Skinny Almond Joy Ice Cream

Skinny Almond Joy Ice Cream is the perfect Summer Treat! No one will guess it’s healthy!

There’s nothing better in the summer heat than a delicious cone of ice cream. Nothing. I’m not a huge fan of hot weather, but I do love that ice cream comes as a hot weather companion. It’s always been a guilty pleasure…until now. Now I can enjoy it without the guilt…and still enjoy all of the flavor.

I went up to Kirksville this weekend to celebrate my awesome dad’s 60th birthday! It was a great time with GREAT food. Mom made his favorite red velvet cake (keep your eyes peeled for her to add the recipe to Simply Sated soon!), and I made Skinny Almond Joy Ice Cream. Pretty yummy weekend all around.

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Katie's Pizza Webster Groves Missouri

Katie’s Pizza & Pasta – Saint Louis MO

Katie's Pizza in Webster Grove, MO, one of the best places for pizza in the Lou! Last weekend we got to go to one of my very favorite restaurants in Saint Louis, Katie's Pizza & Pasta. My brother-in-law was in town, so we all went out to dinner for my birthday (its not until the end of August, … [Read More...]

Ruby Red Grapefruit & Sage Paloma, so refreshing and fun! Perfect for summer. - The Cookie Rookie

Ruby Red Grapefruit and Sage Paloma

This simple cocktail just screams summer.  A little slice of heaven. There's not much better than sipping a simple cocktail (or mocktail!) in the summer heat.  I love hanging out with Pat and Scout on our new deck, enjoying our first summer as a married couple! (But not Dill.  We used to let him on … [Read More...]

Chicken Fajita Kebabs with Cilantro Pesto. So yummy on the grill! #healthy #skinny #grill #recipe - The Cookie Rookie

Grilled Chicken Fajita Kebabs with Cilantro Pesto

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Grilled Salted Caramel S'mores Pizza is the perfect summer dessert! So easy and delicious! - The Cookie Rookie

Grilled S’more Pizza with Snickerdoodle Crust

Grilled S'more Pizza made with a Snickerdoodle Crust and Salted Caramel sauce.  Perfection! Ohhh grilling season.  The best food on the planet.  I've loved trying new things (new for me...not so new for everyone else!) on the grill this summer; variations of grilled chicken, side dishes, and even … [Read More...]

Mission Taco Joint on the Delmar Loop in Saint Louis Missouri - The Cookie Rookie

Mission Taco Joint – St. Louis MO

Mission Taco Joint has a great atmosphere, delicious cocktails, and amazing...you guessed it...tacos! I hate when busy, mundane life gets in the way of great friendships.  I hadn't seen my dear friend Emily since the wedding back in September, and that is just totally unacceptable!! We both have a … [Read More...]

Copycat McDonalds Strawberry Cream Pie. Delicious and easy baked pie!

Copycat McDonald’s Strawberry Cream Pies

Copycat McDonald's Strawberry Cream Pies are the perfect breakfast or sweet treat! I'm not a huge McDonald's fan.  Obviously I know its horrible for you, and when I eat there for lunch a stomach ache is almost sure to follow.  That being said...I have two obsessions that I just can't live without. … [Read More...]