Strawberry Banana Orange Popsicles

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The fall season brings so much stress.  First we have the back to school season, and that is immediately followed by the holiday season.  This also just happens to be the time that is the busiest for my business.  With everything going on, it is absolutely essential that I am feeling well and have plenty of energy.  One thing that I find helps with this is Emergen-C®.  Today I’m going to tell you why Emergen-C is a fall must-have for me, and I’ve got a delicious “better for you” popsicle recipe featuring the product!

Emergen-C is a dietary supplement.  It comes in powder form that, when mixed with water, makes a delicious fizzy drink that’s great for a morning pick me up or as an electrolyte replacement after your workout.  It also provides a great source of Vitamin C and antioxidants for immune support and B vitamins to enhance your energy without caffeine.  [Read more…]

No Bake Banana Pudding Pie

Banana Pudding Pie and Slice

I LOVE banana pudding.  When I was growing up, it was one of my favorite sweets!  A few years ago, I ran across a great uncooked banana pudding.  I posted the recipe here, and to this day, it is still one of my site’s most visited posts.  I love banana pudding anytime of year, but I think of it as one of the official desserts of summer, so the other day, I decided to make it, but this time, I decided to do something a little different…a banana pudding pie! [Read more…]

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…]

Summer Grilling with Smithfield® BBQ Ribs

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Summer Grilling with Smithfield BBQ Ribs

For my family, the summer grilling season never really ends. My husband will grill out no matter what kind of weather we’re having, but he’s certainly glad the summer season is almost upon us!  We grill a number of different meats from burgers and steaks to pork tenderloins and pork ribs.  A couple of weeks ago, we enjoyed some Smithfield® pork ribs.  A lot of people say that cooking good ribs is difficult, and many are even intimidated by it, but my hubby always manages to cook the most delicious, mouth-watering, fall-off-the-bone ribs you could ever want!  Today I’m going to reveal some of the secrets of how he does 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…]

The Incredibly Easy Brownie Ice Cream Cake {Guest Post by Tanya at My Fruitful Home}

Once again it’s time for something sweet!  Today we have a yummy guest post from Tanya at My Fruitful Home, and she’s got a combination of two of my favorite things: brownies and ice cream.  Yay!
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Hello,  My name is Tanya and I’m from the blog My Fruitful Home. I love blogging about simple crafts, recipes, and managing a home, I also blog about my daily struggles and joys living with a chronic illness. I love inspiring people!

Who doesn’t love brownies and vanilla ice cream? What’s even better? The two mixed together! My sister and I were visiting my grandparents’ home when we were children. One evening my grandmother decided to bake some brownies. When they cooled they began to crack severely. As she tried to cut them they continued to crumble. She had the brilliant idea of mixing the brownie crumbs with vanilla ice cream! I thought she was genius! That was one of my favorite memories of spending time in the summer with her. She had just created brownie ice cream cake!

I hadn’t had this brownie Ice cream cake since I was a teenager. Now that my kids are teenagers I wanted to make one for them. It’s quite simple and I am all about simple. When my kids tasted it they couldn’t wait to find out what I had put in it. Were they surprised when they found out that there were only two ingredients! So here we go! Are you ready for simple?

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Brownie Ice Cream Cake
Ingredients:
1 box brownie mix (any brand)
1 half gallon container of vanilla ice cream

Directions:
Make the brownies as directed on the box. I used a 9 X 13 pan.
Let brownies cool in pan.
Take a fork and turn it upside down, scraping the brownies until they start turning into crumbs.

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Continue until all the brownies are small crumbs, but not too fine.
Set the container of ice cream out for about 15 – 20 minutes. It should be a little soupy on top. If it’s still too frozen put it in the microwave on defrost for about 3 minutes.

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When it’s the right consistency scoop up heaps of ice cream and put it in the pan with the brownie crumbs.
Take a large spoon and start mixing until the two are mixed well. Take the back of the spoon and smooth out the mixture.
Cover with aluminum foil and stick in freezer for at least two hours.

Cut into slices and enjoy!

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Friday Favorites: Week 277 – With Fruit Parfaits

Hi all. Welcome to this week’s linky party! With delicious fruits now in season, it’s easier than ever to fix up a healthy parfait for dessert. Today I have some yummy berry parfaits and crisps from our friends. Check out the creatively; then be sure and share your own projects at our linky below!

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Friday Favorites – Week 276 – with Ice Cream Recipes

Does summer time mean ice cream time for you? It does for me!  And I love nothing more than a little homemade ice cream!  This week’s featured recipes go way beyond your traditional homemade vanilla!  Take a look…then be sure and add your own recipes and projects to our linky collection!

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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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