Mini Strawberry Key Lime Pies with Limoncello

Mini Strawberry Key Lime Pies with Limoncello

These colorful Mini Strawberry Key Lime Pies aren’t only adorable, but they are flavored with Limoncello lemon liquor and are tart, delicious, and easy to make! Not only is the pie filling made with fresh Key Lime juice but, both the pie filling and the strawberries are flavored with Limoncello, a popular Italian liquor. Your family will love them! When I visited Florida this past winter, I made sure to come back with Key Limes that were in season so I could make one of my favorite citrus desserts- Key Lime Pie! I was not leaving the state of Florida […]

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Bunny Poop Cupcakes

Bunny Poop Cupcakes

My soon-to-be five year old son asked me this week if we could make “Bunny Poop Cupcakes.” I laughed, thought it was a little gross and then noticed his serious face so, I thought about it a bit more and said “Yes!” It was so cute that he asked me and being a mother of two little boys, it didn’t surprise me. His question is a foreshadowing of my imminent future- “shooting bunnies” a.k.a. passing gas followed by giggles, denial and finger pointing. This idea clearly stemmed from the Easter Bunny Butt Carrot Cake we made last week which, our […]

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Easter Bunny Butt Carrot Cake

Easter Bunny Butt Carrot Cake

This adorable Easter Bunny Butt Carrot Cake is an eye-catching and sweet Easter centerpiece for your buffet table! Your guests will love a 3-dimensional, fuzzy coconut covered bunny cake that not only looks fantastic but, also tastes fresh and delectable. By making a bunny butt cake yourself, you won’t have to stand in a long line at the busy bakery the day before Easter to pick it up when you have a million things to do at home that day. You can use any cake recipe you like but, this carrot cake is moist and delicious. It is so fitting […]

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Light Tiramisu

Light Tiramisu recipe with coffee liquor, Cool Whip, Neufchatel cheese and chocolate chips

Do you love the creamy, light and deliciously flavored dessert that is Tiramisu but, dread all of the calories, fat and guilt that come with it? Would you like a to eat a flavorful dessert that is nearly half the calories of its traditional counterpart? Tiramisu is one of my absolute favorite desserts. The light creamy taste, chocolate and coffee flavors are really compliment to each other. This dessert isn’t rich and doesn’t leave you feeling bloated but, that is the problem! It is hard to stop eating it because there is no sugar overload and no stuffed feeling. It […]

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Conversation Heart Brownies

Conversation Heart Brownies

Every year in February, do you ponder what to give your significant other for Valentine’s Day? I do. As the day creeps up on us, don’t we find ourselves in a guilty panic that we haven’t planned anything yet? Maybe we haven’t even bought a beautiful, but overpriced, $7 greeting card? Or, maybe that’s as far as we’ve gotten in our planning. Need gift ideas? See a list of gift ideas near the bottom of this post. Besides a heart-shaped box of chocolates and red roses, what is more related to Valentine’s Day than conversation hearts candy? If your significant other […]

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Almond Sour Cream Pound Cake with Heart-Shaped Strawberries

Heart-shaped naked cake with heart-shaped fresh strawberries

Every year as Valentine’s Day approaches, do you feel guilty that you haven’t planned something ahead to give to your significant other or to make with your kids? I know I’ve felt like that so this year, I planned ahead. I used the heart-shaped baking pan that I bought last year and never used. I thought about which cake recipe I’d use and how I’d decorate the cake. Pink icing was a must! Heart-shaped strawberries seemed perfect. I made this buttery, Almond Sour Cream pound cake with pink Almond butter cream frosting and fresh heart-shaped strawberries for my husband and […]

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Cranberry Lemon Cheesecake

Cranberry Lemon Cheesecake

*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and I would receive a commission on purchases. This delicious Cranberry Lemon Cheesecake is featured on Foodgawker.com and Tastespotting.com! I was excited to present this creamy cranberry lemon cheesecake with a sour cream topping and festive sugared cranberries at my husband’s Christmas party. Even with ten other, yes, ten other desserts, it was one of the most popular. I’m sure those sugared cranberries got people’s attention. This cheesecake is a lemon cheesecake with cranberries inside. Who can pass up a creamy cranberry lemon cheesecake with a beautiful presentation? I will warn you that this […]

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Peppermint Brownies

Festive Peppermint Brownies

Homemade brownies with a peppermint butter cream frosting and crushed candy cane topping is a festive Christmas dessert for chocolate mint lovers. The crunchy peppermint candy cane topping is the perfect end to a sweet chocolate bite of cool minty goodness. Pair these peppermint brownies with a hot cup of coffee or peppermint cocoa (yes, I know that’s a lot of peppermint) and you’ve got yourself a nice tasty duo. Ever since I made homemade brownies one time, I hardly ever make the box brownies anymore. They are so easy to make and you don’t even have to melt chocolate. […]

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cannolis

White Chocolate Cranberry Cannolis with Craisins and white chocolate chips

Cannoli have become quite popular over the years and are a long time favorite of mine. The sweet cheese-filled center with crusty exterior shell dipped in semi-sweet chocolate chips is enough to make me devour the whole thing in one minute and contemplate eating another one before my brain tells me “Stop right there! You’ve had enough.” They originated from Sicily and are made with ricotta cheese, candied fruit, sugar and chocolate chips. They are delicious! Although, I’ve had trouble making them with ricotta cheese so, I make them with cream cheese and they are equally good. I wanted to […]

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BOURBON Chocolate Pecan Pie

BoBourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

This Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie is featured on Foodgawker! Jack Daniel’s flavored chocolate pecan pie anyone? I just love chocolate pecan pie and adding a little bourbon to it takes it to a new dimension. The alcohol cooks out so, the pie is just left with the bourbon flavor. This recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations because it is so easy to make and bring along to gatherings. I made mine ahead and froze it for Thanksgiving. For those of you unfamiliar with Pecan pie, it is one of the easiest pies you can make for […]

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