Sunday, June 22, 2014

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Light, refreshing and the perfect drink on a hot summers day...

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Stuff You'll Need:
- 5 cups of fresh seedless watermelon, cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- juice of 2 fresh limes
- lime slices

Let's Play!
Puree all ingredients in a blender. Pour into ice filled glasses & garnish with lime slices.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

DIY Watermelon Cake

This diy watermelon cake is the perfect treat for your next summer cookout. 
Why have a watermelon when you can have a cake decorated like one?!

Stuff You'll Need:
- a cake (homemade or store-bought)
- Wilton icing color in pink & kelly green
- chocolate chips (for seeds)
- diy cake topper (optional)

Happy 1st Day Summer!!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

DIY Pipe Cleaner Cake Toppers

These diy cake toppers are a fantastic way to add a bit of sparkle to any cake. 
You can customize them to any occasion and they're super easy to make!

Stuff You'll Need:

Step 1. Write your word or message on a piece of paper using a black marker.

Step 2. Take a pipe cleaner to "trace" (bend/shape) over your word or message.

Step 3. Using your wire cutters, cut the sharp points off the wooden skewers.
Attach one skewer to the 1st letter of your pipe cleaner word/message using a hot glue gun. 
...Then another skewer to the last letter.
Once the glue has dried, remove any hot glue "cobwebs".

T A D A!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

DIY Baby Handprint Art

I commissioned my 8 month old daughter to help create a masterpiece 
for my husband's first Father's day. 
I look forward to many future collaborations with my little Picasso!

DIY Handprint Art

Stuff You'll Need:
washable paints
scrapbook paper 
googly eyes
8x10 Frame
a lot of patience & paper towels 

The artist with the satisfied client, aka daddy.

Monday, June 16, 2014

S'mores Ice Cream Pie

You don't need a campfire to make this scrumptious dessert. 
This pie embodies the essence of summer- ice cream AND s'mores! 
Hooray for summer and s'mores ice cream pie!

Stuff You'll Need:
-a graham cracker pie crust (store-bought or homemade)
-3-4 Hershey's Bars
-2-3 handfuls of mini marshmallows
-vanilla ice cream
-graham crackers, chocolate pieces & whipped cream (for garnish)

Let's Play!

Remove ice cream from freezer allowing to soften slightly.

Chop candy bars and mix in with ice cream along with the mini marshmallows.

Pour mixture into crust. Cover with foil and freeze until hard, 1-2 hours.

Cut slices of pie and garnish with whipped topping, graham cracker & chocolate. 

Serve & enjoy!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Donut Sugar Cookies

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe
3 inch Biscuit cutter (Donut)
Standard soda pop cap (Donut hole)
Wilton Icing Color in Pink
Rainbow Sprinkles

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Homemade Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

A delicious way to use fresh strawberries from your local farmer's market...
this strawberry cheesecake ice cream just screams summer!

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Stuff You'll Need:
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup fresh pureed strawberry 
1 cup half & half
a handful of crushed graham crackers (optional)

Let's Play!
1) Blend all ingredients until smooth. Chill for at least one hour. 
2) Pour the chilled ingredients into an ice cream freezer & freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.
3) Fold in crushed graham crackers & enjoy!