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Summer Sweet Treat: Popsicles

We love summer sweet treats, anything from ice cream to popsicles are total hits in our house. I love creating new and fun sweet treats while the kids are home for summer break. This year I found an idea that totally blew my mind, and surprised my kids. Milk and Cereal Popsicles. Yes you read that right. It seems a little unconventional, but that is part of its appeal. Its sweet. Its unexpected, and it has the slightest crunch to it. Its amazing.

If you want to try something that will totally impress your kids and their friends for that next big summer playdate then you have got to try this recipe. It isn’t too hard to make, its cold, its sweet, and its something everyone has the ingredients for.

What You will Need:

  • 1 med/large banana (or 2 small)
  • 1 Cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Cup dry cereal

What You Will Do:

  1. In the bowl of your mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the banana on medium until mashed and smooth (approximately 1 minute).
  2. Slowly add in yogurt and milk. Continue mixing until blended. Add the cereal and stir by hand to avoid crushing it.
  3. Pour into popsicle molds. Freeze 8 hours until solid.

You can even mis it up and make it with chocolate milk or strawberry milk. Add any cereal you like, the possibilities are endless!

Summer Eats: Kansas City Barbecue Ribs

Summer is in full bloom. The kids are finally out of school, the weather is hot, and the pool is open. So it isn’t surprising that all of that fantastic summer barbecue food is out on the shelves at the grocery store and begging to be brought home and grilled. We love summer barbecues. Ribs are a HUGE favorite in our house. My husband makes them several times during the summer season. I love to have them with lots of sauce. So I love to bast them after they are grilled, and we even keep extra sauce on hand for eating. But, we love trying new recipes. So of course when I saw this recipe for Kansas City Barbecue Ribs I knew we had to try it.

What You Will Need:

 

What You Will Do:

Heat grill to medium-high heat. Transfer ribs to grill.

Heat oven to 350ºF.

Combine sugar and seasonings; rub over ribs. Place on foil-covered rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake 1 hour.

Heat grill to medium-high heat. Transfer ribs to grill.

Grill 8 to 10 min. or until heated through, turning and brushing frequently with barbecue sauce.

Ribs are a great entree for summer barbecues and potlucks, so enjoy them all summer long with friends or at home with family. 

Summer Goodies: Summer Eats

Summer means a lot of simple yet super meals. We love to cook out in the summer, which means a lot of chicken, and a lot of beef. So the recipes can get pretty boring and bland after a while. So I love finding new and different ways to fix chicken and beef.

This fun recipe from Carlsbad Cravings creator Jen is a fabulous summer meal. It is sweet and savory all in one. Brown Sugar Pineapple Chicken is so easy to make and will impress just a bout everyone in the house. It has quickly become a favorite amongst my kiddos. We make it out on the grill, but it can be made on the stove top as well. Thank you to Carlsbad Cravings for creating such a fun and simple summer meal.

So far we have paired this fun dish with grilled potatoes, pasta salad, grilled veggies, homemade french fries, and even rice. It is one of those fun dishes that really does go well with just about everything. We love to cook a lot of it at once because we can use it again during the week, or freeze it and use it later. I have done this and shredded the chicken and put it over rice for an easy meal that travels with us to swim lessons and swim team meets. Check out Carlsbad Cravings now for some awesome eats, and be sure to try this fabulous recipe soon!