Soft and chewy chocolate cookies sandwiched with vanilla ice cream make for a wonderful summertime treat.

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Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches | completelydelicious.com

Things are starting to heat up here in Moab and I’m gearing up for a long hot summer the best way I know how— by stocking the freezer full of ice cream. It’s definitely the most delicious way to stay cool.

Last year I used the fact that I was pregnant as an excuse to eat ice cream every day. What’s my excuse this year? I’m not sure, but I’ll think of something. >> More

 

Your summer needs these hot dogs topped with grilled pineapple and avocado salsa, crumbly cotija cheese, and fresh cilantro.

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Hot Dogs with Pineapple Avocado Salsa | completelydelicious.com

We’re coming up on Memorial Day Weekend! And we all know what that means— summer can officially begin.

Woohoo!

Afternoons at the pool. Campouts. Tank tops and flip flops. Farmers markets. S’mores. Drinks out on the patio. Road trips. Sunscreen. And of course, lots and lots grilling. I’m looking forward to it all!

We’re already having hot dogs on a regular basis, but Hot Dog Night just got a whole lot more fun thanks to this pineapple and avocado salsa. >> More

 

Layers of yellow cake, whipped cream, and strawberries make up this beautiful and delicious strawberry shortcake layer cake.

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Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake | completelydelicious.com

This recipe was developed in partnership with Go Bold With Butter.

I feel like I’ve loved strawberry shortcake my whole life. It was always one of my most favorite summertime desserts growing up and to me nothing quite says summer like a paper bowl filled with yellow cake, whipped cream, and sliced strawberries. One bite and I’m transported back in time: I’m in my grandparents’ back yard where my cousins and I are playing tag and climbing trees while our parents play a game of croquet. So long ago! >> More

 

These are your favorite glazed cake doughnuts, made easily in your own kitchen!

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Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Doughnuts | completelydelicious.com

Doughnuts and I have been on quite the rollercoaster ride. I utterly despised them as a kid (I know, I was crazy). Now that I’m all grown up and have seen the error of my ways, and I just can’t get enough. Maybe I’m just making up for lost time.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that doughnuts are currently enjoying their 15 minutes of fame and artisan doughnut shops have popped up all over the country (Top Pot in Seattle and Blue Star in Portland are my current faves!).

Sadly, no such doughnut shop has made it to my small town and so I’m forced to make my own. But there are worse things, am I right? >> More

 

A complete guide on where to eat and what to see in Moab, UT

My family moved to the desert of Moab, Utah a year ago and I’m happy to say we are thriving here. It was a little rough at first, but now it’s home. It’s such a unique place, just a small rural town out in the middle of nowhere that overflows with tourists coming to enjoy red rock country.

From time to time I’ve been asked for recommendations for both things to do and restaurants to visit, so I’ve created a space— a work in progress— for all of that information. Planning a vacation to Moab? Here’s what you need to know! >> More