I Scream Sandwich

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I swear I may melt. It is that hot in Chicago, so this brand new cookbook I Scream Sandwich couldn’t have come at a better time!

I Scream Sandwich redefines the ice cream sandwich. It can easily be the star of a dinner party, a birthday party, a family picnic, or just a lazy summer afternoon. There is quite the variety of ice cream sandwich recipes to pick from. You can choose from the classic (chocolate cookie bars with vanilla ice cream) to the seasonal (blackberry buttermilk ice cream on crispy meringues) to the exotic (kaffir lime and lemongrass sorbet on five-spice cookies). If cookies are your forte, they also have recipe using brownies, cakes, bars, brioche, crusts, gelatos, and sorberts. As this lactose-intolerant ice cream lover was shocked to find, there are even some dairy free options in here. Seriously, there is pretty much a recipe for everyone in here!

If you are looking for a great dessert to end this summer, you have to get your hands on I Scream Sandwich!

Cilio Premium Fondue Set

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Cilio is a fine German brand headquartered in the famous steel town of Solingen and is well know for its high quality products. Cilio’s motto is “lifestyle at home”. This Cilio Premium Fondue Set is perfect for the chocolate lover in all of us.

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The 2-cup porcelain fondue pot rests on a porcelain base that houses a tea light. The set is topped off with 4 color-coded forks.
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The compact size is great for the perfect dessert and easy storage.

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As you can see, we had some fun with this! It was super easy to clean and worked really well!

Super Duper Cupcakes

superdupercupcakesCupcakes are the hottest dessert today—and these treats from cupcake entrepreneur Elaine Cohen are super-duper delicious and gorgeous, too! They come in yummy chocolate or luscious vanilla, topped with candy, or dyed and decorated with dazzling designs. Best of all, thanks to big, beautiful photos and how-to illustrations, every cupcake-loving kid can make them, either from scratch or starting with store-bought pastries and mixes. So why buy…when it’s easy to bake and decorate your own?

This book makes me feel like I can actually do this!  The directions are written well and super easy to follow.  I love that they literally are step by step.  They aren’t including any weird ingredients that you won’t be able at your local grocery store.  There are ton of pictures too, so you can easily replicate these cupcake ideas.

If you want to decorate your own cupcakes but are scared, you need to get your hands on Super Duper Cupcakes!  It is a must have cookbook if you want to do your own decorating!