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Boozy Buttered Rum Ice Cream Floats

There is something about the way an old fashioned root beer float foams and bubbles that makes me feel like a kid again! These Boozy Buttered Rum Ice Cream Floats however are anything but kid friendly. A healthy dose of dark rum mixed with sweet salted caramel sauce and topped with lots of good old fashioned root beer makes this a tasty dessert and cocktail in one! And let’s face it, during the hot summer months, what grown-up kid at heart wouldn’t want to indulge in a boozy ice cream...

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Strawberry Ice Cream Wreath

I am absolutely loving this concept. Picture this: a massive family style dinner party - plates are casually passed around, wine is abundant, and laughter is aplenty. Once the meal has been cleared, imagine bringing out a massive dish or, heck, arranging Have A Yummy Day's incredible ice cream wreath right there, in the center of the table. Very...

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DIY Flower Ice Cubes

Thank goodness for Ice Cream Week in August! We figured we'd share a fun DIY to add a little floral love to your cool evening summer snacks. What better way to dress up that after dinner drink than a flower filled cube of ice to keep it cool and refreshing?! Pour a heavy hand of Bailey's overtop to enjoy alongside your evening dish of ice cream. Summer bliss! Water Edible flowers and/or petals Ice cube...

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Mini Hot Fudge Sundae Cakes

If there's anything that can give our banana split cake a run for its money, it's these mini hot fudge sundae cakes. Tiny cakes topped with a cornucopia of deliciousness, all stuffed into the most delicious waffle bowl there ever was. These babies are the perfect thing to line your...

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Behind the Scenes: Dancing Goats Dairy

Twenty six year old Erin Bligh is most definitely an old soul. She’s the sort of lady who prioritizes the following, though not necessarily in this order: her goat dairy; beach living over city life; homesteading all things food; vintage riding pants and wool sweaters; found or salvaged furniture and quilted Ball jars. She’s most definitely our kind of lady. Erin runs Dancing Goat Dairy, a small, goat dairy that specializes in artisanal, farmstead cheese, confections and soaps, near...

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Banana Split Cake

Can you even handle this right now? Because I, for one, am loosing my ever loving mind! Hear me out: rich, moist banana and ganache layer cake, topped with heaping scoops of ice cream and all the fancy sundae fixins'. It's a cake and ice cream all in one picture perfect package. If that isn't dessert nirvana, well I just don't know what is! Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Recipe & Styling:...

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DIY Ice Cream Kits

DIY ice cream kits are the kind of gift you give to someone who you really, really like. Because after you put something like this together for someone, you're more or less guaranteed a friend for life. I mean, assuming they're as obsessed with cute things and sugary treats as we are of course. Perfect for your kid's teacher, in lieu of a goody bag post-birthday party, or simply just because. Contents: 2 Cones from Ben and Jerry's...

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Homemade Magic Shell

If you're hoping to take your next bowl of ice cream up to epic status, you may want to test out this homemade magic shell. We took a cue from our friend Julie Blanner and our lives have been forever changed. With just two ingredients and mere seconds of your time you can have delicious magic shell, without any of those questionable...

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Birthday Cake Crumbles

Whether you sprinkle it atop your ice cream or simply eat it with a spoon (no judgement here), there's one thing I know for certain: birthday cake crumbles need to be in your life. Inspired by the wonderful things they're constantly churning up over at Milk Bar, a single bite and you'll be hooked for life. In all honesty, you may even wonder how you ever lived...

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Welcome to Ice Cream Week!

Boy are you in for a treat. This week we're putting everything aside to focus on one of life's greatest pleasures: ice cream. We're covering everything from the cutest of DIY's to the most mouth-watering of ALL mouth watering desserts, to behind the scenes peeks at a classic ice cream parlour and beyond. But before we get there, we thought we'd round up some of our, personal, favourite ice cream-y goodies.

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Best Ever Sangria

Whenever I entertain, aside from the standard beer and wine, I love to create a signature cocktail. And my go-to summer time cocktail for any gathering is Sangria.  Brimming with fresh fruit Sangria is a gorgeous addition to any table, can easily be prepared the night before, and is always a crowd pleaser.  Cheers!  Truly, MKR  Photography: ...

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Spicy Watermelon Salad

When choosing a menu that has to withstand the summer time temperatures, I always like to begin with a refreshing, and preferably cool, first course. My spicy watermelon salad is the perfect blend of sweet and spice, plus it highlights one of summer's biggest stars. Just make sure you let your guests decide how much heat they can handle by placing the sliced jalepeños on the side. Enjoy! Truly, MKR Photography: ...

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Hawaiian Blackberry Mojitos

Though I don't drink in abundance, I do enjoy an alcoholic beverage now and again - especially when they're paired with a lazy sun-filled day. And though I'm equipped with a handful of classic recipes in my back pocket, I know for certain that there's always room for more. Especially when Kylie Martin and ...

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S’more Popcorn

S'mores are THE snack of the summer. We all know this. The marshmallows. The chocolate. All smashed between two graham crackers?! It's a diet's worst enemy! Attempt to tone down the sugar damage by creating a much healthier version with popcorn! Chocolate in small amounts is considered healthy, right? XO, The Proper Pinwheel...

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20 Infused Water “Recipes”

Confession: I have an aversion to water. Truth: sometimes I'll accidentally go for days without having a single sip until I wake up one morning with a raging headache. It's terrible! But in the last few months I've found a tried and true solution: fancy water. I literally throw whatever delicious goods I have lurking around my fridge into said water and before I know it I'm four glasses in. Revolutionary! Here are some of my favourite concoctions:...

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Lime Fresca Cocktail

Is there anything more satisfying than a crisp, ice cold cocktail on a hot summers' day? We all know by now that MR Bartending has mastered the cocktail - I mean, one sip of this, or this and you'll want to be...

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Nutella Banana Bread

I've been making this nutella banana bread for years now (in fact, I originally posted it on my own blog way back when in 2011, though the photos have since been updated). It's become somewhat of a staple around here, and for good reason. The stuff is...

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Milkshake

Every once in a while, I curse the mega-sweet tooth I've been plagued with since birth. But then I remember that it allows me to get embarrassingly excited about fabulous dessert combinations. And isn't that what lifes about? Unnecessary emotions towards desserts? No? Because I'm so excited about Classy Clutters chocolate chip cookie milkshake recipe I...

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Lavender Infused Sugar

Make me a cup of tea, and I'll be your friend for life. Make me a cup of tea with a splash of lavender infused sugar? That's BFF status right there. And though it may sound like work, Lauren Werkheiser is here to prove that creating simple infused sugars truly couldn't be easier. A little of this, a little of that, and you've got yourself a decadent little treat that not only makes a great gift...

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Mango Banana Breakfast Smoothie

My most recent pregnancy craving has been smoothies... lots of them! So I thought we would share one that has great nutrition and super filling for breakfast! This smoothie recipe is great for a summer breakfast meal, full of protein and yumminess. Adding oats and chia seeds will fill up your tummy while also filling it with lots of nutrients to start your day - fiber, protein and calcium! Enjoy!

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