I can’t believe we’re already a week into summer and I haven’t been to the beach once! Don’t worry, taking care of that problem next week. Stupid excited. Bought a doughnut float. And a new bikini. Maybe more than 1 new bikini.
I love summer.
Anyway, if you’re planning on throwing a 4th of July party or attending one, I’ve got a list that will make your life so much easier. Red, white, and blue everything! We’ve got desserts, snacks, drinks, and even some great grilling recipes. Those aren’t red, white, and blue. Don’t recommend eating anything blue that comes off the grill.
I am SO not and I start panicking and then I remember how last Easter we were living in an Army hotel with all 5 of us plus 2 dogs in one room and that we somehow managed to still pull of an awesome Easter. And I feel a little better about being totally not prepared.
One thing, though, that you can always count on me for is desserts. I am fully prepared to make ALL THE EASTER DESSERTS.
Especially because my pantry is always stocked with Pillsbury baking mixes and frosting. Every time I’m in Walmart, I wander down the baking aisle to see what’s new and while I’m there, I grab a few more boxes of my fave Pillsbury mixes and a few cans of frosting. It’s so nice to have them in the pantry for last minute get togethers or just an afternoon treat.
I think instead of dyeing Easter eggs this year, I may make a ton of cupcakes and decorate those instead! Just as much fun and so much tastier!
And can we talk about how cute these Easter Nest Cupcakes are?! They are so easy – I used my favorite Pillsbury Moist Supreme Cake Mix in chocolate and the Pillsbury Creamy Supreme frosting. And then to decorate, I just place some chocolate sprinkles down in a circle shape to look like a nest and then placed some candy eggs in the center.
So cute. My kids loved this idea and were thrilled to help out with them!
Before you head to Walmart for your Pillsbury mixes and frosting, make sure you download the Ibotta app so you can save $.75 on 3 Pillsbury products! And if you need some Easter baking inspiration, check out more ways to #MixUpAMoment on the Pillsbury Pinterest board.
This McDonald’s copycat recipe for the Shamrock Shake is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any day you need a sweet, minty treat!
This blog post originally published on March 10, 2014. Photos updated on February 22, 2016.
I worked at McDonald’s for a couple years during high school and college and Shamrock Shake season was always a fun one. I would have to walk through the door at 4:45 am and right after I turned off the alarm, I’d turn the shake machine on. If I got wrapped up in other stuff and forgot to do it, I’d have angry customers on my hands the minute we opened the doors. It was crazy!
It’s hard to believe but I never tried one during that time. The whole mint thing just didn’t appeal to me.
We went for Happy Meals last week and I saw the Shamrock Shake sign and ordered one without even thinking about it. I can’t believe I went so long without trying it! It was so good!
I wanted to recreate it at home for the kids and it turned out perfectly. It’s pretty dangerous that I can now make them whenever I want with ingredients that I always have on hand!
Make sure you go for mint extract and not peppermint – really makes a huge difference!
I hope you’re enjoying a long weekend! I was so excited to have 3 days to sleep in and would you believe that I’ve been up before 6 all three days?
My allergies may actually kill me.
I got real spoiled living in Colorado with no trees or grass (my allergens) and now that I’m surrounded by green stuff ALL THE TIME, I’m losing my mind.
Seriously allergies, can I just sleep?
The good news is, I managed to watch most of The Jinx in total silence yesterday morning. And I’m obsessed. I think I may watch it again. Definitely better than Making a Murderer.
So Valentine’s Day is coming up real fast. And that’s terrifying to me because I haven’t even been to Target once to check out all the pink heart stuff that I no doubt need in my life.
Odds are, my husband will be gone for Valentine’s Day so I definitely plan on making myself something rich and decadent and probably filled with chocolate. And I’m sure I’ll find it on this delicious list of Valentine’s Day recipes!
This list has something for everyone and can’t get enough of all the cute desserts! I hope you find something delicious to make for your sweetie!
I got together with some of my blogging buddies to create the ultimate Christmas cookies list! There is definitely something for everyone here and hopefully this helps you create your holiday baking list!