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S’mores Bar

When I think of summer, I think of running through sprinklers, lemonade stands and roasting marshmallows over the fire. I promise I’m not nine years old, guys. I still do all that stuff… and I have s’more for dinner because I’m also an adult and can do what I want. No matter how old you are, s’mores are a summer time staple. We are taking s’mores to a whole ‘nother level today, friends! This is a super fun and crazy easy way to have a little backyard fun. The combinations are

Italian Love Cake

Happy weekend, friends! Because I love you, and all things Italian, I thought I’d give you this recipe today. It’s about time a cake made it on here because who doesn’t love cake? And this cake… takes the cake? Wow. Can we still be friends after that? Check out those layers! A six layer cake has never been easier. Italian Love Cake 2016-01-22 15:42:24 This rich and moist chocolate cake is impressive and flavorful! Write a review Save Recipe Print For the Cake 1 box of your fa

Chocolate Caramel Bars

This is one of my very favorite desserts. I have a lot of favorite desserts. Looks like I need to put them into categories. So these are my favorite dessert bars with oatmeal and chocolate and caramel. Better? Chocolate Caramel Bars 2016-01-23 16:19:21 These rich bars are sweetened with chocolate and a soft caramel sauce that combine perfectly for the best dessert bars ever! Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 2 ¼ cups flour, divided 2 cups rolled oats 1 ½ cups brown

Oreo Brownies

America’s favorite cookie, mashed into America’s favorite boxed dessert. I actually don’t know if brownies are America’s favorite boxed dessert, and I don’t even know for a fact that Oreos are actually America’s favorite cookie. I’m pretty sure they just say that to make you jump on some delicious cookie bandwagon. That’s one bandwagon I’d be happy to hop on. My husband has been trying to get me to get on board with his San Francisco 49er’s… but this train is staying in the D

Lemon Squares

DUDE. These are the bomb dot com.Or is it bomb.com? Oh sad… I just realized I am seriously out of touch nowadays. Actually, have you guys ever heard the song #SELFIE? When I listen to that song it makes me really happy that I am so out of touch. If that’s considered cool, I would rather drive a newly sharpened pencil through my own eardrums than be cool and listen to it again. That would probably hurt really bad. But it would be worth it. Or I’ll just stuff these lemon bars i

Peanut Butter Fingers

I have never once made these before without having the recipients rave. Not even one time.Everybody loves these. And what’s not to love? A peanut buttery oatmeal cookie bottom, with more peanut butter spread across that and chocolate frosting to top it all off? Pssh… Sign me up! Peanut Butter Fingers 2016-01-23 17:14:27 Everybody RAVES over this dessert, and it couldn't be easier to whip together! Write a review Save Recipe Print For the Oatmeal Crust 1 cup butter 2 eggs 1 cu

Sugar Cookie Sheet Cake

Famous Julie and I attempted to turn her favorite sugar cookie recipe into a sugar cookie bars, and as you can see from the title, we turned out with something way more awesome. Bonnie’s Sugar Cookie recipe turned into sugar cookie bars take 1: I have no idea who Bonnie is… but apparently this is her recipe, and it has been one that Famous Julie has continued to make for my entire life. They are thick and soft, and almost seem to get softer the longer they sit… Who doesn’t ad

Chocolate Cream Pie Brownies

This recipe was created by Tessa, the owner of the blog “Handle the Heat.” It’s a killer blog with so many great recipes and beautiful photography. This recipe is nothing short of fantastic, and I applaud Tessa’s culinary genius. Brownies + chocolate cream pie filling + fresh whipped cream = pure decadence. Tessa, you and I could become real good friends. Chocolate Cream Pie Brownies 2016-01-23 17:45:50 These brownies are decadent and super chocolatey! Write a review Save Rec

Butter Toffee Cookies

Yesterday was my big brother, Skylor’s birthday. So Sky, I made these birthday cookies in your honor so you could like, look at them? I wish you could taste them because they. were. GOOOOOOOOOOD. I also wish I didn’t live so far away because I totally would have brought you some, but it’s the thought that counts right? Sky and I have had a lot of good times together in the 22 years we’ve both been in existence. For example… here’s a picture of us riding an elephant together i

Fruit Pizza

Believe it or not, it is possible to love pizza more. Especially when it’s fruit pizza. When I was young, I used to eat all the fruit off the top first, and then eat the sugar cookie and frosting alone. Now that I’m an adult and have a more refined palate, I just stuff my face with it the way that it is. I keep the face stuffing to a minimum most of the time because I’m like, a lady and stuff. And stuffing your face with fruit pizza isn’t super lady-like. But sometimes, you j

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

My friend here in Santa Rosa asked me the other week (before baby girl decided to make her entrance into the world) if I wanted to come with her to a cookie party. Yeah… You read that right. A COOKIE PARTY. A party where cookies were guaranteed to be in attendance. I was SOOOO there. I knew I had to make a killer cookie for a killer party. (How married do I sound right now?) So naturally, these cookies came to mind. Not only are they ridiculously delicious, but they are also

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is like the king of all frostings. If all the frostings got together to fight each other, cream cheese frosting would beat up all the other frostings. Cream cheese frosting takes the cake. (HA.) Seriously though, can we stop my rant about cream cheese frosting and just agree that it is the best? We will all be much happier in the end. Cream Cheese Frosting 2016-01-24 18:04:40 It absolutely doesn't get better than cream cheese frosting. This frosting tak

Creamy Cookie Dessert

I come from a family of amazing cooks. This recipe is comin’ at ya courtesy of my Aunt Brenda. She is totally amazing and cool and can not only cook up a storm, but she can run like 100 miles without stopping and has TRIPLETS. Yeah… I only have one bun in the oven right now, and I’m about ready to wave the white flag. Kudos, Aunt Brenda! I think you are pretty neat. I always end up craving this dessert around Christmas/New Years time for some reason. I don’t know why the crav

Coconut Crap

I have seen many different names for this divine treat. I have seen it called: Coconut Chex Mix Gooey Chex Mix Sweet Chex Mix Christmas Chex Mix Sweet Christmas Chex Christmas Crunch Holiday Chex MixAnd my personal favorites: Who Hash & Christmas CrackIn an effort not to sound like the world’s most awesome drug dealers, my family always called it “Coconut Crap.” Not quite as appetizing, but you sure as heck won’t get it confused with anything else we’ve got goin’ on

 

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