Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Homemade vanilla frozen yogurt is a perfect summer treat. It is lighter than ice cream but still has all the creamy goodness and delicious vanilla bean flavor!

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Whoa, how is the summer almost over?  Some of my blogging friends have already started posting pumpkin recipes!  I’m not complaining – pumpkin is my second love (after peanut butter) and I bake with it year round.  But I have so many summer recipes I still want to make before the summer ends.   Things with corn and tomatoes and berries and peaches and zucchini… I have a lot of baking to do between now and Sept 1 :)

So since I’m not quite ready to embrace the pumpkin, today I have a perfect summer recipe for you – Vanilla Frozen Yogurt!

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Vanilla Bean Ricotta Cheesecake Cake + a Giveaway!

Yellow cake gets dressed up with a vanilla bean ricotta cheesecake filling. This cake is so simple to make and tastes delicious – the vanilla flavor really shines!
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What are your thoughts on baking with cake mix? I don’t use boxed cake mixes all that often, but sometimes I like to take a little help from the grocery store! Plus, there is something about the flavor of boxed cake mix that is just so delicious.

Ever since Cheesecake Day the other day, I’ve had cheesecake on the brain. And I also had a container of ricotta to use up, so I decided to try something very different from anything I’ve ever made – Vanilla Bean Ricotta Cheesecake Cake.

I love baking with vanilla beans! The little seeds add the most incredible flavor to baked goods. Plus the bean specks are so pretty. And today, I have a fabulous giveaway for you – a basket full of Nielsen-Massey products, including vanilla beans! It is valued over $200! Scroll down to the end of the post and enter to win!

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Valentine’s Funfetti Pancakes with Vanilla Greek Yogurt Sauce

Light and fluffy pancakes are fun and festive thanks to sprinkles in the batter. Greek yogurt is used in both the pancakes and the vanilla sauce, giving these funfetti pancakes tons of filling protein. Such a delicious and celebratory breakfast!

Valentines Day Funfetti Pancakes with Vanilla Greek Yogurt Sauce | ChezCateyLou.com

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday in NYC it was in the 50s and sunny and today it is 30 and snowing! We seriously got so lucky with the Superbowl weather.

Is everyone tired today from all the festivities last night? I know I am, and this snow is not helping things! So I need something to cheer me up today, and these pancakes are just the thing. If these don’t bring a smile to your face, I don’t know what will! Aren’t they just the cutest?  And so perfect for Valentines Day!… 

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Brown Butter Baked Doughnuts with Chocolate Icing

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It’s official: I am doughnut obsessed. Ever since I bought my doughnut pan and made these beauties, I am hooked.  I can’t stop looking up doughnut recipes.  There are so many amazing ones out there! But I am pretty sure this one from Joy the Baker might be the most amazing.  A brown butter doughnut with chocolate glaze. And sprinkles. OMG yes please! … 

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