Death by Chocolate Icebox Cake

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This Death by Chocolate Icebox Cake was a huge hit! With layers of chocolate ganache, chocolate mousse and chocolate graham crackers all topped with chocolate sauce, you will be in a chocolate coma after eating it. :) So you know what I don’t love? Jeans shopping. If I want to feel not so hot about myself, jeans shopping will surely do it. That must be why I usually wear my jeans until they start to have holes in them before I’m willing to go shopping for them again. I did a little jeans shopping on Sunday and Monday and the experience was as expected. I tried on mountains of jeans and barely found some that actually fit. Seriously, why is it that every. single. pair. fits differently. I could try on the same size of jeans but because they're different styles they’d all fit differently. Some big, … [Read more...]

Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake

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This Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake is a tasty combination of chocolate cake and strawberry and vanilla ice cream. It's reminiscent of the neapolitan ice cream sandwiches I ate as a kid and I didn't want to stop eating it. It's been a while since I've posted an ice cream cake. I figured it was time to fix that. After making my Neapolitan Millionaire Cake and being reminded of how tasty the flavor combination is, it seemed like the perfect new version to make. So on Friday night, a totally awful thing happened. My phone died. I dropped it and it cracked and it wouldn't turn on again. It was lost forever and along with all my info and ability to connect with the world. Ok, so that might be extreme, but I felt naked and disconnected. I'm so used to having everything right at my fingertips, it … [Read more...]

Mint Chocolate Brownie Brittle Bark

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This Mint Chocolate Brownie Brittle Bark is smooth, crunchy and super easy to make. It comes together in no time and is great as a snack and perfect for sharing! So with many of our friends starting to have kids, it seems one of the first things we do when we see the babies for the first time is try to decide who the baby looks most like. Mom or dad? Then, as they grow up, there's still those comments about who the kids are more like. And even as an adult, it happens. "oh, you get that from your father." Usually it's the bad stuff that one parent is blaming on the other. I totally get it. Whatever bad things our kids do one day, I'm definitely blaming on the hubs. And the truth is, I'm very much like my parents. The good and the bad. Today let's talk about ways that I'm like my dad. 1. … [Read more...]

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake

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This Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake is a perfect mix of moist chocolate cake and smooth and creamy pumpkin cheesecake. The combination of flavors and textures is delicious - even better than I expected! I think chocolate and pumpkin is my new favorite flavor combo. So after our trip, it has been good to be back in the gym the last couple of days. I hadn't worked out for almost a week, and I have absolutely no control when on vacay, so it has been much needed. The only problem is that I'm a bit sore. Not from the gym, but from the trip. My niece was really into doing handstands while were there and it reminded me not only of my younger self, but of my cheerleading days. I cheered competitively for 8 years and it had me missing it. So I made the brilliant decision to get up and do handstands … [Read more...]

Nutella Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups

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These Nutella Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups have a soft, chewy chocolate cookie base and are filled with the creamiest no bake Nutella cheesecake. They are so delicious and the perfect little treat for sharing - or not. You might decide to keep them all to yourself, which is perfectly acceptable as well. :) So we just got back last night from spending a long weekend in Hilton Head, S.C. with my family. Hilton Head is an annual trip for us. We’ve been going since I was a kid and it holds so many memories for me. Even the hubs has been coming with my family since we were in college. It’s such a great beach for families - so clean and laid back. I look forward to hopefully being able to bring our kids to Hilton Head one day. Before we left yesterday, the hubs and I decided to spend as much time … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Trifles

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These Caramel Apple Trifles are the perfect apple treat - no bake, super easy and full of cinnamon! It's also my last recipe for Apple Week. It's sad to see it go, but be sure to check out my blondie cheesecake and layered cake. So many tasty apple choices! Julianne, from Beyond Frosting, has been cranking out some awesome apple recipes too, so be sure to check out her cheesecake bars, muffins and ice cream. So the craziest thing happened the other night. I was sleeping peacefully when all of a sudden the tv in our bedroom came on. Immediately I turned to accuse the hubs of waking me up. I was ready to banish him to the living room to go watch that tv. I had my death stare ready to go but when I looked over at him, he was passed out cold. Not even moving. I called his name and woke him up and … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Layer Cake

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This Caramel Apple Layer Cake is made with layers of brown sugar cake soaked with caramel sauce and cinnamon apples. And without a need to ice the cake (it's naked!), it's so easy to put together! It's also amazingly good and my second recipe for Apple Week! If you missed my first Apple Week recipe, check out my Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake here. And be sure to check out Julianne's recipe for today too - Bourbon Apple Pie Ice Cream! This cake is based on this recipe for a Salted Caramel Cake. I made it a while ago and it was HUGE hit! I thought it'd be perfect with apples and I've been wanting to make this fun new version ever since. This cake looks complicated, but there's actually just a number of steps involved. The main three phases are making the cake layers, the caramel sauce and the … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake

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This Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake is pure caramel apple heaven, I kid you not. It's an apple spice blondie filled with apples, topped with a no bake caramel cheesecake, topped with cinnamon apples and even more caramel sauce. It's one of my new favorite desserts ever and the perfect way to start off Apple Week! This week my bloggy BFF, Julianne, and I will be bringing you all the apple recipes you'll need for fall! Get ready, because we've got some awesome recipes planned. And before I go any further, I want to thank everyone who read, commented, emailed, etc in response to my post on Friday. Thank you so much for the support. I'm trying to respond to everyone, but haven't been able to get to everyone yet, so know that I appreciate it SO much! So this weekend was quite nice. Funny … [Read more...]

Chocolate Coconut Cake

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This Chocolate Coconut Cake was a huge hit! The chocolate cake is my favorite chocolate cake - it's moist for days and super chocolatey. And the coconut icing and toasted coconut is full of flavor and compliments the cake perfectly. If you saw my "Let's Chill" post from Labor Day, this is the cake with a slice missing that was sitting in the cake carrier with ice packs taped to it. :) I took it to the tailgate for the WVU vs. Alabama football game that weekend. It's not necessarily football food, but I was tasked with bringing sweets and since I'd made this, it was one of the things I brought. Despite not being inherently football food, it ended up being a big hit. Like I said, it's crazy moist and full of flavor. If you like chocolate and coconut together you will definitely love this cake! … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze

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These Pumpkin Cookies are full of cinnamon, spice and everything nice! Then they are topped with cinnamon glaze. They were a massive hit with all of my taste testers and have me craving all things pumpkin. :) As far as cookies go, these are certainly more of the cakey variety, but they are absolute cookie perfection. They are super moist, and the glaze makes them even moister. Plus, the spices in the cookie and the additional cinnamon in the glaze ramp up the flavor and will make you want to shove 5 cookies in your mouth at a time. I might have done it myself. Ok not really, I do have some self control. But it took all of it to not do that. :) One thing to note when baking these is that unlike the other cookie recipes I have where you want to under bake the cookies just slightly, you don't want … [Read more...]

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