Friday Faves 11

Dear Summer,

Can you slow down a little bit? I cannot believe another week has flown by!! It has been quite humid here, so a lot of the treats I’ve been eyeing this week are cool! Here they are:

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These Late Night Snacksicles look like the perfect sweet and salty cool down treat for summer! I need a popsicle maker!

Wow this is the perfect s’mores desert for me. I am by no means a camper, so I will sit home in my air conditioned kitchen and make these S’mores Tartlets. How gorgeous are these?

Coffee Ice Cream Hot Fudge Sundae Pie with a Macaroon CrustΒ looks like the ULTIMATE ice cream cake. Can we talk about this? Coffee ice cream paired with macaroons. YES. I need a slice big time. And it’s beautiful looking too.

Ok, I said I really needed to cool down this week right? Well how about a nice beverage? πŸ˜‰ I thought you would say yes. How about a Frozen Mojito Slushie? Basically one of my favorite drinks turned into a sno-cone.

Coffee + soda = The best drink ever!! Loving the idea of an Iced Coffee Soda.

Have you guys baked any cool treats? What are they? Let me know!!

Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the outside but oh so soft and chewy on the inside! They’ll please any cookie lover!

Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the outside but oh so soft and chewy on the inside! They'll please any cookie lover!

Okay we need to talk about a very important issue today. Where do you stand on chocolate chip cookies? Do you like them cakey or chewy? A little bit of both?Β I typically gravitate toward chewy cookies. I just love biting into a gooey, soft, chocolatey center. Chocolate chip cookies are the BEST. πŸͺπŸͺ

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Friday Faves 10

Happy Friday!! Or should I say Friyay!! Are you guys living it up this summer? What have been your plans? I have been relaxing, catching up with friends and family, and dreaming up new recipes of course. Here’s what I thought was beyond awesome this week?

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1. Once you start combining cupcakes with other desserts, I don’t think you can really ever go wrong. I seriously want to try every one of them. Every. Single. One. Here’s the list ofΒ 23 Glorious Cupcakes Inspired By Other Desserts.

2. Chocolate chip cookies + Oreos = The Best Cookie EVER. Cannot wait to try theseΒ Milk Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cookies.

3. I have always loved muffins of all types. Blueberry, pumpkin, corn…theseΒ Chocolate Chip MuffinsΒ would make an excellent addition to any breakfast.

4. How cool are these Root Beer Float Marshmallows. I have always loved root beer and think these marshmallows are such a creative idea. I’m into anything soda flavored.

5.Β Unicorn Popcorn Rocky Road. You sold me on anything unicorn!

What are your favorite links this week?

Chocolate Coconut Donuts

Chocolate Coconut Donuts are light, chocolatey and have just a hint of coconut. Homemade donuts taste so much better than store-bought, and they’re baked not fried!

Chocolate Coconut Donuts are light, chocolatey and have just a hint of coconut. Better than from the donut shop, and they're baked too!

There I was standing on line at Dunkin Donuts admiring all those donuts behind the counter. Should I? Or shouldn’t I buy one? Here’s the thing. They look soooo enticing and then you bite into it and it just wasn’t as good as you remember. Then if you’re a nutter like me, you’re wishing you didn’t eat it and could have spent those precious calories eating some other delicious chocolatey dessert. Has this ever happened to you? Is calorie regret a thing?

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Friday Faves 9

Happy Friday and Happy Fourth of July weekend!! What are you up to this weekend? Some fun plans? I hope you get some well deserved relaxation time.

This week was especially fun for me because it was my first official week of summer vacation! I spent it relaxing, baking donuts (you’ll see them on Monday!), and just having some quality ME time.Β 

As you can tell from the pic below I hit Trader Joe’s and man it is one of my favorite stores. Hoping to use the goodies below to bring you guys some awesome treats!

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Here are my favorite links from the week:

Do you ever have a zillion zucchinis in your garden and have no idea what to do with them? I’m going to make this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread. What an interesting twist!

Was anyone excited to see a Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pie in their lunch box? I was!! I must try this Oatmeal Creme Pie Cookie Bar. Homemade totally takes the cake (sorry Little Debbie).

These Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Espresso S’mores might just be the ultimate s’more. The best part is all the components are homemade and easy too!

Every have a sweet and salty craving?? These Munchies Brownies will totally fix that!!

This must be the absolute perfect dessert for the Fourth of July. Loving this Miss American Pie.

Have a great holiday weekend!!