Saturday, June 23, 2018

Peanut Butter Brownie Cake

Last weekend I made a delicious dessert and it was so easy!  I'm thinking I'll be making it again for our annual 4th of July party as well because hello chocolate and peanut butter!  Here's the recipe in case you need an excuse to make something sweet sometime soon!

1 pkg. (18 to 20 oz.) brownie mix (13x9-inch pan size)
2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
2 cups cold milk
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Prepare brownie batter as directed on package; pour into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 40 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. (Do not overbake.) Cool completely.
  • Make 36 holes in top of brownie, leaving thin layer of brownie on bottom on each hole. Reserve removed pieces for later use
  • Beat pudding mixes and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Add 2/3 cup peanut butter; mix well. Stir in COOL WHIP. Spread over brownie; top with reserved brownie pieces.
  • Microwave remaining peanut butter in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec.; stir. Drizzle over dessert. Refrigerate 2 hours or until chilled.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Home

Happy 1st official day of Summer!
I thought I'd share a little bit of our home decorated for the Summer.  It's nothing too exciting just a lot more seashells out and about.   Our home will soon be decorated for the 4th of July so I thought it would be a good idea to share it all before it is changed around.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Father's Day Weekend

Father's Day started on Friday night when our favorite dad came home from work.

I had a small cheese platter waiting for us along with a bottle of wine for us to enjoy while we sat on the back patio

We had our entertainment for the evening watching these two goofballs.

All was great until one of them wasn't listening and bumped into the table spilling the bottle of red wine all over the back patio.   We opened another bottle and decided we would let her live because she's so cute!

Saturday morning we drove out to Palm Springs to celebrate Father's day with my father in law.  All of his boys were there with their families and we had so much fun enjoying the day.  I didn't get any pictures of us all together though :(

Sunday morning the girls gave their daddy his gift and homemade cards, they sort of helped me make breakfast and then we got ready to go celebrate some more special dads

Hanging out with their cousin Tessa two days in a row!

After a stop to my step father in laws we headed to my parents house to celebrate my dad, my hubby, my brother and my grandmother for an early birthday celebration.

The cousins played together the entire time

I'm pretty sure we have the best dads in our family!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Go Karting

In the first week of Summer we had already marked off two of our Summer Fun List activities!

A friend had mentioned to me several months ago how her daughter attended a birthday party at a nearby go kart place and had so much fun she asked if I would want to meet her with the girls sometime this Summer and I knew they would love it so I said yes.  We then decided that hubby's should go as well because they both enjoy racing.   Hubby is obsessed with Formula1 and LOVES to go karting!  He's been asking me to go for the past 15 years or so and I've always said no thank you but I decided I'd finally give it a try.

The kids raced first, separately from us adults.

They all did great and Kayla and Brooklyn really liked it!  Kayla came in first, Brooklyn second and their buddy Lily, third.

Next up was us adults.  My friend Kristine and I were a bit nervous as we had never done this.   There was nothing to be worried about though because it ended up being really fun!

Hubby came in first of course, then our friend Dave, I came in third and Kristine came in fourth.

After all of the excitement of racing we all went out to dinner and caught up on life.   Our first week of Summer was a good one with a trip to Great Wolf Lodge and then some Go Karting.  So far Summer is off to a good start!