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Caramel Crunch Ice Cream Bites

Is it hot enough for ya? I guess we shouldn't complain...it is the middle of the summer:) Hot summer nights call for cool ice cream treats...even better when you can have them ready to go for little people who can't wait long for dessert:) These little caramel crunch ice cream bites can be "made" in advance....when you are ready to dish them out just pull everything out of the freezer and let them … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Appetizer and Dip Recipes!

My favorite part of eating is always appetizers -- they're always the perfect way to get ready for a scrumptious meal! If you're like me and have trouble thinking of new recipes and ideas when creating your first courses, you'll appreciate... These 20 Appetizer and Dip Recipes from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * * Strawberry Ricotta Bites @ Home Cooking Memories Pasta Salad … [Read more...]

Easy Red, White, and Blue Truffles

It's Laurie from Gallamore West, and I'm so excited that my favorite holiday is quickly approaching! The 4th of July has been my favorite holiday since I was a little girl because I love the fireworks, the BBQ, the get-togethers, and of course, the desserts! I always make a bunch of desserts on the 4th of July and this year I'm making one of my favorites to share with you- Easy Red, White and Blue … [Read more...]

Macadamia Nut Maple Glazed Bacon Recipe

Hannah and I spent Spring Break in Hawaii with my extended family. It was such a fun trip! While we were there we ate at a place called Slappy Cakes. They served us the most delicious Macadamia Nut Bacon. Hannah has been asking me to try to make it ever since. So here is a recipe that we created based on that yummy bacon we had in Hawaii! … [Read more...]

S’mores Iced Latte

The S'mores coffee craze is sweeping through and I am most definitely on the bandwagon. I'm Kelsey from Poofy Cheeks back sharing a recipe for a S'mores Iced Latte. I am a fancy coffee drink snob and I am the first to admit it. I enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning but only if it has extra cream and extra sugar. I would much rather have a sweet iced coffee concoction. Half of the time my cup of … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Red, White, and Blue Desserts!

I love making desserts for the Fourth of July -- there are so many opportunities to be festive while using bright colors and delicious fruits! Because you all linked up so many mouthwatering dessert recipes this week, today's Great Ideas post highlights... 20 Red, White, and Blue Desserts for your barbecues and parties over the next month! Double Decker Pie Bowls @ Little Miss … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Cool Summer Drinks!

One of my favorite parts of the summer is laying outside in the sun with a good book and a delicious beverage. This week, there were so many amazing drink recipes linked up, I hardly knew where to begin! Here are 20 cool summer drinks you can make for parties, dinners, or for yourself when you need some time off! Shirley Temple Recipe @ Simply Stacie Virgin Pina Colada Recipe @ Juggling … [Read more...]

Strawberry Shortcake Sliders

There really is only a few other desserts that are the quintessential summertime treat…fresh strawberries are very high on that list. I thought it would be fun to create a very simple strawberry shortcake dessert that was literally one bite. These little strawberry shortcake sliders would be a great thing to serve up at your next baby shower or summer picnic party. You can cut everything up and … [Read more...]

Raspberry Jello Poke Cake

It's Laurie from Gallamore West and I'm excited to be back here sharing one of our family's favorite traditional birthday desserts. May is a crazy busy month with three of six immediate family members celebrating their birthday this month.  And every single year my husband requests this Raspberry Jello Poke Cake for his May birthday. I love it because it's so delicious and fruity, it looks … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Versatile Vegetarian Recipes!

Not everyone always wants to eat meat, and I've noticed a lot more vegetarian recipes lately! My oldest is a vegetarian (mostly), so I'm always on the lookout for great recipes to share with him! Vegetarian or not, you'll love these great ideas -- 20 versatile vegetarian recipes! Indian Saag Paneer @ My Natural Family Quinoa Black Bean Burgers @ Pancake Warriors Greek Chicken Mac N' … [Read more...]