Vanilla Chai Latte Root Beer Float

A new and imporved root beer float recipe! This fun frozen treat features root beer along with vanilla chai tea latte for a unique and delicous frosty drink! #IDelightinChai

This root beer float will knock your socks off! Vanilla Chai Tea Latte and root beer blend together to make a unique and refreshingly indulgent treat! One of my favorite children's books is Five Minutes Peace.  This book is all about a mother elephant who just wants five minutes of solitude to sit and relax without her three children and all their noise.  As a mother of three kids, I can totally relate to the plight of this mother elephant. … Continue reading →

Reese’s Ice Cream Cake

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, peanut butter, caramel and chocolate sauces make for amazing layers in this easy ice cream cake!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, caramel sauce, peanut butter and chocolate sauce are layered between ice cream sandwiches in this easy ice cream cake! I have never in my life tasted an ice cream cake.  Never.  How sheltered am I?  Friends share their fond childhood memories of DQ cakes or Baskin Robbin's ice cream cakes and as they tell me all about their favorite flavors I can't help but stare at them blankly.  I just cannot relate. I could … Continue reading →

Chocolate Toffee Stout Ice Cream Recipe

An easy ice cream recipe made with chocolate, toffee bits and stout beer! It's decadent and rich and oh so creamy!

Treat yourself to this rich chocolate stout ice cream recipe where each bite is filled with toffee pieces and decadent chocolate! One of the best wedding gifts my husband and I received was our ice cream maker.  I've had my trusty maker for 14 years.  It's loud, lop-sided and rickety, yet, it sill spins on.  I love it!  I use it to make ice cream sandwiches and sorbet all year long. I have a penchant for making frozen boozy treats.  I've made … Continue reading →

Andouille Sausage with Blue Cheese Coleslaw

Flavorful andouille sausage is covered in a creamy, cool blue cheese coleslaw!

Spicy sausage tempered by creamy and cool blue cheese coleslaw I've been compensated for this post.  Thank you Produce for Kids for allowing me to create this original recipe. I love a good bbq, but sometime it's more about the sides than what's cooking up on the grill.  Often I can skip the burgers and pile my plate with watermelon, black bean salad, buttery corn, potato salad and macaroni salad.   Yep it isn't a proper bbq unless butter and … Continue reading →

Lemon Honey Fruit Dip Recipe

An easy fruit dip recipe with yogurt a twist of lemon and drizzle of honey! #AussieStyle #Ad

Sweet honey and tart lemons abound in this easy fruit dip recipe! Summer break means that my home will be a revolving door.  Kids will come and go non stop and the dog will go out just so she can turn around and come back in.  I'll lose track of whose coming and whose going and I'll probably lose my kids to the house the has the best toys.  That's what summer break is all about. I cannot compete with cool toys, but I can compete with good … Continue reading →

Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Cookies

These soft sugar cookies are so luscious and tender, they melt in your mouth! They have lots of lemon and poppy seed flavor and the the citrus frosting tops them off! #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps #ad

Tender lemon poppy seed sugar cookies with a simple lemon frosting! These Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Cookies feature SPLENDA® Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps In my 40 years I have learned one important lesson; if you wait long enough someone will do your work for you.  I have learned that if I ignore the flowers that need to be trimmed in my flower bed, my mom will eventually grow tired of … Continue reading →

Coconut Banana Cream Pie

Roasted bananas and shredded coconut make this unique tropical pie taste heavenly!

A thick custard based banana cream pie with the tropical taste of coconut and roasted bananas! Thank you to the American Diary Association Mideast for allowing me to create this original recipe. This banana cream pie has truly been a labor of love. For my first attempt at this banana cream pie, I roasted 5 bananas.  This  yielded a filling that was bursting with banana flavor, but after mixing the bananas into the custard, the filling was … Continue reading →

Baked Feta Cheese Dip

Baked feta appetizer that is spicy, saucy, savory and fresh!

An easy cheese dip with feta cheese, spicy tomato sauce and lots of fresh herbs! Pigeon Forge, TN reminds me of one, epic street carni.  Don't get me wrong, it is certainly fun and entertaining but it also sends me into sensory overload.   It's just one tourist attraction after another for miles and miles. Everywhere you look it's hillbilly golf, go-carts, random dinosaur roller coasters, year round Christmas shops, ferris wheels and slides. … Continue reading →

Browned Butter Salted Cowboy Cookies

Soft cowboy cookies made browned butter and coconut. Each cookie is lightly salted for the perfect salty/sweet combo!

One can never go wrong with a classic cowboy cookie!  This gem is made with browned butter, coconut, dark chocolate and a sprinkling of salt! I am a huge fan of cowboy cookies.  I think it's because you can cram them full of anything you'd like and they will always come out tasting good!  I typically make cowboy cookies with coconut along with oats, butterscotch and chocolate chips.  Pretty standard really, that combination is tried and true; … Continue reading →