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Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Best Fillings for Layer Cakes and Cupcakes

A special filling can take your cake or cupcakes to the next level of deliciousness.  These easy to make fillings are sure to add both flavor and pizzazz to your next dessert!

collage of fabulous fillings for cakes and cupcakes

      A great way to add another layer of flavor to your cake or cupcakes is to add a fun filling.  That can give both contrast in color, texture and add a ton of yumminess to your final product.  These recipes can take your dessert from good to great! The only problem is which one to make first.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Lunchroom Style Pizza Burgers

Quick and easy pizza burgers are a nostalgic meal that will remind you of childhood. They are also a delicious way to get dinner on the table in a hurry.

pizza burger cut in half with one half being held up, melted cheese and pizza sauce coated meat center showing

     These family friendly pizza burgers are a perfect busy night meal. They come together in no time with very few ingredients. You may be reminded of the school cafeteria lunches of your childhood in the best kind of way.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Roasted Butternut Squash in Air Fryer

Make delicious roasted butternut squash quickly and easily in your air fryer. It is a great way to get a flavorful veggie side on your dinner plate!

serving bowl filled with cubes of air fryer roasted butternut squash

       Roasted butternut squash is a fabulous fall side dish. You can get that tender sweet goodness easily in an air fryer.  Plus you can change up the seasoning to match your dinner or your mood.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Star-Spangled Layered Banana Cake With Southern Fluffy White Frosting

Four layers of moist banana cake wrapped in fluffy marshmallow like meringue frosting is bound to make a statement. Add a little coconut to mix to make it extra special and this star-spangled cake is perfect for a party!

close up of slice of layered banana cake with white frosting and coconut on the outside

    Layer after layer of moist banana cake enrobed in fluffy white frosting.  This cake is ready to make a statement at your next party.  It feeds a crowd and is a feast for your eyes as well.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Yogurt Panna Cotta #Freakyfruitsfriday

Vanilla yogurt panna cotta feels like a sophisticated dessert, but it is really a simple make ahead recipe. Top it with fruit for an extra special treat.

This post is sponsored by Melissa's Produce as part of #freakyfruitsfriday. As always, all opinions are honest and my own.

close up of dark chocolate bowls filled with vanilla yogurt panna cotta and topped with pomegranate arils

     Creamy yogurt panna cotta is the perfect mix of slightly sweet and slightly tangy.  It is super smooth and fun to eat.  Serve it in a dark chocolate bowl or fancy glass and top it with fruit for a super special dessert.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Fun Monster Rice Crispy Treats

Fun monster rice crispy treats with loads of eyeballs are a cute Halloween treat. They are quick and easy to make and perfect for a party!

rice krispie treat topped with blue chocolate and lots of eyeball candies

These fun chocolate dipped monster rice crispy treats have their eyes on you! They are a sweet, fun, non-gory, kid friendly Halloween treat. They are also quick and easy to make.  You can churn a bunch out in no time, so they are a perfect dessert for parties or classroom treats.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Baby Sweet Potato Cakes with Sticky Caramel Sauce

Individual sized baby sweet potato cakes served with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle of sticky caramel sauce are a perfect fall dessert. They are cozy, flavorful and sure to become a favorite treat.

close up of two baby sweet potato cakes with vanilla ice cream and sticky caramel sauce

      These cute mini sweet potato cakes are filled with the flavors of fall. They are good on their own, but a drizzle of sticky caramel sauce takes them to the next level. They would be a perfect way to end a dinner party or would be right at home on your Thanksgiving menu.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

French Butter Cake with Old Fashioned Fudge Frosting {MiMi's Birthday Cake}

French vanilla butter cake wrapped with an old fashioned fudge frosting is the perfect birthday cake. This recipe is straight from my great-grandma's recipe box and is a timeless classic recipe. 

first slice of french butter cake being lifted out with a thick layer of dense fudge frosting on top and colorful sprinkles

    This old fashioned butter cake is really a simple recipe to put together.  Top it with this dense fudge frosting for a bite of nostalgia.  It has been my mom's birthday cake request since she was a girl. First her grandma made it for her, then her mom and now I do.  Maybe it will become a favorite birthday cake for your family as well.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Best Ways to Use Leftover Pulled Pork

Pulled pork is a fabulous economical way to feed a crowd, but there is almost always leftovers. Here are some great recipes to turn those leftovers into whole new meals!

collage of recipes using leftover pulled pork

      If you have found yourself with some leftover pulled pork and you want to do something besides make another sandwich, you are in the right place! I am sharing some fabulous recipes to make those leftovers exciting and delicious again. Come check out these great ideas. You'll want to start making leftovers on purpose!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Dragon Fruit Cream Pie #FreakyFruitsFriday

A creamy dragon fruit filling baked into a flaky crust makes for a fabulous pie. Turn that beautiful dragon fruit into a delicious dessert.

This post is sponsored by Melissa's as part of #FreakyFruitsFriday. They provided me with a wonderful assortment of fun fruits for recipe development. 

slice of creamy dragon fruit pie on plate with slices of fruit as garnish, remaining pie in background

      Turn a beautiful dragon fruit into a one of a kind pie.  A wonderful creamy pie with those trademark dragon fruit seed spots makes for a fun visual appearance.  The flavor is subtle and oh so delicious.  It will have you wanting a second slice for sure!