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...]

S’mores Icebox Cake

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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...]

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake - full of maraschino cherry flavor and mini chocolate chips!

This Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake is so fun and has a great cherry and chocolate flavor! I'm totally in love with the naturally pink color too. :)So this past weekend, I tried to throw a legit virtual baby shower. Like for reals.If you are a regular blog reader, you may have seen bloggers celebrate a virtual baby shower for another blog. It's totally a thing (a couple examples - here and here).Well, one of my best and oldest friends (since we were 9) is pregnant and due in August. Our little group of friends has all known each other forever, but as time has gone on, we've moved away - even to different countries. So we weren't going to be able to celebrate with her in person. :(So inspired by blogger virtual showers where we all post on the same day about a blogger and her new addition, I … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Truffle Chocolate Cake

Peanut Butter Truffle Chocolate Cake - a layer of moist chocolate cake topped with a layer of peanut butter truffle!

This Peanut Butter Truffle Chocolate Cake is the new way your peanut butter and chocolate obsession will manifest itself. :) With a layer of my favorite chocolate cake topped with a layer of peanut butter truffle, this cake will definitely be your new favorite.So for the past month I've been reading a new book that I've got to share with you. It's called "A Woman After God's Own Heart" by Elizabeth George. It has really been an awesome read.It focuses on pursuing God's priorities for us and has totally changed the way I prioritize. It looks at areas like your husband, your children, your home, etc. and after the first few chapters, I wrote down a list of the way I wanted to prioritize things. It was clear that I wasn't actually prioritizing things that way, so I've been working on it as I've … [Read more...]

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...]

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