Mini Funfetti Cupcakes {& a Giveaway!}

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes are the perfect treat to make for a birthday party! They are cute, colorful, festive, and so delicious! Bring on the sprinkles!

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes |

These are not just any Mini Funfetti Cupcakes.  These cupcakes are to celebrate a very special birthday…my good friend Katie’s blog Twin Stripe is turning 3 this week and I  am so excited to be celebrating with her!

When Katie invited me to join in Twin Stripe’s birthday celebration, I knew I had to make something with sprinkles, because nothing says birthday quite like sprinkles! I decided Mini Funfetti Cupcakes would be the perfect party treat. Cute, easy to eat, festive, and delicious!

And you have a chance to join in on the celebration as well!  Twin Stripe is giving away a birthday prize pack full of birthday treats and some of Katie’s favorite things.  Scroll to the bottom of the post and enter to win the GIVEAWAY!


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Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread {& a Giveaway!}

This Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread is a delicious twist on pizza. The cast-iron skillet gives it a crusty edge and doubles as a beautiful serving dish!

Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread |

It is almost Oscar time! Have you caught up on your movies? And more importantly, do you know what you are making? I know I will be making this Pull Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread!


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Yellow Birthday Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting {& a Giveaway}

Fluffy yellow cake is iced with a peanut butter chocolate buttercream frosting. This birthday cake is the perfect treat to make for a chocolate peanut butter lover!
Yellow Birthday Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting |

Happy 2nd Birthday to Chez CateyLou! My little blog is two years old today! And to celebrate, I made a birthday cake!  Because birthdays need cake.  And sprinkles.  Lots of sprinkles!

Our absolute favorite dessert flavor is chocolate peanut butter. TheBetterHalf and I are crazy for anything with that combo. Muffins. Brownies. Cookies. Cake. I even made peanut butter chocolate chips pancakes for breakfast this weekend (must share that recipe with you ASAP!) So when I was deciding what kind of cake to bake for the big 2nd birthday, I knew that chocolate and peanut butter had to be involved – Yellow Birthday Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting, and a little extra peanut butter filling in the center.  This is one amazing cake!!

And to celebrate Chez CateyLou’s 2nd birthday, I’m hosting a giveaway of $50 to Amazon!!  Scroll to the bottom of the post to join the party (aka enter the giveaway)!!


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Aero Whiskey Sour {& a Giveaway!}

This Aero Whiskey Sour elevates a classic whiskey sour by adding egg white, which gives the cocktail a silky texture and a great foamy top, and finishing with a touch of cinnamon.

Aero Whiskey Sour Cocktail |

Despite having a reputation as a bit of an old-fashioned drink (not to be confused with an Old Fashioned drink), I’ve always had a soft spot for whiskey sours. During my summer breaks during college and law school (aka my formative drinking years), my friends and I spent many nights at the Jersey Shore (no, not that Jersey Shore, ugh, this one) kicking back and enjoying some whiskey sours before partaking in our usual shenanigans. One of my friends had an ‘old family recipe’ for whiskey sours, and though it wasn’t much more than combining bottom-shelf whiskey with juice concentrate (in a Gatorade cooler no less), it always hit the spot.

Fast forward 5-10 years, and while I no longer drink from Gatorade coolers (usually…), I still enjoy drinking whiskey sours, particularly this Aero Whisky Sour.


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Funfetti Cookie Dough Brownies

Rich and fudgy chocolate brownies are topped with a thick layer of funfetti chocolate chip cookie dough. These Cookie Dough Brownies are the perfect treat for a special occasion!

Funfetti Cookie Dough Brownies |

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!


Happy Birthday to me! Today is my 30th birthday. So no pumpkin pie for my dessert – today I am celebrating the big 3-0 with Funfetti Cookie Dough Brownies! Because in my opinion, all birthdays need sprinkles and a special dessert!

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