Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie

Three times the peanut butter makes this Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie one dessert you don’t want to miss.  Make sure you have a glass of milk or cup of coffee ready to wash down this rich, decadent, and truly amazing pie.

Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie - three times the peanut butter makes this cookie pie taste amazing

 I puffy heart love peanut butter.  It is one thing that I could use in baking every single time because I love it that much.

My husband on the other hand must be an alien because he doesn’t like peanut butter as much as me.  He makes faces whenever I say I’m making more peanut butter desserts.  I think it’s that alien side of him trying to get out.

Oh, he eats peanut butter with his apple slices almost every day.  That man has the self control like no one I have ever seen.  He prefers apples to dessert.  What the what?   That’s totally crazy talk!  Now don’t get me wrong here.  I do love apples too…just not for my dessert.  Bring on the pie, candy, and Cool Whip because that’s how I like it!   [Read more...]

Caramel Pecan Brownie Pie Bites

Sometimes you want an over the top dessert, and sometimes you want an easy to make dessert.  These Caramel Pecan Brownie Pie Bites look over the top, but because they start with packaged items they are very easy to put together.

Caramel Pecan Brownie Pie Bites - mini brownie pies with a hidden caramel center.  These are amazing!

 There are times I like to bake crazy over the top desserts.

Ok, ok, that really is most days.  I am a crazed baker, and I know it.  That is the first step to recovery, right?  But seriously if you knew the amount of crazy baking ideas that go on in my head, you would think I was coo coo!  I’m pretty sure if you have been reading my blog for very long, you already know that though.  [Read more...]

Homemade Strawberry Pie Filling

A few minutes of chopping and cooking on the stove and you can enjoy a fresh, homemade Strawberry Pie filling.  It is perfect for breakfast cakes, danishes, or spreading on toast.

Homemade Strawberry Pie Filling - this delicious pie filling is very easy to make.  Perfect for cakes or danishes.

 With spring finally getting here, I am looking forward to lots of fruit.  One thing I always love to do with our kids is to go strawberry picking.

There is nothing like a fresh strawberry on a warm day!  Sadly the kids don’t share my enthusiasm for going anymore, but that doesn’t stop me from making them go with us.  It’s about family time and those photo opportunities.   But until the strawberries are ready on the farms, we will enjoy a box of berries from the store.   [Read more...]

Coconut Fudge Pie

This easy no bake Coconut Fudge Pie has three delicious layers just waiting for you to dive right in to.

Coconut Fudge Pie - easy no bake coconut cheesecake topped with chocolate fudge pudding. This is one delicious pie!

I’m sure  you realize by now that it isn’t a coincidence for me to have a treat that coincides with a “national holiday”, right?

Yes, I’m crazy enough to know that today is “PI” day.  No, I did not forget the “E” at the end.  Although when I hear the word PI, the only thing I think of is crust, filling, and Cool Whip.

I most definitely do not think of math and school and numbers and and any other 3.14 things.   Nope, definitely just sugar on the brain. [Read more...]

Andes Mint Cheesecake Brownie Pie

It’s that time of year when mint desserts start showing up every where.  This brownie pie has an easy no bake cheesecake on top that will help you give into those mint cravings.

Andes Mint Cheesecake Brownie Pie - brownie pie topped with an amazing no bake mint cheesecake

 Ok, guys, I tried to hold out as long as I could.  But then everyone starting posting mint desserts all over the place.  I gave into peer pressure and made a few fun minty treats too.

I don’t know if it will become a mintapalooza here on the blog or not…depends on how crazy I let myself get.  Right now I have 3 mint goodies that I can’t wait to share with you.  Are you as excited as I am? [Read more...]

Nutella Cookies and Cream Pie

This rich and creamy pie is perfect for enjoying any day of the week.  Nutella and cookies and cream pair together in one amazing No Bake cheesecake pie.  Surprise your favorite sweetie with one of these pies for Valentine’s Day…or just because.

Nutella Cookies and Cream Pie - this easy NO BAKE cheesecake pie will disappear as soon as everyone gets one taste

 The other day I had a craving for pie.  A rich decadent piece of pudding pie was all I could think about.  Never mind the fact that I am still trying to watch what I am eating, and pie is not on the approved food list.

That didn’t matter!  All I could think about was making pie…and it had to be right away!  I started looking through my cupboards to see what I had available to use.  With freezing temperatures outside I didn’t want to run to the store just to satisfy my pie whimsy!   [Read more...]

White Chocolate Gingerbread Pudding Cups

These White Chocolate Gingerbread Pudding Cups are a sweet treat for the holidays.  Take them to parties, or just enjoy them any time during the day.  Thank you to ADA Mideast for partnering with me to make this recipe.

White Chocolate Gingerbread Pudding Cups from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - no bake gingerbread cheesecake and white chocolate pudding in jars

 This time of year I just can’t resist the urge to buy all the fun seasonal candies and cookies that the stores have out on display.  They really know how to market those items to shoppers.  Put it out in front of the store or in the checkout aisles where I am sure to see it, and you can bet it will end up in my cart.

Now to resist eating it when it sits on my kitchen counter for weeks at a time.  I have had these gingerbread cookies and M&M’s in my kitchen for a few weeks now, just waiting for the right inspiration to use them in.  I kept looking at them and trying to decide what they would work in best, but then I would just go back to my peppermint obsession and make things like these Oreo Peppermint Crunch Cookies.   [Read more...]

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Tarts

Try these Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Tarts for an easy dessert during the upcoming holiday season. This recipe was made possible by Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry.

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Tarts from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - puff pastry sheets filled with a maple cheesecake and a caramel pecan topping

I don’t know about you, but I feel like the holidays are creeping up on us at an alarming rate.  Our calendar is already filling up with parties, school and church plays, and holiday activities.   [Read more...]

Pecan Cheesecake Pie

Pecans and cheesecake were meant to be together.  Make this Pecan Cheesecake Pie this holiday season and watch it disappear in no time at all.

Pecan Cheesecake Pie from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - cheesecake layered with a pecan pie for a fun and delicious layered pie

Do you like cheesecake?  What about pecan pie?

Do I ever have the pie for you then!!!

The other day I asked a question on Facebook about whether you would eat apple or pumpkin pie first on Thanksgiving.  The response seemed to be split between the two pies, but it turns out a whole lot of people actually prefer pecan pie instead.  The amount of pecan pie lovers was news to me.  I have to admit that is one of my favorites too, but I have actually never made one before.  Time for that to change. [Read more...]

Maple Pear Shortcakes

I am partnering with Callie’s Biscuits to bring you this fun dessert idea.   Maple Pear Shortcakes are a delicious and semi homemade dessert that you can serve after any meal.  Or serve it for breakfast…you won’t find me objecting!

Maple Pear Shortcakes - easy homemade maple pear filling served on pre-made shortcakes www.insidebrucrewlife.com

I don’t know about you but I am almost all pumpkin-ed out this year!

(Covers mouth with an aghast look!)

Did I seriously just type that?!?!   I did say almost!!!  I love all things pumpkin and can never wait to start baking with it each fall.  Maybe I started too early this year because for some odd reason, I just am kind of over it.  (hanging head in shame)

I even found myself day dreaming about mint cookies yesterday!   That can’t be possible.  That just means when Christmas gets here I will be ready for coconut and beach weather.  I’m seeing a seriously bad trend happening to me this year.   [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Apple Pizza

Peanut butter cookie dough and a no bake peanut butter cheesecake topping makes this Peanut Butter Apple Pizza one dessert that will not last very long at any fall parties.

Peanut Butter Apple Pizza - peanut butter cookie topped with peanut butter filling, fresh apples, and Reese's peanut butter cups...you will love it  http://www.insidebrucrewlife.com

Hey, there friends.

My BFF Aimee and I are teaming up to bring you an entire week of apple goodness again.  Last year we had so much fun doing an apple week that we decided it needed to happen this year too.  There is something just so fun about a theme week of treats.

Usually when I get a flavor idea in my head, I make about 4-5 different things that have the same flavor combos, but are completely different.  The salted caramel has been happening quite often in my kitchen lately, but this week I am giving up all other things and concentrating completely on applicious goodies.  You don’t mind, do you?   [Read more...]

Rustic Fruit Tart

This Rustic Fruit Tart is an easy dessert that makes a big impact at the table.  It is perfect for those end of the season picnics and potlucks.

Rustic Fruit Tart - homemade pie crust filled with blueberries and nectarines  http://www.insidebrucrewlife.com

 Let’s talk about the weather for a minute.  I love summer and everything about it.  The beach, the sun, the tan lines, the fruit.  But I really love fall.  It is my absolute favorite season of the year.  If I could find a place that was fall 3/4th of the year and spring/summer for the other 1/4th of the year, I would seriously pack our bags and move there.

There is something about this time of year that just gets me.  I love the chilly days when I have to wear jeans and sweatshirts..  The smell of crispy leaves in the air coming in my open windows makes me so happy.  Then there are the colors.  Red, orange, and yellow leaves with the sun coming through.  Best. Thing. Ever.     [Read more...]