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 Ice Cream Sandwiches with a Twist 🍦

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Nothing perks up a blistering hot day like a cold, creamy helping of your favorite ice cream.

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Add a couple of cookies and some sprinkles, and you’ve got yourself the perfect summer treat. 

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But what happens if you’re fresh out of cookies?

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No problem. Check out these alternative ingredients, creating some unique takes on the classic ice cream sandwich.

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13 Ice Cream Sandwiches with a New Twist

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Let me know in the comment section which ones are your favorites!

 

Chocolate Profiteroles

Recipe here by Cooking NYTimes

Chocolate Dipped Doughnut Sandwiches

Recipe here Taste Spotting

Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Sandwiches

Recipe here by Sugar Hero

Chocolate Dipped Graham Cracker Ice Cream S’mores

Recipe here by Love and Olive Oil

Chocolate Dipped ‘Churros’

Recipe here by Hola Jalepeno

Ice Cream Whoopie Pies

Recipe here by Good Food Stories

Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Macarons

Recipe here by Barbara Bakes

Chocolate Fudge Brownie Sandwiches

Recipe here by Country Cleaver

Rice Crispy Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

Recipe here by The Gunny Sack

Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge Pretzel Sandwiches

Recipe here by Half Baked Harvest

Nutella Pizzelle Sandwiches

Recipe here by My Boys and Their Toys


 

Heath Bar Blondies

Recipe here by Real Simple

Chocolate Waffle Raspberry Sandwiches

Recipe here by Dessert for Two

13 Irresistible Chocolate Raspberry Desserts Perfect for Spring & Summer

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It’s that time of year, when the Easter bunny has come and gone, and summer is peeking around the corner.

 

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Around these parts, the heat is already breaking through chilly mornings, gardens are blooming with color, and sweet ripened berries are begging to be baked into scrumptious spring treats.

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13 Chocolate Raspberry Confections

Chocolate Raspberry Bavarian Torte

Recipe here by Sprinkle Bakes

Chocolate Raspberry Charlotte Royale Bombe Glacee

Recipe here by Cherry Teacakes 

 

Chocolate Ravioli with Cannoli Filling & Raspberry Sauce 

Recipe here by Pasta Princess and More

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Raspberry Chocolate Tartlets 

Recipe here by Bakerita

 

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Banana Bread 

Recipe here by Sally’s Baking Addiction

 

Chocolate Raspberry Torte 

Recipe here by Taste of Home

 

Chocolate Buttermilk Doughnuts with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting  

Recipe here by Crumbs and Chaos

 

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Sundae 

Recipe here by Life With the Crusts Cut Off

 

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fudge Brownies 

Recipe here by Toast the Host

 

Raspberry White Chocolate Waffle Pudding 

Recipe here by Taste

Chocolate Raspberry Tart 

Recipe here by Ambrosia

 

Raspberry Oreo Mocha Cheesecake Cake with Ganache

Recipe here by Recipe Rebel

 

Raspberry and Chocolate Ripple Semifreddo  

Recipe here by Bakers Royale

 

What’s your all time favorite Berry Dessert?

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13 Adorable Treats to Sweeten Up Your Easter

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These desserts are adorable, delicious, and best of all…

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…Bunny Approved.


Easter Nest Cupcakes 

Recipe here by Taming Twins

 

Chocolate Cheesecake Eggs 

Recipe here by Raspberri Cupcakes

 

Oreo Sheep

Recipe here by Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

 

Reese’s Easter Chicks

Recipe here by I Heart Naptime

 

Easter Bunny Bark 

Recipe here at The Decorated Cookie 

 

Peeps S’mores Skillet 

Recipe here by Delish

 

Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Recipe here by Life Made Simple

 

Lemon Cake with Fudgie Bunny Center

Recipe here by She Said

 

Easter Chocolate Chicks 

Recipe here by AO Life

 

Spring Chick Cake Pops

Recipe here by Bakerella

 

Easter Egg Cupcakes

Recipe here by Itsy Bitsy Foodies

 

Easter Pudding Pops with Surprise Bunny

Recipe here by She Knows

 

Carrot Top Cupcakes

Recipe here by Hungry Happenings 

 

April Fool’s Fun Food Ideas

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I’m typically not a prankster. Maybe it’s because I don’t want to upset someone, or maybe I’m afraid on how they may seek revenge on me. But, mostly, I just don’t want to be cruel. Toothpaste filled Oreos= cruel, and disgusting. Doughnuts filled with mayonnaise= very cruel, friendship pending. Lol 😉


The beauty of the food pranks below, is that the results are unexpectedly sweet. 


Welcomed April Fool’s Day Pranks

Grilled Cheese = pound cake and frosting

Recipe here by Yummly 

Steak and Fries = chocolate ice cream & cake

Recipe here by Food Network 

Shepards Pie = Rice Krispies & Marshmallows 

Recipe here by Party Pinching

Onion Rings= Twizzlers & Graham Crackers

Recipe here by Taste of Home

Chicken Pot Pie= vanilla pudding & Starbursts

Recipe here by Spoonful 


13 Warm Chocolate Comfort Foods

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Oh the weather outside is frightful, but these desserts are nothing short of delightful.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Molten Cake

Recipe here by Sally’s Baking Addiction

Slow Cooker Chocolate Turtle Bread Pudding

Recipe here by Gunny Sac

 

Warm Chocolate Chip Stuffed Soft Pretzel

Recipe here by Half Baked Harvest


Bourbon Pecan Pie with Dark Chocolate 
Recipe here by Warm Vanilla Sugar


Chocolate Cobbler
Recipe here by Tasty Kitchen

Morning Cocoa Rolls
Recipe here by Chickens in the Road


Warm Gooey Chocolate Skillet Cake
Recipe here by Alaska from Scratch

Cookie Dough Bread with Drizzle
Recipe here by Bite It!

Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce
Recipe here by Erin Blue Burke

Death by Chocolate Monkey Bread
Recipe here by Crazy for Crust

Chocolate Espresso Pudding with Marshmallows
Recipe here by Delish

Brownie Stuffed Eggrolls
Recipe here by Kosher in the Kitch

Skillet S’mores Dip
Recipe here by Our Life Tastes Good

 

 

Happy Cupcake Day!

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There’s something magical about a cupcake. Something that brings you back to your childhood. Maybe it’s the size, how it fits so perfectly in the palm of your hand. Maybe it’s the symbol, setting the stage for party and celebration. Or maybe it’s just that it’s so darn delicious, the perfect ratio of moist cake to sweet topping!


Try some of these adorable holiday cupcake ideas!


Christmas Light Cupcakes

Recipe here by Baked Bree


Christmas Tree Chocolate Cupcakes

Recipe here by Just a Taste



Rudolph Cupcakes

Recipe here by Crafty Morning


Christmas Tree Cupcake Centerpiece

Recipe here by Teaspoon Living