Desserts

Pinterest desserts we tested.

Low-Sugar Chocolate Egg Yolk Cookies

When you use as many eggs as we do, quality matters. Eggs are one of my “splurge” items at the grocery store, with  free-range options being my top pick. They just taste so much better! Have you ever tried free-range eggs? The yolks are typically a darker yellow color, and the whites as not as […]

Spicy Chocolate Mousse Ice Cream #Choctoberfest

I love mousse. I love ice cream. So recently, I thought that the two could combine to create a creamy, airy frozen dessert perfect for #Choctoberfest. I began to experiment with recipes… and then… Enter Forte Chocolates… As one of our awesome sponsors for #Choctoberfest 2018, Forte Chocolates sent me some delicious chocolate flavors to […]

Hot Cocoa Cookies #Choctoberfest

I think this recipe is the most chocolatey recipe of all time! It has chocolate pudding mix, hot cocoa mix, cocoa powder, white chocolate chips, and milk chocolate chips. Chocolate to the max!!! So, I knew I had to try it for #Choctoberfest this year. To make this cookie even better, it uses brown sugar […]

Spiced Caramel Chocolate Bark #Choctoberfest

Summer weather seemed to drag on forever this year, but it is finally fall. That took forever, didn’t it? I don’t know about you, but was over the super hot and humid days, so I’m glad we’re now in the 50s and 60s. (Though I will say… it can stay in this temperature range. I […]

Tropical Chocolate Mermaid Cupcakes #Choctoberfest

Happy #Choctoberfest, y’all! Earlier today, I posted a fun Day of the Dead cupcake cake using chocolate cinnamon cupcakes, and I have a second cupcake recipe for you with this Tropica Chocolate Mermaid Cupcake recipe. It’s National Cupcake Day, after all! I knew I wanted to do something with a mermaid theme that is more […]

Day of the Dead Cupcake Cake (Chocolate Cinnamon Cupcakes) #Choctoberfest

It can’t be #Choctoberfest without a chocolate cupcake recipe! Recently, I watched the movie Coco for the first time. I had always thought sugar skulls were pretty, but I loved learning more about Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead. This is a Mexican holiday all about remembering your loved ones. […]

Triple Chocolate Truffles #Choctoberfest

I work at Benigna’s Creek Winery and we have a wine and truffles event in February. It’s always really special to make homemade candies. The truffle recipe we use, however, is very labor intensive. I saw a truffle recipe on Pioneer Woman that looked a lot easier, so I decided to try a version for […]

Easy Chocolate Chip Mini Sticky Buns #Choctoberfest

Thank you to Barlean’s for sponsoring this recipe! When I was in college, I was always the one to bring sweet treats to movie nights and birthdays. Brownies were my go to, but my mini sticky buns were the most requested! I’ve wanted to share this recipe for some time. Since it’s #Choctoberfest this week, […]

Easy S’mores Cookies + 12 S’mores Inspired Recipes #Choctoberfest

Who doesn’t loves s’mores? Growing up, I was part of the Girl Scouts and we had s’mores at every event during the summer. So, when I saw that Hershey’s now makes s’mores baking pieces, I couldn’t resist. Into the cart they went! To make these cookies… just follow the recipe on the bag! Usually, we […]

Chocolate Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies #Choctoberfest

I’m a huge fan of Litte Debbie Oatmeal Pies. But let’s be honest… everything is better with chocolate! So, this year for #Choctoberfest, I knew I wanted to make a chocolate version of oatmeal cookies, filled with a buttery, creamy, sweet frosting center. Oh, by the way… it’s #Choctoberfest starting today! What’s #Choctoberfest, you might […]

Fall Instant Pot Giveaway

I know Labor Day is supposed to be the unofficial end of summer, but it is still in the 90s here. Our community closed the pool already, but man do we still need it! Still, for many people Labor Day is the start of a busier season, regardless of temperature. Kids back to school, offices […]

Grilled Pound Cake with Honey Vanilla Apples

This year, Chef Shamy was one of our delicious #CookoutWeek sponsors. Well, let me tell you, I am still enjoying their yummy flavored butters on pretty much everything. Thank goodness their butter comes in huge tubs! We were grilling recently and I wanted something sweet for dessert. But of course it has been so hot […]

Lemonade Cupcakes #CookoutWeek

I love lemon-flavored desserts during the summer. There’s just something about lemons and other citrus fruit that screams YAY SUMMERTIME to me. When I was thinking about doing a lemonade cupcake recipe for #CookoutWeek, I originally was considering raspberry lemonade or strawberry lemonade or some other fancy flavor. But you know what? My favorite thing […]

Frozen Root Beer Float Pops #CookoutWeek

Can I just start off by telling you how much I LOVE going to the thrift store? Seriously. The US’s biggest thrift store is not far from me and I love a good deal. Last time I stopped in, I found a set of 6 popsicle molds for 99 cents! On my way home from […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Cookies

My mom makes the BEST chocolate peanut butter cake. The cake itself is chocolate, but then she tops it with peanut butter icing…. omg, SO GOOD y’all. And I’m not usually a big cake person. When Better Body Foods sent me some PBfit powdered peanut butter to try, I immediately thought about that cake. I […]

Chocolate Caramel Muffins #BrunchWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. It’s #BrunchWeek right now, and what is brunch without a yummy muffin recipe? Today… we have a decadent option for your next brunch. (And don’t forget […]