Date Balls

Date Balls |

Ok. So these might be a tough sell. I know the pictures are a little crazy (blinding much? 4 years, and I’m still learning my camera. Yeesh)! And I know they kind of just look… well… lumpy. And I’m trying to tell you that this lumpy dried fruit is, like, the best dessert ever. So […]

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Easter Pretzel Bites

Easter Pretzel Bites |

Simplicity is the name of the game in my life these days! Between blogging, prepping for the move, planning for visitors/Emma’s birthday party during graduation weekend, the plethora of spring birthdays in our families, the end of Chris’s last semester (projects, papers, trips, oh my!), and then the normal day-to-day grind… I’m simplifying things in […]

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75+ Cute Easter Treats

75+ Cute Easter Treats |

An InLinkz Link-up

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Homemade Reese’s Easter Eggs

Homemade Reese's Eggs |

My theme for 2014 seems to be, “Yes, I know this recipe has been made and posted about a thousand times. I don’t care. I’m doing it anyway!” So, here we are. With, yet again, another super popular recipe that can be found on many, many delicious dessert blogs. I hope you’ll forgive me the […]

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Easter Egg Haystacks

Easter Egg Haystacks |

I know these aren’t anything original, but they are just such a delicious classic!! I couldn’t resist making a batch and posting them this year. These Easter egg nests (or ‘Haystacks’ if you’re eating them at any other time of year) always remind me of a very special teacher I had in high school. I […]

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Peeps S’mores Pies

Peeps S'mores Pies |

I pinned these Chocolate Ganache S’mores two years ago, and they have been nagging at the back of my mind ever since. I’ve been itching to make them, and somehow just kept putting them off. But today, we’re finally crossing these off the great, big “pinned-these-to-make-later-but-still-haven’t” list! I had a feeling these would be great […]

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Bacon Fried Chicken & Donuts

Bacon Fried Chicken & Donuts |

So…….. I’m from the South. Where we like to fry things. Which means eating fried chicken atop a fluffy Belgian waffle for breakfast isn’t all that weird to me. And, for the record, I’m happy with fried chicken just about any time of the day, especially when it comes drowned in maple syrup. I feel […]

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100+ Coconut Desserts

100+ Coconut Dessert Recipes |

An InLinkz Link-up

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Blackberry Brie Pizza & Mama Francesca Parmesan

Blackberry Brie Pizza on Cinnamon Focaccia |

This post is sponsored by Mama Francesca. Find my Disclosure Policy here. Ready to take Parmesan to the next level?? Read on, friend. You won’t find any boring spaghetti here! I’ve loved cheese + sweet for as long as I can remember. It started as a kid when my mom would give me apple slices […]

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KitchenAid Giveaway!


Enter for your chance to win a 5-quart KitchenAid® Artisan® Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, color of your choice! Sponsored by the following blogs. A Dash of Sanity, Mom on Timeout, Something Swanky, Love Bakes Good Cakes, Lady Behind the Curtain, High Heels & Grills, Fry Sauce & Grits, Mother’s Niche, My Mommy Style, Big Red […]

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Carrots & Dirt Cupcakes {with chocolate covered strawberries}

Carrots & Dirt Cupcakes |

So…. it would be a total lie to say that “spring has sprung.” Because it snowed yesterday. The entire day. Big, huge flakes. #ugh At the rate we’re going, it’s going to be April and I’ll still have my cute “Let it Snow!” snowman sign on my porch. I just don’t feel like I can […]

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Homemade Cookie Dough Oreos

Homemade Cookie Dough Oreos |

Did you get a chance to try Oreo’s newest limited edition flavors? In January they released two new flavors: Cookie Dough and Rice Krispies Treats. In all honesty, I actually prefer the Rice Krispies Treats flavor– which is weird for me, since I’m a chocolate girl. Regardless, I thought the cookie dough flavor would be […]

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Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding |

Remember how I said a lot of our family recipes involve Cool Whip? At the time, I was super excited to be posting a family recipe that I considered to be more “worthy” of blogging about, because it was totally, 100% from scratch. Unlike the majority of the recipes in our family recipe book which […]

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Cookie Dough Buckeyes

Cookie Dough Buckeyes |

I am CRAZY stupid in obsessed with these. I’ve never even made traditional buckeyes, but I can’t say that I’m ever going to get around to it. One bite of these chocolate chip cookie dough buckeyes has convinced me that this is the only buckeyes recipe I’m ever going to need. So. Just in case […]

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75+ Whole Wheat Dessert Recipes

75+ Whole Wheat Desserts |

An InLinkz Link-up

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Lemon Poppyseed Banana Bread

Lemon Poppyseed Banana Bread |

Something about making Red Velvet Banana Bread last month was so mentally liberating. It totally freed me of any flavor constraints I was subconsciously assigning to banana bread– although I was having plenty of fun within the confines of peanut butter and chocolate (see the recipes at the bottom of this post)! But I loved […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes |

These are my most recent favorite pancakes! I actually discovered them since I’ve been trying to follow the Simply Filling plan (Weight Watchers). Most of your carbs are fairly restricted on the plan, but one of the few you are allowed to eat freely is OATMEAL. After seeing that on the list of plan-approved foods, […]

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Carrot Cake Crinkle Cookies

Carrot Cake Crinkle Cookies |

The sun was out today!!! Which is beyond exciting to me. I am SO ready for spring for so many reasons: warmer weather and sunshine, my husband’s graduation, and finally moving back to my hometown in North Carolina! Lots of fun things we have to look forward to in the coming months. Since I’m not […]

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Chocolate Dipped Macaroons

Chocolate Dipped Macaroons |

I used to live in Utah not so long ago. And for the first 6 (of my 7) years of my residence there, I thought I hated Utah, because I could not handle all of the snow every winter. In retrospect, the school years weren’t so awful. I lived pretty close to campus, so the […]

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75 Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Recipes

75+ Girl Scout Cookie-Inspired Recipes |

Please allow a moment for the images to load… An InLinkz Link-up

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