There’s not much better when the heat of Summer rolls around than a cold, creamy dessert to take the edge off the extreme heat. This fruity pebble ice cream cake does just that by combining two beloved meals, breakfast & dessert, into a single tasty treat. White chocolate coated fruity pebbles cereal clusters top a fruity pebble cereal infused vanilla ice cream cake. If seeing is believing, well tasting is proof- it doesn’t get any better than cooling off with a slice of this easy ice cream cake.
When the weather gets warmer, the ingredients change too. We’ve put chicken salad aside, pulled out all the stops, and opted for our simple creamy shrimp salad instead. It’s a tried and true side salad, whichever way you choose to serve it!
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Crisp green stalks of fresh asparagus are a staple of the Spring and Summer grilling season. This Grilled Caesar Asparagus is a perfect side dish to any grilled entree, or a light healthy meal all on it’s own.
On top of being the best, easiest grilled asparagus ever- this healthy version is taken to new heights when served drizzled with creamy Caesar dressing and sprinkled with shredded Parmesan cheese.
A creamy, cozy rustic soup- this Slow Cooker Copy Cat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana is the best way to soothe anything that ails you. Loaded with spicy Italian sausage, tender potato slices, and kale, it’s a full meal for the whole family when served with a slice of hearty bread.
This dish. The one that my husband calls, that one time, at that super nice Asian restaurant when I picked up my plate with every intention of licking it clean. Sluurrrrrp. No shame, none at all. Not an ounce. Well, just enough for me to regain my composure with my plate hovering in the air, mid-way to my mouth. #sorrynotsorry And you won’t be sorry either once you get a taste of this irresistible shrimp.
Do you ever take a trip down memory lane and thank the good Lord that the early 2000’s were over a decade ago and can’t believe you ever embraced those questionable fashion trends? Like using your Dad’s old neck tie as a belt, or those chunky hair highlights, aka zebra head? Yeah.
Sometimes updates are a good thing.
The chocolate chip cookie is truly an ‘All-American’ classic. It’s also pretty traditional anytime of year. I don’t know what it is, or why, but around the holidays my brain demands I change things up. And to said brain there are a few things that just *say* Christmas, one of them being a switch to white chocolate chips in my cookies.
Have you ever noticed how having kids, or caring for kids, or really just being exposed to kids on a regular basis forces you to revisit, and often rediscover, classic dishes from your own childhood? Especially when my guys were little, or going through their individual ‘picky palate’ stages, I’d have to get creative, and often the simplest answer was to call Mom and asked what the hell she had made that we would actually eat during those same trying times. And wouldn’t you know, almost every time the same things worked for me and my boys, like hot dogs and sloppy joes. But over the years we’ve all grown up (how much is often debatable 😉 ), and while we haven’t exactly outgrown these favorites, we’ve found them growing right along with us. Think of it as revisiting, and revitalizing the classics. And that’s how the Cheesy Sloppy Dog was born. And. It. Was. Glorious. And, of course, cheesy and messy enough in all its glory to be whole-heartedly embraced by both our emerging adult-selves and our inner child.
It’s that time of week again, folks!!!
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I can’t believe Christmas is only a week away. It never ceases to amaze me how fast a year goes by the older I get. And while I may have perfected my Masters in Procrastination over the years, gift buying is always an exception. I’m usually done with everything, except stocking stuffers, before the school year starts. And while I may *have* all the gifts hidden in sneaky little spots, that I can only hope I remember all of, it’s still the week before Christmas and I haven’t wrapped a single thing. Ya know what? It’s all going to work itself out, and every darn thing will get wrapped and placed perfectly under the tree, even if it’s not until 3am Christmas morning.