Red Velvet Blondie Cheesecake

Red Velvet Blondie Cheesecake - a red velvet blondie toppwith with no bake cheesecake! With or without the stars, it's a delicious dessert! But the stars make it perfect for July 4th!

This Red Velvet Blondie Cheesecake is a layer of red velvet blondie topped with no bake cheesecake. It is a moist, chewy, creamy and a classic combo. Plus, it's super festive for July 4th with blue chocolate stars. I totally fell in love with it!So have you ever tried Zumba before? I feel like classes at the gym like that totally depend on the instructor as to whether they are good or not.I'd only been to one Zumba class before and hadn't totally been impressed. But when I showed up at the gym Saturday morning, I noticed a class was about to start and decided to break up my normal routine and give it a try. I normally love step classes, but the ones at my gym weren't very good so it looks like they've cancelled them all together. :(Fortunately the Zumba was actually really fun! It's not as … [Read more...]

Banana Cream Pudding in a Jar

Banana Pudding in a Jar - a fun, mini version of one my favorite desserts

This post is sponsored by ALDI, but all opinions are my own.These little individual Banana Cream Puddings in a Jar are such a fun, mini version of one my favorite desserts!This summer I'm partnering with ALDI Grocery Stores for their virtual Summer Road Trip. After experiencing ALDI for the first time last fall and getting to go see their Test Kitchen, I fell in love. They have such great quality products at a great price. This summer they are "visiting" 5 different cities around the country and I'm representing Atlanta, GA. As a part of the road trip, I'll be telling you all about southern food in Atlanta and some fun activities you can do if you ever visit.Let's start off today with some of my favorite Atlanta cuisine.For me, Atlanta cuisine is all about the southern food. No where … [Read more...]

Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes

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My good friend Ashley is visiting today to share these awesome cupcakes with you while I settle back in from our trip. They look amazing and I can't wait to try them! Hop on over to check out her site, Spoonful of Flavor, if you haven't before. She makes some of the most beautiful things - both desserts and meals!Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes are a delectable treat with fresh key lime flavor! A coconut cake is filled with coconut filling and topped with fresh key lime frosting!Hi, everyone! I am Ashley from Spoonful of Flavor. I am so excited to be here today while Lindsay is making her way back to the United States from Africa. Blogging has opened the doors to many opportunities and along the way, I met Lindsay who is not only one of my favorite food bloggers, but is also a great friend. I am honored … [Read more...]

Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries

Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries - red, white and blue for July 4th! Such an easy and delicious recipe!

This Panna Cotta with fresh berries is a new favorite! I’ve recently fallen in love with panna cotta, and it’s made better with the addition of fresh fruit. With strawberries and blueberries, it also makes a festive red, white and blue dessert for fourth of July - which will be here before we know it!So we finally got home from our trip to South Africa yesterday morning after about 36 hours of total travel time - from the time we left our hotel to the time we got home. Brutal, I tell you. But the trip was worth it.And travel to and from the U.S. was quite interesting. I haven't really flown out the country post 9/11 and the security was high.Flying to South Africa, and within, was quite easy. The security checks were much more relaxed than here. First of all, the airports aren’t as busy so … [Read more...]

No Bake Margarita Pie

No Bake Margarita Pie - such awesome lime flavor with a hint of tequila!

This No Bake Margarita Pie is so simple to make and is full of flavor. With lots of lime and a hint of tequila, you'll no doubt want to make this pie over and over. Perfect for summer!Speaking of summer, all our flowers are finally beginning to bloom. Since spring came kind of late, a lot of our flowers that might have bloomed earlier kind of died from cold. It was very sad.But now the roses bushes are going crazy and our lilies- omg! We planted stargazer lilies years ago when we moved in (they're my fave) and they get bigger and bigger every year. This year, one plant in particular has gotten so big. It's nuts! I can't wait to see how massive the blooms are.And my peonies? Well those darn things, in three years, never did anything. I think I planted 5 bulbs and the most I've gotten in the … [Read more...]

Mint Chip Hi Hat Cookies

Mint chip Hi Hat cookies - chocolate cake mix cookies topped with mint icing and a chocolate coating!

Today I'm shaking things up! My friend Julianne is here to help me out and share these super fun cookies with you. I'm dying over how awesome they look! It's also her birthday (yay!!) so give her a big welcome and be sure to pop over to her blog, Beyond Frosting, say hey and wish her a Happy Birthday!Hey everyone! I am really excited to be guest posting today over here at Life, Love and Sugar. Maybe you have heard Lindsay talk about her friend Julianne before, or maybe not. Well that’s me! I blog over at Beyond Frosting.Over the past year, I have gotten to know Lindsay on a deeper level than her blog. She is a true and dear friend to me, and I am not quite sure that blogging for me, would be the same without her. To think I never would have met her if I hadn’t found her on the internet is pretty … [Read more...]

Let’s Chill #5

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Happy Memorial Day everyone! I hope you have something fun and relaxing planned.I also hope you'll take a minute to pause and remember those that have given their lives in service of our country. That's what this day is really about, after all. The bravery of all those people is the reason we have the freedoms we do today. Their sacrifice, and that of their families, is not forgotten.Since it’s a holiday, and I usually like to relax, let's talk about all the recent exciting happenings.1. We got a fence installed back in January so that Jessie (our black lab) wouldn’t continue to get out of the electric fence. We are finally painting it!I say we, but should probably say the hubs. I have done a little bit to help, but the vast majority has been him. I’m in love with the color and can’t wait to … [Read more...]

Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes

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These Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes are moist, fluffy and full of flavor! With plenty of blueberries spread throughout, you get a wonderful combination of coconut and blueberry in every bite!So you may or may not have noticed my little mess up on Wednesday. I talked about Memorial Day (I've changed it now), but it hasn't actually happened yet. Strange, right?Well, truth is, that was written ahead of time. I am in South Africa (finally!) and scheduled several posts to go up while I'm away. I'd scheduled that post to run after Memorial Day, but then changed it and completely forgot. The sentiment is the same though. We'll be with family Monday and I know it'll be fun. :)Today though, we are going on a safari! Cross your fingers for us that we see lots of animals! We went on our first one last … [Read more...]

Raspberry Nutella Tart

Nutella Raspberry Tart - smooth Nutella filling that is to die for, topped with sugar coated raspberries! No bake and to die for!

I might be a little obsessed with this Raspberry Nutella Tart. It's beautiful, makes a statement and is oh-so-delicious! The Nutella flavor of the filling with the fresh, sweet raspberries - it's hard to resist it's allure.Let's talk about it.I have a new love for tarts. They are like the mini version of a cheesecake or pie or something. They aren't exactly mini, but they have that mini feel. And as we all know by now, mini makes everything better and cuter.I absolutely fell in love with this particular tart.I started off with an Oreo crust. One of the best crusts out there, because it's Oreo and they rock.The crust is filled with a Nutella chocolate ganache. Nutella, chocolate chips and heavy cream are added to a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup and microwaved for about 30 … [Read more...]

German Chocolate Cookie Stacks

German Chocolate Cookie Stacks - layers of german chocolate cookies and coconut pecan frosting! Tastes just like eat German Chocolate Cake, but so fun!

These German Chocolate Cookie Stacks are layers of German chocolate cookies and coconut pecan frosting layered into fun cookie stacks. They are delicious and I'm dying to make them again already.So the other weekend, an unusual thing happened. The hubs and I were hanging out and he wondered aloud what desserts we had because he wanted something. While that's somewhat unusual, the really unusual thing was that I actually didn't have anything for him.What?! How does that happen in our house?Since I didn't have anything, we decided to go get something. There's a McDonald's right by our neighborhood so we went there first. The ice cream machine wasn't working. :(So we went to Wendy's. And then I was reminded of a beef I have with Wendy's. Do you know what it is? I have one word for you - … [Read more...]

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