Peppermint Iced Tea Slushies

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Peppermint Iced Tea Slushies

Christmas is my favorite holiday. I am the annoying friend that is constantly making facebook posts about how many Fridays are left until Christmas day ( 24 by the way ūüėČ ) So when July came rolling in I knew I had to jump on the bandwagon with an amazing Christmas in July recipe. Recently, my family and I took a trip to Knoebels Amusement Park, and while there, I indulged in an iced tea slushie. I had them before, but for some reason, on that particular day, it tasted amazing! Maybe it was the heat or maybe it had just been freshly brewed, either way, it left my tastebuds wanting more. I knew I had to recreate this slushie using my own iced tea recipe and luckily I found an unopened box of leftover candy canes in my pantry. I served these Peppermint Iced Tea Slushies at my fourth of July gathering and they were a huge hit! Everyone loved them! This year, after Christmas, when the candy canes go on sale, I will be stocking up for next summer.

I want to make a note that you could certainly use peppermint schnapps in this recipe. Because I am not a heavy drinker I am uncertain on how much peppermint schnapps should be used per drink. However, I do not think it would be difficult to figure out. If you decide to make this an alcoholic drink I would love to hear how much schnapps you used and how it turned out.





40 Strawberry Recipes




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40 Strawberry Recipes to try this Summer!

 Here are 40 fun Strawberry Recipes to get you through this summer!

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1. Strawberry Sundae Yogurt Pops – Two Healthy Kitchens

2. Stuffed French Toast Breakfast Casserole w/ Strawberries & Cream topping – Two Healthy Kitchens

3. Strawberry Pound Cake – Couponing for 4

4. Strawberry Shortcake Pie – Beauty through Imperfection

5. Strawberries and Cream Shake – Simplee Thrifty

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6. Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Mascarpone Frosting – Living Sweet Moments

7. Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats – Living Sweet Moments

8. Southern Strawberry Sweet Iced Tea – Cincy Shopper

9. Strawberry Sauce – Cincy Shopper

10. Strawberry Shortcake pops – Life is Poppin’

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11. Fresh Strawberries and Creme Crepes – The Good Hearted Woman

12. Strawberry Shortcake Macaroons – A Few Short Cuts

13. Strawberry Shortcake Cookies – A Few Short Cuts

14. Strawberry Pancakes w/ Cream Cheese Glaze – Thrifty Jinxy

15. Strawberry Lemonade Pie – The Harris Teeter Deals

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16. Frozen Mint Strawberry Pies – Creative Southern Home

17. Strawberry Roll – Creative Southern Home

18. Strawberry Apple Smoothie – Ann’s Entitled Life

19. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats – Organize Yourself Skinny

20. Strawberry Orange Ginger Fizz – The Calculated Whisk

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21. Mocha Ricotta Pie w/ Strawberries – The Calculated Whisk

22. Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam – Real Life at Home

23. No Bake Strawberry Cheese Cake – Real Life at Home

24. Strawberry Nutella French Toast – Kitchen Sanctuary

25. Strawberry Oatmeal Bars – Saving Dollars & Sense

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26. Strawberry Salsa w/ Hatch Chiles – Farm Fresh Feasts

27. Strawberry Brown Sugar & Sour Cream Whole Grain Muffins – Farm Fresh Feasts

28. Strawberries and Cream Smoothie – “Cents” able Momma

29. Simple Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie РEat. Thrive. Glow.

30. Oatmeal Cream Pie Kabobs – This Momma Loves

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31. Strawberry Fluff Salad – Daily Leisure

32. Strawberry Mint & Lemon Sparkling Water – Budget Savy Diva

33. 4 Ingredient Chilled Strawberry Soup – Thrifty T’s Treasures

34. Strawberry Bread – Chaos is Bliss

35. Strawberry Lemonade Recipe – Thrifty NW Mom

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36. Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Muffins – The Shady Lane

37. Strawberry Mocha Granola – Strength & Sunshine

38. Strawberry Poke Cake – The Baking Beauty

39. Amazing Strawberry Sorbet recipe – Andrea’s Notes

40. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Muffins – Andrea’s Notes



(Cake Box Recipe) S’mores Bundt Cake




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(Cake Box Recipe) ¬†S’mores Bundt Cake

Cake box recipes are so fun! I love them and I make a lot of them. My (Cake Box Recipe) S’mores Bundt cake is super easy to make. It tastes just as fantastic as it looks! It is a moist and fluffy cake topped to resemble an S’more. ¬†And you will love the simplicity of this recipe. I think the hardest part was making the ganache, and if you have ever made ganache, you know that’s a cinch. Basically, it is just equal parts of cream and chocolate, easy peasy. Your guests will seriously think you spent all day in the kitchen. And I wouldn’t tell them any differently, what they don’t know won’t hurt them right? ūüėČ

My favorite part about this cake is using the kitchen torch. If you do not own one of these you need to! I bought mine at a kitchen store for about $12 and it was the best $12 I ever spent =P . There are so many cool recipes you can make when you own one of these. I have yet to make a creme brulee but it is next on the list. Not to mention I can have a toasted marshmallow anytime I want! haha

Tip – When putting on the marshmallow fluff, take spoonfuls and plop them all around the top of the cake, then use the back of the spoon to smooth¬†it together. Let the cake sit for about 10 minutes and you will see the marshmallow¬†fluff begin to run down the sides of the cake. It’s so easy to do and makes the cake look so elegant.

For more great s’more recipes check out my Mini Brownie S’more Bites & 23 delicious S’more recipes!¬†I think you will love them as much as I do! =)





Mom’s Fruit Salad Recipe

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Mom’s Fruit Salad Recipe¬†

My Mom’s Fruit Salad Recipe is the perfect recipe for all your summer gatherings. My mom makes this a lot in the summer and I can see why! It only takes about 5 minutes to whip up and is also budget friendly. Plus the only dishes you will dirty is the bowl you use, a knife, and a spoon, so the clean up is a breeze. Who wants to be standing in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove and a sink full of dishes in the summer anyways? Not me, that’s for sure!

Ingredients:

2 Р ( 29 oz) Cans Fruit Cocktail

2 Р( 15 oz) cans mandarin oranges

1 Р jar Maraschino Cherries

1 Р ( 15.5 oz) container strawberries with syrup ( or sugar), Thawed

2 Р Ripe Bananas

Directions: 

Pour all ingredients ( entire cans, juice and all) , except bananas, in a large serving bowl and gently mix. When ready to serve, slice bananas and add them to the fruit salad. Store in the Refridgerator.

*If you can not find Strawberries with syrup or sugar – Buy a bag of frozen strawberries and sprinkle them with sugar and let them thaw in the fridge overnight. They should make their own syrup that way.

Click her for another great recipe from my Mom – Moms Macaroni Salad





23 Delicious S’more Recipes

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23 Delicious S’more Recipes¬†

I remember when I used to think a S’more was just a piece of chocolate and a toasted marshmallow shoved between two graham crackers, not anymore! As long as you have the basic s’more flavors, chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker, s’more’s can be very versatile. I have seen them in everything from shakes, ice creams, cakes, and recently doughnuts, and it doesn’t stop there! As long as you include the basic flavors, the possibilities are endless. But don’t just take my word for it, see for yourself in this round-up of 23 Delicious S’mores Recipes!

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¬†1.¬†Chocolate Chip S’mores Cookies – Dishes and Dust Bunnies

2.¬†S’mores Cookie Pizza – Dishes and Dust Bunnies

3. Chocolately¬†S’mores Ice Cream – I am Honey Bee

4.¬†S’mores Banana Bread – I am Honey Bee

5.¬†S’mores Frape – I am Honey Bee

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6. S’more Brownie Pie – Thrifty Diva

7. Double Chocolate S’mores Cookies – The Busy Baker

8. Grham Cracker Cupcakes filled w/ S’mores cookie dough– Dinner at the Zoo

9. Double Chocolate S’mores Cookies – Can’t Google Everything

10. S’mores Snack Mix – Cincy Shopper

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11. S’mores Truffles – The Happier Homemaker

12. Delicious S’mores Shakes – Living Sweet Moments

13. S’mores Kabobs – Faith Filled Food for Moms

14. S’mores-filled peanut butter oatmeal bars – Farm Fresh Feasts

15. S’mores Bars – Brittany’s Pantry

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16. S’mores Cups – Saving Dollars & Sense

17. Easy S’more Donuts – My Suburban Kitchen

18. S’mores Icebox Cake – All She Cooks

19. S’mores Chocolate Fudge Cake – Kenarry

20. M&M S’more Brownies – Sugar, Spice & Family Life

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21. S’mores Milk Shake – Eat. Thrive. Glow

22. S’mores Krispie Treats – Life is Poppin’

23. S’mores Brownie Bites – Burlap Kitchen

*I want to say a big THANK YOU to all the bloggers that make these round-ups possible. =)

Mini Brownie S’mores Bites

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Mini Brownie S’mores Bites


It’s almost 80 degrees here in central Pennsylvania, this means it is perfectly acceptable to talk ¬†S’mores or, in this case, Mini Brownie S’mores Bites. And with S’mores, comes two types of people, those who like their marshmallows burnt, and those who like them perfectly golden brown. I happen to be one of those who like my marshmallows burnt.. to a crisp.. but for the sake of this recipe, the majority rules. Which means nice little golden brown marshmallows to keep everyone happy. =)

These Mini Brownie S’more Bites are unbelievably easy to make and equally delicious. They have a soft chewy brownie crust and are topped with marshmallows that taste as if they were fresh from the campfire. And let’s not forget the slight crunch from the graham cracker and the rich burst of chocolate from the candy bar. Take these to your next picnic or get together, they will surely be a hit! I do have to set out a warning, these are highly addictive. I dare you to just eat one. I couldn’t, I had to stop myself at 6! =0

*At the bottom of this page, under the recipe, I have left a few helpful notes on making these Mini S’mores Brownie Bites. Please make sure to spray the top of your mini muffin pans with cooking spray! If you don’t do this the marshmallow may stick to the top of your pan and that would be a mess! I also want to add that I bought my mini muffin liners at Walmart and found a cuter selection over by the cake decorating supplies than by the actual cake mixes. If you try this recipe I would LOVE to hear back from you!

Click here for more mouth-watering  summer foods!15 Delicious Grill Recipes


25 Delicious Pudding Recipes

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25 Delicious Pudding Recipes 

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  1. Sand Pudding – Saving Dollars & Sense
  2. Pistachio Bundt Cake – Savvy Saving Couple
  3. Homemade Vanilla Pudding – Ann’s Entitled Life
  4. Original Bacardi Rum Cake – Ann’s Entitled Life
  5. Raspberry Rose Cupcakes – Ann’s Entitled Life

Pudding Final 26. Boston Cream Poke Cake РCincy Shopper

7. Chunky Monkey Brownies РCincy Shopper

8. Moist Chocolate Chip Cookies РHappy Deal Happy Day

9. Butterfinger Pudding Cookies РBudget Girl

10. Easy Chocolate Pudding РBudget Girl

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11. Minion Banana Pudding Cups РSugar, Spice, and Family Life

12. Caramel Apple Coffee Cake – Kenarry

13. Banana Chip Butterscotch Pudding Cookies – The Monday Box

14. Apple Pie, Lemon Meringue, Grasshopper Pudding Cookies – The Monday Box

15. Easy S’mores Trifle – Baking Beauty

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16. Chunky Monkey Ice Cream Whoopie Pies  РBaking Beauty

17. Dirt Cookie Cups – The Country Chic Cottage

18. Oreo Mint Trifle – Thrifty NW Mom

19. Homemade Pudding pops – Kids Creative Chaos

20. Chocolate Pudding Whip Mini Pies – Mom on the Side

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21. Mint Chocolate Fluff – Mom on the Side

22. Cappuccino Dark Chocolate Cupcakes – Fantastical Sharing of Recipes

23. Rocky Road Crock Pot Cake – Fantastical Sharing of Recipes

24. No-bake Oreo Pudding Pie – Rock- A- By Parents

25. Snickers Surprise Cookies – Wondermom Wannabe

No Bake Pineapple Fluff Pie

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No Bake Pineapple Fluff Pie 

No Bake Pineapple Fluff pie is the perfect recipe to use up all those leftover PEEPS from Easter. It’s quick, easy to make, and so delicious. I always love finding recipes like this that help to eliminate the excess candy we obtain from the holidays. I will, more than likely, be sending this pie with my husband to work tomorrow. The guys always enjoy my cooking and I won’t be tempted by the extra candy laying around the house. I happen to be one of those people who LOVE those sugary PEEPS as long as they are frozen. That’s the best way to eat them in my opinion ūüėČ What’s your take on those sugar peeps? Love them or hate them?

I also have to say a quick apology for having another late post. My goal is to have my recipe posts out by 10 a.m. ¬†every Monday morning. Well, this week life happened. My sister came home early and with the Easter holiday, I just got behind. It happens. I hope this yummy recipe will make up for the fact that it’s a few hours late =)

No Bake Pineapple Fluff Pie 

Ingredients: 

1/3 Cup Milk

10 Peeps + 1 for garnish ( optional)  ( I used the yellow chicks)

1/2 Cup crushed Pinapple

1 ( 8 oz.) Tub whipped cream

1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla

1 graham Cracker Crust ( store bought, not the extra serving size)

Directions: 

In a medium sized saucepan, over medium heat, add milk and peeps. Cook until peeps are melted, do not bring to a boil. Once the peeps have melted take the saucepan off the heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes. Once cool, in a separate bowl, add pineapples, vanilla, whipped cream and melted peep mixture. Gently fold everything together. Pour this fluffy mixture into the prepared graham cracker pie crust. Refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight. Store in refridgerator.

Strawberry Crunch Pound Cake

Strawberry Pound Cake

I know I have been making a lot of cakes lately but this strawberry pound cake really takes the cake (pun intended). Due to the upcoming Easter holiday, my sister has come home from New York for the week. I am beyond thrilled! Because when my sister comes home it’s a free for all.. a free to stuff your face with all the food you want with no judgements and no talk of diets kinda all. So far we have been to the long horn for steaks and, of course, she had to one up me and get a steak AND lobster meal. Then the very next day we decided we needed to make a trip to Buffalo wild wings for a sandwich the size of our hands! And as if that meal wasn’t enough, we then decided we needed a slice of pie.. oh, and a coffee from Starbucks. I mean you can’t have pie without coffee, can you? Today she picked my son and I up for lunch at one of our favorite dinners, we did get a salad.. but I am not going to tell you everything else we got =p I am afraid that, unlike my sister, you will judge me. I mean I would probably judge me if I were you too, that’s a lot of food! But it doesn’t happen often, only a few times a year, so we take full advantage. And I am always sad to see her go. But I don’t want to think about that right now. Right now I want to focus on this lovely cake we will be indulging in for the next day or two, three if we’re lucky!

This Strawberry Crunch Cake reminds me of a strawberry scooter crunch. ¬†It is so good! It is a moist strawberry pound cake with a cream cheese frosting and then is topped with “crunch” that is made from vanilla pudding and strawberry jello. This is the perfect summertime cake, your¬†guests will love it!

This recipe was adapted from one of the recipes I inherited from my Nana.

20 Shakes and Milkshakes to get you through the summer!

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20 Shakes & Milkshakes to get your through the Summer

Here is a list of 20 Shakes & Milkshakes to get you through the summer. Whether you are trying to go healthy or you want a shake that is loaded with ooey goodness I got you covered. There is surely a shake for everyone in this round-up. Hope you enjoy!  =)

Once again I just want to say a very quick thanks to all the awesome bloggers who make these delicious round-ups possible. I don’t know what I would do without them! =)

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1.¬†S’mores Shakes – ¬†Living Sweet Moments

2. Shamrock Shakes РSaving Dollars & Sense

3.¬†Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake – “Cents” able Momma

4. Strawberry Coconut Milkshake РLavende & Lemonade

5. Cherry Coke and Jake Shake Р Mom on the Side

Milkshake Final - 26. Pecan Pie Shake РLife with Captain Fussybuckets

7. Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake Р Life with Captain Fussybuckets

8. Skinny Milkshakes ( only 50 Calories) РThree Different Directions

9. Over-loaded Dairy Free Cotton Candy Milkshake РNerdy Mamma

10. Chocolate Beet Milkshake РFarm Fresh Feasts

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11.¬†German’s Chocolate Cake Milkshakes – I am a Honey Bee

12. Pumpkin Pie Milkshake – I am a Honey Bee

13. Red Velvet Champagne Shake – Ann’s Entitled Life

14. Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffe Shakes – Ann’s Entitled Life

15. Skinny Berry Milk Shakes – Dinner at the Zoo

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16. Blueberry Milkshake – Almost Super Mom

17. Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake – Almost Super Mom

18. Blueberry Cheesecake Milk Shake – Fantastical Sharing of Recipes

19. Healthier take on a shamrock shake – Two Healthy Kitchens

20. 1,000 Calorie Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake – All She Cooks

**Also check out my recipe for Orange Creamsicle Floats, they are delicious!! Р CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE 

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