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Hump Day Snack: Christmas-in-July Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas in July, when rather than pining for yuletide regulars like eggnog, snowmen and candy canes, we dive into the festive Peppermint Brownie Ice Cream Cake that lets us celebrate both. The cool and velveteen ice cream is made without an ice cream machine using cream cheese, airy cool whip [...]

Hump Day Snack: Watermelon Grill with Fruit Kabobs

Sometimes on these hot, muggy summer days, even firing up the outdoor grill can seem impossible. Keep the grilling spirit alive in a remarkably cooler with this DIY Watermelon Grill with Fruit Kabobs. Summer’s perfect fruit comes in many shapes and sizes, but for this crowd-pleaser, a round watermelon about the size of a small soccer [...]

Hump Day Snack: Cherry Clafoutis

Every year, ten days after America’s birthday, we again celebrate the red, white and blue, this time for Bastille Day, the French national holiday that marks the storming of the Bastille prison and the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789. Celebrate a few days early with the ultra-seasonal Cherry Clafoutis, a baked French dessert typically made [...]

Hump Day Snack: Firecracker Cakelettes

Happy Birthday, America! Have we got a surprise for you. This recipe for Firecracker Cakelettes has three layers of red, white and blue cake and a festive little pop inside. Adding sour cream to the batter will give this cake the density to hold its cylindrical shape, with white icing as glue in between layers. [...]

Hump Day Snack: Vanilla Rainbow Cake

There’s something fantastically cheerful about a rainbow. Perhaps it’s the colors, the symbolism of the end of a rainstorm or the idea of a lucky pot of gold somewhere. During June, it’s also the color of the parades, parties and flags for pride month. As June comes to a close, pay tribute with this ambitious, [...]

Hump Day Snack: Brazilian Papaya Rolls Compote

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has a little something for everyone, whether your eye is on the soccer ball or the players kicking it around. Since Brazil is the host nation, there’s also plenty for those more interested in the food and cocktails (looking at you, caipirinhas).

Hump Day Snack: BBQ Cupcakes for Father’s Day

If your dad’s perfect Father’s Day is spent lording over an open flame with beer in hand, honor him with one of the manliest treats around: a frosted cupcake. Kidding aside, these aren’t just any cupcakes. They’re flame-jumping, steak-searing, barbecue-revering replicas of a piping hot grill. After baking classic chocolate cupcake recipe, spear some gummy [...]

Hump Day Snack: Hay Isn’t Just for Horses

As California Chrome races toward the Triple Crown at this weekend’s Belmont Stakes, do as his fellow horses do by integrating hay into your viewing party menu. That’s right, hay. No, we’re not saying you should drag out bales of the stuff onto your lawn and ring the dinner bell. (What would the neighbors think?!)

Hump Day Snack: Happy National Hamburger Day!

In honor of today, National Hamburger Day, we must reflect on the perfection that is the patty. Life would be so very different without the burger. Would we still have drive-throughs? What would we cook out? WHERE WOULD AMERICA BE? So dedicate your dinner to the trusty burger. Or if your eyes are bigger than [...]

Hump Day Snack: Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

Picture this. Come Monday, your guests are stuffed to the brim with hot dogs, running on their third scoop of potato salad and just nearing the dessert course. It’s then, at your party’s peak, that you slide this Banana Split Ice Cream Cake out of the freezer, only to leave their ketchup-stained mouths gaping open [...]

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