13 Favorite Recipes of 2016

Favorite Recipes 2016

I can’t believe it is February already! Having said that, I must admit that I’ve been a little distracted lately and have fallen behind in the blogging world.  Each year in January, I like to look back at the previous year’s posts and pick out some of my favorite recipes to highlight.  Since it IS February, I’m obviously a little late with this, but I figure it’s never too late to share a good food post. Right?  So today I’m sharing 13 favorite recipe of 2016.  We have a sandwich, salad, Mexican food, soup, and some awesome desserts!

If you see anything you like, just click the link below the picture to print out the recipe!  And as always, I invite you to comment and let me know which food looks appealing to you! [Read more…]

Strawberry Banana Orange Popsicles

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The fall season brings so much stress.  First we have the back to school season, and that is immediately followed by the holiday season.  This also just happens to be the time that is the busiest for my business.  With everything going on, it is absolutely essential that I am feeling well and have plenty of energy.  One thing that I find helps with this is Emergen-C®.  Today I’m going to tell you why Emergen-C is a fall must-have for me, and I’ve got a delicious “better for you” popsicle recipe featuring the product!

Emergen-C is a dietary supplement.  It comes in powder form that, when mixed with water, makes a delicious fizzy drink that’s great for a morning pick me up or as an electrolyte replacement after your workout.  It also provides a great source of Vitamin C and antioxidants for immune support and B vitamins to enhance your energy without caffeine.  [Read more…]

Pina Colada Dip and Summer Snacking with Outshine® Fruit Bars

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Pina Colada Dip and Summer Snacking with Outshine Fruit Bars

The weather is perfect where I live right now.  I’m so excited to break out my summer clothes and enjoy summer activities, but I’m even more excited to enjoy a little summer snacking.  If you know me, you know that I love nothing more than indulging in sweet treats, especially frozen treats.

 Outshine® Fruit Bars are a frozen treat for the whole family, and Moms can feel good about serving them to kids and enjoying them for themselves.  Today I’m going to tell you a little bit about these yummy frozen treats, and I’ve got a recipe and a sweepstakes for you. Let’s get to it! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 273 – With Homemade Popsicles

Hello all! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party!  This week I’m continue to share all things summer with a few homemade popsicle recipes!  I just love popsicles, and making them at home can be a fun time for one an all.  I hope you enjoy today’s fruity delights!

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Emergen-C Fruit Pops from Living the Gourmet

Strawberry Mango Popsicles

Strawberry Mango Popsicles from The Freshman Cook

Tropical Smooth Yogurt PopsiclesTropical Smoothie Yogurt Popsicles from Houseful of Handmade

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Frozen Berry Yogurt Ice Pops and Simply Sweet ColorCakes Giveaway

ColorCakes Book

I love gazing at pinterest-worthy desserts.  Today I’m featuring a book that is FULL of them! Simply Sweet ColorCakes: Wow-Worthy Desserts Anyone Can Make is 250 colorful pages of fun, drool-worthy desserts!  There are so many festive treats in this book!  And don’t let the name fool you….the book is not just cake recipes!  The section of the book include: [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 225 – With Chocolate Recipes

friday favorites

Hello.  Welcome to this week’s round of Friday Favorites! And welcome to “the new” Simply Sweet Home!  I’ve been planning a redesign of the site for some time now, and last weekend I finally found an extra few minutes in my schedule to install all the new graphics.  Hope you guys like the new look!

I’ve been featuring a lot of summer recipes lately, especially frozen and fruity items, so this week I decided to go in a slightly different direction with one of my favorite thing: Chocolate!  

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Friday Favorites: Week 220 – With 5 Frozen Treats

Frozen Treats

Hello Friends.  Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Favorites.  Even though summer hasn’t “officially” started on the calendar, I am loving this hot weather, and judging by all the great summer blog posts I’ve been seeing, I expect everyone else is too.

If you’re looking for more summer recipe inspiration, please come back a little later, as I will be sharing a couple of super yummy treats this weekend. And be on the look out over the next couple of months, as I will have several guest bloggers sharing some of their summer recipes!  Till then, today I have 5 Frozen Treats to sharing with you. Hope you enjoy! [Read more…]

13 Homemade Popsicle Recipes

Summer is the season for ice cream and popsicles (although I must admit, I’m an ice cream fiend year round).  This week gathered together 13 Homemade Popsicle Recipes!  I hope they make you feel inspired to run in the kitchen and make your own cool treats!  And if you need more inspiration, please check out my Frozen Treats board on Pinterest!

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Summertime Recipes and Tips from Whisked Foodie

As you know, I’m always looking for new recipes and new recipe blogs and websites to explore!  I recently found Whisked Foodie.  It has a number of recipes that are just perfect for summer from salad recipes to dessert recipes. Today I’m sharing just a few summertime highlights from their site.

Lately I’ve been perusing the internet for homemade popsicles.  At their site I found a really great tutorial that will help you make any kind of popsicles you like.

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