Happy weekend everyone! How were your 4th of July celebrations? Eat anything brand new and delicious?! Hopefully you got to enjoy some extra-long vacation time!
We broke up this week with a little mini field trip and visited Fallingwater – the house that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for the Kaufmann family. It’s about an hour and a half from where we live in Pittsburgh, situated in the Allegheny Mountains. Since we live so close and had never been there, we finally made it a point to visit. We took a one-hour tour and enjoyed exploring the house (and guest house) – it’s beautiful, and it was amazing to think of how innovative so much of the design was for being built in the 1930′s. (Heck, I think it’s innovative even by today’s standards!) It made me think of old-world glamour and how it would have been a perfect setting for James Bond to woo one of his ladies. Have you ever been there? What did you think?
Afterward, we enjoyed a lunch of Sicilian white pizza at Vallozzi’s and then took a spin through DeLallo’s market. I may or may not have purchased half of the bakery case. I love their massive cookies!
As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week as well as some bookmarked recipes from other blogs. Enjoy!
30 of My Favorite Ice Cream Recipes – A roundup of all of my favorite ice cream recipes. Get those ice cream makers ready!
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Topping – A wonderful homemade strawberry topping that tastes unbelievably fresh and is incredibly quick and easy to make.
Homemade Pineapple Ice Cream Topping – Another fabulous homemade ice cream topping – pineapple! It’s a little tangy, a little sweet and just a tiny bit spiced.
Banana Split Ice Cream Cake – One of the best summer desserts you’ll ever find. A massive banana split sundae camouflaged as a gorgeous cake!
Homemade Butterscotch Sauce – Rounding out my week of ice cream decadence is this wonderfully thick and rich butterscotch sauce. It’s perfect for a homemade sundae!
Most Viewed Post This Week: Top 10 List: Favorite Cupcake Recipes
Recipes and posts from other blogs that I thought looked especially delicious and that I thought you would like too:
Biscoff & Kahlua Crunch Cupcakes (Bakers Royale)
These cupcakes are seriously a work of art! They’re beautiful and I can’t even imagine how delicious they must be.
Bourbon Marshmallow & Bacon S’mores (How Sweet It Is)
I’m almost speechless. Marshmallows made with bourbon? S’mores made with said marshmallows and bacon? I won’t consider my summer complete until I make this!
Cherry Almond Cake (Two Peas and Their Pod)
I love baking with fruit, but for one reason or another, cherries always take the backseat to my more beloved berries. I really need to do more baking with cherries, and this wonderful crumb-style cake seems like the perfect opportunity.
Chinese Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing (foodiecrush)
This looks like the perfect salad for summertime! It reminds me of the Chinese coleslaw I made a few weeks ago, but with chicken and lettuce and a dressing that sounds phenomenal! This will definitely be lunch this week!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Poke Cake (Evil Shenanigans)
You know I can’t go a week without being hopelessly tempted by an insane chocolate and peanut butter dessert. This cake has me drooling!
What was the best thing you ate this week??
Have a delicious weekend!