Strawberry Chocolate Ripple Ice Cream

Desserts Ice Cream & Sorbets Recipes

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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.         

 

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What’s been going on around here…

Cakes

“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.

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Boozy Watermelon Granita

Beverages Recipes

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Baby, it’s hot outside!  It’s that time of year where not even the pool water is refreshing anymore.  I wanted a cool and refreshing treat, granita is the perfect way to cool off.  I wanted to make this version more on the adult side and so I added vodka to this recipe.  You can always omit the vodka and follow the recipe and it will still be perfect and kid-friendly.  I think adding mint or basil to this would add a whole other layer of flavor.  This is a very quick and easy way to beat this summer heat!   

 

 

Boozy Watermelon Granita
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Prep Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups Watermelon juice
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/2 cup water
  4. 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
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Buttermilk Biscuits

Breads Breakfast Muffins and Scones

 

 

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Ah, biscuits!    Growing up every Saturday morning I was awaken by the smell of biscuits in the oven.  Both my mom and grandmother have a natural talent for making amazing biscuits.  You know, that talent where no measuring cups or scales are used.  Unfortunately, I did not inherit this trait from either of them.  I have never really been a great biscuit maker.  Sure, I have tried tons of recipes but they have never been as great as the biscuits I grew up eating.  I finally stumbled upon this recipe which is pretty darn close to perfect.  I have made these biscuits many times now and I know this is the recipe I will always use.

Buttermilk Biscuits
Yields 12
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups all-purpose flour
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BBQ Meatballs

Beef Main Dishes Recipes

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Summer is in full swing and our family is busier than ever.  Which has caused my menu planning to well at this point what menu planning.  I haven’t planned our menu for over a month.  It’s time to get my butt in gear and to do that I actually sat down and took some time this week to get myself organized.  As I was going through my list of recipes to try I came across this delicious and easy recipe.  I already had everything I need in my pantry so it was definitely going on my menu this week.   This recipe was just what I needed to get myself back in the kitchen.  Summer is almost halfway over and there is no sign rest and relaxation in the near future, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

 

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My Favorite Brownies

Desserts Recipes

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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
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup salted butter
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