(Cake Box Recipe) S’mores Bundt Cake

S'mores cake

(Cake Box Recipe) ¬†S’mores Bundt Cake

Cake box recipes are so fun! I love them and I make a lot of them. My (Cake Box Recipe) S’mores Bundt cake is super easy to make. It tastes just as fantastic as it looks! It is a moist and fluffy cake topped to resemble an S’more. ¬†And you will love the simplicity of this recipe. I think the hardest part was making the ganache, and if you have ever made ganache, you know that’s a cinch. Basically, it is just equal parts of cream and chocolate, easy peasy. Your guests will seriously think you spent all day in the kitchen. And I wouldn’t tell them any differently, what they don’t know won’t hurt them right? ūüėČ

My favorite part about this cake is using the kitchen torch. If you do not own one of these you need to! I bought mine at a kitchen store for about $12 and it was the best $12 I ever spent =P . There are so many cool recipes you can make when you own one of these. I have yet to make a creme brulee but it is next on the list. Not to mention I can have a toasted marshmallow anytime I want! haha

Tip – When putting on the marshmallow fluff, take spoonfuls and plop them all around the top of the cake, then use the back of the spoon to smooth¬†it together. Let the cake sit for about 10 minutes and you will see the marshmallow¬†fluff begin to run down the sides of the cake. It’s so easy to do and makes the cake look so elegant.

For more great s’more recipes check out my Mini Brownie S’more Bites & 23 delicious S’more recipes!¬†I think you will love them as much as I do! =)

Mom’s Fruit Salad Recipe

fruit salad

Mom’s Fruit Salad Recipe¬†

My Mom’s Fruit Salad Recipe is the perfect recipe for all your summer gatherings. My mom makes this a lot in the summer and I can see why! It only takes about 5 minutes to whip up and is also budget friendly. Plus the only dishes you will dirty is the bowl you use, a knife, and a spoon, so the clean up is a breeze. Who wants to be standing in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove and a sink full of dishes in the summer anyways? Not me, that’s for sure!


2 Р ( 29 oz) Cans Fruit Cocktail

2 Р( 15 oz) cans mandarin oranges

1 Р jar Maraschino Cherries

1 Р ( 15.5 oz) container strawberries with syrup ( or sugar), Thawed

2 Р Ripe Bananas


Pour all ingredients ( entire cans, juice and all) , except bananas, in a large serving bowl and gently mix. When ready to serve, slice bananas and add them to the fruit salad. Store in the Refridgerator.

*If you can not find Strawberries with syrup or sugar – Buy a bag of frozen strawberries and sprinkle them with sugar and let them thaw in the fridge overnight. They should make their own syrup that way.

Click her for another great recipe from my Mom – Moms Macaroni Salad

23 Delicious S’more Recipes

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23 Delicious S’more Recipes¬†

I remember when I used to think a S’more was just a piece of chocolate and a toasted marshmallow shoved between two graham crackers, not anymore! As long as you have the basic s’more flavors, chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker, s’more’s can be very versatile. I have seen them in everything from shakes, ice creams, cakes, and recently doughnuts, and it doesn’t stop there! As long as you include the basic flavors, the possibilities are endless. But don’t just take my word for it, see for yourself in this round-up of 23 Delicious S’mores Recipes!

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¬†1.¬†Chocolate Chip S’mores Cookies – Dishes and Dust Bunnies

2.¬†S’mores Cookie Pizza – Dishes and Dust Bunnies

3. Chocolately¬†S’mores Ice Cream – I am Honey Bee

4.¬†S’mores Banana Bread – I am Honey Bee

5.¬†S’mores Frape – I am Honey Bee

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6. S’more Brownie Pie – Thrifty Diva

7. Double Chocolate S’mores Cookies – The Busy Baker

8. Grham Cracker Cupcakes filled w/ S’mores cookie dough– Dinner at the Zoo

9. Double Chocolate S’mores Cookies – Can’t Google Everything

10. S’mores Snack Mix – Cincy Shopper

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11. S’mores Truffles – The Happier Homemaker

12. Delicious S’mores Shakes – Living Sweet Moments

13. S’mores Kabobs – Faith Filled Food for Moms

14. S’mores-filled peanut butter oatmeal bars – Farm Fresh Feasts

15. S’mores Bars – Brittany’s Pantry

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16. S’mores Cups – Saving Dollars & Sense

17. Easy S’more Donuts – My Suburban Kitchen

18. S’mores Icebox Cake – All She Cooks

19. S’mores Chocolate Fudge Cake – Kenarry

20. M&M S’more Brownies – Sugar, Spice & Family Life

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21. S’mores Milk Shake – Eat. Thrive. Glow

22. S’mores Krispie Treats – Life is Poppin’

23. S’mores Brownie Bites – Burlap Kitchen

*I want to say a big THANK YOU to all the bloggers that make these round-ups possible. =)

Mini Brownie S’mores Bites


Mini Brownie S’mores Bites

It’s almost 80 degrees here in central Pennsylvania, this means it is perfectly acceptable to talk ¬†S’mores or, in this case, Mini Brownie S’mores Bites. And with S’mores, comes two types of people, those who like their marshmallows burnt, and those who like them perfectly golden brown. I happen to be one of those who like my marshmallows burnt.. to a crisp.. but for the sake of this recipe, the majority rules. Which means nice little golden brown marshmallows to keep everyone happy. =)

These Mini Brownie S’more Bites are unbelievably easy to make and equally delicious. They have a soft chewy brownie crust and are topped with marshmallows that taste as if they were fresh from the campfire. And let’s not forget the slight crunch from the graham cracker and the rich burst of chocolate from the candy bar. Take these to your next picnic or get together, they will surely be a hit! I do have to set out a warning, these are highly addictive. I dare you to just eat one. I couldn’t, I had to stop myself at 6! =0

*At the bottom of this page, under the recipe, I have left a few helpful notes on making these Mini S’mores Brownie Bites. Please make sure to spray the top of your mini muffin pans with cooking spray! If you don’t do this the marshmallow may stick to the top of your pan and that would be a mess! I also want to add that I bought my mini muffin liners at Walmart and found a cuter selection over by the cake decorating supplies than by the actual cake mixes. If you try this recipe I would LOVE to hear back from you!

Click here for more mouth-watering  summer foods!15 Delicious Grill Recipes

25 Delicious Pudding Recipes

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25 Delicious Pudding Recipes 

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  1. Sand Pudding – Saving Dollars & Sense
  2. Pistachio Bundt Cake – Savvy Saving Couple
  3. Homemade Vanilla Pudding – Ann’s Entitled Life
  4. Original Bacardi Rum Cake – Ann’s Entitled Life
  5. Raspberry Rose Cupcakes – Ann’s Entitled Life

Pudding Final 26. Boston Cream Poke Cake РCincy Shopper

7. Chunky Monkey Brownies РCincy Shopper

8. Moist Chocolate Chip Cookies РHappy Deal Happy Day

9. Butterfinger Pudding Cookies РBudget Girl

10. Easy Chocolate Pudding РBudget Girl

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11. Minion Banana Pudding Cups РSugar, Spice, and Family Life

12. Caramel Apple Coffee Cake – Kenarry

13. Banana Chip Butterscotch Pudding Cookies – The Monday Box

14. Apple Pie, Lemon Meringue, Grasshopper Pudding Cookies – The Monday Box

15. Easy S’mores Trifle – Baking Beauty

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16. Chunky Monkey Ice Cream Whoopie Pies  РBaking Beauty

17. Dirt Cookie Cups – The Country Chic Cottage

18. Oreo Mint Trifle – Thrifty NW Mom

19. Homemade Pudding pops – Kids Creative Chaos

20. Chocolate Pudding Whip Mini Pies – Mom on the Side

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21. Mint Chocolate Fluff – Mom on the Side

22. Cappuccino Dark Chocolate Cupcakes – Fantastical Sharing of Recipes

23. Rocky Road Crock Pot Cake – Fantastical Sharing of Recipes

24. No-bake Oreo Pudding Pie – Rock- A- By Parents

25. Snickers Surprise Cookies – Wondermom Wannabe

No Bake Pineapple Fluff Pie

Peeps fluff


No Bake Pineapple Fluff Pie 

No Bake Pineapple Fluff pie is the perfect recipe to use up all those leftover PEEPS from Easter. It’s quick, easy to make, and so delicious. I always love finding recipes like this that help to eliminate the excess candy we obtain from the holidays. I will, more than likely, be sending this pie with my husband to work tomorrow. The guys always enjoy my cooking and I won’t be tempted by the extra candy laying around the house. I happen to be one of those people who LOVE those sugary PEEPS as long as they are frozen. That’s the best way to eat them in my opinion ūüėČ What’s your take on those sugar peeps? Love them or hate them?

I also have to say a quick apology for having another late post. My goal is to have my recipe posts out by 10 a.m. ¬†every Monday morning. Well, this week life happened. My sister came home early and with the Easter holiday, I just got behind. It happens. I hope this yummy recipe will make up for the fact that it’s a few hours late =)

No Bake Pineapple Fluff Pie 


1/3 Cup Milk

10 Peeps + 1 for garnish ( optional)  ( I used the yellow chicks)

1/2 Cup crushed Pinapple

1 ( 8 oz.) Tub whipped cream

1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla

1 graham Cracker Crust ( store bought, not the extra serving size)


In a medium sized saucepan, over medium heat, add milk and peeps. Cook until peeps are melted, do not bring to a boil. Once the peeps have melted take the saucepan off the heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes. Once cool, in a separate bowl, add pineapples, vanilla, whipped cream and melted peep mixture. Gently fold everything together. Pour this fluffy mixture into the prepared graham cracker pie crust. Refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight. Store in refridgerator.

Strawberry Crunch Pound Cake

Strawberry Pound Cake

I know I have been making a lot of cakes lately but this strawberry pound cake really takes the cake (pun intended). Due to the upcoming Easter holiday, my sister has come home from New York for the week. I am beyond thrilled! Because when my sister comes home it’s a free for all.. a free to stuff your face with all the food you want with no judgements and no talk of diets kinda all. So far we have been to the long horn for steaks and, of course, she had to one up me and get a steak AND lobster meal. Then the very next day we decided we needed to make a trip to Buffalo wild wings for a sandwich the size of our hands! And as if that meal wasn’t enough, we then decided we needed a slice of pie.. oh, and a coffee from Starbucks. I mean you can’t have pie without coffee, can you? Today she picked my son and I up for lunch at one of our favorite dinners, we did get a salad.. but I am not going to tell you everything else we got =p I am afraid that, unlike my sister, you will judge me. I mean I would probably judge me if I were you too, that’s a lot of food! But it doesn’t happen often, only a few times a year, so we take full advantage. And I am always sad to see her go. But I don’t want to think about that right now. Right now I want to focus on this lovely cake we will be indulging in for the next day or two, three if we’re lucky!

This Strawberry Crunch Cake reminds me of a strawberry scooter crunch. ¬†It is so good! It is a moist strawberry pound cake with a cream cheese frosting and then is topped with “crunch” that is made from vanilla pudding and strawberry jello. This is the perfect summertime cake, your¬†guests will love it!

This recipe was adapted from one of the recipes I inherited from my Nana.

20 Shakes and Milkshakes to get you through the summer!

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20 Shakes & Milkshakes to get your through the Summer

Here is a list of 20 Shakes & Milkshakes to get you through the summer. Whether you are trying to go healthy or you want a shake that is loaded with ooey goodness I got you covered. There is surely a shake for everyone in this round-up. Hope you enjoy!  =)

Once again I just want to say a very quick thanks to all the awesome bloggers who make these delicious round-ups possible. I don’t know what I would do without them! =)

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1.¬†S’mores Shakes – ¬†Living Sweet Moments

2. Shamrock Shakes РSaving Dollars & Sense

3.¬†Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake – “Cents” able Momma

4. Strawberry Coconut Milkshake РLavende & Lemonade

5. Cherry Coke and Jake Shake Р Mom on the Side

Milkshake Final - 26. Pecan Pie Shake РLife with Captain Fussybuckets

7. Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake Р Life with Captain Fussybuckets

8. Skinny Milkshakes ( only 50 Calories) РThree Different Directions

9. Over-loaded Dairy Free Cotton Candy Milkshake РNerdy Mamma

10. Chocolate Beet Milkshake РFarm Fresh Feasts

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11.¬†German’s Chocolate Cake Milkshakes – I am a Honey Bee

12. Pumpkin Pie Milkshake – I am a Honey Bee

13. Red Velvet Champagne Shake – Ann’s Entitled Life

14. Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffe Shakes – Ann’s Entitled Life

15. Skinny Berry Milk Shakes – Dinner at the Zoo

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16. Blueberry Milkshake – Almost Super Mom

17. Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake – Almost Super Mom

18. Blueberry Cheesecake Milk Shake – Fantastical Sharing of Recipes

19. Healthier take on a shamrock shake – Two Healthy Kitchens

20. 1,000 Calorie Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake – All She Cooks

**Also check out my recipe for Orange Creamsicle Floats, they are delicious!! Р CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE 

Chocolate Banana Loaf Cake

banana bread

Chocolate Banana Loaf Cake 

I sort of have a thing for cake box desserts such as this Chocolate Banana Loaf Cake. They are just so easy to make and usually only require a few ingredients. I especially love this recipe because it makes 2 cakes. Keep one for yourself and give one away to a friend or neighbor. This is also a great recipe to use up those last few bananas before they go bad, which is rare in our house because my son LOVES bananas. Not to mention the way these cakes make the house smell while they are cooking! No need for fancy potpourris when you are cooking this.

 Chocolate Banana Loaf Cake


1 – Box Devils Food Cake Mix

1 – Box Instant Chocolate pudding (3.9 oz.)

2 – Bananas (Ripe, how they look when you make banana bread)

2 – tsp. Instant Coffee

1 – Cup Milk

4 – eggs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

First, mash the bananas. Next, pour in the cake mix, instant pudding, instant coffee, and milk, mix well. In a separate bowl add 4 eggs and give them a few whisks; pour whisked eggs in with the rest of ingredients. Mix well. Split the batter between 2 well-greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let loaf cakes cool for about 10 minutes then turn out on a clean surface to let them finish cooling. Once cakes are completely cool glaze them.


30 SWEET Pie Recipes to Try

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30 SWEET Pie Recipes to Try

If you got the pie blues then try giving one of these 30 SWEET Pie Recipes to Try a try! Every time I think of pie, I think of Ronnie from The Next Food Network Star going ” Pie Style”. He was one of my favorites! So if you are thinking about being like Ronnie and going “Pie Style” this week, I got ya covered. So many delicious pies to pick from in this awesome roundup. Hope you enjoy =)

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 1. Maple Pudding Pie РBurlap Kitchen

2. Kentucky Bourbon Pie РMy Heavenly Recipes

3. No Bake Peanut Butter Pie РMy Heavenly Recipes

4. ¬†Whipped Hershey’s Chocolate Pudding Pie – My Heavenly Recipes

5. Passion Fruit Pie РLiving Sweet Moments

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6. Cranberry Apple Pie РThe Busy Baker

7.  Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Pie РThrifty Jinxy

8. Mini Strawberry Pies РThrifty Jinxy

9. French Style Apricot Almond Tarte РA Lady in France

10. French Strawberry Tart РA Lady in France

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11. The Homemade Kitchen Plum Tart РLavende & Lemonade

12. The Healthiest Pumpkin Pie Around РStrength & Sunshine

13.¬†Salted Caramel Apple Pies – ¬†I’m bored, let’s Go…

14. Whipped Banana Cream Pie РBake Craft & DIY

15. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Р Copy Kat Recipes

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16. German Chocolate Pecan Pie РSlap Dash Mom

17. Easy Tiramisu Pie РAn Italian in my Kitchen

18. Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse Pie РAn Italian in my Kitchen

19. Peaches and Cream Pie РBudget Girl

20.¬†Banoffee Pie – Caroline’s Cooking

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21. Concord Grape Pie Р Home in the Finger Lakes

22. Strawberry Shortcake Pie РBeauty through Imperfection

23. Blackberry Jam Pie РUntrained Housewife

24.  No Bake Smores Pie РBaking Beauty

25. Banana Split Pie РBaking Beauty

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26. Coconut Cream Pie РAshlee Marie

27. Sour Cream Lemon Pie РAshlee Marie

28. Toffee Ice Cream Pie РAshlee Marie

29. No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie РSnappy Gourmet

30. Peach Pie with Ginger Crumble Topping РFarm Fresh Feasts

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