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 delicious graham cracker crust and the toasted marshmallows really top it all off!

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Time To Sparkle Link Party #71

The hosts of Time to Sparkle Link Party!

 

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 Recipe Critic | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Love Grows Wild | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Each week we will pick our favorite links as features and share them, so make sure to follow the Time to Sparkle Pinterest Board!

Let’s see what your hosts have been up to this week:

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S’mores Pancakes by The Recipe Critic

S’mores Bars by The Gunny Sack

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Oatmeal Bars by Inside BruCrew Life

Apple Pie Bars by Love Grows Wild

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Bacon Stuffed Cinnamon Waffle Sticks

Bacon Stuffed Cinnamon Waffle Sticks are an easy to make breakfast or brunch recipe that kids will love! They can be eaten plain or dipped in Nutella, maple syrup or even peanut butter.

Bacon Stuffed Cinnamon Waffle Sticks

One of my earliest memories of getting hurt was when I touched a hot waffle iron. My mom was making waffles and I climbed up on my baby sister’s high chair to watch. I think I was about 5 years old. The waffle iron was stainless steel and had a red light on the top. While my mom was mixing up the batter and the waffle iron was heating up, I was wondering what the red light meant. I wasn’t sure if it meant that the waffle iron was still heating or if it meant that it was hot. So, I decided to touch it to find outit was hot! And it hurt my finger. Luckily it was a minor injury, but I learned an important lesson that day about not touching things to see if they are hot!

We have a waffle iron, but I always forget we have it. When my kids want waffles we usually make the frozen, toaster waffles. My kids really like the Cinnamon Waffle Pops that I made so I decided to make some cinnamon waffle sticks. But then, I came across some delicious looking Pancake Dippers by Sheryl from The Lady Behind The Curtain. I got to meet Sheryl and her husband (whom they jokingly refer to as The Guy Behind The Curtain) at the Pillsbury Test Kitchens last winter. They were both super friendly and we had fun chatting about blogging, Minnesota weather and kids! Anyway, I had to try stuffing my cinnamon waffle sticks with bacon and we love how they turned out.

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S’mores Rice Krispies Recipe

Smores Rice Krispies

As s’mores week comes to an end, I wanted to share a Rice Krispie Treats recipe. Isn’t it crazy how many different kinds of Rice Krispie bars you can make? Before you even add extra ingredients, you can make the bars more hard and crunchy or soft and gooey. Then, you can pretty much add and of your favorites ingredients or flavors. I wanted to get the flavor of campfire s’mores, so I used toasted marshmallows instead of plain ones. Rather than use graham crackers, which would probably get soggy, I used mini Tedd Grahams. And of course, a s’more isn’t complete without Hershey’s bars!

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S’mores Milkshake Recipe

Smores Milkshake Recipe

While most of you have been sweltering this summer, we’ve actually had some cooler days here in Minnesota and I am loving it! I love being able to have my windows open and to be able to exercise outside. When it gets too hot, my kids don’t even want to go play outside, unless they are swimming. And Monday was a hot one with excessive heat warnings. It was the perfect weather for ice cream. I didn’t feel like cooking, baking or even grilling so we went out to eat for dinner. Where did we end upSnuffy’s Malt Shop for cheeseburgers and malts! I noticed that they have a S’mores Malt available for a limited time. Today, as S’mores Week continues, I am sharing my own version of a S’mores Milkshake which is like a s’more in liquid form!

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Time To Sparkle Link Party #70

The hosts of Time to Sparkle Link Party!

 

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 Recipe Critic | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Love Grows Wild | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Each week we will pick our favorite links as features and share them, so make sure to follow the Time to Sparkle Pinterest Board!

Let’s see what your hosts have been up to this week:

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Grilled Corn Guacamole from The Recipe Critic
Twix Fudge from Inside BruCrew Life
Ham and Cheese Croissants from The Gunny Sack
Coconut Shrimp from Love Grows Wild

Here are the fabulous features from last week’s party chosen by Jocelyn:

cookie dough ice cream bars

Loaded Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bars from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

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Blueberry Cake with Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting from Simply Suzanne’s At Home

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Easy DIY Photo Backdrop from Anderson & Grant

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Jalapeño Popper Zucchini Boats from Carmel Moments

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Ombre Wood Quote Sign from Vintage Zest

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Peanut Butter Fudge Ice Cream Sandwiches from Delightful E Made

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Double Chocolate Brownie Granola from Amy’s Healthy Baking

smoreo ice cream sandwiches

Smoreo Ice Cream Sandwiches from This Silly Girl’s Life

cherry chip cupcakes

Cherry Chip Cupcakes with Bourbon Vanilla Frosting from Baking a Moment

blueberry pie bars

Blueberry Pie Bars from A Mind “Full” Mom

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Now let’s party! It’s Time to Sparkle!


S’mores Bars Recipe

Smores Bars Recipe

S’mores are one of those things that just scream summer! You know that they can be eaten any time of the year, but who makes s’mores in the middle of February, right? I guess if we weren’t buried in several feet of snow and could build a bonfire, maybe we would have s’mores in the winter. Actually, I do remember toasting marshmallows over a gas store, with my grandma in her apartment, so you really don’t need a bonfire at all. And you don’t need a bonfire to make these S’mores Bars that I am sharing with you today! They have a graham cracker cookie bar crust with chocolate and toasted marshmallows on top… and they can definitely be made year round!

I am super excited to be joining some of blogging friends for S’mores Week! We will all be sharing mouth watering s’mores desserts this week. There are links to the other recipes at the end of my post so be sure to check them out!

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The Best Ham And Cheese Croissants

Ham and Cheese Croissant

Today I wanted to share the best ham and cheese croissants! I’ve been eating these my whole life. It stared at my grandpa and grandma’s house. This was one of my grandma’s favorite things to make us and we loved it. Once time she spent hours making homemade chicken noodle soup and we wouldn’t eat it. When I say homemade, I mean that she even made the noodles. Now, as an adult, I would love it if someone made it for me, but as a kidno wayI wanted my chicken noodle soup from the classic red can. Anyway, the ham and cheese croissants were a much better option for us kids. They were flaky, warm and covered with melted cheese.

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Subway Art Ice Cream Cone Wrappers

Ice cream cone wrappers are a fun way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month! This free printable for a subway art version is at the eHow Craft blog.

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July is National Ice Cream month, so we are taking full advantage of it and enjoying ice cream as often as we can! It’s the perfect summer treat when it’s so hot outside. Everyone must agree because the lines outside the ice cream shops are l-o-n-g! What’s interesting though is that one of my friends worked at a grocery store in a small town and the winter months, with all of the holidays, was when they sold a lot of ice cream. So, maybe it is a year round favorite?

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Blueberry Melon Protein Smoothie Recipe

A blueberry melon protein smoothie is an easy breakfast recipe that is perfect for back to school. It also works as an after school snack or a quick, on-the-go meal.

Blueberry Melon Protein Smoothie

When I was a fourteen, I made my first airplane trip, without my parents to visit our relatives in Washington state. Two of my cousins from Minnesota flew with me on the “red-eye” flight. We were so nervous and excited. When we landed at the airport in Portland, Oregon, we got off of the planeand no one was there to pick us up. (This was back before 9/11 when anyone could go to the gate to wait for people or to see them off.) We didn’t know what to do. This was before cell phones and I’m not even sure we had any of my aunt’s phone numbers with us. So, we decided to just start walking away from the gate and before long we saw our aunts coming toward us. We found out that the airline had changed our gate at the last minute to the opposite side of the airport so it took them a while to walk to the new gate to pick us up.

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Time To Sparkle Link Party #69

The hosts of Time to Sparkle Link Party!

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 |Pinteres t
The Recipe Critic | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Love Grows Wild | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Each week we will pick our favorite links as features and share them, so make sure to follow the Time to Sparkle Pinterest Board!

Let’s see what your hosts have been up to this week:

Projects and Recipes from the Time to Sparkle Link Party Hostesses

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Corn from The Recipe Critic
Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownie Pie from Inside BruCrew Life
Key Lime Cheesecake Milkshake from The Gunny Sack
Living Room Tour from Love Grows Wild

Here are the fabulous features from last week’s party chosen by Liz:

Citronella Candles

How to Make Citronella Candles from Cherished Bliss

1bistrofries

Herbed Bistro Fries from Club Narwhal

Beach House Bedroom

Beach House Bedroom from Thistlewood Farms

Caprese Tortilla Pizzas

Caprese Tortilla Pizzas from Home Cooking Memories

DIY Adirondack Chair

DIY Adirondack Chair from Pink When

Funfetti Donut Muffin

Funfetti Donut Muffin from Deliciously Yum

DIY Herringbone Box

DIY Herringbone Box from Little House of Four

 Blueberry Jam

Lemon Blueberry Chia Jam from The Casual Craftlete

DIY Photo Clipboard

DIY Photo Clipboard from Live Laugh Rowe

Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta from Tastes Better From Scratch

Time to Sparkle Link Party Rules

Now let’s party! It’s Time to Sparkle!


Mason Jar Crafts: Picnic In A Jar

A Picnic In A Jar is one of the mason jar crafts that’s perfect for parties. Customize the food in a jar, colors and the washi tape for the party or shower!

Picnic In A Jar Tutorial

Eating outside in the summer is so much fun (as long as the bugs leave you alone). Every morning, I grab a cup of coffee and drink it while sitting on my Adirondack chair on my front porch. It doesn’t matter if it is hot and humid or cold and rainy. Once winter comes, I am really going to miss it. Last week, I made a fun picnic in a jar that is basically like a mason jar lunchbox. I put my whole meal in one mason jar. It is easy to transport and fun to eat.

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Cinnamon Waffle Pops

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Cinnamon Waffle Pops Recipe

It’s time for Christmas in July! When the hot weather and mosquitos get to be too much, it’s time to take a break to have a little holiday fun.  A few years ago, we had a Christmas in July summer camp day for our kids. We made stockings and gingerbread houses using graham crackers, frosting and candy. I’ve been seeing fun posts about different ways to celebrate with crafts, homemade gift ideas and of course, recipes! This is the perfect time of the year for some early holiday planning by trying out new holiday recipes. I made some cinnamon waffle pops by cooking cinnamon roll dough in my waffle iron. I made two versions: one for breakfast and one for dessert. My kids and my nieces loved them both!

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Key Lime Cheesecake Milkshake

A key lime cheesecake milkshake is a delicious summer dessert! It’s like a key lime pie, cheesecake and ice cream all in one beverage!

Key Lime Cheesecake Milkshake

My husband is a huge key lime fan and I don’t think I had ever even tried it until he came along. When we go out to eat, he will often choose key lime dessert. I am much more likely to choose chocolate, but I always have to try a bite or two of his dessert and I’ve got to admit that key lime is delicious. With the hot, humid weather we’ve been having, everyone is craving ice cream. So, over the weekend, I made Key Lime Cheesecake Milkshakes for my family. I didn’t tell them what the milkshakes had in them and asked them to guess. They could taste the lime right away, but couldn’t immediately identify the cheesecake flavor. They loved the milkshakes and Zack asked me to make them again for his friends the next day.

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Scratch Off Summer Bucket List

Make a summer bucket list that is a scratch off. This fun boredom buster is easy to make and the scratch off paint only requires 2 ingredients.

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I’ve seen so many great summer bucket lists online. There are the regular paper lists that you hang on the fridge and the poster sized lists to hang on a wall. I’ve seen ones in an actual bucket and others that are printed on a paper bucket. There are clothespins, keychains and popsicle stick bucket lists. For our bucket list, I decided to do a scratch off because who doesn’t love scratching off that silver paint?

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Time To Sparkle Link Party #68

The hosts of Time to Sparkle Link Party!

 

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 Recipe Critic | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Love Grows Wild | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Each week we will pick our favorite links as features and share them, so make sure to follow the Time to Sparkle Pinterest Board!

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Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken is a Crock Pot recipe that’s easy to make, cheaper than takeout and tastes better too! It’s a family friendly recipe that will become a favorite.

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

For some reason, when I think about using my Crock Pot, I think about it in the cold months filled with soups, stews and pot roast. But I’ve come to realize that using a slow cooker in the summer makes a lot of sense! First of all, I don’t have to turn my oven on and heat up the house. On a day like today, when the high was 90 degrees and the humidity was 75, the air conditioner is working hard enough. I could always go fire up the grill, but I really am enjoying the cool air inside the house. Another great reason is that summer is such a busy time. I spend my days running errands, bringing my kids here and there, meeting friends at the park and trying to prepare blog posts in between. So, I love it when I remember to put dinner in the Crock Pot and voilait is ready when we want to eat! Last week, I made honey sesame chicken in my slow cooker and loved it.

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Grilled Slaw Burger Recipe

Disclosure: I have been compensated for this sponsored post by MIRACLE WHIP, as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.

Grilled Slaw Burger Recipe

What is your favorite hamburger topping? My problem is that I have so many different toppings that I love like cheese, bacon, pineapple, barbecue sauce, fried onionsand on and on. Last week, we tried a new hamburger topping: sweet and spicy coleslaw. The Grilled Slaw Burger kicked up our standard barbecue a notch with MIRACLE WHIP, and its unique, one-of-a-kind creamy blend of sweet and tangy that can’t go unnoticed. Now, I have another favorite burger topping to add to the list! The coleslaw is a delicious combination of sweet and spicy. The crushed pineapple provides the sweetness, the MIRACLE WHIP Dressing gives it a a bold, tangy flavor and the Sriracha sauce provides some heat.

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Grilled Margherita Sandwich

This camping recipe for Grilled Margherita Sandwiches was made as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. All opinions are my own. #WalmartProduce

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When we went camping recently, I didn’t know what to bring to eat. We had what they call “rustic” campsites without electricity. Since we are casual campers, going once every couple of years, our camping equipment is scarce. We had a tent for shelter and a campfire for cooking. I decided to buy a cast iron skillet so that we would have more options for cooking over the fire. And I bought the ingredients to make grilled margherita sandwiches, which ended up being a fantastic idea. They are like a margherita pizza in sandwich form and they were so delicious that I had to make them again to share with you.

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Snow Cone Truffles

Snow Cone Truffles are an awesome summer party idea. These bite sized snow cones are fun to make and fun to eat!

Snow Cone Truffles

I’ve got snow cones on the mindit must be the hot, humid weather! Last week I shared snow cone sugar scrub and now I’ve Snow Cone Truffles to share with you. Snow Cone Truffles are by melted together frosting and white chocolate chips The truffle mixture is piped into mini snow cones and sprinkles make the tops shimmer like shaved ice.

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