Family Movie Night Just Got Cooler!

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My family loves to spend time together in the evenings. Summertime usually means a family walk around the neighborhood and on weekend evenings we also love to watch a fun movie! Our favorite thing is to place a blanket on the floor and snuggle all together with pillows to watch a movie the kids haven’t seen yet and enjoy a treat of some sort. Since we have a blanet down, we sometimes let the kids enjoy ice cream while we watch our movie, and this last weekend was no different. [Read more...]

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Countdown To Summer and #RaiseACone!



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We love summer evenings around our house. We like to go for walks around the neighboorhood after dinner, stopping to say hi to the neighbors who are out and then bust open the freezer for a treat to enjoy on the front lawn.

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My son is a little obsessed with ice cream cones. He asks for them for snacks, for breakfast, and anytime we are at the store, so he was thrilled when I brought home a box of his favorite ice cream cones, Drumsticks! These tasty ice cream cones are not just his favorite, but I love them too because they aren’t messy! I hate when we have ice cream cones and the ice cream drips out the bottom of the cone, all over the place. Drumstick conveniently has a chocolate plug at the bottom that prevents the extra mess from happening!

Nestlé Drumstick is the Original Sundae Cone. In 1928, the Parker Brothers took the waffle cone to the next level but adding a chocolate coating to ice cream and covering the top with nuts. One of the brothers’ wives said it looked like a fried chicken leg and thus, the “Drumstick” novelty was born!

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Right now, Nestlé Drumstick is counting down to the first day of Summer, and they want our help! They are inviting fans to “Raise a Cone to Summer” and submit a photo of them raising a Drumstick cone (real or virtual) for a chance to win a lifetime supply of Drumstick cones! Score!

It’s so easy…Just snap a picture of yourself raising your cone (or a fake cone…you can add one in on their site!) and upload it to their contest site.

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Visit raiseacone.drumstick.com between now and June 21stto submit a photo of you getting into the summer spirit by raising a cone!

 

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*I received Drumsticks for review and picture purposes, but all opinions are my own.

25 Days of Holiday Treats: Winter Shakes

White Russian Winter Shake

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup coffee ice cream, softened
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 ounces Kahlúa
  • 1 ounce vodka

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Cover and blend until the mixture starts to swirl evenly and the drink is completely smooth. Pout in a glass and top with cocoa powder or chocolate syrup (optional).

Notes: This could easily be made into a non-alcoholic version by omitting the Kahlúa  and vodka.

 

Peppermint Winter Shake

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Ingredients:

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There’s Always Room For A Frozen Treat!!

While I have spent a good portion of my life living on the west coast, I lived half of my childhood on the east coast. New Jersey (don’t judge) and Pennsylvania to be exact.
Dessert was always a much anticipated treat in our home, and while we didn’t get it all the time, I have so many fond memories of sharing dessert with my family as a child. My absolute ultimate favorite memories are the ones when my sisters and I would indulge in the amazingness that is Italian Ice (or as we called it, Water Ice (pronounced Wuh-ter Ice)). This tasty frozen treat is a creamy, frozen fruity flavored ice in a cup. I really only remember eating it in two flavors- Cherry (Charry) and Lemon.

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I can distinctly remember enjoying a lemon wuh-ter ice out in front of my childhood home when it started to rain. All three of us girls stayed outside and danced in the rain, all while taking short breaks to scrape a layer of ice off the top of our cup.

We moved to California when I was 10, and gone were those days. There is no such thing as Italian Ice out here!! It is a rare treat you may find at a fair, but not found in stores.

Fast forward about 15-20 years, and I was pregnant with my son. I couldn’t believe the intense cravings I had for Italian Ice! This frozen treat I hadn’t had in so very long was taking over my every thought! I bought popsicles, thinking it would help…but it didn’t. The consistency must have been what I craved. I headed to the store one day (probably in some craving rage) to buy a cold dessert, and lo and behold, [Read more...]

Chocolate Raspberry Pops

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to make yummy popsicles!  Now that my son is old enough to enjoy them, this summertime activity has become a special thing for us to do together.

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These chocolate-raspberry pops are so darn good! They are delightfully delicious but still have a ton of fruit packed in them so I don’t feel as guilty feeding them to my son OR myself for that matter! They also only take about 10 minutes to prepare, which is perfect if you are trying to whip up a dessert for later. Just be sure to prep them in the morning so they have enough time to freeze! [Read more...]