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Easy No-Churn Peanut Butter Chocolate S’Mores Ice Cream

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Think of some of your favorite childhood treats, the ones that induce all sorts of food nostalgia. Do they involve peanut butter and chocolate? What about marshmallows and graham crackers? Oh, and how about the quintessential childhood treat: Ice cream? If so, then we think you’ll go crazy for this Easy No-Churn Peanut Butter Chocolate S’Mores Ice Cream.

You can mix up this Easy No-Churn Ice Cream with only 3 ingredients (no ice cream maker necessary!), forgo any mix-ins, slide it in the freezer, and spoon up some delicious vanilla ice cream in a matter of hours, but why stop there? My daughter and I had fun mixing in some of our favorite sweet treats to come up with this perfect summer-inspired flavor, Peanut Butter Chocolate S’Mores Ice Cream. Hints of this classic, summer campfire treat are swirled throughout a rich, creamy vanilla base along with decadent ribbons of peanut butter and chocolate sauce.  Continue reading “Easy No-Churn Peanut Butter Chocolate S’Mores Ice Cream”

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Easy Homemade Jelly-Filled Doughnuts

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In case you happened to miss National Doughnut Day last week, have no fear: National Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day is here!

While we’re sure that the celebration of this sugar-dusted, sweet-injected confection is simply a marketing ploy for us to consume more doughnuts, what can we say? We’re taking the bait…er…bite! Continue reading “Easy Homemade Jelly-Filled Doughnuts”

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A Nostalgic Summer BBQ Playlist

A Nostalgic Summer BBQ Playlist | The Nostalgia Diaries Blog

Sittin’ with your friends as y’all reminisce
About the days growin’ up and the first person you kissed
And as I think back makes me wonder how the
smell from a grill can spark up nostalgia.

Summertime – D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

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What do you think of when you think of summer? Sunshine?  Vacation? Taking it slow? Swimming at the pool? Running through sprinklers? Playing at the park? Summer camp? Walking barefoot in the grass? Drinking out of a hose? Watching the clouds? Riding bikes? Laying out to work on your tan? Going to the movies? Chilling out watching MTV in a cool basement? Simply marveling at the wonder of the world? Continue reading “A Nostalgic Summer BBQ Playlist”

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The Wonder of Fairy Bread

As you know, this month’s posts are dedicated to filling your life with nostalgia-inducing wonder… Have you been following all the wonderful things here on The Nostalgia Diaries blog recently?: A five-decade playlist of One-Hit Wonders; a look back at one of the most beloved songs ever written, What a Wonderful World; and seven ways to enhance your days with 7 Simple Ways to Fill Your Life with Wonder. Check them out if you haven’t had a chance!

But we know another way to fill your life (er, belly) up with wonder, and it comes in the form of a magical, amazing thing called Fairy Bread.

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Saturday Sweets: Zucchini Bread

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I’m standing in the middle of the kitchen, assessing the damage. As it often happens when you bake with a small child, it looks like the baking aisle of the grocery store has exploded around us.

But the sweet, spicy smell of cinnamon fills the kitchen, and I look over at Zoey. A flash of flour streaks across her tiny cheek and, as her eyes lock on mine, the batter-covered spoon that she is lifting to her mouth stops in mid-air. Her mouth hangs open in an “o”, knowing I’ve caught her. She has patiently waited while we mixed up all the ingredients for my grandmother’s zucchini bread, and it seems she just can’t wait one more minute.

Because she is 5, she diverts her gaze, most likely assuming if she acts like she wasn’t doing anything, I won’t notice that she was about to take a lick. I smile, thinking of my grandmother, which inevitably always happens when I bake. Continue reading “Saturday Sweets: Zucchini Bread”