Creamy Strawberry Pie

Creamy Strawberry Pie

Creamy Strawberry Pie The most amazing strawberry pie recipe you'll ever have!  Not only is this recipe easy and no-bake, its made with fresh strawberries, cream cheese and a Golden OREO crust.  It's perfect for Easter, Mother's Day or any spring or summer celebration! I definitely feel that spring is upon us.  Trees are budding and flowers are slowly breaking through the soil with blooms bursting with color.  Spring also means Easter and spring celebrations.  I especially love the time we get to share with family during Easter.  It's a great time to step back from the busy schedule (even if just for a day) and share a wonderful day together.  Growing up my family always gathered after Easter Mass, and had a big ham dinner with all the trimmings, and that always included pie for Continue Reading...

Coconut Cream Pound Cake

Coconut Cream Pound Cake

Coconut Cream Pound Cake The ultimate coconut pound cake recipe!  Made with cream of coconut, and sweetened flake coconut this ultra-moist pound cake is a must-make for every coconut lover.  Perfect for Easter Brunch, Mother's Day or anytime you're in the mood for an amazing coconut cake! Outside of my Grandma's Chocolate Sheet Cake, one of my all time favorite cake flavors is coconut.  Growing up in South Dakota there wasn't much available for fresh produce in the late-winter, early-spring timeframe, so coconut, particularly my Mom's Famous Coconut Cream Pie was a typical Easter dessert.  Now that I live in a metro area where most foods are available year-round, I still gravitate to the classic coconut flavors for spring and Easter, which made me want to make this incredible Coconut Continue Reading...

Ultimate Thin Mint Brownies

Ultimate Thin Mint Brownies

Ultimate Thin Mint Brownies Let me introduce you to your new favorite brownie recipe!  A perfect combination of chocolate and mint, these fudgy mint brownies are topped with Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, Andes mints, chocolate chips, and an amazing layer of mint butter cream frosting.  Most definitely a brownie lover's dream come true! It's Girl Scout Cookie season once again.  For many of us, those chocolate covered Thin Mint Cookies are irresistible!  I love other Girl Scout cookies like the coconut and caramel Samoas and the shortbread Trefoils, but nothing beats those darn Thin Mints.  I love these cookies so much, that I decided to develop a mint brownie recipe around the delicious chocolate and mint flavors! These brownies are pretty simple to assemble, and just require a Continue Reading...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sheet Cake Chocolate sheet cake doesn't get much better than this!  Moist, delicious chocolate cake is topped with a layers of creamy peanut butter, chocolate icing and then loads of peanut butter chips.  This cake recipe is perfect for anyone that loves an amazing chocolate and peanut butter dessert! My Grandma Dona makes the most amazing chocolate sheet cake!  Anytime someone in our family is celebrating a birthday, she will whip together this cake and hand-deliver it to them.  This cake also makes regular appearances at local pot-lucks and church dinners, at which it is consistently the first item to disappear.  Grandma Dona's Famous Chocolate Sheet Cake is one of my favorite recipes, and one that I love to adapt and recreate into other delicious cakes and Continue Reading...

Chocolate Covered Cherry No Bake Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Covered Cherry No Bake Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Covered Cherry No Bake Cheesecake Bars No bake cheesecake bars don't get any better than this!  Made with an OREO crust, a creamy no bake cherry cheesecake filling, and topped with a chocolate drizzle and chocolate dipped cherries, these bars are incredible.  Easy to make, and completely delicious! There is something about chocolate covered cherries that makes my heart melt.  The sweet, crisp chocolate on the outside of a juicy, delicious cherry is simply the perfect texture and flavor combination.  I feel the same way about chocolate covered strawberries.  This amazing fruit/chocolate combination inspired me to make these super delicious Chocolate Covered Cherry No Bake Cheesecake Bars! I derived this recipe from my OREO Lovers No Bake Cheesecake Bars.  Its a Continue Reading...

Double Chocolate M&M Bars

Double Chocolate M&M Bars

Made with the help of a cake mix and a few other ingredients, these Double Chocolate M&M Bars are fantastic!  Loads of milk chocolate M&M's candies and semi-sweet chocolate chips are in the center of these cookie bars, sandwiched between the cake mix batter.  Perfect for an after-school snack or a lunchbox surprise! Have you ever made something other than a cake from a cake mix?  Yep, not only is it possible, but you can make lots of things other than a cake from a cake mix - my Red Velvet Peppermint Kiss Cookies and Double Chocolate Turtle Bars are the perfect examples!  I've got a super-delicious, chocolate loaded cookie bar recipe that is just 5 ingredients including the cake mix!!!  How awesome is that?! This recipe is actually a simple adaptation from my Double Continue Reading...

Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes of 2016

Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes of 2016

I love nothing more than seeing what you all loved the most over the year.  I've compiled my Top 10 Reader Favorite Posts based on page views over 2016.  Ya'll really love no bake desserts, chocolate and peanut butter and blueberries!!  You're definitely my kind of people! :) You asked and I delivered!  These ten posts of 2016 were your absolute favorites, based on overall page views from January 1st, 2016 through December 30, 2016.  There was definitely a reoccurring theme - ya'll love anything with cream cheese, especially no-bake desserts, and anything with chocolate and peanut butter was definitely a bonus as well.  Creamy dinner options were also popular, as well as cheesy appetizers! I'm really looking forward to making more delicious recipes for you in 2017! Here are your Continue Reading...