Lightened Up Cookies and Ice Cream Pie

A lighter “Ice Cream” Pie studded with Sandwich Crème Cookies that will steal your heart and taste buds in no time. You only need 6 simple ingredients to prepare this incredible freezer pie.

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Hi guys! I hope all of you had the loveliest of weekends. This time of year is calling me into the kitchen. I can’t help but be drawn to my oven (or freezer in this case) and play with new recipes. Most of which have been turning out quite well. Except for those Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bars I made last week. They basically looked like coal in the shape of tiny bricks and the taste was less than desirable. A single bite is all it took to knowing that something went terribly wrong. And don’t even get me started on the texture. No, just no. One of these days I’ll hopefully be able to redeem them, but for now I’d like to forget about my big baking disaster.

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So I turned to my freezer instead. I was looking for redemption. Sweet, sweet redemption. Though in serious doubt that my second healthier recipe of the day featuring some unusual ingredients would give me what I was looking for, I decided to give it a whirl anyway.

Little did I know what a pleasant surprise I was preparing. The proof is in the pie. Determination is quite delicious. [Read more…]

The Best Banana Bread

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Today I am sharing my recipe for the best Banana Bread you will ever make and ultimately sink your teeth into. This recipe was passed down to me by my mother-in-law, who is a great cook. It is also a good basic recipe that you can add anything you desire to. I sometimes add chocolate chips (what else?), dried fruit, or nuts. Use whatever your heart desires. A handful (about half a cup) should be more than enough.

This recipe always reminds me of my husband’s sister, Rachel, who absolutely adores this bread. There’s no way I could be sharing this recipe today without mentioning her name. She is the one who first introduced me to it and prepares it for pretty much any get-together or trip we go on. It really is the perfect thing to bring to a party, potluck, new mom or neighbor. It usually doesn’t last very long, but in case you do have any leftovers, it will keep extremely well in your freezer for a couple of weeks.

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