My hope is to inspire you to get in the kitchen and have an adventure. Make something you have never tried before.  Push yourself to make something you have always been intimidated to make but most importantly to have fun and make memories!


Girls Trip to NYC

 

 

While I am working on some tasty recipes for future posts, I thought this would be a good time to share my trip to NYC.  

I have been to New York City before, but it has been about 15 years (gasp) since my last trip.  The first time I visited NYC, it was love at first sight.  I could not get enough of this city – it is absolutely magical.  On my first two trips, I was more of a tourist.  I had to ask people directions, wasn’t sure how to hail a cab, and maybe got a little lost.  This trip was a totally different experience.  I went with my friend, Kristin, who actually lived in the city for a few years, so it was like I had my own personal guide to show me how to be a real New Yorker.    Blah..blah..blah..enough of the back story.  Here are some fun and exciting things we did:

Peach Sangria Popsicles

 

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
Yields 10
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 ripe peaches
  2. 3/4 cups raspberries
  3. 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  4. 1 cup plus 1 tbsp. white wine, divided
  5. 3 tbsp. peach schnapps
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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

Strawberry Chocolate Ripple Ice Cream

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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.         

 

What’s been going on around here…

“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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