Root Beer Barrel Ice Cream #FoodieExtravaganza

Root Beer Barrel Ice Cream

During this first full month of summer Foodie Extravaganza is all about ice cream. We’re coming up with creative ice cream flavors for traditional ice cream, gelato, semi-freddo, and even popsicles!

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We’ve been on a root beer kick lately with floats, shakes and Black Cow Cupcakes . Root beer barrels sneak into my purse and his pocket. Hmm, how did those get there?

Root Beer is a great flavor to enjoy as a cold ice cream treat. Crush a few root beer barrels and mix in and sprinkle on top for even more root beer goodness!

No cook and no eggs makes this a quicker version of creamy deliciousness!

Ice cream hint: whole milk or 2 percent added to the cream helps cut down on grainy texture. Skim milk produces more of an ice milk texture.

Root Beer Barrel Ice Cream


Root Beer Barrel Ice Cream


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup 2 percent milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons root beer extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 root beer barrels crushed (optional)


  1. Whisk together cream, milk and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add flavoring.
  3. Chill at least 2 hours before processing.
  4. Pour mix into ice cream maker. Add candy pieces just before ice cream is finished churning.
  5. Eat immediately or freeze for later.
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Special thanks to Camilla Mann from Culinary Adventures with Camilla for hosting this event!

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Enjoy all these delicious summery ice cream treats from Foodie Extravaganza!

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Chicken Sloppy Joe Pitas #WeekdaySupper

Chicken Sloppy Joe Pitas

Chicken Sloppy Joe Pitas

July at Weekday Supper is time to focus on Summer Vacation Recipes!

We may have time off to enjoy summer fun but we still need to eat. Squeezing meals in between swimming, biking, day trips, sun bathing, gardening and just being outside can be a challenge.

What do Vacation Meals mean to you?

  • Recipes that remind you of a summer vacation.
  • Meals to make while the kids are out of school.
  • Meals to make while vacationing at a place with a kitchen (great for those on tight budgets).

All these ideas probably apply at one time or another. Chicken Sloppy Joe Pitas cook up fast and fit into your busy schedule. One pan meal that’s ready in about 20 minutes. You can chop the celery and onion a day ahead to save time.
Chicken Sloppy Joe Pita

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Chicken Sloppy Joe Pitas #WeekdaySupper


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • dash hot sauce(optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 pitas or sandwich buns


  1. Saute celery and onion in oil for 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook until chicken is no longer pink.
  2. Whisk tomato paste, broth, Worcestershire, brown sugar and hot sauce together in a bowl.
  3. Pour over chicken mixture and heat thoroughly. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve in a pita with lettuce if desired.
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Enjoy this Great line up of Weekday Supper ideas vacation style!


Sunday Supper Movement


Monday - Creamy Rotisserie Chicken and Mushroom Pasta by Simply Healthy Family
Tuesday - Chicken Sloppy Joe Pitas by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Wednesday - Cilantro Paprika Potatoes Salad by The Petit Gourmet
Thursday - Grilled Italian Sausages with Peppers and Onions by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Friday - Gluten Free Tacos by Gluten Free Crumbley

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Smoky Potato Pie Cups #SundaySupper

This post is sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

When Idaho® potatoes throws a party, everyone is invited! Hi Spuddy Buddy!

Idaho® potatoes bag and Spuddy Buddy

We all know how great Idaho® potatoes are for you. One Idaho® potato provides 45% of your Daily Vitamin C needs. These tubers are high in potassium and good source of Vitamin B6, fiber, phytochemicals and antioxidants. A fat free, cholesterol free, heart healthy, low calorie way to more nutritional meals.

Today Sunday Supper is bringing you appetizers made with delicious Idaho® potatoes!

I made Smoky Potato Pie Cups for everyone. This recipe makes 24 bite-sized cups. I added a smoked almond to each cup just for fun!

Smoky Potato Pie Cups with almonds

These cups are easy to make with a few simple ingredients. A mini muffin pan provides the perfect size to bake the shells.

I used a Linzer cookie cutter to get the scalloped edges but any small glass or cookie cutter will do. Poke a few holes in the bottom and sides of each cup to keep the pie dough in place. Holes also stop bubbles and uneven baking.

Smoky Potato Pie dough

Smoky Potato Pie Cups bake


These cups bake fast and are ready to fill with delicious cheesy potato filling.

Smoky Potato Pie Cups on rack


Smoky Potato Cups

Smoky Potato Pie Cups

Smoky Potato Pie Cups

Yield: 24


  • 1 9-inch pie crust store purchased or homemade
  • 2 cups cooked Idaho® potatoes
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped very fine
  • 1/2 cup kale chopped very fine
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 ounces shredded Smoked Gouda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked paprika
  • 24 smoked almonds (optional)


  1. Roll out pie dough or unroll premade dough. Cut dough into 2 1/2-inch circles. Prick each circle with a fork.
  2. Press dough into ungreased mini muffin tins.
  3. Bake dough in preheated oven at 350F degrees until golden, about 4 minutes.
  4. Sauté onion and kale in 1 Tablespoon butter.
  5. Mash potatoes, cheese and vegetables. If too dry, add remaining butter as needed.
  6. Whip potato mixture until smooth; season with salt and pepper.
  7. Put whipped potato mixture in pastry bag with tip; press mixture into crust lined cups.
  8. Garnish with a pinch of smoked paprika and a smoked almond if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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Follow the Potato Recipes Featuring Famous Idaho® Potatoes Pinterest Board for ideas for every meal!

Not all potatoes are the same. Look for the genuine  Idaho® potatoes seal on your next shopping trip. This seal assures you those russets, reds, fingerlings and golds were grown in Idaho’s rich soil and experienced the perfect potato growing climate.

Connect with Idaho® potatoes for the latest recipes, tips and promotions.


Enjoy these delicious appetizers starring Idaho® potatoes from Sunday Supper!

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Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #152

Welcome to another fun Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!
Please share your recipes, crafts and DIY projects with our friends!
Before we get started let’s say, “Congratulations” to last week’s winners!


You can find the links to our Host Favorite Picks here at Daily Dish Magazine!

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