Skillet S’Mores: The Perfect Summer Dessert

skillet smores

If you’ve been on Facebook at all this week, then you’ve probably seen a picture or the video
of the amazing skillet s’mores. I showed it to my kids and they begged me to make it for them. Since I get one cheat day a week, I couldn’t wait to try this as well.

It’s so easy, my kids could probably make it!

I sprayed a skillet with Pam, covered the bottom of the pan with chocolate chips (you can use semi sweet or milk chocolate) then added jumbo marshmallows. I baked it in a 450 degree oven for 8-10 min, then served with graham crackers. It is truly “smack yo mama” amazing!!

You can find the original recipe and step by step video here.

CopyCat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade


My friend, Cortney, has been telling all about Chick-Fil-A’s new Frosted Lemonade. Although, I’m trying to stay away from sweets, I think this will be a fun summertime treat for my kiddos. You can buy pre-made lemonade at the grocery store, or opt for a lower sugar version with lemonade flavored Crystal Light. This recipe is so easy your kids may be able to jump right in and help. Perfect for a hot summer afternoon!



  • 1 cup Lemonade (you could also use Lemonade Crystal Light for a lower sugar version)
  • 2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream (optional sugar free lemonade)
  • Lemons for garnish (Optional)


  1. Blend lemonade and ice cream together.
  2. Serve in chilled glasses and garnish with lemon slices.

**Make sure to use a good quality Ice Cream otherwise it can get foamy when blended.


You might also want to try these other Summer Dessert Recipes!

4th of July Cake Ideas …. Firecracker Cookie Cake!


4th of July cake ideas… Firecracker Cookie Cake

Nothing says 4th of July food quite like a cookout (although this crockpot barbecue chicken recipe is a pretty close second ;))  And while I like a good cheeseburger as much as the next guy, If I’m honest, I’m really just killing time until dessert.  If you’re looking for some new 4th of July cake ideas to bring out after the burgers and brats, I think you’ll love this one!

I made this Firecracker Cookie Cake last year for the kids because I was short on time and patience.  It was a big hit, so I’ll probably make it again this year.  I let the older boys create the fireworks display with sprinkles – so they could feel like they contributed to the party prep.

This 4th of July Cookie Cake was super easy to make.  Bake a package of refrigerated cookie dough into a 12″ pan to make a huge cookie.  That takes about 15 minutes and requires only 1 dirty dish – the cookie pan. (Praise Jesus!)

Next, spread frosting over the top of the cookie and using red, white and blue sprinkles, create a pattern of fireworks bursting.

For an evening spent outside in the heat, you can’t beat a cookie cake.  Your guests can grab a slice and plop down on a blanket to watch the real fireworks put on a show.  Easy to make, easy to eat, and virtually no mess.  That’s my kind of cake!


4th of July Cake Ideas …. Firecracker Cookie Cake!


  • Package of refrigerated cookie dough (around 16 oz)
  • Can of frosting
  • Red, White & Blue Candy Sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Spread cookie dough into a 12" round pan, like a pizza pan
  3. Press dough together and make sure it's spread evenly
  4. Bake 15 - 20 minutes, or until golden
  5. Cool completely and decorate


A cookie cake would also make a great backdrop for a “fruity” fireworks display – I may try that this year!

patriotic punch bowl cake

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Patriotic Punch Bowl Cake: Memorial Dessert Recipe

patriotic punch bowl cake

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