Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe (Pin Of The Day!)


I paid my way through college travelling with a music team sponsored by the school.  While I spent much of my time eating summer camp food we occasionally got to stay in homes with families.  Which means I got to eat some FANTASTIC food.

Now most of it was way above my cooking capacity but there were a few dishes that seemed easy enough for even me to do.  This is one of them.  I have made it lots of times since and now I want to share it with you!

It can be made in a variety of sizes and you can add lots of different ingredients so it’s perfect for most people.

Ingredients
1 box of ice cream sandwiches- the bigger the box, the bigger the cake (I usually do a 24 sandwich box)
1 jar of chocolate syrup- you can use Hershey’s chocolate syrup if you like it thin, I prefer the really gooey hot fudge type
1 tub of Cool Whip- anything from the fat full to the fat free kind is fine
Any other toppings you might want- I am partial to crushed Oreos

Directions
1.  Find an appropriate sized pan. When I get the larger box of sandwiches I use a 9 X 13 but you can eye ball it

2.  Pull enough ice cream sandwiches out of the freezer to cover the bottom of the pan.  Leave the rest in the freezer.

3.  Unwrap the sandwiches and cover the bottom of the pan.

4.  Cover that layer with Cool Whip.  On top of the Cool Whip layer the chocolate and any other toppings you may like.

5.  Add another layer of ice cream sandwiches.  Lay them in the opposite direction of the bottom layer.  (Be sure you keep them in the freezer until you need them so they don’t melt on you.)

6.  Continue adding layers until the cake is as thick as you like.  Top it off with oreos, fruit or nuts.

And that’s it- pretty simple.  Store it in the freezer until you are ready to eat!

You won’t even need to buy ice cream to cut the sweetness because it’s already inside!

Thanks to Crystal Tuxhorn for the beautiful ice cream shot up top!

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“Almost” Blackberry Wine Recipe


I love berries, and buy them whenever I can find a good price. Tonight I wanted some dessert, but didn’t have too much sweet in my cupboard, so I improvised.

Ingredients

1 tbsp Sugar

¼ cup water

3-4 blackberries

Glass of Wine, preferably something fruity

I made simple syrup, microwaving the sugar and water for 90 seconds. Then I smashed the blackberries into the syrup with a fork. I poured the berry concoction into a wine glass and then added some from the bottle I had open for dinner. It was a perfectly simple after dinner sweet.

Thanks to my friend Tina who is contributing these great recipes!  I am thinking this would be nice with maybe some white grape juice or light colored soda for those of us who aren’t big wine drinkers!

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A Quick Brie Appetizer


This is the fastest, easiest snack!  It is elegant enough for company, but as simple as chips and dip.

Ingredients
– Brie (wedge or round)
– Preserves (not jelly), I like strawberry best.
– Crackers, preferably not Ritz or Saltines, something in sesame or water crackers will be nice.

Allow brie to come to room temperature. Top with one quarter cup of preserves. Add crackers.

Also consider adding grapes or apple slices.

Voila.

- Be on the look for more recipes from my good friend Tina.  We have some big recipe plans for this site and she actually LIKES to cook.  This was one of her simple ones for people like me.  

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Slow Cooker Recipe: Cranberry Pork Chops


This recipe is Cranberry Pork Chops by Sharon at Mom on Dealz. Prep time should be about 15 minutes and will cook for four to eight hours and yield about 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 boneless pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/2 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1 Granny Smith apple chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper
  • 1 small onion chopped

Directions:

Put everything in the crockpot and cooked it on high for 4 hours or low for 8. Serve chops with rice and use access liquid as gravy.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore- Weight Watchers Friendly


This recipe is Chicken Cacciatore by Mackenzie at The Centsible Family that is perfect for healthy, well rounded meal. Prep time should be about 15 minutes and will cook for six hours and yield about 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 can vegetable broth
  • 3/4 tsp dried crushed oregano
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions:
Place chicken in a 5-quart slow cooker. Add all ingredients and cook on high heat for 5 to 6 hours or on low heat for 6 to 8 hours. Yields about 1 cup per serving and can be served alone, over rice or whole wheat pasta or with breadsticks.

Weight Watchers Points: 5

Recipe adapted from the Weight Watcher Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore.

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Versatile Cheese Dip


This week’s recipe is Versatile Cheese Dip by Tabitha at Saving Toward A Better Life Prep time should be about 15 minutes and will cook on low.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large loaf of cheese (I have pointed out before on facebook how disgusting I think it is that cheese comes in a “loaf”)
  • 2 cans Rotel (or any brand of diced tomatoes with onions and green chilies)
  • 3/4 – 1 lb ground beef, chicken, turkey, etc (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cut cheese loaf up into large cubes and put in slow cooker on high. Add Rotel.
  2. Brown and crumble hamburger meat. Drain grease. Add to slow cooker.
  3. Continue cooking on high, stirring as needed until cheese is completely melted.
  4. Serve poured over tortilla chips.

Notes – How to Make it Versatile:

  • Make it with the ground beef meat and serve it over chips with a side of Spanish rice or refried beans
  • Top your chips and dip with lettuce, sour cream and jalepenos for some rockin’ nachos!
  • Make it without the hamburger meat and serve over hot dogs with chili sauce for Chili Cheese hotdogs
  • Serve this with a can of Hormel chili and put both over the chips for Chili Cheese Nachos! Print a Hormel Chili Coupon
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Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe


I trust my fellow bloggers to come up with some yummy recipes.  This one comes from This Mama Loves Her Bargains.

This blueberry coffee cake is delightful and delicious. You can substitute other berries if you want but we always go back to the blueberries. We use ones we pick in our yard!! This is a great dish for pot lucks or brunches, too. Can be made ahead but there’s something over the top wonderful about having this while still warm!!

Ingredients:

2c flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 stick + 2 TBSP margarine (or butter)

1 c sour cream

1 tsp baking soda

1 c sugar

2 eggs

Directions:

Sift together 2c flour & 1 tsp baking powder. Melt 1 stick plus 2 TBSP margarine (I use butter)

Blend 1 c sour cream & 1 tsp baking soda

Mix all of the above with

1 c sugar

2 eggs

1/2 tsp salt

1 3/4 c blueberries

Spread batter into a well-greased and floured bundt pan or 9×13 pan. Sprinkle topping all over.

Topping: 1/2 c brown sugar

2 TBSP melted margarine (again, I use butter)

1/2 c chopped nuts (optional)

Bake @ 350 Bundt Pan: 1 hour

Bake @ 350 9×13 pan 45 min

Let me know if you try it!

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Slow Cooker French Onion Soup


Check out this recipe for French Onion Soup by Charlotte at Stretching Your Budget.  Prep time should be about 25 minutes and will cook for 9.5 hours on low or 4.5 hours on high.

Ingredients:

Soup

  • 3 large onions, sliced (3 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) ready-to-serve beef broth

Cheesy Broiled French Bread

  • 8 slices French bread, 1 inch thick
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons grated or shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Mix onions and margarine in 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high heat setting 30 to 35 minutes or until onions  begin to slightly brown around edges.
  3. Mix flour, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and pepper. Stir flour mixture and broth into onions. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to  9 hours (or high heat setting 3 to 4 hours) or until onions are very  tender.
  4. Prepare Cheesy Broiled French Bread. Place 1 slice bread on top of  each bowl of soup. Serve immediately.
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Slow Cooker Recipe: BBQ Beer Chicken


This Beer BBQ Chicken recipe is by Sharon at Mom on Dealz that is sure to add some flavor to your normal dinner menu! Prep time should be about 5 minutes and will cook for eight hours on low or 4 hours on high.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast
  • 32 ounce BBQ sauce (thin is best)
  • 12 ounce beer (or chicken broth)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients in crockpot and cook on low 8 hours or high 4 hours.
  • Remember not to open the lid or add 30 minutes to the cooking time for each time.

Notes:

  • Perfect for a DOUBLE BATCH!
  • Add even more flavor by picking a BBQ sauce with some flavor or spices already added: Chipotle, Brown Sugar, Honey, etc.

Note from Laura- I have not tried this so I don’t know how much of the beer taste stays in but Sharon says her family didn’t taste it at all.  I would imagine the stronger the sauce the more subtle other tastes would be. 

Check out the other recipes available!

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A Chick Recipe: Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken


This recipe is for my favorite Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken.

This recipe is one that I cook atleast once a month.  I am not a “from scratch” cooker- I don’t actually like cooking all that much so I tend to make things that are very simple.   It does not get a whole lot easier than this.

Ingredients
1 pound of chicken (I got it from Zaycon Foods)
1 bag of frozen stir fry veggies
1 jar of Sweet and Sour sauce
1 tablespooon olive oil
1 can Chow Mein Noodles
1 small can of pineapple (optional)

When I made this recipe (and took the pictures) I made a double batch so that’s why all the pictures are twice the ingredients.

Directions 
Step 1: Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces

Step 2: Put the olive oil into a skillet and heat

Step 3: Brown the chicken in the skillet- be sure it is cooked all the way through

Step 4: Once it is completely cooked add the frozen veggies- stir the veggies in with the chicken until they are completely cooked

Step 5: Add the Sweet and Sour sauce and the pineapple (optional).  How much sauce you use depends on how you like it!  Stir this just long enough that everything is coated and the sauce is hot all the way through.

Step 6:  Dish out onto plates!  Add the chow mein noodles right before you serve

This is a nice easy meal that can be prepared in about 20 minutes including prep time.  It also reheats great- I usually have leftovers for several days!

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