July is National Ice Cream Month
National Ice Cream Month might be my favorite month of all, and this Klondike Bar Cake is probably the best birthday cake I have ever made. Not only is it easy to make and extremely delicious, but it’s also versatile. You could use any Klondike bar + ice cream combination that you like!
July is National Black Bean Month!
Last week I warned you that this recipe includes a weird ingredient, but there are just some risks you have to take when celebrating National Black Bean Month.
Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week. These posts may grow or change as time passes. Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!
1. I bought a popsicle mold…
…and I look forward to making homemade popsicles. Let me know if you have a good popsicle recipe!
2. Having a gym membership for rainy days.
(because it rained every day this week)
3. The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe.
It was by far the best story I read for class this week. Poe tends to be dark, but this story was fun!
How do you eat your cereal? (and don’t pretend that there is only one way to eat cereal because I can name at least three)
Growing up, I always ate cereal dry, picking up one piece at a time with my fingers. It wasn’t until college, when Honey Nut Cheerios became my go-to cafeteria dinner, that I learned to put milk in the cereal bowl and eat it with a spoon.
When I started planning for National BLT month, I had to Google* a list of foods that begin with the letter T.
…tangelo, tapioca, tamales, tahini…
Seeing tiramisu on the list, I returned to Google. I knew that tiramisu is cake, but I didn’t know what made this cake special.
April is National BLT Month
I know what you are thinking to yourself. You are thinking, “Self, April is national BLT month, and that is not a BLT.”
If you give me a coupon, I am more likely to buy something. If you give me a coupon and put the item on sale, it’s a done deal. The product is in my cart.
That’s how I found myself with a box of these chocolate-covered banana slices. I became an immediate fan. The packaged treat was just so convenient as a snack around the house.
…But I wasn’t about to buy another box without a coupon, especially since I knew I could make an enhanced, decorated version at home.
You really only need 2 ingredients for this recipe: bananas and chocolate. If you are feeling festive or fancy, add some crushed nuts, shredded coconut, granola, candy pieces, sprinkles, butterscotch chips, or anything else that would taste good with bananas and chocolate.
- 1 banana, cut into thirds
- 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
- toppings of your choice: crushed nuts, shredded coconut, granola, candy pieces, sprinkles, butterscotch chips, etc. Out of the toppings I have tried, I think that coconut is the best.
- Melt chocolate chips in the microwave. Place them in a microwave-safe glass bowl, and microwave on high for 45 seconds. Stir, and microwave for an additional 20 seconds. Continue to microwave for 20 seconds and stir until the chocolate is smooth.
- Pierce each section of banana with a popsicle stick. Dip the banana in chocolate, using a spoon to spread the chocolate evenly.
- Roll the banana in your toppings.
- Place the banana pops on a sheet pan covered with wax paper. Freeze for 6 hours or overnight.
- Eat and enjoy!
Do you combine coupons and sales?
P.S. I am linking up with Angie and Abbey @ Three Cats and a Girl for Fiesta Friday!