Please note this giveaway has now ended.Today’s event is being hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. They teamed up with their blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of Kim’s dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share their own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society
It’s a special day today, not only am I here joining Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic in memory of her dad but it’s father’s day! So today, I’m going to share a special and funny story between my dad and I and then give you my version of Friendly’s Peanut Butter Cup Sundae which we’d used to get after our “date nights” out.
Kim’s story about her dad really touched me, as my family all went through the emotions with my dad a few years ago. I love my dad like you wouldn’t believe, sure I gave him daughter grief but I wouldn’t have been a good one if I didn’t. 🙂 So when my mom told me he had prostrate cancer I was freaked out. No way, not my dad, but you see my mom is good. She’s a nurse, so she’s on top of our health and they caught it early and he’s cancer-free now.
Dad and I spent a lot of one on one time growing up. He’d would drive me 45 minutes each way to pre-college music theory class and sit and wait while I had class (did I say wait, I mean sleep in the car!) On weekends when Mom had to work evenings, I didn’t want to leave Dad home alone so we’d go to the movies and for ice cream. We’d always see the ones Mom didn’t want to anyway but to save a few bucks I’d run into the bathroom while Dad bought two senior tickets! They never caught our act and we still laugh about it to this day. My very favorite thing about going out though was our post-movie ice cream sundae’s at Friendly’s. I didn’t need to look at the menu, there was only one sundae I ordered anytime we went, their peanut butter cup.
Since neither of us live near a Friendly’s any more, I’ve made my own version! In the past you could choose any ice cream flavor, but to enhance the experience I’ve made a peanut butter cup ice cream to go along with the peanut butter sauce and hot fudge.
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Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Home-made Strawberry Topping by Cravings of a Lunatic
Chili Verde by Juanita’s Cocina
S’Mores Brownies in Jars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Dark Chocolate and Orange Muffins by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter
Boston Cream Pie by Pass The Sushi
My Fathers Day Recipe Round Up by Curry and Comfort
Tropical Smoothie by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
Mini Gugelhupf by Masala Herb
Sauteed Strawberry and Sugarsnap Salad by Cook The Story
Cranberry Cashew Breakfast Muffins by In Fine Balance
Arugula Salad with Sundried Tomatoes and Mushrooms by Crazy Foodie Stunts
Spicy Beef Sliders by Katie’s Cucina
Thai Red Curry Soup by Damn Delicious
Suman (Sweet Rice and Banana Leaves) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Fresh Vegetable Salad by White Lights on Wednesday
Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sundae by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Cinnamon Chip Cookie Butter Bars by The Messy Baker
Berry/Cherry Fro-Yo Ice Cream by Cookistry
Honey Beer Bread by Hungry Couple
Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Pancakes by The Spiffy Cookie
Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars by Sweet Remedy
Cookies and Cream Brownies by Cooking in Stilettos
Blueberry Lemon Cake by Roxana’s Home Baking
Angel Cake by Ninja Baking
Knit (or crocheted) Grey Brain Cancer Mustache Pin by Knit, Purl, Damn!