Love and Confections: 2018

October 12, 2018

Pumpkin Pecan French Toast Casserole

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Start your morning off right with Pumpkin Pecan French Toast Casserole. This easy, seasonal make-ahead casserole is perfect for breakfast or brunch! 

This post is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers. All opinions are my own. 

Pumpkin Pecan French Toast Casserole from LoveandConfections.com #sponsored

October 11, 2018

Best Root Beer Float Ice Cream

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Skip the straws and enjoy an old-fashioned treat everyone will love. This easy 5 ingredient recipe has all the flavor of a nostalgic root beer float in the form of ice cream!

This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals. All opinions are my own.

Best Root Beer Float Ice Cream from LoveandConfections.com #sponsored

October 5, 2018

Chocolate Sugar Cookie Coffin Boxes #HalloweenTreatsWeek

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Chocolate Sugar Cookie Coffins are a ghoulish delight. Chocolate coffin cutout sugar cookies are layered together with royal icing, filled with chocolate frosting, then topped with Oreo dirt and chocolate skeletons. An impressive and creepy sweet treat for your Halloween party!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #HalloweenTreatsWeek. All opinions are mine alone.

Chocolate Sugar Cookie Coffin Boxes from LoveandConfections.com #HalloweenTreatsWeek #ad

October 4, 2018

Halloween Green Monster Milkshakes

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Halloween Green Monster Milkshakes are a faBOOlous drink that will be a hit with both kids and adults. Make them creepy or cute with candy eyeballs, gummy worms, eyeball lollipops, candy corn, and a fun sprinkle mix.

This post is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers. All opinions are my own.

Halloween Green Monster Milkshakes from LoveandConfections.com #sponsored

October 3, 2018

Purple Velvet Halloween Layer Cake #HalloweenTreatsWeek

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Celebrate Halloween with a bright and colorful sweet treat! Two tiers of purple velvet cake are layered with vanilla buttercream, then topped with a chocolate drip, Halloween sprinkles and royal icing decorations.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #HalloweenTreatsWeek. All opinions are mine alone.

Purple Velvet Halloween Layer Cake from LoveandConfections.com #HalloweenTreatsWeek #ad

October 1, 2018

Halloween Sprinkle Cookie Cake #HalloweenTreatsWeek

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My chocolate chip cookie cake has gotten a sweet and spooky upgrade with chocolate frosting, a fun sprinkle mix, and candy bones & eyeballs. A Halloween Sprinkle Cookie Cake is the perfect sweet treat for any costume party on All Hallow's Eve!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #HalloweenTreatsWeek. All opinions are mine alone.

Halloween Sprinkle Cookie Cake from LoveandConfections.com #HalloweenTreatsWeek #ad

September 29, 2018

Apple Cider Spiced Donut Cake #AppleWeek

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Apple Cider Spiced Donut Cake gives you all the flavors of the favorite Fall treat, mixed with fresh apples and coated in cinnamon sugar. This from-scratch cake is easy to make and will be a new family favorite!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with AppleWeek. All opinions are mine alone.

Apple Cider Spiced Donut Cake from LoveandConfections.com #AppleWeek #sponsored

September 28, 2018

Spiced Apple Cider Charlotte Cake #AppleWeek

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This semi-homemade Spiced Apple Cider Charlotte Cake with Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Frosting and Apple Cider Cinnamon Apples is a Fall treat that is sure to impress. All the components can be made ahead of time for an easy weeknight dessert or Autumn holiday.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with AppleWeek. All opinions are mine alone.

Spiced Apple Cider Charlotte Cake from LoveandConfections.com #AppleWeek #sponsored

September 26, 2018

Harvest Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich #AppleWeek

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The best Fall flavors are combined into one sweet and savory sandwich - Harvest Apple Grilled Cheese! Cheddar, apples and bacon are sandwiched between 15-grain bread for a hearty Autumn dish.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with AppleWeek. All opinions are mine alone.

Harvest Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich from LoveandConfections.com #AppleWeek #sponsored

September 25, 2018

Apple Butter Overnight Chia Oatmeal #AppleWeek

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Gear up for a delicious, make-ahead Fall breakfast with Apple Butter Overnight Chia Oatmeal. Warm or cool, this is the perfect breakfast for busy Autumn mornings!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with AppleWeek. All opinions are mine alone.

Apple Butter Overnight Chia Oatmeal from LoveandConfections.com #AppleWeek #sponsored

September 23, 2018

#AppleWeek 2018

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Get ready for a week filled with apple recipes. #AppleWeek is here - happy Fall y'all!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with AppleWeek . I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the AppleWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone


September 21, 2018

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Layer Cake #PumpkinWeek

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Pumpkin and pecans are a match made in dessert heaven, especially in a Pumpkin Pecan Pie Layer Cake with moist pumpkin spice cake, pecan pie filling and cinnamon buttercream. This cake will be a show-stopper at any fun-filled Fall event.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #PumpkinWeek. All opinions are my own.

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Layer Cake from LoveandConfections.com #PumpkinWeek #sponsored

September 19, 2018

Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Cocktail #PumpkinWeek

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Pumpkin isn't just for sweet and savory recipes, it's great in cocktails too, like my Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Cocktail. Autumn spices are infused in homemade pumpkin pie simple syrup which blends deliciously with smooth bourbon. Whether it's happy hour at home or cocktails for a crowd, Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Cocktail will be your go-to drink this Fall!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #PumpkinWeek. All opinions are my own.

Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Cocktail from LoveandConfections.com #PumpkinWeek #sponsored

September 18, 2018

Pumpkin Tart with Pumpkin Spiced Whipped Cream #PumpkinWeek

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Savor the flavors of Fall with a make-ahead pumpkin tart. A pumpkin spiced graham cracker crust is filled with a delicious and creamy pumpkin custard and piped with pumpkin spiced whipped cream.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #PumpkinWeek. All opinions are my own.

Pumpkin Tart with Pumpkin Spiced Whipped Cream from LoveandConfections.com #PumpkinWeek #sponsored

September 17, 2018

Semi-Homemade Pumpkin Angel Food Cake #PumpkinWeek

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Light and fluffy angel food cake gets an Autumn upgrade with pumpkin and spices. This semi-homemade cake is sure to be a hit all season long!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #PumpkinWeek. All opinions are my own.

Semi-Homemade Pumpkin Angel Food Cake from LoveandConfections.com #PumpkinWeek

August 21, 2018

Chocolate Chia and Greens Pudding Pops

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Cocoa and chia seeds, along with Barlean's Chocolate Silk Greens Powder create a delicious frozen treat that is perfect for breakfast, an after school snack or dessert! Everyone will enjoy this superfood-loaded treat!

This post is sponsored by Barlean's. All opinions are mine alone.

Chocolate Chia and Greens Pudding Pops from LoveandConfections.com #sponsored by @barleans #popsicleparty #barleans @zoku

July 31, 2018

No-Churn Blueberry Cobbler Ice Cream

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You don't need an ice cream maker to make delicious ice cream. This easy No-Churn Blueberry Cobbler Ice Cream is the perfect way to savor the taste of Summer and celebrate National Ice Cream Month!

This post is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers. All opinions are my own.
No-Churn Blueberry Cobbler Ice Cream from LoveandConfections.com #sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers

July 30, 2018

Simple Southern Pineapple Lemonade

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When the weather heats up, cool down with an easy homemade pineapple lemonade. This recipe can easily be doubled for your Summer parties and barbecues. Grab your cocktail umbrellas, because you can also enhance the recipe with vodka for an adults-only twist.

This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals. All opinions are my own.
Simple Summer Pineapple Lemonade from LoveandConfections.com #sponsored by Dixie Crystals

July 3, 2018

Berry Red, White, and Blue Smoothie Pops

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Celebrate every patriotic holiday with these Berry Red, White, and Blue Smoothie Pops. Strawberry, coconut and blueberry are each blended with yogurt and milk, then layered for a patriotic treat!

This post is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

Berry Red, White, and Blue Smoothie Pops from LoveandConfections.com #sponsored by @floridamilk

June 30, 2018

15 Perfect Playground Snacks

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Summer is in full swing and my Little plays outdoors as much as possible. I always try to have a healthier snack, like Stonyfield Organic Kids Pouches, and good sun protection on hand. Here is my list of 15 great playground snacks!

This post is sponsored by Stonyfield Organic and Badger Balm. All opinions are mine alone.

15 Perfect Playground Snacks from LoveandConfections.com #ad @stonyfield #stonyfield @badgerbalm #badgerbalm

June 28, 2018

Lemon Lavender Glazed Sugar Cookies

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Lemon Lavender Glazed Sugar Cookies are buttery and delicate with a subtle floral flavor and aroma. The combination of lemon and lavender is the perfect addition to a brunch, afternoon tea, or bridal or baby shower.

This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals.

Lemon Lavender Glazed Sugar Cookies from LoveandConfections.com

May 31, 2018

Cuban Sandwich Cheeseburger

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Reminiscent of the Cuban sandwiches I grew up eating in Miami, this Cuban Sandwich Cheeseburger brings all the flavors of the traditional sandwich with the addition of a delicious beef burger for #BurgerMonth!

Cuban Sandwich Cheeseburger from LoveandConfections.com #BurgerMonth

Overnight Strawberry Chia Superfruit Pudding

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Overnight chia seed pudding is one of my favorite, and easy, recipes to prepare for the morning. I add in extras, like fresh strawberries, granola, and Barlean's Superfruit Seed Blend for a delicious addition to your brunch.

This post is sponsored by Barlean's. All opinions are mine alone.

Overnight Strawberry Chia Superfruit Pudding #BrunchwithBarleans #Barleans #sponsored

May 5, 2018

Carrot Cake Overnight Chia Oatmeal #BrunchWeek

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Grab a spoon and get ready for an easy and flavorful, no-cook oatmeal that tastes like cake. You heard me right, Carrot Cake Overnight Chia Oatmeal is a make-ahead stress-free morning meal to start your day off right.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Carrot Cake Overnight Chia Oatmeal from LoveandConfections.com #BrunchWeek

May 4, 2018

How to Create an Antipasto Platter #BrunchWeek

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Assembling the party-perfect Antipasto Platter can seem like a daunting task to some, but I'm here to help with some tips and tricks I have learned from entertaining, hosting parties, and working with catering professionals.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

How to Create an Antipasto Platter from LoveandConfections.com #BrunchWeek


May 3, 2018

Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut and Blueberry Frosting #BrunchWeek

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Enjoy Spring with the delicious combination of coconut and blueberry. Fluffy coconut cupcakes are topped with not one, but two delectable frostings - coconut and blueberry. This tasty treat is sure to be the centerpiece of any brunch or celebration.

This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. All opinions are mine alone.

Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut and Blueberry Frosting from LoveandConfections.com #BrunchWeek

May 2, 2018

Everything Bagel Macaroni and Cheese #BrunchWeek

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Everything Bagel Macaroni and Cheese is my twist on two favorites, and a unique and delicious dish for brunch. Don't forget extra everything bagel spice for the topping!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Everything Bagel Macaroni and Cheese from LoveandConfections.com #BrunchWeek

May 1, 2018

Succulent Vanilla Sugar Cookies #BrunchWeek

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Sugar Cookies are a family favorite for holidays and celebrations. I jumped on the trend and created Succulent Vanilla Sugar Cookies that are perfect for Mother's Day, bridal showers, baby showers, and so much more.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. This post contains affiliate links.


Succulent Vanilla Sugar Cookies from LoveandConfections.com #BrunchWeek

April 30, 2018

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting #FollowtheFresh

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This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however, all opinions expressed are my own. 

Fresh Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting is one of my favorite Spring desserts! 

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from LoveandConfections.com #FreshFromFlorida #sponsored

Easy Strawberry Frosé #BrunchWeek

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Easy Strawberry Frosé is a tasty boozy beverage that is sure to get any brunch, party or celebration started!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Easy Strawberry Frosé from LoveandConfections.com #BrunchWeek

#BrunchWeek 2018 and Giveaway

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Welcome to #BrunchWeek 2018! I created Brunchweek 6 years ago and never imagined how great of an event it would become. We have over 150 brunch recipes from thirty eight bloggers around the country. They are showcasing some of their best brunch dishes (over 150!!). We have so many delicious recipes for you to enjoy throughout the week including cocktails, appetizers, pastries, tarts, main courses, and plenty of desserts!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.


March 31, 2018

Easy Lemon Pudding Bundt Cake #EasterSweetsWeek

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Easy Lemon Pudding Bundt Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting is a sweet and not-too-tart treat that is perfect for Spring and Summer.

I received product and/or samples from the #EasterSweetsWeek sponsors to use in recipes. All opinions are my own.

Easy Lemon Pudding Bundt Cake from LoveandConfections.com

March 26, 2018

Funfetti Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups #EasterSweetsWeek

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When you can’t decide between funfetti cake, sugar cookies, or cheesecake, have all three in a fun bite-sized treat. Funfetti Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups are perfect for any occasion or celebration.

This sponsored post is written on behalf of Dixie Crystals for #EasterSweetsWeek. All opinions are my own.

Funfetti Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups from LoveandConfections.com #sponsored #EasterSweetsWeek

March 14, 2018

Chocolate Irish Cream Cheesecake Cookie Cups

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Chocolate Irish Cream Cheesecake Cookie Cups are brownie-like cookie cups filled with a no-bake Irish Cream cheesecake, then topped with chocolate sprinkles. These bite-sized treats are sure to make any chocolate lover happy! 

This sponsored post is written on behalf of Dixie Crystals. All opinions are my own.

Chocolate Irish Cream Cheesecake Cookie Cups from LoveandConfections.com

March 12, 2018

My #FreshFromFlorida Spring

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This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.

Spring brings an abundance of Fresh From Florida fruits and vegetables that the whole family enjoys!

My #FreshFromFlorida Spring from LoveandConfections.com #ad #IC #FollowTheFresh

February 21, 2018

Pink Ombré Drip Layer Cake

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Pink ombré buttercream and pink ganache top off a three-tiered pink vanilla almond cake that is perfect for special occasions. Festive decorations like mini snack cakes, French macarons, meringue, and sprinkles make it over the top.

This sponsored post is written on behalf of Dixie Crystals. All opinions are my own.

Pink Ombre Drip Layer Cake from LoveandConfections.com

February 11, 2018

Red Hot Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes

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Add some spice to your Valentine’s Day celebration with Red Hot Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes. These fun and festive chocolate cupcakes have a sweet heat frosting from cinnamon candies, colorful confetti sprinkles and heart cupcake topper.

This sponsored post is written on behalf of Dixie Crystals. All opinions are my own.
Red Hot Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes from LoveandConfections.com 

January 31, 2018

Piña Colada Overnight Oatmeal

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Pineapple and coconut combine into the perfect protein-packed overnight oatmeal. Serve chilled or warm for a filling breakfast or afternoon snack.

This sponsored post is written on behalf of Florida Dairy Farmers. All opinions are my own.

Piña Colada Overnight Oatmeal from LoveandConfections.com

January 18, 2018

Kahlua Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

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A family favorite, Kahlua Bundt Cake is a moist, rich, coffee-flavored cake that is easy to make and a definite crowd-pleaser.

Kahlua Bundt Cake from LoveandConfections.com