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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

White Texas Sheet Cake - A Guest Post by MiMi

The simplicity of a Texas Sheet Cake made with white cake and white icing, my dad's favorite combination! It is great for feeding a crowd and will be perfect at your next BBQ or potluck!

       Make homemade white cake and white frosting in the simplest possible way! This cake is made like the chocolate Texas sheet cake, all in saucepans, but there's no chocolate in site.  

      Take a big old sheet pan and get to work. This recipe makes enough to feed a crowd with very little effort! 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Buffalo Chicken Casserole with Ranch Cheesy Potatoes

Cheesy potatoes with a ranch twist and topped with buffalo chicken, bacon, more cheese and plenty of buttery corn flakes. What's not to love?

     Are you looking for a stick to your ribs dinner that is full of flavor and easy to make? Then this is just the thing for you. It has all of that hearty, filling casserole goodness with a bit of buffalo chicken kick! And the cheesy ranch potatoes? They are a fabulous foundation to build the whole thing on!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Cori's Gone in a Second Pickles

These quick and easy pickles are a perfect way to use some of your cucumber bounty. They have plenty of zing and will be gobbled up in a second!

     This is another refrigerator pickle recipe from my cousin Cori.  She got this recipe from her father-in-law.  He has been making it for years.  Cori says the pickle are too spicy for her, but when she takes them places people devour them.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Sheet Pan Honey Garlic Chicken and Vegetables

Garden fresh vegetables and chicken bathed in honey garlic goodness and cooked simply on a sheet pan. Get your rice cooking, dinner will be ready soon!

    When the garden starts producing, I love to come up with fun and simple dinners that are loaded with vegetables. This sheet pan honey garlic chicken dinner is a great way turn a lot of those in season veggies into a stir fry style dinner. The best part is you don't even have to stand over the hot stove.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Shrimp Salad Profiterole

The perfect appetizer is here! A buttery puff shell stuffed with delicious shrimp salad. It's a great starter, fun lunch and would be perfect served at a baby or wedding shower!

     Buttery choux pastry puffs stuffed with shrimp salad are perfect little starters. Their bright and fresh flavors are made even better by the fun little package they are served in!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Coconut Cream Pie Italian Soda

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A perfect summer treat, these coconut cream pie Italian sodas are the perfect mix of sweet and refreshing.  Cool down by the pool or enjoy as a simple dessert, there are so many ways to enjoy these delicious drinks!

     There is nothing like a cold drink with a kick of coconut to make summer sing.  These coconut cream pie Italian sodas have the perfect mix of coconut and vanilla in a creamy cold package. They are easy to make and a great way to take the edge off of summer's heat!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Italian Meringue Buttercream

Fluffy, buttery, creamy, sumptuous Italian meringue buttercream is perfect for piping and deliciously decadent for eating too! 

      Sweet fluffy clouds of amazing Italian meringue buttercream are the perfect topping for cakes and cupcakes galore. Glossy white clouds of meringue stabilized with hot sugar syrup makes the perfect base for not too sweet and really fluffy buttercream. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Best White Cupcakes {Semi-homemade and Super Easy!}

Fluffy white cupcakes are made perfect with a cake mix and a lot of add ins to make them special. They are the perfect texture, flavor and will quickly become your favorites as well!

These cupcakes start with a box mix, but with a lot of twists turn into something magical. I dare say they are the best white cupcakes out there and that's really saying something coming from me!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

S'mores Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Buttercream

Chocolate cupcakes with a graham cracker crust and piled high with toasted marshmallow buttercream. S'mores cupcakes are a perfect bite of summer!

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     One of summer's greatest pleasures is a perfect s'more. However campfires aren't always available so now you can enjoy those flavors in cupcake form complete with fluffy toasted marshmallow buttercream. I cannot even tell you how much I love this frosting!

Friday, July 13, 2018

MiMi's Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans

Serve up meaty delicious cowboy beans at your next bbq. They are a hearty and easy to make side dish that is made right in your slow cooker! 

      Nothing says summer bbq like some slow cooked beans. These meaty cowboy beans have a thick sauce that has the perfect balance of sweet and savory. They are a perfect side for potlucks, bbqs and carry ins too!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Healthy Fresh Vegetable and Lentil Soup

Fresh garden vegetables meet lentils for a hearty and delicious vegetarian soup. This easy, healthy and delicious soup makes for a perfect lunch or dinner year round! 

close up of bowl of lentil and vegetable soup

     Garden fresh vegetables pair with lentils for a hearty soup that satisfies you.  The combination is full of nutrients and has a meaty feel despite being vegetarian. It is a great way to fill up healthily! 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake

Cookies and cream ice cream cake is full of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, but the fudgy crunch center ribbon is the real star of the show. Kick up your feet and cool down with a slice!

    Cool off with a slice of perfectly cold and creamy ice cream cake. This perfect combination of cookies and cream features chocolate, vanilla and a plethora of cookie bits. Then there's the crunchy fudge ribbon center. Now that's the stuff dreams are made of!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Ice Cream and Frozen Treat Inspiration with Celebrate365

Get inspired to make fun new frozen treats. We have ice cream recipes, recipes made with ice cream and popsicles too. Some come cool down with a fun treat!

     It's feeling hot, hot, hot! Does saying that make you want to shake maracas? Just me? It's probably some deep seeded dance class memories! No matter, as the weather heats up we look to cold treats to cool down!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Summer Vegetable Medley {a twist on succotash}

A medley of summer vegetables that are a perfectly hearty side dish but without a lot of fuss. Let the veggies themselves shine in this succotash like dish.

     Fresh summer vegetables come together for this simple and healthy side dish. It can be easily adapted to include your favorite veggies or what you happen to have on hand. It is filling, flavorful and perfect with almost any entree.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Chicken Piccata with Artichoke Hearts

This simplified version of chicken piccata is a great weeknight meal but is nice enough to serve to guests. Just a few simple ingredients and couple of quick steps and dinner is done!

    Chicken piccata is a quick and easy dinner that is bright and flavorful but totally doable on a weeknight.  I just love meals like this that can be dressed up for guests or whipped together for the family on a random Wednesday evening.  You can take it easy on yourself, but nobody you serve will be the wiser!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Ice Cream

Super creamy homemade orange creamsicle cheesecake ice cream is going to be a new summer favorite dessert. It is cold, refreshing and has the perfect combination of orange and vanilla with a cream cheese twist!

This post has been sponsored by Hamilton Beach, however, all opinions, as always are my own. #ad #HamiltonBeach

   It's ice cream season! This smooth, creamy homemade ice cream has all of the flavor of an orange creamsicle and a cheesecake all mashed up into one delicious bowl of citrusy goodness.  I just love the way the vanilla, orange and cream cheese come together.