Funfetti Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These Funfetti Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies are my very favorite cookies ever! Combine a cookie and cake and you have the perfect dessert! They don’t lack at all on the cake batter flavor either - they use an entire box of cake mix. Equally exciting is that I’ve teamed up with some other bloggers and we’ve got a Back To School giveaway for you today! With all the back to school supplies that are needed every year, we thought we’d help you out. The winner gets $400 in paypal cash towards back to school supplies! Yay! Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post. This weekend we went and visited with my family. It was my mom’s birthday and it’d been a while since we’d been home, so it was great to visit. We arrived with LOTS of cake! Not only did I make fresh cupcakes for the occasion, … [Read more...]

Smores Cupcakes

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These Smores Cupcakes are the jam! A super moist chocolate cupcake with a graham cracker crust, topped with a super light and airy marshmallow frosting! If you've been keeping up with Smores Week this week, then you've already seen my Smores Cheesecake and Smores Ice Cream Bars and you know that smores are all the rage this week! A bunch of us bloggers have gotten together to bring copious amounts of smores-inspired treats. To see what everyone else brought today, check out the bottom of the post. I'm sad to see Smores Week end, but I'm pretty pumped to end it with these cupcakes. So yesterday I had my 6 month check up/cleaning at the dentist. I know a lot of people hate the dentist, but I actually don't mind it. I've actually fallen asleep while getting my teeth cleaned before. No joke. And I … [Read more...]

Smores Ice Cream Bars

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These Smores Ice Cream Bars are the perfect summer treat! Cold and refreshing, and with the exception of toasting the marshmallows, they are completely no bake! Today I'm sharing my second recipe as part of Smores Week. If you didn't see Monday's Smores Cheesecake post, a bunch of great bloggers are sharing s'mores treats this week. My friend Lisa has been the bomb dignity at organizing everything. Do you ever feel like you're just constantly multitasking? And it's hard to turn it off? This week has felt that way for me. Work has been pretty busy. The blog is busy. Life is busy. It feels like there's a million moving parts to keep track of. Between all of it I kind of thought my head might explode yesterday. My initial reaction when I feel like there's just so much to do is to just keep … [Read more...]

Smores Cheesecake

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Trust me when I tell you that you want to make this Smores Cheesecake. The combination of thick and creamy chocolate cheesecake, melty toasted marshmallows and graham cracker crust is totally to die for and the perfect summer dessert! Plus, get pumped because this week is S'mores Week!! A bunch of wonderful bloggers will be bringing you s'mores inspired desserts all week long! So it rained here a good bit of the weekend. It finally stopped Sunday, but it stayed wet and dark and cloudy even when the rain stopped. Fortunately it wasn't also cold. But all that rain meant indoor activities which meant a lot of chillaxin' on the couch and checking out stuff on Netflix. Saturday morning, the hubs slept in. I didn't. I don't seem to be able to do that anymore and it makes me sad. Between my … [Read more...]

Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes

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These Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes are a classic flavor combination! I used my favorite chocolate cupcake and topped it with a delicious raspberry icing that uses fresh raspberry puree. Delish! So you know how I mentioned last week that our air conditioning hasn't been up to par lately and we installed fans? Well we finally got someone out to the house yesterday to check things out. The hubs had a break from lessons and was able to be there, which was great. Turns out, we have a leak of the coolant, or whatever it's called, in the air conditioning unit. The good news is that it's still under warranty, so it can be replaced. The bad news is that he couldn't actually find where the leak was coming from and he has to find that before they can do whatever has to be done for the warranty. So … [Read more...]

Strawberry Dulce De Leche Cake

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This Strawberry Dulce De Leche Cake is just heavenly! It may seem like an odd combo - until you taste it. It's made with layers of moist vanilla cake filled with dulce de leche, strawberries and vanilla buttercream. Yum! So the hubs was totally cracking me up yesterday morning: Since I started volunteering with the 2 year olds on Sunday mornings, the hubs and I's actual church service attendance has been a bit spotty. For a while we tried to go to the early service and then I stayed for the later one that I volunteered for. But eventually, the hubs took some Sunday morning lessons since that day and time was specifically requested. However a couple months ago, we finally attended service together again and it reminded us how much we enjoy that on our Sunday mornings. The hubs requested that we … [Read more...]

Lemon Cookie Cake

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This Lemon Cookie Cake is soft and chewy and has a lovely light lemon flavor! It’s topped with a lemon buttercream and is the perfect summer-y cookie cake! So summer tv is pretty lousy, am I right? There’s just not much on, with the exception of wonderful guilty pleasures like 'The Bachelorette'. To make up for the lack of interesting things to watch recently, I finally jumped onboard the Downton Abbey train. Hooked, I tell you! I finally finished the fourth season last night. Honestly, I found the end of the fourth season to not be nearly as exciting as the ends of seasons two and three, but certainly less depressing than the end of season three. When the hubs was out of town last weekend, I was constantly at war with myself over whether or not to bake or watch Downton Abbey. Most of the … [Read more...]

Banana Split Icebox Cake

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This Banana Split Icebox Cake is a blend of some of my favorite fruity flavors! Banana, pineapple, strawberry and cherry all make an appearance and are topped with chocolate and caramel sauce! No bake, easy to make banana split heaven! No bake desserts like this one are great right now, since it's getting so darn hot. Our upstairs bedroom has been heating up during the day recently and it hasn't been so good. We need to get someone out to service the air conditioning, but can't seem to get on it. Instead, we bought fans. The hubs and I have been talking about getting fans for forever, even before the bedroom started getting warm. But Lowes had a 20% off deal over the weekend, so we jumped on it. Of course once we had the fans, the hubs wouldn't rest until they were installed. So Sunday night … [Read more...]

Neapolitan Millionaire Cake

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This Neapolitan Millionaire Cake is a fun mix of flavors and textures! It's got chocolate cake on the bottom, strawberry cheesecake in the middle and vanilla bean mousse on top. A beautiful party in your mouth! Well I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the holiday. The hubs was out of town until late Saturday night, so I actually spent some time baking and catching up on some shows. It's always nice to get a little time to catch up on my girly shows that the hubs doesn't watch. :) I did still get together with some friends for dinner and fireworks. I love watching fireworks and the past couple years we've had rain, so it was nice to finally see some fireworks this year! Saturday I spent the third Saturday morning in a row taking Jessie (our black lab) to the vet. She has terrible … [Read more...]

Peach Pie Cupcakes

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These Peach Pie Cupcakes are all my favorite elements of peach pie rolled into a cupcake - cinnamon, sugar and of course, peaches. They’re moist, fluffy and will be your new favorite summertime cupcake! So do you remember the Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies I posted last week? And how the hubs wasn’t going to stop pestering me until I made him more? Well I finally did at the end of last week and he was thrilled. A little later he went to go get another cookie and saw that I’d eaten one. He was not happy. Apparently, if I want cookies, I have to make my own because those are his. I’m sorry, did I make those? Doesn’t that make them mine and I’m just kindly sharing. ;) He’s such a nut. And big cookie guy. He didn’t actually get around to tasting these Peach Pie Cupcakes because they … [Read more...]