Celebrate the Season with Peppermint Christmas Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Celebrate the Season with Peppermint Christmas Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Photo: Holly Wade

‘Tis the season for all things peppermint and I am HERE FOR IT! If you’re a kid at heart like me, you know that it’s never too cold for ice cream, so these homemade peppermint Christmas cookie ice cream sandwiches are the perfect way to celebrate the season. Made with homemade chocolate peppermint sugar cookies cut into scalloped circles, you can use ANY ice cream flavor for the filling and roll the finished ice cream sandwiches in crushed peppermint. Continue Reading

DIY 4th of July Popsicles, Two Ways: One for Kids and One for Adults!

Recipe: 4th of July popsicles!

Here’s a summertime tip: Always make popsicles. Summer is here, which means the Fourth of July is on the way and you probably have a barbeque to host. Whether you’re holding a kid-friendly summer party or an adults-only celebration, popsicles will make everyone happy, including you! That’s because they’re ridiculously easy to make, you can prep them far in advance, and nothing tastes better on a hot day than a refreshing popsicle. We have two tasty recipes for you to prep this summer. Continue Reading

Real Talk: What’s the Best Christmas Cookie?

Real Talk: What's the Best Holiday Cookie?

I never believed in Santa Claus.

I was raised in a pragmatic and practical household. My parents were, and are, no-nonsense folk. Keen on traditions, but not fond excess frill. This was true during the holidays, too. From the very beginning, there was no Santa. He was just a story, a nice idea. Instead of the jolly man in the red suit, there was gratitude for one another, and drawn-out appreciation for gifts received (we were only allowed to open two gifts a day – one in the morning and one at night – for the duration of the twelve days of Christmas, or until the gifts ran out). Continue Reading

Real Talk: Does Anyone Actually Like Pumpkin Pie?

Real Talk: What's the Best Thanksgiving Pie?

When it comes to Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s easy to get obsessed about the details. The holidays only come once a year and it sucks to feel like you missed out on the festivities. We all have certain traditions that make the holidays just feel like the holidays. One year as a kid, my mom tried to change up Thanksgiving dinner. She didn't feel like cooking the same old turkey and green bean casserole, so instead we had a thematic dinner. Continue Reading

Hey, Coffee Lovers! Try These Caramel Mocha Coffee Pops

Make these: Caramel Mocha Coffee Popsicles

Here's the situation: It's summer. It's scorchingly hot outside, the sun is beating down, the A/C seems to be broken, and you just can't stop sweating. On top of all this, you still haven't had your morning cup of coffee yet! What do you do?? Well, if I were you, I'd whip up some of these delicious mocha caramel coffee popsicles (say that five times fast) to prepare yourself for any worst case scenario!           I love coffee, but I also love frozen treats, so this recipe is a win-win in my culinary book.  Continue Reading

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Tart with Shortbread Crust & Peaches

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Tart with Shortbread Crust & Peaches
photo: Kristine’s Kitchen

National Cheesecake Day was a few days ago and I’m still celebrating at my home. This deliciously simple Greek yogurt cheesecake is perfect for a light summer dessert that you don’t have to feel guilty about!      

 Get the recipe for this shortbread delight over on Kristine’s Kitchen!

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9 Recipes and Decoration Ideas For Thanksgiving Pie

pie decorations and recipesCupcakes come and go, but pies last forever. Isn’t that how the saying goes? I love pie more than words can say and so I felt we just needed a roundup of some of the best recipes & decor ideas that the web has to offer! Grab a napkin because you’ll be drooling over these tasty treats.

 

Pie Decorations & recipesDecorative pie designs via Style Me Pretty 

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Scalloped pie decoration via The Proper Pinwheel 

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Crust assortments via Martha Stewart 

pie decorations and recipesClassic Lattice with Whole Wheat Vodka Crust via Babble 

pie decorations and recipesBlackberry Cutout Pie via Family Feedbag 

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Apple Rose cream pie via Joysama 

decorations and recipes for pieStrawberry Sour Cream by via Two Delighted 

pie decorations and recipesCrust tree art via Green Wedding Shoes 

pie decorations and recipesFloral Pie Wreath via The Proper Pinwheel 

Happy baking! 

Weekend (Foodie) Project: How to Make Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker

Well, it’s officially August, and the summer ice cream recipes are still flowing pretty steadily around the web (and on Pinterest). Honestly though, I never give all those recipes a second thought, no matter how delicious they may look, because I don’t have that magic thing that I need: an ice cream maker. Luckily though, I have good news on that front…I will most definitely be paying more attention to those ice cream recipes now because it turns out, you can make your own ice cream without a machine. 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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How To: Make Designer Marimekko-Inspired Macarons

created at: 01/31/2013

You may be familiar with the Unikko pattern, an iconic floral print from Finnish textile giant Marimekko. The bold print has been around since 1964 and graces everything from bedding to ceramics to shoes to cotton fabric-by-the-yard. It’s the floral darling of the textile design world. It also, apparently, makes for a fine-tasting macaron!      

Laura from Craftstorming recently came up with this plan (and recipe) for creating these mod, Marimekko-inspired macarons as part of her Sew Yummy column*. Continue Reading