Need to quench your thirst, and only a particularly sweet brew will do the trick? This copy cat Sonic ocean water is just the thing. It’s sweet, but not overly so, and fizzy with notes of lemon lime & coconut in a pretty blue hue.
A creamy, fruity sweet treat, this healthy Dole pineapple whip is a spot on copy cat of Disney parks’ infamous dessert. Served with a dollop of whipped cream and colorful paper straws, they’re a tasty frozen dessert both kids & adults will adore.
Meat isn’t always essential to a hearty Mexican style meal, and these vegetarian Spicy Rice & Bean Burritos are the ultimate proof. Stuffed with a hearty seasoned rice & bean mixture, these burritos will fit any menu.
Dessert season is year round, but different types definitely have a season. You’re going to want to add this frozen hot chocolate recipe to your Summer menu. It’s the absolute best way to get your sweet chocolate fix and cool off.
Get your favorite fast food sandwich fix without ever leaving the house. A Copy Cat Arby’s Beef N’ Cheddar tastes just like the original, but it’s ready in a flash with ingredients already in your kitchen.
In the past year I’ve seen fold over elastic hair ties for sale everywhere. Tons of Etsy shops, even larger, commercial retailers like Anthropologie are carrying them. When I first saw them in the store I had a moment. A serious, “Where have you been all my life?!’ moment. Then BOOM, I noticed the price tag they were toting. $12 for a set of 5. However, after looking at them (okay, okay…it was more like coveting) and their simplicity, I knew I could make my own. For pennies. A year later, I’m still in love with these bad boys. And I’m here today to share the love with you!
The Sunshine Shoppe has a great selection of fold over and regular elastic in a variety of colors (even glittery elastic! and let’s be honest, are you ever really too old for glittery accessories?) and they’re prices are great! Less than 50 cents a yard? Yes! The amount of hair ties a yard of elastic makes looks like a lifetime supply. Plenty to share with your children or your friends. Seriously, share the love. I used to use store-bought hair ties and even the ones without the metal bands still manage to catch and pull my hair. I haven’t lost a single hair, or shed a tear, with these wonderful homemade hair ties. Love them. A LOT. And I guarantee you will too.
These adorable ties are so easy to make and you don’t have to panic if you lose one. You can just cut out another. Hair ties. For pennies. Genius!
DIY Boutique Style Hair Ties
- elastic, I used 5/8 fold over elastic and 3/8 regular elastic
- Begin by creating a ‘template’ piece of elastic. To do this, gently wrap the elastic around your wrist. You want it to fit just like a regular spare hair tie would. When you’ve gotten the length right, cut the elastic.
- Using your template piece as a pattern, cut out the desired number of elastic strips.
- To form the hair tie, knot the two ends together and pull tight.
- Finish off the ends of the hair ties by cutting them at a diagonal or with two points
Thank you to 2 sisters, 2 cities for introducing me to The Sunshine Shoppe!
It’s not always feasible to load up the kids and swing by the store for one of our favorite treats. With this Copy Cat Wendy’s Frosty, we can enjoy our favorite frozen chocolate-y dessert whenever we want. Cool off your crew with a batch of this irresistible sweet treat.
On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than a nice cold and frosty treat to help keep cool.
Think of a glass of ice-cold lemonade, or a frosty popsicle fresh from the freezer.
While we all have our own favorites and readily use them as part of our summer arsenal to stop the heat’s oppressive assault, pets are often left out of this kind of treat. ‘Frosty Paws’ offer an ‘ice cream’ type treat for your K-9 friend that’s perfectly safe for their consumption.
However, even though our Bentley is very near and dear to my heart, I couldn’t bring myself to continue to pay the high costs just for a bag of frozen dog treats, especially when I read the ingredient list and realized how simple it would be to make my own. It was simple, easy peasy.
Now Bentley is happy, healthy, and not nearly as hot after a romp outside.
These frosty paws frozen dog treats are really versatile as well, and easily adaptable.
While the recipe I’ve given you today is how I make them most often. I have made these with finely ground chicken & chicken broth, and I’ve also included pulverized egg shells as a calcium supplement with great success.
Copy-Cat ‘Frosty Paws’ Frozen Dog Treats
Copy-Cat Frosty Paws Frozen Dog Treats
- 32 oz yogurt I've used plain, strawberry, and vanilla before
- 1 mashed ripe banana or 1 baby food jar of fruit
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp honey
- ice cube tray
- Mix all ingredients in a mixer or a blender until evenly combined.
- Spoon the batter into the ice cube trays.
- Pop out and store in a zip locking bag in your freezer.
- Give your fur-baby a treat!
This version of Homemade Spaghetti O’s is always a hit with the entire family. Pasta rings coated with a sweet homemade sauce, the kids will never guess it didn’t come from a can.