It’s popsicle season ya’ll. Popsicles are one of the cheapest and easiest desserts to make. Did I mention the variations are practically endless? I am starting this season off with an adult popsicle. These peach sangria popsicles are a perfect way to beat the heat.
Peach Sangria Popsicles
- 3 ripe peaches
- 3/4 cups raspberries
- 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1 cup plus 1 tbsp. white wine, divided
- 3 tbsp. peach schnapps
- Pit and thinly slice one peach. Add to a bowl with the raspberries, sugar, and 1 tbsp. of wine. stir gentle to combine. Let stand for 20 minutes.
- Peel, pit, and coarsely chop the remaining 2 peaches. Combine in a food processor or blender with the remaining one cup of wine and peach schnapps. Puree until smooth
It’s the Thursday before a holiday weekend, and all I can think about is what yummy treats am I going to make over the long weekend. I currently don’t have a planned menu for the weekend. We are just going to grill a few things, and I may make a pasta salad or grill some veggies. I know one thing – I am going to make it’s this Chocolate Strawberry Ripple ice cream. I have made this several times, and it truly is one of my favorite homemade ice cream recipes. The best part about this recipe is you – don’t have to use an ice cream maker! Happy 4th to you and yours – and let’s be thankful for the many freedoms we enjoy in this country.
“What’s been going on around here?” you may be asking. A whole lot of life and living with work, new house, school, and this crazy family. It has been a while since I have touched this little place of mine, and I really do miss it. This is the place where I share all my creativity with friends, family, and well all the others out there that have stumbled upon this blog. Here’s a little insight on what’s been going on lately.
We moved into a new house in August (Yay!) and it has been a lot of work. I have been using a lot of my time trying to make this new, unfamiliar place feel like home. I am finally at a good point with almost everything in a place. The kids have adjusted great to the new neighborhood and are starting to make new friends. I am blessed to have a bigger kitchen to inspire me to create new recipes. While I have been doing some new stuff, it’s still busy with work and life. I want to get started again and hope that I can get my creative juices flowing enough to make some great things to share with all of you.
I love a good brownie. I have to admit when I make brownies I usually go for the box mix. I have tried a few homemade versions in the past but none of them really turned out as good as the boxed mixes. One day I was having a huge brownie craving so I decided to try the homemade version one last time. I was looking for a recipe that didn’t have a ton of eggs or butter. I was still in my jammies and really didn’t want to go to the store. Finally, I found the perfect recipe and I already had all the ingredients on hand! These brownies are amazing and I will make them whenever I have another craving, which is often:)
My Favorite Brownies
I am sure by now most of you have had an Oreo Truffle, if not then go make some like now. They are the perfect small treat to take to any gathering. Plus, they only take 3 ingredients; Oreo s, cream cheese, and chocolate. You can find the original recipe here. When I was out grocery shopping the other day I ran across Red Velvet Oreo’s and immediately knew I wanted to make truffles. I also wanted to make the as a Valentine’s Day treat so I added some fun sprinkles! Folks, these do not disappoint they are just as good, if not better, than the original.
Red Velvet Oreo Truffles
- 1 10oz package Red Velvet Oreo's, finely crushed
- 6oz. cream cheese, softened
I love, love love cherries. They are nature’s candy with their sweet yet tart, juicy goodness! I have to admit I normally just eat them as they are – rarely do I cook with them. I also love to make these Cherry Margaritas whenever possible, which is often – they’re to die for! This season, I wanted to try something new. I knew I didn’t want to make a pie, and I considered ice cream (I have a recipe I want to try, so stay tuned), but I really wanted something quick and easy. I decided to make a cherry crisp, but I wanted to make it special. So I decided I would spruce up this classic with a little shot of bourbon. The bourbon gives it just a little something that makes you say hmm. Did I mention this dessert is incredibly easy to put together? You should already have all the ingredients right in your pantry. I encourage you to grab you up some cherries before the season ends and make this crisp. You will thank me later!