M&M Pudding Mix Cookies (+ Homemade Pudding Mix)

M&M Pudding Mix CookiesI feel like I’ve been posting a lot of M&M recipes, but I checked and the only other one I have is Soft Chocolate M&M Cookies, which are actually quite amazing even without the M&M’s. Plus, this post has 2 recipes for the price of one. Jackpot!
M&M Pudding Mix CookiesI’ve wanted to make my own pudding mix for awhile now, because I knew it had to be pretty easy and much healthier than the packaged mixes. Also, I just dislike paying a few bucks for something that probably cost the manufacturer .02 cents to make. I never have powdered milk on hand, so once I bought some of that (it’s super cheap!) I was all set. I only made a half batch of the pudding mix because I really just wanted it to make these cookies. If you want more pudding recipes, check out this POST. It has 75 pudding recipes!
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Hazelnut Coffee Ice Cream

Hazelnut Coffee Ice Cream

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, sorry about that! Summer is flying by, and I’m enjoying every minute of it. I have 3 recipes to share with you, but I had to start with this: it’s a nice, smooth coffee ice cream that’s not too strong, mixed with ground hazelnuts. It even has cream cheese in it, so you know it’s gotta be good!

Hazelnut Coffee Ice Cream

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Soft Chocolate M&M Cookies

Soft Chocolate M&M CookiesI have a thing about M&M cookies…something magical happens to M&M’s when they’re baked. I can’t eat a bag of M&M’s (well, the crispy ones I could), but I could eat a ton of M&M cookies. I tried this recipe first with peanut butter chips, and it was amazing. They were a little too sweet, so I changed that this time around, and added mini M&M’s to make them irresistible. The chocolate cookie is soft and melts in your mouth like a brownie. I’m hooked!

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Berry Lemon Cheesecake Tart

Berry Lemon Cheesecake Tart- a quick pastry that comes together in minutes is the perfect way to celebrate summer!Michael and I adore lemon desserts. This one is crispy, creamy, with a subtle lemon flavor. It’s been officially declared a WINNER! It’s best eaten the day it’s made, but you can make the filling and crust separately and assemble whenever you want. Berry Lemon Cheesecake Tart- a quick pastry that comes together in minutes is the perfect way to celebrate summer!I made it for the 4th of July, but it’s perfect anytime during the year! It’s bright, sweet, and tart, filled with citrus notes and cream cheese flavor. Plus, it only takes a few minutes to assemble! Continue reading

Gooey Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy-crisp cookies with toffee bits and dark chocolate

The name of these was my husband’s idea. I asked him if he wanted cookies this week, he immediately wanted chocolate chip ones, and I immediately said “I like to make them a little different, so what should I add?”

“Hazelnuts!”

“Not sure where I’d even find those unshelled, babe.”

“Okay, then, toffee. Gooey Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies!”

And so it was.

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Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut cupcakes. Filled with coconut custard and topped with meringue, these are full of fresh coconut flavor!

I have made 4 different recipes for food/treats in the last few days, and they all failed. I even spent 5 hours working on a bread that ended up doughy in the middle. It was all so very, very frustrating, so I gave up on Pinterest recipes and went to the library. I loaded up on cookbooks and food magazines, plus a few health-related ones. I ended up finding an indulgent dessert recipe in my health magazine that I had to try, and it turned out perfectly! Continue reading

Creamy Strawberry Ice Cream

I warned you that there’d be a lot of strawberry recipes coming your way, right? Okay, good!

Creamy Strawberry Ice Cream- soft, sweet, packed with strawberry flavor…basically it's the strawberry ice cream you've always dreamed of!

Before this, I was pretty sure I just plain sucked at making ice cream. Even if it was good straight from the ice cream machine, by the next day it was always a rock-hard chunk and then it turned straight to freezer burn. Finally I drew on my food prep lab knowledge and added a bunch of fat and sugar. Ta-da! Creamy ice cream that’s as easy to scoop as the store-bought kind. Also, it tastes amazing. So much strawberry flavor! Did you know that ice cream actually needs a lot of sugar to keep the ice crystals small? And the cold temperature tricks your tongue, so it seems less sweet once it’s frozen. Continue reading

No Bake Lemon Strawberry Cheesecake

Fresh, tangy cheesecake topped with strawberries- no need to turn on the oven for this summer treat!
We made it out to a local U-pick farm just in time for strawberry season! It doesn’t last long around here, so I was super excited to get a few pounds of fresh berries. I asked Michael what I should make with our haul, and he said something with lemon sounded good. I had already planned on making these, so adding lemon was no problem!

Picking berries!

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All The Chocolate Bundt Cake

This has it all. All the chocolate. Inside and outside. There’s cocoa, melted chocolate, chocolate chips, ganache, you name it, it’s in here!

Rich Chocolate Bundt Cake- a massive cake for massive chocolate lovers!

The batter was huge, the cake is huge, and it’s so soft it just melts in your mouth. I saw this recipe and instantly had a chocolate craving that could only be cured by this cake. The original called for sour cream, but I thought greek yogurt sounded better. Plus, now it’s a high-protein cake so it’s healthy!

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