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This note was on a young family’s restaurant’s bill.


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Rainbow Ice Cream Pops

Source: cakespy – by Jessie Oleson


[Photographs and original illustrations: Cakespy]

How you attain your rainbow of ice cream hues is up to you: you can either use ice cream flavors which are naturally tinted in the colors of the rainbow (strawberry for red; orange flavored for orange; French vanilla or banana for yellow; green tea or mint chocolate chip for green; any kid-friendly blue ice cream for blue; blueberry for violet; et cetera), or if you don’t want to invest in five ice cream flavors or feel that the flavors might not be harmonious, you can also attain this look by tinting vanilla ice cream with food coloring.

Simply stack your colors in popsicle molds (I used the Orka mold) or even paper cups, insert a stick, and let them freeze. This recipe couldn’t be easier, and the finished product is a pleasurable frozen treat with a visual twist which makes it that much more delightful to eat.

For best results, use ice cream that has been softened to the point where it is almost, but not quite, liquid.

About the author: Jessie Oleson is a writer, illustrator, gallery owner, and cake anthropologist who runs Cakespy, an award-winning dessert website. Her first book came out in October 2011; she is currently at work on her second book.

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About This Recipe

Yield: makes 4 popsicles
Active time: 10 minutes
Total time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
Special equipment: Popsicle molds
This recipe appears in: Cakespy: Rainbow Ice Cream Pops


  • 3 tablespoons pink-tinted ice cream, softened
  • 3 tablespoons orange-tinted ice cream, softened
  • 3 tablespoons yellow-tinted ice cream, softened
  • 3 tablespoons green-tinted ice cream, softened
  • 3 tablespoons blue-tinted ice cream, softened
  • 3 tablespoons violet-tinted ice cream, softened


  1. Spoon equal amounts of the red-hued ice cream into each popsicle mold (about 1/2 heaping tablespoons each). Repeat with orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet ice cream. Each mold should be just filled to the top.
  2. Insert the popsicle sticks in the center of each mold or cup, ensuring that there is approximately a 1/2-inch gap between the end of the stick and bottom of the mold (which will be the top of the popsicle). Place the molds in the freezer for about 2 hours, or until quite firm
  3. When ready to eat, remove from the molds.


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Father’s Day specials

Source: mouthbysouthwest.com

Sunday is Father’s Day, and several East Valley are restaurants are doing something special for Dad:

Trophy’s Steakhouse: Special smoked meats menu will include pulled pork ($11), tri tip ($14), sliced filet ($23), BBQ chicken ($11), and combo platter ($25). Includes choice of salad, starch, roasted corn on the cob, craisin slaw, and dinner roll.

NYPD Pizza: Free 10-inch, one-topping pizza for dads (print coupon here). All-day happy hour.

Los Dos Molinos: Adovada ribs, green chile stew, or pork roast dinner for $11. Shots of 1800 Tequila for $5.

Blue Adobe Grille: Free breakfast for dads from 9:30-11:30 a.m.; ancho chile-rubbed baby back pork ribs with jalapeno bacon, tomato and avocado wedge salad and green chile corn bread for $15.95; free strawberry cheesecake for dads.

Iguana Mack’s: Three-course dinner (entree choice of barbecue sampler or surf & turf) for $15.95.

Flancer’s: 10-ounce prime rib with green chile potatoes, stuffed tomato, and side salad for $20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Root beer floats for $3.50. All-day $3 Kilftlifters.

BJ’s Brewhouse: Free pint glass for all dads (beverage not included)

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Best of… Father’s Day!

Source:  www.thedailymeal.com – By Francesca Borgognone , Editor

Dear old Dad. He’s always there putting a Band-Aid on your boo-boo, and helping you navigate life’s speed bumps. He’s the master griller, a carpenter, a funny man, and a million other things. Time flies — he’s watched you grow, and maybe now you’re watching your own kids grow. Even though time has passed, those paper ties and hand-crafted cards that you made for Father’s Day when you were little are still special. So, while you and your siblings spoil dad with a fantastic meal and a few great gifts, have the grandkids get a little crafty and bring those sentiments full circle — Dad won’t know what hit him. Need ideas? You know we have them! Head over to our Pinterest board to find recipes for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner, and a few ideas for hosting Dad on his day of honor. Stay tuned for next week… Best of the beach!

Show Dad some love this Father’s Day with these entertain ideas from our Pinterest board

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Get prepped for Dad’s big day!

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