Kid’s Desserts: Triple Chocolate Sundae Cake

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Back to School with Cool Whip When I was a kid, I could hardly wait for an after school snack.  Often this meant stopping by to get a hamburger or ice cream on the way home from school, but there was nothing like coming home to eat a homemade dessert!  My dad used to make such yummy recipes, and he made this one chocolate layer cake that was to die for!

The Cool Whip Icing was definitely the star of the cake, so today I’m sharing this icing with you, so that you can see how adding a little Cool Whip can turn your ordinary dessert in to an extraordinary dessert! [Read more...]

Game Day Food: Roll Tide! Strawberry Pretzel Parfaits

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My family is very excited for football season to be starting!  My husband has already explained to me that the television station will be glued to the SEC Network, so that if I don’t want to watch sports, I can plan accordingly and go to the next room. Haha!  But actually I really enjoy football and I especially love watching our team the Crimson Tide!  And I also look forward each week to game day food!

We usually order out or make something early that will last the day, and game day food is generally “man food.”  We like appetizers, especially chicken fingers and wings! But we also sometimes go for things like meatballs, sausage balls, cocktail weenies, cheesesticks, cheese fries, or chips and dip.  And other times we like simple meals like sub sandwiches, grilled burgers, chili dogs, pizza, and barbecue sandwiches. Yes, we do love to eat!

As much as I love all the salty and spicy goodness of game day, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t crave something sweet!  So today I am sharing a simple dessert that you can prepare to make your game day even sweeter!  I took my recipe for strawberry pretzel salad and turned it in to a kid-friendly game day treat: Strawberry Pretzel Parfaits.  And I added a little extra team spirit to the treat using Jell-O University Molds! [Read more...]

Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake

Even though we’re winding down the summer and doing the back to school thing over here, I still have a few summer guest posts to go this month!  Today I’m excited to have Karen from From the Garden Table.  Karen has prepared a delicious looking treat, which I personally think would be perfect for fall or the upcoming fall season. Check it out her Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake! [Read more...]

No-Churn Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream and Cleaning up with Wet Naps

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We are definitely home bodies.  My husband would rather stay home on the weekends that go out any day, and I generally feel the same way.  A trip to Walmart is like an adventure for me!  But I’m even happier just staying home when I’ve got great food (and especially desserts) to eat!

Although I enjoy a trip to the Ice Cream Parlor or Cupcake Shop just as much as the next girl (okay….honestly I probably enjoy it MORE than most children..) I have to say there is nothing like homemade ice cream to make your summer days fun, cool, and sweet!

To a lot of people, homemade ice cream means sitting around, turning a crank, listening to a much of noise, and generally a lot of trouble, not to mention the cost of the ice cream freezer (if you don’t already have one) which can be $50 and even $100.  BUT today I’m showing you how to enjoy a little homemade ice cream treat without all that hassle!

No-Churn Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

 I searched the web until I found a super easy No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream, and then I doctored it up with a little chocolate and cookie dough, to create a decadent No-Churn Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream! [Read more...]

Friday Favorites – Week 228 – With Sweet Berry Treats

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Happy Friday! As summer is drawing to an end, I decided to feature some berry recipes that look great for summer but would also be good for the fall season.  Hope you enjoy!

PS – I’m looking for featuring some back to school ideas, especially breakfasts, after school snacks, and organizational posts, so if you have anything to fit in to one of those themes I invite you to link it up (old posts and new welcome).

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Friday Favorites – Week 227 – With 5 Yummy Lemon Recipes

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Welcome to Friday Favorites. With the summer season quickly winding down, I’m trying to get in as many summer recipe features as possible. This week we have one of my favorite flavors of summer……Lemon!  Hope you enjoy these delicious lemony treats!

AND….while you are here this week, please check out this week’s giveaway.  I am giving away a copy of the book: Simply Sweet Colorcakes. This book is a dream for anyone who loves to bake and create yummy treats for the kids.  Go over and take a look!

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Frozen Berry Yogurt Ice Pops and Simply Sweet ColorCakes Giveaway

ColorCakes Book

I love gazing at pinterest-worthy desserts.  Today I’m featuring a book that is FULL of them! Simply Sweet ColorCakes: Wow-Worthy Desserts Anyone Can Make is 250 colorful pages of fun, drool-worthy desserts!  There are so many festive treats in this book!  And don’t let the name fool you….the book is not just cake recipes!  The section of the book include: [Read more...]

Friday Favorites – Week 225 – With Chocolate Recipes

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Hello.  Welcome to this week’s round of Friday Favorites! And welcome to “the new” Simply Sweet Home!  I’ve been planning a redesign of the site for some time now, and last weekend I finally found an extra few minutes in my schedule to install all the new graphics.  Hope you guys like the new look!

I’ve been featuring a lot of summer recipes lately, especially frozen and fruity items, so this week I decided to go in a slightly different direction with one of my favorite thing: Chocolate!  

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Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches and a Giveaway from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas‏

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Don’t you just love ice cream sandwiches?  They are one of  my favorite frozen treat of all time!  Today we have a recipe for homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches.  It comes to us from our friends at Nielsen-Massey.  If you’re a baking enthusiast, you should definitely have some of their products in your pantry.  They have a line of vanilla products, including beans, paste, and pure vanilla extract, as well as other popular extracts like almond, orange, lemon, and peppermint.

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Refuel with Dr Pepper, SNICKERS, and a Dr. Pepper Snickers Float #Refuel2Go #CollectiveBias

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Dr Pepper Snickers

The summer season is known as a time for vacations and fun in the sun, but it is also the season for home improvement and a little DIY fun.  Today I’m going to give you a quick run down on some of the things I’m working on this summer, and I’ll tell you about how I refuel with Dr Pepper and Snickers.

When you’re doing any kind of work or activities outside, a Snickers and Dr Pepper really hit the spot.  Dr Pepper 20 oz bottles and SNICKERS 2-to-Go Bars are not only the perfect portion size for a quick snack, but they are also conveniently located near the check out line at your local Walmart.  I recently shopped at Walmart and picked up a few for myself: [Read more...]