Black Bayou Lake, Monroe, Louisiana | longdistancebaking.com

Welcome to Louisiana: Black Bayou Lake

Well I've been in Louisiana for a couple months now, and I still don't understand what a bayou is. To me, it just looks the same as a river. Except there are trees growing in it? And alligators. And snakes. And who knows what else that probably wants to kill you. But really, other than slightly fearing for my life every time I go near the water, it really is kind of beautiful. Black … [Read More...]

Caramel Pretzel Brownies | longdistancebaking.com

Caramel Pretzel Brownies

Let me start out with a confession: I originally only made these brownies because I had leftover caramel and pretzels from the Everything Cookie Bars. But, they resulted in the best brownies I have ever made! Now, there is a time and place for a boxed brownie mix. I can admit that. However this is not that time or that place. You need these homemade brownies because they are rich, and … [Read More...]

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Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Smoothie

I'm on a health kick... again. Remember, I strive for progress not perfection blah, blah, blah... but with this smoothie, I don't feel like I have to give anything up! This is the summer of oatmeal and coconut. Lately, I can't seem to make a recipe that does not call for one or both of these items on the ingredient list and I look for any excuse to sneak them both into any recipe. Case in … [Read More...]

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Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Coconut and chocolate- now that's a winning combination right there! I've had a hankering for coconut desserts lately. Ever since I made these Haystack Energy Bites (which I've made 3 times in the last month and plan on making another batch this … [Read More...]

Oreo Cookies and Cream Ice Cream | longdistancebaking.com

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

If you haven't noticed, we have quite the ice cream obsession around here. But can you blame us?! It's summer! And ice cream is delicious. When I was growing up we got to have "treat" each night before bed. It could be anything: cookies and milk, … [Read More...]

Everything Cookie Bars - chocolate chips, caramel, pretzels and peanut butter! | longdistancebaking.com

Everything Cookie Bars

Sometimes you move to a new city and have to make new friends. And sometimes these new friends invite you over and tell you to bring dessert. Being a food blogger, you feel like you need something impressive. As usual, your other half suggest "those … [Read More...]

Strawberry Sorbet - 5 ingredients in only 30 minutes! | longdistancebaking.com

Strawberry Sorbet

What's the weather been like where you're at lately? It seems like everywhere is hot, hot, hot! I'm a firm believer that the only way to beat the heat is frozen desserts. And I also just really like ice cream. Sometimes though, it's even too hot … [Read More...]

What to do in Memphis | longdistancebaking.com

Memphis, Tennessee

Before I'd moved to Louisiana, the furthest south I'd ever been was Washington, D.C. Does that count!? Is D.C. even considered to be in the South?? Now that we're down here, we plan on making the most of our time in a new area and traveling as much … [Read More...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie - using Blue Diamond Almond Milk! | longdistancebaking.com

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

One major perk of the fiancé's new job is that we both get memberships to the athletic club in town. I attempted to get into running a few summer's ago, when Kelly and I did the San Francisco Half Marathon, buuuuttt after we ran that race I kind of … [Read More...]