How to Make Crispy Bacon

How to easily make perfectly crisp bacon with this recipe via @snapconf

I know what you're thinking. "Tauni, you're sharing an entire post about how to make crispy bacon?" Well, the answer is yes. I've come to realize over the last year, that sometimes there are things we know that we simply take for granted. They are small things. They are things so simple, that quite frankly execution is second nature to us. I happen to count writing a press release, speaking in public, pitching sponsors and yes, making perfectly crisp bacon among those things. For you? Well, it might be taking the time to measure while you are baking. The other day, I made some truly … [Read more...]

Pina Colada Mini Donuts

Pina Colada Mini Donut Recipe via @SnapConf

If there's one flavor that deserves to be the official "sip of summer," it's got to be pina colada. There's nothing quite like it on a hot summer day. We've been making coconut pineapple drinks and icy pops for weeks and I thought it was time to take the sugary-sweet taste to a whole new level and pina colada mini donuts were born... So when my friend Vanessa suggested a group of us share mini donut recipes on the same day, taking a yum-tastic flavor and infusing it into a donut really wasn't much of a stretch. Last year's S'mores mini donuts remain one of the most popular recipes … [Read more...]

Martha Stewart Inspired Tomato Mozzarella Salad

Easy Five Ingredient Tomato Mozzarella Salad - The fresh, light ingredients make this the perfect summer salad!

Hey you guuuys! I am so excited to be sharing today's post. It's a little bit about Martha Stewart, donuts, a cook book my friends at Macy's and a really super-delicious tomato mozzarella salad - a salad inspired by Martha herself. If we're friends on social media (and I am sure we are, right?) you probably saw the slightly stalker-like posts I shared last week about my visit with Martha... Okay. So I wasn't really that intense (I hope), but I was very excited that Macy's sent out a copy of her latest book - Martha's American Food - and invited me to pop in for a visit to get it … [Read more...]

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Pops…

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Pops

Nothing says summer quite like ice cream. Especially, if you live in sweltering temperatures like we do. We have a local ice cream shop that sells the best birthday cake ice cream. My kids go absolutely ga-ga for the stuff! I thought it would be fun to make our own at home. So, we gave it a go and they turned out awesome! Now they say, this is the best thing ever! Gather your supplies: Dixie cups Popsicle sticks Ice cream Cake Buttercream Frosting Sprinkles   First, cover the bottom of the cup with sprinkles. Then add 2 spoonfuls of your frosting. I used buttercream, … [Read more...]

Summer Entertaining :: Easy Peach Salsa

Delicious and Easy Peach Salsa

Hello all…this is Jessica from Pen N' Paper Flowers and I don't know about you but it's peach season here in Florida and I am lucky enough to have a beautiful peach tree in my backyard. Right now, it is exploding with fruit and I'm frantically trying to come up with delicious recipes so as not to waste a single one of these delicious white peaches. I found a really easy Peach Salsa recipe that's super delicious and will definitely be a food staple for my family and I this Summer as well as for any entertaining I may do. I just knew you'd want the recipe too for all of those barbecues, pool … [Read more...]

No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake from

Hi All!! It's Gina from Kleinworth & Co. I hope your summer is off to a great start! Things here in Coeur d'Alene are gorgeous!! When the weather is as nice as it's been it puts me in the best mood. Makes me want to whip up some family favorite treats, sit out on the patio & enjoy the day. One thing about summer for us is that we have a bunch of birthdays. So that means that some of our favorite treats are birthday related. One in particular- the hubs. For many years of his life his grandmother whipped up a no-bake cheesecake for him on his birthday. I have recreated it a few times but … [Read more...]

Blueberry Muffin Top Cakes

Muffin Top Cakes

Hi again, Krisha from Jacks & Kate! Way before they were made famous by Seinfeld, I was a muffin top lover! I'm also a lover of cupcake tops, cake tops, cinnamon roll tops, and streusel tops. Growing up in my family, I was known as the de-topper. Still, to this day, I leave a trail of mangled desserts. It drives my husband crazy! All the good stuff is at the top and the rest is just excess, so why bother? Today, I'm sharing my favorite blueberry muffin recipe and making blueberry muffin top cakes. I adapted the original recipe to my dairy free version for my son. I also … [Read more...]

Caramel Macchiato Popsicles

Caramel Macchiato Popsicles

Hi SNAP friends! Kimberly from A Night Owl here, and this month I'm mixing things up a bit and instead of bringing you a craft, I'm sharing a super tasty and EASY Caramel Macchiato Popsicles recipe! Now that we're heading into Summer, I become obsessed with all things popsicles. I honestly try to think of something new to freeze up almost every week. Another one of my obsessions happens to be coffee, so naturally, coffee popsicles are tops on my list. What are your favorite Summer coffee drinks? Mine are iced coffee and if I'm feeling like a bit more of a treat, I order a Starbucks Caramel … [Read more...]

Super Easy Whoopie Pies

Red White and Blue Whoopie Pies

 Hello Hello SNAP! Friends!! It's Jessica Kirkland from Pen N' Paper Flowers - back with another easy party idea today. Memorial Day is coming up, and then before we know it we'll be in the throngs of Summer celebrating the 4th of July. With that said I thought a super easy patriotic dessert was in order. These delicious whoopie pies have been a favorite in my home for quite some time. They win over the hearts of all of those who've had the pleasure of eating them and although they taste amazing you'll be surprised to know there are only 3 ingredients that make up the chocolate cookie shells. … [Read more...]

Mocha Java Ice Cream

Mocha Java Ice Cream from Gina @ Kleinworth & Co.

Hi Everyone! It's Gina from Kleinworth & Co. Can you believe that Mother's Day is this weekend? This will be my first Mother's Day without my mom. Normally I would bake some goodies & mail them to her. Instead I decided to create one of her all-time FAVORITE treats in honor of her. This Mocha Java Ice Cream is definitely something she loved very much. I grew up on it. Being able to recreate it at home has taken a lot of recipe testing. Not that the other versions were bad- I enjoyed them very much. But THIS ONE is everything & more that I remember sharing with my mom over the … [Read more...]