Monday, July 27, 2015

Summer Pound Cake with Peaches and Almond Glaze

Summer Pound Cake with Caramelized Peaches and Almond Glaze - get the recipe at
Summer Pound Cake is lightly sprinkled with cinnamon, topped with caramelized peaches, and glazed with a hint of almond; this cake is a spectacular way to show off the best of the summer's fresh peaches. I've been stalking the markets around me sniffing all the peaches and crossing my fingers for perfectly sweet, ripe fruit. When I finally got my hands on a box of juicy sweet peaches last week, I could hardly wait to try them in this cake.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Weekly Meal Plan for July 27 - August 2

Weekly Meal Planning made easy!!  8 bloggers giving you 6 main dishes and 2 desserts to help you get through the week!

Happy Saturday! I'm sharing a fresh new meal plan today and I have to tell you that I'm having a ton of fun partnering with these talented bloggers to bring you 6 dinners and 2 desserts each week. I'm thrilled that you all loved the first weekly meal plan recipes as much as I did! I grinned over the emails that I received and the excitement I heard after sending out last week's meal plan.

I hope that these new recipes inspire you, as you answer the never-ending question, "What's for Dinner?" I'd love to know if you try a new recipe this week!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fluffy Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Fluffy Strawberry Banana Ice Cream - get the recipe at
Fluffy, creamy ice cream filled with strawberries and bananas is the perfect way to cool off this summer. After watching his older brother come up with a great recipe for Sriracha Chicken Dip a couple weeks ago, my middle son informed me that he was going to work on his own "recipe creation."

He came up with a short list of ingredients and we turned it into this ice cream. He had fun mashing the fruits and then watching the machine churn it into the fluffiest ice cream we've ever made. The kids flipped out over this dessert and we all thought it was pretty awesome.

We've made this ice cream several times over the past few years. It's still one of my favorite ice creams for its unique fluffy texture. If popsicles are more your thing, skip the ice cream machine and pour the mixture into popsicle molds for a hand-held treat!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

BBQ Chicken and Cheese Curd Fries

BBQ Chicken and Cheese Curd Fries - get the recipe at
BBQ Chicken and Cheese Curd Fries start with a layer of crisp french fries. The hot fries are piled with saucy barbecue chicken and topped with melting cheese and fresh green onion. This very simple meal is another spur of the moment dinner that turned out even better than I'd hoped.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Blueberry Cheesecake Oatmeal

Blueberry Cheesecake Oatmeal - get the recipe at
Creamy oats, fresh blueberries, and a swirl of lightly sweetened "cheesecake" adds up to a hot breakfast bowl that will leave everyone full and happy. The sweet and slightly tangy cream cheese is a great balance to the hearty oats and warm berries that burst in each bite.

My friend Faith mentioned a blueberry cheesecake oatmeal last week and I couldn't get it out of my mind. We are confirmed oatmeal lovers, so I had to try a cheesecake oatmeal for myself. I made this Blueberry Cheesecake Oatmeal two days in a row and my kids loved it every bit as much as I expected they would.

If you're looking for more oatmeal ideas, check out almost 50 different oatmeal recipes. Can you tell how much we love oatmeal? Here are a few more of my personal favorites: