Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

There are certain desserts that I forget about and then when someone brings them up I cannot get them out of my mind until I make {or eat} them. That is exactly what happened with these lemon bars. One of my very best friends is also my neighbor and the other day she mentioned that she was going to make lemon bars. Well long story short she ended up making something else and I have not been able to stop thinking about these lemon bars. And fortunately the person who lives directly behind me has a lemon tree that will …

Dessert Nachos featuring Cookie Chips

Dessert Nachos featuring Cookie Chips

Dessert is something that happens often at our house,whether is something simple or something as deluxe as these dessert nachos. My husband and sons love them some chocolate!  When Hannahmax sent me a fun box clear full of their delicious Cookie Chips a few ideas ran through my mind but I kept going back to this one. It took all my will power not to just sit down and eat each bag! I had to refrain myself! But after I made these dessert nachos boy was I glad that I held out! And since I had a bag of each kind I …

Sugar Cookies Recipe

Sugar Cookies Recipe – from Scratch! Ever wonder how to make perfect, fluffy sugar cookies from scratch? This is the recipe for you! There is nothing that says “I love you” more in our house than freshly baked sugar cookies! My husband absolutely loves sugar cookies! I also think that my husband would say nothing is more sexy then watching my wife make sugar cookies haha. So you can tell in our home if there was 1 thing that I could make for my husband for Valentine’s Day that would make him happy sugar cookies is where it is at! …

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. But …

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 definitely …

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 …

Banana Pudding Trifle

Magnolia’s has some of the best banana pudding I have ever tried. And this recipe is said to be the exact recipe that Magnolia’s uses and boy is it good! The good thing about this recipe is that the adults like it just as much as the kids do! {This recipe does take time to set up so make sure you read all directions prior to making} Magnolia’s Banana Pudding 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk 1 1/2 cups ice cold water 1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix (use Jell-O brand) 3 cups heavy cream 1 (12 oz) …

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) This …