Peanut Butter Fudge Icebox Cake

Peanut Butter Fudge Icebox Cake-3

Are you  familiar with icebox cakes? They’re fairly new to me (um, where have these been my whole life?). An icebox cake is a no-bake “cake” composed of cookies or graham crackers layered with whipped cream. The cake sits in the refrigerator until the cream softens the cookies to an almost cake-like consistency. The longer the cake sits in the refrigerator, the softer and more cakey the cookies become. A typical icebox cake is fairly plain, but I turned things up a notch and I came up with this Peanut Butter Fudge Icebox Cake…. 

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Chocolate Marshmallow Cake - Layers of chocolate cake filled with marshmallow frosting, topped with chocolate frosting, and finished with a pile of marshmallows.

Chocolate Marshmallow Layer Cake

Earlier this week we celebrated Jake's fourth birthday. I can't believe that it's been four whole years since I brought my tiny, 5-pound baby home from the hospital. Jake's birthday will always hold an extra special place in my heart because it is the day that I became a mother. My road to … [Read More...]

Rich, fudgy brownies filled with peanut butter cups and topped with a peanut butter swirl

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

My world has been revolving around chocolate lately. And it is not a bad thing, my friends. I spent the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day baking with chocolate, then I spent Valentine's weekend consuming chocolate (duh), and here I am, on a random Thursday, trying to convince you to make brownies. … [Read More...]

Gooey Brownie Sundae for Two - part brownie, part molten lava cake, baked in a ramekin and served with ice cream and caramel sauce.

Gooey Brownie Sundae (for two)

It's Monday, so I made you a brownie sundae. That has to make Monday better, right? In my opinion, any day can be vastly improved by the addition of chocolate (and ice cream. and caramel sauce). With Valentine's Day just a few days away, I wanted to share a recipe for those of you that would like to … [Read More...]

Valentine's Day recipes from Celebrating Sweets

Valentine’s Day Recipe Round Up

Looking for the perfect sweet for your sweetie (ha!)?  Look no further. Here are some treats to share with the ones you love this Valentine's Day. … [Read More...]

M&M Cookie Pie - A giant M&M cookie baked in a pie dish and topped with vanilla frosting. Super soft, chewy and loaded with M&M's.

M&M Cookie “Pie”

The last couple weeks I have been testing recipes. And testing means tasting, and then tasting some more, and a little more after that - which means I have eaten dessert like 5 times a day for several days in a row. So, I decided to go without sugar for two weeks. I felt like I needed to hit the … [Read More...]

Chocolate cupcakes topped with fresh strawberry icing and a chocolate dipped strawberry

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cupcakes

Now that the Super Bowl is over, we can shift our sights to the next food holiday - Valentine's Day! As a sweet fanatic, I am a huge fan of any holiday that revolves around sugar and chocolate. I can forgo the red roses and romantic greeting cards. For me, it's all about the food. Chocolate covered … [Read More...]

Warm and gooey four cheese dip, topped with fresh tomatoes and basil.

Warm Four Cheese Tomato Basil Dip

My mom has been visiting for the past week, and it has been fabulous. She lives in California, and we live in Arizona, so my kids and I miss her terribly when she's away. I wish so much that we lived in the same town, but I feel fortunate that she's able to visit as often as she does. She has spent … [Read More...]

Chocolate Trail Mix Clusters made from nuts and dried fruit covered in chocolate. Easy and delicious!

Chocolate Trail Mix Clusters

I don't know if I've told you this before, but I have a serious obsession with nuts. They are their own food group to me. I eat nuts every single day, and I can polish off a jar of peanut butter or almond butter in record time (extra crunchy, please). I think just about anything is better with nuts … [Read More...]