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...]

Fresh Berry Vanilla Layered Cake

Fresh Berry Vanilla Layered Cake - layers of moist vanilla cake flavored with pureed strawberries and blueberries, layered with fresh berries and whipped cream!  #pictureperfectplate

This post is sponsored by Driscoll's Berries, but all opinions are my own.This Fresh Berry Vanilla Layered Cake is light, fruity and the perfect dessert for sharing! It’s also easy to make and with the red and blue, it’s prefect for the Fourth of July!Summer is one of my favorite times of year. There are fresh berries galore and they’re all on sale! I love getting them not only for snacking, but for desserts. Berry-filled desserts are easily some of the hubs and I’s favorites. And I always know that Driscoll’s is a great brand of berries that I can trust to be delicious!So of course I was excited to join them in sharing Driscoll’s Food Art and creating the picture perfect plate. I’ve mentioned before how fruit is nature’s art and that could not be truer than with berries. There are so many … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake - a layer of chocolate chip cookie with cook dough ice cream! Topped with chopped cookies, whipped cream and chocolate sauce!

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake is a fun marriage of cookie and ice cream and is the perfect treat for summer!Speaking of summer, we enjoyed our first weekend out on the boat last weekend. The hubs had technically been out the weekend before without me, but we'll just pretend it was his first too.We spent Saturday evening out and brought Jessie. She loved being out there as the sun was going down - less hot. :) Then we went out with some friends for a bit on Sunday.As usual, I got my first bit of sunburn. Not too bad, but a bit. I did use sunscreen, but that stuff comes right off in the water and right now the water is still so refreshing we had to swim. Not too cold, but cool. I'm sure in just a few weeks it'll get warm. Gotta enjoy it while we can!So this cake was … [Read more...]

Peach Cobbler Cupcakes

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This post is sponsored by ALDI, but all opinions are my own.These Peach Cobbler Cupcakes are a fun twist on a classic southern dessert. The cupcakes are full of cinnamon and peaches and topped with whipped cream!You may remember from last week that I'm working with ALDI for their Summer Road Trip. I'm sharing all about Atlanta with you as one of the five cities they are virtually "visiting". Last time, we talked all about the food, so today we are talking some fun activities you can do while visiting! So let's talk about some of my favorite things to do.Stone Mountain Park - It's located right outside of metro Atlanta and is just as it sounds - a mountain made of stone- quartz to be exact. There are all kinds of activities that are great for families, including a skyride to the top of the … [Read more...]

Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes

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My good friend Ashley is visiting today to share these awesome cupcakes with you while I settle back in from our trip. They look amazing and I can't wait to try them! Hop on over to check out her site, Spoonful of Flavor, if you haven't before. She makes some of the most beautiful things - both desserts and meals!Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes are a delectable treat with fresh key lime flavor! A coconut cake is filled with coconut filling and topped with fresh key lime frosting!Hi, everyone! I am Ashley from Spoonful of Flavor. I am so excited to be here today while Lindsay is making her way back to the United States from Africa. Blogging has opened the doors to many opportunities and along the way, I met Lindsay who is not only one of my favorite food bloggers, but is also a great friend. I am honored … [Read more...]

Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes

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These Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes are moist, fluffy and full of flavor! With plenty of blueberries spread throughout, you get a wonderful combination of coconut and blueberry in every bite!So you may or may not have noticed my little mess up on Wednesday. I talked about Memorial Day (I've changed it now), but it hasn't actually happened yet. Strange, right?Well, truth is, that was written ahead of time. I am in South Africa (finally!) and scheduled several posts to go up while I'm away. I'd scheduled that post to run after Memorial Day, but then changed it and completely forgot. The sentiment is the same though. We'll be with family Monday and I know it'll be fun. :)Today though, we are going on a safari! Cross your fingers for us that we see lots of animals! We went on our first one last … [Read more...]

Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Cake

Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Cake - vanilla cake soaked with orange flavoring, with layers of vanilla and orange creamsicle ice cream! Such a fun twist on the classic popsicle!

This Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Cake is light, fruity and just like eating an orange creamsicle in ice cream cake form! It's been a long time in the making and I'm so excited to share it with you!I have always been a big fan of the classic orange creamsicle pop. That combination of orange and ice cream is just heavenly. It is and always will be a favorite. Probably in part because it reminds me of being a kid.I've been wanting to make an ice cream cake version of the pop for the longest time. I actually have an ongoing list of things I want to make but haven't quite figured out how I want to do them yet. This cake was on that list for a while.I finally decided to go for it!I used my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe, cut in half, to make the layer of vanilla cake. It's a great, easy, … [Read more...]

Chocolate Poke Cake

Chocolate Poke Cake - so moist and to die for!

This Chocolate Poke Cake is out of this world. SO chocolatey! So moist! Amazing. I dare you to try and keep your fork out of it.Poke cakes have quickly become one of my favorite things to make when I'm looking for an easy but delicious cake. I love a beautiful layered cake, but sometimes easy ones are the way to go. And since poke cakes are defined by the holes that are poked into it and filled with flavor, there are so many possibilities.It occurred to me that I didn't have a single chocolate poke cake on the blog and that seemed criminal. Chocolate is a necessity in all things, so I went full out - chocolate all the way. In every bite.I started with a devils food cake. I used a cake mix, but if you have a from scratch recipe you prefer, go for it. Sometimes boxes are a wonderful … [Read more...]

Strawberry Sundae Cupcakes

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These Strawberry Sundae Cupcakes are a moist vanilla cupcake topped with strawberry milkshake icing, then finished off with chocolate ganache, sprinkles and a cherry! Such a fun, delicious cupcake for spring and summer.So this past weekend I had a wonderful weekend in Santa Barbara with a great group of bloggers. Unfortunately my flight home was not so fun. American Airlines cancelled my morning flight before I even made it to the airport. The good part of that was that I got to hang out with my bloggy bestie Julianne for a little longer. The bad part was that the new flight they put me on would've had me leaving LAX at midnight and not getting home until the next day. #notokayI called to change the flight and got a super rude guy on the phone. I was able to get a different flight, but was still … [Read more...]

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