Love and Confections: 2016

December 23, 2016

Boston Cream Pie Cookies

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Boston Cream Pie is transformed into cookie form with delicious, vanilla cookies, homemade pastry cream and a rich chocolate ganache. Everything you love all in one cookie!
 
Boston Cream Pie Cookies from LoveandConfections.com

December 8, 2016

Apple Pie Twists

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Apple Pie Twists combine the classic flavors of apple pie with puff pastry in an easy to make breakfast or dessert.

Apple Pie Twists from LoveandConfections.com

November 28, 2016

My 2016 Minted Wish List + Giveaway!

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Start the Christmas season off right with some gorgeous Minted holiday cards and home decor. Minted is also giving two Love and Confections readers each $125 to use toward on their website, so enter my giveaway at the bottom of this post!

My 2016 Minted Wish List + Giveaway from LoveandConfections.com
This post is sponsored by Minted.com and may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking the link, the price will not be higher, but a portion of the sale will go towards the sustainability of my website All opinions are my own.

November 18, 2016

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip #MakeHeartburnHistory

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ad #MakeHeartburnHistory #CollectiveBias

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip is a favorite among family and friends for all my holiday gatherings. Perfect for a last minute appetizer, this is ultimate party food is great for a crowd!

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip from LoveandConfections.com #MakeHeartburnHistory

November 15, 2016

Italian Stuffing #Beefsgiving

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Italian Stuffing is my twist on the classic Thanksgiving side dish. Ground Sirloin is the unexpected star and makes it even more delicious than traditional holiday stuffing.

This recipe is sponsored by the Florida Beef Council
Italian Stuffing from LoveandConfections.com #Beefsgiving

November 4, 2016

November Fun in Central Florida

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I can't believe it is already November and the year is almost over. Time goes by too quickly, but here are a few fun ways to celebrate your November in Central Florida.

November fun in Central Florida from LoveandConfections.com

October 27, 2016

Spiced Apple Cider Sangria

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Whip up a batch of Spiced Apple Cider Sangria and be the hit of any Fall gathering. Crisp apple cider and warm spices combine with your favorite Riesling and apple liqueur for the perfect Autumn beverage.

Spiced Apple Cider Sangria from LoveandConfections.com

October 25, 2016

Red Hot Devil Ice Cream

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Create a sweet and spicy treat with this Red Hot Devil Ice Cream. Cinnamon-flavored ice cream and crushed candies are mixed for the perfect combination of naughty and nice. Don’t forget the red chocolate devil horns and tails!

Red Hot Devil Ice Cream from LoveandConfections.com

October 20, 2016

Banana Split Layer Cake

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Banana Split Layer Cake is a sweet spin on the classic ice cream treat. Banana Cake is layered with vanilla, caramel walnut and strawberry frostings, and then topped with a chocolate ganache drizzle, sprinkles, fresh whipped cream. Don’t forget the cherry on top!

Banana Split Layer Cake from LoveandConfections.com

October 5, 2016

Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Pumpkin Muffins #PumpkinWeek

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Chocolate hazelnut spread is deliciously swirled into a pumpkin and spice muffin, creating the perfect breakfast, snack or dessert!

Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Pumpkin Muffins from LoveandConfections.com #PumpkinWeek

October 3, 2016

Pumpkin Creme Brulee #PumpkinWeek

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Pumpkin Creme Brulee is a decadent yet easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for the Fall season!

Pumpkin Creme Brulee from LoveandConfections.com

September 15, 2016

Cherry Chocolate Chip Almond Bread Pudding

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Bread pudding is the perfect dessert to welcome the Fall season. Chocolate, cherries and almond flavors combine into a beautiful and delicious Cherry Chocolate Chip Almond Bread Pudding with Amaretto Whipped Cream.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Almond Bread Pudding from LoveandConfections.com

September 13, 2016

Monte Cristo Grilled Cheese #SandwichWithTheBest

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SandwichWithTheBest #CollectiveBias


Monte Cristo Grilled Cheese is a delicious and easy sandwich made with only 6 ingredients! Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse™ Oatmeal bread, Hillshire Farm® Thin Sliced Honey Ham, Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise®, and Swiss cheese are grilled to perfection, then served with raspberry jam and dusted with powdered sugar.

Monte Cristo Grilled Cheese from LoveandConfections.com #SandwichWithTheBest

September 1, 2016

Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Frozen Yogurt Pops #StonyfieldBlogger

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Stonyfield Yogurt, Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter, and bananas blend together and freeze into delicious frozen yogurt pops that are perfect for a refreshing breakfast, after-school snack, or dessert. 

Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Frozen Yogurt Pops from LoveandConfections.com #StonyfieldBlogger

August 21, 2016

Vaca Frita Rice Bowl #SundaySupper

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This post is sponsored by Florida Beef Council in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

Shredded and crispy flank steak is served with sauteed onions, black beans and rice to form one of my favorite meals - Vaca Frita Rice Bowl. Garnish with cilantro and a lime wedge for the perfect Cuban-inspired dish.

Vaca Frita Rice Bowl by LoveandConfections.com #SundaySupper

August 19, 2016

German Chocolate Cookie Bars

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German Chocolate Cake is transformed into an easy and rich cookie bar. Use cake mix and pudding for a shortcut that is sure to wow!

German Chocolate Cookie Bars by LoveandConfections.com

July 31, 2016

Hummus Deviled Eggs #StonyfieldBlogger

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I have an ongoing relationship with Stonyfield as a member of the Clean Plate Club. I receive product, coupons and/or compensation for posts featuring their products. As always, all opinions are my own. #stonyfieldblogger #sponsored

Hummus Deviled Eggs are an easy spin on the southern classic. Hummus and Stonyfield Yogurt take the place of the traditional ingredients for a creamy and delicious appetizer or snack!

Hummus Deviled Eggs by LoveandConfections.com

July 12, 2016

Chocolate Orange Sandwich Cookies

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Chocolate and orange is a match made in Heaven. These cookies are the perfect bite with orange flavored cream cheese frosting sandwiched between Nilla Wafers and dipped in chocolate. 

Chocolate Orange Sandwich Cookies by LoveandConfections.com

July 5, 2016

How to Clean Up after Homemade Caramel Sauce #ScrubDishCloth

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScrubDishCloth #CollectiveBias

Homemade Caramel Sauce is delicious, but sometimes the clean up can be daunting. Here's an easy recipe and tip to cleaning up a sticky, caramel mess with the new Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth.


How to Clean Up after Homemade Caramel Sauce #ScrubDishCloth from LoveandConfections.com

July 3, 2016

Apple Pie Milkshake

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Apple Pie Milkshakes are reminiscent of the favorite holiday pie and ice cream, with a twist. Use pre-made apple pie and creamy vanilla bean ice cream to create an easy and delicious frozen treat, perfect for Summer and Fourth of July celebrations!

Apple Pie Milkshakes by LoveandConfections.com

June 24, 2016

Skillet Sweet Corn Blueberry Cornbread #FreshFromFlorida

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This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

Fresh from Florida Sweet Corn and Blueberries combine into a delicious and moist cast iron skillet cornbread - perfect for any Summer meal.


Skillet Sweet Corn Blueberry Cornbread from LoveandConfections.com #FreshFromFlorida #IC (ad)

June 6, 2016

TAZO® Chai Latte and Cinnamon Tea Cookies #SweetMeetsSpicy #ChaiLatte

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This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Cinnamon Tea Cookies are the perfect accompaniment to TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods for sweet and spicy perfection.

TAZO® Chai Latte and Cinnamon Tea Cookies from LoveandConfections.com #SweetMeetsSpicy #ChaiLatte

June 5, 2016

Chocolate Eclairs

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Chocolate Eclairs are one of my favorite pastries, with vanilla bean pastry cream and chocolate glaze. I created these delicious beauties for National Dairy Month with Florida Dairy Farmers and Sunday Supper.

Chocolate Eclairs from LoveandConfections.com #SundaySupper #JuneDairyMonth #FloridaMilk

May 31, 2016

My #FreshFromFlorida Summer!

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This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

Summer brings an abundance of Fresh From Florida fruits, vegetables and delicious seafood for everyone to enjoy!

My #FreshFromFlorida Summer by LoveandConfections.com

May 7, 2016

Oatmeal Walnut Waffles with Fried Apples #BrunchWeek

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Oatmeal Waffles with crunchy walnut pieces and topped with fried apples is a delicious dish for breakfast or brunch any day of the week!

Oatmeal Walnut Waffles with Fried Apples by LoveandConfections.com #BrunchWeek

May 6, 2016

The Perfect Cheddar Cheese Board with Balsamic Onion Jam #BrunchWeek

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Create an unforgettable appetizer or snack with my instructions on how to make the perfect cheddar cheese board. Plus, I created an amazing Balsamic Onion Jam that pairs nicely with the cheeses.

The Perfect Cheddar Cheese Board with Balsamic Onion Jam by LoveandConfections.com #BrunchWeek

Sparkling Raspberry Mojito

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Sparkling Raspberry Mojitos adds glitz and glam to your brunch with this refreshing cocktail. Substitute Prosecco instead of the traditional club soda to make it extra special.

Sparkling Raspberry Mojito by LoveandConfections.com

May 5, 2016

Blueberry Salad with Green Onion-Poppy Seed Dressing #BrunchWeek #FWCon #BlueberryToss

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Blueberry Salad with Green Onion-Poppy Seed Dressing is a family favorite. The salad has bright, bold flavors and colors, and the tangy dressing pairs perfectly with the sweet blueberries and oranges.

Blueberry Salad with Green Onion-Poppy Seed Dressing by LoveandConfections.com #BrunchWeek #FWCon #BlueberryToss

May 4, 2016

Everything Bagel Rolls #BrunchWeek

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Everything Bagel Rolls are a perfect brunch accompaniment. The everything bagel spice mix is delicious on the soft homemade rolls. Serve warm with whipped cream cheese for a spin on the classic.


May 3, 2016

Lemon Meringue Angel Food Cake #BrunchWeek

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Light and lemony angel food cake with fresh lemon curd and lemon-scented meringue is the perfect addition to any brunch or Mother's Day menu!

Lemon Meringue Angel Food Cake from LoveandConfections.com #BrunchWeek

May 2, 2016

Green Tea Mojitos #BrunchWeek

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Green Tea Mojitos are a refreshing twist on the classic sweet tea and traditional mojito. Mint, simple syrup, and lime juice blend perfectly with the green tea for a fabulous cocktail, or mocktail

Green Tea Mojitos by LoveandConfections.com #BrunchWeek

#BrunchWeek 2016

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#BrunchWeek is here and we are celebrating in a big way - join me all week as I create delicious Brunch recipes and share an incredible giveaway!


April 29, 2016

Tiramisu Tres Leches

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Tiramisu Tres Leches is like a match made in Heaven. Delicious espresso-flavored and milk-soaked cake is topped with traditional coffee liqueur-soaked ladyfingers, a mascarpone whipped cream, and dusted with cocoa powder!

Tiramisu Tres Leches #makeitwithMILK #FWCon

April 28, 2016

On-the-Go with #OXOTot

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Warm weather has us spending more time outside having fun. My toddler loves to go for walks around the block and run around playgrounds. OXO Tot sent #ToddlerLnC and I some fun goodies to use in our outdoor adventures.


On-the-Go with #OXOTot by LoveandConfections.com

March 20, 2016

Pavlova with Strawberry Curd #SundaySupper

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Pavlova with fresh Strawberry Curd is a delicate and delicious dessert! Make it for a special occasion or a delightful after dinner treat.

Pavlova with Strawberry Curd from LoveandConfections.com #SundaySupper

March 18, 2016

Easter Lemon Coconut Cream Cake

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Coconut and lemon pair together beautifully for a delicious Easter dessert. Add colored coconut for a festive look that is perfect for any holiday or occasion.

Easter Lemon Coconut Cream Cake by LoveandConfections.com

March 15, 2016

Strawberry Scones #IDSimplyPure

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #IDSimplyPure #CollectiveBias

Make every morning extraordinary with International Delight Simply Pure Coffee Creamer for your coffee. Scones are the perfect accompaniment, especially with fresh-from-the-field strawberries!

Strawberry Scones from LoveandConfections.com

March 8, 2016

Truwhip Cheesecake Dip and Strawberry Brownie Trifle

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Truwhip Cheesecake Dip and Truwhip Strawberry Brownie Trifle are two delicious recipes that are perfect for Florida strawberry season!

Truwhip Cheesecake Dip from LoveandConfections.com

February 15, 2016

[Ad] Italian Quinoa Chicken Salad #SimpleSatisfyingSalads #EverydayEffortless

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SimpleSatisfyingSalads #EverydayEffortless #CollectiveBias

Italian Quinoa Chicken Salad is a simple and easy way to have a delicious dinner prepared for your family in under thirty minutes!

[Ad] Italian Quinoa Chicken Salad from LoveandConfections.com #SimpleSatisfyingSalads #EverydayEffortless

February 14, 2016

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade #SundaySupper #FLStrawberry

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Frozen Strawberry Lemonade is tart, sweet, refreshing, and absolutely delicious - the perfect drink for a healthy and nutritious Valentine’s Day!

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade from LoveandConfections.com #SundaySupper #FLStrawberry

This post is sponsored by Florida Strawberry Growers Association in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

January 31, 2016

Tex-Mex Quinoa Jars #StonyfieldBlogger

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Tex-Mex Quinoa Jars are the perfect, healthy, grab-n-go meal for a busy week! 

Tex-Mex Quinoa Jars from Loveandconfections.com #StonyfieldBlogger

This post is sponsored by Stonyfield Yogurt and Ball Canning. All opinions are my own.

Poutine Pad Thai #SundaySupper #FWCon

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Poutine Pad Thai is an Asian twist on the classic French-Canadian dish, with Idaho Potato Noodles, Vegetables, Chicken, and Cheese Curds. Peanuts, Cilantro and Lime Wedges complete the dish for a colorful and unique presentation! 

Poutine Pad Thai from LoveandConfections.com

January 26, 2016

Monster Munchies for Hotel Transylvania 2 Date Night In #MakeItAMovieNight

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MakeItAMovieNight #CollectiveBias

My perfect "Date Night In" consists of a good movie and fun theater-style treats. Coca-Cola, M&M’S® Chocolate Candies, and Orville Redenbacher Popcorn help create "fangtastic" treats for a Hotel Transylvania 2 movie night.

Monster Munchies for Hotel Transylvania 2 Date Night In #MakeItAMovieNight

January 17, 2016

Strawberry Fraisier #SundaySupper #FLStrawberry

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Strawberry Faisier is the perfect dessert to showcase beautiful Florida Strawberries. Delicate syrup-soaked sponge cake is filled with strawberries and vanilla cream. It is a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds!

Strawberry Fraisier from LoveandConfections.com #SundaySupper

This post is sponsored by Florida Strawberry Growers Association in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

January 11, 2016

Score Big with a Big Game Bash #ScoreMoreFans

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScoreMoreFans #CollectiveBias

It's almost time for the big game and a football-themed party with food and fun is the perfect way to celebrate. Start with RITZ® Crackers Raspberry Brie Bites. Build-your-own Fry Bar complete with Homemade Cheese Sauce and Coca-Cola Pulled Pork, Chili, Buffalo Chicken Sliders and Mini Chicken & Waffles. Score big with a dessert buffet including Coke Zero Cupcakes, Football-shaped Marshmallow Treats, and Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter RITZ® Crackers. Bring home the trophy with a tailgating spread that is sure to score with your biggest fans!


Score Big with a Big Game Bash from LoveandConfections.com #ScoreMoreFans

January 6, 2016

Wanderlust Wednesday - Paris, France

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Wanderlust Wednesday - places I have visited or on my travel wish list.

Sweets and treats of Paris, France. One day I will go!

Picture from here

January 4, 2016

Overnight Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie #StartWithJifPowder

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StartWithJifPowder #CollectiveBias

Happy New Year! I am starting the New Year off with a delicious and easy Overnight Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie made with Jif™ Peanut Powder, oatmeal, and fresh strawberries - perfect for your "New Year New You" resolutions!

Overnight Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie from LoveandConfections.com