Caramel Turtle Pie

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This Caramel Turtle Pie is super gooey, a little crunchy and totally delicious. It reminds me of a box a box of chocolates - the chocolates that are full of caramel inside. Those are my favorite kind. :) When I was a kid, every Christmas we’d get my grandmother (on my dad’s side) a box of chocolates as one of her Christmas gifts. I think I get my sweet tooth from my dad, and I think he gets his from her. It was always the same box every year - the big, yellow Whitmans’ Originals box of assorted chocolates. I loved when she finally opened the box. She’d always let us have some. One of the great things about that box of chocolates was that it has the guide on top, so you know how to find the chocolates you like. I’d go straight for the caramel ones - and so would my younger brother. We bargained … [Read more...]

Brownie Brittle Peppermint Chocolate Pie

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This Brownie Brittle Peppermint Chocolate Pie is totally getting me in the holiday spirit! I've been holding out for as long as I can with all the Christmas flavors, but I can't resist sharing this pie with you any longer. Chocolate, peppermint and Brownie Brittle are just too good together. One of the things I love about this pie is that it's actually a no bake pie! No need to turn on your oven! You will use the stove, but not for long. This pie comes together so easily. I started of with one of my favorite things in the crust - Brownie Brittle. It was my first time using Brownie as a crust and oh em gee, was it a good call. It's like having a crunchy brownie crust without all the work of baking brownies. The taste is perfection. The Brownie Brittle and some melted butter are combined and … [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...]

Almond Joy Pie

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This Almond Joy Pie is pure coconut heaven! With all the sweets in our house right now, this is the one I cannot. stop. eating. I imagined it to be good, but not this good! And even though you have to use the stove a little bit, there's no actual baking required so it's super easy to make! Whew! What a busy week this has been! No new giveaways today, but be sure to check out the other two from this week. I'm giving away a KitchenAid Mixer and an iPad Mini! You don't want to miss out! Plus, there's a Back To School $400 cash giveaway happening too. Gotta love free stuff! Many times, I wish I was able to hand you a fork through the computer screen and give you free samples. Free samples are the best. It's one of the few reasons to brave going to Costco on a Sunday. They are just fun. Plus, you could … [Read more...]

Peach Pie

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I made a Peach Pie! I’m sure you could tell that from the title and all, but I’m kind of excited about it! It’s hard to believe, but this is my first real pie pie I’ve posted on the blog. I have a Strawberry Cream Pie, which is fruity, but not the same kind of traditional pie that I think of when I think of a true fruit pie. Most of the other pies I've made are either frozen or custard based. So yea, I pat myself on the back for this one. Feels like a milestone and accomplishment. :) I don’t know about you, but with school starting so soon, it feels like summer is coming to a quick end. And not like a kid’s summer - that’s definitely ending - but like the warm weather. I know we still have a couple months of it left, but I’m already trying to enjoy the remaining fruit deals while they last. I want … [Read more...]

Strawberry Cream Pie

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This Strawberry Cream Pie is the stuff dreams are made of. It is strawberry and cream heaven and as soon as I tasted it, I knew I’d be in love forever. So did you guys know that today is Pi Day?! You know, as in March 14th —> 3.14 - like the math number? All the math geeks come out in droves, fill the streets and eat pie until they explode! Ok, so not really. But it is a great day to celebrate the number pi with some actual pie. So a bunch of us bloggers have come together to bring you all kinds of amazing pie! Best. day. EVER! :) My contribution is this beautiful and delicious Strawberry Cream Pie. I’ve actually been wanting to make this pie for quite some time. Since last summer, as a matter of fact. I have always loved strawberries, especially when covered in sugar which is basically … [Read more...]

Baileys Chocolate Pie

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This Baileys Chocolate Pie is an amazing mix of chocolate and Baileys! It has Baileys in every chocolatey layer - the filling, the ganache and the whipped cream! It's rich in flavor and smooth and velvety in texture. The texture of each layer is slightly different though, so if you're a texture person like me, it's fun. :) The filling is smooth, thick and pudding-like. The ganache is thicker and richer. And the whipped cream is light and…whipped. Mmmm. If you haven't noticed already, I'm a Baileys fan. I'm not really a big drinker, but I love to bake with it. I've made a number treat with it, like No Bake Baileys Cookie Balls and Baileys Puppy Chow. This pie is being added to the list. However, if you aren't as big a fan of Baileys as I am, it's really easy to reduce the amount use to … [Read more...]

No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cookie Pie

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This No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cookie Pie is light (in flavor), SO easy to make and completely delicious! The strawberry and lemon are such a great combo! And I love the pop of color from the strawberry. :) I made it over this past weekend, while my parents were in town. I knew I wanted to make it before we met up with my brother and his family for dinner Saturday night. I had about a 30-45 minute window. This recipe was inspired by this one, so I had it all planned out. My mom sat in the kitchen and watched, amazed, as I whipped this pie together. "Even I can do that!" Yes, you can! It's SO easy! And as she pointed out, it's even easier if you buy the premade crust. The crust is really the only thing that could even be remotely complicated. And really, graham cracker crusts are as easy as … [Read more...]

Chocolate Hazelnut Chess Pie with Rolos

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This Chocolate Hazelnut Chess Pie is totally indulgent! It is the richness and sweetness of a chocolate hazelnut spread in pie form. A pie with loads of sugar and eggs. Like I said - indulgent. And SO worth it! When I was contacted about trying a sample of Nocciolata, a hazelnut spread with cocoa and milk, I couldn't wait! It's organic, uses ingredients such as dark chocolate from the Antillean Islands, Italian hazelnuts, brown sugar, skim milk and Bourbon vanilla extract. Delicious! It's also gluten-free, kosher and has no palm oil, hydrogenated fat, artificial flavors or artificial colors. Isn't it great that since Nocciolata is organic and uses skim milk it makes this pie healthy? Ha! Wouldn't that be nice? ;) I was really excited to bake with it, but it was so hard deciding what to … [Read more...]

No Bake Pumpkin Pie in a Jar and a Giveaway!

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I’m honored to have been selected by Darden Restaurants to create a recipe inspired by the seasonal desserts at Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse. You guys! I am SO excited to share my first giveaway on the blog with you today! When I was asked to try the seasonal pumpkin desserts at Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Longhorn Steakhouse, I couldn't wait! I absolutely LOVE trying desserts and comparing them. And getting to create a recipe inspired by one of the desserts is totally up my alley! Plus, I get to give one of my awesome readers (maybe you!) a gift card too! Does it get any better? Though I'm sure you can guess from the pictures and title of the post which dessert I chose to recreate, let's start by taking a look at the line up of desserts, shall we? The hubs went with me … [Read more...]

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