Non-Chocolate Sweet Recipes

Grilled Pound Cake with Honey Vanilla Apples

This year, Chef Shamy was one of our delicious #CookoutWeek sponsors. Well, let me tell you, I am still enjoying their yummy flavored butters on pretty much everything. Thank goodness their butter comes in huge tubs! We were grilling recently and I wanted something sweet for dessert. But of course it has been so hot […]

Lemonade Cupcakes #CookoutWeek

I love lemon-flavored desserts during the summer. There’s just something about lemons and other citrus fruit that screams YAY SUMMERTIME to me. When I was thinking about doing a lemonade cupcake recipe for #CookoutWeek, I originally was considering raspberry lemonade or strawberry lemonade or some other fancy flavor. But you know what? My favorite thing […]

Frozen Root Beer Float Pops #CookoutWeek

Can I just start off by telling you how much I LOVE going to the thrift store? Seriously. The US’s biggest thrift store is not far from me and I love a good deal. Last time I stopped in, I found a set of 6 popsicle molds for 99 cents! On my way home from […]

Green Apple Smoothie #BrunchWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. Smoothies are my jam. If you ask me, they are the perfect treat any time of day. But I especially love them for brunch when I […]

Cranberry Orange Mimosas #BrunchWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. No brunch is complete without mimosas! I work at Benignas’s Creek Winery and I wanted to come up with a mimosa for #BrunchWeek using one of […]

Frozen Strawberry Pie

! As I mentioned in my last post… I don’t like strawberries. When I tell people, they are genuinely horrified and confused. I get it. It’s how I feel when people tell me they don’t like chocolate. I mean… what? It’s chocolate. But my mom loves strawberries, and so does my husband, and so does […]

Shamrock Mint Sugar Cookies

Here in Norfolk, we take St. Patrick’s Day seriously! The neighborhood where I live, Ocean View, has a HUGE St. Patrick’s Day parade every year. We’re talking bagpipes, step dancers, and lots of random people dressed in green from head to toe. We were even in the parade last year with the animal shelter where […]

Apple Pie Bites

I’m always on the lookout for bite-sized recipes that are perfect for parties and potlucks. The other day, the mini Athens phyllo shells were on sale, so I decided to whip up some apple pie bites, based loosely on a recipe I saw on the Athens website. Oh mama, are they good! They’re just the […]

Holiday Gingerbread Spritz Cookies #FBLcookieexchange

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s #FBLcookieexhange time guys! We food bloggers get together and exchange holiday cookies with each other. I received some really good ones in this year… Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies from Erin at The Spiffy Cookie Chia Eggnog Cookies with Rumchata Icing from Starr at Chicago Foodie Girl and Crystallized […]

Crunchy Granola Cups with Yogurt and Fruit

Did you know you can make granola in an air fryer? Weird… but totally yummy! It might seem strange that I’m sharing this recipe today, given that it is Thanksgiving, but it is a quick and easy breakfast or snack you can make today without spending lots of extra time in the kitchen. Don’t skip […]

Berry Pomegranate Tea Smoothie Bowls

On weeks when I am testing out new recipes, my kitchen is usually a disaster zone by mid-day. I love a quick and easy treat that I can whip up in my blender for a late breakfast, lunch, or a mid-afternoon snack. Smoothie bowls are also so pretty, am I right? Some food bloggers go […]

Raspberry Beet Mint Protein Smoothie

I love a dash of mint in my smoothies. It really brightens the flavor and matches well with just about every smoothie flavor. So, when I saw this recipe, I knew I’d love it before I even tried it… and I wasn’t disappointed. I received a review copy of 175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using […]

Crunchy Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas #FantasticalFoodFight

Fellow bloggers, do not forget to sign up for #Choctoberfest 2017. Sign ups close on Oct 1. If you want me to run the other direction, feed me healthy snack food. Seriously, pretty much every “healthy” quick grab-and-go snack I’ve tasted might as well be cardboard. When I need a pick-me-up during the day and […]

Applesauce Spice Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

These spice cupcakes are one of my all-time favorite desserts of all time. When we were picking wedding cupcake flavors, I instantly know that this needed to be one of the options (my husband Jeffrey chose red velvet with white chocolate buttercream, and we also did a lemon cupcake for good measure). Here’s a photo […]

Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake

I love the combination of lemon and blueberries! This cake has plenty of both… plus wine. What’s not to love about that? The key to this recipe is to pour the glaze over the cake while it is still hot, so it soaks into the cake. Reserve some to drizzle over after it has cooled […]

Happy Birthday Smoothie

I’m on a smoothie kick. Actually, I’ve been on a smoothie kick for about five years now. I can’t help it! They are such a tasty way to add more fruits and veggies to your diet, not to mention other “superfood” ingredients like Greek yogurt, chia, and nuts. Normally, I liked my smoothies packed with […]