Moist Banana Bread is filled with juicy peaches and a delicious cream cheese swirl, you will love this Peaches & Cream Banana Bread! Does your city have a summer fair? We have the OC Fair, I like to go at least once. You know see all the different foods, taste them, see how obnoxious they are. Go to the heart attack cafe. That name is just so wrong. I personally love the homemade potato chips with a cheese sauce and bacon. And there are the cinnamon rolls, the turkey legs… and this year texas donuts? If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time you know I love banana bread. I have way too many recipes for different banana bread. Okay not too many. I just love banana bread. It reminds me of my childhood, its easy to make, it’s so versatile- it’s a snack, breakfast, dessert. As of late I have been obsessed with peaches. Love em! So it was only a matter of time until I added peaches to banana bread. And peaches and cream just go so well together. It was a natural decision.
Peaches & Cream Banana Bread Moist Banana Bread is filled with juicy peaches and a delicious cream cheese swirl, you will love this Peaches & Cream Banana Bread! Does your city have a summer fair?...
Peanut Butter Carmelitas An easy Oat Peanut butter base is topped with Chocolate and tons of oozing Caramel, you will love these Peanut Butter Carmelitas. Caramel is my thing. Most people...
Raspberry Lemonies Raspberry Lemonies are lemon and raspberry perfection in the form of a tart yet sweet bar. My little sister, Lydia, has left for England for 8 months. Well, she we will...
Lemon Cupcakes & Lemon Cream Frosting Lemon Cupcakes & Lemon Cream Frosting make a delightful summer cake. Easy Lemon Cake mix is topped with a light lemony cream cheese frosting finished with fresh berries. Lately...
An easy Oat Peanut butter base is topped with Chocolate and tons of oozing Caramel, you will love these Peanut Butter Carmelitas.
Caramel is my thing. Most people do the peanut butter thing. PB is good and all but in my world it ain’t got a thing on caramel. That’s why on this blog you will see tons of caramel recipes. Because, well caramel rocks. Especially when it’s paired with chocolate. Now normally I would say milk chocolate but as I have gotten older when I have caramel and chocolate I tend to like it with semi sweet chocolate.
Never thought I would say that. Don’t get me wrong, milk chocolate is still my #1. Like how good is a Twix? I used to turn it upside down and eat the cookie part first then devour the chocolate and caramel together. Or how about Rolos?! Seriously one of the best candies out there. I can pop those like no tomorrow. Anyways you get my love of caramel.
Well caramelitas are a favorite of just about everyone. And lately I have been in a peanut butter phase so I thought why not combine the two? Well it was a good idea. You get all the flavors in these bars- caramel, peanut butter, chocolate, oatty goodness.
Love Caramel as much as I do?
Raspberry Lemonies are lemon and raspberry perfection in the form of a tart yet sweet bar. My little sister, Lydia, has left for England for 8 months. Well, she we will be traveling for a bit around Europe as well. She has planned this for a long time but I can’t believe she finally left. Thank goodness!!! LOL only joking. I miss my little baby so much. She started making lemonies all the time before she left and I was obsessed. I could not get enough. Lemon is such a fabulous flavor. Nothing trumps a lemon glaze. Ugh, nothing! Except when you add raspberries. I did that a few weeks ago with a delicious Raspberry Lemon Loaf Cake . We devoured that like nobodys’ business and we did the same with these. Lemon and raspberry really do compliment each other well. These bars are simple to whip up, bake for a short amount of time and then you drench them in a lemon glaze. Top them with fresh raspberries, I die. I really enjoy these bars chilled. But you can tots eat them at room temp.
Lemon Cupcakes & Lemon Cream Frosting make a delightful summer cake. Easy Lemon Cake mix is topped with a light lemony cream cheese frosting finished with fresh berries. Lately I have been on to the whole lemon kick more than my normal chocolate kick. In fact it’s been quite a while. Something about lemon it is just so refreshing. Lemon frosting are my favorite. This frosting is a cream cheese whipped cream infused with fresh lemon zest & juice. It is DIVINE. As in I want to use it as my only frosting ever. I absolutely hate store-bought cake frosting. You know those cakes/cupcakes you get from the grocery store with that nasty over the top sweet, fake tasting frosting? UGH I hate it. Well the day before I made these someone bought a cake and I felt obliged to at least take a bite even though I knew it would be dreadful. Needless to say I couldn’t get that awful taste out of my mouth so I HAD to make my own frosting to cancel it out. It’s kind of like my constant battle between sweet and salty, I get home from work have some cheese and crackers over do it a bit so I need a slice of chocolate but then I over do it on the chocolate so I need the cheese again… it is a vicious cycle. And by vicious I mean the tastiest best cycle ever! You could totally make from scratch lemon cupcakes but I felt lazy and used a box and I am so glad I did. The cupcakes were super lemony and that lemon frosting…wow!
Homemade Cake Batter Ice Cream is filled into a delicious Golden Oreo Crust. This pie will solve all your summer time problems
Summer is alive and kickin here in So Cal! Nothing like a hot and sweaty day to make me happy. I often find myself getting ready for work and sticking my head in the freezer to cool off before I put my make up on. I can’t help it I get so hot so easily. Sometimes I feel like I am having hot flashes but then I remember I am only 25.
When the freezer is too full for me to stick my face in to cool down sometimes I make a breakfast smoothie to cool down and on days that I have no self control, which let’s be honest is more often than not, I reach for some frozen treat. I know way to start your day off right Elizabeth!
Let me tell you this was an AWESOME way to start my day off. I absolutely adore anything with an Oreo crust and then add sprinkles AND ice cream?!! Hello BABY!! Get me in!! I won’t lie though, this pie is extra sweet as in you only need a sliver unless you are a sugar addict like myself then just eat the whole damn thing
Do you know what starts in two days?! The World Cup. I have been busy for months getting ready for it, hiring seasonal employees, training those employees, scheduling for all the crazy games, scheduling security, setting up specials with vendors, advertising.. the list goes on. But I cannot wait for it to start already. It feels like it has been coming for years, to be fair we did start planning for it last year. So you can imagine my excitment for thursday to happen already!!
I am rooting for England & USA of course! And for business mexico and netherlands. We have die hard fans that come to us to watch the games, the atmosphere during a final match is always spectacular. Although I do end up going home with all their chants stuck in my head. Damn football boys.
Enough about football. Let’s move on to Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee.
Two vanilla beans.
Rich, indulgent, get your yoga pants on cuz this one is IRRESISTIBLE! Look at ALL Those vanilla beans. Seriously! Seriously I die.
Ever since I got over my STUPID fear of Creme Brûlée I cannot get enough…
Sometimes I will buy store bought granola but let’s be honest it’s crap compared to homemade. And making it is so stinkin easy and takes all of 6 minutes before baking. And it smells delightful.
I made this last week, it makes quite a bit of granola. But that didn’t stop my family. It was gone in three days. Guess that’s what I get for leaving it in a container on the counter. A handful here, there and boom it’s gone.
If I wasn’t in Nashville right now you can guarantee I would be making this.
We missed out on tickets to The Blue Bird Cafe but I am sure we will find plenty to do.
You would think going on a girls trip to Nashville I would be controlling my eating but no, I am indulging in things like Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bars. And lemme tell you these were bomb freaking diggity. Like DAYUUUUUM GINA! They went quick, too quick for my liking. The amount I bake it’s not often that I get my fill of sweets but sometimes I just sit at work dreaming of coming home to the last thing I baked, like those Tart Lemon Bars, and these cheesecake bars were on my mind as well.
Do yourself a favor make em and DON’T share. You will regret it. This is why yoga pants were invented.