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 Stuffed Cheeseburgers #SayCheeseburger #shop

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California Style Stuffed Cheeseburgers #SayCheeseburger #shop

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 not find ourselves outside in the snow in the winter making a mad dash to flip some burgers or steaks on the grill. Burgers are my favorite thing to grill, they grill up quickly, can be made in a variety of ways and changed to fit your mood or setting with different seasonings, herbs and toppings. My daughter and I love avocados, sprouts and many other things that are known as “California Style”. Guess it’s those avocados and sprouts that make it such, but neither of us are complaining. When we were looking for something for dinner recently, it was an easy decision to come up with California Style Stuffed Cheeseburgers. I’m so glad we did, because not only were they delicious, but all the flavors melded together just simply made the burger extra special and we were excited to enjoy more the next day.

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

Chicken & Avocado BLT Rice Bowl with Pesto Ranch Dressing #ThenAndNow

Chicken & Avocado BLT Rice Bowl with Pesto Ranch Dressing

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 awesome rice bowl, I want to remind you about the Farberware cookware giveaway that I am hosting here on my blog. You can enter below and if you win, you can pick one of two sets of cookware. Go check it out now, enter if you haven’t already, check to see if you’ve done a daily entry and hopefully you will win! Good luck!

DO YOU NEED A NEW SET OF COOKWARE?

Of course you do, and these two sets that are up for grabs are perfect and contain everything you need for a well run kitchen! What’s super cool about this giveaway, is that you get to choose your set! The campaign is featuring Retro vs. Modern Recipes (#ThenandNow) and because of that, you will get to choose if you’d like the Farberware Classic Series 10-Piece Set OR if you’d like the more modern  Farberware High Performance Stainless Steel 12-Piece Set.  Enter to win at the bottom of the post with the Rafflecopter. Good luck, I hope you win!!

This fantastic giveaway is going on right now until August 3, 2014 at 11:59 EST.

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Now, back to the recipe!

You can grab the recipe I created right off the Farberware Cookware website: Chicken and Avocado BLT Rice Bowl with Pesto Ranch Dressing

It’s the perfect recipe for dinner tonight! 

Chicken & Avocado BLT Rice Bowl with Pesto Ranch Dressing #ThenAndNow

Chicken & Avocado BLT Rice Bowl with Pesto Ranch Dressing

 

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

Kicked-Up Spicy Breaded Chicken with Panko

Kicked-Up Spicy Breaded Chicken with Panko

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

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

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 still has to work and the breaks come a lot less frequently. This means I have to carve out some time every day for the kids, and on the weekends we enjoy going to the pool, having a game or movie night and just spending time together. It’s all about family for us and with the Nationwide Share a Coke event coming to a Walmart near you, you can celebrate your family, friends, any loved one you want. We also made these Super Simple Ice Cream Coke Floats to enjoy!

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

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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 share with family and friends. When I’m invited to a BBQ or outdoor party in the summer, my friends and family always want me to bring a dessert, because they know I’m going to come up with something unique and different and it’s going to be delicious. I didn’t disappoint recently, with these fabulous Dr Pepper Cherry Ice Cream Sundaes, topped with a luscious Dr Pepper Cherry Caramel Sauce!

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Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls #SundaySupper

Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls TitleSummer 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!

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Cowboy Beef Nachos : Manly Meals #SundaySupper

Cowboy Beef Nachos

Cowboy Beef Nachos

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 some of the best dads I know what makes a meal perfect for them.

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