Posted in Delish Desserts

Crumbl Cookie


Today’s post is kind of random, but do you have a Crumbl Cookie near you? We’ve had one in Lexington for probably a year or so, and over spring break the kids wanted to try it. Well, we never had time to get there, but this weekend, Hadley mentioned it. We were out running errands, so we stopped in.

I saw this meme over the weekend…and it goes nicely with this post.

While these cookies weren’t “medium rare,” they are baked fresh and decorated as you pick up your order.

There’s a Crumbl Cookie app where you can see what the flavors are for the week. You can also use the app to place a pickup order.

We just ordered right when we went in the store. They have a few kiosks where you choose how many cookies you want (one, four, six, or party box) and which flavors you want. You pay, and then they put your cookies in one of their pretty pink boxes for you to take home.

We were in and out in ten minutes or less. Hadley was so excited:

The flavor options this time were:

  • Milk chocolate chip
  • Cotton candy
  • Peanut butter munch
  • Birthday cake (Oreo)
  • Caramel Shortbread
  • Classic pink sugar

The only one we didn’t order was the caramel shortbread; instead we picked up two peanut butter munch.

On the drive home, Hadley was watching some Crumbl Cookie Instagram reels/stories, and one guy rated the cotton candy one 3/10. Hadley was nervous. πŸ˜‚

We split them up and each tried a bit of some over the weekend.

As far as favorites, Travis and Hadley loved the peanut butter munch. It was really good…you could taste the mix of peanut butter and chocolate.

Hayden’s favorite was the birthday cake oreo.

The cotton candy one was a sugar cookie, but the icing really did taste like cotton candy. We all thought it was better than a 3/10…but not one that you’d want all the time.

My favorite was the sugar cookie. It’s just a classic taste, and the icing was so good. Honestly, a close second was the chocolate chip. Delish.

I think they have some of the cookies all of the time — like the chocolate chip and sugar cookies. I just looked at this week’s menu includes those two and cookies and cream milkshake, strawberry cupcake, buttermilk pancake, and triple chocolate chip.

Hadley even said it would be fun if you were having a birthday party to let the guests choose which cookie they’d like rather than getting cupcakes. I think she’s on to something!

Do you have a Crumbl Cookie near you? If so, what’s your favorite flavor? I’m sure we’ll go back and will want to try other flavors.

Posted in Delish Desserts, Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites {#153}

Hello and happy Friday!

Well, this Friday sure “hits different” than last Friday. While we still have the weekend, the end of spring break is drawing near.

I’m linking up with Andrea and Erika to share about some of my favorites from the week.

Here are some favorites from the week:

We spent the first half of break in Greenville, SC.

I’ve shared before that we usually use spring break to go somewhere new (to us) that’s a somewhat easy drive. Honestly, I’ve always said that I’m usually too tired to go on a big vacay in the spring (as the school year is wrapping up) and Travis is usually pretty busy at work. So, a few days away has worked well for us.

Anyway, we were in Greenville Saturday to Tuesday, and it was definitely a fun place. I’m sure I will write more about it, but we biked, hiked, walked around, played Top Golf, stopped at a couple of breweries, made time for naps, visited Furman, had froyo, and more.

It was a great few days away and three of the four days had sunshine and 80 degree temps!

I came home to some “fun mail.” In Tuesday’s post about Easter decorations, I shared about my new whitewashed bunny from Ruffled Nest. Well, his little bunny friend arrived! I love them both so much.

Hadley and I had an afternoon of errands, Raising Canes for lunch (her fave!), shopping, and sunshine on Wednesday.

One of our stops was at Bath and Body Works because I wanted to pick up some spring/summer candles. All candles were buy one get one free, so that worked out perfectly.

I picked up:

  • Sugar Lemon Zest
  • Lavender Vanilla
  • Pink Apple Punch
  • Sunshine Glow

The top two are ones that I’ve previously purchased, and the bottom two are new ones I thought I’d try.

I made Shay’s Fruity Pebble Neiman Marcus Bars, and they were so good. Crazy enough…the Fruity Pebbles really made this treat a hit!

Hayden had fun in Indianapolis this week attending his first ever NBA game. He went with his uncle and cousins to watch the Pacers play the Knicks on Wednesday night. They were excited because there are former UK players on both teams.

I made a quick stop in Trader Joe’s for Hadley’s favorite bagels, and I picked up some tulips. The bunch provided enough for a mason jar in the living room and in our bedroom.

While we enjoyed our Greenville trip, having the second half of break at home was definitely a favorite too. I was able to do some things around the house, run errands, prep for Easter, have downtime, read, get caught up on shows, and more. Hayden had time with his cousins, and Hadley had time with her friends.

Even yesterday was a cold and dreary day, and I wasn’t mad about it. While I did get a workout in, I just stayed home and watched some tv, finished a book, and got caught up on laundry. While I know some prefer to travel, having a mix of away and at home time is always what I need. Now we prep to head to the finish line of this school year which is always busy and now the kids extra-curricular activities ramp up again.

Favorite Mom Meme:

If you live with a 7th grade boy, you know what I mean:

Bonus Fave: Flashback Friday:

I’ve probably shared this before, but here are the kids on Easter 2010. Pinchy cheek cute!


On Monday, the Not Just a Mom ladies are blogging about cleaning hacks. I can’t wait to see what others share. I’ve reached out to my “mom gang” (text thread name πŸ˜‰ for help!

Weekly Recap:

It was a light posting week for me:

What are your weekend plans? I’m going to enjoy a few more days off. I think we will continue the dyeing eggs tradition and then celebrate Easter with family.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter and weekend.

Posted in Delish Desserts

Rice Krispies Treats: Scotcheroos

Hello! Rice Krispie treats are my favorite, and make me think of being a kid. Growing up, we’d sometimes make Scotcheroos, and I’d completely forgotten about them until recently.

I decided to make a batch last week, and they hit the spot!

Here’s the basic recipe:


  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. light corn syrup (Karo)
  • 1 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 6 c. Rice Krispies
  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c. butterscotch chips


  • In a large sauce pan, melt sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a slight boil.
  • Remove from heat and add in peanut butter. Stir.
  • Add in Rice Krispies. I add in 3 cups, stir, and then add in the remaining 3 cups. Stir to combine.
  • Put mixture in a greased 9×13 pan. Make sure to spread evenly in the pan.
  • In a microwaveable bowl, combine the chocolate chips and the butterscotch chips. Microwave 30 seconds at a time until they are melted and smooth. I only had to microwave for less than 2 minutes.
  • Spread the melted mixture on to the Rice Krispie treats.
  • I always put them in the fridge for a bit to help the topping to set.
  • then…ENJOY!

While I can plow through a tray of regular Rice Krispie treats, these are so decadent that I can show some restraint! They are such a sweet treat, and the family approved.

What is your favorite dessert from your childhood?

Posted in Delish Desserts

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Today, I’m sharing one of our favorite fall sweet treats!I I stumbled upon this Pinterest recipe a few years ago, and now I make a point to bake these cookies at least a couple of times each fall.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 c unflavored vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2/3 c canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger and set aside.

3. In a bowl, using a mixer, cream together butter, shortening and sugar until fluffy.

4. Mix in egg yolks one at a time. Mix in pumpkin puree and vanilla extract.

5. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined.

6. Scoop dough out and shape into 3 Tblsp balls. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheets. (The recipe says to slightly flatten cookies, but I don’t do that.)

7. I roll them in sugar even though recipe doesn’t call for it.

8. Bake in preheated oven for 11-12 minutes.

9. Cool on the baking sheet for several minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

10. Icing:

I take a short cut and just buy vanilla frosting. After I frost the cookie, I sprinkle it with pumpkin spice. Delish!

We are big fans of pumpkin around here…pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin sugar cookies!

See you back here tomorrow. I will be recapping one of my favorite fall activities: the pumpkin patch!

Posted in Delish Desserts, Weekend Top 5

Weekend Top 5

Hello and Happy Monday! How was your weekend? The weather in Kentucky was gorgeous! As with the past few weekends, we had a good mix of productivity and relaxation…and we tried to spend lots of time outside before the summer temps arrive!

The world feels pretty heavy right now, so fresh air and sunshine provided some sense of comfort.

Here’s our Weekend Top 5:

Hayden got a haircut and lots of snuggle time with Homer.

The kids enjoyed the Slip N Slide…and have the bumps and bruises to prove it!

Saturday afternoon we celebrated cousin Layla turning 3. They had an ice cream party for her. It turned out really cute and the weather was amazing! My kids had at least two cups of ice cream and two of the delicious cookies!

Birthday Girl!
Such a cute set up!

Cousin time!

Sunday morning, we went to The Stave, an outside restaurant just past Versailles in Frankfort, KY, which was our first time eating at a restaurant since early March. Travis had been there before for lunch, and we ordered brunch this time.

The restaurant is near Woodford Reserve Distillery. There were plenty of picnic tables all spaced out and then a “tree house” with seating of spaced out tables and chairs. We had ordered ahead and sat at a picnic table by the creek to enjoy our food. Travis and the kids shared biscuits and gravy, bacon, eggs, and potatoes. I ordered the local chorizo hash. We all enjoyed our food.

Again, it was our first time actually eating at a restaurant in many months, and I was impressed. Of course, the servers wore masks, the tables we spread apart, and you could even purchase a plastic table cloth for $1 for the picnic tables if you wanted to. We enjoyed the weather, the kids threw rocks in the creek, and we took our time eating our meal. It was a great way to start our Sunday.

I’ve seen Christine share about her very indulgent brownie recipe on her Instagram stories. Hadley helped me make it yesterday for our Sunday dessert.


  • Brownie mix (+ingredients needed for the mix)
  • Double Stuf Oreos
  • Chocolate chip cookie dough


  • Spray the bottom and sides of an 8×8 pan.
  • Press cookie dough down for the bottom layer.
  • Place Oreos in rows to fill the pan.
  • Fix brownie mix per the instructions on the box and pour over the Oreos.
  • Bake at 350 per box instructions for 8×8 pan (I think mine baked a little over 50 minutes!)
  • Definitely let it cool as long as possible before cutting into it. We baked it in the afternoon & didn’t eat it until after dinner, so it had perfectly set up.
  • Enjoy!

Finished product! Delish.

So that’s what we were up to this weekend! Now, we are ready to tackle the first official week of summer!

I hope you have a great week!

Posted in Delish Desserts

Delish Desserts: Cookie Cake

Recently, Andrea shared that she made a cookie cake for her son’s birthday. I like to bake, but have never baked a cookie cake. Y’all, we are cookie cake people. I usually order them from Great American Cookie which is in our mall. Cookie cakes for all special occasions. For my birthday, I always say, “All I want is a card and a cookie cake!”

Lately, I’ve had more time to bake, so most Sundays Hadley and I have baked a sweet treat for Sunday dessert. I thought it would be fun to make a cookie cake as our Sunday treat a couple of weeks ago.

I will keep this post simple as Andrea shared about baking her cookie cakes using this recipe, so that’s what I did too!


  • 3/4 c. room temperature, unsalted butter
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Hadley is always big help in the kitchen. Hayden mostly prefers to be the taste tester πŸ˜‰


See Sally’s Baking Addiction recipe and instructions.

Finished Product:

We did not do homemade buttercream icing…although, I do love a good buttercream icing. We just used vanilla icing and sprinkles we had on hand. Hadley did most of the decorating!

Also, of note, not sure if we did something “wrong,” but the cake did rise a bit in the middle. It wasn’t flat like a cookie cake. That being said, it tasted delicious. Like most desserts, it barely lasted two days in our house!

I do want to try the recipe again and press the batter down more before putting it in the over. Also, not sure if Hadley had too big a scoopful of baking soda causing it to rise a bit more than it should have or not? I fall somewhere between novice and expert baker πŸ˜‰

Overall, the recipe was a success and tasted delish!

Have you found yourself baking more during this time? What are some of your favorite recipes to bake? I’m afraid “quarantine 15” may be real!

Happy baking,

Posted in Delish Desserts

Delish Desserts- Graham Cracker Pudding Recipe

I was digging through my recipe box (which I don’t use very often) and stumbled upon a favorite dessert that I hadn’t made in a while. I thought it would be perfect for our Easter dessert.

Trav’s mom gave me this recipe years ago, and I think she typically uses strawberry filling. Admittedly, I’m not a big fan of fruit fillings, so I use the pudding option!


  • 1 1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tblsp. sugar
  • 1/3 c. melted butter
  • 1 – 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 c. whipped topping
  • 1 box vanilla pudding and pie filling
  • 1 box chocolate pudding and pie filling
  • **(Instead of pudding, you could use 2 cans strawberry pie filling)


  • Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter together in a small bowl.
  • Press into the bottom of a 9×13 dish.
  • Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and whipped topping together (I used my hand mixer)
  • Put on top of crumb mix in your dish.
  • Mix the pudding (I used my hand mixer) in a small mixing bowl (**Each pudding box called for two cups of milk—but I just used two cups total)
  • Put on top layer of your dish.
  • Chill.
  • After a couple of hours, I spread the remaining whipped topping on top of the layers kind of as an icing. We also had mini chocolate chips, so I sprinkled some of top of the whipped topping.
  • Enjoy!
My helper. It’s always fun to lick the bowl!
Finished product! Delish

I hope this recipe is one that you’ll enjoy…It only lasted two days at our house! See you back here tomorrow for Friday Favorites!

Take care,

Posted in Delish Desserts

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Last week, I was talking to my Gma on the phone, and she mentioned an easy peanut butter cookie recipe. The next day, as I was digging through my recipe card box, way in the back, I found a recipe that I had for “Magical Peanut Butter Cookies.” Like her recipe, it only had four ingredients! The kids and I made these on Tuesday, and they were so good.


  • 1 c. peanut creamy peanut butter
  • 1 c. sugar (I believe the recipe my Gma had seen used brown sugar; I used white granulated sugar) **You’ll need a bit more sugar for the tops of the cookies.
  • 1 egg (Make sure you have two small people who will fight over cracking the one egg…)<insert eye roll>
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350*
  • Grease large baking sheet (we ended up using two cookie sheets)
  • In mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract.
  • Stir well with spoon.
  • Roll dough into balls (walnut size) and place balls of dough on the baking sheet.
  • With a fork, criss cross the tops of the cookies.
  • Sprinkle the tops with sugar.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with a bit more sugar.
  • Cool slightly before removing from pan.
  • Enjoy!
Two little bakers!
Criss cross time

Guess how long our 20 cookies lasted?!? Ugh. Quarantine 15 may be a real thing!

See you back here tomorrow for Friday Favorites.

Happy baking,

Posted in Delish Desserts, Meals and Recipes

Zucchini Recipes

So…we (my husband) planted a small garden this summer. Two summers ago we (my husband) planted one, and we had a vast amount of cucumbers, zucchini, and green peppers. Last summer, we ran out of time in the spring to plant anything, so this year we (my husband) made it a priority to plant a garden again. I (really it WAS me–I’m in charge of watering!) gave all the crops equal love and attention…but what we have ended up with so far is: one decently sized cucumber, about three strawberries the size of my pinky fingernail….and TONS of zucchini. While on vacation, my friend Natalie stopped by to check on our dog Homer ….and took a peek at our garden. She texted me to say there was a huuuuuggggge zucchini that had grown and sent me a pic. When we returned home, I couldn’t believe what I saw sitting on our counter. The pic did not do the size justice.

We are zucchini farmers now. I repeat. We are zucchini farmers now. #itsasbigasababy

So–after sharing this pic on Facebook, a few friends reached out to me with a couple of recipes. With those two recipes + the help of Pinterest, we used this zucchini to make: zucchini bread, chocolate zucchini cake, zucchini casserole, and chocolate chip zucchini muffins….#allfromthisbadboy!

I thought I’d share those recipes with you.

Recipe 1: Zucchini Bread:

Well–I turned to Pinterest for this recipe, made the recipe with help from Hadley, was disappointed with the final product (I blame Hadley. Kidding. I think I forgot to drain the zucchini), and didn’t even get a photo of said failed zucchini bread. That being said, my people ate it…we just avoided the middle part. #keepingitrealoverhere I thought about trying to make it again…but…instead thought I’d turn to one of my favorite recipes of all time: chocolate zucchini cake.

Recipe 2: Chocolate Zucchini Cake:

My friend Courtney shared this recipe with me years ago. I hadn’t even heard of chocolate zucchini cake until she shared the recipe with me. I made it many times for years, but I guess I lost the recipe….until she sent it to me again (and gave me permission to share) after seeing the zucchini the size of a baby pic on Facebook. This cake is out of this world! No lie. Here’s the recipe:

 1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened 
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 eggs
1/2 c. vegetable oil
3 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 c. all purpose flour
1/4 c. baking cocoa
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 c. shredded zucchini (about 3-4 zucchini) (or 1/4 of a zucchini the size of a baby πŸ˜‰
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in oil and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Fold in zucchini.
Spread into a greased 13x9 pan. Bake at 350* for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
**After it cools, I spread whipped topping on the cake as "icing."

I took a pic of the finished product, but then deleted it by accident from my phone. Believe me, the cake tastes even better than the pic I would have shared with you. #bloggingfail.

Recipe 3: Zucchini Casserole:

Another recipe shared with me was from my neighbor (and my friend Amy’s mom), Shelley. This casserole would be a great side dish. We had it to eat the other night with chicken we (my husband) grilled. It was a hit. Three out of four family members devoured it…and to be honest, I love her, but Hadley’s non vote doesn’t count because she lives on salmon, mac and cheese, and waffle with Nutella. Here’s this wonderful recipe (which by the way, kind of tastes like pizza…not kidding!):

2 medium thinly sliced zucchinis
sliced green pepper rings
sliced onion rings
tomato sliced thin
grated mozzarella cheese
bacon (I used about six slices of the microwave kind and chopped it up)
oregano, garlic salt, pepper

I used a smaller baking dish (7ish by 11ish) and began layering with zucchini. After the tomato, I sprinkled the spices, then sprinkled cheese, and then topped with crumbled bacon. I repeated the layers and toppings once more ending with shredded cheese and bacon.
Bake at 350* for 45 minutes.

This turned out so tasty! Also, I remembered to take a pic!

Your mouth is watering, isn’t it?

Recipe 4: Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (from Bake. Eat. Repeat. on Pinterest)

Hadley and I made these muffins together with Homer right at our feet. Just FYI- I had enough batter for 12 muffins and then ended up using the leftover batter to make 10 mini muffins since that’s the only other muffin tin I have (and wanted to bake everything at once). I baked the regular sized muffins for about 20 minutes and the mini muffins were finished in about 10 minutes.

Hadley’s a great baking assistant.
These muffins are Homer approved.
The final product: delish!

Who knew with a little water, luck, and love, I’d (we’d) grow an award winning (in my mind) zucchini?!

Give one (or two!) of these recipes a try!

Happy baking!

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