Category Archives: Favorite Desserts

Graham Cracker Blueberry Crisp Recipe

What a solemn way to end a beautiful weekend. My prayers are with the people of Orlando….in my opinion this was not a hate crime….it was a crime against America. These terrorist cannot stand that we live in freedom…they despise our freedoms…When they attack a particular group of our country they are attacking all of us. What they want to “kill” is our beliefs…and the only way to combat them is to stand together as one nation under God. Prayers….

We are starting a fun outdoor project today with our local carpenter Bob. He is starting a pergola on our side porch….I will share some pics as we progress:)

For today….I wanted to share an easy and healthy summertime dessert that makes great use of all those fresh berries:)

This will be your go to dessert this summer….fresh berries, just enough sweetness…a touch of butter and crunchy graham cracker. Low sugar low cal dessert that taste just like a pie with none of the guilt. You can substitute any berries you may have on hand….I am going to try this with strawberries soon:)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Berry Bourbon KY Derby Parfait

One thing you learn when you move to Kentucky is to never call a Bourbon “whiskey”…blasphemy I say! What is the difference between whiskey and bourbon you ask??? Here is a little lesson for those of you who have never lived in Kentucky and are unaware of this fact. You can only call a particular alcohol Bourbon if it was made in the state of Kentucky. Bourbon is basically a whiskey that has been fermented in barrels for a specific amount of time. Bourbon typically has a much sweeter taste than some of your other whiskeys…much smoother that those say… made in say “Tennessee”;) Similar to how you really should not call a sparkling wine “Champagne” unless it came directly from the region in France. When you live in Kentucky you take this Kentucky Proud product of Bourbon very seriously. I thought that for my second post for the Kentucky Derby I would create a yummy brunch recipe that calls for a wee bit of the “brown water” as we call it here in the Bluegrass….

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Mini Waffle Ice Cream Sammies

Wow….73 degrees here yesterday! Springtime is in the air. Every year when March 1 rolls around we get a few 70 degree days, and you can feel the end of winter is in sight. And, right about this time of year we all start to think about celebrations….and with that comes yummy desserts :)

Everything in mini form is so cute…. puppies…babies…kittens… and waffles of course! This month, I was challenged to create a fun and easy dessert for you to serve at your upcoming Easter brunches and springtime parties. I was up to the challenge and headed straight for my grocer’s frozen section to find ready-made (and super convenient) waffles—Kellogg’s Eggo has some of the best—along with some of my family’s favorite ice cream flavors to create a unique and utterly delicious dessert for your guests.

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Fluffy Vanilla Baked Donut Recipe

Hey Yall! How was your Halloween? It was suppose to rain but it held off until later…ended up being a perfect night. We were those people who left the bowl of candy…along with a note that stated the honor code ” take 2 leave some for others.” We came home and the bowl was empty….as expected I suppose. We had a nice dinner out and went to a friends firepit….great night. So different than Halloween’s of years past. Our kiddos both had plans…so it all worked out well:)

This recipe is a perfect way to spend a cozy fall morning with a cup of hot joe. I may or may not be slightly or definitely addicted to Amazon Prime. Do you have that problem? I have had Amazon Prime for about 2 years now so it’s not like it’s anything new…. but occasionally I will go on there to buy like batteries or pencils ….whatever I need and then something pops up on my screen and I click on it and I’m like yeah I totally want that even though I wasn’t originally shopping for it I totally need that.

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Krispie Treat Layer Cake (easy Easter Dessert)

My it was wonderful to see the sun yesterday! Everyone was out walking as if were summertime! It felt so good to get out! We have projecting lately and I have a few things that are almost ready to show you….now I just have to get my pics together and write about it:) Hopefully this week I’ll be sharing a few:)

I am thinking our last wave of winter has come and gone…which is a perfect time to share a spring inspired dessert.

I really had zero reason for making this other than I had a dream that I had made a cupcake that was a rice crispy with frosting and sprinkles and I served it on Cupcake Wars and I won. Yes that was an actual dream. Probably has something to do with the fact that the peanut and I watched Cupcake Wars for a good three hours one rainy cold Saturday. Anyway when I woke up I thought it would be kind of funny or fun to make a layer cake out of rice krispie treats.

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It would kind of be fun to serve up at Easter. I think that the trick here is to do as much as you can for preparation before your rice krispie treats are ready to be poured out. I used 3 round disposal cake pans that I greased really well. I also greased three pieces of wax paper with butter so that I could press down the rice krispie treats quickly. You could always tint the marshmallows with some food color if you want a pink cake or a green or purple. I thought it looked sweet with just a few Easter candies on the top….A sweet little banner (that you can download here) finishes the cake:)

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I decided to just do traditional rice crispy treats with chocolate icing in between. Obviously this could just have your imagination running wild and do any mixture of colors or frostings.

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You’ll need a sharp knife to make a clean cut. I made sure that the rice krispie treats were cool prior to layering with icing.

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It looks really cute on a pretty cake plate. A sweet little banner that denotes springtime finish this off the top. I just use some festive straws with twine…cut into a banner…that’s it!

 

Have fun with it it’s just one more way to enjoy a rice crispy treat that is so universally loved!krispie treat layer cake @cleverlyinspired (5)

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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