Caramel Blended Coffee

Caramel Blended Coffee - The most delicious blended coffee made right at home with coffee ice cubes and

This post is sponsored by BAILEYS® Coffee Creamer, but all opinions are my own.This Caramel Blended Coffee is the stuff mornings are made of! Heaven in a cup. And it uses BAILEYS® Coffee Creamer Caramel to give it that extra caramel yumminess!I am totally a morning coffee person. I am at a point where my day doesn't start without coffee. In fact, I typically get up in the mornings at around 5:30 to go to the gym and what do I take with me? Coffee. With my BAILEYS® Coffee Creamer. Always.The only bummer is that it's usually pretty hot and I can't actually drink it before I get into the gym. So I let it sit in my car until I'm done and when I come out it's the perfect temperature! It's the best. The whole thing is gone before I even make it home. Then I debate with myself about whether to make a … [Read more...]

Strawberry Moscato Layer Cake

Strawberry Moscato Layer Cake

This Strawberry Moscato Layer Cake is made with layers of moscato cake and strawberry buttercream. It's moist and super fun way to drink your wine - and eat it too. :)This weekend, the hubs and I travelled to see my family and attend the wedding of a family friend. Our families (along with others) sort of grew up together and have taken many joint family vacations over the years. It was fun to see everyone and reminded me and my family so much of when the hubs and I got married.Often you'll hear at a wedding a wish for the bride and groom that they will love each other more the rest of their lives than they do on their wedding day. I will totally admit that I used to not understand that at all. :) Surely you'd love your husband the most on the day you get married, right? What a wonderful … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Butterscotch Tart

White Chocolate Butterscotch Tart

This White Chocolate Butterscotch Tart is the perfect treat for the butterscotch and white chocolate lover - which I am. Layers of ganache combine to make this wonderfully easy tart.This past weekend we had a bunch of my family in town. My parents, grandmother and the reason for the gathering - my cousin, her husband and their new baby. It was my first time meeting him in person. I was actually in Chicago, where they live, just after his due date (he was late). I was hoping to meet him then, but he was stubborn and only arrived 3 days after I left. #naughtyYou might think he's a stubborn little thing even out of the womb, but I have to say he is one of the sweetest babies. So calm and chill. And at 9 months, he could be passed around from one person to the next and not even let out a little cry. … [Read more...]

Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake

Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake - A cinnamon cheesecake layered with apples and cinnamon filling! Topped with even more apples and cinnamon! Absolutely to die for!

This post is sponsored by KitchenAid, but all opinions my own.This Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake has pieces of apple and pockets of cinnamon filling layered into it to make the most wonderful apple-filled cheesecake! The combination of smooth, creamy cheesecake, cinnamon, and lightly crunchy apples is something you won't want to miss!I don't know about you, but I am really starting to get excited for fall. Apple baking always seems to get me in the mood. I start breaking out the cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel and just can't wait to devour it all over some delicious apples!Enter this cheesecake. While I left out the caramel, I absolutely considered drizzling some over the top of it and you should consider it too.But even without it, the cinnamon and apples are pure fall heaven.Making the … [Read more...]

Rosette Sugar Cookies

Rosette Sugar Cookies - soft and chewy sugar cookies frosted with buttercream rosettes! Plus an animated tutorial on how to do the piping!

These Rosette Sugar Cookies are such a soft and chewy sugar cookie topped with a yummy buttercream icing. A classic cookie with simple decoration - I love them!So you may or may not figured this out by now, but I have a sweet tooth. ;)I have always loved my cake, cookies, you name it - with icing. That's just how I roll. In fact, often the cake, cookie, etc is really just the delivery method for a delicious icing.Case in point: Betty Crocker recently brought back their Rainbow Chip icing. Please tell me you know what it is and have had it before! It is the best!Yes, yes, I know. How can I possibly say that a canned icing is the best?! I bake from scratch (mostly). But I tell you - I have been eating that icing since I was a kid and it's the only canned icing I really eat. And you guys I … [Read more...]

Moist and Fluffy Vanilla Cake

Moist and Fluffy Vanilla Cake! Such a soft, tender cake!

I am so excited to share this recipe for a Moist and Fluffy Vanilla Cake with you today! It's a cake I've been making for years, but wanted to tweak and it's finally ready!For those who know me and see me regularly, they know that I play with vanilla recipes like it's my job. I kind of feel like you are only as good as your best vanilla cake. It is super important to have a wonderful one, and yet it seems to be the hardest for people to find. Plus everyone has their own idea of what makes it "the best". I think I might have made it my life's mission to make the best vanilla cake for everyone. It may not be that there's one "best" recipe for all, but maybe a couple recipes that you can choose from. Bottom line - I make a lot of vanilla cake. And it's all for you. :)So let's talk a little about … [Read more...]

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie! Such a terrific, classic pie!

I don't know about you, but I love a good Key Lime Pie with just the right amount of sweet and tart. This Key Lime Pie totally fits the bill and is a classic recipe you'll make over and over.So the other day at our small group (a church group that meets weekly) we randomly got onto a discussion about a particular hashtag. One woman was saying that she'd just learned what #smh was and felt like an idiot that she hadn't known already. She'd thought that it was literally a word, like when people say "psh"."Smh". Try sounding that out. It's not easy.So she started making the noise/saying "smh" and we were all dying laughing. One other woman in the group couldn't believe she hadn't known what it meant.So then the rest of us spoke up (there's 7 couples) and revealed that we too had no idea … [Read more...]

S’mores Icebox Cake

S'mores Icebox Cake -

This S'mores Icebox Cake is no bake, easy and full of graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate! It's a fun treat that's getting me in the mood for fall.I don't know about you, but I'd be ok with it cooling down a bit. I know we probably have another couple months before it really starts to cool down, but I'm ready. And this S'mores Icebox Cake is perfect for now and as is starts to cool down.When I think of s'mores, I always think of camping. While I wouldn't necessarily call myself a camper, I've done my share of camping.In fact one of my very favorite camping trips was in college with some of my closest girlfriends. We all grew up together in North Carolina and went up to Boone, NC right when school ended for the summer. We hiked up this mountain that was covered in massive rocks that … [Read more...]

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake - super moist, full of blueberries, cinnamon and streusel! Amazing!

This Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake is the perfect breakfast or snack! It is wonderfully moist, cinnamon-filled and full of blueberries!So the hubs and I officially realized how old we are this weekend. Yes, I know 30 isn't that old but hear me out.We went to Six Flags Over Georgia for the first time since college. It was a lot of fun to spend some time together and do something different. However, I don't know if it was the hot weather or our old age, but we both got a little bit dizzy with every roller coaster we went on. Every. Single. One.Not cool.Nor had that every happened to either of us before. So weird.I will say though that the Superman coaster was super awesome. You sit down normally, but then it tilts your but up, so that you are looking at the ground as if you are … [Read more...]

Peach Raspberry Sangria Trifle

Peach Raspberry Sangria Trifle - peaches are soaked in white wine, then layered with raspberries, pound cake and fresh whipped cream! A light and easy summer dessert!

This Peach Raspberry Sangria Trifle is fruity and spiked with wine! Plus, given it's sangria twist, it's a great summer dessert for sharing!A couple weekends ago, the hubs, his mom and I all went up to Dahlonega, which is in the Georgia mountains. It's about an hour drive from where we are a bit North of Atlanta. It was out first time up there and it was so pretty being in the mountains.One of the neat activities up there is that there are actually a fair number of Georgia wineries. And after our South African wine tasting experience, the hubs thought it would be fun to take his mom and I up there.It was a great idea! We ended up doing two tastings.One was at the actual vineyard and was called Wolf Mountain Vineyard. The grapes were right by the road you drive in on, so it was neat to … [Read more...]

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