Strawberry and Lemon Shortbread Cheesecake Bars

Strawberry and Lemon Shortbread Cheesecake Bars on plate from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Spring is here and so is fresh strawberry season.  It’s time to start planning for barbecues and outdoor entertaining and whether you’re hosting the get together or attending one these strawberry and lemon shortbread bars are the perfect dessert.  They have just the right amount of sweetness from delicious juicy strawberries and just enough tang from the fresh lemons.  These can be made ahead up

Banana Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip muffins with a secret ingredient ~ fresh coffee! from cupcakesandcrinoline.com #McCafeMyWay #ad

This shop, including my banana coffee chocolate chip muffin recipe, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #McCafeMyWay #CollectiveBias I talk a lot about how much I enjoy quiet time {and coffee}.  It’s not a matter of not appreciating having a house full but sometimes I just need to have that quiet time to focus and plan

Rich, Creamy and Delicious Frozen Custard Treats

Bohemian Dessert Party ~ paisley covered wooden spoons and Bohemnian inspired bowls #FrozenCustardTime #ad cupcakesandcrinoline.com

 While the weather was so cold where I live my family and I enjoyed baked treats….cupcakes (of course), pies, muffins, and more but now that we are finally (yay!), getting a glimpse of spring it’s time to celebrate.  We usually have a dessert on Sundays and this past week was no exception but for one thing….I broke out something, rich, delicious and creamy…..EDY’S® Frozen Custard.

Egg Noodle Pudding

Easter Noodle Pudding #SpringintoMeTime #PMedia #ad cupcakesandcrinoline.com

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, All You® and Real Simple® but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SpringintoMeTime http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” Me Time……. One of my favorite ways to spend me time is reading.  I rarely get alone time (maybe a few minutes in the morning) but when I do I like to have some coffee

33 Amazing Desserts

33 Amazingly Fabulous Desserts Features from Project Inspire{d}

33 Amazing Desserts I have a real sweet tooth….I honestly think that I could devote 75% of my dietary intake to sweets and I would be perfectly happy so when I saw all of the amazing desserts and sweets shared at last week’s Project Inspire{d} I was elated!  There were so many that I couldn’t share them all but I had to narrow it down

Sweet and Salty S’Mores

sweet and salty s'mores ~ S'mores made with Ritz Crackers from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Sweet and Salty S’Mores I am not a huge fan of s’mores….I know, there aren’t many of us around but I am one of ‘those’ people.  When we have a fire in the summer and everyone gathers round and gets excited when it’s time for s’mores I pass…..I lovingly make a s’more but then let my kids fight over it {it wears them out so

Fabulous Fruity Greek Yogurt Dessert -0% Fat and 9 Grams of Protein

Yoplait Greek 100 Whips! Fresh Fruit Dessert #whipitup #150calories #snackhackwhipitup

Many thanks to Yoplait  for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to try Yoplait Greek 100 Whips!! Fabulous Fruity Greek Yogurt Dessert Sundae with 0% Fat and 9 Grams of Protein I love to bake but that (for me) usually involves lots of butter and sugar ~ I heard you scream! 😉  Thankfully, my family enjoys fresh fruit and lighter desserts and Yoplait Greek 100

15 Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine's Day Treats

Can you believe that two weeks from TODAY is Valentine’s Day?  Oh my goodness! In honor of the upcoming day filled with treats this week’s What a Great Idea is 15 Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats all from Project Inspire{d}. 15 Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats Valentine’s Day DIY Lollipops by Sweet Haute Hey Sweet Thing Valentine Cookie Gifts from Shaken Together Life White Chocolate Dip from

Berry Cobbler in a Crockpot

crockpot blueberry cobbler from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Berry Cobbler in a Crockpot I like to use my crockpot year round but find I especially use it in the wintertime when grilling is pretty near impossible for us.  I also love a good warm cobbler.  A few weeks ago my sister-in-law and her family were visiting and she bought fresh blueberries.  They were so good! When she left we had some blueberries that

Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

Have you ever made or eaten Peanut Butter Bars?  I have only made this recipe a few times {I forgot I had it} but the story behind it is an interesting one….well, maybe not interesting but there is a story.   I went to Catholic school…..kindergarten through 12th grade.  When I was in high school my friend across the street went to the public school