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Chocolate Tarts with Salted Caramel Sauce

This post and I were meant to be. I am chocoholic at heart, and today, I've met my newest chocolate obsession. You might've drooled over it earlier this week in our sweet Valentine's party? Well, we've got the recipe today, plus a round up of treats that are sure to put you in a...

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The Only Chocolate Cake Recipe You’ll Ever Need

This cake is mind-blowing. Not looks-good-on-pinterest-but-doesn't-taste-good-in-your-mouth kind of mind-blowing. The real, honest-to-goodness, your-friends-will-think-you're-a-star mind-blowing goodness. It's a dark chocolate cake with a rich, amazing ganache filling that will have you dreaming of throwing in the towel and opening your own bakery called The Perfect Cake. Just you wait. Dark Chocolate Naked Cake...

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Cheesecake Mousse Shots

Truth: These pink shot glasses of heaven are the only thing getting me through Monday, albeit virtually. They're just one of the sweet treats in our Valentine's Day party lineup this year, and they're genius. Not only do they have a through-the-roof cuteness factor (those little gold...

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Dark Chocolate Cookie Shots

This chocolate lover was nothing but a million heart eye emojies for these dark chocolate cookie shots. If you think they look delicious, trust that they taste even better. The perfect little one stop shop for a Valentine's dessert and even better when part of a whole delicious spread. Because the only thing better than chocolate is...

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The Beijos Cocktail + A Delicious Valentine’s Dessert

The ladies behind Beijos Events are some of my faves. They totally have the art of the party down to a science. From full blown fiestas to the yummy details that make up a great get together like this Valentines cocktail and dessert power couple photographed by Yasmin Sarai . One sip/...

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SMP Living on The Today Show!

It's always a good day on SMP. We love what we do with whole hearts, full of passion, 100% of the time. But today, we're celebrating a cherry-on-the-top moment as Abby makes another appearance on the TODAY Show! (insert happy dance here) She'll be infusing her Tastemaker ways with a couple of the cutest Valentine's Day sweets and her go-to ...

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50 Recipes for Super Bowl 50

If there is any day of the year that indulging in a bag of popcorn doused in caramel and bacon is legal, the Super Bowl is most definitely it. Especially for the big 5-0. Really, any of these mouth-watering recipes we've rounded up for game day are sure to keep you smiling regardless of who is doing a victory...

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22 Conversation Heart-Inspired Ideas We Want To Make Out With

Get ready to meet some of the sweetest grown-up (sort of) versions of conversation hearts. From macarons to balloons on a stick to piñatas...

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White Chocolate and Pistachio Mug Cake + A DIY!

Mug cakes. If ever there was a dessert that everyone in the world should be making, it's a mug cake. Without even trying, you can manage portion control in a cute and delicious way. If you're planning to cook a meal at home for Valentine's Day, why not whip up a mug cake or two? This white chocolate & pistachio is a winning combo that is the ultimate in sweet satisfaction! And it's made in under three minutes. Instant gratification is a thing. xoxo ...

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Bananas Foster Pop Tarts

I dare you to put out a plate of these pop-tarts in your kitchen and not touch them. Impossible! My mouth was literally watering as I wrote this post thinking how good these would go with a Saturday morning cup a joe. And thanks to Aimee Broussard, that breakfast dream can become a reality right now. Get the recipe below!

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Prickly Pear Lemon Bars

When we spotted these prickly pear lemon bars in our latest Southwest Inspired Shower, we just knew we needed to hunt down the recipe. Not only do they sound delicious but they're pink which makes them totally #winning the dessert game and perfect for a little get together or brunch. I am officially naming these my go-to dessert for 2016. Thank you to ...

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The Ultimate Winter Dinner Party Menu

When the winter temps dip below freezing, I seek anything that can be preceded by the adjective, cozy. Fireside evenings, chunky throws and especially comfort foods. And I don't change up that attitude one bit when friends come for dinner. In fact, I amp up the comfort food factor. From melt-in-your-mouth bites to...

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Tips for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World

Chocolate chip cookies are one of those things can either be a quick 15 minute task, or a 72 hour production. You can buy pre-made dough, prepackaged ingredients, or make your own, and chances are, if you're making your own, you've sifted through 204832481...

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5 Cookbooks that Will Make You a Better Baker

If you watch Top Chef as religiously as I do, you know that most of the chefs dread making a dessert. That's because baking is a science. Whereas in cooking, you can improvise with a pinch of salt here and a dash of olive oil there, baking requires specific measurements and precise recipes. Yes, you can find them online (like...

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Hot Cocoa Recipes to Keep You Warm this Winter

With the majority of the East Coast covered in a blanket of fresh snow, it's safe to say the weather outside is frightful (and, I'll admit, beautiful). But, if you're like me and don't want to brave the cold, all you want to do is curl up on the couch with a cozy blanket and mug of something warm in your hand. Enter these absolutely delicious hot chocolate...

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Cereal Treats that Prove Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal of the Day

I don't limit my cereal consumption to breakfast, or even the morning. I could eat cereal breakfast, lunch or dinner and be completely happy. And with these yummy recipes, I'll be eating cereal for dessert, too. I'm not just talking Rice Krispie treats (which...

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Skillet S’mores Dip

S'mores are definitely on our brain. It might have something to do with this forest birthday celebration infused with our favorite campfire dessert. But this S'mores Dip, crafted by The Shift Creative is blowing all previous large fire needed notions out of the water. With a skillet, an oven and about 15 minutes of time...

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No-Bake Strawberry Champagne Cheesecake

With all the hustle and bustle, this time of year can get a tad bit hectic. So coming up with something to really wow your guests on New Years Eve can be a little daunting - until now. Because Extraordinary Days has a no-bake (yes, no-bake) delight that is sure to make jaws drop. Champagne, strawberries, glitter all all topped off with a sparkler - need we say more? From ...

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Christmas Cookies Both The Clauses and Critics Will Love

You know how Santa has "a little round belly, that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly?" Well, he didn't get that merry figure by going easy on the Christmas cookies, and why should he? Christmas is one of the few times of the year when calories don't count (another being your...

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Hot Cocoa Cupcakes Recipe

Tis the season for baking, baking and more baking (and perhaps eating, eating and more eating), and if you are looking for a recipe that is equal parts delicious and gorgeous, you've come to the right spot. These hot cocoa cupcakes whipped up by our very own Abby Larson couldn't be more...

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