5 Summer Ice Cream Recipes to Beat the Heat!

5 Summer Ice Cream Recipes

I don’t know where you are, but where I am (St. Louis) we’ve had some weird weather the past month. One week it’s so hot and humid you can barely breathe and the next week you start wondering if Fall is around the corner.  It’s definitely been a strange summer, but I am not complaining because I enjoy the fact that we haven’t hit temps like we did last year. But even with the “cooler than usual” temps, it’s still hot and we are still finding ways to beat the heat.


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California Style Cream Cheese Stuffed Cheeseburgers Kraft

California Style Stuffed Cheeseburgers #SayCheeseburger #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This #saycheeseburger shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. Summertime is in full swing, and that means we spend a ton of time grilling! We love grilling at our house and we may or may… 

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What’s Up in My Kitchen – Snakes, $96,000 worth of chicken and Weddings

Whew! What a weekend! It was a busy one, and it really had nothing to do with the 4th of July at all. Not a single thing. It was just one of those crazy weekends that when it’s over, you’re like… “When’s the weekend getting here?” “Wait, what? It’s over?”

Chunky Monkey Pancakes

Chunky Monkey Pancakes #secretrecipeclub

It’s time once again for the Secret Recipe Club reveal, and as always, it was loads of fun. I love browsing blogs to find great recipes, and it’s especially fun when you already know the blog in question and you already know they make fun, delicious food.

Chicken and Avocado BLT Rice Bowl

Chicken & Avocado BLT Rice Bowl w/Pesto Ranch Dressing #ThenAndNow Farberware Cookware #giveaway

Seriously, it’s like a BLT in a bowl – this easy-to-make rice bowl is loaded with bacon, grilled chicken and avocado and tossed with a zesty pesto ranch dressing. It’s the perfect weeknight meal, because it’s fast and easy and is also fancy and amazing enough to serve at a party or event. Before we get into this… 

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Kicked-Up Spicy Breaded Chicken with Panko

Add a Little Spice: Kick Up a Basic Breaded Chicken Recipe with Sriracha #ThenAndNow #giveaway

Fresh herbs and spices perk up a simple classic breaded chicken recipe, but if you really want to take it another step, coat those babies in Sriracha Sauce before breading them in a crunchy Panko for a delicious, modern twist on a very retro recipe. It’s all just kinda amazing.

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Share a Coke and try this Super Simple Ice Cream Coke Floats Recipe #ShareItForward #Shop

This #ShareItForward shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. It’s Summer break in our house, the kids are finally off school and it’s time to cool down and have some fun with all our free time. Of course, that’s not really the case for me, because mom… 

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Dr Pepper Ice Cream with Dr Pepper Caramel 3

Dr Pepper Cherry Ice Cream with Dr Pepper Cherry Caramel Sauce Perfect for Outdoor Parties #BackyardBash #shop

This #BackyardBash shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and it’s advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. For more ideas on how to create your own #BackyardBash, check out the tumblr page at www.drpepperbash.com It’s summertime, it’s hot and it’s the perfect time for grilling and throwing outdoor parties! This is the time I love to… 

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Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls #SundaySupper

Summer is definitely here. It’s hot, humid and all we want to do is play in water. Lots and lots of water. With summer, we always think Picnics, and today’s #SundaySupper is celebrating everything picnic. We’re having a Big Virtual #SundaySupper Picnic, I’m bringing Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls and YOU are invited!

Cowboy Beef Nachos

Cowboy Beef Nachos : Manly Meals #SundaySupper

Welcome to a Manly Meals #SundaySupper. Today I have brought my dad’s awesome Cowboy Beef Nachos. When I set out to pick out a recipe to post today, I got to thinking about Manly Meals. With all the fun ingredients and new foods to make, what is it that makes a manly meal? So I asked… 

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Garden Vegetable Tart #weekdaysupper #choosedreams

I haven’t spent as much time in the kitchen the past couple of days, but not because I haven’t wanted to. I just felt I owed it to my beautiful garden to spend some time in there, taking care of what will eventually find its way into my kitchen. Not to mention, I’m slightly addicted.