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Frozen Hot Chocolate

I have always wanted to try this recipe. I see it online every year, but somehow I never seem to get my rear in gear and make it. But this year I am. Frozen hot chocolate. I remember seeing it in movies that take place in New York. The original recipe premiered at a restaurant called Serendipity.

This recipe is form A Spicy Perspective. It is simple to follow, and it tastes delicious. My kids were absolutely in love with it. We did have to change the recipe for us, we are allergic to dairy in our household (hence why I was always so slow in trying to recreate it.) But we discovered it could be easily replaced by cashew milk. We chose cashew milk because unlike almond mile and coconut milk it doesn’t have a heavy taste, and it is very thick and creamy more like traditional dairy milk.

We loved how fun it was to add this to our holiday movie night. It was a great addition to the popcorn. There is just something about the sweet and salty mix. This year’s holiday movie was Home Alone 2 Lost in New York. My oldest has fallen in love with this movie this year. She is finally old enough to get the slapstick comedy. My youngest just loves the big toy store scenes.

I definitely suggest this sweet treat. It made the night even more special.

Fall Treats: chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

I love a good fall treat. Candied apples are my FAVORITE. But they can be difficult to perfect, and take a long time to create, and eat. I have been on the lookout for a sweet alternative that didn’t ┬átake as much care to perfect. I stumbled upon this great alternative, turtle apple slices!

The whole apple can be difficult to coat in caramel and chocolate, but the slices are perfect for coating quickly. Bonus, they are easier to eat and won’t be nearly as sugary and calorie filled! It is the perfect little serving of goodness.

Turtle Apple Slices

This easy to follow recipe (with an awesome video tutorial) is from Mom Loves Baking. Lise at Mom Loves Baking gives excellent how-to videos and written instructions for people like me who just have not been able to perfect the candied apple. It is so easy I am SURE I can do it. I may even let the kids help me.

To check out the simple video tutorial head on over to Mom Loves Baking now. Be sure to check out the other great recipes featured!

Now if you will excuse me I am going to go eat some Turtle Apple Slices!

Summer Eats: BBQ Chicken Bacon Pineapple Kabobs

Summer means less work, less school, and less time in the kitchen. We try to stick to food that can be cooked without using the hot oven in the summer. It just adds too much heat to our already hot house. We love to find meals that can be cooked almost entirely outdoors. Our grill gets a LOT of use during the summer months. Which makes the kids happy, since they can play outdoors while Mom and Dad cook. We are happy because it is less cleanup, and our time is spent relaxing and enjoying the beauty of summer outside.

This month I found a fun and simple kabob meal that my family absolutely loves, and I hope yours will too. Kabobs are so simple, fun, and delicious. It breaks up the monotony of burgers, hot dogs, and steak that comes with grilling outdoors. This fun recipe comes from the very fun and delicious blog written by Jessica and Nellie, Butter With a Side of Bread. These ladies know how to create a delicious dish!

I loved this recipe because it allowed me to get the kids involved in prep. They love anything they can poke with a stick. Just be sure to watch them and teach them how to do so without getting hurt. My older kids loved helping. Dad loved it because, well, BACON. I love pineapple so anything that incorporates my favorite summer fruit is always a win.

chicken bacon pineapple kabobs

Head on over to Butter With a Side of Bread for the full recipe and tutorial. You will DEFINITELY want to check out their other ideas for summer meals, and meals all year long. You will also love their desserts. Enjoy!