5 Milk Chocolate Desserts Inspired By Candy Bars

Twix Cookie Cups

Happy National Milk Chocolate Day! I come from a long line of choco-holics so milk chocolate has a special place in my heart. I have the cutest and sweetest grandparents who, since I can remember, have kept a whole dresser drawer full of any chocolate candy that you could ever imagine. My sisters and I had full access to that special drawer as children, their home was chocolate … [Read more...]

10 Blueberry Recipes for National Blueberry Month

blueberry recipes

It's National Blueberry Month! Blueberries are my favorite fruit, and when they are in season, I just can't get enough. With toddler twins at home, we have blueberries in our fridge at all times. They are such an easy finger food for my girls and a fabulous snack for me. But sometimes I want more than just a handful of these delicious little treats. Sometimes mom needs a goodie … [Read more...]

10 Must Make S’mores Recipes

smores waffle

I'm sort of a s'mores addict. Pretty much anywhere we go, if there is the opportunity to make s'mores, I'm on it. Any restaurant that has a s'mores inspired dish is a must-try. If I could have marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers every single day of my life, I would. It's definitely on my "if you could take anything to a dessert island" list because, DUH, … [Read more...]

35+ of Baby Gizmo’s Best Chocolate Dessert Recipes

Magic Bars

It's Monday. Mondays aren't fun. You know what makes them better? Chocolate! Looking for a fix? Check out our 35 best chocolate dessert recipes. There's bound to be something that will satisfy that sweet tooth, and make this week go much more smoothly.   Cookies Soft Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Brown Sugar Pound Cake Recipe

Pound Cake

During the holidays with my family, at some point I decided that I had made enough cookies for the time being. I know, blasphemy! There can never be too many cookies, right?!? Well, I wanted to switch it up and make a cake but nothing like a birthday cake. I wasn't looking for a light summer cake like my Strawberry Cake either. This was the Christmas holidays after all, so … [Read more...]

Fabulous DIY Birthday Cakes


Let's just cut to the chase- the best part about birthdays is the cake! I just celebrated my birthday and my husband had our favorite bakery make me a lemon cake that was shaped to look like the character from the Lemonhead candies. We like to get creative and make our cakes fun, but since my husband is no baker, he has someone make it for him. If you are a baker, and even if … [Read more...]

The Birthday Cake – No Cake Recipe

Ice Cream Cookie Cake

Since my kids were born, it has been tradition that I make a fancy, homemade cake for their birthday. Yes, EVERY birthday. No store bought cake here! I let them decide what type of cake they would like each year. Some years I have nailed it with fabulous, over-the-top cakes. Last year's Batman cake rocked! A couple years ago, I made the cutest Barbie cake. The monkey cake … [Read more...]

Recipe: To Die For Streusel Filled Coffee Cake


Let's talk about easy and delicious cake recipes! This recipe for Streusel Filled Coffee Cake has been passed down from my grandma to my mom to me, and I make it all the time. It is the perfect breakfast treat to serve with coffee and juice, but also makes a great dessert or snack. It takes a few steps but nothing too complicated with my easy and detailed instructions. You're … [Read more...]

10 Decadent Chocolate Recipes

Black Magic Cake

Did you know that today is International Chocolate Day? That means we should eat nothing but chocolate today, right?! Okay, maybe not but it is like chocolate's birthday and we should celebrate it! I'm a big fan of chocolate. I would bathe in chocolate if I could. (TMI?) It's one of those things that if you don't like it - I'm not sure we can be friends. I'm kidding. Kind of. … [Read more...]

DIY Baby Shower (or just a party!) Cake Pops

Cake Pops

As part of the party planning of my sister-in-law's baby shower, I was put in charge of a dessert and party games. The games were easy because there are standard baby shower games that everyone gets to suffer through enjoy. The dessert was a bit trickier. Do I do a sit-down dessert that you need a fork and plate for? Do I whip up easy-to-grab desserts? Ohhh...the pressure. … [Read more...]

How to Make a Batman Cake

Batman Cake

One of my babies turned six last week! Yes, SIX! Where does the time go? Before I know it, I'm going to blink and be packing him up for college. *sniff sniff* Since I obviously can't make time stand still, I make a huge deal out of birthdays. Streamers, balloons, cakes and the works. My husband doesn't get why I get so crazy about birthdays but they have always been a big deal … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Don’t forget to check out our new FOOD BLOG – SKINNY NOT SKINNY – dedicated 100% to food! :) While visiting family out of town for the holiday this past weekend, I baked so many yummy goodies that it's truly hard for me not to share them with you all at once. Not to overwhelm you, I'm sharing the recipes one by one over the next couple weeks. This holiday I really knocked it … [Read more...]

How to Make Snowman Cupcakes VIDEO

Snowman Cupcakes

Lots of baking going on right now for the holidays! There are holiday snacks, crafts, and parties galore this month. Today I wanted to show you one kid-friendly dessert that is so easy to make, that your kids can help. Yep, this is another craft time meets snack time! You can watch the quick How to Make Snowman Cupcakes Tutorial or just follow the directions … [Read more...]

Aunt Dot’s Crazy Cake

Aunt Dot's Crazy Cake

There is no doubt in my mind that the recipes handed down from generation to generation are the absolute best. When a recipe can weather the test of time, you know it is a good one! This particular dessert comes from my great aunt Dorothy's recipe arsenal. Although, if anyone ever called her Dorothy she would give you a sideways glance ... she was affectionately called Aunt Dot … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cookie Frosting


We had two very special birthdays this weekend. My son turned 3 and my husband turned 36. Having their birthdays two days apart, I make it a point for us to celebrate separately which means two separate cakes. I'm a BIG birthday person! As in everyone MUST HAVE CAKE on their birthday! It's how I've always been. Birthday = cake. Now with these July birthdays being so close, I … [Read more...]