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Food!  You know I love it!!!  So I thought I’d serve up some of my families favorite summer treats!  These are just a few of our favorites, we have lots more, but these are the ones we’ve enjoyed so far this summer!

Strawberry Shortcake:

Freshly picked strawberries and a large dollop of Cool Whip over still warm shortcake…yummy!


Bisquick Shortcake Recipe (I also sprinkle sugar on top of my shortcakes before baking.)



Cool Whip


Pre-heat your oven and make your shortcakes according to the Bisquick recipe above.  As your shortcakes are baking, wash and cut your strawberries and put them in a medium sized bowl.  Add 1/4 of sugar per lb of strawberries to sweeten.  Once your shortcake biscuits are at a desired temperature (we prefer ours warm) cut them in half and scoop desired amount of strawberries and Cool Whip on top!  Enjoy!

Pudding Pops:

As a child I loved Bill Cosby’s pudding pop commercials and the pudding pops were pretty good too!  I’ve created my own recipe for the timeless treat that my kids are constantly asking for during the summer months.


1 – 6.5 serving size box of desired flavor instant pudding

3 3/4 C milk

*You’ll also need a popsicle mold


Mix your pudding and milk together for about 3 minutes then pour into popsicle molds and freeze.  Once throughly frozen serve and enjoy!

As you can see in the picture above we have bananas in one of them.  We’ve also done strawberries in our chocolate ones and adding these fruits is really good!  You can also make a couple different flavors of pudding and keep alternating spoonfuls of each flavor to your popsicle for another fun way to make pudding pops!

*This recipe will yield 6 pudding pops


Ice Cream Bar:

When I say the words, “ice cream bar,” in my house it is promptly followed by excited cries, clapping and joyful leaps.  My kids love ice cream bar nights!  Most of the time its impromptu (like the one featured below), but sometimes I plan it and buy all sorts of delicious goodies to go on top of our ice cream.  There are no specific ingredients or directions for this treat except to think of your families favorite ice cream and toppings, set them up buffet style and let your kids pile their ice cream high with what ever they want!


One of the things I love about summer is that my kids often request smoothies as a meal and I’m happy to comply.   It’s a completely healthy breakfast, lunch or treat that’s packed with lots of vitamins from yogurt and fruits, plus they are delicious!  Below I’ll share two of my kid’s favorite recipes with you.

Cinnamon & Sugar Peach Smoothie:


1 C vanilla yogurt

8-10 ice cubes

1 whole peach

1 1/2 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon


Cube your peach and add it and all other ingredients to blender.  Blend thoroughly and pour in to glasses.  Top with Cool Whip if desired and enjoy!

Banana Split Smoothie:


1 C vanilla yogurt

8-10 ice cubes

1 1/2 C whole strawberries

1/2 banana

1/3 C cubed pineapple

1 1/2 – 2 TBSP Hershey’s Syrup


Add all ingredients to a blender and blend thoroughly.  Poor into glasses and serve.  We always add Cool Whip and mini chocolate chips on top!

*Both of these recipes make two servings (two full) glasses or 6 smaller servings.

** We sometimes substitute yogurt with frozen yogurt for a sweeter treat.

And now to celebrate that LE has reached 100 followers and this will be the last week of the “Summer Fun” theme, a…

 Treat-tastic Giveaway!!!

In keeping with the “Summer Fun” theme and today’s posts theme I went with strawberries!!!

To enter to win these stuffed strawberries:

1)  Follow Life Exquisite here at wordpress

2)Like this post

3) Comment below on what your favorite thing about summer is!


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