Summer ala Mode ☀️

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Summer just wouldn’t be summer without ice cream. Which puts this frozen treat in popular demand.

So then, should you go out for ice cream? 

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Before you do, you should know the risks.

Risks?

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Uh, yeah.

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Racing the neighborhood kids to the ice cream truck? Not a good idea. Those kids are hungry. Aggressive. And probably faster than you.

 

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A walk in the park? Not so much. Combine heat and gravity and you have a tragic cone decapitation on your hands. Er, on the ground.

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Ye old ice cream parlor. Surely, that’s safe? Until your cone self combusts.

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Well then, how about a treat right outside the comfort of your own home? 

Weather forecast, cloudy with a chance of soccer balls.

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And don’t forget about all of the ice cream predators lurking out there. 

Man’s best friend? Not when ice cream is involved.

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Gentle giants, not when their tongue is bigger than your head.

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Let’s face it, ice cream can drive even the most motherly of creatures to a life of crime.

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So, does going out for ice cream still seem like a good idea?

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My recommendation, stay safe, and try one of these delightful ice cream creations in the safety of your own kitchen.

 

13 Ice Cream Creations to Cool Off Your Summer…safely

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Recipe here by Life, Love and Sugar

Ice Cream Nachos

Recipe here by Moms and Munchkins 


Salted Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Brownie Cake

Recipe here by Coley Cooks

Giant Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Recipe here by Taste of Home

Easy Fried Ice Cream

Recipe here by Divas Can Cook

Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Ice Cream Tart

Recipe here by Home Made Interest

Ice Cream Tacos

Recipe here by I Love Cooking

Swiss Roll Ice Cream Dome Cake

Recipe here by Wild Yeast

 Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Cupcakes

Recipe here by Growing up Gabel

 Ice Cream Pizza

Recipe here by The Recipe Rebel

 Ice Cream Churro Bowls

Recipe here by Buzzfeed

Mocha Mud Pie

Recipe here by Shiny Life Blog

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Baked Alaska

Recipe here by Baking a Moment

 

In conclusion, eat responsibly this summer. Close your windows, lock your doors,

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and above all, enjoy your ice cream. You deserve it.

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13 Chocolate Walnut Recipes

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What if I told you that it was National Walnut Day?

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and I had lots of Walnut Recipes?

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CHOCOLATE walnut recipes?

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Admittedly, walnuts are not on the top of my Favored Nut List. So, when I discovered that it was National Walnut Day, I was on the search for recipes that would change my mind. The desserts I found, did not disappoint. Turns out, the walnut is quite a versatile ingredient, pairing well with many flavors, and offering a wide variety of textures.


Are you a fan of walnuts? If so, what’s your favorite way to enjoy them?


13 Chocolate Walnut Desserts

Chocolate Walnut Meringue Cake with Dulce de Leche Buttercream

Recipe here by Let the Baking Begin


Chocolate Banana Cake with Maple Glazed Walnuts

Recipe here by My New Roots

Salted Chocolate Walnut Tart

Recipe here by SBS

Walnut Fudge

Recipe here by Once Upon a Chef

Chocolate Cherry Walnut Torte

Recipe here by Thrive Market

Kentucky Bourbon Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Recipe here by Craving 4 More

Coffee Cake with Chocolate Walnut Streusal

Recipe here by Bon Appetit 

Chocolate Orange Brownies

Recipe here by The Peach Kitchen

Chocolate Walnut Cinamon Rolls

Recipe here by The Little Epicurean

Chocolate Dipped Cherry Apricot Walnut Biscotti

Recipe here by Periodic Table

Chocolate Walnut Strudel

Recipe here by Vegan in the Freezer

Kenucky Derby Chocolate Walnut Pie

Recipe here by Spicy Southern Kitchen

Pear Chocolate Walnut Crumble

Recipe here by The Brick Kitchen

13 Chocolate Coconut Recipes Inspired by the Samoa Girl Scout Cookie

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Every year the package arrives. Those famous Girl Scout cookies.

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While I’m no snob to the wondrous Thin Mint, sometimes (meaning often), I crave that chocolate caramel toasted coconut goodness that’s wrapped up perfectly in the Samoa cookie.

 

Once in the house, that’s all I can think about. (Yes, I’m ill that way.)

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Five minutes later…no more cookies. ☹️

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What’s a gal to do? 

Find more ways to recreate those flavors!

13 Ways to Get Your Samoa-fix All Year Long


Giant Samoa Cookie

Video recipe here by Tastemade

Samoa Rice Krispy Treats

Recipe here by Jenny Evolution 

Samoa Doughnuts

Recipe here by PaleoOMG

Samoa Pretzels

Recipe here by Twigg Studios

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Samoa Bundt Chocolate Cake 

Recipe here by Betsy Life

Samoa Milkshake

Recipe here by House of Yumm

Samoa Brownies

Recipe here by Deliciously Yum

Samoa Ice Cream Cake

Recipe here by Mariah’s Pleasing Plates

Samoa Pull-Apart Bread

Recipe here by I Wash You Dry

 

Samoa Cookie Pie

Recipe here by Averie Cooks

Crockpot Coconut Hot Chocolate 

Recipe here by How Sweet It Is

Chocolate Coconut Caramal Upside Down Cake 

Recipe here by Mind Over Batter

Samoa Apple Bites

Recipe here by Spoon University

What’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie flavor?

13 Chocolate Recipes for Mint Lovers

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Who’s ready to add more greens to their diet? 

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If the words Grasshopper, Thin Mints, or Andes trigger hunger, these Mint Chocolate recipes are for you! 

 

13 Mint Chocolate Recipes

 

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Crunch Cake

Recipe here by Cake Merchant

 

Dark Chocolate Mint Chip Whoopie Pies

Recipe here by Sugar Spun Run

 

Chocolate Cupcakes with Fluffy Mint Chip Buttercream  

Recipe here by Cooking Classy

Mint Chip Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Recipe here by Baking a Moment

 

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Tart

Recipe here by Homemade Interest

Grasshopper Pie

Recipe here by Sugar Hero

 

Double Chocolate Mint Chip Skillet Cookie

Recipe here by Sweet Anna’s

 

Thin Mint Milkshake

Recipe here by Broma Bakery

Mint Chocolate Chip Doughnuts

Recipe here by Dessert for Two

 

Mint Chocolate Oreo Brookies 

Recipe here by Averie Cooks

 

Mint Chocolate Chip Scones 

Recipe here by Created by Diane

 

Mint Chocolate Meringue

Recipe here by Daring Gourmet 

 

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Recipe here by Host the Toast

 

 

 

 

13 Chocolate Desserts Created for the Ultimate Oreo Fans

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When it’s National Oreo Day and you don’t have any cookies…

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And you can’t stop thinking about them.

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And suddenly, everything around you reminds you of the glorious cookie.

There’s no denying it, you’ve got to have them.

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You make a desperate trip to the store.

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And finally, find happiness.

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Slam. Dunk!

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(You did remember to buy an extra bag or two for baking, right?)

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13 Oreo Cookie Recipes

Homemade Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches

Recipe here by Bite Me More

Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Cake

Recipe here by Delish

 

Oreo Cannoli 

Recipe here by Foodiggity 

 

Oreo Doughnut 

Recipe here by Baker by Nature

 

Oreo Cookies n Cream Swiss Roll

Recipe here by Crazy for Crust

Deep Fried Cookie Dough Oreo

Recipe here by Doughmesstic 

Cookies n Cream Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Recipe here by Life Made Sweeter

Oreo Rice Krispies

Recipe here by Shari Blogs 

 

Oreo Cookie Cobbler

Recipe here by Call Me PMC

 

Oreo Brownie Trifle

Recipe here by Baker Homemaker

Chocolate Chess Oreo Pie

Recipe here by Something Swanky

 

Oreo Popcorn

Recipe here by Pop Sugar 

 

Death by Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes  

Recipe here by Instructibles 

13 Berry Chocolate Desserts for National Strawberry Day

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 It’s Strawberry Day, and I can’t wait to dig into those sweet, juicy strawberries…

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as long as they’re drenched in rich luxurious chocolate.

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13 Chocolate Strawberry Recipes

No Bake Chocolate Strawberry Tart

Recipe here by Home is Where the Boat Is

 

Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Cake

 Recipe here by OMGChocolateDesserts 


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Milkshake 

Recipe here by Yammie’s Nashery 


Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries 

 Recipe here by Sprinkle Bakes


Strawberry Chocolate Galette

Recipe here by Bakerita


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie

Recipe here by Crazed Mom


Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichanga 

 Recipe here by Mom on Timeout 

 


Strawberry Oreo Icebox Cake

 Recipe here by Sweetest Menu


Dark Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream

Recipe here by Love and Olive Oil


Chocolate Strawberry Cake

 Recipe here by Liv for Cake


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cream Puffs

 Recipe here by Our Best Bites


Chocolate Strawberry Bark

 Recipe here by The Merchant Baker


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies

 Recipe here by Closet Cooking

13 Non-Chocolate Drool-worthy Desserts

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No Chocolate?  

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If you’ve visited this site before, you might be thinking…

This post-

I can’t believe it’s not chocolate!

That’s because today is National Opposite Day!

So, today only, I bring you-

13 Non-Chocolate Desserts, and believe it or not, even lacking my favorite ingredient, they’re ridiculously scrumptious!

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Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Recipe here by Novice Chef Blog

Coconut Flan

Recipe here by Food Network 

Boozy Butterscotch Cinnamon Roll Cake

Recipe here by The Moon Blush Baker

Banana Cream Pie

Recipe here by A Spicy Perspective 


Twinkie Bundt Cake

Recipe here by The Kitchen Prep Blog

Creme Brulee Doughnuts

Recipe here by Sugar Hero

Blackberry Peach Hand Pies

Recipe here by Blackberry Girl

Individual Frozen Key Lime Pies

Recipe here by This Silly Girl’s Life

 

Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Recipe here by Torna-Dough Alli


Lemon Molten Cake

Recipe here by Cooking Classy

Banana Pudding Taramisu

Recipe here by Grand Baby Cakes

Orange Rolls

Recipe here by Lil Luna

Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichanga 

Recipe here by OMG Chocolate Desserts