20+ Go To Meals + Recipes and Block Party

Now that school is back in session and things start to get back in routine.  Our schedules start to get crazy and dinner time is always rushed, so I found 20+ Go To Meals and recipes that are easy and would make great go to recipe.  Enjoy! 
20+ Easy Go To Meals perfect for meal planning Perfect for Meal Planning 20+ Easy and Go To Dinner recipes and meals
 

Let them Eat Cake Recipes and Block Party

“How about cake? Everybody loves cake!” My husband says that in his best Donkey (Eddie Murphy in Shrek) voice anytime I say I’m hungry and I don’t know what I want. He makes me laugh…and he makes me hungry for cake! I rounded up 12 delicious cake recipes from you guys and the hosts this week, hopefully you’ll find something to curb your cake cravings!

Let them eat cake 12 cake recipes great for dessert

Victoria Spice and Treacle Cake | World’s Best Chocolate Cake

Hiking Cake | Amazing Chocolate Fudge Cake

Crockpot Lava Cake | Homemade Angel Food Cake | GF Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake | Milk Dud Cake Mix Bars

GF Vanilla Zucchini Cake | Mocha Cake Donuts | Glam Emoji Cake | Frozen Oreo Tiramisu

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26 Mouthwatering Peach Recipes and Block Party

With Peach season upon us, I thought we could all use some Mouthwatering Peach Recipes …

26 Delicious and Mouthwatering Peach Recipes

Easy Peach Froyo Pops | Salted Caramel Peach Shake | Strawberry Peach Sparkling Rosé Sangria | Peach Crunch Cake | Easy Strawberry Peach Crostata Recipe | Frozen Peach Sticks (Dog Treats) | Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler | No-Bake Peach Yum-Yum | Crockpot Peach Crunch Cake | Delicious Peach Mango Salsa | Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone | Peach Bread | Peach Iced-Tea | Mango Peach Pico de Gallo | Easy Peach and Cherry Sangria | Strawberry and Peach Fruit Leather | Peach Donuts | Almond Butter Peach Toast | Peach Cobber Recipe | Frozen Peach Treats | Roasted Peaches with Honeycomb and Ice Cream | Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Brulee | Peach and Yogurt Tart Popsicles | Peach Pecan Dump Cake | Copycat Chick-Fil-A Peach Milkshake | Strawberry Peach Ice-Cream (Raw and Vegan)

It’s time for another Block Party hosted by Making the World Cuter | Rae Gun Ramblings Keeping It Simple Crafts | Pieces By Polly!  Be sure to check out all of our blogs, because we’ve been up to some fun things lately…

DIY Harry Potter Themed Election Shirts | DIY Harry Potter Wands in 15 Min | Pokemon Wardrobe Update | Kids Fiesta Party

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I’ve been doing a lot of sewing this month.  You might enjoy some of these tutorials.
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BEST Blueberry Muffin Recipe with Streusel Topping

I don’t believe there are many better ways to start your day than with a delicious warm blueberry muffin with streusel topping and dollop of sweet butter.

It's a keeper. Our new family favorite blueberry muffin recipe. Great breakfast idea would be good as a quick bread too.

This simple blueberry muffin recipe is so good your whole family will fall in love. I have made it with both fresh and frozen blueberries and both work equally well. They are perfect for lazy weekend mornings and if you’re lucky enough to have leftover they make a great weekday breakfast!

Our new favorite recipe. Made this blueberry muffin recipe this weekend and will keep it in the rotation. Great breakfast bread.

Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe with Streusel Topping

Muffin Batter

  • 1 1/2 C Flour
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 C oil
  • 1/3 C milk
  • 1 C blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Mix the first group of ingredients. In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients. Combine with 10 strokes being careful not to over mix. Pour into muffin tins.

Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 C Brown sugar
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 C cold butter

Combine the dry ingredients. Cut in the cold butter. Spoon on top of the muffin batter. Bake muffins at 400F for 20-25 minutes. Makes one dozen muffins.

Rich and buttery blueberry muffin recipe. SO good will make again for breakfast or brunch

I love how quickly this recipe comes together it’s fabulous for a fun weekend treat but nice enough to add to your brunch menu when entertaining. They also reheat wonderfully! Oh man I think I’m going to have to make a batch of these soon.

It's a keeper. We all love this easy breakfast muffin. Great blueberry muffin recipe would also be good as a quick bread for a brunch menu.

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This buttermilk waffle recipe is the best. Easy to have breakfast ready in less than 15 minutes.

Super good. Can't stop making these super easy corned beef hash breakfast squares. Easy brunch recipe

Love this recipe I make it all the time. Fast sweet potato hash. - Rae Gun Ramblings

National Ice Cream Month Ideas and Block Party

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? That means that it’s pretty much a requirement to eat ice cream at least once a week, if not more! Here are 9 ideas to shake up your national ice cream month celebrations!

Love these great ideas and recipes for national ice cream month

Ice Cream Sundae Gift

Homemade Pistachio Ice Cream

Snickers Ice Cream Pie

Ice Cream Sandwich Pops

S’mores Coffee Milkshake

Copycat Starbucks Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino

Ice Cream Garland

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Lemon Pie Ice Cream Sundaes

Tiffany at Making the World Cuter

Hello there! Tiffany here again from Making the World Cuter. July is a crazy month for me this year with all of the travelling and events going on, I don’t feel like I have a second to sit down, but when I do I’ll be sure to have an ice cream cone in my hand! I’m happy to be hosting this little party though with my girls Marissa, Kaysi and Polly!

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16 Refreshing Drink Recipes and Block Party

It’s HOT!!!  It’s not uncommon for us to hit 100 degrees in the summer, so I found 16 different refreshing drink recipes that will help you stay cool this summer!
Beat the heat with 16 refreshing drink recipes. Great Summer drinks

Homemade Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe

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Pistachio gelato might be my favorite treat ever. I haven’t figured out how to make gelato at home yet but this homemade pistachio ice cream recipe is almost as good.

Hands down the best homemade pistachio ice cream recipe. We love this. Turns out perfect and creamy every time. Great dessert.

This is adapted from the Roasted Pistachio recipe from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams At Home cookbook. Which may be the best cookbook I own. For reals, if you are interested in making ice cream and like a combo of interesting and classic flavors go buy it it’s golden. I’ve made a few minor tweaks mostly out of convenience than anything else.

New family favorite. This homemade pistachio ice cream recipe is so yummy but easy to make. Perfect dessert. Love Jeni's spendid ice cream recipes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C shelled salted pistachios (if using unsalted just ad 1/2 tsp fine sea salt)
  • 2 C whole milk
  • 1 TBS + 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 oz (3 TBS) cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 1/4 C heavy cream
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 2 TBS light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

Directions

  1. Process the pistachios in a food processor or blender until it becomes a smooth paste.
  2. Combine 2 TBS of the milk, the cornstarch to form a slurry.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk in cream cheese and pistachio paste.
  4. Cook the rest of the milk, cream, sugar, and corn syrup in a saucepan (at least 4 quart size as it will foam up a lot).
  5. Remove from heat and add the slurry.
  6. Return back to heat and cook until thicken about 1 minute. (The thicker it is the harder your ice cream will be).
  7. Whisk into the cream cheese mixture and then pour into a 1 gallon Ziploc bag.
  8. Submerge the bag into an ice batch and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. You might need to add more ice. I usually put it in the fridge too. I find it best to give yourself an hour or more to chill it in the fridge.
  9. Turn your Ice Cream Maker on and snip the corner of your fully chilled bag of mixture and pour it in to be processed.
  10. Transfer to a freezer safe container top with parchment paper and then freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.

It's a keeper. Best homemade ice cream recipe. Love this pistachio ice cream.

I love it served as is or with a nice thick hot fudge oh yum. Shoot I’m going to have to make some more of this pistachio ice cream this weekend. If you don’t have an ice cream maker. I absolutely adore my kitchen aid ice cream attachment that just fits on my regular stand mixer!

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this is how I always do chocolate covered strawberries!

Delicious refreshing Strawberry Mango Sorbet perfect for Summer.

Super fast and easy chocolate peanut butter coconut pies recipe. Done in 15 minutes.

Classic Hobo Foil Dinner Recipe

There’s just something awesome about a foil dinner whether it’s out camping, cooked on the grill, or prepared in the oven.

New family favorite recipe. Whether at home in the oven, camping or on the grill this is our favorite version of the classic hobo foil packet dinners

I’m so excited to be sharing a recipe for a Classic Hobo Foil Dinner from my friend’s awesome new book Foiled! It’s full of meals and treats that are cooked in foil. Dinners, breakfasts and even desserts.

It was so hard for me to decide which one to share but I thought I’d go with the classic.

Love this recipe for classic hobo foil packet dinners. Great for camping cooking on the grill or even making in the oven

Ingredients

  • Foil Paper
  • Spray Oil
  • 1 lbs. Ground Beef
  • Onion, sliced
  • 1/2 lbs. Mushrooms, quarted (the original recipe calls for carrots but I had mushrooms on hand)
  • 1/2 C Green Beens
  • 1 C Potato (about 1 medium potato), sliced
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup

it's a keeper. Definitely our favorite version of classic hobo dinners. great foil packet recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F or heat up stove or campfire.
  2. Prepare 4 pieces of foil about 18 inches long and spray with oil.
  3. Place a spoonful of soup onto the center of each piece of foil.
  4. Layer 1/8 of the potatoes on each piece of foil.
  5. Divide the beef between each packet.
  6. Top with mushrooms, green beans and remaining potatoes.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Top with the remaining soup.
  9. Bring the long edges of foil together and fold down twice to seal.
  10. Then fold over the short ends twice on each side.
  11. Cook 30-60 minutes check at the 30 minute point. For me using the oven this was the perfect amount of time.

Fun cookbook filled with camping food and recipes that can be cooked in foil. Breakfast, dinners, desserts and sides.

This is such a fun meal to do at home or out camping. It would be great for entertaining and just let guest make their own packets up. The kids will have a blast eating out of the foil and save yourself extra clean up. And really you need to check out Foiled! it’s such a great book full of all kinds of creative foods like Coconut Lime Halibut, S’mores Quesadillas and more.

My favorite version of the classic foil packet hobo dinners. Recipe is easy and so yummy

 

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This buttermilk waffle recipe is the best. Easy to have breakfast ready in less than 15 minutes.

This is a keeper. Made it tonight and it's SO good. One pot zucchini noodle (zoodle) creamy pesto shrimp recipe. Fast so it's perfect for healthy light weekday dinners and tastes great.

My new favorite healthy side dish. This is perfect for a light lunch or vegetable companion to chicken dinner. Great broccoli slaw recipe

15+ Strawberry Recipes and Crafts and Block Party

There’s just something great about a super sweet strawberry. The ones at the grocery store have been calling to me so I rounded up 15 awesome strawberry recipes and projects!

Fabulous collection of Strawberry Recipes. Great desserts and treats as well as cute crafts based on strawberries
15 Minute Buttermilk Waffles | Personal Strawberry Pinata  | Spinach Strawberry Salad | Felt Strawberries

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie | Dairy Free Strawberry Tart | S’mores Stuffed Strawberries | Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Strawberry Napoleons | Strawberry Pineapple Popsicles  | Strawberry Shortcake Cobbler | Strawberry Mint Lemonade

Strawberry Roll Scones | Felt Veggie Garden (they are technically radishes but they could totally pass for strawberries) | Strawberry Poke Cake | DIY Strawberry Jam

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Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings. We are are in full on Summer mode here in UT and to mean you can’t do Summer without strawberries. It seems you guys feel the same way because our last few link parties were chocked full of strawberry goodness. I hope you enjoy all the fabulous strawberry features and here are some more great posts to keep your Summer awesome!

Learn all about Facebook Live, nail stamping, sewing pillowcases and strawberry recipes

10 Minute Pillow Case VIDEO Tutorial | How to Do Nail Stamping | Everything You Need to Know About Facebook Live

Now I’m so excited to see what YOU have been up to. Link up to the Block Party and be featured on all four blogs!
Making the World Cuter | Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping it Simple Crafts | Pieces By Polly

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Tons of great recipes for strawberries and a few strawberry crafts too.

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20 Copycat Recipes for Your Favorite Restaurants and Block Party

We love eating out but sometimes you can make your restaurant favorites right at home for just a fraction of their menu price. Here are 20 awesome copycat recipes that will have you drooling

Great Copycat recipes such a good list of our favorite recipe knock off recipes

Kit kat Bars | Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe | Hidden Valley Ranch Mix | Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Salad and Cilantro Dressing

Chili’s Salsa Recipe | Easy Beignets Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits | Cheesecake Factory Brown Bread Recipe

Texas Roadhouse Rolls | Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole | Chili’s Skillet Queso | Cheesecake Factory Macadamia Nut Cheesecake

Girl Scout Cookies Thin Mints | Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappucino | Jdawg Sauce | Portillos Chocolate Cake

Olive Garden TOasted Ravioli | Gogurt | Lion House Rolls | Freezer Lasagna

 I can’t wait to try all of these restaurant knock off recipes they look SO good!

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Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings here as this week’s Block Party host! In case you missed these here are a few of my favorite posts from last time I was host. But also I’ve become something of a Facebook Live addict. If you want to see my silly shenanigans including a full tour of my crafting space you can find them on my Facebook page!

great books recipes and crafts from Rae Gun Ramblings 15 Minute Pasole Recipe | 10 Awesome NEW Adventure Books | DIY Pop Up Card Tutorial

Now I’m so excited to see what YOU have been up to. Link up to the Block Party and be featured on all four blogs!
Making the World Cuter | Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping it Simple Crafts | Pieces By Polly

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