Mint Striped Delight and $25.00 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

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So I couldn’t let this green season go by without at least one new mint recipe! You may have noticed that I’ve been in a bit of a key lime mood lately when it comes to green foods but I love mint too.  One of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day treats is a Shamrock Shake.  Life changing when I learned to make them at home!! Today’s recipe is chocolately, minty and light and fluffy  It is made with a layer of crushed oreo cookies, then a layer of minty cream [Continue Reading...]

Frozen Lemon Dessert

Frozen Lemon Dessert

It’s the 10th day of the month, so I’ve gathered my creative blogging friends, and we came up with a PASTEL theme to create projects around, since SPRING is upon us! This begins our 11th month with this collaboration. We had so much fun with it the past 10 months, we decided to take it another round. One friend needed to part ways, so we added the amazingly talented Chelsea from Two Twenty One to the mix. If you’ve missed the past ten months of fun, please check them out! [Continue Reading...]

Red Raspberry Pavlova

Red Raspberry Pavlova

It’s the time again! Welcome to the blog hop featuring 10 of our favorite creative bloggers. This month’s theme is RED. There are so many fun projects to choose from- recipes, decor, and so much more! We’d love for you to pin the collage below, and then go see all the other fabulous projects created by some of our friends. Be sure and check out all the awesome RED projects from my blogger friends! 1. ‘Or so she says…‘ sharing Chocolate Cherry Cream Pie 2. Lolly Jane sharing Rustic Love Wood Barn Sign 3. Your [Continue Reading...]

Vanilla Cherry and Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Floats

Vanilla Cherry and Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Floats

When I was young and we would go out to dinner one of my favorite things was when my parents allowed us to order a Shirley Temple.  For those of you who may never have even heard of Shirley Temple (a child actress from a really long time ago!) it is a drink named in her honor and is a combination of grenadine (cherry syrup) and 7-up.  I always felt so grown up when I was able to order one and they were so yummy. It has become a Christmas [Continue Reading...]

Peppermint Ice Cream Dark Chocolate Cake Roll

Peppermint Ice Cream Roll

At our house cake can not be eaten without ice cream.  It is a rule! When  Pillsbury®  sent me some of their new holiday flavored products I was excited to try out the dark chocolate cake mix.  Peppermint is another one of their holiday favorites and one of my personal favorites too! Peppermint is the perfect companion to dark chocolate in my book!  I wait all year for peppermint ice cream to come out in the stores so I decided to make a peppermint ice cream dark chocolate cake roll. [Continue Reading...]

Cupcake Milkshakes and Blendtec Blender Giveaway – $500.00 value!

Cupcake Milkshakes

I think a good, high powered blender is a kitchen necessity.  The Blendtec Blender is just that – a kitchen necessity.  One thing you need to understand though, it’s not any ordinary blender.  It is really a blending machine! A Blendtec Blender will do things  no ordinary machine will do!  Within seconds it can blend up just about anything.   Once you use a high powered blender like a Blendtec Blender you will never go back to just an ordinary blender. When  Blendtec sent me one of the blenders as well [Continue Reading...]

Apple Pudding Cake with Caramel Sauce

Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

Today I have a Recipe Redo of the very first recipe I ever shared here on the blog back in November 2007.  I think the the very first dessert recipe definitely deserves a Recipe Redo and a little more attention, don’t you?! Do you have a favorite dessert that smells and tastes just fall?  I do and it’s this one. I anxiously await the fall each year so I can make Apple Pudding Cake.  It is one of those desserts that just needs to be eaten in the fall. Apple [Continue Reading...]

Fresh Blueberry Ice Cream

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I have to begin this post with a direct quote from my husband upon tasting today’s treat. “This is the BEST ice cream you have ever made!” This comment was not made once but made multiple times while he enjoyed his bowl full of Fresh Blueberry Ice Cream. This is REALLY the BEST ice cream you have ever made!” I think he liked and I liked it too.  Actually I think you can say we LOVED it!  We had the sister missionaries from our church over for dinner this week [Continue Reading...]

Lemon Ice Cream

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I am a huge ice cream fan. Usually my dessert of choice. I love to make homemade ice cream in the summer but I certainly don’t limit my ice cream making to the summer months. It’s pretty much a year round activity at our house. As you know one of my other loves is lemon so coming up with the perfect lemon ice cream was a pretty big priority for me. I think I may have found it. The perfect lemon ice cream needs to have just the right amount [Continue Reading...]