Coconut Kissed JELL-O Rainbow Layer Cake for Spring

Rainbow Layer Cake for Spring

We spent most of Easter weekend relaxing and enjoying the warm weather. When I found myself actually starting to get a sun burn (that's what I get for being so pale), I snuck inside to work on baking a layer cake for after our Easter dinner. I was pretty skeptical about the sour cream in the frosting, to the point I almost replaced it with cream cheese. However, I didn't. And I'm glad. Sour cream gives it a very unique flavor that I would almost … [Read more...]

Lightened Up Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe for Easter

Lightened Up Carrot Cake Cupcakes for Easter

I am a compensated member of the Truvia network of Honestly Sweet Bloggers. Product has been provided but opinions and product usage are based on my own experiences. I won't claim to be a carrot cake expert. In fact, I've only tasted carrot cake a handful of times in my 31 years and most of those experiences weren't pleasant. That all changed today when I whipped up a homemade carrot cake that is not only insanely delicious, but it's lightened … [Read more...]

Love Is In the Air … Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake for My Love

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake

This Valentine's Day, my heart wished for a big beautiful bouquet of roses when I woke up. Instead, I was gifted with a sinus infection on top of the pneumonia I'm now dealing with. Romantic huh? But I'm not going to let a couple of illnesses ruin my day. Instead, I'm going to remember that beautiful, wonderful man that has become an amazing husband and cherish him all day long. This husband of mine isn't the easiest man to find the perfect … [Read more...]

Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Streusel Topping Recipe

Very Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Streusel Topping Recipe

This is a sponsored post on behalf of US Highbish Blueberry Council through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. Since the new year, I've really been trying to broaden my horizons when it comes to food. I've always been a picky eater and healthy foods, especially fruits haven't always been a priority for me. That all changed when I decided to take control of my life through food and exercise. These days, I'm swapping a few morning coffees for a … [Read more...]

Cherry Cheesecake Poke Cake Recipe for Valentine’s Day

Cherry Cheesecake Poke Cake Recipe for Valentine's Day

I often share recipes that take quite a bit of work and for me, that's relaxing. I know it's not the same for some which is why I wanted to share this recipe. It's made entirely out of boxed mixes which are actually pretty darn good. I prefer to use boxed cake mixes over homemade ones purely out of laziness. I mean, why mess with something that works? So if you're looking for a super easy dessert recipe for Valentine's Day ... this is THE … [Read more...]

Blackberry Buckle Dessert Recipe

Blackberry Buckle Dessert

This time last week or maybe even the week before, I tend to lose track of time, we were getting ready to take the kids the local orchard to pick blackberries. My mom happened to be visiting at the time and mentioned she knew a great spot to pick wild ones. So she ended up taking us out to the park where there's a bike trail that is absolutely littered with wild blackberry bushes. We ended up bring home a few cups of them and to my surprise we … [Read more...]

Easy Pink Hi Hat Cupcakes Recipe #CookfortheCure

Pink Hi Hat Cupcake

I've never made a hi-hat cupcake before but the traditional ones are really cute! Since the theme of the week is pink for KitchenAid's annual Cook for Cure home parties, we kicked the traditional style aside to make pink hi-hat cupcakes. The process is really simple and you can of course take some shortcuts like I did with boxed white cake mix, food coloring and Smucker's Magic Shell topping. Under that sweet and crunchy shell topping is a … [Read more...]

Kaydee’s Monster High Birthday and Two Toned Cupcakes

Monster High Cupcake Tower

Yesterday was a big day for Miss Kaydee ... she celebrated her 6th birthday! My baby girl is getting so darn big and every single day she acts a little more grown up. It really doesn't feel like it has been six years since I held her pudgy little 8 pound 13 ounce body in my arms for the first time .. especially when I look down and see her curls reaching up to my chin. I wasn't fond of the idea but she's head over heels in love with … [Read more...]