National Strawberry Shortcake Day

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National Strawberry Shortcake Day

June 14th is National Strawberry Shortcake Day! Here are 8 delicious recipes to help celebrate!

1. I found the White Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake over at BHG. This just screams summer! I want a bite right now!

2. Glorious Treats brings us the Strawberry Shortcake Cookies complete with Strawberry buttercream frosting!

3. I found the Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes over at Delish. These look incredible!

4. I found the Strawberry Shortcake Bars over at Six Sisters Stuff. Don’t they look awesome?

5. I found the Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Cups over at Raining Hot Coupons. These are so simple to make; only 3 ingredients!

6. The Domestic Rebel had these Strawberry Shortcake Egg Rolls. They look perfect for dessert, breakfast, snack, well anytime!

7. I found the Strawberry Shortcake Skewers over at Karen in the Kitchen. Dessert on a stick? Yes please!

8. These Strawberry Shortcake Cookies are over at Sweet as a Cookie. These look amazing!

Happy National Strawberry Shortcake Day!

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National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

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National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

June 12th is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day. Here are 8 recipes to celebrate!

1. These Peanut Butter Cookies were over at Little Life of Mine. We had to start out with a great peanut butter cookie recipe.

2. I found the Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookie Stuffed Cookies over at Picky Palate. How amazing do these look?! Chocolate fudge stuffed with peanut butter! Yes please.

4. The Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies were over at This Gal Cooks.  These look delicious and I love Nutella!

5. Sally’s Baking Addiction had a recipe for these great S’more Peanut Butter Cookies. Peanut butter is a great addition to s’mores.

6. I found the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes over at Crazy Little Projects. This is genius!

7. I found the Reese’s Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies over at Sally’s Baking Addiction.  How yummy do they sound?!

8. Fluffy Peanut Butter Cookies were found on Pinch of Yum. These look so yummy!

Happy National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!

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Chocolate Mini Bundts with Chocolate Ganache and Caramel Buttercream Frosting

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Chocolate Mini Bundts with Chocolate Ganache and Caramel Buttercream Frosting

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Chocolate Mini Bundts with Homemade Chocolate Ganache and Buttercream Frosting

 

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. – Hubert H. Humphrey

I have been very fortunate to have some amazing friends in my life and I’m extremely  fortunate to have the close girl friends I have now. They’re the best friends ever and I’m not just saying that, they really are. These are the type of friends that will not only be there for you to cheer you on and encourage you (they are very good at that) but they’re the ones that will cry with you and be there for you when you need it. Another wonderful attribute is they love they same silly stuff I do.

We love baking and we love bundt cakes. It may be silly but it’s our thing.  In fact we just had our second annual Mega Bundt. What is a Mega Bundt? It’s pure awesomeness.  Basically  it’s a huge potluck and everything you make has to be made in a bundt pan or served in a bundt pan. Last year we had t-shirts made and this year we made aprons.

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Okay, so it may be a “nerdy cool” but I love that we are not afraid to be ourselves with each other and we always have tons of fun.

This year I decided to make a mini bundt dessert. I found some inspiration over at Love from the Oven.  I decided to make Chocolate Mini Bundts with homemade chocolate ganache and caramel buttercream frosting.

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I started with gluten free chocolate cake mix. You can use your favorite chocolate cake mix. I use the King Arthur Flour GF Chocolate Cake Mix.  I baked them in a Mini Bundt Cupcake Pan.

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Once the mini bundts were cooled I filled the inside with caramel. Then I made the chocolate ganache.

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Ingredients for Chocolate Ganache

  • 8 oz of semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Heat the cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. You can also do this in a microwave. Bring just to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate. Allow it to stand for a few minutes with out stirring.

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Stir gently with a spoon or whisk.  It’s important not to get air in the ganache while stirring. Stir until smooth.

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I then covered each of the mini bundts with the ganache and sprinkled them with chocolate sprinkles.

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After that comes the caramel buttercream frosting.

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I mixed caramel syrup into Betty Crocker Whipped Butter Cream Frosting.

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Then I dolloped the frosting on each mini bundt and topped them with mini chocolate chips.

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Chocolate Mini Bundts with Homemade Chocolate Ganache with Buttercream Frosting

 

I made three dozen of them and there were none left.  This is one I’ll make again and again.

Enjoy!

 

National Ice Tea Day

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June 10th is National Ice Tea Day. Here are 8 refreshing recipes to help you celebrate.

1. I found the Cranberry Raspberry Lime Iced Tea over at Better with Cake.  These sounds so yummy and delicious.

2. Couponing 101 brings us the Southern Sweet Iced Tea. We can’t celebrate Iced Tea day with out having a great recipe for southern sweet iced tea.

3. The Iced Tea Fruit Pops over at In Sonnet’s Kitchen.  These look awesome for summer!

4. The Lavender Iced Tea was found on Kees to the Kitchen. This sounds so relaxing and refreshing.

5. Closet Cooking brings us the Blueberry Iced Green Tea. Blueberries are one of my favorites. I can’t wait to try this one.

6. The Pink Passionfruit Iced Tea with Lime, Kiwi, Mint & Thyme was found over at Two Loves Studio. This picture looks so lovely and refreshing.

7. I found the Strawberry Rosemary Iced Tea over at Sensibilities. This sounds so refreshing for summer.

8. The Ruby Tuesday Mango Tea was found over at Debt Free Spending.  It’s just like the kind you get at Ruby Tuesday’s!

Happy National Ice Tea Day!

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Win a 3 month Tasting Box Subscription

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Tasting Box Subscription Giveaway

Here’s another delicious giveaway for you. Have you heard about Love with Food Tasting Box Subscription? Read on to find out all about it and also how you can win a 3 month Tasting Box Subscription! Good luck!

Love With Food helps you discover new organic, all-natural snacks delivered to your door every month. Our subscription membership starts as low as $10/month. Every month, Love With Food members will receive a curated box of unique, hard-to-find tasty snacks which varies based on seasonal themes.

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For every box sold, we donate a meal to several food banks such as the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry. Join us to help end child hunger one meal at a time!

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Did you know that Love with Food has donated over 225,000 meals to hungry children?

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Win a Bialetti Complete Pizza Making Kit {$75 RV}

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Here’s another fun giveaway for you! My husband and got a pizza stone for our anniversary one year and made fun of it. We were SO wrong! We loved it!!  I think we both cried when we lost it in the move. They are so awesome for making pizza! We’re giving away a Bialetti Complete Pizza Making Kit to one lucky reader!

What food brings more people together than delicious Pizza. A food you can do using so many different recipes and stiles tailored even to the ficklest of eaters. Bialetti has come up with the perfect kit to perfect your pizza making skills.

Starting with a Stone made of Ceramic material that is designed to cook evenly and absorbs moisture to bake crispy delicious crusts. Most important keep pizza & breads warm until you serve them!

You will be making professional home made pizza with this fantastic set in no time! Bialetti Complete Pizza Making Kit pizza stone donnahup

 

or make fantastic Pizza on your outdoor grill using Bialetti Pizza Tiles.

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This summer the sky will be the limit! Think outside the box and get your imagination going with all the different ingredients you can use. From fresh vegetables to delicious cheese. What will you create?

Here’s a fun video from Chef Fabio Viviani giving us some fun hints on how to make delicious authentic Italian Pizza.

So is your mouth watering yet? You can own these great items two ways! From today until Monday June 9th at 1:00pm EST you can get 40% off all pizza stones and accessories with the promo code pizza2014 over at www.bialetti.com So get Dad a fun and unique gift for the grill or stock up for a fun summer party!

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One lucky winner will get a fantastic Bialetti Pizza set of their very own to make pizza anyway they like it!

This set includes:

-The pizza stone 4-piece set. $24.99
-Pizza tiles (these are to used on barbecue grills, so great for summer!
-Pizza chopper
-Pizza stone brush
Retail Value $75!
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National Cheese Day

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June 4th is National Cheese Day. Here are eight recipes to help you celebrate. Look at how delicious all these look. Yum!!

1. This is my favorite Gluten Free Philly Cheesesteak recipe! It’s so cheesy good!

2. I found the Pepperjack Bacon Mac n Cheese over at Creme de la Crumb. This sounds awesome! I can’t wait to try it!

3. These Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas can be found over at Vegetarian Lasagna. I love Enchiladas and they look so easy to make!

4. I found the Baked Triple Cheese and Salsa Tortilla Chip Dip over at Averie Cooks. How delicious does this look?! I could totally make a meal of it!

5. I found the 4 Ingredient Cheese Ball over at Six Sisters’ Stuff. Cheese Ball, 4 Ingredients, what’s not to love?!

6.  This Crockpot Mac and Cheese is the most delicious mac & cheese I’ve ever had!

7. I found the French Onion Cheese Fondue Recipe over at Taste of Home.  This only needs 3 ingredients!

8. The Recipe Critic shared the Three Cheese Stuffed Shells recipe. This sounds so delicious!

Happy Cheese Day!

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National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day

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National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day

June 2nd is National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day. Here are 8 recipes to celebrate with!

1. I found the No-churn Rocky Road Ice Cream over at My Bare Cupboard.  If we’re celebrating Rocky Road Ice Cream we need an awesome recipe for it and this is it!

2. I found the Rocky Road Ice Cream Cake over at Eugenie Kitchen. I’m pretty sure that this is what I want for my next birthday cake. Yum!

3. I found the S’mores Ice Cream Cakes over at My Recipes. I love the addition of the rocky road ice cream in a s’more. This is perfect for summer!

4. Oh Bite It brings us this Rocky Road Ice Cream Bread.  It only takes TWO ingredients!

5. The Rocky Road Pie was found over at Mr Food.  This looks so good!

6. Taste of Home brings us Rocky Road Grilled Banana Splits. Now that it’s summer we’ve been grilling more so this is perfect!

7. This Rocky Road Ice Cream Cake was found over at Meals.com. Cake and Ice Cream in one! It just makes sense.

8. I found the Rocky Road Cupcakes over at A Beautiful Mess.  These look fabulous!

Happy Rocky Road Ice Cream Day!
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National Hazelnut Cookie Day

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Hazelnut Cookie Day

June 1st is National Hazelnut Cookie Day! Here are eight recipes to help you celebrate!

1. Bakingdom brings us these Nutella Cream Pies! Oh my goodness, she had me at Nutella! These look delish.

2. Two Peas and their Pod made these Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookie Bars. These look chewy gooey good!

3. I found the Flourless Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies. Oh yum! These are gluten free too!

4. The Nutella Filled Hazelnut Cookies can be found over at Boy Meets Bowl. The cookies look so soft and I love the surprise filling inside!

5. I found the Chocolate Hazelnut Sandwiches over at oh joy!  These are gluten free and look so yummy!

6. Living Healthy with Chocolate brings us these Chocolaty Hazelnut Cookie Bars.  These look like such a great snack.

7. I found the Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies over at Beyond Diet.  These are gluten free, paleo, and delicious!

8. Top with Cinnamon made these Banana, Butterscotch & Hazelnut Cookie Crisps with Bittersweet Chocolate-Hazelnut Filling.  Just saying their name is making me drool!

Happy Hazelnut Cookie Day!

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National Macaroon Day

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National Macaroon Day

May 31st is National Macaroon Day! Here are eight recipes to help you celebrate!

1. Jennifer Chong gives a great tutorial with her Lan Macarons. I’ve always been intimidated to try making my own, but her detailed instructions and amazing pictures give me hope!

2. I found the Blueberry Lavender Macarons over at Eat Love. It’s made with blueberry puree, chocolate, and lavender flowers. I’ve never had lavender flowers but it looks delicious!

3. Misadventures of a Foodie shares with us her Pumpkin Spice Macarons.  I just planted pumpkins; I can’t wait to try this recipe out.

4. The Novice Chef brings us these Chocolate Biscoff Macarons. Just saying their names sounds decadent.

5. You can find these Candy Cane Macarons over at Krissy’s Creations. They’re mini macaroons! I know it’s not Christmas, but I’m always up for something candy cane flavored.

6. I found these French Macaroons over at Natural Mothers Network. These are lemon and almond and look so yummy.

7. I found the Coconut Lime Macaroons over at B Lovely Events. They sound so refreshing and perfect for summer.

8. I found the Raspberry Coconut Macarons over at Cooking Classy. I love Raspberries! I think this will be the first macaroon recipe I’ll try. Yum!!

Happy Macaroon Day!

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Win a Disney Frozen Olaf Tea Set

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Disney Frozen Olaf Tea Set Giveaway

Here is a fun giveaway to kick off the Sunny Weekend- Olaf’s Summer Tea Set!

How adorable is this Frozen Olaf Tea Set?! I know a few little girls that would love it and I think I’d have fun with it too! Read on to find out more about it and how you can win it for yourself. Good luck!

Olaf has always dreamed about drinking tea in summer time. Now he can. and you can join him with Frozen Olaf’s Summer Tea Set. Everything you need to have a frost cup of tea. set includes Four stack able tea cups that form Olaf’s body, four lemon slices, four plates, four spoons and of course Olaf’s head for you teapot complete with a carrot nose.

  • Set includes Four stackable tea cups that form Olaf’s body, four lemon slices, four plates

 

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It’s super easy to win!  Just enter on the easy rafflecopter below.

Giveaway ends Sunday, 6/1 at 11:59p est.  It’s open to US only, 18+

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National Mint Julep Day

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National Mint Julep Day

May 30th is National Mint Julep Day! Here are eight delicious recipes to help you celebrate!

1. I found the Mint Julep Ice Cream over at Simply Recipes. This recipe is perfect for summer!

2. I found the Mint Julep Brownies over at Noble Pig.  Mint Julep, brownies, and buttered pecans! Delish!

3. I found the Mint Julep Gelées over at My Recipes. These simple Gelées are made with just 5 ingredients!

4. I found the Mint Julep Profiteroles over at Tea Time Magazine. They are topped with a chocolate bourbon sauce!

5. I found the Mint Julep Cupcakes over at The Baker Chick.  Aren’t they beautiful?!

6. I found the Mint Julep Popsicles over at Honestly Yum. These look so refreshing and perfect for summer!

7. I found the Mint Julep Chocolates over at Allison Eats. Creamy chocolate, mmmm!!!

8. I found the Mint Julep Panna Cotta over at Leite’s Culinaria.  These look beautiful and delicious!

Happy Mint Julep Day!

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National Grape Popsicle Day

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National Grape Popsicle Day

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National Grape Popsicle Day

May 27th is National Grape Popsicle Day!  Here are eight recipes to help you celebrate.

1. I Heart Baking brings us Fresh Grape Popsicles.  These are made with fresh grapes and are perfect for summer!

2. Eats Well with Others brings us these Peanut Butter and Roasted Grape Jelly Popsicles.  This is the munchkins favorite sandwich in popsicle form! Sounds like a winner to me.

3. Anush Lini brings us Vanilla Concord Grape Popsicles.  I never thought about mixing vanilla with the grapes, but it sounds delicious!

4. Sassy Kitchen brings us End of Summer Popsicles.  They’re made from a concord grape lemonade! Yum!!

5. Fresh Bites Daily brings us Bite-Sized Grape Popsicles. My mom made these for us all the time! We loved them.

6. The Late Farmer made these adorable Lego Mini-figure Grape Popsicles. I know some boys that would go nuts over these!

7. STL Cooks bring us Grape and Honey Yogurt Pops.  These have four simple ingredients and are perfect for summer!

8. Mom Endeavors brings us Fresh & Fruity Grape Popsicles.  These are so easy to make and full of fresh fruit!

Happy Grape Popsicle Day!

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National Cherry Dessert Day

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National Cherry Dessert Day

May 26th is National Cherry Dessert Day! I’ve found 8 delicious Cherry Desserts to help you celebrate!

1.  I found the Cherry Miscellaneous Bars over at Kristen Duke Photography. They’re like brownie cheesecake with cherry deliciousness! Yum!!

2. Shugary Sweets brings us these Cherry Chip Cupcakes.  They’re so beautiful to look at I’m not sure I could eat it. Well, that’s probably not true.  They look so yummy!

3. I found the Amish Chocolate Covered Cherries over at Tastes of Lizzy T.  I love chocolate covered cherries! I’m totally going to make these!

4. Skinny Taste brings us the Cherry Lime Ice Pops. These look so refreshing – perfect for summer!

5. The Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies can be found over at Julie’s Eats and Treats. Chocolate covered cherries in a cookie!! Need I say more?!

6. Averie Cooks bring us this Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie. It’s vegan, gluten free, soy free and nut free yet still full of flavor.

7. I found the Cherry Hand Pies over at My Baking Addiction.  I bet these would be amazing warm with vanilla ice cream!

8. I found the Cherry Pie Bars over at Julie’s Eats and Treats (you may want to check her out, she brought us #5 too!)  These look amazing!

Happy Cherry Dessert Day!

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National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

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National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

May 26th is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day! Yum!! I’ve rounded up some delicious recipes to help you celebrate!

1. Life’s Ambrosia brings us Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Blueberry Lemon Sauce.  The picture looks edible! You can’t celebrate National Blueberry Cheesecake Day without an amazing Blueberry Cheesecake!

2. The Lentzed Life brings us Blueberry Cheesecake Oreo Balls. Blueberry Cheesecake AND Oreos?!  Yes please!

3. We found these Individual Blueberry Cheesecakes over at Darling Doodles.  These are adorable, but I’m not sure I could just eat one :)

4. Pine Cones and Acorns brings us Blueberry Cheesecake Bars complete with a cinnamon and sugar crumble topping. How yummy!

5. Kitchen Meets Girl brings us Blueberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast.  This looks so decadent. I want some for breakfast and I think I’ll have breakfast for dinner too!

6. Fantastical Sharing of Recipes shares with us this Blueberry Cheesecake Milkshake.  Only 4 ingredients to make this tasty shake!

7. Sweet and Savory by Shinee brings us these Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins.  These look so yummy! I can’t wait to make them.

8. Spend with Pennies brings us Blueberry Cheesecake Roll Ups. Delicious fillings rolled in bread and baked crispy, I’ll take two!

Happy National Blueberry Cheesecake Day!

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