Dark Chocolate Dreams Swirled Blondies + a GIVEAWAY

Dark Chocolate Dreams Swirled Blondies + a GIVEAWAY

  The other day I received a fun package from Peanut Butter & Co. with their NEW! Cookbook and a HUGE jar of their dark chocolate dreams. My mouth was watering as I looked through that book! I could not wait to start cooking! And so that is exactly what I did! To say that this company has stollen my heart would be an understatement! I use their peanut butters daily for my post workout shakes, pb&j’s for my kids, or in recipes! If you can remember a few months back I did a “Peanut Butter Week” featuring different flavors of their peanut butter. …

The “Elvis” Trifle + Giveaway WINNER!

The final recipe for Peanut Butter week is this Peanut Butter Trifle. This recipe is a fun new twist on a trifle. And it can be topped with peanut butter flavored bacon, bananas, or waffle cones!    The “Elvis” Trifle   1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk 1 1/2 cups ice cold water1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix (use Jell-O brand) 3/4 cup Smooth Operator Peanut Butter3 cups heavy cream 6 Tablespoons powdered sugar1 box waffle cones, crushed into pieces4 cups sliced bananas 6 slices bacon optional additional peanut butter for bacon optional   Optional Step:Preheat oven to 350 …

Salted Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

To prepare for Peanut Butter Week I spent hours and hours in the kitchen getting new recipes ready to feature. Unfortunately one of the weeks I was baking I decided to “eat healthy” I had a fun girls trip coming up and I wanted to look and feel my best! So I called my husband and told him that I had made 2 different kinds of cookies and these bars and needed him and his co-wookers to become my taste testers for the day! He did not mind one bit and I got some good reviews back! Plus I didn’t …

Funfetti Cupcakes

  A few weeks ago my son Remington celebrated his 3rd birthday! He talked about his birthday party for months and months. He picked Batman as the theme and that is exactly what he got! I found these fun little signs here and I also bought the cups, plates, and napkins there too. I think they were the perfect touch to add to his batman party! My mom is an amazing cook. I have learned almost everything I know from her and spending hours and hours in the kitchen together! She made these cupcakes for Remington’s party and they were amazing! And …

Berry Cobbler in a MUG!

*Giveaway closed….winner is JODI FOLKERTS*  Congratulations Jodi!  I received a fun package from ShirleyJ packed full to the brim with fun mugging flavors! And what a treat it has been to try them out! Our favorites have been the yellow cake mix cobbler, chocolate brownie cake, and country style cornbread. I have 3 children under the age of 5. Their attention span doesn’t last very long. So when my 3 year old wanted brownies and wanted them fast I knew that through “Mugging” I could make that possible! Grabbed the mug, poured in the mix, mixed for 30 seconds, place in the …

Berry Trifle

  Berry Trifle How to make berry trifle Mix the berries, sugar, and teaspoon of almond extract together and let sit. Cream together in a separate bowl the cream cheese, powdered sugar, sour cream, vanilla, and remaining 1 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract. Fold in heavy whipping cream. Cube angel food cake. Layer in dish starting with angel food cake then the whipping cream mixture then the berry mixture. Then repeat until dish is filled. End with the whipped mixture and garnish with a few berries on top! (You can use just strawberries or a mixture of berries like I prefer) …

Fudge Brownies

Oh man these brownies are GOOD! I found them on Pinterest and these were an absolute hit at our house! I could hardly get a picture of them before they disappeared!     Fudge Brownies Recipe from: All Recipes   1 cup butter 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9×13 pan. In a large saucepan melt butter. Take off heat and add in sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Wisk in cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder. Pour into 9×13 …

Strawberry Cupcakes with Coconut

Coconut & Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe Have you ever tried strawberry cupcakes? You are in for a treat with this coconut version! A perfect combination you wouldn’t expect, give it a try! Love this recipe? Try out my other favorite cupcake recipes! Funfetti Cupcakes Key Lime Cupcakes Tie Dye Cupcakes           Man-O-Man these cupcakes are good! So moist and delicious! Definatly one of my favorites for sure. My mom and I made these for my son’s 1st birthday bash, sisters 16th birthday, and recently for my sister-in-laws baby shower! I am definatly not a pro cupcake maker and defiantly …

Mini Fruit Pizzas

I use to ask for a large fruit pizza every year for my birthday dinner. My favorite cookie is sugar cookies and I love fruit so it was right up my alley! But recently I have been making them mini for my cousins wedding and my sister-in-laws baby shower. They were a hit and very delicious! You can put you favorite fruits on them but my favorites are strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, fresh pineapple, blueberries, and kiwi! Sugar Cookie and Fruit Pizza Recipes: Sugar Cookie (This recipe is a great sugar cookie recipe that can be used for just making cookies …

Crepe trio

Crepes aren’t our usual Saturday or Sunday morning breakfast. Usually its french toast or pancakes. But these happen on occasion (usually when we have had breakfast for supper that week) and I love them! Fun and Classy!     Crepe Trio Crepe Batter 1 cup flour pinch of salt 3 eggs 1 to 1 1/3 cups milk 2 Tablespoons melted butter   Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and lump free. Let sit for a few minutes. Add more milk if the batter isnt really thin. (like the consisency of light cream), This can be made ahead up …