Nutella Brownies …

Nutella Brownies from chef-in-training.com ...These brownies are rich, fudgy and loaded with Nutella! They are so incredible!

I have a go-to brownie recipe that I love and never steer away from. It is fudgy, chewy, chocolatey, soft and cooked to perfection. I love putting adaptions on it to change up the flavor, mix-ins or toppings. I actually created these brownies back in  November of last year, but have been waiting for the perfect time to share them with you. Small world, I literally had these ready and scheduled to post, but a couple days before they went live, … Continue Reading »

Coconut Pound Cake …

Coconut Pound Cake... This pound cake is SO moist and so delicious! It will quickly become a new favorite!

It's no secret that I enjoy a good pound cake. Lemon Blueberry, Orange Dreamsicle, Cranberry Orange, Sparkling Cider... and a few more on the way to add to the collection, too :) Pound Cake is one of those desserts that I go weak in the knees for. Moist cake that is packed with flavor- how can you go wrong?! Well, you can't! And today's recipe puts a fantastic spin on a classic. This version involves coconut. As if this dessert couldn't get … Continue Reading »

Samoa Dip …

Samoa Dip... Inspired by the favorite girl scout cookie, this dip is packed with caramel, coconut, chocolate goodness and made into one creamy, addicting and delicious appetizer!

Girl Scout Cookie season is soon arriving and I cannot wait. I should probably be a little scared its arriving so quickly because I have absolutely no self control when a box of Samoa Cookies is presented in front of my face. Honestly. Those Cookies. Heaven. I love easy, crowd-pleasing, delectable, unique dips. With Valentines Day coming, I am thinking about the sweet stuff. This Samoa Dip is sweet and addicting. Creamy caramel base, … Continue Reading »

Cherry Dream Bars …

Cherry Dream Bars... These are absolutely AMAZING! Plus, it only requires about 10 minutes of prep time with ingredients you probably already have on hand!

Hi Everyone! It’s Kathi here from over at Deliciously Yum. I am so glad to finally be back for my first post of 2015. The timing couldn’t be any better though – Cherry Dream Bars would make a perfect treat to devour with those you love most on Valentine’s Day (or any other day, if you ask me). While the dough is made completely from scratch, I can confidently tell you that you’ll be able to whip it up in no time. Not only does it require … Continue Reading »

Hubby Favorites of 2014 …

The "HUBBY FAVORITES" of 2014!!!... Post written by 'Chef in Training''s husband. It is a fun read with some AMAZING Man-Pleasing recipes that won his personal top picks for the year 2014! Definitely check this out!

Hello! Derek here again for my once-a-year contributing post for my wife's blog. Back by popular demand here are the "Hubby Favorite"s of 2014. I am the man who gets to eat all of this awesome food and clean it up when Nikki is done. These are the 14 most delectable recipes I was blessed to have enter my mouth last year. I would like to give a big Thank-you to all you who read and support the "Hubby Favorites" series. A few of you have … Continue Reading »

Chocolate Strawberry Dip …

Chocolate Strawberry Dip... This dip is so simple and SO good!

Valentines Day is coming up and something about the big day gets me thinking about chocolate covered strawberries. Every year, chocolate covered strawberries are a constant for my husband and I when it comes to Valentines Day. So simple, so romantic, so beautiful and so delicious. That's where this idea came from. Let me tell you, it is DELICIOUS! Creamy Strawberry dip with chocolate sauce swirled in. Dip some strawberries, bananas, vanilla … Continue Reading »

Provolone Pepperoni Bread …

Provolone Pepperoni Bread... This recipe is SO flavorful and wonderful! Cheesy, bready perfection! It is a fantastic side dish!

Growing up, and even now, whenever we visit grandma's house, this Provolone Pepperoni Bread never fails to make its appearance at least for one dinner. But we don't mind because it is a favorite and compliments so many different types of dinners. It has been in the family since before I was even born. And when a recipe sticks around that long, you know its a keeper. This bread is cheesy. This bread is flavorful. The bread is amazing. You can … Continue Reading »

Lemon Sandwich Cookies …

Lemon Sandwich Cookies... soft chewy cookies filled with a delicious lemon buttercream! The perfect amount of lemon for a refreshing bite each and every time!

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Eek! I LOVE Super Bowl Sunday. I actually count down to the day each and every new year. I mean, whats not to love about the three "Fabulous F"s: Friends, Football and my favorite of the three FOOD! Today though, I am sure you are appetizer-ed out (yes appetizer-ed is totally a legit adjective), so I thought I would share a refreshing cookie. These Lemon Sandwich Cookies have the perfect hint of lemon in each and … Continue Reading »