One Pot Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Rice AND a Cookware Giveaway

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Easy, cheesy and ready in under 30 minutes? Count me in! It’s finally starting to feel like Spring around here and I think a little balancing the buttercream is in order. Cozy comfort food that’s easy to put together and consists of real ingredients is always a win, and this one pot cheesy chicken and broccoli rice checks every. single. box. It’s satisfying, yet light, and you know what makes the whole situation even better? A sweet new cookware set to whip it up!

Not only are we talking about this delicious chicken dish that’s sure to become a regular at your dinner table, but there’s also a sweet giveaway. I’m teaming up with my friends at Farberware to gift one reader with a 15-Piece Dishwasher Safe Nonstick Cookware Set in this gorgeous champagne color! The cookware set has it all, and I’m obsessed with the champagne color – it’s so elegant!

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Strawberry Crisp Bars

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Happy Friday, friends! Big plans this weekend? You may just want to make some adjustments! I’ve got Spring in bar form right here and I’ve got a feeling these strawberry crisp bars are not going to take too much convincing! My favorite brown sugar shortbread topped with beautiful strawberries, which might’ve been getting cozy with some Grand Marnier, all tucked under a blanket of crisp topping. Who’s bringing the ice cream?

I think you guys are well aware that I love turning my favorite desserts into bars. First there was apple crisp bars, which then turned into apple crisp cheesecake bars (OMG!) and then there was the dreamy strawberry rhubarb cheesecake bars. I love them all, but I think I have a new favorite! Strawberries are already beautiful right now and as soon as I got my hands on some, I knew I wanted to make a simple dessert that really highlighted them.

Something buttery and jammy and kind of sticky and bursting with strawberry flavor – I think we got it!

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Mini Lemon Blueberry Loaves

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Why are mini desserts SO cute? Maybe it’s the fact that me, I mean we, convince ourselves it’s okay to eat twice the amount and think we did ourselves some sort of huge favor… Maybe it’s the cute factor?

Yeah, probably the first one.

Whatever the reason, I love them, especially these little loaves of lemon blueberry goodness. Tender little quick breads filled with lemon zest and juicy blueberries, baked up to golden perfection and drizzled with lemon glaze. They’re like a little burst of sunshine and with Spring taking its sweet time to show up, I’ll take sunshine in any form. Plus, these little loaves are one of those treats that are even better the next day – how is that possible?

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Chocolate Cream Pie “Garden Cups”

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Spring has sprung? Um, I’m not so sure about that! We’ve had snow falling the past few days here in Boston, but we were so lucky this winter that there is not a single thing to complain about! And warm weather is on its way back so until then, I’m just going to focus all my attention on these chocolate cream pie “garden cups.” My favorite homemade chocolate pudding, layered with fresh whipped cream and crushed Oreo cookies in little mason jars – hello! And seriously, how cute are the little strawberry carrots?

Decadent and adorable – I can’t even handle it!

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Best Easter Desserts

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And just like that, it’s out with the shamrocks and in with the homemade peeps! It feels so early to be celebrating Easter, but I am so ready for it and everything that comes along with it. Warmer weather, longer days and beautiful layer cakes adorned with fresh fruit – definitely ready for it!

There’s so many fun Easter cakes and confections to make that I had to put together a round-up of my favorites. Whether you’re hosting an Easter brunch, dinner, or looking for a fun baking project, there’s something for everyone. From the cutest bunny butt cupcakes to decadent cheesecakes to an epic mini egg cookie cake, the only hard part is deciding what to make first!

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Baileys Cookies and Cream Cake

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, friends! Can we just dig in right now and call it a day? It’s time to get the party started with Baileys Cookies & Cream Cake, and I have to tell you I think this might be one of my best and booziest cake to date! I’ve been itching to share this one with you all week, and if you’ve been looking for a fantastic party cake, get ready to bust out the Baileys and the sprinkles!

I started this gem off with my favorite chocolate whiskey cake – always a good place to start! Then I put some Baileys in the cookies and cream filling.

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Baileys Shamrock Cookies 2.0

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Sham-rocked!

You guys, these cookies – I can’t! It all started so innocently last weekend when I was baking my go-to Baileys shamrock cookies for some very special people. All was going smooth until I realized I was out of Saint Patrick’s Day sprinkles. Before I proceed any further, I’m going to tell you right now that I am fully aware the following sprinkle tale is way more exciting to me than probably anybody else on this planet, but humor me – okay? I have cookies :)

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