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A frozen banana with chocolate and nuts

Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana’s

To round out this week I wanted to share one of our favorite new frozen treats! Hand dipped chocolate frozen banana’s with toasted almonds! Usually a treat only found at fairs or amusement parks, I decided it was about time we brought this special treat home to roost! They are so “a-peeling!” (You didn’t think I could resist that pun did you?) You are going to love how simple these are to make and you are REALLY going to love how heavenly they are on a warm summer night!

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Easy Coconut Cream Pie

Who loves cream pies? I know I do! This is a super easy “cheater” coconut cream pie that is perfect for beginning bakers. It’s full of amazing light, fluffy, coconut cream filling and topped with whip cream and toasted coconut flakes! Great on a hot summer day!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Have you seen it? The million pins of the chocolate chip cookie pie on Pinterest this past month or have you been visiting another planet?! It’s actually an original recipe from Allrecipes.com. You can find it on their site by clicking here . (I also have the recipe below that you can print off) I love Allrecipes! I have found some of my nests very favorite recipes on their site.

Last Sunday, I REALLY wanted something ooey… gooey… rich… and chewy! Something that would make my eyes roll back in my head and personally thank my lips! You gals understand. Sometimes we just need a rich dessert! Well, I went to my Pinterest board “dessert heaven” and found this delectable mouth watering masterpiece! It was a cookie and… a pie! Brilliant! I decided to give it a try and see if it could live up to all the hype it was receiving! I mean sure, the pictures had me wanting to lick the screen but, I’ll be honest, I’ve tried some recipes that had awesome pictures only to find out that they were much better on paper than in my stomach! (If ya know what I mean?)

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bundt cake with a glaze and lemon flavored

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Lemon! One simple word, and your mouth begins to anticipate a flavor explosion! I love all things lemon! The zing of tartness, the smell of fresh grated lemon zest, and the plump bright beautiful yellows! Sigh…I always have and… I expect that I always will. Unless something drastic happens like a tastebudectomy!?? YIKES! (Yes! I know that isn’t a real word! It’s the beginning of the week. I’m being creative!) I have a feeling it is universal! This love of lemon. There are only 4.5 million flavors of lemonade, (o.k. maybe a slight exaggeration!), so I think I’m standing on some solid “lemony” ground here!

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chocolate cupcake with frosting and a cherry in the middle

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

Cupcakes! (Que the heavenly music) Or, as I like to refer to them, Little Carb Cups of Joy! They make me… SO happy! I love, love, love to make cupcakes! ( Did I mention I love to make cupcakes?) Anywho… last week I signed up to make a bake good for a bake sale some girls at our church were having. I knew right away I would make cupcakes. It makes perfect sense if you think about it. You make a cake and you have to turn over all the “goods!”. It’d look kind of silly to hand over a cake with a couple of slices missing! (Not that I wouldn’t! Which is really pathetic when you think about it!) You make cupcakes…well…you can keep a few out for yourself! Which I did! I mean for crying out loud you HAVE to taste test the goods you are donating! It’s the considerate thing to do!

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Traditional Strawberry Shortcake!

In my family growing up, strawberry shortcake was not a dessert! Say What?! You read that right! Grandpa Howard insisted that strawberry shortcake was, in fact, the main course! (There’s a man after my own heart!) So, if you happened to come on a night strawberry shortcake was being served, you best not be looking for chicken and potatoes, because there was none to be had!

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