake is out of this world. SO chocolatey! So moist! Amazing. I dare you to try and keep your fork out of it.Poke cakes have quickly become one of my favorite things to make when I'm looking for an easy but delicious cake. I love a beautiful layered cake, but sometimes easy ones are the way to go. And since poke cakes are defined by the holes that are poked into it and filled with flavor, there are so many possibilities.It occurred to me that I didn't have a single chocolate poke cake on the blog and that seemed criminal. Chocolate is a necessity in all things, so I went full out - chocolate all the way. In every bite.I started with a devils food cake. I used a cake mix, but if you have a from scratch recipe you prefer, go for it. Sometimes boxes are a wonderful … [Read more...]

No Bake Funfetti Cheesecake

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This No Bake Funfetti Cheesecake is thick, creamy, delicious and full of sprinkles and cake batter-y flavor! And I love that it's no bake - making it easy to put together.So a bit of housekeeping before I proceed. :) Monday night I switched over my email subscriptions to a new service. If you currently get my emails, you should have received a new email today. Instead of being generic and not super exciting, it should now be bright and fun. Yay!I disabled the old email, so you *should* have only gotten one, but if you got a duplicate or had any other issues, please let me know so that I can fix it.And if you aren't subscribed to my emails, there are now two options. You can get emails every time I post something new, or once a week with all the new content for that week. If you'd like to … [Read more...]

Creamy Lemon Tart

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This Lemon Tart is the perfect balance of sweet and tart! With the addition of the sweetened condensed milk, it's even a little creamy. It's the perfect dessert for a lemon lover!So it occurred to me last week, after getting back from Santa Barbara, that I have some weird sleep habits. I'm always so pumped to get home to my own bed (it's so soft and big!) and part of the reason is my weirdnesses.I actually still sleep with a teddy bear. Don't judge. There's a real reason. And it's not that I love teddy bears.The hubs actually gave me a teddy bear back on our very first Valentine's Day together when we were 18, and I slept with it for years. Finally my mom was like, you have got to get a new one - this thing is old and gross. Of course I didn't care. It was the original. But I gave in and got … [Read more...]

Strawberry Sundae Cupcakes

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These Strawberry Sundae Cupcakes are a moist vanilla cupcake topped with strawberry milkshake icing, then finished off with chocolate ganache, sprinkles and a cherry! Such a fun, delicious cupcake for spring and summer.So this past weekend I had a wonderful weekend in Santa Barbara with a great group of bloggers. Unfortunately my flight home was not so fun. American Airlines cancelled my morning flight before I even made it to the airport. The good part of that was that I got to hang out with my bloggy bestie Julianne for a little longer. The bad part was that the new flight they put me on would've had me leaving LAX at midnight and not getting home until the next day. #notokayI called to change the flight and got a super rude guy on the phone. I was able to get a different flight, but was still … [Read more...]

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