Milk Tart

Milk Tart (also known as Melktert) is a traditional South African dessert. The crust is a soft, cakey crust topped with a cinnamon infused milk custard. It is delicious and was one of my favorites that we tried on our trip.Back when the hubs and I went to South Africa in May to visit his family, I naturally tried all the traditional South African foods and desserts I could. Not only do I like to try new foods, but I’d heard the hubs talk about so many favorite foods he had as a kid and I was so curious to experience them with him.I found milk tart to be a very common dessert option. The first night we arrived, we stayed with the hubs’ aunt and uncle and they served on for dessert. I love cinnamon, so naturally I was a fan. We had it at a few other places we stayed too, so I was excited to try a … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Donut Cheesecake Trifle

This Pumpkin Spice Donut Cheesecake Trifle is so fun for fall! Made with Pumpkin Spice Donuts from Dunkin' Donuts, it's super easy to put together and was a big hit!So this past weekend, the hubs and I went to the local fair with my brother and his family. We'd never been and it was pretty fun to go with them. My nieces had a lot of fun riding the rides and us adults got to eat the good fair food. :)You know the stuff I'm talking about. Funnel cakes, fried oreos (so good, by the way!) and a tower of sliced fries covered in cheese and bacon. That's the stuff that adult dreams are made of kids. Good, outrageously awesome food.I figure this trifle is somewhat similar in it's outrageous nature. I mean, it's layered with donuts. Legit, full on donuts. It's basically breakfast in dessert form. … [Read more...]

Spooky Chocolate Sticky Rolls

I am so excited to share these Spooky Chocolate Sticky Rolls with you today! Not only are they delicious and perfect for Halloween, but they are so easy to make with KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. They come together in less than 20 minutes!If you've never used King's Hawaiian bread before, you are in for a treat. It's easily a favorite of mine. It's a naturally sweet bread that I use for many things - sandwiches, breakfast casseroles. I love the bit of sweetness it adds.And it's perfect for these rolls! It's so nice to be able to make some fun breakfast rolls without having to make dough from scratch or wait for it to rise, etc. You can seriously make these so quickly. It takes about 5 minutes to put everything together and 10-15 minutes to bake. Mix together sugar, melted butter … [Read more...]

Spiderweb Chocolate Tart

This Spiderweb Chocolate Tart is such a fun dessert for Halloween and is delightfully chocolatey! And to make it even better, it's no bake and super easy to make!This past weekend I had a blast making new friends and hanging out with some old ones at a blogging retreat hosted by my friend Ashley. It was full of great food, lots of fun and honest talks about this crazy thing we do called blogging. :)Whenever I stop to take a moment to think about this blog and how it all began I'm always amazed when I think about how little I really knew about blogging before I started. There's so much more to it that just baking and taking pictures. I'm so grateful for the friends I've made along the way. Not only have they helped me to learn so many valuable things, but the friendships are a big part of what … [Read more...]

Apple Cinnamon Skillet Blondie

A spiced blondie filled with apples, baked and warm, topped with ice cream and more cinnamon apples. How does that sound? Well, I can tell you. This Apple Cinnamon Skillet Blondie is delicious.So this week we've got two dogs in the house. My brother's family's dog is staying with us and it's always pretty fun to have her. Jessie and her are from the same litter and spend a fair amount of time together. When they stay together they share water bowls, chew opposite ends of a bone, you name it. In fact, right now they are taking turns being the one to chew on a deer antler. The only kind of fighting they do it play fighting.When they dropped her off on Friday, my nieces found our furminator. For those that aren't familiar, it's sort of a brush that you use on dogs. I brush Jessie with it sometimes, … [Read more...]

Copycat Bojangles Cinnamon Biscuits

I have been so excited to share these Copycat Bojangles Cinnamon Biscuits with you! Those biscuits are some of my favorites of all time and being able to make them at home has made all my biscuit dreams come true!While that may seem a bit over-the-top, it’s for real. Bojangles is a fried chicken fast food restaurant, but sadly it’s only on the East Coast, primarily in the South. So while you may not have heard of it, if you are ever near one, you must try it - and get the fries! OMG! The best seasoning!And I’d tell you to also get the cinnamon biscuits, but sadly they got rid of them many years ago. :( :( :(My life was over on that sad, sad day. I almost boycotted right then and there. A soft, buttery, amazing biscuit soaked with a cinnamon filling and smothered in vanilla glaze icing? I … [Read more...]

Homemade Caramel Sauce

This Homemade Caramel Sauce is to die for! It's a classic recipe that you'll make over and over again. I know because I'm doing it right now. Caramel sauce on all the things!You guys, it's officially September. Can you believe it? Get ready for all things fall! I'm so excited for apples, pumpkin and all the awesome flavors of the holidays! Bring it.And yet I CANNOT believe it's already September! Where has the year gone?! I feel like the end of the year is fast approaching and I'm totally not ready. Baking-wise, I say let's do this. Life-wise, however - slow down!Whatever. I'll drown my disbelief in a jar of this caramel sauce. It's so darn good it eases the pain of time flying by.Last year I shared this Easy Caramel Sauce with you and this year I'm taking it up a notch!The easy … [Read more...]

Caramel Blended Coffee

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...]

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...]

Peach Raspberry Sangria Trifle

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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