King Cake Ice Cream – it’s Mardi Gras, y’all! Cream cheese ice cream with king cake pieces and sprinkles mixed in.

King Cake Ice Cream - it's Mardi Gras, y'all! Cream cheese ice cream with king cake pieces and sprinkles mixed in.

It’s my favorite time of year! 

Mardi Gras will forever be my favorite holiday. Who doesn’t love a giant party where moonpies get thrown at you?! Plus king cake?! And beads?! There’s just no better holiday.

I always make a bunch of king cakes during the season and then I always end up trying to come up with fun recipes using them, like my King Cake Bread Pudding.

I love this King Cake Ice Cream almost as much as I love Mardi Gras. It’s a cream cheese ice cream with diced king cake pieces mixed in and layers of sprinkles.

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Tex-Mex Pizza - crispy tortillas topped with refried beans, taco seasoned ground beef, salsa, and cheese. Quick and easy weeknight dinner!

My guilty pleasure is drive thru food. And I especially love Tex-Mex Pizza. 

Crispy tortillas topped with refried beans, taco seasoned ground beef, salsa, and cheese. And then baked until the cheese is all melty and delicious! So simple but so good. 

If you want to try making Tex-Mex Pizza at home, it’s actually really easy and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner the whole family will love!

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Antipasto Skewers – the easiest party appetizer! Cheese tortellini, Genoa salami, mozzarella balls, fresh basil, olives, and grape tomatoes layered on skewers. 

Antipasto Skewers - the easiest party appetizer! Cheese tortellini, Genoa salami, mozzarella balls, fresh basil, olives, and grape tomatoes layered on skewers. 

I love an appetizer that requires no cooking. Something I can make an hour or 2 ahead and keep in the refrigerator while I prep whatever else needs to get done. Or, you know, spend an hour trying on every dress in my closet before deciding on the first one I tried.

These Antipasto Skewers are perfect for entertaining because like I mentioned, no cooking. You can make them up to 2 hours ahead of time and they are such a hit. So many flavors and textures on one toothpick.

The creamy mozzarella cheese with the salty olives and the spice of the salami – so good together! Plus fresh tomatoes and sweet basil. And cheese tortellini that’s been marinated in Italian dressing. You have to make these for your next party!

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Pasta with Shrimp and Rosa Sauce – fettuccine tossed with creamy cheesy tomato sauce and topped with shrimp. Ready in less than 30 minutes so it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or a romantic night in. 

Not to stress you out but Valentine’s Day is next week. 

I know. 

We’re going to talk about what you should make for a romantic dinner in instead of dealing with the Valentine’s Day restaurant crowds. Why put yourself through that when you can make a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner at home and then binge watch your favorite documentary series?! 

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Chocolate Chip Pancakes – the perfect weekend breakfast! Fluffy buttermilk pancakes filled with mini chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes - the perfect weekend breakfast! Fluffy buttermilk pancakes filled with mini chocolate chips.

Originally published December 29, 2009. Updated January 30, 2020. 

Is there anything better than chocolate for breakfast?! 

These chocolate chip pancakes are a staple in my house. Everyone loves them and I love that I can make a big batch and the kids can just reheat them as needed. They are light and fluffy and just perfect for chocolate lovers!  

I have a bunch of other breakfast recipes if you are looking for others ideas! 

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