Microwave Fudge with Salted Caramel Mocha Frosting

For the past few weeks people have been making jokes at my expense. Whenever I tell them that my boyfriend and I are driving 23 hours (pretty much nonstop) to go backcountry camping in Glacier National Park, they can't help but smirk. I get it. I probably don't look like the type of person who would give up electricity, running water and WIFI to go roaming through the mountains. Until a few weeks ago, I had never set up a tent, blew up a sleeping pad or even knew a thing as hiking underwear … [Read more...]

Coffee Flavored Popsicles

International delight creamer

In less than a month, I'm going to turn 40 years old. Instead of dreading the big 4-0, I decided to embrace it. And by embrace it I mean I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish before the big day. Some things were pretty easy, like use a coupon (which I did...for Bigelow Tea), others a bit more challenging such as #22, make Julia Child's coq au vin (what the heck was I thinking...I don't even like bones in my meat!!) and others, like #1, give coffee a chance, just seemed like the grown up … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe

Banana Granola Crunch Peanut Butter Blossoms

One recipe that always brings me back to my childhood during Christmastime is peanut butter blossoms. The delicious peanut buttery cookie and the soft, slightly melted chocolate on top. It's one of the recipes I cherish from my mom and turn to whenever I need a pick me up. The best part about baking during the holidays is that I can share these family-favorite recipes with my children. It's something that can be passed on through the generations and the tradition is passed on. When I found … [Read more...]

Brownie Milkshake with Cold Stone Creamery International Delight

Brownie Milkshake | East9thStreet.com

I used to think my parents were a bit strange. Even with the temperatures being in the triple digits, they would sit outside on the deck drinking cups of hot coffee. It didn't make sense to me to consume a beverage when you were sweating but they drank it because they loved the taste of coffee. What confused me even more was my mom would drink coffee while she ate her ice cream. But then I realized, I like to dip my cream cookies in hot coffee and I'm not a hot coffee drinker! As I grew older, I … [Read more...]

25 Amazing Strawberry Recipes

25 Amazing Strawberry Recipes

One thing I look forward to every year is the start of strawberry season. When it comes we can find strawberries everywhere. And for dirt cheap too! I'm pretty sure my kids eat their weight in them for those first few weeks. But then we have to start getting creative with what we do with them. And we've found some awesome ways to use up our strawberries. If you have fresh or frozen strawberries lying around and are looking for some great ways to use them up try one, or all 25 of these … [Read more...]

Cake Doughnuts with Raspberry Compote and Caramel #MyPlatinum

cake donuts with raspberry compote

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade where I had the opportunity to make Gail Simmons' raspberry compote sauce and drizzle it over some yummy doughnuts! I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As a Cascade #MyPlatinum ambassador I have to do a LOT of hard work,  I have to cook yummy recipes created by the amazing Gail Simmons and then write about them. Woe is me.  Because I'm a … [Read more...]

10 Awesome Peach Recipes

10 Awesome Peach Recipes

Peach season is here! That means that everywhere you turn juicy, ripe peaches are going to be staring at you. And if you're like me and shop at Costco, you might have waay too many peaches go ripe at the same time and need something to do with them. Am I right? Well you're in luck! Because we've rounded up some amazingly delicious and awesome recipes that will help you use up all of those ripe peaches! 10 Awesome Peach Recipes 1. Peach Upside Down Cake - this delicious cake from the … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Thank you to Welch's for sponsoring this post and making lunch time a little easier and a whole lot more fun! In my life, I would estimate I've eaten at least 1000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  I remember as a kid bypassing the butter and putting peanut butter and jelly on my toast. I'd wash it down with a glass of milk and that would be my after school snack. Now that I have a daughter who is always asking for snacks, she's also become a fan of the peanut butter and jelly combo, only … [Read more...]

Breakfast On The Go: Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day.  To me, there is nothing better than sitting down to a plate full of bacon and eggs or a freshly baked croissant with a little bit of butter or even better, a piece of Sour Cream Coffee Cake inspired by Food Network's Ina Garten. On the weekends, breakfast is a long drawn out process. It's the one time of the day that we're usually not in a rush and I actually get to cook for my family. My daughter's usual request is pumpkin pancakes … [Read more...]

Lighten up your day with International Delight Light Iced Coffee

Shamrock Shake

It's 11:37 at night and my evening is just starting.  After flying across the country and taking a long cab ride, I've finally settled into my hotel. Now it's time to read through the 100+ emails sitting in my in-boxes, figure out when I'm going to work out and think about the yummy Shamrock Shake I made earlier with International Delight Light Iced Coffee in Vanilla.I knew today would be hectic. It started out with the threat of a winter storm which tends to put anyone who is flying in a panic. … [Read more...]