Friday, July 3, 2015

Mint Chip Fudge Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge Ice Cream | Cooking on the Front Burner

Summer and ice cream go together like PB&J, mac-n-cheese and well, you get the idea.  Mint Chocolate Chip with Fudge happens to be my favorite flavor (at least this summer!)  We have a local shop called Flapdoodles that the DIY Guy and I have been known to frequent every couple weeks.  He'll try different flavors like Salty Caramel and Coffee Chip.  I keep going back to the mint and thought it was time to try and make my own.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Banana Bread (Loaded!)

Banana Bread loaded with goodies | Cooking on the Front Burner

It's a first!  I've never in my life made banana bread.  I like it, I really do but I guess I prefer when others make it for me!  I decided to take the plunge when I had two very ripe bananas sitting in the basket.  I've had black bananas before and have had no guilt tossing them out but this time, they seemed to be calling my name.  P-l-e-a-s-e use us and so I did.  And not only did I use them, but I invited some friends to join in - chocolate, nuts, dried cherries and blueberries.  Now that's a banana bread!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Best of the Weekend - Celebrate!

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Whoosh!  Hard to believe this is our last party in the month of June!  Please Father Time slow down - we need to make summer last a lot longer.  This week I'm featuring food and crafts to help you celebrate the 4th.  Please note, we will not be hosting a party next Friday on the 3rd - take time to make some of these yummy treats or get your craft on!  We'll be back on the 10th.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Oatmeal Cookies Red, White & Blue

Fruity Oatmeal Cookies | Cookie on the Front Burner

Oatmeal cookies happen to be one of the DIY Guy's favorite.  Me, well, I'm more of a chocolate chip cookie kind of gal.  But this past weekend was all about the dad's (right!) so I wanted to make him something to enjoy over the weekend.  I've tried different mix-ins before like pecans, coconut and of course chocolate, but these are definitely more on the fruity side with dried cherries, dried blueberries and white chocolate chunks.  A bit on the patriotic side and a lot on flavor!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Best of the Weekend with Watermelon

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TGIF!  I'm so glad the weekend is here and I bet you are too.  We are supposed to have some pretty decent weather and with it being Father's Day, I'm thinking it might be a good weekend to cookout and relax!  I hope you enjoy whatever you have planned.  Can't wait to see what you are sharing this week.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Moscow Mule Popsicles

Moscow Mule Popsicle | Cooking on the Front Burner

Have you heard of a Moscow Mule cocktail?  This drink has been around since 1939 but has recently gained a lot of popularity.  I'm seeing them more on restaurant menus and up until a couple weeks ago, I hadn't had one.  I was really curious since the main mixer is ginger beer (not ale).  The ginger beer has a bit of a kick to it and with the rest of the mixings (lime and vodka), this drink is quite refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day.  Typically they are served in a copper mug that keeps your drink cold from first sip to last.  And making them into a frozen treat can really cool you down! 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Best of the Weekend-Summer Sipping

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Welcome to The Best of the Weekend where we are looking forward to seeing what you have been up to this week.  It's been a whirlwind of week here and can't believe how fast time is going.  This week we've been enjoying some grilling out and working around the yard.  Probably more of the same for the weekend!  Hope you enjoy the upcoming weekend - take time to relax with some summer sipping drinks I'm featuring this week.