Friday, July 21, 2017

Fantastical Friday: Happy National Junk Food Day

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Happy Friday, everyone!

Today is National Junk Food Day and I have a few junk food recipes to share with y'all today. When I think of junk food, I think of things I would find at the fair or something with loads of sugar and I think that is reflected in this list.

Happy National Junk Food Day! Celebrate with these 8 Junk Food Recipes #recipe #dessert #candy #junkfood

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These amazing chocolate chip cookies have a hidden caramel, peanut, and nougat treat inside!

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies // These amazing chocolate chip cookies have a hidden caramel, peanut, and nougat treat inside! #recipe #cookies #chocolate #snickers #dessert

I posted a chocolate chip cookie recipe a few weeks ago, but you can never have too many chocolate chip cookies recipes. There is no such thing. I was intrigued by the addition of Snickers in this recipe and I knew I would love these cookies so much. They were thick, but soft and chewy - just the way I like my cookies. I love the caramel, peanuts, and nougat in the cookies and don't get why Snickers aren't added to regular chocolate chip cookies more often!

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies // These amazing chocolate chip cookies have a hidden caramel, peanut, and nougat treat inside! #recipe #cookies #chocolate #snickers #dessert

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Maple Bacon Crunch Ice Cream #FantasticalFoodFight

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Welcome to another Food Fight! Fantastical Food Fight is a group of food bloggers who will get a theme or ingredient each month and make some sort of variation for it. It could be traditional or nontraditional and can be found in a cookbook, on a blog, or be a blogger's own creation! For more details, check out this page.

It's time again for another Food Fight and I'm so excited about this month's theme: ICE CREAM! The Food Fighters were not given any particular flavor...it just had to be ice cream. It could be an ice cream maker recipe or a no-churn. I love both and look forward to seeing what other recipes are shared today. Plus I'm really excited to see if there are any creative flavor combinations.

Maple Bacon Crunch Ice Cream // Creamy maple ice cream with bits of crunch bacon brittle inside #recipe #icecream #dessert #maple #bacon #brittle

I went through my recipe binder to see what I had in my dessert section for ice cream. I found a clipping from Food Network Magazine for Maple-Bacon Crunch Ice Cream. Personally, I'm not a big fan of maple syrup at all. But Nick (my husband) loves it and I am no stranger to making foods that someone else may like that I don't. Nick about died when he heard I was making a maple ice cream with bacon brittle in it.

I had a time and a half with this recipe. The ice cream part....I cooked my egg mixture 30 seconds too long and it cooked the eggs. So I had to scrap it and redo it. It was perfect the second go around....then I had issues with the original bacon brittle recipe. It was just rough. So I looked up one on AllRecipes for peanut brittle. I subbed in some honey for corn syrup because I ran out and, of course, no peanuts. Just bacon! :)

Maple Bacon Crunch Ice Cream // Creamy maple ice cream with bits of crunch bacon brittle inside #recipe #icecream #dessert #maple #bacon #brittle

From an objective standpoint, the ice cream was very creamy - the perfect consistency. The crunch of the brittle was wonderful. It does taste like maple, but I will say that it wasn't an overwhelming maple taste and I think that is really appealing. The aftertaste almost reminded me of one of my favorite flavors of ice cream: butter pecan. Nick loved the ice cream and that's what I was going for, so it was definitely a winner. If you love maple and you love bacon, you will LOVE this ice cream.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Peanut Butter Sweetie Pie

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This sweetie pie combines peanut butter and chocolate and tastes like a cookie!

Peanut Butter Sweet Pie // This sweetie pie combines peanut butter and chocolate and tastes like a cookie! #recipe #pie #peanutbutter #dessert

I don't make pie a lot because I'm not a big fan of pie crust. Next time I make this pie, I'm definitely going to use a chocolate graham crust because that sounds like the perfect crust for a pie like this. Not only is there peanut butter in the batter, but you also have peanut butter M&Ms, which are one of my favorites. I go back and forth between peanut butter and plain peanut M&Ms being my favorite. This sweetie pie is like a giant cookie and it's so awesome! :)

Peanut Butter Sweet Pie // This sweetie pie combines peanut butter and chocolate and tastes like a cookie! #recipe #pie #peanutbutter #dessert

Monday, July 17, 2017

Menu Plan Monday - July 17, 2017

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Menu Plan Monday for Jul 17, 2017 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

Excited for tonight's veggie packed meal and copycat cheeseburgers and hot dogs! I feel like I don't use strawberries enough, so I'm so ready for this weekend's dessert. Let's hope I can get around to making the three breakfast recipes because I was doing pretty well for a while in June, but fell of the wagon.

Monday - Grilled Summer Vegetable Pasta Primavera
Tuesday - Lemon Blueberry Streusel Muffins // Beef Fajita Nachos
Wednesday - German Cheese Soup with Slow Roasted Tomato BLTs with Basil Mayo
Thursday - Cinnamon Roll Donuts // Loco Moco
Friday - Copycat McDonald's Cheeseburgers
Saturday - Blueberry Pancakes // A&W Chili Dogs // Strawberry Yogurt Cake
Sunday - Chicken Schnitzel with Potato Crust

What's for your meal plan this week?
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