Red Velvet Oreo Trifles in a jar

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These Red Velvet Oreo Trifles in a jar have layers of moist red velvet cake, chopped Oreos, no bake Oreo cheesecake and chocolate sauce! Chocolatey, easy to make and so tasty! So we had kind of a crazy Saturday night. We out on the boat during the day, which we hadn't done in a few weeks. It started out great - we took our black lab and our friends brought along their dog. It ended up not being too terribly hot, so the dogs actually did pretty well. The lake was pretty busy though so we waited until a little later to start tubing and wake boarding. The last tuber was the hubs, who decided he wanted me to come out and ride with him, so I did. Unfortunately, on our first run we hit a pretty big wave and when I came down on the tube, my chest hit first and my back bent, with my legs kind … [Read more...]

Baklava Poke Cake

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This Baklava Poke Cake is full of cinnamon, walnuts and honey! The flavor combination is seriously addicting and tastes just like you're eating a cake version of the real thing. So did you watch the USA vs Germany World Cup game today? I'd say it was a great game, but we lost. That's not so great. However, we can take solice in the fact that we still get to move on to the next round. The dream is still alive! I'm not really an avid soccer watcher or anything, but the hubs likes it and some of my coworkers are pretty big soccer fans so I've actually seen quite a bit of soccer since the World Cup's been on. In fact, I work full-time for a smaller company and enough of them were totally into it that we actually got to watch the game during lunch. One of my coworkers, who is totally into … [Read more...]

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are thick and full of chocolate chips! The hubs and I are totally in love with them. I've already promised to make them again - stat! When I went down to Miami in May for the BlogHer Food Conference, I stayed with some friends the first night I got down there. My friend Natalie, being an awesome friend and knowing that I am obviously a massive sweets lover, had some of her favorite cookies waiting for me to try. They were delicious! Some of the things I noticed most about those cookies were how big and thick they were and how much delicious chocolate was in every bite! I knew I needed to make my own. Having just the right amount of chocolate chips is something we all try to get right. I've seen chocolate chip cookies with mini chocolate chips to try to … [Read more...]

Peach Streusel Popsicles

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This post is sponsored by Lucky Leaf, but all opinions are my own. I don't know about you, but it has been crazy hot in Atlanta recently. You just step into the sun and sweat like crazy. Well, these Peach Streusel Popsicles are the prefect treat on a hot day like that - cool and refreshing! Plus, with the addition of Lucky Leaf Peach Pie filling, they are the perfect summer-y fruit flavor! They're like a peach pie in popsicle form - loaded with cinnamon and brown sugar. I have been dying over peaches lately. It is peach season and I love baking with them, so when Lucky Leaf sent me some peach filling to bake with, I couldn't wait! Their pie fillings are delicious and are great for using in baking. I tried their cherry filling a few months ago in this ice cream cake and loved it. The peach … [Read more...]

Blueberry Coconut Bundt Cake

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This Blueberry Coconut Bundt Cake is moist, delicious and a new favorite flavor combination for me. I've been kind of into blueberries recently. They are a bit of a new thing for me. I've always loved them in some things - like blueberry muffins, for example. But I was never totally into eating them on their own. That has changed lately and now I really enjoy them. Plus, they are totally good for you. One of those super fruits! Which by the way totally makes this a super cake and by super I mean healthy. Ok not really, but kinda. I mean, there's fruit in it. That counts for something, right? Like breakfast? But back to the berries. Now that I'm into them, I want to bake them into everything. I had some left over from making the Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake, so while trying to figure out … [Read more...]

Root Beer Float Cookie Cups

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These Root Beer Float Cookie Cups are super cute and totally delicious! The root beer flavor is spot on! So the hubs and I like to give each other a hard time. It’s pretty much second nature to me since I grew up in a family that knows little about how to communicate other than to give each other a hard time. It’s all in good fun though. Sarcasm - it’s an art. And for us, it sometimes allows us to discuss our frustrations in a non-fight-y way. The other day was one of those moments. Like most people, the hubs has certain ways he likes certain things done. I do too, of course, and our “things” tend to clash. I want to do one thing one way and he wants to do it another. I’m always right, of course, but try convincing him of that. :) So the other day we were riding in his car and he had the … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake

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This Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake might just be my new favorite cake, period. I couldn't decide if I want to give it all away so that I couldn't eat it all or just give in and eat it every last bite. The longer it stayed in the house, the more I ate. And not only do I have a great cake today, I joined together with some other bloggers for a giveaway! Woohoo! But back to the cake for a minute... One of my great taste testers said, and I quote, "You told me it was good, but you didn't tell me it was this good!" Well friends, you can't tell me I didn't tell you now. It is that good! I utilized my favorite, super moist red velvet cake, originally from Bakerella but with a tad more cocoa. The cake alone is amazing. The cake layers sandwich ice cream that is just full of red velvet cake crumbs, as … [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...]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream

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This Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream is made with a cinnamon ice cream base. Add to that mini chocolate chips, oatmeal cookie pieces and a cinnamon swirl and you have a full-blown ice cream masterpiece. I'm in love. I'm also in love with my new bowl for my KitchenAid stand mixer. We were shopping in Macy's yesterday and I happened to find a new 6 quart bowl and I couldn't pass it up! How awesome it will be to have 2 bowls! I couldn't find the price, but knew I'd buy it as long as it wasn't more than $100. Well, it rang up at $0.01! Whhhaaaaat?!? It apparently wasn't supposed to be out, but since it was and their policy is that they can't sell something for a penny, I got the bowl for $15! I'll take it! I did a happy dance right then and there. Two-bowl happiness! You know what else … [Read more...]

S’mores Pizza

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This S'mores Pizza is melty, gooey and dripping in chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker crumbs. It's the perfect summer dessert without needing the campfire! And it's made on a pie crust - crazy! After making my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pizza a few months ago on a pie crust, I knew I'd be using pie crust for another pizza some time soon. The buttery, flaky crust gives extra flavor and because it's so thin, you don't have a ton of bread dough taking away from the flavors piled on top. It's surprisingly awesome and gives new meaning to the phrase "pizza pie". :) It's also quite easy to make. Obviously, you start with the pie crust. Lay that flat on a pie pan or cookie sheet that is large enough. Melt one tablespoon of butter and spread that onto the pie crust, then top it with … [Read more...]