August 28, 2015

Cantaloupe, White Wine, and Ricotta Ice with Roasted Almonds

Cantaloupe, White Wine, and Ricotta Ice with Roasted Almonds is a cool, crisp and elegant dessert that is perfect topped with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.

Cantaloupe, White Wine, and Ricotta Ice with Roasted Almonds | thetwobiteclub.com

So, when you read the title of this recipe, were you confused?  I mean, do white wine, cantaloupe and ricotta even belong in the same sentence?  I am here to tell you that yes, yes they indeed do.

There is something very light, very fresh, very crisp about this not too sweet icy dessert.  It has a kind of understated elegance.  Maybe it's because of the wine.  Or maybe it's the fresh whipped cream.  Perhaps it's the dark, fragrant, crunchy almonds on top.

Who knows.  All I do know is that I loved it!
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August 27, 2015

A Simple Summer Barbecue Menu featuring Barefoot Refresh

This post is sponsored by Barefoot Refresh®.  All opinions are, as always, 100% my own.  Summer is meant for grilling, and I've put together a simple and delicious menu featuring Barefoot Refresh that is perfect for your next barbecue.

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If you've been following The Two Bite Club for a while now, you already know that I love entertaining.  Party planning is my idea of a fun time, and I enjoy the process of planning and executing the menu for holidays, family birthdays, and just regular old get-togethers with friends.

Just as important as the food I serve when we have people over, is the drinks I serve.  I am a total believer that a great cocktail is just as important when you're menu planning as the main course.  The right drink can set the mood for the whole menu!
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August 26, 2015

Boozy Watermelon Pops

Boozy Watermelon Pops are sweet adult-only watermelon popsicles spiked with watermelon flavored vodka!

Boozy Watermelon Pops are sweet adult-only watermelon popsicles spiked with watermelon flavored vodka!

Boozy Watermelon Pops are a great way to beat the summer heat!  Here in Florida, we are having days that are hot, hot, hot.  Loosen up and enjoy these last summer days with a watermelon popsicle spiked with watermelon vodka in your hand.  They are a perfectly delish treat (for those 21+, of course).
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August 25, 2015

Peaches and Cream Smoothie

A Peaches and Cream Smoothie, made with simple and healthy ingredients, is cool, creamy, and bursting with fresh peach flavor.

Peaches and Cream Smoothie | thetwobiteclub.com

I love to keep lots of fresh fruit in the house to eat with breakfast, lunch, and for snacks.  I keep the kitchen stocked with healthy choices and resist the urge to buy lots of processed crap, it makes it easy to make a healthy choice.

The problem is, I always buy way too much.  We eat plenty of what I buy, but there's always that last couple bananas, a handful of grapes, or the last standing peach that ripens just a little too much before we have a chance to eat it.

I've found a few solutions to my fruit over-buying (none of which involve buying less fruit, better to have too much than not enough!).  Sometimes I'll throw all of the leftover fruit into a bowl and make a fruit salad.  I also keep a baggie in the freezer for times when the kids will only eat half a banana or when they don't finish their pear.  I just throw the pieces in to mix into ice cream or smoothies.

Sometimes, like in this recipe, I will use the fresh fruit in a smoothie!  I had a peach that was on its way to being garbage, so I threw it in the blender with a few other simple, clean ingredients.  It was creamy, dreamy and perfectly delicious!
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August 24, 2015

Pizza Sticks with Three Cheese Alfredo Dip

This recipe for Pizza Sticks with Three Cheese Alfredo Dip is part of the Family Pizza Night with Freschetta Gluten Free #GFreePizzaNight shop hosted by the social shopper media company #CollectiveBias - All thoughts and opinions are, as always, my own.

Pizza Sticks with Three Cheese Alfredo Dip | thetwobiteclub.com

Pizza night is a long-standing tradition in our house.  I've mentioned that before in past posts, but I'll mention it again because it really is one of my very favorite nights of the week.

The kids love it because, well, it's pizza, and because it's the one night of the week when my husband, my kids and I all gather around the coffee table to eat dinner. Pizza night is the only night of the week that we don't sit at the kitchen table, so the kids think it's pretty fun.  I kinda like it, too.  Reminds me of doing the very same thing when I was little!
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August 20, 2015

Spinach Chips

Spinach Chips are made by baking seasoned spinach leaves in the oven until they are light, crisp, and perfectly delicious.

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In an effort to not be an over-sized human, I have to try to seriously curb my potato chip addiction.  I love potato chips more than a fat kid loves cake.

Not that I would ever call a kid fat.  That would just be mean.

Me, on the other hand?  I'm a Fatty McFatterson.

No, I'm not practicing self-hate, I'm just acknowledging the fact that my son is almost three, so blaming my jiggly thighs on baby weight is almost laughable.  I just eat too many chips.  Damn those delicious, salty, greasy, crispy, glorious potato chips.

I have been trying to come up with some alternatives to my beloved chips so that I can fit into the stack of jeans in my closet that are too small.  I made Zucchini Chips, which I adore, so I'm working on transforming other veggies into chips so I can get my chip fix without so many calories.
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August 19, 2015

Italian Sub Crescent Roll Ring

An Italian Sub Crescent Roll Ring is packed full of ham, salami, capicola, and provolone cheese all tucked inside a ring of golden crescent rolls.

Italian Sub Crescent Roll Ring | thetwobiteclub.com

I am so very in love subs.  Not just any old sub, but Italian subs.  Mmmmm....there's something so completely scrumptious and irresistible about all of those Italian meats and provolone cheese piled high on a chewy roll, topped with vinegary banana peppers, juicy tomatoes and crisp lettuce.

Yuuuuummmm.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Subs are spectacular party food, great for game day or birthdays, but they're so terribly predictable if you ask me.  That's where the lovely crescent roll comes into the equation.
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August 18, 2015

Red Wine Mushrooms

Red Wine Mushrooms are made by sauteing baby bella mushrooms in butter and oil until they are golden brown, and then simmering them in robust red wine.

Red Wine Mushrooms | thetwobiteclub.com

We are red meat fans in our house.  Steaks, in particular.  Just a short time ago, we moved into our new home and our grill was left behind at Grandma's until we could borrow a truck to pick it up.  And we had no oven.  Makes it hard to cook a good steak in that predicament.

So, we went steak-less for around a month.  Sad days, I tell you.

It actually didn't seem so bad at the time.  But when we got the grill to our new house, we, of course, fired up some big juicy t-bones, and when I took that first glorious beefy bite...it was heaven, my friends.  The carnivore in me was like a ravenous beast awakening from hibernation.

I know I'm being a little dramatic here, but that steak was good.  Damn good.
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