Orange-Sherbet Crunchy Ice Cream Cake


This Orange-Sherbet Crunchy Ice Cream Cake is fun and incredibly delicious! Cake, ice cream and rainbow sherbet-white chocolate crunchy bits in every bite!

2015-08-30-6934 My boys are always ready for ice cream, no matter what time of year, no matter what kind of weather. Truth be told, ice cream isn’t my go-to dessert, but there are times where ice cream is just perfect, and this is one of those times!

The flavors in this Orange-Sherbet Ice Cream Cake are so sunny and wonderful! The bottom layer is an incredibly refreshing moist orange cake, the ice cream layer is vanilla ice cream with Rainbow Sherbet Pebbles crunchy pieces, and the top layer is a generous amount of Rainbow Sherbet crunchy pieces and clusters (made with white chocolate and Rainbow Sherbet Pebbles). How am I doing so far?

This Ice Cream Cake has a few more steps than many of my recipes, but it’s worth it and things come together pretty quickly! :)

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Blueberry-Orange Upside-Down Cake


My Blueberry-Orange Upside Down-Cake makes the perfect dessert, or brunch delight for your family and friends!


This Blueberry-Orange Upside Down-Cake is so yummy, so moist and so tender, it truly is a wonderful upside-down cake! Fresh or frozen blueberries can be used for this cake. How do I know? Because I have tried both, and both were wonderful!

The flavor combination of the wonderful blueberries, moist buttery cake, yummy vanilla and a little burst of orange freshness are so wonderful together!

You guys, I can think of many, many different ways this cake can be done with different flavors and yummy! Can’t wait to play around and share the results with you guys.

So excited for you to try this!


For this recipe, I started off with Taste of Home’s Blueberry-Lemon Upside-Down Cake Recipe. Lemon and blueberry are always wonderful together! But today, I wanted something just a little different. So I made a few changes.

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Orange Supreme Pop Rock Cupcakes


Whether you’re young, or just young at heart this cupcake is for you! These wonderfully orange cupcakes are topped off with a frosting that’s fun and delicious!   

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Okay, before we go any further please don’t let the Pop Rocks scare you!

Trust me, I wasn’t crazy about the idea until my kids convinced me to give it a whirl. Surprisingly, the flavor is absolutely wonderful!

These cupcakes would be great for a summer get-together where there will be lots of kids attending. Of course, keep the cupcakes cold until you serve them.

My boys loved these cupcakes! As someone that doesn’t usually eat Pop Rocks I can truly say I liked the subtle mixed flavor taste happening in the frosting.

Give my Orange Supreme Pop Rock Cupcakes a try. I’m quite sure you will be pleasantly surprised!


As my kids were happy to point out The Dollar Tree usually has Pop Rocks available. The flavors vary depending upon the time of year, but that’s probably the cheapest place to get them. The Pop Rocks come in 3-Packs, and they’re in with the regular candy.


On to frosting. How you frost the cupcakes it totally up to you. I took a more casual approach to frosting these cupcakes, as you can see. Because I knew they would be inhaled by my boys and their friends.

Did I say that? I meant enjoyed. :)


There are many different ways to decorate the tops of these cupcakes. Go with whatever you like. I like the way the Jumbo Confetti sprinkles look on these particular cupcakes, but feel free to go with whatever you like.


Orange Supreme Pop Rock Cupcakes

Whether you’re young, or just young at heart this cupcake is for you! These wonderfully orange cupcakes are topped off with a frosting that’s fun and delicious!     

ingredients:                                                                2014-04-17_106 Orange Supreme Pop Rock Cupcakes

1 package Duncan Hines Orange Supreme cake mix, or any other flavor you prefer

*1 container (6 oz.) orange crème yogurt – see note at bottom

Pop Rock Frosting

1 stick butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

1 – 3 tablespoons heavy cream, this will depend on how thick you want your frosting

*6 packets (0.24 oz.) Pop Rocks candy – see note at bottom

Jumbo Confetti sprinkles, if desired


1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and ingredients called for on package according to instructions. Fold in yogurt. Follow baking instructions for cupcakes and bake according to recommended time. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.


2. Beat softened butter until smooth. On medium speed, slowly add powdered sugar. When the two are combined, beat mixture on high until light and fluffy. Add heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing  well after each addition. When desired consistency is reached stir in 6 envelopes of pop rocks.

3.  Frost cupcakes as desired. Decorate with with a confetti sprinkles, or decoration of choice. Chill cupcakes for 30 minutes to set.

 * The orange crème yogurt is completely optional. This orange supreme cake mix is already wonderfully moist. I simply like what the yogurt does for the cake, but you don’t have to add the yogurt.

* I used a combination of Pop Rocks for my cupcakes – 3 orange, 2 cherry and 1 tropical punch. The mixture gives a nice color and flavor.. You can use just one flavor of Pop Rocks, or several like I did for a fun combination.

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Vanilla-Chocolate-Orange Donut Hole Pops


My Vanilla-Chocolate-Orange Donut Hole Pops are baked not fried, covered with a just the right amount of chocolate, and topped off with a generous sprinkle of Intense Orange Dark Chocolate. Delicious! 

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Please let me tell you about my version of donut hole pops. First off, they are baked not fried. That’s always a good thing!

Then they are covered in just the right amount of chocolate. Yes friends, there is such a thing as too much chocolate, just the right amount is the key here.

Then they are finished off with a generous sprinkle of chopped intense orange dark chocolate. So yummy!

Donut hole pops, and pops of all kinds are just one of this things my kids, and friends can’t seem to get enough of! So I end up doing many different kinds of pops. For the most post I don’t really blog about my adventures with pops, until now! 

So let’s talk a look how to make these treasures on a stick!

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Orange Blossom Cookies


When you want a dessert for a potluck, bake sale, or any family gathering. this is a great go-to recipe. They’re easy to make, and their pleasant orange flavor and their bright color makes people take notice.


After the Super Bowl yesterday I thought it might be nice to go with something a little lighter today. I hope you enjoy these Orange Blossom Cookies!

This cookie is sunny and light and very enjoyable. People of all ages enjoy this cookie, and that’s always a good thing. It’s nice to have a few recipes like this in your collection.

To be honest with you I stumbled across a recipe for soft lemonade cookies on line at Taste of Home when I was looking for a recipe for something else. I never did find the other recipe, but that’s okay. I found this one and adapted it a bit, and made it orange.

This cookie is refreshing and gives you a chance to enjoy a little something after a meal or whenever, without being too much. This cookie is perfect for warm weather days. Now we just some warm weather!

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Rice Krispie Orange Delights


Looking for a little something different? Fruity cereal and just the right amount of orange creaminess dress up a basic rice krispie bar from ordinary to extraordinary in no time at all.


From time to time I get email from people who request that I make a dessert without chocolate. It’s true!

Let’s talk about this for just a moment. I have actually MET people who simply do NOT like chocolate. I don’t get it, but hey, we all have our likes and dislikes. :)

So for those of you that want a sweet dessert without chocolate, this one’s for you!

Here you have – Rice Krispie Cereal, Fruity Yummy Mummy + Orange + Sprinkles = Rice Krispie Orange Delights.


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Orange-Rhubarb Bread

Orange Rhubarb Bread

Orange Rhubarb Bread

Once again it’s Rhubarb time here in the Midwest! I’m actually quite surprised how well the rhubarb has grown here considering how cold it has been. It has been really cold here!

I realize not all parts of the country experience rhubarb season. But for those of you that do, why not add a few more rhubarb recipes to your collection? It’s always nice to have a variety of recipes. :)

First off, let me just say I’m kind of a rhubarb convert. Not everyone makes wonderful Rhubarb delights, it’s kind of like Zucchini. Almost everyone has it and uses it around here, and some things made with it are wonderful, and some things not so much.

When I was kid my grandma used to make wonderful, wonderful things with rhubarb! I have come to realize that I really do like rhubarb!

Maybe it’s just me, but when I have rhubarb I want it to be in something yummy. No, not covered in tons of sugar, but I do want something more than just plain rhubarb bread or rhubarb crisp. Remember guys, you DO NOT need extra sugar for most rhubarb recipes; unless of course you’re making pie.

My three favorite flavors with rhubarb are orange, strawberry, and apricot. Yes, apricot! My grandma used to make killer rhubarb-apricot jam. But it’s not too often you see apricot in much of anything anymore.

Today’s choice was orange – so we have rhubarb and orange. This really isn’t a “recipe” as much as an outlined process. No matter how you categorize this rhubarb bread, it’s delicious.

Orange-Rhubarb Bread

  •  Find a recipe you like for an orange pound cake, or pound cake loaf. Most recipes are created for lemon pound cake, simply substitute fresh squeezed orange juice or orange rind wherever it calls for lemon.
  • Add your desired amount of chopped rhubarb to the recipe. Don’t chop the rhubarb too small. You want to be able to see and taste the rhubarb.
  •  For most recipes you will only need one to two cups of chopped rhubarb. Honestly, if you’re not sure how you feel about rhubarb, start with one cup.
  • Bake the bread as usual either in regular size loaf pans, or mini loaf pans; depending upon your preference.
  • If desired make a yummy glaze for the bread. All you need is about 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice. Go with a little less juice if you want the glaze a little thicker.
  •  Keep the bread in the fridge, it gets even better when it sits overnight.

This bread was wonderful, and yes my kids loved it too!

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Lost Recipe! Orange-Lemon Yogurt Muffins

Orange-Lemon Yogurt Muffins

So for the last few weeks I have been checking the fruit breads and muffins at my local grocery store. I was just hoping for something fun and different. Of course I didn’t see anything new, so I decided I just had create my own “something different” at home.

The citrus taste in these muffins is so refreshing! I must say, I’m quite happy with the way these turned out. Although the taste and texture are wonderful, they could be a little prettier, or gussied up (as my husband says). So next version that’s exactly what I will do.

My boys loved these muffins which is always a plus! :)



Fresh, warm, yummy muffins when they first come out of the oven. I don’t usually like to make the Mega size muffins, BUT they were a special request from one of my Taste Testers!


The muffins are done cooling and I have just added the icing. I love this icing because it is so fresh tasting with the hand squeezed orange juice.

My boys love it when I let the icing run down the sides like that. :) They only take about 15-20 minutes to dry.

The top looks a little wet yet, but it’s not. It’s just the lighting. You are now set for your cup of coffee or glass of ice cold milk.

Whether you enjoy the muffins in the morning, or any other time, they will naturally brighten your day!

Orange-Lemon Yogurt Muffins

Okay I must admit, rarely do I use a recipe when baking or cooking. Yes, I’m one of those people. Usually I find a recipe I mostly like, make it a little differently, then just make changes here and there depending on what I want that day. That’s what cooks/bakers do, right? I’m embarrassed to admit, I just made these yesterday, but I can’t remember exactly how I made these muffins. I just went with the flow. It’s okay, laugh if you want to! :)


your favorite lemon muffin recipe

1 container (5.3 ounces) Yoplait Greek, tropical fruit pineapple, mango and passion fruit juice

fresh squeezed orange juice



1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1-2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice



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