Wednesday, May 30, 2018

May Monthly Recipe Round Up

May is one of my favorite months of the year because our family has so many celebrations all month long. From three family member birthdays to Mother's Day to a couple of friend birthdays and ending things with Memorial Day weekend, it's definitely full of reasons to celebrate with great food! This month we had our fair share of delicious eats and I have quite a few recipe round ups shared all month. If you missed any of them, I have all the links listed below for May's Monthly Recipe Round Up. Stay tuned for more culinary adventures in June!...



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Strawberry Fest Round Up!






Ice Cream Round Up!









Monday, May 28, 2018

BBQ Round Up!

Let's face it - BBQ or Bar B Q or Barbeque can have all sorts of various definitions, depending on who you ask. In some parts of the country, it's practically a religion or even a sport. Others, it's merely a flavor or style or referred to as a type of sauce. Regardless of what BBQ means to you, I've dug up some BBQ recipes... which are dishes that incorporate BBQ sauce, BBQ flavors, or even a BBQ style. So whatever triggers you when it comes to BBQ, hopefully you can find something that just might inspire you as we kick off the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day holiday! Here are 20+ BBQ inspired recipe links for you to check out...

Peach BBQ Pork Ribs


BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad


Honey BBQ Wings


Shredded BBQ Pork Sandwiches


Chinese BBQ Spareribs


Smokey BBQ Ribs with Spicy Sriracha Sauce


Skillet BBQ Pork Chops


BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad


Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs


BBQ Chicken Flatbread


BBQ Beef & Chorizo Tacos


Buttermilk Brined BBQ Pork Chops


BBQ Pork Chops with Corn Relish


BBQ Chip Chicken Strips


Memphis BBQ Baby Back Ribs


Asian BBQ Pork Chopped Salad


Smoky Mesquite BBQ Meatloaves


Bourbon BBQ Baby Back Ribs


BBQ Roasted Salmon


Peach BBQ Chopped Pork Sandwiches


BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese


Honey BBQ Beef Ribs



Friday, May 25, 2018

Memorial Day Round Up!

Memorial Day Holiday is just around the corner - what will you be serving up?! This year, I'm happy to let my Instant Pot do all the hard work so I can focus my time of spending it with family. Don't underestimate the Instant Pot and limit recipe ideas to cold weather dishes like soups, stews and comfort food. In fact, the Instant Pot can make some great additions to your holiday table that are perfect for summer weather! Check out the following recipe ideas to kick off summer...


Instant Pot: Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches




Instant Pot: Loaded Bacon Deviled Eggs




Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ice Cream Round Up!

Memorial Day seems to be the unofficial kick off to summer... and to me, that means it's time to break out the ice cream! Who says you have to wait until summer to enjoy some cool and creamy treats? Here's 15 of some deliciously cool treats for the summer, but feel free to get a head start this Memorial holiday weekend...


Strawberry Banana Vanilla Soy Ice Cream

A sweet cream base using Silk vanilla soy milk is swirled with fresh bananas and strawberries to create a cool, creamy summer treat that's good for you too!


Peach Melba Ice Cream

Sweet bits of fresh peaches swirl in a rich peach ice cream base that's been kissed with macerated raspberries for a cool and creamy treat...

Swiss Chocolate Cherry Chip Ice Cream

Creamy chocolate ice cream is studded with fresh ripe cherries and semi-sweet chocolate chips throughout to highlight a classic fruit and chocolate combo...

Caramelized Pineapple Sundaes

This makes use of sweet chunks of fresh pineapple, coated in brown sugar, pineapple juice, honey and spices that's broiled for the perfect bit of caramelized goodness to make an ordinary ice cream into something extraordinary...

Kahlua Spotted Cow Milkshake

This combines Kahlua and club soda along with scoops of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, that's topped with a healthy mound of whipped cream and some chocolate syrup for good measure.


Pineapple Dole Whip {Clone}

For those that aren't familiar with this ridiculously refreshing treat, it's pineapple whipped to a cold and creamy soft serve consistency that's known for giving folks serious addictions....

Unfried Ice Cream

It's cool, creamy, crunchy, and sweet with a touch of spice...
and perfect for any celebration, including birthdays...

Ube Swirl Ice Cream

Not only is it colorful, it's a little unique and exotic with an interesting ingredient...

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

When's the last time you enjoyed an ice cream sandwich?!…

Cherry Tarragon Sorbet

Sweet, yet tart and with a slight hint of tarragon. 

Strawberry Nutella Swirl Ice Cream

Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits of all time and I especially enjoy dipping them in a little Nutella, a chocolate hazelnut spread. I had both of these ingredients on hand and that's when it dawned on me that I could try combining them into an ice cream! 

Fresh Georgia Peach Ice Cream

A creamy ice cream base sweetened by natural peach juices is studded with fresh chopped peaches and froze to perfection...

White Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream

This combines white chocolate morsels and a fresh raspberry puree. It's a great flavor profile with a bit of texture and it's easy to make! 

Italian Chocolate Nutella Ice Cream Cake (Zuccotto)

This version of the Italian ice cream cake layers chocolate cake, vanilla bean ice cream and nutella whipped cream into a frozen bombe, for a gorgeous presentation of a delicious dessert!...

Maple Gingersnap Ice Cream

Maple ice cream is studded with chunks of gingersnap cookies, making this a good ice cream on it's own or with a slice a of pie ( I vote pie!)...