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Mini Ice Cream Cakes

Mini Ice Cream Cakes are so easy to make & perfect for parties or keeping in the freezer for a sweet treat! Just bake up mini chocolate cupcakes, then top them with your favorite ice cream & pop them in the freezer. Before serving, top them with whipped cream, chocolate syrup & sprinkles!

Kids and adults alike will rave about these Mini Ice Cream Cakes for years to come! They’re so much fun and the recipe can easily be prepped days or even weeks in advance.

Got a birthday party coming up? Make Mini Ice Cream Cakes! Summer pool party? Homemade Mini Ice Cream Cakes are better than anything from a box!

Mini ice cream cakes on plate with gold and white fork

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine.

What was your favorite cake growing up? You know that one cake you requested every year for your birthday. For my brother, it was a giant cookie cake and for Kurt, it’s carrot cake. For me, my birthday cake was (and still is!) an Ice Cream Cake.

Yes, my birthday is in December so it seems really impractical to have a cake made of ice cream in the middle of winter. But as someone who loves ice cream, I consider it a year-round dessert!

I wanted to make an Ice Cream Cake for 4th of July this year, but with dozens of people coming, I wasn’t sure I could make one big enough for everyone. That’s when the idea for Mini Ice Cream Cakes came in to play! This recipe makes 48 mini cakes, perfect for a big party or for storing in the fridge so you always have a sweet treat on hand!

The great thing about these mini ice cream cakes vs. one large ice cream cake is that these little guys will stay good in the freezer for two months! A standard store bought ice cream cake will only last 7 days in the freezer.

The other great thing about these cakes is how easy they are to make. I used a box chocolate cake mix to whip up the cake batter in less than 5 minutes, then added a tablespoon of batter to 48 lined muffin tins.

After extensive testing, I can tell you that one tablespoon of batter makes the perfect size cupcake to ice cream ratio for these mini cakes!

I then used O Organics® Ice Cream, that I picked up at my local Vons, to top the chocolate cupcakes. One more great thing about this recipe, you can make different flavors! I made half with O Organics Caramel Sea Salt Ice Cream and the other half with O Organics Cookies & Cream Ice Cream.

Almost everyone at the 4th of July party tried one of each and the votes were split down the middle. I mean really, how can you chose between Salted Caramel goodness and classic Cookies & Cream?

These Mini Ice Cream Cakes can be eaten right out of the cupcake wrapper with or without toppings. They can also be served on a plate, out of the wrapper, with a fork and the toppings of your choice.

I added whipped cream and chocolate syrup. For the 4th, I also added some patriotic sprinkles! Such a delicious and fun little dessert!

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No Bake Avocado Cheesecake Bars

No Bake Avocado Cheesecake Bars can be served out of the refrigerator or frozen. They’re seriously creamy, so delicious and the perfect summer treat! This recipe is easy to make and such a fun spin on traditional no bake cheesecake!

Avocado cheesecake bar with graham cracker crust on white plate with gold fork and chocolate chips

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at California Avocados.

Summer is prime California avocado season and I just can’t get enough of the delicious green fruit! Caprese Avocado Omelettes made in just 10 minutes are my go-to for breakfast! Crispy Baked Vegan Avocado Tacos are perfect for lunch. And THE BEST Vegetarian Enchiladas with Creamy Avocado Sauce are a regular dinner staple at my house!

All that’s left is incorporating avocados into dessert! So that’s what I’m here to do today! The delicious green fruit is the perfect addition to this no bake cheesecake recipe.

It makes so much sense, creamy avocado + creamy cheesecake = a healthier cheesecake that also tastes so incredibly delicious!

I added a little juice and zest of lime to this cheesecake. It almost tastes like a cross between key lime pie and cheesecake. And let me tell you, that’s an amazing thing! I served these cheesecake bars to my family when they were visiting and they all loved this recipe!

One of the best parts about this dessert is that it’s frozen. So you can bust it out of the freezer and eat it as a cool, refreshing treat anytime! These cheesecake bars will stay good in the freezer for up to 2 months. You can easily make a double batch and have them on hand anytime you need a cold, sweet summer treat!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Gluten Free Cupcakes

It’s like a Reese’s cup, turned into a cupcake! These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes are the best gluten free cupcakes ever! They’re moist, decadent and no one will ever guess they’re gluten free! 

chocolate cupcakes on plate with peanut butter frosting and gold sprinkles

If you love Reese’s Cups and chocolate cake, you’re going to love this gluten free cupcake recipe! My love of Reese’s Cups is what originally inspired this recipe over 5 years ago. I’ve since made these chocolate cupcakes for several parties, birthdays and events.

No one ever believes me when I tell them they’re gluten free! They are just as moist and decadent as a traditional chocolate cupcake, but they are totally gluten free. Not only are these the best gluten free cupcakes I’ve ever had, these are the best cupcakes I’ve ever had!

Bakery style chocolate cupcakes filled with a sweet peanut butter center and topped with creamy peanut butter frosting, life doesn’t get much better my friends!

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Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Homemade Lemon Cupcakes are easy to make from scratch with this delicious recipe. They’re sweet, moist, tangy & topped with luscious Lemon Buttercream Frosting!

If you love these Lemon Cupcakes, you’ll also love Meme’s Lemonade Pie and these Layered Lemon Dessert Jars!

Lemon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting sitting on wire rack

Put your hands up if you love lemon desserts! My great grandma loved sweet lemon treats. She lived to be 100 years old and as she got older, I would always bring lemon cupcakes, cookies or slushes when I went to visit.

These Lemon Cupcakes have been shared at family gatherings and friends birthday parties for years. They’re light and fluffy and of course, topped with my favorite cream cheese frosting! It’s so easy to make them from scratch that you’ll never buy a box mix again!

While the cupcakes are baking, quickly mix up the lemon buttercream frosting and you’re good to go! These cupcakes can be baked full size or into mini cupcakes.

I love the mini cupcakes for parties because they’re bite-size and easy to share. You know, if you’re into that whole “sharing your treats with other people” thing! 😉

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Red Velvet Puppy Chow

Red Velvet Puppy Chow is a fun and simple dessert recipe. It’s great for parties and perfect for holidays like Valentine’s Day or Christmas!

Red velvet puppy chow in white bowl with red and white striped towel

Whether you call it puppy chow or muddy buddies, this easy dessert recipe is downright delicious! These Nutella Muddy Buddies are always a hit at parties.

This year at my annual holiday party, I decided to put a spin on my popular puppy chow recipe. I wanted it to be festive so I added red food coloring.

But not just any red food coloring. For this recipe to work you need red powdered food coloring. You can easily buy it on Amazon using the link above or pick it up at a baking supply store.

This Red Velvet Puppy Chow was a huge hit at my holiday party! The recipe is just as easy to make as traditional puppy chow. Simply toss the powdered food coloring with the powdered sugar and you’ll get this delicious and festive beautifully sweet snack!

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Nutella Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Creamy Nutella and crispy bacon are combined in this easy recipe for the best bacon chocolate chip cookies ever! These sweet treats are fun for parties or Super Bowl Sunday!

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked up on wire baking rack with bowl of nutella

While usually I don’t mess with perfection. Last weekend, I was inspired to add bacon to my famous Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies to take to a party.

When a food blogger shows up to a party, people expect them to bring something amazing. If the combo of chocolate chip cookies, bacon and Nutella isn’t amazing, then I don’t know what is!

The combination of sweet and salty is one of my favorites! I love that combo in these Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies.  I also love it in these Bacon Wrapped Dates. Are you seeing a trend here? Yes, I do love me some bacon!

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Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups with Marshmallow Creme

Delicious hot chocolate cookies are baked into cute little cups & filled with marshmallow creme for a fun, easy dessert recipe, perfect for the holidays!

Hot chocolate cookies made into cups and filled with marshmallow creme on black wire rack with mini marshmallows on the side sitting on red and white striped towel

Cookie cups have kind of become my thing y’all!

I mean, why make a boring ol’ flat cookie, when you can make a cute little cookie cup and fill it with something totally delicious?

That was my thought when I first made Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups filled with Nutella, then Red Velvet Cookie Cups filled with Cream Cheese Frosting, then again when I made Pumpkin Cookie Cups filled with Salted Caramel!

These bite sized treats are perfect for gifting to friends, serving at parties or for a sweet snack to keep around the house!

With the holiday season in full swing, I decided to turn my favorite winter drink into a cookie cup.

Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups are made by taking chocolate cookies, indenting them in the middle when they’re hot out of the oven and filling them with marshmallow creme. They’re fun to make and even more fun to eat!

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Pumpkin Spice Apple Crumble

 This super easy apple crumble recipe is given an extra burst of fall flavor by adding a pumpkin spice mix to the crumble topping! It’s also easy to make gluten free!

Pumpkin spice apple crumble in casserole dish with wooden spoon and drizzle of caramel syrup, with small ceramic pumpkins in background

It’s day 4 of Thanksgiving week on the blog and so far this week I’ve shared recipes for Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese, Salted Caramel Pecan Baked Brie and Oven Roasted Turkey with Maple Apple Reduction.

Today, I’m excited to share my new twist on an Apple Crumble, it’s so simple, but really takes this dessert from delicious, to absolute fall perfection! The new twist? Adding pumpkin spice to the crumble!

Pumpkin spice does not actually contain pumpkin, it’s simply the spices combined to make a pumpkin spice mix, which includes cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice.

It’s easy to make a mason jar of homemade pumpkin pie spice and keep it on hand for delicious recipes like this apple crumble!

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Salted Caramel Pecan Baked Brie

Salted caramel & pecans top this deliciously easy baked brie recipe, which is perfect served as a party appetizer in the fall or as a Thanksgiving dessert!

Salted Caramel and pecans on top of baked brie round on plate with cheese spreader and apples, graham crackers and sliced baguette in the background

OMG y’all, this recipe is EVERYTHING!

Salted Caramel + Baked Brie = a match made in heaven!

The best part is, this recipe is totally easy and can be served a number of different ways!

  • Can you serve it as a party appetizer? Oh yes, you can!
  • Can you serve it as dessert? For sure!
  • Can you serve it at a brunch? Hand me a mimosa, I’m in!
  • Can you serve it on a Saturday night sitting at home in your PJs watching Netflix? I would highly recommend it!

My love of baked brie has taken me down a path of creating baked brie recipes for every occasion and every season. From Caramelized Pear Baked Brie Bread Bowls, to Tomato Basil Bruschetta Baked Brie and Strawberry Balsamic Baked Brie Bread Bowls, I just can’t get enough of the delicious melted cheese with various scrumptious toppings!

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Pumpkin Cookie Cups with Salted Caramel Filling

Delicious little pumpkin cookies are baked into mini cookie cups and filled with an easy homemade salted caramel sauce for a melt-in-your-mouth fall dessert recipe!

Pumpkin cookie cups filled with salted caramel on black wire baking rack with orange striped towel

I’m so excited to share these little bites of salted caramel pumpkin heaven!

Inspired by my Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups and Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cookie Cups, I made these Pumpkin Cookie Cups with Salted Caramel to celebrate the arrival of fall!

After Kurt took his first bite, his response was “you could open a bakery that just sells these!” They’re seriously that good, they can stand on their own up against any other fall dessert.

They’re the perfect little snack to serve at Halloween parties or to bring to a Friendsgiving celebration. I can definitely tell you that this will not be the only time I make these pumpkin cookies this fall!

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Nutter Butter Waffles

Turn your favorite peanut butter sandwich cookie into a delicious brunch recipe with these Nutter Butter Waffles! Peanut Butter Waffles are layered with a creamy peanut butter filling & drizzled with peanut butter syrup for a sweet & easy breakfast recipe!

Peanut Butter Waffles with Creamy Peanut Butter Filling and Peanut Butter Syrup

These aren’t just any waffles, these are celebration waffles!

What better way to celebrate my 7 year blogiversary than by starting the day with my favorite cookie, turned into a waffle!

Give me a big hands up if you’re a peanut butter lover!!

*Raises both hands so high in the air*

If you’re with me friends, then these are the waffles for you!

These are peanut butter waffles, with a creamy peanut butter filling, topped with peanut butter syrup. Yup, that’s peanut butter x 3 right there!

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Red Velvet Cookie Cups

Red velvet cookie cups filled with cream cheese frosting are a delicious and adorable dessert recipe that’s also easy to make! Perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthdays or any day you’re craving a sweet treat!

Red velvet cookie cups filled with cream cheese frosting are a delicious and adorable dessert recipe that's also easy to make! Perfect for Valentine's Day, birthdays or any day you're craving a sweet treat!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and no matter how you’re celebrating the occasion, these Red Velvet Cookie Cups should definitely be involved!

Having a “Galentines Day” dinner party with your girlfriends? They will love these! Celebrating with your significant other, yup, they’ll be a fan! Taking treats to a work or school party? These red velvet cookie cups will be the hit of the party!

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Nutella Muddy Buddies

Nutella Muddy Buddies are the perfect gluten free sweet treat! They’re made with only 6 ingredients in 10 minutes, making this recipe so easy to toss together anytime for a party or snack!

Chocolate is melted over rice chex cereal with Nutella hazelnut spread, then tossed with powdered sugar for delicious, gluten free Nutella Buddies!

Now the real question is, did you call them muddy buddies or puppy chow as a kid?

I called them muddy buddies, but no matter what you called them, I know I’m not the only one who was totally obsessed with this delicious sweet snack as a kid!  It was always a favorite at school holiday parties, birthday parties and just a delicious dessert to have around the house!

As an adult I’ve become totally obsessed with Nutella recipes, from Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups and Nutella Rice Krispie Treats, to Nutella Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls and Nutella Brookies. I love the delicious hazelnut spread, so of course I had to add it to this classic recipe for muddy buddies!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Nutella

A simple chocolate chip cookie recipe is transformed into delicious chocolate chip cookie cups with Nutella®  Hazelnut Spread!

A simple chocolate chip cookie recipe is transformed into delicious chocolate chip cookie cups filled with Nutella Hazelnut Spread!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Nutella®, but all opinions are my own.

There’s nothing better than a classic chocolate chip cookie, that is, until you make it into a cookie cup with Nutella® hazelnut spread! This chocolate chip cookie twist will have your friends and family raving over the fun presentation and delicious flavor combination of chocolate chip cookies and Nutella®.

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Port Coffee Martini

This easy coffee martini recipe combines Port wine, cold brew coffee & Irish cream for a simple 3 ingredient drink, perfect as an after dinner cocktail!

This easy coffee martini recipe combines port wine, cold brew coffee & Irish cream for a simple 3 ingredient drink, perfect as an after dinner cocktail!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Croft Reserve Tawny Port.

The holiday season is upon us and that means hosting friends, cocktail parties and lots of celebrations! When searching for the perfect Port cocktail to make for your next party, or as an after dinner drink, this coffee martini with Croft Reserve Tawny Port is an easy drink that will impress all of your guests!

Cold brew coffee, Croft Reserve Tawny Port and Irish cream liqueur are combined for a fun, festive and delicious drink!

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Apple Strudel with Brie

Warm caramelized apples & creamy brie cheese are wrapped up in a puff pastry for an easy & delicious apple strudel recipe, great for breakfast, an appetizer or dessert!

Warm caramelized apples & creamy brie cheese are wrapped up in a puff pastry for an easy & delicious apple strudel recipe, great for breakfast, an appetizer or dessert!

While last week was the official “Thanksgiving Week” on the blog, I just had too many delicious ideas this year to fit them all into one week! This week I will continue the Thanksgiving party with recipes for Sous Vide Turkey Breast, Everything Bagel Stuffing, Cranberry Pomegranate Waffles and this Apple Strudel with Brie!

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Maple Cranberry Walnut Monkey Bread

Maple syrup, dried cranberries and walnuts top this decadent monkey bread recipe that’s perfect for fall brunches and holiday breakfasts!

Maple syrup, dried cranberries and walnuts top this decadent monkey bread recipe that's perfect for fall brunches and holiday breakfasts!

There’s nothing better than waking up on a cool morning and cuddling up by the fireplace with a warm mug of apple cider and the sweet smell of maple and cinnamon baking in the kitchen!

I’ll let you know when I go back to Oklahoma for Christmas how that feels, but in the meantime, this monkey bread recipe tasted just as delicious on a warm fall day in sunny San Diego wearing shorts and sipping cold brew 😉

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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownies

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownies are a rich and creamy treat, perfect for fall, topped with vanilla bean ice cream and drizzled with caramel syrup!

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownies are a rich and creamy treat, perfect for fall, topped with vanilla bean ice cream and drizzled with caramel syrup!

Imagine the softest, most chewy and decadent brownie you’ve ever had…. then make these sweet potato brownies and have your mind BLOWN!!

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Vegan Parfait with Grilled Peaches

Cinnamon sugar grilled peaches are layered with peach almond milk yogurt and granola in this delicious vegan parfait recipe, great for breakfast or dessert!

 Cinnamon sugar grilled peaches are layered with peach almond milk yogurt and granola in this delicious vegan parfait recipe, great for breakfast or dessert!

Today’s post is sponsored by Silk & their new Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative! 

Peaches are one of my favorite things to grill in the summer (hello Grilled Fruit Sangria & Grilled Peach BBQ Sauce!) and after trying Silk’s new Peach Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative, I knew that it would be amazing on top of grilled peaches!

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No Churn Salted Caramel Ice Cream

This No Churn Salted Caramel Ice Cream Recipe is made without an ice cream maker, making it an easy homemade ice cream recipe that is totally delicious!

This No Churn Salted Caramel Ice Cream Recipe is made without an ice cream maker, making it an easy homemade ice cream recipe that is totally delicious!

After I made No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream earlier this summer and found out the deliciously dangerous secret of just how easy it is to make homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker, I couldn’t be stopped for weeks!

I wanted to make every flavor under the sun, including my Mom’s favorite and mine, Salted Caramel Ice Cream!

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Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips & Blueberries

Red Velvet Cookies are filled with white chocolate chips and blueberries in this colorful and patriotic dessert recipe, perfect for summer and 4th of July!

Red Velvet Cookies are filled with white chocolate chips and blueberries in this colorful and patriotic dessert recipe, perfect for summer and 4th of July!

It’s almost time for 4th of July festivities and what’s more fun and patriotic than red, white and blue cookies!

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No Churn Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream is so easy to make without an ice cream maker! This no churn recipe only requires a couple of steps & a couple of ingredients!

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream is so easy to make without an ice cream maker! This no churn recipe only requires a couple of steps & a couple of ingredients!

Summer is here folks! Ok, well technically the first day of summer is in 2 days, but I’m getting a jump start on things because it’s warm outside, I’m rocking flip flops every day and the beach is basically my second home these days!

Oh and let’s not forget all of the delicious summer foods like Bruschetta Turkey Burgers, Spicy Macaroni Salad and Grilled Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers!

And obviously summer desserts are a must! I can’t get enough of these Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake Bars, Pink Lemonade Pie and this Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream lately!

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Meme’s Pink Lemonade Pie

Nothing beats my Grandma Meme’s Pink Lemonade Pie Recipe on a warm day! It’s the perfect Summer dessert and so easy to make!

Nothing beats my Grandma Meme's Pink Lemonade Pie Recipe on a warm day! It's the perfect Summer dessert and so easy to make!

This post appeared first on the blog in April 2012 and was my 100th blog post dedicated to my Grandma Meme, a woman who inspired my life and my passion for cooking!

The post has since been updated with new pretty pictures of this delicious Pink Lemonade Pie!

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Berry Cream Fillo Baskets

Berry Cream Fillo Baskets are a deliciously simple dessert, made in only 10 minutes, they’re perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July or Summer BBQ’s! 

Berry Cream Fillo Baskets are a deliciously simple dessert, made in only 10 minutes, they're perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July or Summer BBQ's!

These berry cream fillo baskets are the perfect bite-sized patriotic dessert for a summer cook-out! I’m a fan of the popular “flag cake”, but after a huge plate of BBQ I thought something small and light would be better!

Whether it’s Memorial Day Weekend or 4th of July, you can whip these sweet little desserts up in no time!

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup No Bake Cheesecake Bars

No bake cheesecake bars are a deliciously easy dessert, made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, they’re filled with chocolate, peanut butter goodness!

No bake cheesecake bars are a deliciously easy dessert, made with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, they're filled with chocolate, peanut butter goodness!

No bake cheesecake bars, yes, please, all summer long!!!

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Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls are sweet, decadent and delicious, they’re made with canned crescent roll dough for a quick and easy breakfast or brunch recipe!

Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls are sweet, decadent and delicious, they're made with canned crescent roll dough for an easy breakfast or brunch recipe!

Mother’s Day is coming up in just 3 days! Have y’all been shopping yet? Go get your Momma something nice, you know, because she brought you into this world and all! 😉

I’m so excited because my Mom will be flying into San Diego tomorrow from Oklahoma for a quick one night stop on her way to Hawaii (lucky duck!) so while I won’t see her on Mother’s Day, at least we’ll get to have an early Mother’s Day celebration while she’s in town! And you better believe I’m making her these Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls!

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Raspberry Sorbet Rosé Float

Raspberry sorbet topped with bubbly rosé makes for a deliciously sweet and beautiful pink cocktail, perfect for happy hour, cocktail hour or dessert!

Raspberry sorbet topped with bubbly rosé makes for a deliciously sweet and beautiful pink cocktail, perfect for happy hour, cocktail hour or dessert!

Whether you’re celebrating “Galentines Day” with your girlfriends, Valentine’s Day with a significant other or hanging solo with a bottle of wine and Netflix, you need this Raspberry Rosé Float in your life!

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Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Bars

These delicious no bake cheesecake bars with a Red Velvet Oreo crust are sweet, decadent and can be cut into heart shapes for a cute Valentine’s Day Treat!

These delicious no bake cheesecake bars with a Red Velvet Oreo crust are sweet, decadent and can be cut into heart shapes for a cute Valentine's Day Treat!

One week from today is Valentine’s Day and whether you’re celebrating with a significant other, friends or family, everyone is going to LOVE these Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Bars!

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Nutella Rice Krispie Treat Footballs

Nutella Rice Krispie Treats are a deliciously easy dessert, make them football shaped for game day parties or Superbowl Sunday!

Nutella Rice Krispie Treats are a deliciously easy dessert, make them football shaped for game day parties or Superbowl Sunday!

What’s better than combining a favorite childhood treat with creamy hazelnut spread? Taking that delicious combination and making it into cute football shaped snacks!

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Pineapple Whip Fizz

The famous Pineapple Whip is turned into a delicious fizz cocktail in this simple 3-ingredient drink recipe, perfect for any special occasion!

Disney's famous Pineapple Whip is turned into a delicious fizz cocktail in this simple 3-ingredient drink recipe, perfect for any special occasion!

Sweet, creamy and bubbly, this Pineapple Whip Fizz Cocktail is the perfect holiday drink!

Not only is it tasty and refreshing, but this cocktail is also made with only 3 ingredients, making it an affordable and easy drink for entertaining!

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The Ultimate Candy Cookie Cake

The Ultimate Candy Cookie Cake recipe is perfect for Halloween, birthdays or holidays! Just add your favorite candy to cookie dough & bake into a tasty cake!

The Ultimate Candy Cookie Cake recipe is perfect for Halloween, birthdays or holidays, add your favorite candy to cookie dough & bake into a tasty cake!

Halloween is coming up on Monday, and I’m so excited because I’m making a special spooktacular appearance on my favorite San Diego morning show, San Diego Living!

I’ll be teaching viewers how to prepare Buffalo Chicken Chili and Slow Cooker Cornbread to dig into while waiting for Trick or Treaters. Then, I’ll be showing how to make this Ultimate Candy Cookie Cake to put that leftover Halloween candy to good use!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirled Crock Pot Brownies

Crock Pot Brownies are an easy way to bake up a delicious dessert without the use of an oven, throw in a Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl for a festive fall treat!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirled Crock Pot Brownies

Tomorrow, tomorrow, fall is finally here tomorrow!

You guessed it, the first day of fall is… tomorrow, but I won’t lie, for the past two weeks I’ve totally been cheating and eating everything apple, pumpkin and squash I could get my hands on!

I also may or may not have also been trying to rock boots, scarves and sweaters even though it’s totally still 80 degrees outside! 😉

What can I say, fall is my favorite time of the year and I couldn’t wait to start sharing all of my favorite fall recipes on Instagram, like Apple Butternut Squash Bruschetta & Pumpkin Chili. As well as introducing new fall favorites on the blog, like these Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirled Crock Pot Brownies!

I mean, what says fall more that pumpkin, baking and a slow cooker!

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Watermelon Lime Sherbet Float

Fresh watermelon and mint are combined with lemon lime soda and poured over lime sherbet in this delicious sherbet float recipe, perfect for summer!

Watermelon Lime Sherbet Float Recipe

Did you know that August 3rd is National Watermelon Day?

I know, I know, who comes up with these national food holidays? Kurt (and I’m sure a few other people) think they’re totally ridiculous, but as a foodie, I love any excuse to celebrate my favorite foods like National Ice Cream Day.  Yes, please!

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Slow Cooker Dessert Fruit Taco Cups

This scrumptious crock pot dessert is made by filling easy, homemade taco cups with slow cooked summer fruit, vanilla ice cream and caramel syrup!

Crock Pot Dessert Fruit Taco Cups

Alright y’all, it’s time for a moment of honesty here, I’m totally obsessed with slow cookers!

Yes, it’s true, I am now the proud owner of SIX slow cookers!

I literally own a slow cooker from the 80’s, a slow cooker from the 90’s and now four slow cookers from this decade! And no, I’m not giving any of them up, no matter how many times Kurt tells me it’s ridiculous to have so many slow cookers! 😉

For every party I throw, I cook up at least one, usually three or four recipes in my slow cooker. Slow cooking for parties allows me to prep everything the night before, then let the slow cooker do all of the work while I enjoy the party!

My Superbowl party is the perfect example of this. Each year, I prep 4-5 slow cookers the night before with different meats. Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork, Smoked Chipotle Brisket and Beef Barbacoa are always on the menu! I slow cook them overnight, then set up a taco bar for the party. This means people can eat whenever they would like and I get to watch the game!

This week I decided to put together the perfect summer crock pot fiesta, featuring an appetizer, entree and dessert, all made in crock pots!

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Gluten Free Cooking with ALDI

Gluten Free Cooking With ALDI

Today’s post was sponsored by ALDI. Thanks for supporting all of the  WhitneyBond.com partners like ALDI!

Within just a few months of starting my food blog, my brother was diagnosed with celiac disease. Ever since then, I’ve made it my mission to create and share delicious gluten free recipes with the world!

When I partnered up with ALDI to share four tasty recipes from their Test Kitchen and Bon Appétit, I was so excited to see that they were all gluten free!  I couldn’t wait to try their liveGfree® gluten free baking and cupcake mixes, and sample their fresh meat and produce!

Now I know you’re all dying to hear what we’re cooking up today, so without further ado, here’s the ALDI Gluten Free Menu:

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S’Mores Cinnamon Rolls

S’Mores Cinnamon Rolls are the ultimate indulgent weekend breakfast! All the flavors of a delicious s’more are rolled up in a sweet & flakey cinnamon roll in this quick & easy recipe made with a can of Pillsbury crescent roll dough!

S'Mores Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

It’s Sunday morning, and I know what you’re thinking, how can I justify eating S’Mores for breakfast today? Well, I’ve got the answer, make S’Mores Cinnamon Rolls!

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Sea Salt Blondies

This delicious recipe for Sea Salt Blondies combines a sweet dessert with a pinch of salt for a scrumptious treat by itself or part of an ice cream sundae!

Sea Salt Blondies Recipe

It’s official y’all, I’m Stagecoach bound, and I’m taking the blondies with me!

That’s right, for the next 4 days I’ll be camping out, grilling burgers, and listening to some of the best country music by Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Eric Church and Carrie Underwood!

I’ve wanted to go to Stagecoach for years. (For those that don’t know, it’s the country music version of Coachella, way more up this Oklahoma girls alley!) I’ve never had the opportunity to go until this year. Kurt and his friends have been camping out and attending the country music festival for 3 years, so I hopped on board. Of course, they immediately put me in charge of the food!

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Heart Shaped Strawberry Cheesecake Puff Pastry Pies

Strawberry cheesecake filling is wrapped up in heart shaped puff pastry dough in this mini strawberry cheesecake pie recipe, perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Heart Shaped Strawberry Cheesecake Puff Pastry Pies

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and whether you’re making treats for your sweetheart, friends or family, this Heart Shaped Puff Pastry Strawberry Cheesecake Pie recipe is sure to be a hit!

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3 Easy Game Day Skewer Recipes

3 Easy Game Day Skewer Recipes

Today’s post is sponsored by my fabulous friends at Cost Plus World Market!

Planning to host a party for the big game in a couple of weeks? These three simple skewer recipes will make entertaining a breeze!

These skewers are quick, easy, and require no actual cooking! They can easily be prepared early and placed in the refrigerator until game time, that way, you’re ready to roll before kick off.

After all, you wouldn’t want to miss any of the hilarious commercials, exciting half time performances, or exhilarating touchdowns!

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Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies

Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies might just be the most delicious cookies ever created! The recipe is simple, unique and totally scrumptious!

Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies

Y’all, these are seriously the best cookies ever!

Like, salty, sweet, chewy, caramely, best cookies ever, that I’m totally obsessed with!

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Caffe Mocha Martini

Coffee liqueur, chocolate, cream and vodka, combine to make this delicious Caffe Mocha Martini recipe, perfect for a post-dinner cocktail!

Caffe Mocha Martini Recipe

Today’s post is sponsored by Daily’s Cocktails!

Whether hosting a dinner at home for friends, or Christmas dinner with my family in Oklahoma, when it comes to entertaining for the holidays, I love to serve an after dinner cocktail.

Two of my favorites are chocolate martinis and espresso martinis, because who doesn’t like a little dessert or a little coffee after a delicious meal?! 😉

Today I combined both martinis to create this Caffe Mocha Martini recipe with the help of the brand new line of Cream Cocktails from Daily’s Cocktails!

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Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies

Mashed sweet potatoes add a delicious creaminess to this recipe for Double Chocolate Cookies, the perfect dessert for chocolate lovers!

Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Last night, I was invited to make a guest appearance on Tonight In San Diego, a fantastic variety show featuring local San Diego talent.

During my appearance I talked about holiday entertaining and showed them a few of my favorite holiday recipes including Mini Buffalo Chicken Tostadas for an appetizer, Grapefruit Ginger Spiced Rum Punch for a cocktail and these “Secret Ingredient” Double Chocolate Cookies for dessert.

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Mason Jar Gingerbread Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Gingerbread cupcakes are baked in half pint mason jars and topped with caramel cream cheese frosting in this delicious holiday dessert recipe!

Mason Jar Gingerbread Cupcake Recipe

While I pride myself on holding off of Christmas music, baking and decorating until after Thanksgiving, I have no problem starting the Christmas party the day after Thanksgiving, which is exactly what I’m doing on the blog today!

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Pop Rocks Watermelon Martini

This watermelon martini recipe is given a fun twist with the addition of a Watermelon Pop Rocks rim, perfect for Halloween parties!

Pop Rocks Watermelon Martini Recipe

Hello Pop Rocks! The candy that’s not only delicious, but also fun to eat!

Now take that fun and delicious candy, and turn it into a martini, and we have some serious fun on our hands!

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Martini

This creamy chocolate peanut butter cup martini, made with an easy homemade peanut butter cup vodka, will remind you of the delicious Reese’s candy we all know and love!

Reese's Martini in martini glass with skewer of mini reese's peanut butter cups and orange bag of reese's peanut butter cups

My favorite candy ever, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, turned into a martini! Life doesn’t get much better!

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Snickers Martini

The Snickers Martini is rimmed with crushed peanuts & filled with a chocolate caramel martini that tastes just like a boozy version of the popular candy!

Snickers Martini Recipe

If you missed the first post today on M&M Martini’s, then allow me to welcome you to candy martini day on WhitneyBond.com, where I’m turning all of the most popular Halloween candies into martinis!

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M&M Martini

The M&M Chocolate Martini is rimmed with crushed M&M’s & filled with a chocolate martini that tastes just like a boozy version of the popular candy!

M&M Chocolate Martini Recipe

Halloween is only two days away and I couldn’t be more excited to get the party started with 5 recipes that turn your favorite Halloween candies into martinis!

Because who says that kids get to have all of the fun on Halloween?! We’ll just call this “adult trick or treating”! 😉

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Pumpkin Brookies

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are baked into pumpkin brownies in this delicious dessert recipe for pumpkin brookies, great for fall parties and Halloween!

Pumpkin Brookies Recipe

It’s the final day of Pumpkin Week here on WhitneyBond.com!

This week I’ve already shared recipes for Pumpkin Chili Sliders and Cranberry Pumpkin Bread. Now I’m finishing off the week with a super delicious dessert!

If you’re not familiar with brookies, allow me to introduce you to this super amazing dessert that combines cookies and brownies into one scrumptious treat!

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Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Cranberries add a delicious twist to this traditional pumpkin bread recipe, perfect for breakfast in the fall and winter months!

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Well hello there! Welcome to Pumpkin Week on WhitneyBond.com!

That’s right, I made up my own week to celebrate the almighty orange squash that we’ve all come to know and love as the official flavor of fall.

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Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

This fall inspired Caramel Apple Bread Pudding recipe, prepared with Hawaiian rolls & caramel sauce, is easy to make & delicious for breakfast or dessert!

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding Recipe

As a food blogger, my favorite times of the year are the first few weeks of a new season.

For me, a new season means new produce to work with, new flavor profiles to incorporate into recipes and most importantly, new season-themed food photography props to play with! 😉

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Grapefruit Lime Sherbet Float Cocktail

Fresh squeezed grapefruit and lime juice are shaken with vodka and served over lime sherbet for a boozy, delicious summer float cocktail recipe!

Grapefruit Lime Sherbet Float Cocktail Recipe

Eating scoops and scoops of delicious rainbow sherbet was one of my favorite things about hot summer days growing up in Oklahoma!

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Grilled Berry S’Mores

Grilled strawberries and blueberries add a delicious twist to traditional s’mores for the perfect patriotic summer dessert recipe!

Grilled Berry S'Mores Recipe

This weekend is the 4th of July and I couldn’t be s’more excited (see what I did there 😉 ) to head to Houston to visit my sweet 90 year old Nana and the rest of my fam!

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Frozen Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

Frozen Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars are the perfect sweet treat for summer! Add blueberries & white chocolate chips & cut them into stars for 4th of July fun!

Frozen Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars for 4th of July

When it comes to holidays, I always think about my Mom. She loves to decorate, celebrate and bake for every holiday!

Growing up, I was always the kid taking some kind of “holiday themed” treat to school.

I guess you could say that translated to my adult life, because I now feel the need to make a themed treat for every holiday. Well that and the encouragement of the almighty Pinterest! 😉

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Irish Cream & Guinness Brookies

Irish Cream Guinness Brookies are made up of a layer of Guinness Brownies, topped with a layer of Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, perfect for St Patricks Day!

Guinness and Irish Cream Brookies Recipe

Hi my name is Whitney and I’m addicted to Brookies! It’s a brownie + a cookie, come on people!

Ever since I created the first brookie recipe on the blog for Gluten Free Nutella Brookies, then Red Velvet Brookies for Valentine’s Day, I’ve pretty much made it my mission in life to create every brookie combination possible!

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Slow Cooked Chocolate Dip

This slow cooked chocolate dip recipe is so easy to make & perfect for dipping fruit, cookies or pretzels on Valentine’s Day or anytime!

Slow Cooked Chocolate Dip Recipe

Valentine’s Day is just over a week away, and love and chocolate are in the air!

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Red Velvet Brookies

Red velvet chocolate chip cookie dough is layered on top of red velvet brownie batter in this delicious recipe for Red Velvet Brookies!

Red Velvet Brookies Recipe

Move over Red Velvet Oreos! Red Velvet Brookies are the new queen of all things Red Velvet! 😉

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe for Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls is easy to make and the end result is a deliciously sweet treat for breakfast or brunch!

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

While home for the holidays this year, I spent some time brainstorming gluten free breakfast ideas for Christmas morning.

Since finding out my brother was gluten intolerant over 3 years ago, our entire Christmas dinner has shifted to gluten-free. While we’ve now perfected the dinner menu,  we still hadn’t come up with the perfect gluten-free breakfast to start off Christmas day… that was until this year.

This year I made Gluten Free Maple Bacon Pancakes, and they were awesome! That being said, I still had some other ideas that I brainstormed before the holiday that I couldn’t just let slip under the rug, this recipe for Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls being one of them.

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Gluten Free Nutella Brookies

Gluten Free Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is baked on top of Gluten Free Nutella Brownie Batter, for the ultimate gluten free brookies!

Gluten Free Nutella Brookies Recipe

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Nutella Brownie Batter = My Idea Of Heaven!

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Gluten Free Mason Jar Apple Crumble

These little mason jars of gluten free apple crumble are perfect for taking to holiday parties! They’re easy to make and so delicious!

Gluten Free Mason Jar Apple Crumble

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There’s really nothing better than a super delicious dessert… well unless that super delicious dessert also comes in a super cute little package! Enter: Mason Jars!

This summer I made delicious little Raspberry Lemon Desserts in these jars, so I decided that it was time for a fall/winter dessert that utilizes the cuteness of mini mason jars!

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Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

This gluten free recipe for popcorn balls combines kettle corn with peanut butter cereal, creamy peanut butter, honey & marshmallows for a delicious treat!

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

Is it just me or do you think of popcorn balls and Halloween hand-in-hand? It’s kind of like stuffing and Thanksgiving.

Why do we not eat popcorn balls and stuffing year-round? I mean, they’re both really delicious! I think I’m going to start the year-round stuffing and popcorn ball trend, who’s coming with me? 😉

While thinking of new fall recipes, including ideas for fall holidays, like Halloween, I came up with my own little twist on popcorn balls!

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Blueberry Almond Pound Cake

Fresh blueberries and almond extract are added to my Grandma Meme’s easy pound cake recipe for one seriously delicious dessert!

Blueberry Pound Cake

One of my Grandma Meme’s go-to dessert recipes when I was a little girl was pound cake.

I can picture it right now, sitting in it’s covered glass cake stand on the middle of her kitchen table.

Growing up in Oklahoma, my grandma was the kind of grandma that didn’t just make dessert for special occasions. Well unless you consider every meal a special occasion, which I do because eating is pretty much my favorite thing!

We had milkshakes and cookies and cakes and pies. Oh the life of a child growing up across the street from a southern grandma. Oh yes, it was so good!

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Peach Green Tea Lemonade Popsicles

Starbucks Teavana Peach Green Tea Lemonade is combined with fresh peaches in this recipe for refreshing summer popsicles.

Peach Green Tea Lemonade Popsicles

Today’s post is sponsored by Starbucks.

What’s more refreshing on a warm summer day than an iced green tea, a cup of lemonade, a fresh peach or a popsicle?  Well, luckily with this recipe, you don’t have to pick just one!

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Nutella Hummus

This Nutella Hummus recipe is an easy gluten free snack, perfect for serving with fresh fruit or graham crackers for dipping!

Nutella Hummus

Nutella, Buffalo Sauce, Coffee, Bacon, Sriracha & Wine… these are a few of my favorite things! 🙂

While I don’t necessarily eat them all together, I do try to find new & unique ways to incorporate each of these ingredients into new recipes on the blog!

For this recipe, I was inspired by the popularity of my Pumpkin Hummus recipe on Pinterest and decided to try another spin on hummus using one of my favorite ingredients, Nutella!

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Raspberry Lemon Gluten Free Dessert Jars

Gluten free lemon poppyseed cake is layered with raspberry cheesecake filling in this easy mason jar gluten free dessert recipe.

Lemon Raspberry Gluten Free Dessert Jars

Today’s post is sponsored by All But Gluten.

Well hello there delicious cuteness in a jar!

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Gluten Free Dessert Cups

Gluten Free Dessert Cups are made by filling gluten free blueberry muffins with ice cream and fresh fruit, perfect for summer and 4th of July!

Blueberry Muffin Gluten Free Dessert Cups

Today’s post is sponsored by All But Gluten.

This Saturday kicked off the first day of Summer and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited!

Summer means weekends at the beach, BBQ’s, 4th of July and deliciously festive food!

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Hazelnut Brazilian Brigadeiro

Brazilian Brigadeiro is a traditional chocolate truffle from Brazil, this recipe adds creamy hazelnut spread and is rolled in crushed hazelnuts.

Hazelnut Brazilian Brigadeiro

As many of you are probably aware, the World Cup begins in Brazil in just two weeks!

To prepare for the event, I made a traditional Brazilian treat with my own little twist!

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

Two chewy chocolate chip cookies, with creamy peanut butter cheesecake in the middle, might just be the best dessert ever!

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich

Today’s post is sponsored by The Cravory.

It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Yay!

Basically any day that is solely dedicated to a delicious dessert, I’m on board with!

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Gluten Free Fresh Peach Pie

This fresh peach pie recipe is made with an easy gluten free pie crust and filled with sweet cinnamon sugar peaches for a scrumptious gluten free dessert!

Gluten Free Peach Pie Recipe

Today’s post is sponsored by Nature’s Path.

It really doesn’t get much better than a fresh fruit pie on a warm spring day, and now that peaches are in season, it’s the perfect time to whip up this scrumptious peach pie recipe!

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Gluten Free Nutella Strawberry Shortcake

This Strawberry Shortcake recipe is a delicious dessert made with gluten free shortcake and filled with fresh strawberries and scrumptious Nutella!

Gluten Free Nutella Strawberry Shortcakes

A couple of weeks ago I asked WhitneyBond.com Facebook fans which new recipe they’d like to see me make gluten free. Miss Karla Paton told me she’d like Strawberry Shortcake. Your wish is my command Karla!

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Wontons

Strawberry chocolate chip cheesecake filled wontons are a fun and delicious dessert recipe, perfect for parties and Valentine’s Day!

Strawberry Cheesecake Wontons

A couple of weeks ago I purchased a package of Wonton Wrappers at the grocery store.

They were conveniently located in the refrigerator section right next to where I was picking up some cheese and they screamed “Whitney,  make some Wontons!”  … so I did, of course. When wontons yell, you must listen. 😉

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Gluten Free Strawberry Brownie Bread Pudding

This dessert bread pudding is made with gluten free mini brownies and fresh strawberries for a scrumptious gluten free brownie bread pudding recipe!

Strawberry Brownie Bread Pudding

Today’s post is sponsored by All But Gluten. 

It’s Friday the 7th of February, which means it’s one week until Valentine’s Day.

Whether you’re single and making desserts for friends, family or co-workers, or you’re in a relationship and making something delicious for your significant other, nothing says “Be My Valentine” more than chocolate!

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Dairy Free Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

This nut, egg, dairy and gluten free chocolate cake is the perfect birthday cake for kids and adults suffering from multiple food allergies.

Dairy Free Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

When your friends daughter is visiting on her 7th birthday and you’re a food blogger, you make her a cake!

Dairy Free Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

When her little brother is allergic to nuts, eggs and dairy, you make her a very special cake that both her and “Bubba” can enjoy!

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Macadamia White Chocolate Crunch Bars

Macadamia White Chocolate Crunch Bars combine four simple, sweet ingredients into the perfect easy, tasty treat recipe!

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Crunch

Today’s post is sponsored by Hawaiian Host.

White Chocolate, Macadamia Nuts and Peanut Butter all combined into one little treat that takes less than 10 minutes to make? Sounds like my kind of snack!

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

These Mini Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes are a sweet and delicious bite sized treat that could be served as breakfast or dessert!

Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

Somewhere between dessert at midnight and breakfast at 8 AM, I had the grand epiphany to combine the two into Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes!

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White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cookies are a sweet and delicious treat combining the flavors of fall, perfect for Halloween parties and events!

White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Last weekend I was invited to attend a BBQ with a friend… about two hours before the BBQ.  Being a food blogger, it is completely unacceptable to show up to a BBQ empty handed… even when you only have two hours notice!

I was trying to figure out what I had in my pantry that I could toss together that didn’t require a trip to the grocery store. Luckily I had a bag of white chocolate chips and a bag of Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses staring at me from the pantry.

It was one of those moments where you look at two items, a light bulb goes off and you immediately think “the two of you need to meet and become friends!”

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Apricot Dessert Tacos

Apricots are caramelized in brown sugar, added to tortillas with sweet mascarpone cheese, rolled up, baked & topped with honey for tasty dessert tacos!

Caramelized Apricot Dessert Tacos

In my house, Tuesdays are all about “Taco Tuesday”. I’m always looking for new and delicious taco recipes to add some flavor to Tuesdays!

This week, I prepared these delicious dessert tacos and I have to say, they were unbelievably scrumptious!

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Gluten Free White Chocolate Pretzel Treats

These gluten free white chocolate pretzel treats combine gluten free pretzels with chewy marshmallows and rich white chocolate for a sweet and salty treat!

White Chocolate Pretzel Treats

These little treats are my newest obsession!  The perfect combination of sweet, salty and simple!

White Chocolate Marshmallow Treat Ingredients

Ingredients

Break the pretzels into pieces.

Gluten Free Pretzel Bites

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, then add the marshmallows. Stir consistently while the marshmallows melt, 3-5 minutes.

White Chocolate Marshmallow Treat Recipe

Once the marshmallows have melted, add the pretzels and stir well.

Gluten Free White Chocolate Pretzel Treat Recipe

Remove from the heat and add the white chocolate chips.

Gluten Free White Chocolate Pretzel Treat Recipe

Spread into an 8 x 8 pan lined with parchment paper coated with cooking spray.

Gluten Free White Chocolate Pretzel Treat Recipe

Allow to cool for 20 minutes. Slide the parchment paper out of the pan and slice the treats into 1 inch squares.

Gluten Free White Chocolate Marshmallow Pretzel Bites

These are the perfect treat to toss together when you’re short on time but want something uniquely delicious to take to a party!

Gluten Free White Chocolate Pretzel Treats

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Gluten Free White Chocolate Pretzel Treats

These gluten free white chocolate pretzel treats combine gluten free pretzels with chewy marshmallows and rich white chocolate for a sweet and salty treat!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 treats
Calories 147 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 8 oz bag gluten free pretzels
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 10 oz marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Break the pretzels into pieces.

  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, then add the marshmallows.
  3. Stir consistently while the marshmallows melt, 3-5 minutes.
  4. Once the marshmallows have melted, add the pretzels and stir well.
  5. Remove from the heat and add the white chocolate chips.
  6. Spread into an 8 x 8 pan lined with parchment paper coated with cooking spray.
  7. Allow to cool for 20 minutes.
  8. Slide the parchment paper out of the pan and slice the treats into 1 inch squares.

Bourbon Bacon Cherry Crumble

Bourbon soaked cherries are topped with a bacon brown sugar crumble and baked to perfection in this indulgent cherry crumble recipe!

Cherry Bourbon Breakfast Crumble

This weekend I attended a bridal shower for one of my San Diego besties, Tessa!

We met at the University of Oklahoma alumni bar in San Diego a few years ago and have been Oklahoma sports fanatic besties ever since!

Being a true Oklahoma girl, her favorite things are bourbon, bacon, butter, beer and football, so I combined 3 of the 5 in this delicious dish for her bridal shower brunch!

Lets be real, it doesn’t get much more decadent than bourbon soaked fresh cherries, topped with a butter, bacon, brown sugar crumble!

This recipe was made for a dessert or one of those deliciously indulgent weekend breakfasts!

Cherry Bourbon Bacon Crumble Ingredients

Bourbon Bacon Cherry Crumble Filling Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh sweet cherries (pitted)
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp agave nectar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest

Brown Sugar Bacon Crumble Topping Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats

  • ¼ cup bacon

  • ¼ cup flour

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup cold butter (diced)

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Pit the cherries and add them to a large bowl with the bourbon.

Bourbon Soaked Fresh Cherries

Add the cornstarch, agave nectar, cinnamon, orange juice and zest.

Fresh Cherry Crumble Recipe 

Place the cherries in the bottom of a baking dish.

Fresh Cherry Bourbon Crumble Recipe

In a small bowl combine the oats, bacon, flour and brown sugar.

Cherry Bacon Crumble Recipe

Mix together then add the butter.

Cherry Bacon Crumble Recipe

Use your hands to combine the mixture into a crumble and add on top of the cherries.

Cherry Bourbon Bacon Crumble Recipe

Bake for 1 hour.

Bourbon Cherry Bacon Crumble Recipe

I’m not going to lie, it’s as good as it sounds… maybe better!

Cherry Bourbon Bacon Crumble

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Bourbon Bacon Cherry Crumble

Bourbon soaked cherries are topped with a bacon brown sugar crumble and baked to perfection in this indulgent cherry crumble recipe!

Course Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 204 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

Filling

  • 4 cups fresh sweet cherries pitted
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp agave nectar or honey
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest

Topping

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup bacon
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cold butter cubed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  2. Pit the cherries and add them to a large bowl with the bourbon.
  3. Add the cornstarch, agave nectar, cinnamon, orange juice and zest.
  4. Place the cherries in the bottom of a baking dish.
  5. In a small bowl combine the oats, bacon, flour and brown sugar.
  6. Mix together then add the butter.
  7. Use your hands to combine the mixture into a crumble and add on top of the cherries.
  8. Bake for 1 hour.

Gluten Free Mini Cherry Limeade Tarts

Zesty, creamy, cherry lime filling is added to gluten free tart crusts & topped with maraschino cherries in this recipe for Mini Cherry Limeade Tarts!

Cherry Limeade Mini Pies

Inspired by Summer Desserts and my favorite Sonic drink from childhood, I created these delicious Mini Cherry Limeade Tarts filled with zesty, creamy cherry lime filling and topped with fresh lime zest and maraschino cherries!

Mini Cherry Limeade Tarts

I made this dessert gluten free by creating a gluten free tart dough made with Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour blend.

The result was a super cute, super delicious treat, perfect for the summer BBQ I took them to yesterday!

Mini Cherry Limeade Tarts Ingredients

Mini Cherry Limemade Tarts Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter (quartered)
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 6 oz black cherry greek yogurt
  • 3 limes (2 zested & juiced – 1 reserved)
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 24 maraschino cherries

Mini Cherry Limemade Tarts Instructions

Prepare the tart dough by combining the flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

Add the butter and mix into a coarse crumble then add the water and mix until a firm ball of dough forms.

If it’s too sticky, add more flour, not sticky enough? Add more water!

Gluten Free Tart Dough

Place the dough on a piece of plastic wrap, flatten into a disk shape, wrap the dough and place it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Gluten Free Pie Dough

While the dough chills in the refrigerator, preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare the filling.

Begin by adding the cream cheese, yogurt, zest and juice of 2 limes to a large bowl.

Cherry Limeade Tart Recipe

Next add the maraschino cherry juice from the jar and powdered sugar, then use a hand mixer to whip it all together.

Cherry Limeade Tart Recipe

Place the mixture into the refrigerator and remove the dough.

Cut the dough into 24 mini tarts using a 3″ pastry cutter.

Gluten Free Mini Tarts

Place into a mini tart pan or mini muffin pan.

Gluten Free Mini Pie Recipe

Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and fill with the delicious, creamy Cherry Limeade filling.

Top with zest from the one remaining lime and a maraschino cherry for each mini tart!

Cherry Limeade Mini Pies

Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Cherry Limeade Mini Pies

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Gluten Free Mini Cherry Limeade Tarts

Zesty, creamy, cherry lime filling is added to gluten free tart crusts & topped with maraschino cherries in this recipe for Mini Cherry Limeade Tarts!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 24 mini tarts
Calories 117 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter quartered
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 6 oz black cherry greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tsp lime zest divided
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 24 maraschino cherries

Instructions

  1. Prepare the tart dough by combining the flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the butter and mix into a coarse crumble then add the water and mix until a firm ball of dough forms.
  3. Place the dough on a piece of plastic wrap, flatten into a disk shape, wrap the dough and place it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  4. While the dough chills in the refrigerator, preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare the filling.

  5. Add the cream cheese, yogurt, lime juice and 2 tsp lime zest to a large bowl.

  6. Add the maraschino cherry juice from the jar and powdered sugar, then use an electric hand mixer to whip it all together.

  7. Place the mixture into the refrigerator and remove the dough.
  8. Cut the dough into 24 mini tarts using a 3" pastry cutter.

  9. Place into a mini tart pan or mini muffin pan.

  10. Bake for 12 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven and fill with the delicious, creamy cherry limeade filling.

  12. Top with the remaining 1 tsp lime zest and a maraschino cherry for each mini tart.

  13. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Gluten Free Lemon Dessert Cups

This gluten free lemon dessert recipe requires only 4 ingredients to be layered in small mason jars for a fresh, delicious and simple summer dessert!

Gluten Free Lemon Dessert Jars

Last week I picked up a box of delicious gluten free lemon wafer cookies with the idea that I could use them as a base for a new fresh and light summer dessert recipe!

Gluten Free Layered Lemon Dessert Recipe

I decided that I didn’t want to go with a pie or bar recipe (since I’ve been going kind of bar crazy lately!) It was then that I remembered “Dirt Dessert”, one of my favorites as a kid!

There was a cool creamy layer, then a delicious chocolate Oreo layer. I decided I could make a similar version, but with a lemony twist!

Lemon Layered Dessert Jars

I was preparing this delicious dessert for a girlfriends birthday dinner, so I decided these individual mason jars would be an adorable way to present the light and refreshing treat!

Gluten Free Raspberry Lemon Dessert Jars

I topped them with fresh mint and raspberries for a little POC (pop of color)!  The result was an adorable, delicious, simple, light and refreshing gluten free dessert!

Gluten Free Lemon Dessert Cup Ingredients

Ingredients

Add the lemon wafers to a food processor.

Glutino Gluten Free Lemon Wafers

Blend into a fine crumb mixture.

Glutino Gluten Free Lemon Wafer Crumble

Whip together the cream cheese and cool whip.

Creamy Lemon Filling Recipe

Then add the zest and juice of two lemons.

Creamy Lemon Filling Recipe

Cream together then begin preparing the jars.

Place a large spoonful of the creamy filling in the bottom of a ½ pint jar, then add a layer of the lemon wafer crumbs.

Gluten Free Lemon Layered Dessert Cups

Add another layer of creamy filling, then top with another layer of lemon wafer crumbs.

Gluten Free Lemon Dessert Cups

Zest the third lemon on top of the jars and serve.

Fresh and Easy Gluten Free Lemon Dessert Cups

Add fresh fruit or mint if you prefer!

Gluten Free Layered Lemon Dessert Recipe

Gluten Free Lemon Dessert Jars
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Gluten Free Lemon Dessert Cups

This gluten free lemon dessert recipe requires only 4 ingredients to be layered in small mason jars for a fresh, delicious and simple summer dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 dessert jars (1/2 pint each)
Calories 442 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the lemon wafers to a food processor.

  2. Blend into a fine crumb mixture.
  3. Whip the cream cheese and cool whip together.

  4. Add the zest and juice of two lemons.

  5. Cream together then begin preparing the jars.
  6. Place a large spoonful of the creamy filling in the bottom of a jar, then add a layer of the lemon wafer crumbs.
  7. Add another layer of creamy filling, then top with another layer of lemon wafer crumbs.
  8. Zest the third lemon on top of the jars and serve.
  9. Add fresh fruit or mint if you would like.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

These delicious gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip bars are a quick and simple dessert recipe, perfect for parties!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

A few years back I was part of a co-ed softball team. So I never actually held a bat or caught a ball, but I did cheer on the team and make fresh baked goods for every game!

And lets be real, having a cheering section and fresh baked goods is an essential part of an adult co-ed softball league so you might just say I held the more important role on the team! 😉

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

These bars were the absolute favorite of everything I made for them!  They were requested on the regular by the team!

I hadn’t thought about them, much less made them, in years. After making these Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake Bars last week, they came into my mind and I knew I had to whip some up!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

This time around I used gluten free flour to make these babies gluten-free!  They were just as scrumptious as I remembered with no gluten in site!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bar Ingredients

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12 oz chocolate chips (divided)

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars Instructions

Begin by creaming together the butter and peanut butter.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bar Recipe

Add the eggs, vanilla and sugars.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bar Recipe

Beat well then add the flour and salt.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bar Recipe

Mix until combined well and creamy, then hand mix in 1 cup of chocolate chips.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bar Recipe

Pour the batter into an 8 x 11 baking dish.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the additional chocolate chips.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Wait 5 minutes for the chocolate to melt, then spread it across the top of the bars.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Allow to cool for 15 minutes.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Slice into squares and dig in!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

These bars and so simple to make and great for taking to summer cookouts and parties!

Make this gluten free version of the bars to make sure that everyone attending the party can enjoy the delicious treats! 🙂

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
5 from 1 vote
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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

These delicious gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip bars are a quick and simple dessert recipe, perfect for parties!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 474 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12 oz chocolate chips divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to at 350°F.

  2. Cream together the butter and peanut butter.

  3. Add the eggs, vanilla and sugars.

  4. Beat well then add the flour and salt.
  5. Mix until creamy, then hand mix in 1 cup of chocolate chips.

  6. Pour the batter into a greased 8 x 11 baking dish.

  7. Bake for 25 minutes.

  8. Remove from the oven and top with the additional chocolate chips.
  9. Wait 5 minutes for the chocolate to melt, then spread it across the top of the bars.
  10. Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  11. Slice into squares and dig in!