Asheville, NC Adventures


Adam and I just celebrated our 10 year anniversary! We decided to go for a quick overnight getaway to Asheville. We visited the Biltmore and fell in love with the gardens! They were gorgeous! It was fascinating to learn about all the history and see all of the architecture. We also went to the Grove Park Inn and saw the absolute gorgeous view there! We enjoyed amazing doughnuts … Read More

S’mores Poke Cake

S'mores Poke Cake {Macaroni and Cheesecake}

So it's almost Memorial Day, which typically signals the unofficial beginning of summer with most pools opening and school getting out! Yay! It also means the start of grilling out & lots of fresh fruit & veggies available. Plus, lots of cookouts with friends and family. In light of that, I thought I would share a delicious treat that you could take to a cookout that includes my … Read More

Graham Cracker Chocolate Chip Bars

Graham Cracker Chocolate Chip Bars {Macaroni and Cheesecake}

These Graham Cracker Chocolate Chip Bars are a sweet treat perfect for popping in your mouth! They are chocolatey, soft, & sweet. I made them for a meeting we had and they were a huge hit! Everyone kept asking me, 'what's in these? they are so good!' The great thing about these is that they just use one bowl to mix the batter making for quicker clean up. Graham Cracker Chocolate Chip … Read More

Copycat Disneyland Snickerdoodle Cookies

Copycat Disneyland Snickerdoodle Cookies {Macaroni and Cheesecake}

I have had these pinned for quite a while and thought it was about time that I tried them. My mom absolutely loves snickerdoodles but I've always thought they were just okay. Well, these Copycat Disneyland Snickerdoodle Cookies have me changing my tune!! They are perfectly chewy on the outside and soft on the inside with just the right amount of cinnamon and sugar. I love that they come … Read More

Queso Blanco Cheese Dip

Queso Blanco Cheese Dip {Macaroni and Cheesecake}

It's Cinco de Mayo week!! The best excuse ever to eat Mexican food! We have this restaurant called Dos Bros in our town and it's straight up incredible! Fresh Tex-Mex cuisine and they have that incredible white cheese dip that so many Mexican restaurants seem to have that is so addictive. I just found this recipe to try making my own at home and I seriously could not stop eating it! This … Read More

Baked Strawberry Buttermilk Donuts

Baked Buttermilk Strawberry Donuts {Macaroni and Cheesecake}

This past weekend we went to the farmer's market and got some fresh picked strawberries, plus I had some other strawberries I needed to use up. I've been wanting to make strawberry donuts for a while now and knew this was the perfect opportunity! So yeah, these Baked Strawberry Buttermilk Donuts were completely amazing!!! If you have strawberries you need to make them stat! And if you don't, … Read More

Soft Batch Funfetti Cookies

Soft Batch Funfetti Cookies {Macaroni and Cheesecake}

Hope you are having a great week! Nothing brightens your day quite like a cookie, especially a soft batch one! These Soft Batch Funfetti Cookies taste just like they came straight from the bakery! Soft & chewy and have that cake batter flavor but they are made from scratch! Kids and adults alike will love them!! Soft Batch Funfetti Cookies Source: Averie CooksMakes approximately 15 … Read More

Congo Bars (Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars)

Congo Bars {Macaroni and Cheesecake}

Thank you all so much for our sweet comments on our new house! We are getting settled in! So these bars have nothing to do with the Congo. Not sure of the exact origin but when I researched the history I found the name is thought to be from when they originally had coconut in them and "congo bars" made them sound more exotic. I also found a site that said Congo could be short for … Read More

Our New House 

 We just moved in to our new house last week! We are beyond blessed and so thankful to the Lord for orchestrating every detail of our move and selling our other home just in time for us to close on this one! He is so faithful!! And so thankful for our dearest friends helping us move, couldn't have done it without them!! We are pretty much all unpacked and settled in! The recipes should resume … Read More

Strawberry Cheesecake Pops

Strawberry Cheesecake Pops {Macaroni and Cheesecake}

So it's National "Something on a Stick" Day! I was contacted by Shari's Berries and asked if I would like to help celebrate by making something on a stick, and I said of course! They were so generous and sent me some of their cake pops to try and they were so delicious! Rich and decadent, and the perfect little treat! My daughter is cake pop obsessed and she loved them too! My favorite was … Read More