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12 Tasty Ice Box Pies

YOU GUYS…summer is the worst.

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It’s hot, muggy, and literally impossible to turn your oven on without heating up your entire house. This, of course, makes it near impossible to enjoy a yummy cake in the summertime…unless it’s an ICE BOX CAKE.

Made almost completely in your freezer and featuring such delicious foods as whipped cream, ice cream, and fruit, ice box cakes and pies are an awesome summertime staple. They’re great for summer birthdays, BBQ’s, or just to cool down on a hot summer afternoon.

Often inspired by delicious cocktails (like pina coladas and margaritas), ice box cakes make it slightly easier to enjoy the bright summer sunshine!

12 Tasty Ice Box Pies

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  1. Pina Colada Ice Box Pie
  2. Lucky Charms Ice Box Pie
  3. Old Fashioned Lemon Ice Box Pie
  4. Blueberry Ice Box Pie
  5. Nutella Ice Box Cake
  6. Key Lime Ice Box Pie
  7. Pink Lemonade Ice Box Squares
  8. Kahlua Coconut Ice Box Cake
  9. Lemon Ice Cream Cake
  10. Raspberry White Chocolate Ice Box Pie
  11. Strawberry Ice Box Cake
  12. S’mores Ice Box Cake

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9 Delicious Dump Cake Recipes

Let’s be real…sometimes you want a little something sweet but you just don’t want to turn on your oven or dirty up more than a dish or two…or maybe you actually do have an unexpected guest that comes to visit and you want to whip up something quick and easy for dessert…

No matter what the reason, dump cakes are a great go-to for weekday desserts or last-minute treats. Often mixed and baked right in a cake pan, dump cakes are equivalent to a chop n’ drop recipe that gets you in and out of the kitchen in no time.

Some of these are made in slow cookers while others bake in the oven. Most require less than a handful of ingredients, so if you have cake mix and some chocolate on hand, you can create a decedent dessert that tastes like you slaved away all day!

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9 Delicious Dump Cake Recipes

Blueberry Dump Cake

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Dump Cake

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Peach Dump Cake

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Chocolate Cherry Crisp Dump Cake

cherry chocolate

Strawberry Dump Cake

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Easy Hot Chocolate Dump Cake

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Easy Caramel Apple Dump Cake

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Pineapple Blueberry Dump Cake

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Pina Colada Dump Cake

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17 Tasty Mug Recipes

Sometimes you just need a little taste of something sweet. While I’m certainly not above just making my cake and eating it, too…there are times I want a little somethin’ sweet but don’t want to turn on the oven and heat up the whole dang house just to enjoy a piece of cake. Thankfully, there’s no better time to turn to the 1950’s staple of good home cookin’: the microwave.

These microwave cup-cakes are great for enjoying on your own, or sharing with a special someone. Prepared, mixed and baked all in a large coffee mug, these recipes are perfect for late-night cravings or quick and easy desserts for two (or let’s be honest, one) ;).

17 Tasty Mug Recipes

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  1. Cookies and Cream Mug Cake
  2. Dulce de Leche Mug Cake
  3. Oatmeal Mug Cake
  4. S’mores Mug Cake
  5. Pumpkin Pie Mug Cake
  6. Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake
  7. Caramel Brownie Mug Cake
  8. Cinnamon Roll in a Mug
  9. Strawberry Pie Mug Cake
  10. Cheesecake in a Mug
  11. Roasted Tomato Soup
  12. Chicken Pot Pie in a Mug
  13. A Cup of Coffee Cake
  14. Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug
  15. Omelette in a Mug
  16. Pizza in a Mug
  17. Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

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Narutomaki Cookies (Fish Cake Cookies)

No, no, no…these aren’t made with fish or taste like fish…so calm down! 🙂

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If you’ve ever gone out for an authentic bowl of ramen, you may have seen a little white and pink swirly “cake” in your bowl. This little fish cake, or Narutomaki, often mimics the texture and color of the meat of lobster, crab and other shellfish. They’re actually way more delicious than you may think (they’re not fishy at all) and add great flavor and color to your ramen.

The pink swirl in these “fish cakes” are meant to symbolize the Naruto whirlpools of the Naruto Strait near Japan…plus they’re just so darn cute!

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Often about the size of a quarter, these fish cakes are brought to life in a much bigger and sweeter way with these cute Narutomaki cookies. Made using my favorite sugar cookie dough and a sweet royal icing, these cookies are the perfect ending to any Asian or ramen-inspired meal! 😉

Narutomaki Cookies (Fish Cake Cookies)

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour

For Icing:

  • 1 lb. confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/8 cup milk
  • 3/8 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • Pink food coloring

Directions:

In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Reduce speed to medium; add egg. Beat until combined. Beat in corn syrup, lemon zest and vanilla. Reduce speed to low and add flour in two parts. Shape dough into two disks, wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour. The dough might be crumbly, but use your hands to form it back together.

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Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out 1 disk of dough to ¼ in. thick. Using cutter (my scalloped cutter was about 2 in. wide), cut out shapes. Transfer to baking sheet. Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 10 – 12 minutes. Transfer to cooling grid; cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. Using my 2 in. cutter, I got 21 cookies.

To make icing, combine confectioners’ sugar, milk, corn syrup and flavoring of choice. I used almond, but you could also use vanilla. Mix on medium to start, then on high until combined. Add more confectioners’ sugar to make icing medium-stiff consistency.

Prepare a decorating bag with a round tip 2 or 3 and about ½ cup stiff consistency icing. Outline your cookies. Let dry, about 15-20 minutes (use a wet paper towel or napkin to cover the unused icing and keep it from drying out).

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Transfer any remaining icing back into the bowl.

Using milk (add 1 teaspoon at a time – a little goes a long way), thin the icing to thin/medium consistency.

These next few steps need to happen somewhat quickly, so read ahead before jumping in!

Prepare a decorating bag with a round tip 5 or 6 (or use a cut bag) and thinned icing. Fill in your cookies, using a toothpick to pop any bubbles and spread icing around cookie. Repeat covering remaining icing with wet paper towel to prevent drying. Transfer any remaining icing back into bowl.

Using pink icing color, tint the remaining icing light pink. Prepare a decorating bag with round tip 2 or 3 and pink icing. Pipe swirl in wet icing and let settle.

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Let cookies dry, at least 24 hours, before packaging.

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15 Sensational Strawberry Recipes

We’re (finally!) coming into some warmer months here in the Midwest…which means berries are in season!

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Whenever berries are on sale at the grocery store, I usually stock up. I love adding them to granola and yogurt, plus they’re just a healthy snack as is!

Strawberries are great for cooking and baking, as they retain their sweetness even after they’re cooked, baked, sliced or dunked. They’re durable and most of the time you can get a great 2 for 1 deal if you shop at the right time.

If you’re looking for some delicious and tasty ways to eat strawberries this summer, here are 15 sensational strawberry recipes that will have you ready for warm weather in no time!

15 Sensational Strawberry Recipes

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  1. Easy Fresh Strawberry Mousse
  2. Strawberry Almond Cupcakes
  3. Strawberry Mousse Tart
  4. Healthy Strawberry Scones
  5. Watermelon, Strawberry, and Basil Salad
  6. Strawberry Donuts
  7. Strawberry Banana Breakfast Bowl
  8. Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
  9. Poached Strawberries
  10. Strawberry Freezer Jam
  11. Strawberry Cream Cubes
  12. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Brownies
  13. Strawberry and Rose Wine Macarons
  14. Strawberry Ice Cream
  15. Strawberry Rhubarb Sweet Rolls

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12 Delicious Indian Food Recipes

Ahhh, Indian food. Rich, delicious, and just the right amount of spice to set you into a cozy coma for the rest of the day.

Many moons ago, I used to live within walking distance to an Indian buffet and I’m telling you, I miss it way more than I should. The garlic naan was the stuff of dreams…and the food always looked and smelled amazing.

INDIAN FOOD RECIPES

While I haven’t been too adventurous with my Indian cooking, I have tried making a few curry-filled dishes and they all turned out really well. I’d love to start making Indian food at home, and so I’ve gathered a few of my favorite Indian dishes here to share with ya’ll!

If you’re craving some Indian food and want to get creative in the kitchen with me, check out these 12 delicious Indian recipes!

12 Delicious Indian Food Recipes

Palak Saag Paneer

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Gulab Jamun

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Indian Style Lentils

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Mini Samosas

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Lamb Curry

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Chicken Vindaloo

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Vegetable Uppuma

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Green Moong Dal Tikkis

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Chicken Tikka

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Kesar Dry Fruit Kheer

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Indian Butter Chicken

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Naan

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14 Practically Perfect Pizza Recipes that Won’t Give You E. coli

There really has never been a better time to eat pizza. With all the crazy E. coli outbreaks, eating a salad has never been more dangerous…so fellow pizza lovers, rejoice!

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14 Practically Perfect Pizza Recipes that Won’t Give You E. coli

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  1. White Pizza with Zucchini and Proschiutto
  2. Meatball Pizza
  3. Pesto and Asparagus Flatbread
  4. White Pancetta Pizza
  5. Zucchini Naan Pizza
  6. Cheesy Pizza “Bread”sticks
  7. Cauliflower, Dates, and Tahini Pizza
  8. Deep Dish Pizza
  9. Cheesy Homemade Pizza
  10. Crispy Fried Pizza
  11. Grilled Mexican Pizza
  12. BBQ Chick Pea Pizza
  13. Pepperoni Bacon Pizza with Truffle Honey
  14. Deep Dish Skillet Pizza

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