Category Archives: Desserts

Strawberry Ice Cream Cake #DIY #recipe

So this year for my son’s 14th birthday, as always, I asked him what kind of cake he wanted. At first he was like “why do we have to have a birthday?” So I said we have always had cake! He jokingly said a Strawberry Ice Cream cake thinking I would be like… nope… not happening.  But instead he got a- ok I will figure it out. He didn’t take me seriously until I bought the stuff a few days prior.

Now there are 2 things I learned during this process- 1- I am not perfect at makin cakes look pretty- so if anyone has tips for not getting the wrinkles I would gladly take them.  The second thing was- Don’t put the strawberries on top until you are ready to serve- they were as hard as a rock.

Now this is not 100% made from scratch- I am totally not that good lol. So here is what I bought:

1 package of Pillsbury Strawberry Cake Mix

1 jar of hot fudge

1 package of oreos

2 pints of Strawberry Ice Cream

I did not take step by step because it is all rather self explainatory. Also I didn’t know how it would turn out. So above is the cake as a whole (see those wrinkles lol).

First I made the Pillsbury cake mix according to the direction on the box- I took about 1.5-2 cups of the mix and put it in a 9 inch pie pan to form a thin layer for the bottom. Baked at 350 for about 15 minutes (toothpick test!).  Bonus cake! There will be so much extra cake left- I just put it in a 9X11 casserole dish and baked it until it was done- we just ate it over the next few days but you could serve it as an option for those who can’t have dairy.

Place the cake layer in a spring form pan lined with syran wrap. Freeze for at least 2 hrs

This is where it will get repeatitive.

Let the strawberry ice cream soften- Thinly slice strawberries and place around the edge of the cake standing upright against the pan. Then carefully spread about half the pint (or more if you wish) ontop of the cake. Freeze for at least 2 hours.

Slightly Warm up the hot fudge and spread a generous layer on top of the ice cream- crush the oreos and spread on top of the fudge. You guess it….. FREEZE. This time I let it freeze over night.

Add your last layer of Ice Cream- I used a little over the half pint (which is why 2 pints is needed) and then you guessed it……… FREEZE- again I let this layer freeze over night. But I am sure as long as you give it at least a good 2-3 hrs you will be fine.

When you are ready to serve- take strawberry halves and form a circle around the top (see above picture). Drizzle some hot fudge- sprinkle more of the crushed oreos-  Then remove the cake from the pan and the syran wrap. And serve!

This cake is more time consuming then anything but it is well worth it- I am not being asked if I could do a peanut butter cup ice cream cake for my daughters birthday. I may have created monsters!

 

Rich & Creamy Peanut Butter Pie #Recipe

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A few weeks ago I was presented with a challenge for a heart shaped dish. Well I could not make up my mind between two pies and I went with a strawberry one. Since then I have been craving my other idea- a Peanut Butter Pie. But not only did it sound good, it was all I could think of and how good it would taste with Chocolate Covered pretzels. Since I had some extra time off this weekend I decided I was going to make it!

This pie is a really easy no bake pie recipe. For the crust I used Glutino’s Fudge Pretzels with a few other ingredients. I recommend making the pie the night before you need it so it has plenty of time to set. Here is what I did:

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Moist Chocolate Cake #Recipe

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You know. There are times were a person just needs chocolate. Like during a stressful week. Chocolate cake is sometimes the best remedy for that. Ok well at least for me.

Then there are times were you need a chocolate cake. Like birthdays or some other special occasion. Well last month was Little Miss’ birthday. Her one request was Chocolate Cake. I could of easily picked up a box mix. However, those are hit and miss. Sometimes they are to dry and crumbly. I wanted her birthday treat to be perfect. Having never made a chocolate cake from scratch even before going gluten free I was not sure how to go about this. I wont lie. I did not create this recipe. This is one you can find on the back of the Hershey’s Cocoa Powder container. But I had to alter it to work with our flours.

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Showing the love with Wilton Armetale #Recipe #Review

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This Valentine’s Day I was wanting to do a special recipe for you guys. But I will be honest- the stress of my job had me in a rut! I just could not think of one. Then I was asked to participate in a Valentine’s promotion! I love a cooking challenge! The only challenge though was what ever I made could not be a box mix- and it had to be made in this beautiful dish!

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Easy Apple Crisp #Recipe

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In case you missed it, we have moved to a new acreage! We have 5 acres that includes a pond, 2 peach trees, and 3 apple trees! Yes, 3! And the best part is they are fully mature apple trees. We have one Delicious tree, One Jonathan, and one Gala tree. The Delicious apples didn’t look so hot by the time we moved in so we haven’t been using those. But I made sure to pick a box each of the Gala and the Jonathan apples. I don’t know why I picked this many. I honestly don’t have time to do anything with them. I thought about canning some for an apple pie filler and giving them as Christmas gifts.

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Making Ice Cream with Nostalgia Electrics!

Ice cream is a summer time must have in our house. Ok, well maybe a year round must have! We love ice cream. And if the hubby could have it his way we would have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But no worries- we don’t! The cost of ice cream however keeps going up. Then there is the gluten factor. Always checking ingredients and missing out on the good stuff like cookie dough, or brownie. So I decided we really needed to start making our own!

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