You know what rocks? Cannoli. But you want to know what I do not have time for? Making my own shells. And you know what the perfect substitution for homemade shells is? You probably already guessed from the pictures and title, but pretend to be surprised anyway, ok? Sugar cones!
These are great for serving at parties. You can do a variety of toppings. Dipping the cones in chocolate, coating them with chocolate chips or nuts, make a few different kinds!
So let’s talk for a minute about something important for this recipe: draining the ricotta. I know, what a pain! But, seriously, it makes a big difference! I made these without first draining them the first time and while the filling was still good, it wasn’t as easy to pipe and the liquid in the ricotta made the cones get really soggy after a few hours. SOOOOOO, lesson learned. Plan ahead and drain the ricotta. I didn’t have cheesecloth, I set up my own little system by placing a mesh strainer in a bowl with a paper towel (I’m sorry that I didn’t get a photo of it!). It did the trick though!
Holy Cannoli! (I know. I’m sorry. I tried really hard not to go there…)
Well, we are now 7 months into being parents! I’m not sure where all the time has gone. Before we get to the new list, I want to just direct you guys back to the first baby products list I posted when Maddie was about 3 months old. I wanted to say that we still count on and use basically all of the products on that list still at almost 7 months old. The only exceptions are the Rock and Play and regular swaddle wraps, but this is only because Maddie has grown out of them, but the bottles, blankets, Nighty Night Owl, stroller, Soothie pacifiers, Boppy, etc.. are still items we use daily around here.
You’ll notice with this 6-month product list, a lot of it is focused on feeding. I know some parents start their little ones on solids sooner than 6 months, but we waited, so you may want to pick up some of these things before than if you plan to introduce solids before 6 months!
Sherbet. We don’t eat enough of it if you ask me. I mean, I remember eating it as a kid in crazy colors, but then I kind of forgot about it for many years. It’s such a perfect and easy frozen dessert to make though! Sherbet is basically the middle child between rich and creamy ice cream and icy sorbet. No eggs or heavy cream required, just some fresh fruit, milk, sugar, and a pinch of lemon juice. This sherbet is so perfect for a light summer dessert!
I used about 2 cups of fresh raspberries in this recipe and while I can certainly taste the raspberry in this sherbet, I wouldn’t have minded even more raspberry flavor, so in the recipe, you can add more or less raspberries depending on how strong you want the flavor to be.
Oh, and can we talk about the amazing and dreamy color of this sherbet? I am madly in love with this gorgeous pink color. It just makes me happy!
I’ve found my new favorite thing for lunch. That is, until next week when I make my new favorite thing for lunch. Until then though, these chicken salad lettuce wraps will continue to be my favorite thing.
It’s kind of silly really because there isn’t much to these wraps. I’m a big fan of chicken salad, but it has to be made the right way with bigger chunks of chicken, texture from celery and other veggies, and it has to be light on the mayo. Dems is the rules.
The chicken salad has just the right amount of texture and flavor without requiring a lot of ingredients. It just takes some chicken (in which I used my trusty rotisserie chicken shortcut), green onion, some celery (cause too much would just not work for me and my tastes), and sliced almonds for added crunch and texture. I went light on the mayo because there is nothing worse than chicken salad that is drowning in mayo. I also mixed in some mustard powder. I’m not a fan of regular mustard, but the powder, I can do. Yeah, I’m weird, maybe?
I like spooning this on some butter or iceberg lettuce. You could put it on bread or a regular wrap instead, but then it wouldn’t be a lettuce wrap…I’m just sayin’. It’s easy to divide up into portions to take to work too, so yay! Now onto my next favorite thing…
When it comes to side dishes, my feeling is always that they should be as simple as possible and require as few ingredients as possible.
We love roasted potatoes in this house. They always seem to fit my side dish rules of being simple to prepare. Just some olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper are always my basic seasoning, but sometimes I like to spruce them up with a little something else like Parmesan cheese!
These roasted potatoes are perfectly crispy. The garlic and Parmesan flavors really shine and make these potatoes seriously addicting!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by the Dairy Council of Arizona. I am proud to participate and promote in their June Dairy Month program. I have been compensated for my work, but all opinions stated in this post are my own.
Today’s post is all about dairy and this dessert has a lot of it! I’m so happy to be teaming up with the Dairy Council of Arizona to help promote June Dairy Month! This month, AZ milk producers plan to donate 1,600 gallons of milk to families in need. If you live in Arizona, please scroll to the bottom of this post for more information on how you can participate in this wonderful program!
Sometimes it is not always easy to get in your daily dose of dairy, but what better way to pack it in than with a yummy dessert?! I’ve chosen one of my favorite sources of dairy: yogurt! Yogurt is such a versatile ingredient. You can eat it straight from the container, bake with it, mix it up in a smoothie, or in this case, a no-bake cheesecake!
These parfaits are bursting with fresh strawberry flavor making it the perfect summer dessert! You can layer them however you want to and best of all, they are no-bake! These parfaits make for the perfect summer dessert that the whole family will love and best of all, everyone gets their daily dose of dairy!
My name is Stephanie. I started this blog because I like to cook and I wanted a place where I could share my recipes with family and friends and improve my cooking skills. Why the name Eat. Drink. Love.? Well, I think this is what life is all about!