Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Healthy Pina Colada Muffins

These Healthy Pina Colada Muffins are a guilt-free morning treat. It’s time for another round of #MuffinMonday. An challenged us to make a muffin using coconut this week. Up until a few years ago, I really didn’t like coconut. I think it was a texture thing. I loved the flavor, but the flakes rubbed...

No-Bake Banana Sundae Cheesecake

No-Bake Banana Sundae Cheesecake

This No-Bake Banana Sundae Cheesecake combines the best of both worlds: an ice cream sundae and a cheesecake. Let’s talk about shopping for a moment, shall we? I have a love/hate relationship with shopping. 1. I only enjoy shopping when things are going my way; if they’re not, I’m instantly done with the experience. 2....

Nutella & Toasted Pecan Sweet Rolls

I’m going to apologize in advance. Why? Five words: Nutella & Toasted Pecan Sweet Rolls. Have you ever been enamored by, obsessed with, or head-over-heels in love with a dessert before? Enter these nutella & toasted pecan sweet rolls. Everything else became a blur as I was shoveling forkful after forkful of sweet dough...

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Banana Muffins

These Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Banana Muffins are guilt-free, ultra moist, and darn tasty. It can’t always be cookies and buttercream, right? Maybe in a fairytale land far, far away where high cholesterol and weight gain don’t exist, but this isn’t a fairytale. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some cookies, but...

Ground Turkey & Vegetable Soup

Happy Sunday! This week Pam from The Meltaways is hosting a Soup themed #SundaySupper. It’s cold outside, so the #SundaySupper crew is putting the soup on to help warm you up. This Ground Turkey & Vegetable Soup is a family favorite. Let’s talk about my mom for a second. Now, I love the gal,...

Dark Chocolate Bailey’s Irish Cream Cupcakes

Shame on me! If I were you, I’d be pointing your finger at me in shame with a look of utter disapproval. Why? Because it has been far too long since I’ve baked and posted a cupcake recipe. Me! The girl who owns cupcake t-shirts, a cupcake Tiffany necklace, cupcake dessert plates, and the list...

Chocolate Chip Brown Butter Banana Bourbon Blondies

Chocolate Chip Brown Butter Banana Bourbon Blondies {www.themessybakerblog.com}

Love is in the air! I can feel it swirling around me in the form of sprinkles, chocolate chips, bananas, and bourbon. These Chocolate Chip Brown Butter Banana Bourbon Blondies are just how they sound–delicious! The #SundaySupper crew is celebrating love, romance, and all things gushy this week in honor of Valentine’s Day. That...

Honey Orange Glazed Ahi Tuna

Life gets busy. Fact! This Honey Orange Glazed Ahi Tuna comes together in a few short minutes. We don’t always have the time to cook a gourmet meal during the week. Would I love to cook like Julia Child during the week? Yes. But, the fact is, I just don’t have time. Like most of...

Slow Cooker Pizza Dip with Toasted Garlic Bread Dippers

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That title lured you in, didn’t it? I knew it would. There’s no resisting a title of that caliber. Slow Cooker Pizza Dip with Toasted Garlic Bread Dippers… All scrolled on one line. It’s enticing. Pizza is great on its own, but turn it into a dip made with spicy sausage, green peppers, and a generous...