No Bake Nutella Cheesecake

No Bake Nutella Cheesecake - smooth, creamy and amazing! Topped with Nutella ganache and Ferrero Rocher!

This No Bake Nutella Cheesecake is thick, creamy and silky smooth! It's full of Nutella flavor and completely to die for. And of course no bake is always a plus.So if you've hung around this blog long, you surely know that I love Nutella. Well, I actually love a lot of things, but Nutella is totally one of them. All I need is a jar, a spoon and about an hour. Nutella gone.Ok, not really. I wouldn't actually do that. But I totally want to.So instead, I made a cheesecake. Then I licked the spoon. :)Much like making a peanut buttery dessert, licking the spoon is the best part. Of course when I have a spoon covered in peanut butter, Jessie usually gets to lick it. With Nutella, I respond to her drooling by letting her know that chocolate is not good for her. Then I get it all to … [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...]

Strawberry Vanilla Sweet Tea

Strawberry Vanilla Sweet Tea! Refreshing and perfect for summer!

This post is sponsored by Equal 0-Calorie Sweetener, but all opinions are my own.This Strawberry Vanilla Sweet Tea is refreshing, summery and low in calories! Inspired by Equal 0-Calorie sweetener and our recent trip to South Africa, it's one of my new favorite drinks!AND you get a chance to win a iced beverage pack so you can join in on the fun - just enter below!If you read my recent post about the time we spent in Cape Town, South Africa then you read about our high tea experience. One of my favorite parts of the high tea was the strawberry vanilla tea that I drank. So good! I thought it would be super fun to recreate a cold version of it.And since I'm not a huge fan of drinking my calories (I'd much rather save my calories for cake ;) ), using Equal to sweeten my tea was … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Truffle Chocolate Cake

Peanut Butter Truffle Chocolate Cake - a layer of moist chocolate cake topped with a layer of peanut butter truffle!

This Peanut Butter Truffle Chocolate Cake is the new way your peanut butter and chocolate obsession will manifest itself. :) With a layer of my favorite chocolate cake topped with a layer of peanut butter truffle, this cake will definitely be your new favorite.So for the past month I've been reading a new book that I've got to share with you. It's called "A Woman After God's Own Heart" by Elizabeth George. It has really been an awesome read.It focuses on pursuing God's priorities for us and has totally changed the way I prioritize. It looks at areas like your husband, your children, your home, etc. and after the first few chapters, I wrote down a list of the way I wanted to prioritize things. It was clear that I wasn't actually prioritizing things that way, so I've been working on it as I've … [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...]

Peach Caramel Blondie Cheesecake

Peach Caramel Blondie Cheesecake - a cinnamon peach blondie, topped with caramel no bake cheesecake, cinnamon peaches, whipped cream and caramel! So good!

This Peach Caramel Blondie Cheesecake is the stuff dreams are made of. A peach and cinnamon filled blondie is topped with caramel no bake cheesecake, cinnamon peaches and caramel sauce. There is no better way to enjoy some peaches this summer!Well I hope everyone had a great fourth of July weekend. We went to visit my parents and see my grandmother. It had been a while since we’d been to visit, so it was quite nice. It’d also been years since we’d spent the fourth there, so it was nice to be back and see the fireworks. My parents have lived in the same house for about 20 years, so the fireworks show is the one I’ve been seeing since I was kid and their neighborhood puts on a great show.Thursday was also my grandmother’s 85th birthday. We had good food and a lemon cake - her favorite. And yes, I … [Read more...]

Pina Colada Pie

Pina Colada Pie - a light, mousse-like coconut filling with a pineapple topping and whipped cream! To die for!

This Pina Colada Pie is definitely a new favorite! It’s so light and summery and the pineapple and coconut flavors are TO DIE FOR! I’m in love with it.Today, this pie is for a celebration! The guest of honor is a big fan of all things coconut and tropical, so pina colada is perfect. We are celebrating a virtual baby shower for Zainab of Blahnik Baker! Yay!I’ve been following Zainab’s blog for some time now. She has some of the most beautiful treats (like this Coconut Lemon Layer Cake, Pink Velvet Cupcakes and this AMAZING minion cake). I finally got the chance to meet her in person back in February at the Food Blog Forum conference at Disney World. It was that weekend over lunch that she told us she was pregnant!Exciting!She is so sweet and I’m so excited for her. What a crazy new … [Read more...]

Banana Pudding Icebox Cake

Banana Pudding Icebox Cake - no bake and perfect for summer!

This Banana Pudding Icebox Cake is no bake, delicious and perfect for summer! It’s a thicker, more fancy-looking version of banana pudding and it’s the hubs’ new favorite dessert.So I’m going to get serious for a minute. Yesterday’s church service was just too good for me to not share it with you. To finish up a series, we had Benjamin Watson of the New Orleans Saints join us. You may or may not be familiar with a Facebook post that went viral last fall after the verdict in the Ferguson case was released. It’s one of the most well put things I’ve ever read - accurately capturing the range of emotions that I’m sure many have felt.There have been so many cases in the news - Ferguson, Baltimore (and more) and now the awful shooting in Charleston. It overwhelms me how much hate and pain fills the … [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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