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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Easy Banana Cupcakes

Banana cupcakes are soft and delicious.  They are easy to make and are a perfect way to use up ripe bananas. Plus they are perfect with so many different frosting options!

golden brown banana cupcake with wrapper peeled down, swirls of peanut butter frosting and a slice of banana on top

     These cupcakes are moist and delicious.  They are easy enough to make with a mixing bowl and spoon, no fancy equipment required. Plus they are a fabulous way to use up ripe or frozen bananas.

Friday, July 12, 2019

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake #SummerDessertWeek

This super creamy no bake lemon cheesecake has the perfect balance of sweet and tart. The bright lemon sings and you never have to turn on your oven, making it the perfect summer treat!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #summerdessertweek. As always, all opinions are honest and my own.

first slice being removed from lemon no bake cheesecake with swirls of cream cheese whipped cream and cherries

      When life gives you lemons, make lemon curd. Then turn that lemon curd into cheesecake! I am pretty sure that's how the old saying goes.  Whether or not that's the old adage is really irrelevant because no bake lemon cheesecake is good regardless!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Sprinkle Filled Birthday Cookie Dough Dip #SummerDessertWeek

What could be more fun than a dessert dip that tastes like cookie dough? One that is filled with sprinkles of course!  This birthday cookie dough dip is begging to be eaten with your favorite dippers!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SummerDessertWeek. I received samples for recipe testing. As always all opinions are honest and 100% my own. 

close up of large bowl of cookie dough dip topped with extra sprinkles and white chocolate chips with various dippers around it

     Two super fun dessert ideas collide into one out of this world treat! This cookie dough dip is loaded with sprinkles and white chocolate chips.  It looks like a party and tastes out of this world.  It is safe to eat without being baked and is perfect with so many dippers. Serve this up at your next party and it is sure to disappear before your eyes!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Bon Bons #SummerDessertWeek

These super fun orange creamsicle ice cream bon bons only take 4 ingredients (including the sprinkles!) and a few minutes to make. They are a perfectly easy and delicious summer treat!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #summerdessertweek. As always all opinions are honest and my own.

bowl full of orange ice cream bon bons covered with orange, pink and yellow sprinkles. One opened to see white ice cream inside.

        Orange creamsicle ice cream bon bons scream summer to me. As your teeth crack through the orange shell they sink into creamy vanilla ice cream. Never has making these citrus and vanilla treats been so easy to make. You'll want to have them all summer long!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Quick Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip Sourdough Muffins

These chocolate chip sourdough muffins are a delicious and nutritious way to start your day! They are quick, easy and full of oatmeal and whole wheat goodness yet they are soft and yummy. So good!

pile of chocolate chip oatmeal sourdough muffins ready to be eaten

    These oatmeal sourdough muffins are on the healthier side of the breakfast/muffin spectrum, but you'd never know it from tasting them.  They are lightly sweet, really soft and the oatmeal almost melts right in.  The chocolate chips make them feel like a treat, but you don't have to feel guilty about enjoying one!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Backstrap (or beef) and Broccoli in the Slow Cooker or Instant Pot

Make a take out inspired dinner in your slow cooker or instant pot.  We love making this with venison backstrap, but but beef works well too!

close plate of backstrap and broccoli served on rice with instant pot in background

    Turn venison backstrap or beef roast into a dinner your family will love.  This delicious dinner is inspired by take out beef and broccoli, but is made easily in the slow cooker.  You can also make it much quicker in an instant pot. It is perfect for busy days. Just make some rice and you're ready to go!

Triple Peanut Butter Cookies

Chewy peanut butter cookies loaded with peanut butter chips and candies are a peanut butter enthusiasts dream come true. These things get gobbled up quickly, so be sure to hide a few for yourself! 

close up of stacks of triple peanut butter cookies

      These simple drop cookies are absolutely loaded with peanut butter goodness. Peanut butter dough, chips and Reese's Pieces make them triple the peanut butter! So get your glass of milk ready, you are not going to want to have to wait to dig in!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate buttercream is the perfect topping to so many cakes, cupcakes and cookies. This recipe is great for piping, isn't too sweet and you can adjust the level of chocolate to your liking! 

swirl of super chocolaty darker in color chocolate buttercream frosting

      Making chocolate buttercream is a snap to do and it is so much better than what you can get in those tubs from the store.  The best part is how customizable it is.  You can make it lightly chocolate, almost like a mouse. Or you can make it super chocolaty.  Plus using cocoa powder really helps keep the frosting from getting too sweet. I'll show you some variations so you can make your best frosting!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Banana Oat Muffins

Whether you are looking for a grab and go breakfast or something for a leisurely weekend brunch, these banana oat muffins are perfect! 

banana oat muffins on cooling rack

       Tender muffins loaded with banana and oatmeal are a snap to make.  This easy recipe comes together in no time. They are a great way to incorporate some fruit and oatmeal into your breakfast or snack repertoire.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Peanut Butter M&M Skillet Cookie

A chewy peanut butter cookie studded with plenty of peanut butter M&M's and baked in a skillet. This peanut butter M&M skillet cookie is just waiting for you to take a slice!

close up of peanut butter skillet cookie with peanut butter M&Ms baked on top

    Chewy peanut butter M&M cookies are always a welcome treat at our house. Baking them into a big skillet cookie makes the process even easier and gives you lots of the best chewy center parts.  It is peanut butter and chocolate cookie goodness at its finest!