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...]

Monster Cookie Cheesecake Pie

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This Monster Cookie Cheesecake Pie is everything you'd want - a delicious, soft monster cookie stuffed with a creamy peanut butter cheesecake. The whole thing is chewy, peanut buttery and totally yummy! So I mentioned Friday that I was going to see Boyz II Men and En Vogue in concert Friday night and I just wanted to tell you - it was AMAZING! If they are coming to your city, you have got to go! First of all, the venue was awesome. I'd never been to Chastain Park, so we were totally unprepared, but it's totally unique. It's outdoors and has tons of space between each row, so shaking my tail feather was not a problem at all. :) And you can bring in tv trays and coolers. They even have signs outside letting you know the maximum dimensions for them. I so wish we'd known because all around us people … [Read more...]

Chocolate Donut Hole Cheesecake

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This Chocolate Donut Hole Cheesecake might be the most over-the-top dessert I’ve created yet! It’s a smooth and creamy chocolate cheesecake filled with chocolate donut holes. But it doesn’t stop there! It’s topped with more donut holes and the perfect vanilla glaze. Absolutely delicious! I couldn’t wait to post this cheesecake. Not only is it delicious and chocolatey, but it’s kind of awesome too. :) I mean, donuts and cheesecake? Is it dessert, or is it breakfast? How about both! I’d gladly eat it morning, noon and night. I started brain storming about fun donut recipes a few weeks ago when I went to watch the hubs play in a ProAm tennis tournament. There was some tasty food, including Krispy Kreme donuts. Of course I ate one of said donuts, which got me to thinking about how good donuts … [Read more...]

Snickers Cheesecake

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I am completely in love with this Snickers Cheesecake. It is all of my Snickers dreams come true. A vanilla cheesecake full of chopped Snickers, layered with chocolate and caramel sauce, nestled in an Oreo crust. It’s thick and creamy, but gooey, amazing and the perfect way to celebrate National Cheesecake Day. Did you know that National Cheesecake Day is actually a thing? Well it is! There’s actually a bajillion holidays dedicated to different foods. Clearly these are the kind of holidays we should get a day off for. How else will we overindulge in cheesecake? Of course if overindulgence is your thing, you’re in the right place. I pretty much love anything that is over the top. And to celebrate today, a bunch of us bloggers are posting cheesecake, so if you want to check them out, scroll to the … [Read more...]

Smores Cheesecake

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Trust me when I tell you that you want to make this Smores Cheesecake. The combination of thick and creamy chocolate cheesecake, melty toasted marshmallows and graham cracker crust is totally to die for and the perfect summer dessert! Plus, get pumped because this week is S'mores Week!! A bunch of wonderful bloggers will be bringing you s'mores inspired desserts all week long! So it rained here a good bit of the weekend. It finally stopped Sunday, but it stayed wet and dark and cloudy even when the rain stopped. Fortunately it wasn't also cold. But all that rain meant indoor activities which meant a lot of chillaxin' on the couch and checking out stuff on Netflix. Saturday morning, the hubs slept in. I didn't. I don't seem to be able to do that anymore and it makes me sad. Between my … [Read more...]

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

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Did you know that June 14 is National Strawberry Shortcake Day? It's true! So today I am celebrating with this Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake. It combines three of my favorite things - cake, strawberries and cheesecake - into a beautiful dessert that is perfect for celebrating this fun day! If you've been reading the blog a while, then you know I love strawberries. They've been my favorite fruit since I was a kid. My dad will still buy them for me when they're in season and I'm coming to visit. So when I was asked to help Driscoll's Strawberries celebrate Strawberry Shortcake Day, I could not wait. Strawberry shortcake has been a classic dessert for more than 100 years and Dricoll's is easily the strawberry brand I prefer in my shortcake. They always have the best smelling, prettiest berries! I … [Read more...]

No Bake Strawberry Milkshake Cheesecake

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This No Bake Strawberry Milkshake cheesecake might be my favorite cheesecake yet! While it’s not my first time baking with strawberry Nesquick, I’ve officially decided that it is magical when added to desserts and this cheesecake is no exception! It’s worth breaking a diet for. I know. I did it. :) As you read this (assuming you’re reading it the day it posted), I am on my way to the BlogHer Food Conference in Miami!! I cannot wait! It'll be so fun to see friends, meet new ones and spend time with my roomie Julianne. We met back in February and she is the best! Plus, I’m stoked to be back in South Florida for a few days. I’ve decided it’s my heaven. I love it. The only bummer is that the hubs couldn’t come with me - he has to work. I can’t wait to tell you all about the trip when I’m back. If … [Read more...]

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake in a Jar

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These No Bake Key Lime Cheesecakes in a jar are super fantastic! They are so incredibly easy to make and have the perfect key lime flavor - not too strong, but plenty key lime-y! Plus, today is an awesome day! Myself and about 20 other bloggers have come together to throw a surprise virtual baby shower for Lisa from Wine and Glue! One of the great things about blogging is meeting other bloggers and becoming friends. They can be so super supportive, it's really amazing and has quickly become one of my favorite parts. I haven't actually met Lisa in person, but I just love her and her blog! And I hope to meet her in person one day! Reading her story about her last child, Elliot, absolutely touched me. Warning, you may need tissue. My younger brother and I were both born with potentially life … [Read more...]

Fruit Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups

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These Fruit Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups are fresh, fruity and totally perfect for spring! Easter dessert maybe? The combination of moist and chewy sugar cookie, smooth no-bake cheesecake and fresh fruit is such a wonderful mix of taste and texture. I want them all to myself! :) I recently got the chance to try a bag of Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar. It's a non-GMO verified and vegan morena sugar. A morena sugar is one that doesn't undergo conventional refining processes, which remove the complexity and flavor in raw sugar cane after it's been processed. Zulka's sugar has a more natural, slightly brown color to it. The granules are also bigger than regular granulated sugar, but it's completely interchangeable with regular sugar -> 1 cup regular sugar = 1 cup Zulka sugar. And it packs a big, … [Read more...]

Banana Pudding Cheesecake

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This Banana Pudding Cheesecake is so delicious and banana-y, it will rock your world! Not only does it have real bananas in it, it also has banana pudding. Double banana for the real banana lovers out there, like myself. This cheesecake was a true labor of love. We are massive banana fans, and banana cheesecake is one of our faves. We always get it at The Cheesecake Factory. So naturally, I had to make my own at some point. I started with my favorite pumpkin cheesecake and altered from there. I absolutely love that pumpkin cheesecake. It is so thick and creamy and doesn't need a waterbath - what?! Seriously, the jam. I figured it was the perfect starting point. I messed around with a few things, including but not limited to the water bath. I tried to stick with not using a water bath, but sadly … [Read more...]

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