Archive for June, 2017
Banana Split Frozen Flag Cake

Banana Split Frozen Flag Cake | ice cream, vanilla, fourth of july, july 4th, patriotic, rwb, red white blue

We’ve got our patriotic sweet-tooth on, and a cool, creamy dessert is taking center spot on the 4th of July picnic table. This year we’re craving banana splits, so we’ve taken the classic, turned it into an ice cream cake, and dressed it in red, white, and blue. It starts with a basic box mix cake, followed by a layer of vanilla ice cream, and topped with endless amounts of whipped cream. We’ve added red and blue berries in flag design for some down-home American pride. Now that’s a festive dessert with crowd-pleasing appeal!

In the spirit of a relaxing holiday weekend, we’ve made this Banana Split Frozen Flag Cake recipe simple and easy. Head to your nearest Kroger for all your ingredients at budget-friendly prices. And to make life even easier, they’ve got an aisle stocked with Good Cook gadgets, Good Cook bakeware, and Good Cook cookware. Stock up now to make your holiday weekend enjoyable and stress-free!

Banana Split Frozen Flag Cake | ice cream, vanilla, fourth of july, july 4th, patriotic, rwb, red white blue

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Hot Fudge. Sneak in a layer of hot fudge between the ice cream and whipped topping to satisfy your chocolate cravings.
  • Sprinkles. Make it more festive with sprinkles – star-shaped or red and blue sprinkles make it fun!
  • Go Nuts. Sprinkle on chopped peanuts or walnuts for some added crunch.

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Banana Split Frozen Flag Cake | ice cream, vanilla, fourth of july, july 4th, patriotic, rwb, red white blue

Banana Split Frozen Flag Cake

Preparation Cook Time

Get your red, white, and blue on this holiday weekend with an unforgettable dessert. Deliciously cool and creamy, this Banana Split Frozen Flag Cake has yummy banana split flavors in every bite!

Ingredients

  • 1 box Kroger White Cake Mix, prepared according to package instructions
  • 1 (48 oz) Kroger Deluxe Artisan Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • 8 oz Kroger Original Whipped Topping
  • 4 pints Raspberries
  • 2 pints blueberries
  • 22 oz Kroger Strawberry Syrup
  • 46 bananas

Instructions

Bake cake in a Good Cook 9x13” Baking pan according to package directions. Cool completely.

Allow ice cream to soften slightly. Spread atop cooled cake. Top with a layer of whipped topping. Arrange raspberries and blueberries on cake, to resemble an American flag.

Freeze until firm, 2-4 hours or overnight.

Remove cake from freezer about 10 minutes before ready to serve. Top slices with strawberries syrup, fresh bananas and more blueberries. Enjoy!

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Patriotic Pasta Salad

Patriotic Pasta Salad | red, white, blue, watermelon, blueberries, rwb, fourth of july, july 4th, holiday, memorial day, labor day

Vibrant colors and sweet, tangy taste make this Patriotic Pasta Salad celebration worthy. It checks off all the boxes for your holiday picnic – easy-to-make, patriotic, and totally scrumptious. With gorgeously fresh fruit balancing out spicy arugula, salty feta, and al dente pasta, this dish will quickly become a summer party favorite.

We know your day is full of hustle and bustle, and that’s why this quick and easy pasta salad is so perfect for impromptu potlucks and picnics. Pop in to your nearest Kroger to pick up all your ingredients at budget friendly prices. They’ve got an aisle full of Good Cook bakeware, Good Cook cookware, and Good Cook gadgets to get this pasta salad serving-bowl ready in no time. Convenient? Yes! And dessert? They’ve got that covered too!

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Fresh Mozzarella. Swap out the feta for chunks of fresh mozzarella for more delicate flavor.
  • Sunflower Seeds. Add crunch with a handful of sunflower seeds or toasted, slivered almonds.
  • Strawberry Balsamic. If citrus isn’t your thing, drizzle your salad with strawberry balsamic instead.

Patriotic Pasta Salad | red, white, blue, watermelon, blueberries, rwb, fourth of july, july 4th, holiday, memorial day, labor day

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Patriotic Pasta Salad | red, white, blue, watermelon, blueberries, rwb, fourth of july, july 4th, holiday, memorial day, labor day
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Patriotic Pasta Salad | red, white, blue, watermelon, blueberries, rwb, fourth of july, july 4th, holiday, memorial day, labor day

Patriotic Pasta Salad

Preparation 15 m Cook Time 25 m

Fresh fruit balances out spicy arugula, salty feta, and al dente pasta, making this dish a new summer party favorite. Perfect for impromptu potlucks and picnics.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. Private Selection cavatappi, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 (5 oz.) container Simple Truth Organic baby arugula
  • 12 oz. Private Selection Lemon Chia Vinaigrette
  • 8 oz. Private Selection feta, crumbled
  • 6 oz. blueberries
  • 1 mini watermelon, cut into stars with a cookie cutter

Instructions

In a large bowl, toss the cooked pasta with arugula. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Sprinkle with feta, blueberries and watermelon. Toss lightly to mix. Serve and enjoy.

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California Cobb Sandwich

California Cobb Sandwich | lunch, bento, eggs, bacon, turkey, chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, mayo and bleu cheese, blue cheese

We’re taking a grown-up approach to lunch. Let’s ditch the brown bag PB&J for a crave-worthy sandwich with layers of roasted turkey, bacon, and lots of tasty extras. We’ve taken the classic California Cobb salad and tucked it neatly into a portable sandwich, ready for noshing on at the office or while sitting on a park bench.

You look forward to lunch time, and with the Good Cook Meals on the Run set, now you can look forward to fresh food, packed perfectly. We’ve loaded up this meal set with our mouthwatering California Cobb sandwich, added a side of yogurt and fresh fruit, and popped in some garden veggies. With a tasty well-rounded meal like this, lunch is now your most anticipated dish of the day!

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Caprese. Thickly sliced mozzarella, fresh basil, and garden tomatoes give your baguette major Italian appeal.
  • Beef it up. Layer on sliced roast beef and arugula, then slather the bun with herbed goat cheese.
  • Mediterranean. Rotisserie chicken, sliced olives, crumbled feta, and a few drizzles of parsley yogurt sauce.

California Cobb Sandwich | lunch, bento, eggs, bacon, turkey, chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, mayo and bleu cheese, blue cheese

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California Cobb Sandwich | lunch, bento, eggs, bacon, turkey, chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, mayo and bleu cheese, blue cheese

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California Cobb Sandwich | lunch, bento, eggs, bacon, turkey, chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, mayo and bleu cheese, blue cheese

California Cobb Sandwich

Preparation Cook Time

A lunchtime favorite,  this rustic sandwich is inspired by the classic California Cobb salad. Use the Good Cook Meals on the Run set to pack your sammie along with yogurt, berries, and a side of veggies.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp bleu cheese
  • 1 ciabatta roll, sliced in half
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed
  • 2 leaves romaine lettuce
  • 2 slices tomato
  • Purple onion slices (optional)
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, sliced
  • 24 slices cooked peppered bacon
  • 4 oz sliced roasted deli turkey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise and bleu cheese. Spread on one half of the ciabatta roll. On the second half of the ciabatta, mash avocado, drizzle with lemon juice. Salt and pepper to taste.

Top with tomato, lettuce, onions (if desired), egg, bacon and turkey.

Place two halves of sandwich together, slice in half. Store in a Good Cook Meals on the Run container. Add your favorite sides or snacks. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Glazed Berry Cream Scones

Glazed Berry Cream Scones

Set your brunch table with lovely, buttery pastel scones. These delicious scones are reminiscent of English cream scones, with the addition of fresh berries and a lemony glaze drizzled on top. Perfect for a special breakfast or brunch, they’re easy to toss together in the morning before the sun rises, and pair beautifully with bacon or sausage, and fresh orange slices.

Glazed Berry Cream Scones

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Citrus Kissed. Add lemon or orange rind to the batter for a kiss of summery citrus.
  • Holiday Twist. Swap out the berries for cranberries. Add a pinch of ginger or cinnamon and drizzle with plain vanilla icing, instead.
  • Unicorn Birthday Scones. Sprinkle with edible pearl dust or star sprinkles for an adorable rainbow dessert.

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Glazed Berry Cream Scones

Preparation Cook Time Serves 12 mini scones     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter + 3 Tablespoons
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 810 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pink and purple gel food colorings
  • 2 tablespoons sparkling sugar (optional)

Instructions

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, use a fork to combine 1/2 cup of butter, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and lemon zest until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Fold in fresh berries. Slowly add the heavy cream tablespoon by tablespoon. Use your fork to stir the mixture together. Add just enough cream (between 6-8 tablespoons) to soften the mixture and create a thick dough that begins to follow the fork around the bowl as you stir. Flour a Good Cook cutting board. Separate the dough into two even-sized balls. Press each of the balls into an 3/4" thick, 8" circle. Use a sharp knife to slice the dough into six small triangles. Transfer to a Good Cook nonstick baking sheet.

Bake scones in preheated oven for 11-14 minutes, or until slightly golden brown around the edges. Remove and glaze immediately.

To prepare glaze, whisk together 3 tablespoons softened butter, powdered sugar, freshly-squeezed lemon juice, and just1-2 tablespoons of cream to make a thick icing. Tin half of the frosting pink, and the other half purple. Transfer each icing color into a zip-top plastic bag. Snip a small corners off each bag and drizzle both colors of icing over the scones. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar, if desired.

Allow scones to cool before serving.

Recipe Notes

These buttery scones are reminiscent of English cream scones, with the addition of fresh berries and a lemony glaze drizzled on top. Perfect for summer brunches, they're easy to toss together in the morning before the sun rises, and pair beautifully with bacon or sausage, and fresh orange slices.

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7 Totally Genius No-Cook Summer Dinner Ideas

7 Totally Genius No Cook Dinner Ideas

As the mercury rises, we can’t imagine turning on the oven and adding more heat to the kitchen. Our solution? No cook meals. You can still fill bellies with amazingly good food on a hot summers night, even if that means no stove, oven, or grill. With a little creativity and just the right recipe, a no cook meal can be surprisingly filling and tasty. We’ve found 7 totally genius no-cook summer dinner ideas that you need to try, pronto. When the heat is on, give these no cook recipes a go!

  1. Strawberry Chef’s Salad

This amazingly tasty Strawberry Chef’s Salad is loaded with good-for-you ingredients and tasty bright, bold flavors. Perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Wash your berries with the Good Cook Bowlander Soak and Strain Colander.

2. Zoodle Caprese

Quick, light and simple, zucchini is turned into “noodles” with this delicious Zoodle Caprese recipe, then tossed with all the classic caprese ingredients for a refreshing dish that makes a perfect side or light main. Use the Good Cook Classic Melon Baller to scoop out perfect spheres of mozzarella.

3. No Cook Greek Tuna and Quinoa Bowl

This No Cook Greek Tuna and Quinoa Bowl starts with ready-prepared quinoa and canned tuna. Top with tangy fresh tomatoes, salty kalamata olives and cool cucumber, and finish with a quick drizzle of a simple, DIY fresh basil & mint vinaigrette – you’ll be enjoying a no-cook dinner in 10 minutes flat. Use the PROfreshionals Herb Mincer to make your job in the kitchen even easier!

4. Mediterranean Spiralized Zucchini Salad

This Mediterranean Spiralized Zucchini Salad is packed with spiralized veggies, making it as fun to eat as it is to make. Plus, the bold dressing is sure to become a favorite. We love the Good Cook Nonstick Paring Knife for slicing and dicing.

5. Chicken Pesto Sandwich

This hearty Chicken Pesto Sandwich is one of the quickest, tastiest meals you’ll ever have! Made with rotisserie chicken and pesto, this sandwich goes way beyond lunch. Use the Good Cook Touch Carbon Steel Bread Knife to slice through your baguette.

6. Tuna and White Bean Radicchio Lettuce Wraps

These Tuna and White Bean Radicchio Lettuce Wraps are a simple concoction of creamy white beans and flaky albacore, topped with a zingy fresh-herb vinaigrette. Perfect for a no-bake dinner on a hot summers night. The Good Cook Citrus Squeezer can juice your lemons with little effort!

7. Lightened Up Chicken Salad

Classic chicken salad with a twist – Greek yogurt replaces the mayo. Now you’ve got a Lightened Up Chicken Salad Sandwich that tastes just as great, but is perfect for a summer meal. Wash your grapes in the Good Cook Plastic Colander With Handle.

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7 Slushy Summer Party Punches

7 Slushy Summer Party Punches | summer, party, punch, boozy, vodka, bourbon, cocktail, budget, cheap, entertaining, backyard bbq, wedding, celebrate, recipe, punch bowl

Good parties need great drinks. In summer, the perfect beverage does double duty – it’s both cooling and refreshingly sippable. When the forecast calls for heat, break out the slushy drinks for your summer celebrations. They’ve got just the right amount if icy goodness for cooling off while still being totally drinkable. Sounds good to us! We’ve found 7 slushy summer party punches that will cool and refresh all your guests. From grown-up watermelon slushies to kid-pleasing fizzy pineapple punch, we’ve got you covered!

  1. Blue Lemonade Party Punch

Spread summer cheer with this delightful Blue Lemonade Party Punch. Serve the adult version at your next party, or keep kid-friendly for family picnics! It’s a sweet, tangy version of classic lemonade, with a few extras are added to make it party-worthy. Give your lemons a good squeeze with the Good Cook Citrus Squeezer to get all that lovely juice in your punch!

2. Paloma Cucumber Mojito Mule

Can’t decide on a drink? This Paloma Cucumber Mojito Mule cozies up three drinks in one – the Paloma, Mojito, and Moscow Mule. Made into one perfect, boozy punch, this drink is a beautiful way to cool off your guests. We’ve got an herb chopping tip you’ll love. Use Good Cook Touch Gourmet Kitchen Shears to snip your fresh herbs – it’s so easy!

3. Watermelon Vodka Slush

This grown-up Watermelon Vodka Punch is boozy, slushy and makes enough to fill your biggest punch bowl; in other words, it’s perfect for summer parties. We start with an easy, icy vodka-spiked watermelon granita, and flood it with tangy lemonade for the ultimate sipper of the season. Easily slice your watermelon with the Good Cook Watermelon Knife.

4. Non-Alcoholic Orange Slush

Refreshingly sweet with a tart, citrus twist, this Non-Alcoholic Orange Slush is perfect for parties. Freeze this big-batch drink overnight and serve as a next day treat – it’s worth the wait! Whisk it all up with the Good Cook Touch Whisk.

5. Luscious Slush Punch

The name says it all with this Luscious Slush Punch. Fruity flavors, citrus highlights, and carbonation come together in this dreamy frozen party drink. Serve this non-alcoholic punch to give guests a sweet way to cool down.

6. Fizzy Pineapple Punch

Give your guests a taste of the tropics with this Fizzy Pineapple Punch. It’s sweet and easy to make with just 4 simple ingredients – add fresh fruit and herbs for garnish. Combine in a glass pitcher, use a tall Good Cook Mixing Spoon to give it a stir, and pour over ice in party cups.

7. Lemon Lime Slush Party Punch

Incredibly refreshing, this Lemon Lime Slush Party Punch is perfect for hot summer days. Kids and adults will love this non-alcoholic icy lemon lime treat. If using fresh lemons, the Good Cook Citrus Squeezer will make this task a breeze!

 

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7 Brilliantly Simple Red, White, and Blue Recipes

7 Brilliantly Simple Red White Blue Recipes | memorial day, fourth of july, 4 july, 4th of july, summer, patriotic, potluck, festive, picnic

After a day of Fourth of July parades and other fun-filled activities, grills are fired up and picnic blankets unfurled. On the table, nestled amongst the stacks of hot dogs, hamburgers, and cups of lemonade, you’ll find a spot for your perfectly patriotic dish. If you’re still searching for something easy to make yet stunning and delicious, we’ve got you covered. We’ve found 7 brilliantly simple red, white, and blue recipes that will be the hit of your holiday picnic, potluck, or barbecue. Settle in for a night of amazing food, great friends, and show-stopping fireworks!

  1. No Cook Berry Éclair Crunch Cake

Fresh, plump berries, a sweet, cloud-like filling, and a crunchy lemon layer come together in this luscious No-Cook Berry Eclair Crunch Cake. It’s splendidly no-bake, and whips up in minutes. Use our favorite Good Cook Rectangular Ceramic Dish  or the nonstick GoodCook AirPerfect 9×13″ Pan to whip up this sweet treat.

2. Summertime Donut Ice Cream Shortcake

Instead of serving the same-old stuff, why not twist it up this year with a red, white and blue DIY Donut Hole Shortcake bar? Guaranteed to please kids of all ages (and grown-ups, too!) this simple idea requires no baking. Start with donut holes and load up your bowl with ice cream and patriotic toppings. Prep and wash with the Good Cook Berry Colander – perfect for rinsing berries of all kinds.

3. Red, White, and Blue Cracker Plate With Salted Honey Ricotta

Snack away without the guilt with this delightful Red, White, and Blue Cracker Plate. Salted ricotta gets laced with honey, then piled onto a baking sheet with crackers and piles of beautiful berries. Best of all? This dish is splendidly simple to put together.

4. Star Spangled Cookie Bites

These festive, supremely simple, and deliciously fruity Star Spangled Cookie Bites are the perfect treat for any summer spectacular! Ready-bake sugar cookie dough makes these delicious treats easy to prepare. We used the Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan to bake up these portable little treats.

5. 4th of July Chex Mix

Chocolaty Muddy Buddies™ and pretzels get coated with all the patriotic colors in this super simple, party-perfect red, white and blue snackable treat! Make this 4th of July Chex Mix to keep hungry snackers satisfied. Spread your goodies on a Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick Sheet Pan for quick cleanup.

6. Red, White, and Blue Strawberry Shortcake

Need an easy and festive dessert? This Red, White, and Blue Strawberry Shortcake is made with cake mix, frozen whipped topping, and fresh berries, keeping it simple and delicious! Our cake pan of choice is the Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick Quarter Sheet Cake Pan, and we think you’ll love it too!

7. Red, White, and Blue Bites

Juicy watermelon and blueberries, sweet basil and salty feta come together in this easy, tasty no-bake appetizer. Serve up these Red, White, and Blue Bites to bring summer flavors to your next party. The Good Cook Touch Double Melon Baller serves up perfect spheres melon and cheese, so we grab this handy little gadget for pre-party kitchen duty.

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Grilled Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Light and summery, this watermelon grilled fruit pizza is a stunning way to serve dessert. Buttery, flaky pie crust is grilled til golden, topped with sweetened cream cheese, and finished with a party-ready fresh fruit design. Perfect for easy summer entertaining, this after-dinner treat is just what your next barbecue needs. Fresh flavors and a touch of sweetness make this a dessert everyone will love!

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Pizza Dough. Use pre-made pizza dough for a less sweet crust. Place dough directly on grill and cook for 3-5 minutes per side.
  • Chocolate Lovers. Swap out the cream cheese mixture for 1 cup of chocolate chips. Sprinkle evenly over the cooked crust, cover grill, and cook for 2 minutes or until melted.
  • Sweet and Savory. Swap out the pie crust for store-bought naan, layer with sliced brie cheese and grill until melty. Top with your choice of berries, basil chiffonades, and a drizzle of honey and balsamic.

Grilled Watermelon Fruit Pizza

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Grilled Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Grilled Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Preparation 15 m Cook Time 20 m Serves 8     adjust servings

Fruit pizza, made on the grill. This one’s a summertime favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 round pie crust
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 Tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 cups finely diced strawberries (hulled)
  • 1 cup finely diced kiwi (peeled)

Instructions

Unroll pie crust. Slice into 4 quarters. Dip each piece in a melted butter, sprinkle on both sides with sugar. Place 2 pieces on a Good Cook grill topper. Grill* over low, until golden brown. Allow to cool before gently transferring to a serving plate with a metal spatula. Repeat with last 2 pieces.

In a stand mixer or large bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and just enough milk to form a soft icing. Spread gently atop grilled wedges.

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Grilled Pretzel Peanut Butter Brownie S’mores

If a perfect dessert exists, this may be it. Gooey marshmallows, melty peanut butter cups, and salty pretzels sit atop moist and delicious brownies. All nestled in a cast iron skillet, this prep-ahead goodie is placed on the grill just when sweet tooth cravings start to hit. Dig in your spoon and prepare to be wowed by rich, salty, and sweet flavors coming together in every insanely good bite. This will quickly become a new summer favorite.

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Graham it up. Give it traditional graham flavor by swapping out the pretzels for an equal amount of graham animal cookies.
  • Brownie A La Mode. Break out a gallon of vanilla ice cream and top each serving with a scoop.
  • Candy Bar Lottery. We’re partial to PB cups, but sub in your favorite candy bar to customize. Snickers, Twix, Rolos – you decide!

Grilled PB Pretzel Skillet S'mores

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Grilled PB Pretzel Skillet S'mores

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Grilled PB Pretzel Skillet S'mores

Grilled Pretzel Peanut Butter Brownie S'mores

Preparation 10 m Cook Time 30 m Serves 4     adjust servings

A rich and indulgent summer dessert that's prepped ahead of time and heated on the grill. Everyone will love this ooey, gooey, chocolatey treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 (10 oz) pouch brownie mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • Nonstick baking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2/3 cup mini pretzel twists
  • 2/3 cup chopped peanut butter cups

Instructions

Heat oven to 350ºF. Spray four Good Cook Mini Cast Iron Skillets with nonstick baking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together brownie mix, egg, oil and water. Spoon into prepared cast iron skillets. Bake for 13-16 minutes, until the center of each brownie sets.

Top with mini marshmallows, pretzel twists and peanut butter cups. Place skillets on a grill heated to medium-high. Cover and cook until marshmallows are toasted and golden.

*Prep this dessert ahead of time, by baking the brownies, then topping. When it’s time to grill, just cook and enjoy!

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No-Churn Unicorn Birthday Cake Ice Cream

No-Churn Unicorn Birthday Cake Ice Cream

The Starbucks Unicorn Frappe may have come and gone, but we’re still crazy for everything unicorn. In the spirit of keeping this magical trend going, we’ve decided to dress up dessert in the prettiest and most playful of ways with swirls of color and a dusting of sparkle. Our no-churn unicorn ice cream is set to dazzle the birthday crowd and create endless smiles – definitely a must-make treat!

Whether cooling your kids on a hot day or serving for birthday party eats, this no-churn unicorn birthday cake ice cream is ready to please. No need for an ice cream maker – simply whip up and freeze overnight for a sweet, cool treat!

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Add Animals. Top each cone with a frosted animal cracker – there may not be unicorns, but the zoo animals add a touch of fun!
  • Go Tart. Grind up ¼ cup Sweetarts with a mortar and pestle and add to the ice cream along with the tint for sweet and tart flavor.
  • Dress it up. Get out the Reddi Whip and top each cone with a dollop and some sprinkles!

No-Churn Unicorn Birthday Cake Ice Cream

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No-Churn Unicorn Birthday Cake Ice Cream

No-Churn Unicorn Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Preparation 10 m Cook Time 24 h Serves 6-8     adjust servings

Whether cooling your kids on a hot day or serving for birthday party eats, this no-churn unicorn birthday cake ice cream is ready to please. No need for an ice cream maker – simply whip up and freeze overnight for a sweet, cool treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • Blue and pink food coloring
  • 2 frosted sugar cookies (or 2 frosted vanilla cupcakes)
  • 1 teaspoon rainbow sprinkles
  • Edible sparkling dust or star sprinkles

Instructions

In a stand mixer or large bowl, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Whisk in sweetened condensed milk. Pour half of mixture into a second large bowl. Tint one bowl pink and one blue. Pour 1/2 of the blue mixture into a Good Cook reusable food storage container. Pour half of the pink mixture on top, then crumble a sugar cookie on top. Repeat with second half of the cream mixtures and second sugar cookie. Sprinkle with star sprinkles. Cover and freeze overnight, until firm.

To serve, use the Good Cook Smart Scoop, and serve in bowls or atop sugar cones.

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Strawberry-Citrus Avocado Boats

Avocado Citrus Boats | Summer, salad, appetizer, avocado, berries, oranges, grapefruit, stuffed avocado, no cook appetizer, paleo, vegan

Enjoy the freshest flavors of the summer with these simple Strawberry-Citrus Avocado Boats!  They make the perfect snack or side dish to serve alongside grilled meats and foil-pack dinners.  This quick recipe is summer-friendly, because you don’t need to turn on the oven to make it!

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Add Grilled Chicken. Toss in grilled, diced chicken for added protein and flavor.
  • Add Even More Berries. Add blueberries or blackberries to the mix, or swap out the strawberries entirely for one or the other.
  • Switch out the Citrus. Any kind of citrus tastes delicious in this recipe. Add a mix, or try added blood oranges, clementines, even Meyer Lemons make a nice match.

Avocado Citrus Boats | Summer, salad, appetizer, avocado, berries, oranges, grapefruit, stuffed avocado, no cook appetizer, paleo, vegan

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Avocado Citrus Boats | Summer, salad, appetizer, avocado, berries, oranges, grapefruit, stuffed avocado, no cook appetizer, paleo, vegan

Strawberry-Citrus Avocado Boats

Preparation 10 Cook Time Serves 4     adjust servings

Plump, juicy, red strawberries take the stage in this recipe and could not taste any better than this! This scrumptious blend of succulent sweetness, tangy citrus, and mouth-watering mint will leave your tastebuds thanking you. Enjoy this flavorful and health-conscious creation at your next picnic or outdoor gathering.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 orange, peeled and diced
  • 1 pink grapefruit, peeled and diced
  • 1 lime, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons agave or honey
  • 2 ripe avocados, halved and pitted
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

In a large bowl, mix together strawberries, orange, grapefruit, lime, mint leaves, and agave. Toss gently until mixed. Spoon into the center of the avocados. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy immediately.

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