Fruity Ice Cube Drinks

Nothing says summer more than a nice fruity drink. But it’s not always convenient to make one of these Fruity Ice Cube Drinks at a moments notice. So the perfect solution is to freeze it!

I love making fruity ice cubes that I can use later when my glass of water needs a little flavor. These Fruity Ice Cube Drinks will help perk up your water and give you a healthy bonus too!

I also love that this ice offers two benefits — it’s a nice sweet alternative to your water and it keeps it cold longer. read more

Creamy Avocado Hummus with Cilantro

This Creamy Avocado Hummus with Cilantro recipe is the exact reason I started Burnt Macaroni. Before writing and experimenting with food, I never even tried hummus let alone make it. I am definitely a texture eater, so hummus was never on my radar.  My idea of a good dip was french onion dip from a pre-made soup packet.  Don’t get me wrong, that is still one of my favorites but there is no comparison to a well-made hummus!

My idea of a good dip was french onion dip from a pre-made soup packet.  Don’t get me wrong, that is still one of my favorites but there is no comparison to a well-made hummus!

But because of this food blog, I am making and trying new foods I couldn’t even comprehend years ago. And wouldn’t you know it, I think this recipe is one of my favorites! read more

Classic Cucumber Tomato Salad z

When it comes to summer and food, I like to keep it simple. I especially enjoy making fresh, healthy dishes like this Classic Cucumber Tomato Salad that don’t take very long to make and don’t heat up your kitchen. read more

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

I think I have found a new love — dessert in a jar! Everything I think about making, I first say “will this fit in a jar”? And if the answer is yes, I go for it. That’s what happened with this Chocolate Chip Cheesecake recipe. It was made for a mason jar.

This recipe was actually featured on Family Food Live with Holly & Chris, a new Facebook Live show I am doing every Wednesday and Friday at 12 Noon CST on my Facebook page. It’s so much fun — I hope you will check it out! read more

Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese

Ok now I’m officially obsessed with goat cheese — I can’t stay away from it…I may need an intervention:).  Goat cheese has been the star of my kitchen for a couple of weeks now and it’s definitely what makes this Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese recipe work. It adds a creamy texture that goes perfectly with the bow tie pasta, mushrooms and spinach. read more

Banana Cream Cheesecake in a Jar

There is something about cheesecake that makes me happy. Combine cheesecake and a jar for this Banana Cream Cheesecake in a Jar recipe and I am jumping for joy.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a traditional pie — but putting dessert in a jar to create an individual serving is perfection! read more

Avocado Toast with Goat Cheese

I’m obsessed with two things right now….avocado toast and goat cheese! So I decided to put them together in this Avocado Toast with Goat Cheese recipe!

I love experimenting with avocado toast. It’s one of those recipes that has a solid foundation so just about anything works with it. I think before I really appreciated avocados, I couldn’t understand the fascination. But now that I found my newest food love, I can’t imagine what I did without it:) read more

Handmade Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream

Making homemade ice cream just got easier with this Handmade Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream recipe. The best part is that you don’t need an ice cream maker. All you need is a hand mixer and you can make this yummy treat.

I love ice cream — honestly is there anyone who doesn’t? Ice cream just makes me happy!  read more