Lemon Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

This Lemon Blueberry Pie Ice Cream has everything you love about pie and more.

This Lemon Blueberry Pie Ice Cream has everything you love about pie and more.  The base is a creamy lemon ice cream with swirls of blueberry pie filling and chunks of pie crust.  Time to cool down for summer with this refreshing ice cream. Pucker up!  This ice cream is tart, sweet and creamy all at the same time.  Are you looking for a new flavor of ice cream?  Look no further this is the ice cream of your dreams.  Are you planning a backyard cookout?  Put those warm summer breezes to rest and serve ice cream! I love everything … Continue reading

Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal

Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal: Packed with healthy ingredients, light and creamy almost like a bread pudding.

Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal:  Packed with healthy ingredients, light and creamy almost like a bread pudding.  Busy weekdays don’t have to mean an unhealthy grab-n-go breakfast.  Make this baked oatmeal the night before, put it in the oven while you’re getting ready.  Now you have a delicious, healthy no fuss breakfast. Banana nut bread is one of my favorite indulgences but I usually only allow myself to have it very few times throughout the year.  That’s why I created this Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal.  Full of healthy ingredients like oat bran, steel cut oats, bananas, chia seeds and flaxseeds.  Comfort … Continue reading

Pineapple Bread Pudding

This Pineapple Bread Pudding is a little piece of Hawaiian sunshine. This moist bread pudding is filled with chunks of fresh pineapple and drizzled with my Easy Caramel Sauce.

This Pineapple Bread Pudding is a little piece of Hawaiian sunshine.  This moist bread pudding is filled with chunks of fresh pineapple and drizzled with my Easy Caramel Sauce. When visiting Custer South Dakota this summer we went to a local burger place Black Hills Burger and Bun Co. The burgers were delicious but my favorite part was what I had for dessert.  Pineapple bread pudding.  As soon as I tasted it I knew it was something I wanted to recreate.  And that’s exactly what I did. I have often described fresh pineapple as candy so it makes total sense … Continue reading

Beer Battered Fried Green Beans

Tender fresh green beans dipped in a beer batter and fried to perfection.

Beer Batter Fried Green Beans:  Tender fresh green beans dipped in a beer batter and fried to perfection. Once you have had these Beer Batter Fried Green Beans you’ll never want fries again!  That comment is HUGE coming from a french fry addict!  You could serve them with ranch dressing but I found that they didn’t need it.  And I love my ranch.  This is kind of a sneaky way to get your kids to eat their green vegetables.  Simply clean the fresh green beans my snapping off the ends, give them a rinse, blanch, dip and fry.  So simple … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

A healthier version to the restaurant favorite. NO FAT added just lots of flavor!

Slow Cooker Refried Beans:  A healthier version to the restaurant favorite.  NO FAT added just lots of flavor! I have been making my own refried beans for sometime.  I don’t use lard but the next best thing bacon.  I still make them in the slow cooker with a couple of strips of bacon and other seasonings.  Once the beans are done I strain them and put them into a large skillet to mash and fry.  While these Slow Cooker Refried Beans are never really fried I promise you will NOT miss it.  They are tasty, simple to make with little … Continue reading

Berry Cream Crunch Pops

An easy to make healthy summer choice. Made with frozen Greek yogurt, sorbet and cereal!

Berry Cream Crunch Pops:  An easy to make healthy summer choice.  Made with frozen Greek yogurt, sorbet and cereal! It’s summer time!  Playing outside, riding bikes, running in the sprinklers or swimming.  Whatever the activity cold treats are definitely on the list of must have snacks to have on hand.  Make your own combinations of healthier choices with frozen yogurt and sorbet.  No “special” equipment needed for these fun pops.  Just craft sticks and 3 ounce paper cups (Dixie).  Make several kinds so that you can have them ready to grab and go during the summer.  Once the pops are … Continue reading