Friday Favorites – Week 273 – With Homemade Popsicles

Hello all! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party!  This week I’m continue to share all things summer with a few homemade popsicle recipes!  I just love popsicles, and making them at home can be a fun time for one an all.  I hope you enjoy today’s fruity delights!

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Emergen-C Fruit Pops from Living the Gourmet

Strawberry Mango Popsicles

Strawberry Mango Popsicles from The Freshman Cook

Tropical Smooth Yogurt PopsiclesTropical Smoothie Yogurt Popsicles from Houseful of Handmade

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Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp Kebabs + 10 Tips to Totally Take Care of Your Family This Summer

Disclosure: I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Brand Totally Taken Care Of program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. #ListerineMom

My family spends so much of the time indoors, but the summer weather definitely gives us more excuses to get outside, from grilling out to playing with the dog, and doing yard work.  Whether we’re at work or play, I always try to take extra steps to take care of my family.  Today, in partnership with Walgreen’s, Johnson & Johnson, and Listerine, I’ll be sharing some of my tips to make sure your family is totally taken care of.

10 Tips to Totally Take Care of Your Family

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#ad Corn Casserole + 5 Tips to Beat the Heat When Planning a Summer Party

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4th of July Picnic

The summer season is such a fun opportunity to spend time with family and friends in the great outdoors and host fun cook outs and picnics, but I, for one, have a hard time standing the heat!  There are certain times of day when I can barely go outside at all for more than a few minutes, much less have fun in the sun or play hostess!

I’m sure a lot of you ladies and gents feel the same way!

Today I’m going to share some ways I beat the heat when planning my party menu, and I’ve also got a recipe for an easy side dish you can make for your upcoming picnics and barbecues: a corn casserole! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 272 – with Peach Recipes

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by! As always, it’s great to have you here to link up your recipes and projects with us!

One of the best things about summer is the chance to get fresh fruits and vegetables.  This week I’m continuing a celebration of summer foods with a few recipes made from one of the fruits of summer: The Peach!  I hope you enjoy these sweet peachy Peach treats!

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Fresh Peach Pretzel Dessert

Fresh Peach Pretzel Dessert from Best of Long Island and Central Florida

Peach Blueberry Mini Tarts

Peach and Blueberry Mini Tarts from Annie’s Noms

Peach Galette

Peach Galette from Living the Gourmet

 

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Summer Sides Made Easy: Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad

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Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad

The other day we had a Mother’s Day get together.  I had all sorts of plans to bring a couple of dishes and a dessert, but I had a busy week and then I was sick the day before the event.  It became impossible for me to bring everything I want to bring, but I still didn’t want to come empty-handed.  Enter Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad!

These make for such a delicious side dish, and they are ideal for a number of occasions, including summer luncheons, picnics, and backyard barbecues.  They also come in a number of great varieties: [Read more…]

Getting Summer Ready with Listerine (& Other Must Haves)

Disclosure: I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Brand Totally Taken Care Of program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Are you ready for summer?  We’ve got just a week to go, and school’s out here! (So hard to believe!)

In some ways I think of summer as being the season when everything slows down…there is no driving to school; you generally have less school and community activities, etc…but while our kid is spending less time at school and more time at home that also means we have to buy more supplies.  We have to buy extra quick foods and snacks, summer clothes and accessories, and of course, summer health and beauty items.

Luckily Walgreen’s is a one stop shop for health and beauty items and their weekly ads, coupons and Balance Rewards help me to save money on all my summer must-have brands like Listerine, Band-Aid, Neutrogena, and Neosporin. [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…]

Summer Fun with Juicy Fruit® #JuicyFruitFunSide #CollectiveBias

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Summer Fun with Juicy Fruit
When I was growing up, my favorite chewing gum was Wrigley’s!  I’ve always loved all their varieties, including Doublemint®  and Spearmint® , but when I was very little I always LOVED Juicy Fruit® .  Since I was kid, the brand has grown to include other products.  Apart from the sticks of gum I loved as a kid, you can now get Juicy Fruit® Fruity Chews and Juicy Fruit® Bubble Gum. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 226 – With Salads & Slaws

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Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites. This week we have a collection of summer salads and slaws! These would be perfect as side dishes for your weekend barbecue or even as stand alone meals.  Have a nice weekend! [Read more…]