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Happy Monday, everyone!! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

We’re in the midst of our vacation in Ocean City, NJ, and it’s been amazing. We’ve been here just over a week, and I’m through 3 books! {In case you’re wondering, I’ve read Island Girls by Nancy Thayer, These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen, and Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. I recommend them all as great beach reads!} Do you have a favorite beach book? I brought 5 books with me, thinking that would be way more than enough, but now I’m starting to think I might need to find a bookstore while we’re here!

As always, you all went above and beyond when linking up to last week’s Eat. Create. Party! Take a gander at my faves, and grab a button if you were featured!

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I have never made semifreddo, but I want to. It seems so much fancier than ice cream, but it’s actually easier to make — you don’t even need an ice cream machine! I think I’m going to have to make this White Chocolate Semifreddo with Pistachios and Raspberries from Blahnik Baker for my first-ever try. It looks ridonkulous.



You know what else I’ve never had? Key lime pie. Seriously. I consider myself a fairly adventurous person when it comes to food, and I eat a ton of different types of food, but there are a few random things I’ve never tried. So thanks to Dana from This Silly Girl’s Life for posting these adorable Individual Frozen Key Lime Pies, because now I’m going to be able to try yet another thing for the first time! Go me!




Ok. So you know when you see something, and you keep staring at it, thinking: how is it possible that I’ve never thought of this before? This is one of those times. I’m pretty sure Jen and Emily from Layers of Happiness are certified geniuses. Because their post on How to Cut Watermelon into Sticks is just brilliant. I mean, how much of a pain in the neck is it to: a. cut a watermelon into pieces; b. pack it for transport; c. plate it nicely; and/or d. eat those random little triangles? Your watermelon-related problems are now all solved, my friends.



I almost fell off my chair when I saw these Glitter Topped Cake Pops from Pint Sized Baker. They are so pretty, I just can’t take it. It boggles my mind when people can get such perfectly spherical cake pops. Mine are so wonky looking, I end up taking crazy shortcuts. And then adding the glitter and those adorable little flowers just takes them over the edge. I’m trying to figure out a way to serve these at Connor’s birthday party. 



I loves me some shrimp. It’s one of my very favorite foods. If I go out to eat somewhere and it’s on the menu, 99 times out of 100, that’s what I’m getting. Unfortunately, my husband is allergic to shrimp, so I don’t eat it very often at home. But this Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp recipe from Bitz & Giggles via The NY Melrose Family is so easy that I can probably make it on my own when he’s out of town. It just looks like a perfect summer dinner.



I say all the time on here that I am not a chocolate person, but then I go ahead and feature all these chocolate recipes. It’s just that they look so amazing, and even though may not be a chocolate person, you may be a chocolate person, and I am all about you, my lovely readers. So let this Mississippi Mud Pie recipe from Roxana’s Home Baking knock your pretty little socks off. 



I will admit, when I saw that this ice cream from The Organic Dietitian via White Lights on Wednesday was called Kauai Pie Ice Cream, I was crazy excited. We went to Kauai and Maui for our honeymoon, and our favorite thing in the world while we were there was a little slice of heaven called Hula Pie. Bad news: this recipe is not for hula pie ice cream. Good news: it is for coffee ice cream with coconut, macadamia nuts and chocolate chunks. Um, ok!



Apparently macarons are just about the hardest cookie in the universe to make. {Yup, you guessed it: I’ve never made them. Eaten them, yes; made them, no.} So when I saw these beyond-words-beautiful Blueberry Mascarpone Macarons from Baking a Moment, I knew I had to feature them. I mean, seriously. The are just about perfect. I can’t even imagine how amazing they must taste.


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  • Leslie
    July 14, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Yum! Those look great. I love the cake pops, how cool! I hope you guys are enjoying your vacation!
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