Samoa Cookie Cake

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This Samoa Cookie Cake is absolutely to die for! A moist and chewy sugar cookie is topped with chocolate ganache, gooey caramel filled with coconut, then drizzled with chocolate on top! It is soft, moist, gooey and even better than any Samoa Girl Scout cookie you’ve ever had! So if you follow me on instagram, you’ve probably seen several photos of me having a great time out at the Food Blog Forum conference over the weekend. It was hosted at Walt Disney World and it was awesome! Such great info, so inspiring, great people and great fun. I’ll be telling you all about it soon. I left a day early and came over to Daytona Beach, FL - only about an hour from Orlando. My grandmother lives just a few minutes from the Daytona Speedway. She broke her arm back in December, so I came over to see her and help … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

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This Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake is a delicious thick and and creamy cheesecake with a ribbon of cinnamon running all through it, topped off with cream cheese icing. It’s an awesome cheesecake that you’ll be dying to serve for dessert - or breakfast! :) So I hope you all love cheesecakes as much as I do. There are so many options and things you can do with them and they really aren’t hard to make. They can take a little time since they take a while to bake and cool, but as long as you have some time to work with, they really shouldn’t be intimidating. And they’ve always been one of my favorite desserts. I’m such a texture person, so I love a thick and creamy cheesecake. I used to call them “the” favorite, but I just love so many things now it’s really hard for me to pick a favorite anymore. I have a … [Read more...]

Guinness Chocolate Brownies

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These Guinness Chocolate Brownies are some of the moistest brownies ever and they are an awesome combination of cakey and fudgy. You will not be able to stop eating them. I have spent the better part of the last couple weeks of my life on these brownies, no joke. I wanted the most perfect version of a guiness brownie to share with you. But before I dive into all that, I have a confession. Get ready. I don't like beer. I know, I know. How can I post a recipe with beer in it when I don't like beer. I can't explain it except to say that it's my dad's fault. I clearly got my taste buds from him - he also does not like beer. It's a thing and he passed it on to me. I have tried so many times to like it. It just won't work. So I fully expected to not like these brownies. I have a coworker who … [Read more...]

Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles

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These Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles are full of chocolate and Baileys flavor! I am totally in love with the fun mix in textures. Between no bake cheesecake, cookie crumbles and whipped cream - these trifles have it all! You know those days where you totally think you're killin' it? At least in one aspect. And then... Well, that happened to me the other day. I bought all the stuff to make dinner in the slow cooker for a night the latter part of last week. I try to have a slow cooker meal at least one night a week - usually Wednesday, since that's the night we go to small group. Well for some reason I just could not remember to put everything into the slow cooker in the morning. Twice I forgot to do it. Twice. #fail So finally Monday morning, I was all ready to go. The meat … [Read more...]

Funfetti Birthday Cake Icebox Cake

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This Funfetti Birthday Cake Icebox Cake is full of awesome birthday cake flavor! It has layers of golden birthday cake Oreos, cake batter pudding and cake batter whipped cream. It’s definitely a new favorite! So we found out late last week that the hubs’ citizenship has been approved! Yay! Now we are just waiting to find out when his ceremony date, which I like to call his graduation, will be. Then we can celebrate! We did little celebrating for another reason this weekend. We went to Charlotte to celebrate the birthday of one of the hubs’ college friends. They lived together for about 3 years in college and played college tennis together. Another one of their old teammates was there as well. It was a lot of fun and great to see everyone. What’s funny is that since the hubs and I have been … [Read more...]

Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches

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These Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches are moist, chewy chocolate pudding cookies full of chopped mini Reese's. They are sandwiched around a delicious peanut butter cream cheese icing to make a wonderful cookie sandwich. So my gym has a pretty sweet little media room. I know, a media room at a gym? What's that like? Well, they have a weekly schedule posted outside of the room that tells you which movie will be playing each day of the week. It's one movie a day and it plays on repeat. The room is mostly dark, but you can still see what you're doing. There's bike machines, treadmills and ellipticals. I have been excited to use that room ever since I joined the gym - a year ago. I finally used it for the first time last night. Why did it take me so long? Well, partly because … [Read more...]

Pecan Caramel Turtle Candy Bars

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These Pecan Caramel Turtle Candy Bars are a fun, easy bar version of a Turtle candy. And to make them even better, they are another recipe from my grandmother's cookbook. So the weather here has been kind of crazy lately. Not Boston crazy, but Atlanta crazy. Like 60s one weekend, then freezing rain and ice a week or two later. Like, how does that work? About this time last year we had the Snowpocalypse. Ice for days and stranded cars everywhere. Fortunately the hubs mad me leave work earlier, so I ended up getting home just as it was starting to get bad. The weather we've had this week has been nothing compared to that, but it is seriously cold. And even though the roads are fine, the ice on our bushes and trees is pretty thick. Some people lost power and some trees were down, but we were fine. … [Read more...]

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake

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This Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake really is the ultimate in cookie cakes! With three layers and three kinds of cookie, there is something for everyone to love. Speaking of love, I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day. We aren't really into doing anything huge these days, seeing as it was our 12th Valentine's Day together. But the hubs dropped a not-so-subtle hint that it'd be nice if I didn't wake up and immediately start baking. So I decided to just not do anything blog related Saturday. I can't remember the last time I was actually at our house, in town, and I didn't at least do something. It was very nice, and yet it's hard for me to totally relax because I think of all the things that need to get done. One day I'm going to figure out how to totally unplug. Despite the super cold … [Read more...]

Samoa Cookie Bars

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These Samoa Cookie Bars are a copycat bar-version of my favorite girl scout cookie! It combines a few of my favorite things into one - caramel, chocolate and coconut! I look forward to Girl Scout Cookie season every year and I know I'm not alone. Sometimes a girl scout will come along taking orders and other times I anxiously try to find them in front of stores selling them. A week or so ago, I had one come around our neighborhood selling cookies and I was an easy sell. Growing up, my favorite cookie was a Thin Mint. And I still love them - especially frozen. Plus, there's more of them in a box. But my dad has always been a Samoa fan. Always. As I got older, and my tastes refined (because, you know, I'm so refined ;) ) I began to be more of a Samoa fan. Now, I will proudly say that I have … [Read more...]

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies are moist, chewy, dense and full of banana flavor and chocolate chips! They aren’t cake-like at all and will be your new favorite cookie! So I mentioned that the hubs was having his citizenship test and interview on Monday. I wasn’t there, but it doesn’t sound like it was the most fun thing ever. It seems like the person that he ended up interviewing with wasn’t the most friendly. And she totally grilled him. They did the test early on and that was easy. He passed after the first 6 questions, so they moved on. Then came the interview. When I say she grilled him, I mean she asked him some very similar questions over and over. The hubs said it seemed like she was trying to trip him up and scrutinizing him to see if he was lying. His parents and sister have … [Read more...]

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