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:

cupcakes happy

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 Crust 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? 😉 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!!

Advertisements

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? I typically gravitate toward chewy cookies. I just love biting into a gooey, soft, chocolatey center. Chocolate chip cookies are the BEST. 🍪🍪

Continue reading

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?

eat more cake

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 of 23 Glorious Cupcakes Inspired By Other Desserts.

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

3. I have always loved muffins of all types. Blueberry, pumpkin, corn…these Chocolate Chip Muffins 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. 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?

Continue reading

Friday Faves 8

Well guys, IT’S FRIDAY EVERYONE!! Yes, I ‘m shouting today because it’s the last day of school and I’m officially off work for two months! Woo hoo! I’m so excited to have time to bake and work on my blog. Do you have a summer bucket list? Share with me please!  I want to hear all the fun things you have planned. Here’s what I’ve be obsessing over this week:

whole foods cupcakes

I really have a thing for chocolate chip cookies. Once I think I find the perfect recipe, I try another and it’s my new favorite. Let’s see if these become my new fave. These Hershey’s Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies look so puffy and soft!

Crumb cake is once of those cakes I’m always wanting to bake. The more crumb the better!! I thought this Cherry Berry Buttermilk Crumb Cake has one of the best crumbly toppings I’ve ever seen!

All of these 23 Whole-Grain Desserts You’ll Actually look amazing. I think we can trick ourselves into thinking they are healthy because they have grains in them. Then we won’t have to feel so guilty. Right? Are you with me?

I typically do not eat any meat, so I found this article to be sooooo informative. Tons of info on how to ensure you are getting all of the proper nutrients your body needs. I will be pouring over this!

Nutella Stuffed S’mores Cupcakes: Need I say more? I think not.

Have a great weekend! Any fun summer plans?

Friday Faves 7

Woo hoo for Friday!! One more week of school left and then it’s vacay everyone! I just cannot wait. After a busy week I cannot wait to kick back and get some quality relaxation time in. What do you guys think?? Here’s what I’ve been loving this week:

Sprinkles

  • Raise your hand if you love a good sweet and salty combo. Me too! I cannot wait to make these Salted Vanilla Toffee Cookies. Such a great idea!
  • So I’ve never made my own ice cream before. I can’t justify spending a lot of money on an ice cream machine for something I don’t think I will use ALL the time. Does that make me cheap? This Chocolate Banana Naturally Sweet Ice Cream is made in a food processor. Oh yeah, and it’s healthy too. Winning!
  • Sign me up to make this Chocolate French Toast immediately!! This post has awesome tips to get those crispy edges. Perfect for a lazy Sunday.
  • I love macadamia nuts, especially in cookies! Although I’ve never used them in chocolate cookies. These Double Macadamia Nut Cookies look chewy and chocolatey. Ahhh the perfect cookie texture!

Have a good weekend! What are your plans?