Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Chrysanthemum Cake Pops

These cake pops remind me of chrysanthemums, kind of. Only the pops are not as pretty. But they are edible and yummy, so it works! These pops are chocolate, mixed with some chopped smoked nuts, for added flavor, and vanilla frosting. Dip them in chocolate and add the popcorn!

Chrysanthemum Cake Pops

Friday, August 8, 2014

Celebrate It! Link Party #3

Welcome to the third week of the Celebrate It! link party. I appreciate each and every one of you who have linked up your yummy recipes, creative DIY's, and fabulous stories. I just Love, (with a capital L) that you are sharing how you celebrate everyday life!! I hope you continue to share this week, as we are beginning to wind down our summers, and get ready for fall! My favorite season will be here before we know it! Thanks for linking up!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Peaches and Cream Dessert Bars/#FoodieExtravangza

Welcome back to our monthly Foodie Extravaganza!
Foodie Extravaganza
If this is your first time joining us, the Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly party hosted by bloggers who love food! Each month we incorporate one main ingredient into recipes to share with you and this month that ingredient is one of my favorite summertime treats...
PEACHES!


Friday, August 1, 2014

Celebrate It! Link Party #2

Thank you to those of you who linked up last week. Celebrate It! is now open for link ups. Join us!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chocolate Covered Banana Bites

Are bananas and chocolate the perfect combo? Do you feel that frozen bananas are the best way to cool off on a hot summer afternoon? Do you think that sprinkles make everything taste better? Then you are going to love these Chocolate Covered Banana Bites! Today I stopped by to visit Mindie at Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo, and I brought these Chocolate Covered Banana Bites with me!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Celebrate It Link Party!




Let us celebrate with you!
Link up anything you want as long as it is family friendly.
All links will be shared on social media throughout the week and the 
following week one or two will be featured.
The party begins on Thursday night at 9:00 pm EST and ends on Monday night at midnight.
So link up and have fun!

Celebration Cake!
To start off the party I made a Celebration Cake. I wanted to share this cake with you because it is my inspiration for this party. I make this cake when we celebrate something wonderful. Sometimes it is an accomplishment of a family member, sometimes it is a friend or neighbor. Most of the time I make this cake   full size, but this time the cake is a mini, but still as much fun! I think the colors are fun and happy, and they are appropriate for this fun and happy party!

Celebration Cake

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Black Forest Bundt Cake w/a Cherry Ganache Topping/#BundtBakers

I love cherries, and I love chocolate, don't you? Which is why this recipe for Black Forest Bundt Cake w/ a Cherry Ganache Topping contains both items. This is my first recipe for a new group I am participating in called Bundt Bakers. I think the name says it all~we bake bundt cakes! But did you know that each month the cake contains a special required ingredient? Isn't that fun, and yummy?! You will get to see what everyone else made, but first, here is my Black Forest Bundt Cake with a Cherry Ganache Topping!
Black Forest Bundt Cake w/a Cherry Ganache Topping

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Chocolate Cherry Crostini

I just love fresh cherries, don't you? They are one of my favorites and this year they taste so incredibly good. I wanted to make something a little different, so I came up with this Chocolate Cherry Crostini dessert. The crostini are actually pound cake slices that are toasted, and then topped with an incredible cherry sauce, chocolate and a few other delectable goodies that make this the perfect summertime treat!
Chocolate Cherry Crostini

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Freedom Stars!

I love the 4th of July, don't you? I love the picnics, the family time, the games, the fireworks and of course, the food! But my favorite thing is that we are celebrating this wonderful country we are lucky enough to live in. So what would be better to eat on this day than Freedom Stars! They are red, white and blue rice krispie treats cut into stars. Simple, sweet and pure American!
 Freedom Stars

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Panna Cotta w/ a Blueberry Compote/#foodieextravaganza

Welcome to the Foodie Extravaganza!  
We are a group of bloggers who love to blog about food!  And each month we all incorporate one main ingredient into a recipe.  This month the ingredient is blueberries.  We hope you all enjoy our delicious blueberry foods this month and come see what next month's new ingredient is.  If you would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza.
We would love to have you!


It's time for blueberries, which for me, means Panna Cotta topped with a Blueberry Compote! I love blueberries and don't you think they are the perfect summertime fruit? Panna Cotta is easy to make, and the blueberry compote is just as easy. Plus, I used Truvia instead of sugar for fewer calories. The best part is that they have to be made ahead of time, so it is the perfect dessert!
 Panna Cotta w/ a Blueberry Compote