Anyone else feel like everything just blurs together when working from home? It’s like groundhog day every day lately and by the time Wednesday or Thursday rolls around I’m in the need of a midweek pick me up. Lately I’ve been reaching for this double chocolate coffee bark to perk me up. We’re talking TWO layers of chocolate, topped with chocolate covered coffee beans. Yeeeah, I know. Amazing, right? The recipe is simple to make and you can store the bark in an airtight container on the counter or at your desk to sneak a piece whenever you need a little extra push during the day.
I can definitely say that we’ve been cooking and baking A LOT at our house during quarantine. It’s been fun to re-connect in the kitchen, but sometimes you really just need to get out and grab something from your favorite restaurant in town. Luckily, they’ve kept the restaurants open for take out and we’ve splurged a few times, because it’s all about supporting local and keeping your faves in business, right? In honor of that, I’m sharing some fun printable temporary take out tattoos that you can print right from the comfort of your own home! They’re fun for the whole family to play around with during quarantine, and since most of us are working from home right now, your boss won’t judge you either 😉
One thing that most of us, who are stuck in quarantine, happen to be doing right now is baking. (Me included!) But I’m still working a regular 8 hour (and then some) work day from home, and a lot of other people that I know have kids and home school on top of that as well. Baking a long or complicated recipe during the week just isn’t on my to-do list at the moment. But this recipe for banana cream sheet cake is soooo delish and is perfect to make during the week thanks to a boxed cake mix. (I even knocked out a few different steps during my lunch break too!) It has a moist vanilla cake layer, a homemade pastry cream layer, fresh bananas, and homemade whipped cream. It comes together so easily and tastes just like your favorite banana pudding, in cake form!
I also love that it’s only a sheet cake which means no tricky stacking or slipping involved! And if you think that making a whole cake during quarantine is too much, you haven’t tried this baby. It definitely won’t last very long! If you’re a fan of banana cream pie or banana pudding, this recipe is a must try!
Easter might look a little different this year, but I still wanted to sneak a fun easter egg decorating tutorial into the mix that you guys STILL have time to do before Sunday! These Easter eggs are ready to party , even though they’re stuck at home, and yours can become party animal Easter eggs too with a few simple supplies and some creativity!
If anyone needs a little ray of sunshine right now today’s cocktail recipe will do just that! These blood orange gin and tonics are not only delicious and easy to make, they are also SO pretty! Plus, I know you are all sitting at home right now (or you should be!) so you have the time to mix one of them up!
Also, I need to address that, yes, this post was supposed to be the March cocktail of the month, but I got behind and was focused on other things, like spring break getting canceled and heading home in the middle of the corona virus quarantine. But, lucky for you guys, you get TWO cocktail recipes and videos this month instead! Woohoooo! If you haven’t followed along with my cute (and free!) printable cocktail calendar yet, being stuck at home for the next month is definitely a good time to jump on board.
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After getting married last year, I became a stepmom, which added a whole new element to dinnertime at our house. I hadn’t prepared many dinners for kids before and now trying to find something that my stepson will actually eat is a challenge (he’d eat chicken fingers for every meal if he could). This easy cheeseburger pasta recipe is simple to make, delicious, and it comes together in no time. And with the name “cheeseburger” in the title, it’s easy to get the kids on board too! It definitely reminds me of a boxed version my mom used to make when I was little, but it’s SO much better and just as easy!
Due to the lovely rainy weather in Charlotte lately, there was a slight delay in getting this month’s calendar cocktail shot and posted on the blog, but it’s finally here! (And I even shot a video too! Find it below.) These grapefruit rosemary mules are crisp, refreshing, and I love the citrus kick from the fresh grapefruit. The cocktail recipe is an easy one and I’m sharing the easy way to make your own rosemary flavored simple syrup too!
I couldn’t help but squeeze one last blog post into 2019, because this one is so simple and is a perfect appetizer to make to ring in the new year! My family has an on-going new year’s eve dinner tradition that I love. We always get together as a family to game plan our appetizer line up, then my mom gathers all the ingredients and makes all the yummy treats. (Don’t worry…we help too). For “dinner” we just fill up our plates with snacks. What’s better than that?! You get a little taste of everything and can keep going back for more until you’re stuffed! It’s the perfect way to indulge one last time before the holiday season is over. Whether you’re braving the crowd to celebrate with friends or staying in and celebrating in pj’s and eating appetizers like me, this easy apple and brie appetizer takes no time to throw together so you can enjoy them before heading out, bring them with you to a party, or snack on them while hanging on the couch.