Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Recipe #IceCreamWeek

Pumpkin pie ice cream recipe

Yesterday I went to two parks with my kids, their friends and a friend of mine with her daughter. The kids had fun, but it is hard to realize that this might be our last summer bringing our kids to the park. All of the kids will be in middle school this year and they spent most of their time at the park strolling around or visiting on park benches. Part of that is because of their age and part of that is due to the high heat and humidity! Although it hasn't cooled off yet, I am starting to look … {continue reading}

Time To Sparkle Link Party #74

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  Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs! Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | … {continue reading}

Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream Cake + a HUGE #IceCreamWeek Giveaway

Peanut butter crunch ice cream cake recipe

We are a family of peanut butter lovers! We go though more peanut butter in a week than most families use in a month. We have peanut butter in on sandwiches, in desserts, on pancakes and yes, it even gets eaten right by the spoonful at times. The ice cream shop in our town recently did a renovation and we found out that they took Zack's favorite ice cream sundae with peanut butter topping off the menu! So, I decided to make a peanut butter ice cream. This week I am joining a group of lovely … {continue reading}

Bathroom Storage Cabinet Makeover

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This post brought to you by Listerine. All opinions are 100% mine. We are fortunate to have multiple bathrooms in our house. This is really important on those mornings when everyone is trying to get ready at the same time. One of our bathrooms is tucked behind our garage on the other side of the laundry room. I've wanted to update the bathroom ever since we moved into this house, but it was always on the back burner. Earlier this summer we had an open house for Christine and … {continue reading}

College Survival Kit

College-Survival-Kit

It's hard to believe that we need to start thinking about going back to school! Here in Minnesota, grade school doesn't start until the day after Labor Day for many of the kids. College, on the other hand, starts some time in August. We've noticed that school supplies are already on sale in the Sunday circulars. I showed my niece, who will be starting first grade and her reaction was very positive compared to my middle schooler's reaction! But a child starting college, is a whole new ball game … {continue reading}

Orange Chicken 30 Minute Skillet Recipe

Orange chicken over rice

My girls two favorite Chinese take-out dishes are orange chicken and sesame chicken. I recently made Honey Sesame Chicken and since it was such a huge success, I decided to try making Orange Chicken. My plan was to make the orange chicken in the Crockpot like I did the sesame chicken, but I made a 30 minute skillet recipe instead. … {continue reading}

Time To Sparkle Link Party #73

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Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs! Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The … {continue reading}

Peach Napoleon with Maple Whipped Cream

Peach Napoleon Recipe #WalmartProduct

I made these Peach Napoleons as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. All opinions are my own. #WalmartProduce I am excited that peaches are in season! All sorts of peach recipes have been running through my mind from peach pies to peach ice cream and peach cobbler. I finally decided that I wanted to keep the fresh peach flavor and texture in my dessert, instead of making something baked or frozen. I settled on a peaches and cream dessert called Peach Napoleon. It is super easy to make … {continue reading}

Cinnamon Halfway Bars

Cinnamon Halfway Bars

Like most food bloggers, I love cookbooks. But my love of cookbooks started long before I started blogging. I used to check out cookbooks from the library and read them like other people read magazines. Even though I rarely made recipes from the cookbooks, reading them was relaxing to me. I like different cookbooks for different reasons. Some of them are all about the photos for me. Others have the best cooking tips. My favorite cookbooks to get recipes from aren't the gourmet, technical ones, … {continue reading}

DIY Iced Coffee Carafes

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A couple of weeks ago, one of my best friends and her kids came to Minnesota for a visit. She usually tries to make it here at least once each summer and we do all kinds of fun things. As her kids get older, one of the things they look forward to the most is going to the Mall of America. We also went to a man-made swimming beach and to a park with a splash pad. Everyone came to our house one evening after the day's activities and we decorated iced coffee carafes! … {continue reading}

Strawberry Spinach Poppy Seed Bites

Strawberry Spinach Poppy Seed Bites

I'm not sure who introduced me to strawberry spinach poppy seed salad, but it has been one of my favorites for years. I typically enjoy it at summer barbecues and celebrations, but forget to make it for myself at home. I love having fruit with greens and the combination of sweet and tangy. The addition of candied pecans just brings the flavor over the top. I've also had the salad with the addition of Mandarin oranges. When I joined the Tricuit Summer Snackoff challenge, I found out that my … {continue reading}

Root Beer Float Lollipops

Root Beer Float Lollipops

Tomorrow is National Root Beer Float Day! I wanted to make something to celebrate the day besides root beer float which don't require a recipe. Vanessa made Jolly Rancher lollipops this summer and that gave me the great idea of making root beer float lollipops! Except it wasn't so great after all. I did my first test run and they looked like blobs. So, I made another batch and this time I tried making a handle. Then, I sent a picture of the lollipop to a couple of my friends. The first one said … {continue reading}

Time To Sparkle Link Party #72

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  Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs! Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | … {continue reading}

Four Ingredient Nutella Pudding Cookies

Nutella Pudding Cookies

My two youngest kids have gotten into baking and cooking this summer. I have taught them how to make a few meals. They love to play what they call "The Food Game" with friends where they take turns whipping up concoctions in the kitchen and feeding them to their friends who have their eyes closed. To make it more enjoyable, they try to make the most delicious things. One of their favorite ingredients is Nutella. Although the game can make a rather big mess in my kitchen, it keeps them … {continue reading}

S’mores Cheesecake Recipe

No Bake Smores Cheesecake

Today is National Cheesecake Day and all of your favorite food bloggers are sharing cheesecake recipes today! When I was trying to decide what kind of cheesecake to make I decided to do a no bake cheesecake. And I had so much fun with s'mores week that I continued the fun by making a No Bake S'mores Cheesecake. This cheesecake has so many things I love. First of all, even though there is a lot of steps it is a recipe anyone can make. Then, there's all of the chocolate. It's creamy with a … {continue reading}

Time To Sparkle Link Party #71

Time to Sparkle Portraits

  Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs! Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | … {continue reading}