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Deep Dish S’mores Brownies

Summer is for s’mores, and swimming, and bonfires, and {having babies} and more s’mores. GUYS. I’M HAVING ANOTHER BABY IN NINE DAYS. … and Mama doesn’t drink wine, so she’s going to have to go to town on a plate of s’mores brownies. I’m going to have two kids. We are going to be a family of four. I’m freaking out. Somebody out there in the big wide internet world tell me that I’m going to be okay. That I can do it. That I already know how to survive without sleep. Because rea

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

This dang cheesecake. It’s SOOOOO creamy. It’s SOOOOO dreamy. And it’s INSANELY rich. This sucker can feed A LOT of people because it is that rich. Seriously though, I fed half of my neighborhood with this thing, AND some of Ty’s co-workers. These people don’t like the blog or anything. Sometimes I feel guilty because I feel like I’m sabotaging everybody’s diet. But who doesn’t love a piece of delicious cheesecake? It’s good for the soul. This is probably the creamiest cheese

Individual Better Than Sex Chocolate Trifles

So, I’m not going to lie to you right now. I tried to make cupcakes, and they were a TOTAL fail. But you know the saying, when life hands you dark chocolate cupcakes that you totally overfilled and in turn flowed over the top of the tins and looked like total crap but still tasted bomb, then make sexy chocolate trifles! It already feels like my man has taken a pill from a company similar to https://www.buyextenze.com/ (male enhancement in case you didn’t know). Sex is sex, an

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you believe that I have over 250 recipes on this site, and I have yet to post a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe? Unbelievable! These chocolate chip cookies are my go-to because they are simple. They are crispy around the outsides, super soft on the insides and to make it even better, this recipe makes a butt-load of cookies. So, basically for every other normal human on the planet, that means that you get to freeze a bunch of cookies so that you can have a cookie or

Boston Cream Cheesecake Cake

I have really grown to love making cheesecakes. They are such an impressive and decadent dessert that people seem to be afraid of, but they really aren’t all that hard. Trust me, I was right there with you. I was terrified of these things. But with a few tried and true tricks I believe anybody can make a totally delicious and epic cheesecake. As long as you are patient. Like I totally wasn’t this one time. It was ONE TIME PEOPLE. Learn from my mistakes. Don’t be impatient. Do

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Holy crap you guys. I may never bake normal cookies again*. These were crazy easy, crazy fast and CRAZY gooey! Gooey cookies make my heart go all pitter patter. Sorry I’ve only been catching you guys once or twice per week lately. Nesting has hit, and it has hit HARD. There have been power tools involved. Nesting has spilled from the nursery into Baby Girl’s room and out into the remainder of my home. Mr. T has been busy running crazy after the cyclone that is me. Poor guy. I

Banana Sour Cream Cupcakes

Obviously I’m a fan of fruit and sour cream going together in desserts? I guess I like the tartness of the sour cream combined with the sweetness of the fruits. And in this recipe, the sour cream combined with the bananas also adds a great texture to the cupcake itself. I don’t usually put nuts on top of these cupcakes, but the nuts were so pretty! … that sounded inappropriate coming out of my fingertips. With so many boys in my house growing up, there was a lot of sports tal

Sour Cream Cookies

Spring is my jam. Especially being a mom. The amount of TV we watched during the winter was almost deplorable. I guess that’s what you get when you have 2 months of morning sickness during winter time. But Spring is upon us and I couldn’t be more pumped. I especially love when fresh fruit starts making it’s epic comeback. I want to put it on all of the things. These berries are AMAZING on top of these Sour Cream Cookies. The cookies themselves are not overly sweet, and neithe

Soft & Fluffy Orange Rolls

It’s SPRING you guys! When Spring comes around I find myself craving any and all things citrus. These orange rolls are fresh and zesty and everything you’ve ever dreamed of having from an orange roll. I’m not going to lie to you, though. I used to not like orange rolls. *GASP* I know. I know. But I was young and stupid and my only concern was that there wasn’t any cinnamon in these intruders that called themselves sweet rolls. But now I’m older and wiser and my palate has cha

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

So… I’ve been thinking, and we need to have a little chat (Did that sound a little softer than, “We need to talk.”?? I think I pee my pants a little whenever someone tells me, “We need to talk.” Am I right?). So, here’s the deal. Up to this point, this blog has been all about what we are having for dinner, and what we are having for dessert, and what I’m stuffing into my hungry volleyball girls and things I make for my wild little boy scouts… but I feel like it’s time to chal

Fruity Pebbles Edible Easter Basket

Easter weekend is finally here! Easter is such a fun holiday with kiddos. One of my favorite holiday memories was when Famous Julie would make our Easter baskets out of Fruity Pebbles. Our baskets would be stuffed with awesome toys and treats and then we could EAT THE BASKET. One Easter we even wanted to make Personalized Easter Eggs but we never got the chance. It was still the best Easter ever. Seriously. It made my childhood. Best. Mom. Ever. Am I right? I can’t wai

Angel Food Cupcakes with Whipped Strawberry Cream

These angel food cupcakes are the bomb, you guys. Seriously, the batter for the cake is like a dream come true. It’s so fluffy and gorgeous I took pictures of it and sent it to all my baker friends. #foodienerds They were impressed. You will be impressed, too. Assuming you’re impressed by that kind of stuff. Which, you are here looking at a food blog so I can say with almost 89% assurance that you would be into something like that. Weirdo. Sarcasm! Sarcasm. Kind of. So, I too

BYU Mint Brownies

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! Bring on the green! For those of you not from Utah, and not familiar with the famous BYU Mint Brownie the first thing you need to know is that these brownies are GOOOOOOD. They are famous around these parts for a reason. They are everyone’s favorite treat to serve at large gatherings because you (usually) don’t have to make them, they are reasonably priced, and they. are. delicious. Everyone loves a good BYU brownie. Another cool thing about them? The

Oreo Ice Cream Pie

I’m back from vacation, guys! And I’m back on a pretty good day. Ya’ll know what it is… (DA DA DA nah nah nah nah nah nah nah HEY!) Jock Jams? No? K…. IT’S PI DAY!!! 3/14… get it? It’s the dumbest excuse for pie ever, but not at the same time because any excuse for pie is good in my book. Okay, so first thing on the docket today, you have to listen to my sob story, and then rejoice with me when I overcame all odds to bring this recipe to you. Sob story: MY OVEN BROKE! It brok

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

Russian Cream with Fresh Fruit

Looking for a Valentine’s Treat that isn’t going to totally weigh you down? This is a stunning and delicious dessert that is light and super fresh. I absolutely LOOOVE fresh berries with my dessert, so obviously I am a big fan of this cream. My favorite part is that the cream isn’t too overly sweet, it let’s the sweetness of the berries have their time in the limelight. Yet it offers the most cool, silky, creamy back drop for the sweet berries. AH! It’s just so good. You’re g

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

Famous Julie’s Banana Bread

This recipe is a great one to have in the arsenal. It’s a classic, purely unadulterated loaf of banana bread. Not trashed up with nuts and chocolate and Nutella… although you are more than welcome to incorporate it in if that is what you’re looking for. But if you want to start with a clean canvas for your newest masterpiece, this is the recipe for you. It’s a beautiful thing really. And you can see tiny chunks of banana in there if you look real close. It’s swoon-worthy. Fam

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

Utah Scones

Scones are one of my favorite foods. I have a lot of favorite foods, and every single one of them is equally terrible for my health. But SO good for my spirit. I should probably clarify, though… UTAH scones are one of my favorite foods. Not the scones that are served with coffee at coffee shops that are baked with fruit in them sometimes, and are reasonably okay for your heart. I’m talking about the ones that are deep fried in oil, then covered in butter and honey and sugar a

 

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