Desserts

Pinterest desserts we tested.

White Sangria Popsicles #CookoutWeek

#CookoutWeek is winding down, and I’m looking forward to trying out the yummy recipes bloggers have been posting. I wanted to end the week on a sweet note, with a recipe that is great for a hot summer day. When it is 90° and humid outside, doesn’t a fruity popsicle taste perfect? And it’s even […]

Chocolate-Covered Patriotic Pretzels #CookoutWeek

You guys… this is pretty much the easiest, cutest idea in the world for any patriotic holiday, like Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Veteran’s Day, etc. I saw this idea from several different sources on Pinterest, so I just had to give it a go. They were a huge hit at a Memorial Day […]

Lemonade Cookie Cups #CookoutWeek

What’s summer without tall glasses of lemonade? It’s perfect on those sweltering days when even the AC can’t keep you cool. These cookie cups have all the delicious flavors of a glass of lemonade in a convenient bite-sized form, so they’re perfect if you want a dessert or snack at your next cookout. (They are […]

Butterscotch Cupcakes with Butterscotch Icing

Show of hands, who here has/had a grandmother whose pockets and/or purse always seemed to have a few Werther’s Original butterscotch candies in them? That’s what I thought… everyone in the world can put your hand down. These cupcakes pack all of the punch of a Werther’s Original and then some. I actually found the […]

Mini Red Velvet Cookie Cups

Back in February, I made Itty-Bitty Strawberry Cookie Cups for #FoodBloggerLove, and the recipe was such a hit that I tried out some other flavors too. My husband Jim loves red velvet, so of course mini red velvet cookie cups went over really well in our house. He wished they weren’t so tiny, but that’s […]

How to Make Cheesecake Filling for Cake

When I originally started writing this blog post, I called it “Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Filling.” But let’s be honest. This recipe is all about the cream cheese filling, which tastes just like cheesecake baked in the middle of your bundt cake. The chocolate cake recipe doesn’t actually matter, because it is just […]

Rainbow Fizzies (Non-Alcoholic)

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and we have a huge party every year. Our neighborhood had a giant parade followed by a block party, so it is really fun to set up tables of food on our front porch and meet everyone as they walk by. My sister and dad come down […]

Flourless Coconut Oil Brownies (No Dairy, No Sugar)

A few months ago, Jeffrey and I decided to have some friends over, as we often do on weekends. Since he’s ex-Navy, a lot of our friends are single military guys, which means they don’t get home-cooked meals or baked good very often. I love cooking for the boys! And stealing their keys when they’ve […]

35+ Pink & Red Valentine’s Day Desserts

Valentine’s Day weekend is finally upon us! Jeffrey and I are having a low-key weekend at home, but I something kind of fun this year. Every year, I make him some kind of yummy dessert for Valentine’s Day, and usually I just let him choose something from the blog or one of my Pinterest boards. […]

Itty Bitty Strawberry Cheesecake Cups (Plus a Giveaway!) #FoodBloggerLove

Today, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with these Strawberry Cheesecake Cups and #FoodBloggerLove – all about showing our fellow food bloggers a little of the love they deserve (plus, there’s a giveaway too…keep reading!). Everyone participating switched names, and we were lucky enough to get matched up with Jessie Weaver aka the Vanderbilt Wife. I want […]

Best Ever Authentic French Silk Pie (Plus a Giveaway!) #FoodBloggerLove

I first got to know Sheila from Life, Love, and Good Food during #Choctoberfest 2015, a little chocolate-themed virtual event we organized back in October. So, when we pulled her name for #FoodBloggerLove 2016… we got excited! 😀 #FoodBloggerLove is a virtual event for food bloggers where we spread a little love and introduce you […]

Sweet Potato Pie: Date Night with My Southern Sweetheart

When I first started dating my now-fiance, I asked him, “What is your favorite dessert?” Hey, I’m a food blogger! It’s an important question. My heart sank when his answer was sweet potato pie, because I’ve never made a sweet potato pie in my life. Chocolate cake, sure. Apple dumplings, no problem. I’ve made dozens, […]

Easy Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

My grandma likes making Boston Cream Pie, and I can remember fondly having a big slice during birthdays or holidays. Recently, I was having a few friends over for a night of board games and Rock Band (yes, we are super dorks, haha), and I decided that I was in the mood for some Boston […]

Zebra Shortbread Cookies

We like to keep things simple in the kitchen most of the time, but these Zebra Shortbread Cookies are perfect when you want to impress with something a little fancier. The cookie itself is a vanilla and chocolate swirled slice cookies, and if you want to get extra fancy, you can also use food coloring […]

Caramel Apple Cider Cookies

This was my first time being part of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap and it definitely won’t be my last. I had a hard time deciding what kind of cookie to send my three bloggers, but these Caramel Apple Cider Cookies ultimately won out. I’m a sucker for any cookie that includes caramel. So when I […]

Holiday Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s one of my favorite events of the year – The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! Every December, Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen host this awesome event to raise money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer. And […]