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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 […]

Shamrock Mint Sugar Cookies

Here in Norfolk, we take St. Patrick’s Day seriously! The neighborhood where I live, Ocean View, has a HUGE St. Patrick’s Day parade every year. We’re talking bagpipes, step dancers, and lots of random people dressed in green from head to toe. We were even in the parade last year with the animal shelter where […]

Blackberry Lime Mermaid Yogurt Pops #CookoutWeek

This spring, when everything was “unicorn,” I said to Jeffrey that I bet everything would be mermaid-colored by summer. Boy was I right on that one! It’s one of the biggest trends in food, fashion, and beauty. Aaaaaand… I kinda love it. I’m jumping on the mermaid trend! I live in Norfolk, which is the […]

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 […]

M&M Blondies

I’m usually not a huge fan of blondies… but add some M&Ms and I’m sold! Blondies are kind of a cross between a cookie and a brownie, using vanilla instead of chocolate flavors. Traditionally, they have white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or nuts, but the little taste of chocolate in the candy works really well […]