Are you ready for the weekend? This has been a busy week, and I am ready for a break! The weather looks nice for the next few days, so we might even get outside. The mountains still have plenty of snow, so it is nice to head up there on warmer days and go snowshoeing. You get to play in the snow for a little bit, and then come back down to weather in the 60′s. I don’t mind the snow as along as it isn’t in my yard. If I can look at it for awhile, then leave it, I am a happy girl.
Do you know In Katrina’s Kitchen? She is amazingly creative, and makes some of the best desserts. If you don’t know her site, you really do need to go check it out. Katrina is under the weather right now, and I am excited to be able to help Katrina out today. I actually was able to meet Katrina in real life last May at a conference. We hit it off immediately. We have so much in common, it is kind of scary. Too bad we live over 1000 miles away from each other!
We are now into October, so the internet is going pumpkin crazy! I had to get on board. So I made Krispie treats that have frosting involved. Everything with frosting involved is way better! These disappeared so quickly around here, they were down right addicting! I hope you will go check out Katrina’s site and get the recipe.
The 4th of July is next week! Do you have your menu planned? Do you go with the red/white/blue theme, or something else? I am trying to convince my husband that we should have come people over this year, but I am not sure I am winning that battle. We would have to get a new grill, since the old one died. I am not sure he thinks having people over is a good enough reason to rush into spending that much money on a new grill. So we will have to see.
Summer is here, and it is hot outside. That calls for no bake desserts. Anything that is quick, easy, and doesn’t heat up the kitchen makes me happy right now. It is crazy to me how busy summer time is, so I am excited if I can make a special treat, and be out of the kitchen and onto the next thing in a few minutes.
I know I promised you that today I would share a recap and pictures from Food Blog Forum last weekend, but I forgot about these! Today is Pass The Cookbook Club day. Hopefully you will forgive me, because these little squares are way better than the pictures I was going to show you! Don’t worry, a recap is coming; either Sunday or next Thursday.
I have not gotten back into the swing of things with the blog since getting back from vacation. Today was the first day I felt like my house was back and order and life was back to normal. So maybe tomorrow the blog will be back in the normal swing of things. Just in time for a 4 day weekend for my 7 year old, and my parents to visit.
Before we get to the treats, I wanted to show you a new feature here on Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts. I have partnered with Ziplist to bring you the ability to save your favorite recipes to a Recipe Box. Not only can you save your favorites from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts, but tons more including Martha Stewart, Simply Recipes, Recipe Girl and more. Plus, you now have the ability to create a shopping list based on the recipes you saved. I am very excited for this, and hope it makes things a little easier for you! Just click the “Save” button in the recipe to add it to your recipe box. You will notice at the top of the page “Recipe Box” is now a menu item. This will take you to all of your saved recipes.
Welcome to day #5 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Christmas Pies and Pastries”. I hope you enjoyed this week as much as I have. So many great bloggers, and so many great recipes! And to top it off today we have an amazing Giveaway for you!
This pie is a Christmas tradition on my husbands side of the family. It has quickly become the thing I look forward to most with desserts at my in-laws over Christmas. It is the classic mint and chocolate combination that I love this time of year. It is also super light, that you always have room for it, even after a large meal. And a bonus, there is no baking involved!
My son enjoys this pie as well. That wasn’t always the case though. When he was a little younger we would joke that there was real grasshoppers in there, and that was why it was green. He played it off like he didn’t believe us, but still wouldn’t touch the pie. Now his smart 7 year old self knows better, and made sure he had a good sized slice when we had it for our early Christmas this year.
Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you.