Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summery Orange Raspberry Ice Pops


Summer wouldn't be complete without a special cool down treat.  This year must be the summer of pools.  We have been pool sitting for our neighbor, swimming in Nana and Papa's pool and been to fabulous hotels with outrageous pool.  Time for swim lessons and scrumptious popsicles to cool down by the pool with.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Banana Split Ice Cream Popsicles


Hey Slow Roasters!!!  It's celebration time!  We are so thrilled to be celebrating our 2 year anniversary with you and take the time to let you know how important y'all are to us. {{{Woot Woot}}}

We are so grateful for every one of you, the last 2 years have been amazing.  I fondly remember our first post ever.  I remember how exciting it was when someone found us and tried one of our recipes. Getting a comment was an incredible thrill. 2 years later it is still exhilarating to see the comments come in and hear your stories about trying the recipes. You have become like family to us.

What a summer it has been and we are excited to show our gratitude with an awesome John Boos giveaway! {{GIVEAWAY CLOSED}} Congrats to Shirley Cooley!

But first lets talk ice cream.  I am so excited to share this recipe for Banana Split Ice Cream Pops.  It is all my favorite things about a banana split transformed into a fantastic ice cream pop,

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Brownie Café Milkshake #IScream4ID


I have been on a serious coffee kick lately.  After we came home from New Orleans and perfected the frozen cafe au lait (a New Orleans coffee drink), Chad started messing with the recipe.  Shortly thereafter we were contacted to partner with International Delight in the #IScream4ID campaign.  Needless to say we are thrilled!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Southwestern Grilled Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers


Jalapeno poppers are the consummate appetizer.  But, have you considered them as the perfect side instead of fries? 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Cheesy Sausage and Sun-dried Tomato Bites #TriscuitRealFoods


I fondly remember cheese, sausage and Triscuit crackers on the appetizer table of every party my family ever hosted since I was a child.  So, naturally when we were asked to partner with Triscuit we were extremely excited!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Very Berry Banana Yogurt Ice Pops


Very Berry Banana Yogurt Ice Pop is fabulously fruity and flavorful.  Plain yogurt combined with smashed bananas and swirled in your favorite summer berries.  We love strawberries, raspberries and blueberries so we loaded them up with all of them. With just a touch of honey makes these incredibly healthy popsicles that I am thrilled to call dessert.  I highly recommend you try these. - See more at: http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2013/07/very-berry-banana-yogurt-ice-pops-new-orleans.html#sthash.1IJTBRNm.dpuf
 
 
Very Berry Banana Yogurt Ice Pop is fabulously fruity and flavorful.  Plain yogurt combined with smashed bananas and swirled in your favorite summer berries.  We love strawberries, raspberries and blueberries so we loaded them up with all of them. With just a touch of honey makes these incredibly healthy popsicles that I am thrilled to call dessert.  I highly recommend you try these. - See more at: http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2013/07/very-berry-banana-yogurt-ice-pops-new-orleans.html#sthash.1IJTBRNm.dpuf
 
 
Very Berry Banana Yogurt Ice Pop is fabulously fruity and flavorful.  Plain yogurt combined with smashed bananas and swirled in your favorite summer berries.  We love strawberries, raspberries and blueberries so we loaded them up with all of them. With just a touch of honey makes these incredibly healthy popsicles that I am thrilled to call dessert.  I highly recommend you try these. - See more at: http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2013/07/very-berry-banana-yogurt-ice-pops-new-orleans.html#sthash.1IJTBRNm.dpuf
Very Berry Banana Yogurt Ice Pop is fabulously fruity and flavorful.  Plain yogurt combined with smashed bananas and swirled in your favorite summer berries.  We love strawberries, raspberries and blueberries so we loaded them up with all of them. With just a touch of honey makes these incredibly healthy popsicles that I am thrilled to call dessert.  I highly recommend you try these.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Best Ever Strawberry Daiquiri, Cocktails and Tours in New Orleans


New Orleans boasts fabulous food and cocktails from Lake Ponchatrain to the Mississippi River and every where around and in between.  It must come as no surprise that we found the best burger in N’awlins and our favorite cocktail.  We are so thrilled to have been invited to New Orleans for a family vacation and so happy to share it with you.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cheesy Southwestern Jalapeno Beer Brat Dog and a Family Vacation in New Orleans Continues


The next few days of vacation were fantastic.  The New Orlean’s Audubon Zoo is truly worth dedicating a full day to it or you can combine it with Magazine Street shopping and tasting, like we did to make the most of a day of vacation.  We are so grateful to have been invited to enjoy a family vacation in New Orleans. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Grilled Southwestern Cheesy Stuffed Burgers

Burgers are so summery and so simple. I love creating gourmet burgers and surprising my friends. This Grilled Southwestern Cheesy Stuffed Burger is certainly a surprise with the Southwestern flavors and a scrumptious surprise packed inside!




Monday, July 15, 2013

Cafe Du Monde Frozen Café Au Lait Copycat


Being invited to New Orleans for a family vacation could very well be the highlight of our summer travels.  After thoroughly researching the Follow Your Nola tourism site we knew we wanted at least a week to see everything on our list.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fresh Summer Strawberry Pie Trifle


If you are still seeking that perfect summery treat this may well be it.  We are talking tons of summery strawberries, strawberry sauce and fresh cream.  Our fresh strawberry pie trifle is like summer in a dish.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tennessee Orange Sweet Tea Cocktail

http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2013/07/tennessee-orange-sweet-tea-cocktail.html

We have an entire category of cocktails that we call sippin' drinks.  They are mostly comprised of cocktails that contain bourbon, cognac, and whiskey.  I think of sittin' on the porch swing on a warm summer night sippin' on cocktail.  That's a 'sippin' cocktail'!


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

10 Super Simple Summer Desserts



Finding the perfect summer dessert has never been easier.  We have a little something for everyone.  Something decadent, something frozen, a little chocolate, a little lemon and fabulous summer berries. We love dessert around here, but turning on the oven is a no no some days so we even included some no bake desserts to keep you cool in the kitchen this summer.

Monday, July 8, 2013

⊱❤⊰ The Best Ever Pecan Bars for Nana ⊱❤⊰


I have such fond childhood memories of my parents.  The oldest of 5 children I was fortunate to have my mom all to myself until I was 6.  I can remember silly things like toe pinching wars when I was a kid.  My mom is especially creative and we made a lot of crafts together.  I remember her helping me with school projects, like my 3rd grade presentation of the human body.  We created a puppet show.  Everything from the puppets to the script and stage.  Of course I got an A+.  

Friday, July 5, 2013

Copycat Jack-In-The-Box: Chocolate Malt Crunch Milk Shake


Summer calls for frosty treats!  A chocolate malt may sound just about right, but this Chocolate Malt Crunch Ice Cream Milk Shake will blow your mind! 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Martini



Happy Independence Day!  I can't believe its July already.  Wasn't Memorial Day just a few weeks ago???  hahaha (apparently not)

It is so good to be home and celebrating the 4th of July here in Phoenix with my family.  Our plans are to grill up some burgers and watch fireworks.  Many will be celebrating this weekend and I am sure you will be looking for the perfect cocktail.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Little Things Are Everything

 

If you break it down I am really a simple gal.  I like reading my 3 year old a story, holding my husbands hand and eating cake.  I love hugs, watching my husband and daughter when they don't know it and being missed by someone I love.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Jack Daniels Double Kick Grill Sauce


At long last we are heading home and are ready to break out for our TWO YEAR anniversary celebration!  We have a fabulous summer chocked full of great grilling recipes, sweet treats, good eats and fantastic cocktails.  Not to mention...  Giveaways.  FREE STUFF.  I love free stuff.  Especially when they are amazing products that we love and can't wait to share with you.  So, be sure to subscribe by email IN THE RIGHT SIDEBAR and LIKE us on Facebook so you don't miss a thing. We have an awesome giveaway on Monday that you do not want to miss.

I am loving cooking with Jack Daniels!  It cooks down to such a fantastic flavor.  My first try was the Jack Daniels Double Kick Pork Chops.  They were soooo good that Chad didn't eat anything else for a week.