Pina Colada Dip and Summer Snacking with Outshine® Fruit Bars

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Pina Colada Dip and Summer Snacking with Outshine Fruit Bars

The weather is perfect where I live right now.  I’m so excited to break out my summer clothes and enjoy summer activities, but I’m even more excited to enjoy a little summer snacking.  If you know me, you know that I love nothing more than indulging in sweet treats, especially frozen treats.

 Outshine® Fruit Bars are a frozen treat for the whole family, and Moms can feel good about serving them to kids and enjoying them for themselves.  Today I’m going to tell you a little bit about these yummy frozen treats, and I’ve got a recipe and a sweepstakes for you. Let’s get to it! [Read more…]

Chocolate Pie

Chocolate Pie

I love pie!  I often think of summer as the season for pie, because there are so many that you can serve cold, which is perfect for family picnics, Sunday socials, holiday events, or for a bit of snacking while you’re sitting on the front porch.

Of course, as a dessert fiend, I have many pies that I love to eat, but when pressed, I’d have to say that Chocolate Pie is my ultimate favorite.  Some people also call it Old Fashioned Chocolate Pie or Southern Chocolate Pie…but whatever you call it, it is definitely a classic! It has the perfect mix of dark decadence and sweet yummy goodness.  And the textures of the foamy meringue, chocolate pudding center, and flaky crust make this pie a melt in your mouth, delicious treat. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 319 – With CAKE

Greetings! And Happy Friday! This week we are celebrating with a little bit of CAKE, and I think you’ll love the look of these featured desserts.  Take a look, and as always I invite you to link up your recipes and projects with us!
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321 Mandarin Orange Cake

3-2-1 Mandarin Orange Cake from The Monday Box

Crock Pot Double Chocolate Lava Cake

Crock Pot Double Chocolate Lava Cake from The Country Chic Cottage

Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake

Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake from Unusually Lovely

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Grilled Peanut Butter & Honey Bunches of Oats Crunch O’s Sandwich

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Thinking Outside the Cereal Bowl

Like most families, our kitchen cabinet has a shelf that is just for cereal.  I’ve always been the kind of person who can enjoy a good bowl of cereal any time of day, including in the middle of the afternoon, and especially as a late night snack!  But why just enjoy it in a bowl with some milk when there are countless ways to think outside the bowl and go beyond breakfast?  Today I’m showing you an easy after school snack or lunch time meal that you can prepare in minutes using your favorite Post breakfast cereals! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 314 – Easter Candy Recipes

Happy Friday, Friends!  Easter may be over, but at our house we still have plenty of Easter candy!  How about you?

If you’re in the same boat as us, you’re in luck!  Today I’m featuring some fun recipes that you can make using your leftover Easter candies!  Hope you enjoy!

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Friday Favorites – Week 311 – With St. Patrick’s Day Goodies

Greetings everyone! Thanks for stopping by for another edition of Friday Favorites.  This week I’ve got some great looking St. Patrick’s Day goodies to share with you!  Hope you enjoy!

I also have a party update for you.  This is the last week that we will have just 6 party hostesses.  Unfortunately, Amanda from The Chunky Chef is no longer able to host.  She has been a great hostess; I’ve really enjoyed working with her, and she will be missed.  Please continue to keep up with her blog, as she shares some amazing recipes!

Christine from MustLoveHome will still be with us!  Yay!  And we have 4 additional co-hostesses to add to our roster!  They are Jennifer from A Heart Full of Love, Bonnie from Our Secondhand House, Gloria from Homemade and Yummy, and Dawn from LeroyLime.  These lovely ladies have fantastic blogs, and I know they will bring a lot to the party! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 309 – With Fun Dessert Ideas

Hello friends! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party! Before we get to this week’s features, I want to thank everyone who applied to be a Friday Favorites Hostess!  I’ve gone over all of the applicants and will soon be contacting those who were chosen.  Once everyone is confirmed, I’ll make an official announcement here.

Now as for this week we have some really fun (and tasty looking) desserts featured, which I know you’ll want to check out!

 

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Friday Favorites – Week 305 – With Pavilion Gifts Giveaway + Raspberry Recipes

Happy Friday! And welcome to a very special edition of our Friday Favorites party!  Recently Friday Favorites had its 300th linky party!  To celebrate, the hostesses of Friday Favorites are partnering this week with Pavilion to bring you guys an awesome giveaway with 2 prizes!  We’d especially love it if you do the first couple of entries, which are linking up a post to the party and sharing this party and giveaway with your friends and followers!  But there are other entry options as well. Prize details and the entry form can be found at the end of this post, right after the linky!

But before we get to our giveaway, we have some yummy features!  This week I have Raspberry Recipes to share!  These would be perfect for any upcoming Valentine’s Day plans you may have, and they’re also great for everyday eating!  Hope you enjoy. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 301 – With New Year’s Foods + My Thoughts for the New Year

Happy New Year!  And welcome to our last party of 2015 and our first party of 2016.  Woohoo!  In honor of the new year, today I’ve got some foods that are perfect for your New Year’s celebrations!

But  first I have a few thoughts on the new year and what’s to come.  First off, I want to say thanks to everyone who’s linked up here at any time during 2015.  Whether you’ve come by each week or just a time or two, your visits are much appreciated!

Secondly, although I’m proud of the work I did on my blog in 2015, and I feel I accomplished a lot, I have to admit that I feel like I slacked a bit on parties this year.  My husband was in the hospital last spring, and I had to help him in his recovery time.  And then we also had a number of household projects to tackle and other things that came up.  Long story-short, even thought I managed to get a party post up each week, I felt like some of them were just “thrown together” and I didn’t get to visit you guys and comment nearly as much as I would like.  BUT I promise I will be getting back on track with that in the new year, as well as some other things that I feel I’ve “slacked on.”

Now in honor of me “not slacking” I am planning some posts for January, which will be on setting goals and getting things done in the new year.  In fact, my words for 2016 are “simplify” and “focus,” which I will be posting about this weekend.  So you can expect to see a lot of posts on my blog this year that revolve around these two things, especially “simplify” because simplicity is at the heart of my blog, hence the name “SIMPLY Sweet Home.”  So if you love simple solutions or feel you just want to get back to the basics of life and homemaking, please join me here in 2016.  And as always, I invite you to subscribe to my feeds and allow along on all my social media pages!

And last but not least, you can expect to see a bigger and better party this year!  Soon I will be posting a call for new party hostesses, and anyone who’s interested in being a Friday Favorites host will be welcome to apply.  And I’m also doing a little brainstorming with the current hostesses to see what we can do to make the party better.  If you have any ideas for me, or if you may be interested in being a hostess, feel free to email me.  Cheers! [Read more…]

16 Favorite Foods of 2015

16 Favorite Foods of 2015

At the end of each year I like to look back and revisit some of my old posts, and one thing I always like to do is share a round up of some of my favorite food posts from the year.  Everything looks delicious, if I do say so myself, so I had to hard time picking these out, but finally I came up with 16 goodies!  I have everything from breakfast to dinner, snacks, appetizers, and of course, dessert.  Hope you find something here that you’d like to try for yourself in 2016!  Cheers! [Read more…]