Blog Friends Make My World Yummier

*SIGH* I just heart you all!  You, my blog friends, make my world (and my husband and my coworkers and my friends worlds) soooo much yummier!  I’m a huge advocate of finding new recipes to concoct.  There’s nothing more boring than eating the same foods over and over again (trust me, that was totally me a few years ago).  So yes, I scour books, magazines,, other online recipe websites, but what I really love trying is my BLOG FRIENDS’ RECIPES!  Why do I love trying your recipes, because I totally and completely trust you, your expertise and opinions!  🙂  Can I get “Awww”?!?  So here’s just a few of the things I’ve made recently…

1) Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread by

TRIUMPHS and blunders of a KOOKY gal

I didn’t get to take a picture of the one I made, but let me tell you, it was gobbled up by my coworkers in a matter of minutes!  This picture is taken from Chelsea’s blog, she has some very unique and delicious recipes on there all the time, so you must follow her if you love food!


2) Fresh Corn and Avocado Salad by Happiness Is…

The perfect refreshing Summer salad!


3) German Pancakes by

first seen on

BonBon Rose Girls

I changed things up a bit and baked the pancakes in mini muffin tins.  As for topping I used:
a) maple syrup and powdered sugar b) peanut butter and honey c) strawberry jam


4) Beanless Chili Cheese Dip by Much Love Illy

One day I sent out a twitter message asking for a good appetizer recipe and this is what I got back from Ilene @muchloveilly: beanless chili at the bottom of a pan, cream cheese, and LOTS of cheese. bake for 250 degrees, 7-9 min. absolute heaven!


5) Cake Mix Ice Cream Sandwiches by Small Burst

Took this picture right before freezing!  My husband’s favorite flavor of ice cream is mint chocolate chip so he was very pleased with this treat!  We still have some frozen ones in our freezer!  🙂


Thanks again to Chelsea, Shannon, Dee Dee, Megan + Kristin, Ilene and Gena for sharing these recipes!  Hope that the rest of you get to try out these recipes sometime!


  1. July 21, 2010 / 9:44 am

    Mmm, I absolutely have to try the bean less chili – for some reason, I’ve always hated beans. Love that picture of your ice cream sandwich! Looks perfect and delicious!

  2. July 21, 2010 / 9:50 am

    Extreme yumminess! We have fresh corn today so I’m going to rock that salad. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. July 21, 2010 / 10:29 am

    That ice cream sandwich looks unbelievably delicious.

  4. July 21, 2010 / 10:38 am

    I’ve been on a food rut lately, especially with this unbearable heat! But after slobbering all over my screen after seeing your pics, I’m feeling inspired to try something new this week!

  5. July 21, 2010 / 11:08 am

    i’m bookmarking those german pancakes & ice cream sandwiches…yummmmmmmmmmmy

  6. July 21, 2010 / 12:29 pm

    Yum!! These all look delicious!! I love when bloggers share all their great recipes – I want to try them all!! 🙂

  7. July 21, 2010 / 1:18 pm

    oooh i have my eye on the cake-icecream sandwiches, i even love the mint-green color. mmmm. id prob eat it for the reason being that its eye-cvandy, thanks, sandy!!

  8. July 21, 2010 / 1:40 pm

    definitely going to be making some of these! yum!

  9. July 21, 2010 / 1:46 pm

    …and now i’m incredibly hungry. mint chocolate chip is the best flavor so i think you husband has good taste 🙂

  10. jennifer young
    July 21, 2010 / 1:49 pm

    ahhh! so amazing. i love finding fun recipes to try from other bloggers! and you just delivered a plethora for our enjoyment!! thank you sandy 🙂

  11. Nani
    July 21, 2010 / 2:27 pm

    My to make list just go longer! I want to try the german pancakes!! I miss going to the pancake house in CA and eating them so might as well make them at home!! as always LOVE these posts Sandy!~

  12. July 21, 2010 / 5:30 pm

    ooh, everything looks so yummy. I love that ice cream sandwich recipe. I will never buy ice cream sandwiches from the store again. True story! I’m stuck at the airport so I’m checking in with my blog buddies.

  13. July 21, 2010 / 5:44 pm

    YUM YUM YUM!!!!!

  14. July 21, 2010 / 7:20 pm

    Another thing I love about the internet so much. I’ve posted a few yummy recipes in the past — you should check them out.

  15. July 21, 2010 / 8:04 pm

    I agree! Blog recipes are the best!
    these look incredible and I am definately trying some of them.
    You are so cool for sharing!

  16. Sooae
    July 21, 2010 / 9:00 pm

    YUMYUMYUMYUMMMMMY! Must you show such decadent pics of scrumptious food to a prego lady??? I love your blog :))

  17. July 21, 2010 / 11:06 pm

    that banana bread looks divine!!! i wish i could sink my teeth into that. my fave ice cream is mint n’chip too! i could eat that thing in one bite. mmm

  18. July 22, 2010 / 1:05 am

    oh my goodness! i will definitely revisit this page. thanks for sharing~

  19. July 22, 2010 / 12:51 pm

    I really like the idea of making the German Pancakes smaller — will have to try that!

  20. Lang
    July 22, 2010 / 2:05 pm

    I make the corn and avocado salad too, but usually I add in equal parts of corn, tomatoes, and avocado, as well as one jalapeno to give it a little kick. Any smallish tomato (like cherry, grape, etc) will do and I guess a lil less avocado is okay too! I usually eat mine with tacos instead of using salsa, or chopping up tomatoes.

  21. July 22, 2010 / 5:12 pm

    mmm, great idea. the ice cream sandwiches look delicious and simple. and the corn and avocado salad looks so delicious….!

  22. steph
    July 24, 2010 / 8:42 am

    Sean and I love mint chocolate chip ice cream too! 🙂

    These look yummy.

  23. July 25, 2010 / 9:29 pm

    ooo! i love mint ice cream too.
    i wish i had more motivation to cook
    and make delicious-looking treats like yours!

    i’m going to have to get in touch with my inner paula deen sometime.


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