Beauty and the Beast Tea Party with Strawberry Shortcake Sandwiches

This post, Strawberry Shortcake Sandwiches, contains affiliate links. I’ll make a little coffee money (not enough to buy the coffee shop) if you click a link and buy a product. There’s no extra cost for you. Out of all the fabulous Disney movies, Beauty and the Beast is my absolute favorite. I can hardly wait […]

Mexican Lava Brownies & Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Sometimes I just need chocolate. Hot chocolate. No. Not the kind you drink. It’s way too hot for that (it’s 80º today!). I need spicy chocolate. I need heat. Sometimes I just need Mexican Lava Brownies & Dulce de Leche Ice Cream (caramel ice cream). Coffee ice cream is also good with these brownies. If […]

How to Make Orange Blossoms (Mini Cupcakes)

This post, Orange Blossoms, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurelySimple #CollectiveBias When you think about the ultimate dessert, what’s the first flavor that pops into your mind?  For me, it’s always citrus.  Add a little lemon, lime or orange to my cake and I’m all over […]

Chocolate Strawberry Semifreddo

Hot summer days cry out for Chocolate Strawberry Semifreddo.  What’s a Semifreddo?  It’s a partially frozen Italian dessert, usually in the form of an ice-cream cake, semi-frozen custards, and certain fruit tarts. I love the way that word slips off my tongue, so I’ve been saying semifreddo all day long, every chance I get. For […]

Whatever Floats Your Boat Ice Cream Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareFunshine #CollectiveBias Welcome to the most laid-back, fun party of the summer – my Whatever Floats Your Boat Ice Cream Party. Had you rather have an ice cream sundae? Dr Pepper® Cherry Float? SNICKERS® Ice Cream Cake?  Or […]

Sweet Tea and Lemonade Cake

I’m as southern as the days are long, but this is a first for me – baking a sweet tea and lemonade cake!  I mean, sure, southerners are known for their good food and their sweet tea.  But to be totally honest, I haven’t had sweet tea in years – unsweetened for me, thank you […]

Hit or Miss – Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Cake

Since the 4th of July is right around the corner, I wanted to try something patriotic for this week’s hit or miss segment.  While I was searching high and low, the July edition of Southern Living arrived.  I really should get something out of promoting that mag, don’t you think? At the very end of […]

Cake Creations: An Interview & Recipe

I recently asked Mica Izzard, cake decorator and owner of Cake Creations, if I could interview her for my blog.  Mica attends our church and is also a Mary Kay representative.  You can read my skin care and makeup tips here! There have been several times when I’ve needed over 100 cupcakes and she has […]

Hit or Miss – Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake

When I received my Southern Living magazine (if you live in the south, you are required to subscribe to Southern Living – it’s actually young, hip, cool, chic – well, you get the picture) last week, the cover photo of their Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake captured my attention immediately!  Duh!  That’s why it’s on the […]

How to Make Dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

Today I’m saluting my dad on his 80th birthday!  He was born on the 11th day of the 11th month, weighing in at 11 lbs. and 11 ounces.  I kid you not!  And he makes the best pound cake in the world.  I promise! Funny Story Before we Get to Dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake […]