Tuesday, August 9, 2016

How to Make Mini Lemonade Icebox Cakes

How to Make Mini Lemonade Icebox Cakes ~ I am planning a dinner party at the end of August, and although the menu has been set for a week or so, the dessert has been giving me a headache. I want something special. Something that is amazing, but simple, tasty, and beautiful. I browsed some cookbooks, read a lot of blogs, and checked out restaurant menus, looking for inspiration.  Finally, I came up with the idea of making a lemonade ice box cake, but making them small and individual. I think you are really going to like these!  
Mini Lemonade Ice Box Cakes

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Grilled Tri Tip and Roasted Corn Salad / #SundaySupper


    Have you had roasted corn this summer? It is definitely my summer food obsession this year. I just can't get enough of the flavor that comes from roasting corn on the grill, letting the flames lick the kernels of the corn. It's such an incredible, over the top flavor! 
    I used tri tip to make this salad, but the meat is certainly interchangeable. Chicken and pork work really well.
      Grilled Tri Tip and Roasted Corn Salad

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Sunday, July 31, 2016

    S'mores Cheesecake / #SundaySupper

    When my son was small, he had a lot of favorite foods that I would make him often. He loved Fetuccini Alfredo, and Chicken Fingers, but as he grew up, I would make his little boy favorites less and less. His old favorites were replaced by new favorites, but the one favorite that never changed was cheesecake! He loves any cheesecake, and this S'mores Cheesecake is a new fave! It's sure to be a favorite for you and your family too!

    Mini S'Mores Cheesecake

    Friday, July 29, 2016

    25 Ice Cream Treats for Surviving the Summer!

    Are you having a difficult time with the heat this summer? I hope you have a place to hang out and stay cool; at least until the end of the week! Perhaps we will get a break by then, fingers crossed! Until then, try some of these 25 Ice Cream Treats for Surviving the Summer! Stay cool!


    Thursday, July 28, 2016

    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Baby Back Rib Burger / #SundaySupper

    Is there anything better than a backyard BBQ? I don't think so! It's fun to cook outside, and the aroma and flavors that you get from grilling are amazing! This is hands down, the best burger I have ever had! When you eat this Baby Back Rib Burger, all of the flavors are there. You can taste the smoked, crispy, bold flavors individually and as a group and they are awesome! This burger takes some prep, but a lot of it can be made ahead of time. Once you start to grill, it comes together quickly, and you will be so happy it does. Enjoy!

    Baby Back Rib Burger

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Peaches and Cream Mini Pies / Improv Cooking Challenge

    It is Improv Cooking Challenge day, and we are celebrating with Peaches and Cream recipes today! Nice, creamy, cool and refreshing Peaches and Cream. During these hot, so very hot, summer days, what could be better!
    These mini pies are easy to make. The shells can be made ahead of time. The peaches can be cooked ahead of time. Even the whipped cream can be whipped and refrigerated before you need it! Just put it all together when you are ready!

    Peaches and Cream Mini Pies

    Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

    It's time to Celebrate It!
    I am so glad you have dropped by today!
    Link up anything you want to celebrate, and we will celebrate with you!
    I hope everyone is enjoying the summer, staying cool, but still having fun!

    Here are last weeks 3 most clicked links:

    Banana Split Sundae Push Pop
    from

    Black Forest Ice Cream Sandwiches
    from
    Zucchini Blossom Fritters
    from

    Thank you to every one who linked up and to those who stopped by to browse!
    It's so exciting to see what everyone posts every week!
    I am always in awe of all the talented and creative people who take the time to share!
      1. Visit 1 or 2 other party goers if you can.
    It is so much more fun when someone clicks
     on your link and visits your page.

    2. I pin each of your link ups to the Celebrate It! board,
     and I will also pin them to another one of my
     boards that fits the pin.
     Your link up will get tweeted both times also!


    3. By linking up you are giving me permission to feature
     your post on social media.  Proper credit is always given.
    You may receive an email reminder about this party.





    Sunday, July 17, 2016

    Grilled Peaches and Shrimp Shish Kabobs / #SundaySupper

    These Grilled Peaches and Shrimp Shish Kabobs are the perfect summer #SundaySupper! Fresh grilled peaches are the star of the show, but everything is fresh including the grilled shrimp and the lime drizzle to round it out. With everything but the rice cooked on the grill, make the rice in the microwave and your kitchen stays cool and comfortable. This meal grills up easily and quick. You're gonna love it!

    Grilled Peaches and Shrimp Shish Kabobs

    (printable recipe)
     Makes 8 skewers

    2 cups of Jasmine Rice
    Teriyaki Sauce
    16 Raw Shrimp
    4 Fresh Peaches
    1 Fresh Lime



     Cook Jasmine rice.
    Rinse shrimp. Devein the top and the underside of the shrimp. Many people don't worry about cleaning the underside of the shrimp, but I like to clean both sides. I am very picky about it, and even if the shrimp comes cleaned on the top side, I clean it again if needed. You don't need a special tool to clean the shrimp. I use a paring knife and it works great.
    Cut peaches in half, take out the pit, and cut each half into quarters. Leave the skin on, which makes it much easier to grill. 
    Put kabobs together. I used 2 peach quarters and 2 shrimp on each skewer. Also, leave a little space between the shrimp and the peaches as you build your kabobs. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the raw shrimp.
    Place skewers on the grill. Set the peaches so one edge is on the grates of the grill. Make sure the shrimp are flat and directly on the grill also. Grill for 3 minutes. Move the shish kabobs so that the other side of the quartered peach is now on the grill. Flip the shrimp over. Grill for 3 more minutes. If more time is needed, continue flipping, but for only a minute of two at a time. 
    Add some teriyaki sauce to the rice, and place the peach and shrimp kabobs on top of the rice.




    Enjoy!
    Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to scroll down and take a look at all the tasty peach recipes from the #SundaySupper family!
    Thank you to Sue from Palatable Pastime for hosting today's sweet party! Check out Sue's blog for more tasty recipes!

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