{Recipes} Happy National Margarita Day!

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Did you know it's NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY?! Celebrate in style with one of these yummies!

Who knew there was a National Margarita Day? All I know is that it sounds like the best national holiday ever. I know I could totally go for a frozen strawberry margarita right about now! How about you? What's your favorite flavor? Salted rim or sugar? Well, I'm a sugar-rimmed girl myself! In honor of this fabulous national holiday, I've rounded up my fave margarita recipes and ideas! Enjoy! … { Continue Reading }

Mini Baked Samoa Doughnuts!

How to make Samoa mini doughnuts - baked!
Baked Samoa Mini Doughnut
Adding the chocolate drizzle to baked Samoa Mini Donuts!

I recently wrote a post on how I photograph pics for this blog - and I needed something to make so I could take pictures of my set. So, these babies were born. Girl Scout Cookies are totally fabulous aren't they? Too bad they're not around all year long (or maybe that's a good thing). Anyway, my husband hates coconut (I know.. I know..) so there was no chance he was picking Samoas when he picked … { Continue Reading }

{Recipe} White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cupcakes!

Did you know you can make frosting flavors with coffee creamers?! White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cupcakes!
How to make cupcake frosting with coffee creamer!
Did you know you can make frosting flavors with coffee creamers?! White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cupcakes!

Did you know that you can use coffee creamers to flavor frostings? Oh yes, and meringues, puddings, whipped creams, cookies, muffins, you name it! This totally opens my world to fun flavor combinations! I used International Delight's White Chocolate Macadamia flavor to make these yummy cupcakes. So let your Valentine know you're "NUTS" about them by surprising them with these cupcakes! I … { Continue Reading }

{Recipe} Citrus Iced Tea Sangria!

How to Make Sangria with Lipton Iced Tea
How to make Sangria with Iced Tea and Lemonade!
How to make citrus tea sangria that's super delish!

It might be February, but we are hitting the upper 60s here in Nashville (what?) and that has me yearning for summer afternoons, sipping tea outside! So when Lipton Iced Tea + BlogFrog asked me to create a cocktail recipe using one of their 2 new iced tea products (Lipton Diet Green Tea Honey Ginseng & Lipton 100 Calorie Half and Half - Tea and Lemonade), I was all over it! The result? My new … { Continue Reading }

Starting Line-Up of Super Bowl Sweets!

Football Field Game Time Cake Pops for the Super Bowl! RECIPE + INSTRUCTIONS!
GAME TIME! Football Shaped Whoopie Pies!
Game Time Krispy Treat Pops!

You might remember the talented Lauryn Cohen (founder of Bella Baker) from this holiday post here. She's BACK with some ALL-STAR Super Bowl sweets sure to please the fans. I'm having a little shindig for the big game and definitely have plans to make these yummy goodies for halftime munchies. Those brownies? Those might need to become a year-round treat - holy moly. Here are some simple game … { Continue Reading }

Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownie Bars!

Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownie Bars!
Decadent red velvet oreo truffle brownie bars!
Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownies

UPDATE: A few commenters were having trouble with the red velvet layer crumbling and not being able to support the heavy chocolate layers so I reworked that layer and the recipe below is updated.  Alright guys. This recipe will have you in your stretchy leggings in no time flat, but it's all worth it. They are a layer of red velvet brownies (I could stop here and be satisfied but what's the fun … { Continue Reading }

Mini Red Velvet Milkshakes for Valentine’s Day!

Mini red velvet milkshakes for Valentine's Parties!
Red Velvet Milkshake with Sprinkles!

Red velvet is perfect for Valentine's day because (a) it tastes amazing and (b) hello! it's red! So, I decided to turn one of my favorite flavors into a MILKSHAKE! Sip one with your sweetie on February 14th or serve up mini versions of this treat at a Valentine's Party! You could use mini shooter glasses or cordial tasting glasses (like I used). They're REALLY easy to make and seriously delish. I … { Continue Reading }

8 Super Bowl Party Recipes+ Ideas!

Super Bowl Food and Recipe Ideas! Perfect for Parties!

These recipes are perfect for a party but if you're just taking it easy with the fam for the big game, these are still great recipes and ideas for a small crowd too! 1. Make it a sandwich night with these easy football club sandwiches I created for ForRent.com! 2. Mini foods are perfect for guests to eat during the big game. These taco bites are a huge hit! See more including a recipe … { Continue Reading }

{Giveaway} Warm Berry Cider & Mistletoe Cocktail Recipes!

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Berry Cider Holiday Drink Recipe

Tis the season for cranberry cocktails (and mocktails)! Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash makes a fitting accompaniment to holiday sips (and it's made with real sugar). It's just the perfect amount of cranberry flavor and fizz. I made their Warm Berry Cider recipe and then I made my own "Mistletoe Cocktail" below! Try out one or both with your family and friends this holiday season or serve up one of … { Continue Reading }

How to Make Your Own Candy Bars!

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How to Make Your OWN CANDY BARS!
How to Make Your Own Candy Bars!

You might remember me writing about my trip this fall to the Hershey's HQ where my favorite activity was making my own candy bar. It was so fun to create it myself! SO, I decided I wanted to recreate the fun with a way for everyone to make their own candy bars at home. The best part? The sky is totally the limit with these sweet treats. Ready? Let's get started! p.s. enter below to win a super … { Continue Reading }