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Melissa’s No Bake Cheesecake

Melissa is one of my awesome sister-in-laws and while I love so many things about her, one of the things I love most is that she ALWAYS has chocolate covered strawberries at her house. So I only found it fitting that when I made her no-bake cheesecake the other week, that I cover it in strawberries and douse it all in melted chocolate. Melissa, you are an inspiration to all of us. Obviously you can top this magical dessert in anything you want, but just remember: Chocolate is

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

Lemon Cookies

Spring has officially sprung here in Utah. Or at least it pretended to spring and faked us all out. Don’t jerk me around like that, Spring. I thought we had an understanding. Stop toying with my emotions. I can pretend to be upset, but we all know how temperamental Utah weather can be. It’s the tired, hungry two year old of the seasons. You never know when the next melt-down is going to happen, but you just KNOW that crap is about to hit the fan. So, if we can’t have spring o

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

Tarts

Remember like, one hundred years ago I told you that I was going to show you what to do with leftover pie dough? The time has finally come, and it is glorious. I have heard these called pie crust cookies, but growing up we always called them tarts, and I cannot turn my back on childhood tradition. These totally take me back to blasting Britney Spears while doodling in my Lisa Frank notebooks. You know. The simple times. Not only do these bring back great memories, but they ca

White Cupcakes

Something you may not know about me is that I’m the cubmaster for the scouting group through my church. We had our blue and gold banquet last week, and so to celebrate the occasion I made these super yummy cupcakes. I thought about dying the actual cake gold or blue, but if I’m being completely honest with you, different colored cakes totally freak me out. I think that’s why I have such a hard time with red velvet. I know that it’s supposed to taste like chocolate, but I swea

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

Peanut Butter Cookies

If peanut butter is your thing, look no further. Now these are not your average peanut butter cookies. They are like the inception of peanut butter cookies, because you see, they have peanut butter chips inside of them that when baked become little pockets of peanut butter goodness that melt in your mouth when you bite into the slightly crunchy, soft exterior. It is totally mind-blowingly delicious, and not something that you want to miss out on. THEN, as if that wasn’t enoug

Classic Apple Pie

I’m sorry I’ve been MIA, friends. I can’t believe how busy life has gotten. Being a mom is the craziest thing I’ve ever done. Tiny humans can be demanding. And cuddly. I’m not going to complain about that last one. Not at all. But let’s get real here people. This is a food blog, and last week was Thanksgiving. Thanks. Giving. That’s the big time for home cooks. The Super Bowl, if you will. For Thanksgiving this year I made the most classic of American dishes. No. Not the McRi

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

Coconut Pecan Blondies

Holy crap you guys. These are the bomb. They are so soft, perfectly sweet and the glaze over the top is to die for. I could eat it with a spoon. My good friend and fellow volleyball coach Kristin hit the nail on the head when she said that the glaze on top tasted just like cookie dough. Yeah. Cookie dough. You know you want in on this. Coconut Pecan Blondies 2016-01-21 16:16:19 These coconut blondies are soft and flavorful, and the glaze spread over top is to DIE for. Write a

Banana Sour Cream Cake

I have a confession to make. Sometimes I buy bananas for the sole purpose of keeping them long enough to make banana bread. I know I’m not alone in this. Banana bread is my usual go-to, but every once in a while I just need a change in the lineup. This cake, my friends, is making a play for the MVP. Mouthwateringly Velvet-ey Pastry. … that didn’t work out as well as I was hoping. If you come up with something better, leave me a comment, and you may just become the lucky new w

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

Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake

I want to eat this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, second dinner, snacks, tea time, recess, dessert, brunch, brinner and every other second of every day. This makes me happy. You want to know what else makes me happy? This. That, my friends, is the most wonderful, beautiful, amazing photo-shoot crasher on the face of the planet. I’m not even a little bit ashamed to admit that I am completely and totally infatuated with her, and she may or may not run the shots in this household

Sour Cream Frosting

This frosting could probably bring about world peace. Not to be dramatic or anything, but this frosting is seriously awesome and I want to eat it for breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day after all. I know what ya’ll are thinking though. Sour cream for breakfast? Gross. That’s the only reason I’m not eating this tomorrow morning, though. Sour Cream Frosting 2016-01-21 17:24:57 This frosting is slightly sweet, slightly sour and totally delicious! Write a review S

Nutella Banana Bread

I have three words for you: Nutella. Banana. Bread. Nutella Banana Bread 2016-01-22 14:42:42 This banana bread has Nutella AND chocolate chips in it. Why have to choose when you can have both? Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 3 ripe bananas 2 tablespoons butter 5 oz. greek yogurt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¾ cup brown sugar ¼ cup sugar 2 eggs 2 cups flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1teaspoon baking soda ½ cup chocolate chips ½ cup nutella, divided In

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Yesterday was Famous Julie’s birthday! When us kids were little we always used to ask her to make “brown cake with white frosting” for our birthdays. Well momma, for your birthday this year, here are brown cupcakes with white frosting. I wish I was there to give these to you! These chocolate cupcakes are super moist with a decadently rich cream cheese frosting. You all already know my feelings on cream cheese frosting. My love for it is a little embarrassing, but completely w

Liege Waffles

I always thought that I loved waffles… and then I met liege waffles. That’s the day I realized I had never really known what love was. These waffles probably qualify as my favorite food. If they aren’t my favorite, they are pretty high up there. I remember the first time I discovered the magic of liege waffles. Famous Julie, my dad and I were walking around a farmer’s market, and Famous Julie spotted a vendor selling waffles. Knowing of my deep love for waffles, she turned to

Spiced Almonds

Oh my H. E. double hockey sticks. These almonds are the BOMB. Here they are sprinkled over vanilla ice cream with some warm caramel drizzled over the top. HOT DANG. But these suckers are versatile, and are amazing sprinkled over a salad as well. I’ll show you that another time though, because I know that all you really want to see are desserts. This is such a simple way to spruce up something as simple as plain vanilla ice cream, but the outcome is outrageously good. Don’t be

 

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