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Texas Sheet Cake

I finally have a dessert post up! Sorry it’s been a while since the last dessert post, guys. This pregnancy has been crazy! I pretty much only crave pizza. If I popped out a ninja turtle in July, I probably wouldn’t be that surprised. Well… I mean, I’d be a little bit surprised because, ya know… It’s a turtle. But it’s probably because I couldn’t resist giving it all the pizza. Pregnancy cravings are like normal cravings except for your mouth is on fire and your body is on f

Chocolate Cake with Pudding Filling and Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting

Last month was Baby Girl’s birthday and we partied like it was 1999. I think. I don’t know. I don’t remember parties in 1999. I was like, eight, so I wasn’t going to many shin-digs if they didn’t involve choreographing dances to Britney Spears songs or pillow fights. So we partied like a bunch of people that celebrated the cutest girl in the world turning two! That’s a little more precise. Baby Girl is pretty obsessed with Oreos so I knew I had to use them in her birthday des

Oreo Cheesecake

So… this is awkward. The site re-design is taking longer than I anticipated, so I’m BAAAACCCK! I couldn’t wait that long to share more recipe with you guys so here we are. But just keep in mind that if the site does go down soon that I totally warned you! For the time being, let’s just feast our eyes on this beautiful creation. It’s a work of art really, cheesecake is. A labor of love, if you will. I have just recently (within the last couple years) tried my hand at making ch

Cowboy Cookies

Everyone else’s first blog post of the year is all about health. Maybe it’s a smoothie, or maybe it’s a salad. But I guess this is what makes me different from everybody else. A nice cookie with never go out of style. Don’t get me wrong, I mean, after months of binging on sugar, a nice salad sounds crazy delicious. But someone’s gotta bring the treats, right? And also I don’t have any other pictures stored since I was kind of dying for a while… so there’s that confession. Thi

Samoa Sheet Cake

WHAT WHAT. This sheet cake is magical. Magical in taste. And magical in that it fed an entire hungry volleyball team. That’s why I love the sheet cakes, and the slab pies, and the bar desserts. They feed the masses, and I’m a big fan of feeding the masses. Who are we kidding though, I love all things covered in sugar and happiness. This cake is like your average poke cake except not. It’s doused in a homemade caramel sauce, smothered with freshly whipped and slightly sweeten

Devil Cupcakes

You probably don’t know because I NEVER talk about it, but I’m a high school volleyball coach. That was sarcasm. I always talk about it. I won’t shut up about it, actually. I’m like a proud Mama hen because I coach the BEST girls in the history of the universe. I seriously feel like I have 20 daughters, but it’s cool because I didn’t have to give birth to 19 of them. Starting today we are heading into the State Tournament. It’s everything we’ve been working toward for the las

Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake

You guys! My first recipe re-do! Does this make me a real blogger now? Admittedly, this is REALLY overdue. The last pictures were terrible. I honestly don’t even know why I posted them in the first place. You can’t even go back and look anymore because I have deleted them, though. Suckers. *Evil Laugh* Eh hehm. Oh well. You live and you learn, right? The frosting is my creamy Nutella Frosting, which is TO DIE FOR. Seriously. I had never been a fan of Nutella until this magic

Chocolate Coconut Poke Cake

Coconut is one of my favorite flavors. I know this recipe isn’t super “Fall-y”, but I couldn’t resist sharing it any longer. The first time I ever had this was actually in Hong Kong. Famous Julie made it for us while we were visiting her and Papa Steed and Roberto while they lived there. Thinking about it, I don’t even understand how she actually made it. The size of her oven was kind of hilarious. It was like trying to cook with a microwave oven… FOR A YEAR. I guess she was

Chocolate Cream Pie Cookie Cups

As I was scrolling through Pinterest one day I beheld the most magnificent title there ever was: Chocolate Cream Pie Cookie Cups. Let’s break this down. Chocolate: Who doesn’t love chocolate? Crazy people. That’s who. Cream: If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’m a fan. BIG. FAN. Pie: There are no words for my love of pie. Again. Who doesn’t like pie? Same people who don’t like chocolate. Please refer to the statement above. Cookie: The ultimate brin

M&M Cookies

If I’m being completely honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of M&M’s. Then I wrapped them in sugar and butter and now I can’t get enough of them. These cookies are big and soft and the hard shell surrounding the chocolate candies gives the most satisfyingly delicate crunch. These bad boys are the real deal. Putting candy in cookies will change your life. I’m stoked for Halloween because it’s like an invitation to put all the candy in all the things. And now I have a kid, so I

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Filling Cake Cookies

I feel like I may have been somewhat of a tease on Friday. I dangled this obviously flawless and delicious cheesecake in front of you and then didn’t even give you the recipe. Maybe once I can figure it out then I’ll feel like I can give out the recipe. I would never ask ya’ll to do something that I couldn’t do! Even though I’m sure most of you are much more talented than I am. I feel like I can fake it pretty well around here, though. That’s the story, right? Fake it ’til yo

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

How much do you think you love cheesecake? I’m telling you, you don’t know the meaning of loving cheesecake until you try this cheesecake. It is like dying and going to cheesecake heaven. Cheesecake Heaven. It’s now a place. It’s at my house. I don’t meant to toot my own horn either, but this is the first cheesecake that I have ever made that baked flat as Kansas and had ZERO cracks in it. *toot toot* I was REAL excited about it. Obviously. And could you please take a look at

Gluten Free Brownies

I am just as surprised as anybody to see a gluten free recipe on this site. Turns out I have a lot of dear friends that have some sort of gluten intolerance all the way to full blown Celiac’s disease. I demand that they get to have good desserts too! I had never tried any gluten free desserts before this one, and after tasting these I have to admit I don’t feel like these friends of mine are missing out on much in the brownie department anymore. THESE ARE SO GOOD. Like, so go

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

I didn’t think chocolate chip cookies could get any better. And then Averie Cooks had to go ahead and dump a bunch of cream cheese into them. Now they are magical. Can I just talk to you guys about how awkward of a human I can be for a second? The other day, I went to my neighbor’s house to drop something off and they invited me inside to chat with them. A couple of their kids were finishing eating dinner so they brought me into the dining room and they sat down while talkin

Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

YOU GUYS. These cookies are INSANE. They are everything that a peanut butter cookie should be. Soft, gooey, and the Reese’s Pieces add the most amazing texture and a subtle crunch. They are just… mind-blowing. Honestly, I have never really loved candy. I was the kid who would save my Halloween candy for a time that I felt more like eating it, and then I would find it the next Halloween. Untouched. But if I had known that I could have baked all of that candy into delicious coo

Mississippi Mud Pie

Happy Pi(e) Day! My love for pie is a little embarrassing. I’m one of those psychos that has pie on my birthday instead of cake. If cake was as good as this pie is though, I would have cake more often! It’s honestly just cake’s fault. I definitely don’t miss any opportunity to make more pie and Pi(e) Day is like my Super Bowl. Well, Super Bowl is also my Super Bowl. I guess almost every day is like my Super Bowl since I make food and food is kind of a necessity of life, but s

Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

You know what’s good? Candy. You know what’s even better? Homemade candy. My sister-in-law made these bars one night, and I was 95% positive that she sprinkled crack throughout them because they were ADDICTING. Turns out it was just powdered sugar. Which is pretty much the same thing. Usually I can resist making a dessert depending on where it falls on the addictive/pain in the butt scale. Unfortunately for my waistline, these fall perfectly under BOTH the easy as sin AND ins

Homemade Oreos with Brownie Batter Filling

Happy Valentine’s Day! There is nothing that says, “I love you” more than copious amounts of chocolate with more chocolate smeared in-between. Especially at my house because we are praying if we consume enough that it will put us into a chocolate coma and is there anything better than a nap? No. The answer to that questions is a resounding NO. So for Valentine’s this year, that’s all I’m wishing for. I’m a pretty simple girl. I mean, I wouldn’t say no to diamonds, but when wo

The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World

Pretty sure I accidentally blinked and pumpkin season is already almost over. That is totally why everyone in Utah is obsessed with Fall… it only lasts for like four seconds and then it’s winter. I’m a sucker for Fall as well. I bake to my little heart’s content, I buy every gosh dang pumpkin spice candle within eyesight and I dress baby girl in the most adorable fall outfits of all time. Because seriously. SERIOUSLY. I still can’t believe that perfect tiny human came from me

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve never been a huge fan of red velvet anything. Red velvet brownies, red velvet cookies, not even that red velvet cheesecake that everyone was going crazy about from the Cheesecake Factory. It might be all in my head, but I just know the amount of food coloring that goes in there and I feel like that’s all I can taste. Everyone always tells me “It’s just chocolate!” So… why don’t you just eat regular chocolate then? But I’ve done it. I’ve made

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