Patriotic Ice Cream Bon Bons

Patriotic Ice Cream Bonbons 4th of July Independence Day

There is a quick treat waiting in your freezer when you make a batch of these Ice Cream Bonbons. Your choice of ice cream is enclosed in a thin dark chocolate shell…a gratifying combination that is as pleasing to look at as it is to eat. Ideally these confections would be made in a chocolate truffle mold, but you can easily improvise with plastic ice trays or small gelatin molds. For best results, use a good quality dark chocolate, which {Read More}

Red, White & Blue Patriotic OREO Cookies

Red White & Blue OREO Cookies 2

RED, WHITE & BLUE PATRIOTIC OREO COOKIES ***Makes 12 servings*** 1 cookie = 1 serving INGREDIENTS 12 oz. Wilton red chocolate melts 12 Oreo sandwich cookie (any black & white sandwich cookie will suffice) 12 candy sticks (located with the Wilton items at major retailers) Patriotic sprinkles 2-3 short cups to stand the Oreos up in after dipping DIRECTIONS In a microwave safe dish melt the red Wilton candy melts in 30 second increments. Stir after every 30 seconds and {Read More}

Patriotic Cupcakes with Blue Frosting & Sprinkles


PATRIOTIC CUPCAKES *Makes approximately 24 cupcakes. 1 cupcake = 1 serving. INGREDIENTS 1 C. sugar ½ C. butter or margarine, softened 3 egg whites 1 ½ C. flour 2 tsp. baking powder ½ C. milk 2 tsp. vanilla ½ C. red, white and blue sprinkle (I found mine at Joann Fabrics) – you might want to add a little bit more or less depending on how colorful you’d like your cupcakes to be  + extra to sprinkle on top of {Read More}

15 Cool Summer Ice Cream Concoctions @foodie @foodiebyglam

I love ice cream!

  I remember as a young child spending summers at my grandmothers house. This was just something that my sister and I did every summer. We really looked forward to it. My cousins were there as well so we always had a pretty full house and got into some trouble had a lot of fun. One of the highlights of our day was most definitely the jingling bells of the ice cream man’s truck. We would run screaming around the {Read More}

Double Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Chip Filling Recipe

Double Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Chip Filling Recipe

We are chocolate lovers in this house and when it comes to cupcakes, the more chocolate the better. These cupcakes are delicious and look fantastic. DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP FILLING INGREDIENTS 1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour 6 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract 3 large eggs, room temperature ¾ cup buttermilk (milk + 1 tsp vinegar added) 1 and ½ cups chocolate chips, melted 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened 1 tsp baking {Read More}

15 Delicious Cake Recipes

15 Delicious Cake Recipes

We love cakes in this house. We like to make them, bake them and more. Shopping for cake ingredients and deciding what cakes to make is fun for my family. We spend hours trying to figure out what to make next. There are some really fun recipes included below that we thought our readers might enjoy. There are cakes for all skill levels along with all ingredient counts. The next step  is to just decide which cake you want to {Read More}

Asian BBQ Brisket Tacos #BrisketisBack

Asian BBQ Brisket Tacos

I was delighted to work with Arby’s as they brought back their fabulous Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich. That’s right! The Arby’s Smokehouse Brisket is back. ABOUT THE ARBY’S SMOKEHOUSE BRISKET Arby’s Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich is loaded with smoky layers. First you’ve got your tender brisket, smoked with real smoke from real fire for at least 13 real hours. Then you’ve got smoked Gouda, mayo and its tangy counterpart, barbecue sauce (inherently smoky)—all garnished with crunchy fried onions and sitting inside a {Read More}

Lemon Poppyseed Scones

Lemon Poppyseed Scones Closeup

I love the flavor of lemon. I mean I really really love it. I have always had a love affair for all things citrus. LEMON POPPYSEED SCONES Yield: 8 Scones One of the major pitfalls of most scone recipes is a final product that is too dry and “tough.” This recipe includes plenty of liquids to keep the scones moist, however the “toughness” is often a result of over-handling the dough. When handling the dough, it is important not to {Read More}

Roasted Corn Salsa

Asian BBQ Brisket Tacos Roasted Corn Salsa

ROASTED CORN SALSA INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp olive oil 2 ears of corn, shuck it and cut the corn off the ear 1 medium orange pepper, small dice 1 small sweet onion, small dice 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over high heat until hot. Add the corn and cook for one minute. Add the peppers and onions. Saute untill charred. The key is to not mess with the {Read More}

Pomegranate Berry Popsicles

Pomegranate Berry Popsicles

Summer is here and my kids are asking begging for popsicles. I love making and buying popsicles. This summer we have been searching for different recipes involving fruit and freezing. Making popsicles is fun and a great way to get more fruit into your kids diets. Plus you can also mix and match by putting in your favorite ingredients. This recipe turned out perfectly. The lemonade was very easy to make and it made the popsicles so much better rather {Read More}