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Sweet Cabbage Soup Recipe


Cabbage Soup Recipe

We are having a polar cold snap here in the midwest and the best comfort food during cold weather is soup. It is a go-to in our home during the winter months.

One of my favorite soup recipes is this sweet Russian cabbage soup.  I love it because of the flavor but also the healthy benefits of cabbage.


You probably already know that just like kale and broccoli, it is a cruciferious vegetable and is packed full of beneficial nutrients.   In addition, did you know that cabbage is actually a great food for someone going through radiation treatment.  Research has shown that cabbage contains diindolylmethane (DIM) which through scientific testing has been shown to protect against the harmful effects of radiation therapy.  In addition, cabbage has another cancer-fighting compound called sulforaphane.

Here is the cabbage soup recipe I have made many times over the years – it is sweet, healthy and delicious!

Prep Time:  10 minutes / Cook Time: 1 hour / Yields: 4 servings


1 1/2 lbs ground beef

1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes

1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce

4 cubes beef bouillon

2 medium carrots, shredded

1 onion chopped

2 tbsp white vinegar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 head of cabbage, cored and cut into wedges

1 small bunch of fresh parsley (optional for garnish)

2 quarts water, divided


  1. Crumble the ground beef into a large pot. Add the diced tomatoes, beef bouillon cubes, carrots, onion, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.  Pour in 1 quart of water and bring to a boil.  Stir to break up the beef while heating.  Once the soup comes to a boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes over low heat.
  2. Pour in another quart of water and return soup to a slow boil.  Add in the garlic and cabbage.  Simmer for 25 minutes until cabbage is tender. Ladle soup into bowls, garnish with fresh parsley and serve!

Sweet Russian Cabbage Soup

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Rainbow Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe



Actually this easy sweet summer treat is more like a fast how to, rather than a recipe.  Seriously, it’s as simple as cutting your store bought ice cream sammies in half-


. . . and then roll your edges of each ice cream bar in some rainbow sprinkles and add a lollipop stick. Done!

You can serve them immediately or put them back in the freezer to chill before serving. The rainbow sprinkles are great for coordinating to any theme but you can change up your colors of your sprinkles to match any party.  They look stunning standing up on display too.

Ice Cream Sammies with Sprinkles

These are a perfect treat for kids and adults and ideal for summer to keep your guests cool at a barbeque or pool party.

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And stop by any of my shops below for decorations or pinwheels for your next event.

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Let’s kick off the first week of summer with these super chill rainbow popsicles that are so easy to make and the kids will love the bright colors! See below for the recipe-

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

Gather your juices and drinks in a variety of colors to create a rainbow popsicle effect (see image #1).

Rainbow Popcycles

Pour about a ½” layer of red juice into the mold, and freeze for at least one hour or until frozen solid (see image #2).


Once red juice is frozen, layer ½” of orange juice on top of the red juice (see image #3), and freeze for at least one hour or until frozen solid.


Repeat step 2 with both green and blue juices (see image #3 and #4).

fruity popsicles

Layer the final purple drink and insert popsicle stick tops, then place in the freezer for at least an hour or until frozen solid.

summer recipe

After removing popsicle molds from the freezer, briefly run under warm water — this helps the removal process.

Pull each pop from its mold and serve immediately on a brightly colored tray!


If you are having a themed party, you can follow the same steps with other colorful juices to create popsicles that coordinate to your color scheme for a themed birthday party, an upcoming baseball tailgate, patriotic parties, or other fun summer events.

And feel free to stop by any of our shops below to get help with your outdoor party and fun summer activities! We have plenty of RAINBOW PARTY DECORATIONS available for your next event!
Thanks for stopping by and stay cool out there in the sunshine!
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Deadpool Movie Treats



We saw Deadpool this weekend and LOVED IT! Total adult superhero – or rather anti-superhero flick! I thought it would be perfect to share this great recipe for cake pops decorated as Deadpool. They would be so perfect if you host a watch party, when it comes out on video or Netflix streaming.  I sure the heck plan to watch it again and would absolutely munch on these!


And under the mask is some total cake goodness too. YUM!  Read on for the recipe.

  • An 8 inch round cake from a boxed cake mix or make it from scratch with the following-
  • 7 oz/ 200g butter
  • 7 oz / 200g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 oz / 170g of self-rising flour
  • 5 oz softened butter
  • 7 oz / 200g icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ to 1 cup funfetti (1 cup for more color)
  • 1 – 2 pounds of red candy melts (you will have some leftover)
  • Cake pop sticks (lollipop sticks)
  • Black and white fondant
  • Corn flour to dust
  • Vodka to clean (optional)
  • Water (to insert fondant onto cake pops)
  1. Line an 8 inch cake pan with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  2. Make the cake according to the box mix instructions. Pour enough cake batter to the prepared cake pan (if there is any leftover batter, feel free to make cupcakes). Bake according to cake box instructions and let it cool completely.
  3. If you are making the cake from scratch – Cream the butter, sugar and salt together until fluffy using a handheld beater or mixer.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, mix in between and mix in the vanilla as well.
  5. Sift the flour into a separate bowl. Add your sifted flour to the butter-sugar mix and mix it in gently in 2 batches. Mix until the flour is fully incorporated.
  6. Pour this mix into the prepared baking pan (9 inch round), and bake in the preheated oven until a cake tester/skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.
FROSTING RECIPE (makes approximately 1 ½ cups):
  1. Cream the butter with salt and vanilla (you could use a whisk for this since it’s a small amount of frosting, but alternatively you could use a hand held mixer as well). Add the sifted icing sugar, spoonfuls at a time and whisk it in. Once all the sugar has been added, whisk vigorously until light and fluffy. Set aside.
  1. Crumble the cooled cake into a large bowl. Add the funfetti to the cake crumbs. Add about 1 cup of the frosting and incorporate it well into the crumbled cake using a spoon or your hands. If this mix sticks together when squeezed in your palm, then you don’t need to add any more frosting. If the mix is still dry however, add more frosting and mix it in.
  2. Using a small scoop, portion out the cake pops and roll each one into a ball, or an egg shape. Do this gently without squeezing too hard. Place these on a lined baking tray. Then transfer them to the freezer for about 15 minutes, and then to the fridge until you prepare the chocolate melts.
  3. Prepare the chocolate melts as instructed in the package. If you’re microwaving the melts, microwave in 15 sec bursts, while stirring each time, until most of it has melted. Using a spoon, stir to melt the remaining chocolate melts. If the chocolate is too thick, add some melted shortening or paramount crystals and stir until you have a good consistency.
  4. Let it rest for about 5 minutes until the melts have cooled down closer to room temperature.
  5. Remove the cake pops from the fridge. Dip the end of a cake pop stick in the melted chocolate and insert it in a cake pop (about halfway into the cake pop). Put it back on the baking tray and then repeat this with all the cake pops.
  6. Next, starting with the first cake pop, dip each one in the melted chocolate coating. If you can’t dip the whole cake pop in the melted chocolate, use another stick or spoon to cover it well. (So a narrow glass or cup is more suitable, so that the cake pop can be fully submerged in the coating).
  7. Once you have dipped a cake pop in the coating, gently tap the hand you’re holding the cake pop with, with your other hand to shake off excess coating. Stick this on a cake pop stand (or just a block of styrofoam) so that it can set. Repeat this will all the cake pops and let them all dry.
  1. Take a small piece of black fondant and roll it out thinly (use cornstarch if it sticks to the surface). Choose a round cutter to cut out rounds – the cutter should be slightly smaller than the diameter or the height of your cake pops. Cut out a circle or two. When you’re working on fondant, make sure you cover the fondant pieces that you’re not using to prevent them from drying out.
  2. Cut out a thin strip from the middle of the black circle. Next, cut out two small segments from each of the half circles (as seen in the gif, they stick to the cake pop better this way).
  3. Take a small piece of white fondant and roll it into a small ball. Then flatten it into a circle and cut it in half – these are the eyes.
  4. Use water to stick these onto the black fondant pieces (as in the gif). Press it down gently.
  5. Apply a little water to the back of the black fondant piece and stick it on the front of the cake pops.
  6. Gently press it down along the edges to make sure it sticks well to the cake pops. Let it dry completely.
  7. To remove any cornstarch from the black fondant, use a small paint brush and brush the fondant pieces with vodka (this is optional). Let them dry.

Now, EAT UP!  


Super Bowl Food Recipes



GAME TIME! Happy Monday.  Are you reeeeeaaaaddddy for some FOOTBALL?! Super Bowl is this Sunday, so today I am sharing a roundup of 28 perfect munchie recipes for your watch party! Be sure to check out my previous post  for a great table set up and some Super Bowl party decorating ideas-


1. Loaded Nacho Fries

Loaded Nacho Fries

This pic is basically NSFW. Recipe here.

2. Brown Sugar Chicken Wings

Brown Sugar Chicken Wings

The only thing better than chicken wings is chicken wings with sugar on them. Get the recipe here.

3. The cutest Bloomin’ Onions you’ve ever seen

The cutest Bloomin' Onions you've ever seen

So you can put the whole onion in your mouth, like you’ve always dreamed. Recipe here.

4. Buffalo Pickle Chips

Buffalo Pickle Chips

Pickles without fried breading are basically naked. Recipe here.

5. Easy Chili Dip

Easy Chili Dip

Best served right from the spoon. Get the recipe here.

6. Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Get ready to lick your fingers. Recipe here.

7. Slow-Cooker Buffalo Cheese Sausage Balls

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Cheese Sausage Balls

Easy to cook. Even easier to eat. Get the recipe here.

8. Three words: Taco. Quesadilla. Pizza.

The most important ménage à trois to ever happen. See how to make it here.

9. Blue Cheese Guacamole Stuffed Mushrooms with Buffalo Sauce

Blue Cheese Guacamole Stuffed Mushrooms with Buffalo Sauce

Read that whole name to yourself. Then wipe the drool off your face. Get the recipe here.

10. Cheesy Pretzel Chicken Pops

Cheesy Pretzel Chicken Pops

Go ahead, dip away. Recipe here.

11. Honey Mustard Fried Chicken Sliders

Honey Mustard Fried Chicken Sliders

Emphasis on the fried. Get the recipe here.

12. Corn Dog Fritters

Corn Dog Fritters

A corn dog you can eat in just one bite. Get the recipe here.

13. Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

With Fritos, of course. Recipe here.

14. Bacon Ranch Stuffed Grilled Jalapeños

Bacon Ranch Stuffed Grilled Jalapeños

Get the recipe here.

15. Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Because normal potatoes just seem basic now. Get the recipe here.

16. Individual Seven Layer Dip Cups

Individual Seven Layer Dip Cups

So you don’t have to be ashamed of double-dipping. Or licking the bowl. Recipe here.

17. Corn and Cotija Diip

Corn and Cotija Diip

It’s healthy! Because corn! (Healthy meaning delicious). Get the recipe here.

18. Mashed Potato Puffs

Mashed Potato Puffs

The best (but not only) way to eat mashed potatoes with your hands. Get the recipe here.

19. Sriracha Steak Wrapped Jalapeño Skewers

Sriracha Steak Wrapped Jalapeño Skewers

There’s no such thing as too much. Recipe here.

20. Chili Lime Nacho Mozzarella Sticks

Chili Lime Nacho Mozzarella Sticks

Take your cheese to the next level. Get the recipe here.

21. Chipotle Beer Shrimp Quesadillas

Chipotle Beer Shrimp Quesadillas

Get the recipe here.

22. Roast Beef and Brie Sliders

Roast Beef and Brie Sliders

There’s no problem a pretzel bun can’t solve. Get it here.

23. Meatball Sub Cupcakes

Meatball Sub Cupcakes

Recipe here.

24. Iceburg Wedge on a Stick

Iceburg Wedge on a Stick

If you’re going to have salad at a football party, it better be mostly blue cheese. Get the recipe here.

25. Spicy Dijon French Fries

Spicy Dijon French Fries

Best served right in the ketchup. Get the recipe here.

26. Candied Bacon Corn Salsa

Candied Bacon Corn Salsa

Bacon + Salsa 2gthr 4ever. Get the recipe here.

27. Cheesy Taco Snack Mix

Cheesy Taco Snack Mix

Chex has nothing on this. Get the recipe here.

28. Avocado Spinach Dip

Avocado Spinach Dip
Have a great week!  Be sure to stop by for more great party ideas and inspiration this week!