Make It: Easy 3-Ingredient Homemade Dog Ice Cream

The dog days of summer are fast approaching! Keep your favorite four-legged friend cool with some homemade doggie ice cream. With only 3 simple, all-natural ingredients, this homemade treat is a cinch to make and will leave your dog begging for more!        

How amazing do the flavors Peanut Butter Pumpkin, Coconut Blueberry, and Strawberry Coconut Butter sound?? No doubt you’ll want to sneak a taste for yourself (for the record, the Coconut Blueberry one is DELICIOUS)! Continue Reading

Roundup: 25 Easy Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas!

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Valentine’s Day is next week, which means it’s time to get busy with the treat making! We’re here to help with 25 simple, homemade treat ideas that will make perfect “thinking of you” gifts for neighbors, teachers, co-workers, play-date parents, kids, or anyone on your V-Day list!      

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2. Chocolate-Covered Valentine Pretzels

3. Ice Cream Sandwich Hearts

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4. Cross-stitch Cookies

5. Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

6. Edible Arrow Valentines

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7. Woodsy Woodsman Cookies

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Bake It: Homemade “Insta-Graham” Cookies

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Bahaha… “Insta-Graham” cookies. Pure silliness, but so nerdy, I just might have to make some.     

Or make someone make them for me, because I tend towards laziness when it comes to fancy foodstuffs. If YOU are that lucky person who is so generously offering to make them for me *ahem*, check out the how-to on Bakerella!

Sidebar: Y’all should totally follow Curbly on Instagram while we’re on the subject. Just sayin’.

How To: Make Delicious Mini Pear Pies

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I love pears. I love pie. I love miniature things. Can you even imagine how much I love these mini pear pies?! That kind of love, dear readers, is truly immeasurable.    

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If you want to give these a go this weekend — or the next time you need to impress with your awesome baking prowess — head over to Share My Kitchen for the recipe and instructions. Oh, and save a mini pear pie for me! Continue Reading

How To: Make Homemade Coconut Cayenne Cacao Truffles!

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A sweet and spicy combo can’t be beat — I have a feeling these coconut cayenne cacao balls will land a seriously delicious punch!    

Kathleen Shannon shares her recipe for making these scrumptious treats in her guest post on Design Crush. Not only are they beautiful looking, but these homemade truffles are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and have no added sugar. WHOA. That pretty much means I can eat 20 of them without guilt, right??

Get the recipe and directions right here! Continue Reading

Roundup: 15 Sweet and Savory — and Oh-So-Spooky — Halloween Treats!

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In case you hadn’t heard, Halloween is right around the corner! We’ve decided to eat our way to the finish line with some of these sweet and savory — and oh-so-spooky — treats! Happy haunting!     

1. Frankenstein Baked Peppers

2. Fruit Mummies

3. Wicked Witch Cupcakes

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4. Creepy Coconut-Kiwi Eyeball Panna Cotta

5. Meringue Bones and ‘Blood’ Jam

6. Brain Cupcakes

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7. Eyeball Soup

8. Apple Smiles

9. Melon Brain

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10. Hummus with Carrot Fingers

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How To: Make Fresh Pineapple Sorbet

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Thiiiiiiis looks amazing. I’m a big fan of pineapple, frozen goodies, and have I mentioned pineapple? Three simple ingredients make this cool, homemade treat even more appetizing!    

Christy from The Girl Who Ate Everything (sounds like my kind of girl — Christy, let’s be friends!) shares this simple recipe. All you need is a pineapple, a little bit of sugar, and water! Check out how to turn those three things into frozen sorbet magic right here. Continue Reading

Bake It: Back-to-School Pencil Push-Up Cake Pops

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Can you believe it’s back-to-school season already?? I swear the summer was just getting started! (I haven’t even been to the pool yet… how sad is that?) To kick off all these school shenanigans, here’s a very clever treat to bake, make, and give!    
Would you be surprised to know that this sweet treat idea comes from Angie Dudley of Bakerella fame? Probably not, right? That lady is all kinds of creative, I tell ya.

This “Pencil Push-Up Cake Pop” requires a simple white cake recipe and frosting (along with a bit of food coloring, of course) and some push-pop containers, which you can find in abundance online or at specialty kitchen and cookware shops. Continue Reading

Make It: Super Easy Frozen Yogurt Pops

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Summer is coming! Cool down with a yogurt pop — this healthy frozen snack is a cinch to make. Here’s how.   

Karen from The Hazel Bloom came up with this idea: grab a small 4oz container of your favorite yogurt. Stab a popsicle stick or chopstick through the foil. Freeze. Pop it out and enjoy!

See more pretty photos and great food tips over on The Hazel Bloom.

Bake It: Cinco de Mayo Piñata Cookies

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Cinco de Mayo is next week (holy cow, how is it May already??) and these colorful, treat-filled piñata cookies are perfect for kicking off the festivities!   

 

If you can get your hands on a burro/piñata-shaped cookie cutter, all the better, but any larger animal-shaped one will do (or even a big star shape). After that, it’s all about having some fun with your colors and creating a hollow cookie “sandwich”. Sandra from SheKnows has the full scoop (and a sugar cookie recipe), so go check it out! Continue Reading