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Summer Sweet Treats: 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. It’s sweet. It is unexpected, and it has the slightest crunch to it. It’s amazing.

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

Summer sweet treats

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

Easter Sweet Treats

Easter is in just a few days, and we want you to be ready. This fun dessert will wow at your Easter gathering. It is sweet, simple, and so much fun it will make everyone smile.

Thank you to Kristyn at LilLuna for this incredibly simple and fun recipe. She knows what it’s like to be super busy with kids running around. And with a holiday to get ready for, after all, she has 5 kids. So if she can get this sweet and simple dessert ready by Easter I figure I can too. So I am packing both kids in the car and headed out to gather the last minute things I need to make this dessert happen. If you’re like me you maybe be just a little behind when it comes to having things ready for Sunday. The Easter Basket items are all set. Now I need to shop for food. Now it is time to get ready.

Easter Sweet TreatsThe great thing about this recipe is it is not complicated at all. You do not need to be a pastry chef, a great baker, or even watch those cooking and baking shows on television. With just a little bit of work and following the instructions you too can end up with a delicious yet adorable dessert that will impress everyone.

Just head on over to LilLuna for the full recipe and tutorial complete with photos. Make sure you set aside enough time to do this the morning of Easter or the night before. It will not keep well in the fridge for more than a day or two and still look good for dessert. Thank you, Kristyn, for such a fun and simple dessert idea. Now, this momma can go finish her shopping and be ready for Easter.

Christmas Goodies!

The Holidays are one of those times that we enjoy everything and try not to worry about what that means. Especially when it comes to cookies and sweets. Family and friends get together more during the holidays than any other time of the year, and they often bring sweets. So if you and your family are getting together this year for a fun family gathering and its your turn to bring something yummy, then we have a recipe for you that is simple and sweet, and really good to eat.

This amazing and simple (did we mention simple? It is that time of year where we are all busy so simple is the magic word!) recipe is from Small Town Woman, a cooking and entertaining blog written and coordinated by Beth Pierce. She knows how to pull together a party and she knows just what sweets you should share this holiday season. This delectable dessert not only looks delicious, it is delicious, and its festive without being too much work. So head on over to Small Town Woman for the full details on this incredibly sweet and simple treat. While you are there check out some fun and fast ideas to improve your entertaining this holiday season and all year long.

Christmas goodies

Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

What You Will Need:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 28 unwrapped peppermint kisses

Now head on over to Small Town Woman for the full tutorial including amazing easy to follow pictures.