Toasted Coconut Frozen Hot Chocolate

One sip of Toasted Coconut Frozen Hot Chocolate made with coconut milk and you’ll be whisked away to paradise. Easily makes two drinks in a blender.


One sip of Toasted Coconut Frozen Hot Chocolate made with coconut milk and you'll be whisked away to paradise. Easily makes two drinks in a blender.

If you’ve been to my blog before last month, you may have noticed a long overdue change. I (finally) hired a designer to freshen up my logo. If you’ve really been paying attention, you may have noticed I also updated my tagline to more accurately describe my recipe style. For the past year, I’ve been struggling with my blog’s point of view. What once started out as recipes made from scratch soon evolved into using a few helpful ingredients such as puff pastry, BBQ sauce, and hummus. Was I still cooking from scratch even though I’m using bottled BBQ sauce? I researched what cooking from scratch meant, and people’s opinions were all over the place. Some said you must make your own condiments from scratch. Some said it was ok because you were still cooking. Some even went as far as saying you must harvest your own wheat and grow your own produce (yikes). Not happy with any of the answers, I kept going with the made from scratch angle. It wasn’t until last week when I bought a bag of croutons for a recipe that I decided it was time to figure out my cooking style once and for all. I asked friends for advice. Again, the opinions were mixed, but there were a few good phrases that popped up – real-life cooking and homemade. Two terms that indeed described my style. Real-life because who’s really going to take the time to make condiments after working all day and homemade because I don’t use convenience foods like cake mix or canned soup. Rest assured my recipes haven’t changed. Rather, I found a better way to describe what I’m about.

And what I’m all about right now is chocolate and coconut milk. For awhile, I went through cans of coconut milk for various recipes, but it’s been awhile since I opened a can. Time to fix that! Last year I made peanut butter frozen hot chocolate. This year I did a variation with Toasted Coconut Frozen Hot Chocolate with coconut milk and coffee, making a frozen mocha. The coffee is mandatory for me, but if you’re not a coffee fan, you can substitute more coconut milk. It tastes like a Mounds bar in liquid form!

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

Have the best of both worlds in one bite with these Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies – one layer of homemade fudgy brownies with peanut butter cups topped with a creamy, decadent layer of peanut butter cheesecake. Bring on the chocolate peanut butter goodness.


Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies with peanut butter cups

I’m back with another cheesecake recipe! That shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody who reads this blog as I’m up to 54 cheesecake recipes and counting. When I post yet another cheesecake recipe, friends always joke that my blog name should be Cheesecake Moosey. This time around I’m thinking it should be renamed to Chocolate Peanut Butter Moosey because oh look another chocolate peanut butter recipe #sorrynotsorry

These Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies were meant to be cheesecake swirled brownies, but after making the cheesecake batter, I realized there was too much batter to swirl. I rolled with it and made an entire peanut butter cheesecake layer, which I think worked out better anyway. More cheesecake in every bite. Homemade fudgy brownies on the bottom with peanut butter cups and a creamy, decadent layer of peanut butter cheesecake on top. Put a plate of these out on the table, and they will disappear faster than you can say peanut butter.

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Strawberry Shortcake Cobbler with Honey Whipped Cream

Strawberry Shortcake Cobbler with Honey Whipped Cream

Take strawberry shortcake to a whole new level with Strawberry Shortcake Cobbler topped with honey biscuits and served with honey whipped cream. Directions to make this cobbler on the grill included. Can you believe Memorial Day is next week?! … [Continue reading]

Buckeye Ice Cream Cake (Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake)

Buckeye Ice Cream Cake (Chocolate Peanut Butter)

What's better than birthday cake? This Buckeye Ice Cream Cake (Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake) with a chocolate cookie crust, chocolate ice cream, crunchy peanut butter fudge, and peanut butter ice cream, all covered with homemade peanut … [Continue reading]

Quick Pickled Jalapenos and Taco Hummus Bar

5 ingredient Quick Pickled Jalapenos

5 ingredient Quick Pickled Jalapenos are an easy way to pack some spice into your recipes. Eat them straight from the jar, add them to nachos, or set up a taco hummus bar for snacking. Every time I go to a sports game, whether it's hockey or … [Continue reading]

Bacon Beer Cheese Soup with Popcorn

Bacon Beer Cheese Soup with Popcorn

Every day is a great day to make soup for dinner when it's Bacon Beer Cheese Soup with Popcorn. It may seem a little out of the ordinary to share a soup recipe when it's 70 degrees outside, but much like how I eat ice cream in the winter, I … [Continue reading]