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Homemade Banana Ice Cream

Don't let summer slip by without making this delicious, easy homemade ice cream.  Honestly, you can use this vanilla ice cream base to make nearly any fruit flavor- add  strawberries or peaches instead of bananas.  However, this homemade banana version is simply delicious.  It's the best way to use those overly-ripe bananas. Homemade banana ice cream with chopped pecans was the only flavor my family made growing up.  As a kiddo, I didn't care for the pecans, but I ...

Pumpkin-shaped Cheese ball

This is the perfect fall party food.  It's easy to make.  It's loved by everyone (at least everyone with tastebuds).  It's only six ingredients.  Did I mention it is super easy to make?  So if you're planning a game day watch party, tailgate or seasonal gathering, add this to the menu.  When I made this cheese ball to photograph for this post, my starving 3rd grader was stalking the cheese ball. I was afraid I wasn't going to get a photo before he made a huge ...

Sweet & Naughty Palmer

Although it's September, it is still hot and here's the perfect cocktail to enjoy during these last days of summer.  This recipe is inspired by a yummy concoction I enjoyed at a local restaurant.  I set out to make a version of my own.  Like any good southerner, it's a little sweet, a little naughty and 100% fabulous. Here's the recipe for one drink: 8 oz. of Lemonade Slush  (recipe below) 2 oz. of Sweet Tea Vodka (I like Deep Eddy or Firefly) 1 oz. of Peach Schnap...

Pizza Party & Dough Recipe

Hosting a pizza party is a great way to entertain a small group and get everyone involved in preparing their own meal.  Most of the prep can be done in advanced and the most difficult task is preparing the dough.  However, the dough recipe I use is fast and easy.  So there's no reason you can't make your own pizza bar with toppings of your choice and heat up your pizza oven, conventional oven or grill.   Here's how to make the dough! This recipe makes enough dough for ...

A Whimsical Woodland Celebration

I love the trend of "woodland" or "whimsical" themes... even "wonderland."  There are so many creative ideas out there on the web.  I decided to follow a woodland whimsical theme for a recent family birthday! Although the weather didn't quite cooperate for an outdoor setting, we were able to bring a bit of woodland whimsy inside.  Using mostly items already at home I was able to curate easy, table centerpieces.   For each table centerpiece, I used old books, tea cups ...