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...]

Oreo Brookie Tiramisu

This Oreo Brookie Tiramisu is my new favorite dessert - no joke. I mean, how can you go wrong with a layer of brownie, Oreos and chocolate chip cookies, kahlua and espresso, and tiramisu filling? You can't. It's pure awesome.So a few weeks ago, I made my mom her very own Facebook account. She had been using mine for years. She didn't want her own because she wasn't sure she wanted people to be able to find her (she's an outlaw like that).But then I started blogging. And slowly, over the past three years, my news feed has changed from updates about friends (that my mom knows) and family to all things blogging. She no longer liked my Facebook.So she finally got her own page and all her friends rejoiced!Then my mom had a birthday yesterday. As soon as I called her, she told me she wasn't so … [Read more...]

Banana Pudding Icebox Cake

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

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...]

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