omg bars (s’mores bars with homemade vanilla bean marshmallow)

everyone’s childhood summer favorite gets a major update in this recipe for s’mores bars. these s’mores bars sandwich a thick layer of fluffy homemade vanilla bean marshmallow in between graham cracker crust & salted dark chocolate ganache. your favorite campfire treat will never be the same!

everyone’s childhood summer favorite gets a major update in this recipe for s’mores bars. these s’mores bars sandwich a thick layer of fluffy homemade vanilla bean marshmallow in between graham cracker crust & salted dark chocolate ganache. your favorite campfire treat will never be the same! so i made you something that i’m *pretty sure* you’re going to love. 😍😍😍 lolololololololz. jk. i’m absolutely certain you’re going to love these s’mores bars. there is nothing not…

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limoncello prosecco floats with lemon sorbetto

3-ingredient limoncello prosecco floats with lemon sorbetto are the perfect boozy dessert cocktail for summer! a scoop of lemon sorbetto gets simply drowned with a shot of limoncello & topped off with a generous splash of prosecco. light, refreshing, & easy. the perfect ending for any summer gathering!

3-ingredient limoncello prosecco floats with lemon sorbetto are the perfect boozy dessert cocktail for summer! a scoop of lemon sorbetto gets simply drowned with a shot of limoncello & topped off with a generous splash of prosecco. light, refreshing, & easy. the perfect ending for any summer gathering! holy. schmoly. guys! how is it already august 1?!  summer always flies by. i think it’s in the very nature of summer. you know? you fill your…

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easy turtle sundae ice cream pie

an ice cream pie & a turtle sundae all in one! this turtle sundae ice cream pie starts with a pecan-graham cracker crust, is filled with salted caramel ice cream, & is topped off with a thick, fudgy layer of dark chocolate ganache & roughly chopped pecans. 6 ingredients needed to make this turtle sundae ice cream pie - this salty sweet summer dessert couldn’t be easier or more delicious.

an ice cream pie & a turtle sundae all in one!  this turtle sundae ice cream pie starts with a pecan-graham cracker crust, is filled with salted caramel ice cream, & gets topped off with a thick, fudgy layer of dark chocolate ganache & roughly chopped pecans. only 6 ingredients needed to make this turtle sundae ice cream pie (not including the ice cream, which you can just buy from the store!) – this salty…

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ellie’s rosemary greyhound boozy popsicles

greyhound boozy popsicles are perfect for summer! tart fresh grapefruit juice is balanced by a homemade rosemary simple syrup, these alcohol popsicles are going to be your new go-to for summer entertaining! | summer drinks, homemade alcohol popsicle recipe, boozy popsicle recipe, girls night, summer party, greyhound cocktail, vodka cocktail |

happy thursday!!  i am back from hawaii but headed straight to milwaukee for my best friend’s wedding (be sure to follow along on instagram!).  in order to keep bringing you some fresh recipe fun for summer, a couple of my blogging besties so graciously have agreed to help bring you some amazingness!  today comes a seriously drool-worthy boozy cocktail from my girlfriend ellie.  hungry by nature is where e puts out some amazing, wholesome recipes that will make you feel…

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dirty chai affogato with homemade chai ice cream

a modern twist on affogato, this dirty chai affogato "drowns" a generous scoop of homemade chai ice cream with a shot of hot espresso | dirty chai | masala chai | affogato | affogato recipe | easy dessert for a crowd | easy entertaining | homemade ice cream recipe

a modern twist on affogato, this dirty chai affogato “drowns” a generous scoop of homemade chai ice cream with a shot of hot espresso.  homemade chai ice cream, steeped with masala chai spices like cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, & star anise, requires only 20-minutes of active cooking time & is so simple to make ahead.  at your next dinner party let your guests “drown” their own affogato with fresh brewed espresso, & you’ll wow them with this…

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almond butter shortbread cookies (2 ways)

almond butter shortbread cookies | via plays well with butter | a flaky & tender almond butter shortbread that is delicious enough to be enjoyed on their own, but also subtle & versatile enough to be finished with either a dunk of dark chocolate & sprinkle of fleur de sel or sandwiched around a sweet almond butter buttercream (or both!)

a flaky & tender almond butter shortbread that is delicious enough to be enjoyed on its own, but also subtle & versatile enough to be finished with either a dunk of dark chocolate & sprinkle of fleur de sel or sandwiched around a sweet almond butter buttercream (or both!).  almond butter shortbread cookies are going to be the best addition to your holiday cookie plate this year! so you know that feeling you get when you…

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mini chai scones with maple chai glaze

mini chai scones dipped in a maple chai glaze are the perfect treat for any lover of chai tea lattes & are so easy to whip together for a weekend brunch with your girlfriends or to serve to overnight holiday guests with morning coffee.

mini chai scones dipped in a maple chai glaze are the perfect treat for any lover of chai tea lattes & are so easy to whip together for a weekend brunch with your girlfriends or to serve to overnight holiday guests with morning coffee.  these chai scones are the perfectly balanced bite:  the scone itself is almost savory – it’s so buttery & flaky, & has a great punch of chai spice without being too sweet –…

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perfect pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust

perfect pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust via playswellwithbutter | an amazingly light & fluffy cheesecake that packs a punch of pumpkin flavor. it will be the perfect update this holiday season to pumpkin pie at your thanksgiving, friendsgiving, or christmas table!

an amazing pumpkin cheesecake that makes a delicious update to classic thanksgiving pumpkin pie. this pumpkin cheesecake packs a punch with all of the pumpkin flavor you’re looking for out of a thanksgiving meal. it is super rich & decadent, as all good holiday desserts are, but this pumpkin cheesecake also has such a light & fluffy texture that it’s almost mind-boggling. this pumpkin cheesecake’s rich filling & zingy gingersnap crust will definitely keep you coming back for…

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medjool dates with almond butter & dark chocolate

medjool dates with almond butter & dark chocolate via playswellwithbutter | a perfectly simple medjool date snack: medjool dates packed with creamy almond butter & a bittersweet piece of dark chocolate. just as satisfying as an indulgent candy, but made with completely natural & wholesome ingredients, this medjool date snack will absolutely become one of your favorites!

a perfectly simple medjool date snack: medjool dates packed with creamy almond butter & a bittersweet piece of dark chocolate.  just as satisfying as an indulgent candy, but made with completely natural & wholesome ingredients, this medjool date snack will absolutely become one of your favorites!   you guys.  holy crap buckets. life is balls-to-the-walls crazy at the moment.  chris & i close on our home this week (!!! whaaaaat?!?) & i cannot believe that we will soon be homeowners.  we…

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dark chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies with walnuts, pecans, & sea salt

dark chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies with walnuts, pecans, & sea salt via playswellwithbutter | not your average chocolate chip cookie, dark chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies have the perfect crunchy yet chewy texture & are loaded with rich chunks of dark chocolate, walnuts, & pecans. finished with just a kiss of sea salt, these perfect cookies will have you coming back for more!

not your average chocolate chip cookie, these dark chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies have the perfect crunchy yet chewy texture & are loaded with rich chunks of dark chocolate, walnuts, & pecans.  finished with just a kiss of sea salt, these perfect cookies will have you coming back for more! a few weeks back i told you all about my mom & how we cherish our girls’ weekends (especially when they include netflix marathons & bogart’s…

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