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PB&J Ice Cream Sandwiches

PB&J Ice Cream Sandwiches - Creamy strawberry ice cream and a dollop of strawberry preserves are sandwiches in between two soft peanut butter cookies. These ice cream sandwiches are the perfect after school snack!

PB&J Ice Cream Sandwiches – Creamy strawberry ice cream and a dollop of strawberry preserves are sandwiches in between two soft peanut butter cookies. These ice cream sandwiches are the perfect after school snack!

Apparently a whole month of ice cream wasn’t enough for me to get my fix because here I am with another ice cream treat! This treat, however, has it’s roots in school-time snacks.

School is in session for so many states now. Though I don’t have kids of my own, so many of you out there do, so I wanted to share a snack that both parents and kids will go crazy for.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about food, there are just some foods that you just don’t get too old for. In fact, if anything, it becomes more enjoyable to enjoy these foods as an adult.

I’m talking about grilled cheese, pizza, chicken nuggets, and, today’s star combination, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!

Yup that’s right…I’ve turned your childhood favorite sandwich into a cool dessert. Check out these PB&J Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Italian Herb Wings with Gorgonzola Dipping Sauce (+wine pairing)

Italian Herb Wings with Gorgonzola Dipping Sauce - A flavorful recipe for wings that are baked, not fried! These wings are tossed in garlic, Parmesan cheese, and a trio of Italian herbs and then baked into incredibly crispy wings. They are then served with a homemade Gorgonzola dipping sauce and paired with a refreshing glass of Kung Fu Girl Riesling.

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Italian Herb Wings with Gorgonzola Dipping Sauce – A flavorful recipe for wings that are baked, not fried! These wings are tossed in garlic, Parmesan cheese, and a trio of Italian herbs and then baked into incredibly crispy wings. They are then served with a homemade Gorgonzola dipping sauce and paired with a refreshing glass of Kung Fu Girl Riesling. 

My wine pairing posts this summer have been quite popular with you guys. I’m glad you appreciate the tips and recipes to ensure a perfect pairing with some of my favorite wines. I’m happy to bring you another installment today!

I present to you the Kung Fu Girl Riesling. What a phenomenal name, huh?!

Italian Herb Wings with Gorgonzola Dipping Sauce - A flavorful recipe for wings that are baked, not fried! These wings are tossed in garlic, Parmesan cheese, and a trio of Italian herbs and then baked into incredibly crispy wings. They are then served with a homemade Gorgonzola dipping sauce and paired with a refreshing glass of Kung Fu Girl Riesling.

Riesling is a German wine that is on the sweeter side of the spectrum. Kung Fu Girl Riesling, however, hails from the good ole USA. Washington state, to be exact. With Washington’s Wine Month being celebrated this month, it only seems fitting to select this wine for today’s pairing.

Plus, with consistent 90-point scores, you cannot go wrong with this Kung Fu Girl Riesling.

American Rieslings tend to be a little sweeter, but this version is on the semi-dry side. It’s perfect for enjoying with lighter meals like sushi, or salty snacks, like cheese and flatbread pizzas.

But what’s even greater about Rieslings is that you cannot go wrong with pairings. The brightness and balance of the wine makes it a dream to pair with, as it doesn’t get temperamental with bold flavors or acidic foods.

So you really don’t need to overthink this pairing – pick whatever food or snack your heart desires and it’s sure to taste great with this wine.

For my pairing, I decided to go with one of my favorite salty snacks – wings! But these aren’t just any wings – they’re packed with Italian flavor and one killer dipping sauce.

Check out my Italian Herb Wings with Gorgonzola Dipping Sauce!

Italian Herb Wings with Gorgonzola Dipping Sauce - A flavorful recipe for wings that are baked, not fried! These wings are tossed in garlic, Parmesan cheese, and a trio of Italian herbs and then baked into incredibly crispy wings. They are then served with a homemade Gorgonzola dipping sauce and paired with a refreshing glass of Kung Fu Girl Riesling. Italian Herb Wings with Gorgonzola Dipping Sauce - A flavorful recipe for wings that are baked, not fried! These wings are tossed in garlic, Parmesan cheese, and a trio of Italian herbs and then baked into incredibly crispy wings. They are then served with a homemade Gorgonzola dipping sauce and paired with a refreshing glass of Kung Fu Girl Riesling.

Grilled Bang Bang Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Bang Bang Shrimp Skewers – Grilled shrimp skewers covered in a spicy, creamy, sweet chili sauce. Perfect for the summer barbecues!

Grilled Bang Bang Shrimp Skewers – Grilled shrimp skewers covered in a spicy, creamy, sweet chili sauce. Perfect for the summer barbecues!

It’s grilling season! Who’s been grilling up a storm so far?! I have!! Grilling is my FAVORITE, especially because of the amazing charred grill marks that add so much flavor. Yummmm.

Today’s recipe is brought to you by the spectacular grilling machine, otherwise known as a grill.

Check out these yummy Grilled Bang Bang Shrimp Skewers!

Blackberry Lemon Vodka Punch

Blackberry Lemon Vodka Punch - A refreshing spiked punch made with fresh lemon juice, muddled blackberries, and a homemade blackberry & thyme infused vodka. The perfect drink to enjoy any time of year!

Blackberry Lemon Vodka Punch – A refreshing spiked punch made with fresh lemon juice, muddled blackberries, and a homemade blackberry & thyme infused vodka. The perfect drink to enjoy any time of year!

It’s time for another yummy drink recipe. And, as always, this one is perfect for serving a crowd. No need to go make drinks one at a time, because this here recipe makes a whole pitcher.

In fact, all the cocktail recipes on the blog make a whole pitcher. It’s not often that I make cocktails for just myself so a pitcher is the only way to go!

Today’s recipe is the first to feature vodka. I have to admit, vodka is not a favorite of mine. I would much rather have tequila or even rum in a drink than even consider a vodka drink.

But when I tried this beverage at a football party last season, I was in LOVE. The way the lemon and berry flavor paired so perfectly with the vodka was incredibly delicious and refreshing. It was then that I learned vodka + lemon = match made in heaven.

So I just had to share this recipe with you guys. Take a look at my Blackberry Lemon Vodka Punch!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Pops

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Pop - The classic flavors of a chocolate chip cookies smashed into a mini cake pop. Made with a brown sugar frosting and chocolate chip cake, these moist cake pops are going to satisfy both kids and adults!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Pop – The classic flavors of a chocolate chip cookies smashed into a mini cake pop. Made with a brown sugar frosting and chocolate chip cake, these moist cake pops are going to satisfy both kids and adults!

Woah. That summer went by fast. Georgia has already gone back to school. What is with that?!

Back in my day (yup, I sound old), I went back to school in the second week of August and that was still early compared to the rest of the country. Sheesh.

I can’t say I am that upset because it just reminds me how close we are to fall. I can smell the pumpkin spice and apple cider already. Mmmm.

But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves…it’s still the beginning of August so let’s celebrate with a new cookie recipe, shall we?

As always, I share a new cookie recipe at the beginning of each month. Do you have a favorite yet? If I had to guess based on what get’s the most traffic, it is definitely these cookie bites, but these funfetti whoopie pies are creeping up each day.

Those two are definitely in my top three, along with these ice cream sandwiches. They’re made with cookies so they count as a cookie recipe, mmmkay?

For this month’s recipe, I also took some liberties with the definition of “cookie.” This recipe tastes like a a cookie and has cookie in the name, but it’s more like cake. Without further ado…drumroll please…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Pops!

Peach Riesling Sorbet

Peach Riesling Sorbet - A refreshing peach sorbet with a boozy finish. Made with only 4 ingredients, this peach Riesling sorbet is going to be your new favorite way to enjoy a frozen treat this summer.

Peach Riesling Sorbet – A refreshing peach sorbet with a boozy finish. Made with only 4 ingredients, this peach Riesling sorbet is going to be your new favorite way to enjoy a frozen treat this summer. 

And here we are…the final day of #NationalIceCream month. Don’t be sad y’all – we’re going out with a bang! A boozy bang, to be exact.

But before we get to the recipe, let’s recap the ice cream recipes from the month:

Do you have a favorite yet? If I had to pick one, I think the Elvis Ice Cream Sundae. There’s just something about the sweet and salty that gets me droolin’. Uh oh, here it comes. Let’s get to today’s recipe before I start…

Today’s treat is one that I’ve wanted to share with you guys but needed to get the recipe just right. I made a version of it last summer when I bought a bag of fresh peaches at a farmer’s market. The sorbet came out great but it was missing something in the flavor. An extra “pow”, if you will.

And that pow was Riesling.

It added the perfect texture to the sorbet, plus a boozy finish after every bite. Check out my Peach Riesling Sorbet!!

The Ultimate Cookies & Cream Milkshake

The Ultimate Cookies & Cream Milkshake - Your classic cookies & cream milkshake is taken up a notch with the addition of decadent garnishes like marshmallows, brownies, and ice cream sandwiches! You're never gonna wanna go back to the boring regular shake again!

The Ultimate Cookies & Cream Milkshake – Your classic cookies & cream milkshake is taken up a notch with the addition of decadent garnishes like marshmallows, brownies, and ice cream sandwiches! You’re never gonna wanna go back to the boring regular shake again!

Cookies & cream has been an OBSESSION of mine since I can remember. I even named my childhood cat after it! Well, we called her CC for short, or else she’d lose interest in what I was going to say before I even finished calling her full name.

But I digress.

There was a time when I wouldn’t eat any other ice cream flavor. Don’t even ask – I’m having cookies & cream. My tastes have broadened a bit but my love for cookies & cream still stands strong.

As I’ve matured, my ice cream tastes have shifted to a new love: milkshakes. And what kind of milkshake do you think I tried first??? Yup, a cookies & cream milkshake. It’s still a go-to of mine, though I do love a peanut butter milkshake every once in a while.

Today, I bring you my version of a KILLER cookies & cream milkshake. Here is my Ultimate Cookies & Cream Milkshake:

Elvis Ice Cream Sundae

Elvis Ice Cream Sundae – Elvis was known for his love of peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwiches. This sundae takes all those flavors and incorporates them into a sundae perfect for dessert on a hot, summer day!

Elvis Ice Cream Sundae – Elvis was known for his love of peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwiches. This sundae takes all those flavors and incorporates them into a sundae perfect for dessert on a hot, summer day!

Man, I cannot believe we’re already in the last week of National Ice Cream Month. Does this mean summer is almost over?! Say it isn’t so! It’s not like I have school to get back to, or anything. But I still have to deal with all the back-to-school traffic and that is just as upsetting in my book.

To close out National Ice Cream Month, I saved two of the most decadent recipes to share with you guys. The first one is this sundae with the most shocking collection of flavors. Trust me – you’re gonna want to make this ice cream sundae as soon as possible.

Oh but before we get to that…don’t forget to sign up for my Blogaversary Giveaway here. You could win a Pure Mix Blender from Braun!! The contest ends at midnight on Wednesday so make sure to sign up ASAP.

Okay, now for the sundae.

Have you ever heard of an Elvis sandwich? It’s a sandwich made with peanut butter, banana, and bacon. It was a favorite of Elvis Presley’s, hence the name. So anytime you see this combination of flavors, it’s called “the Elvis.”

I am a huge fan of this combo and I’ve had it in sweet and savory versions: shakes, burgers, sandwiches, even doughnuts. But today’s invention is in a league all it’s own: The Elvis Ice Cream Sundae!

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Salted Caramel Ice Cream - The creamiest ice cream you will ever have! Made with homemade caramel, this custard-based ice cream is super decadent and rich and worth every single calorie.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream – The creamiest ice cream you will ever have! Made with homemade caramel, this custard-based ice cream is super decadent and rich and worth every single calorie. 

I am struggling to start this post today. Today marks the One-Year Anniversary of the blog so I thought I’d have tons of grateful and emotional things to say. But I don’t even know where to begin!

I started this blog again to tap into my passion for food and it’s taken me on an incredible journey. I’ve challenged myself with new recipes (this one being the most challenging, by far!), embraced new flavors (this one being the most surprising), and learned how to time-manage like a BOSS. It’s not easy feat to bring y’all these recipes each week AND balance my day job. But I love it (and I love you all!) so it’s completely worth it.

And on that same note, I want to make sure I thank my husband. With all my extra time spent on running this blog, he’s helped manage the rest of our lives (including the laundry! what a saint!) and has never complained when I had to spend a weekend here and there cooking, shooting, and editing. Nor has he complained about being my number-one taste-tester and sacrificing his body for my treats. I could not have kept this blog up without you, love!

Okay, now on to the recipe!

It only feels fitting to share the recipe that jump-started my passion for cooking and baking again, and, eventually, this blog. It’s another salted caramel recipe, so please forgive me for posting two in one week. And also forgive me for the one I post next week. I’m on a caramel kick and cannot be stopped!

Say hello to the creamiest ice cream you will EVER have. I’m serious…if I took it out of the freezer right this second, I could still easily make a thumbprint into the ice cream. It is reeeeally soft.

Take a look at this Salted Caramel Ice Cream!