Easy Chocolate Buttercream Icing

Carmen's Cupcake Stand

Last week my childhood friend was in town with her new baby and her sweet step-daughter, Carmen. Unfortunately, they weren’t in Baton Rouge to visit and instead were here for a liver biopsy procedure for my friend’s 5 month old little girl. I knew Carmen would get pretty bored having to hang out at the hospital overnight, so I whisked her away for some crafting

Strawberry Buttercream Birthday Cupcakes

Hallmark Cards at Walmart for only .47

Today’s Strawberry Buttercream Birthday Cupcakes post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. on behalf of Hallmark Cards. All opinions are entirely my own. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBias I looooove sending and receiving happy mail.  I will forever be old school and prefer sending cards rather than text messages or posting on a Facebook wall. There’s just something so delightful about opening up your mailbox and seeing a

Caramel Apple Pecan Pie

Caramel Apple Pecan Pie

I debated waiting until the Fall to make this Caramel Apple Pecan Pie, but I recently photographed a Caramel Apple Dip for our Fall Junior League newsletter and had a ridiculous amount of apples still lingering around so I thought why not? Making the dip had me wanting it in pie form, so you know the only logical thing I could do….make the dip in

Strawberry Cream Mini Milkshakes

Strawberry Cream Mini Milkshakes

Today I’ve partnered with Sweet’N Low® Zero Calorie Sweetener on behalf of Socialstars to bring you a little something to jazz up your next brunch; these Strawberry Cream Mini Milkshakes! #donthesitaste Before we even get started, I should warn you that these Strawberry Cream Mini Milkshakes are spiked with a little bit of vanilla vodka. There’s just something so wonderful about the combination of ice cream

Orange Push Pop Pie

Orange Push Pop Pie

I may have skipped a pie last week, but I’ve got 2 coming up this week that I’m quite positive might make up for it. Picture this: me feverishly typing while licking my lips in anticipation of these four little words….Orange Push Pop Pie. That’s right, I made the beloved orange push up ice cream into a pie! I can’t tell you how many times

Dutch Oven Cornish Hens & Potatoes

Dutch Oven Cornish Hens

I am so excited to be bringing you this recipe for Dutch Oven Cornish Hens & Potatoes, not simply because it’s both easy and delicious, but because it’s part of a 15-Course Meal progressive style dinner party brought to you by my friends at Wayfair. That’s right! 15 bloggers. 15 courses. From start to finish, from cocktail to dessert we are bringing you straight to our

Chocolate Cake Squares with Cinnamon Vanilla Chai Latte Icing

Chocolate Cake Squares with Cinnamon Vanilla Chai Latte Icing

You know when you have company come over and when it’s time to cut the cake, there’s always that someone who says “oh, just a small slice. not too big. no, smaller, smaller….” as your knife is preparing to slice a normal sized piece of cake. It immediately makes your heart race because you know  you’re being scrutinized over your ability to cut the teeniest of

The Best Banana Pudding Trifle

The Best Banana Pudding Trifle

Let’s chat banana pudding shall we? Everyone and their mama has a recipe, or that “something special” they put into their pudding declaring it the best banana pudding, but I’m here to tell you folks that I’m an everyone and my interpretation of the Best Banana Pudding Trifle, is in fact, the best ever. Before we get started on its wonderful goodness, just take a look

Strawberry Mousse Pretzel Pie

Strawberry Mousse Pretzel Pie

I’ve mentioned my relationship with strawberries a time or two, but I’m basically a weirdo who loves the taste of strawberries but can’t eat an actual strawberry because of the texture. I don’t like the seeds either, so I generally almost always puree my strawberries before using them in treats. However, my husband loves strawberries so sometimes I’ll just elect to eat around them, like

Old Fashioned Peach Crisp Pie

Old Fashioned Peach Crisp Pie

Yeehaw, it’s time for another weekly pie as part of my 52 Pies Project. This Old Fashioned Peach Crisp Pie came as a result of playing around with recipes for Father’s Day. I had peaches (Ruston, Louisiana peaches, no less!) and I was craving a peach crisp or cobbler because of how great it goes with ice cream, but I really needed to make a