This summer, make this refreshing citrus dessert: Lemon-Lime Layered Dessert

We live in the deep south which means summer basically runs from early May to mid October. When it’s hot out there’s one thing that I can guarantee — I want to eat and drink foods that are cooling and refreshing.

This Lemon-Lime Layered Dessert is the PERFECT dessert to enjoy on a hot day (or really any day). it starts of with a buttery and nutty shortbread crust, then there’s a whipped cream cheese and vanilla layer, and is topped off with a lemon-lime “curd”. It’s heaven in a dessert.

The recipe doesn’t require a lot of hands on time, however make sure you allow for adequate cooling and chilling time for each layer.

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Classic Buttercream Frosting Recipe + Basic Cake Decorating Tools

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Here’s a classic buttercream recipe that can be used to frost layer cakes and cupcakes. This recipe makes enough frosting for a two layer 8″ round cake. If you plan on doing any type of decorating using a piping bag (borders, designs, roses, etc — you should double the recipe).

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Black Tap Milkshakes: Funky, Famous, & Delicious


In late January I had the pleasure of traveling to New York city with my husband and our family for a fun family vacation.

While on the trip my sister-in-law mentioned a restaurant that has been taking over social media — Black Tap. Originally famed for their hamburgers and craft beer, the restaurant is taking over NYC with its outrageous and diet busting milkshakes.

I was pretty excited about trying out the milkshakes, until we arrived and saw the long line. I’ll admit that I didn’t believe any milkshake was worth a three hour wait. My sister-in-law convinced my husband and I to wait out the line with her and I’ll admit it… I’m glad we waited.

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These milkshakes were not only delicious, but are amazingly crafted. It takes a true artist to sling these shakes like there’s no tomorrow… and every single one comes out as beautiful as the one before. For a super treat, be sure to order a side (or two) of fries!

At $15 a pop, I wanted to make sure I was able to enjoy every single ounce. If you’re in NYC make sure you take time to go to Black Tap. They have two locations, one (the original) in SoHo and a second location in the meatpacking district… They’re opening a third location soon!

The customer service here was amazing and I truly believe Black Tap has something special to offer NYC. Oh and if you get a chance, sit down and enjoy more than just the milkshakes.