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  • The combination of lemonade and ice tea is known as an Arnold Palmer, and a homemade pitcher of this mix makes a very refreshing drink on a hot summer day. Even more refreshing are Glue and Glitter‘s Spiked Arnold Palmer Pops are made from scratch and have a splash of vodka in them to give them an adult edge. Since the base is made from scratch, you can use any type of tea you like to customize the flavor of your finished pops. Since popsicles last quite a while, feel free to make a big batch so your freezer will be well-stocked for any unexpectedly hot days.
  • Peaches are in season and that means that we should all be making at least a few peach desserts this month. Taste and Tell‘s Cast Iron Peach Crostada is a rustic pie that is shaped and baked in a cast iron skillet, rather than a regular pie plate. The cast iron not only gives the pie a beautiful look, but also helps ensure that the crust cooks and browns perfectly, even with all those juicy peaches packed inside. This pie will need 7-8 peaches and each slice will be generously packed with fruit. Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream when it is time to serve!
  • One of my favorite snack cakes growing up were Sno-Balls, chocolate cupcakes covered in fluffy white frosting and coconut to make a cake that resembled an actual snowball (except they were usually pink). I’ve made homemade Sno-Balls before, but I also love the idea of a bigger version and found just such a treat at Mindy’s Cooking Obsession. Her Giant Snoball Cake is a chocolate layer cake that is sandwiching a fluffy marshmallow cream filling. The cake is covered in vanilla frosting and a generous layer of shredded coconut, dyed pink, of course.
  • Recipe Throwback: Two years ago, on this day, I shared one of my favorite easy snacks: Avocado Toast with Olive Oil and Sea Salt. There are dozens of variations on avocado toast out there now, but I never get tired of this simple combination. I serve it for breakfast, lunch and enjoy it as a snack in the afternoon when I feel like something savory. It you haven’t tried it yet, now is the perfect time to get started.

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