Samoa Cupcakes

Chocolate, caramel and coconut… these Samoa Cupcakes have all of my favorite flavors in one amazing cupcake! Inspired by Girl Scout Samoa cookies, these cupcakes start with my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe, then are topped with salted caramel frosting, toasted coconut and a finishing drizzle of caramel. I shared these cupcakes a few families at (my girls) school and I’m pretty sure I’ve sealed our friendship for life!...more

Banana Nutella Trifle

Let’s see… Nutella, bananas, oreos and whipped cream… yep,...more

Caramel Nut Marshmallow Pops

These cute little pops have all of my favorites in one delicious treat… chocolate, caramel, rice kripies, nuts and marshmallow! In fact, I had a hard time deciding what to name them, since I wanted to include all of the delicious ingredients in the title!...more

Sweet Places to Visit in Santa Cruz, California

There is something so special about visiting the ocean!...more

Simple Valentine’s Cookie Sticks

I love cute cookies…. I also love cookies that don’t take 10 hours to decorate!...more

Salted Caramel & Chocolate Truffle Tart

Rich, decadent and simply amazing… this Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffle Tart is a...more

Lemon Raspberry Trifle

Sweet, tart, creamy and delicious…. this Lemon Raspberry Trifle has it all! You might already know that...more

Real California Milk Farm Tour

When a “business trip” includes lots of sampling of Thrifty Ice Cream you know your career is heading in the right direction! =) Thanks to the California Milk Advisory Board I recently enjoyed a short trip to southern California to enjoy lots of delicious milk, cheese and ice cream… and meet some of the happy California cows that make these delicious products possible! I was part of a lovely group of bloggers including Hayley from The Domestic Rebel,...more

Mocha Chocolate Chip Meringues

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Homemade Pecan Turtles

Chocolate, caramel, pecans… each delicious on their own, but even better together! These Homemade Pecan Turtles are surprisingly easy to make are...more