Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Doughnuts #CookingwithGerber

This is a sponsored recipe project to share the goodness of Nestle Gerber® Cereal from The Women Bloggers, Kendal King Group, #SoapboxInfluence and @SoapboxKKG. All opinions and deliciousness are my own. I’m gonna share you a baking secret of mine, come closer! *whispers* When a recipe calls for mashed bananas, apples, or any other fruit? […]

Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Churros

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Hershey’s via MomTrends. Whenever I think of a churro, I think of a carnival, fair, or theme park we’ve visited in the past. Those smiley vendors selling those delectable treats beautifully warmed and crusted with cinnamon sugar. It just makes me smile to think of all the […]

Scrumptious Chocolate French Toast

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Hershey’s via MomTrends. I don’t know about you, but my entire family looooooves chocolate. I look for any occasion to celebrate a little by adding it in a little here and there for my kids, wouldn’t you? Hey kids, who wants chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast?! Or a little […]

Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Yogurt Spread or Dip

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions, recipe, and text are all mine. Snacking gets a bad rap. I am a HUGE advocate for it, given I’m pretty passionate about the six small meals a day idea (or, three meals with three snacks in between). I do […]

Cookie and Candy Milkshake Recipes in the Blendtec

Oh my. Friends, gather round, because this is way too easy to not partake in with the fam. Because WHO DOESN’T want to pair ice cream with some crushed up cookie or candy loveliness and grind that into the awesomest combination of frozen-y goodness possible? Pair your favorite cookie + favorite ice cream flavor + […]

Gourmet Fudge Crispy Rice Treats

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and recipe are all mine. The holidays are my most favorite time of year. It’s the time for secretly shopping for loved ones, lovely hand-written notes and cards to friends and family, getting together with smiles, gifts, and goodies in hand, all while celebrating over egg nog, […]

S’mores Stuffed French Toast

It looked like it was going to be a good day to work and be outside. My husband had bought wood to build some shelves for a special upcoming project for the blog, and some stain for the privacy fence. The kids and I were excited about spending the day in the sunshine until they finished staining part of […]

Nutella Cookie Dough Rice Krispies Treats #easytomake

This is a sponsored recipe, but the deliciousness is all mine. I apologize in advance. I mean, what can I say? I’m just a really evil person for doing this to you, I know. I can’t help it, though. I love cookie dough, chocolate, Nutella, peanut butter, Rice Krispies treats®, and making my favorite things even […]

Oreo Cookie Dough Brownie Cupcakes

Please don’t hate me for this one. This is one of the most decadent desserts out I’ve ever made and enjoyed, and it’s not at all hard to make. You might recognize this from my Dessert for Dinner post. See how the layers work? Favorite chocolate chip cookie dough on the bottom (ours is, hands […]

Mocha Peanut Butter Espresso Shake with Almond Milk and Flax

Oh, hello, you gorgeous thing you. Oh, how I love your sweet peanut buttery and chocolate ways. Adding depth and breadth is the espresso, which just heightens the cocoa flavor, and jazzes things up a bit. A little afternoon pick-me-up, anyone? I mean, come on now – some days, there just has to be chocolate […]

Have Coffee with Skimbaco Lifestyle, and This AMAZING Mocha Coffee Cake Recipe!

I am SO excited to share with you this guest post by my good friend, Katja Presnal. Katja and her adventurous family are the absolute definition of carpe diem and living life to the fullest (her motto), as she lives her “Happiness Is’ wherever life takes her, which is currently on a countryside in SWEDEN! […]

Mickey Mouse Waffles #EggoWaffleOff

As a Chief Waffle Officer for Eggo®, our task this week was to create a character out of waffles. This one was a no-brainer for me, really. We looooove Mickey Mouse, and we’re a pretty Disney-addicted family. I’ve had Disney on the brain lately, so a character out of waffles – oh heck yeah, it’s gonna be […]

Chocolate Cream Cheese Waffle Fruit Bites #EggoWaffleOff

I am a compensated Chief Waffle Officer for Eggo®. Fall may have arrived, but it’s still warm here in heart of Texas. We’re going into week four of NFL football season (while only still in week three of our local season), and we’re appetizer and entertaining crazy on the weekends. Chili? Check. Spinach and artichoke […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake

When I find myself needing an afternoon pick-me-up in between meals, or something to help pump me up for workouts, this is my go-to, because it feels like I’m cheating and having a delectable malt when I’m not. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake Recipe Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake   Save Print Prep […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Covered Ritz Sandwich Crackers

Peanut butter fudge + Ritz Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers = HOLY DESSERT TO DIE FOR, BATMAN! Holy smacks, friends! I finally did it! I finally didn’t screw this one up! I finally got the chocolate fudge to the right consistency (by adding peanut butter) and I did the (seemingly) impossible! (And if you choose to […]

Halloween Recipe: Chocolate Pretzel Spiders

What do you get when you combine mini pretzel rods with melted chocolate chips drizzled on ’em? A fun Halloween craft for your kids, that’s what! Chocolate Pretzel Spiders Bag of tiny pretzel rod sticks Bag of chocolate chips Microwaveable bowl Tea spoon Parchment Paper Baking sheet Open the bag of pretzels and spread out […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins with Truvia

Yes, I totally just say “Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins.” I also may or may not have set fire to my kitchen in my attempts to make them for you. Ahem. Making a recipe with your toddler is about as close to a straight-jacket worthy event I’ll ever get. Between the “Why’s” and the “I wanna […]

Oreo Cookie Cake Recipes

For my oldest daughter’s birthday, I made her and her friends an Oreo Cookie-Shaped Cake. It was a two-layered chocolate fudge cake (two chocolate layers for the double cookies), made with a layer of whipped vanilla icing in the center for the “cream-filled” part. I used a single boxed cake mix, and baked it in […]

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Fiasco

What happens when mom feels so guilty for sleeping all day in her sickened state? She bakes. And what happens when a sick mom bakes? This.… Cookie pie, it seems. These were actually apart when put in. Can you hear it now? “Uh oh, mom’s sick and feeling guilty again. Mom! Step away from the […]

A Chocolate Mistake

I have a nice full box of cocoa in my cupboard. I’ve been craving sweets as of late, so I thought, if I want to do the crime, I have to do the time – so if I’m going to eat ’em, I need to bake ’em. (Which usually leads to my deciding, oh, about […]