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…]

Oreo Rice Krispie Treats

My favorite Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats are featuring one of the best cookies of life – Oreos.

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Baby it’s cold outside. Since today’s high is -8 degrees I couldn’t help but think about Snow Days. Even though I am no longer able to stay inside all day when the cold and snow hits, I still like to pretend and do all the fun things that kids get to do on an unexpected day off. One that instantly comes to my mind is getting to prepare a special treat and enjoying one or two while watching a movie in my pj’s…

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You all probably know by now that tea in any shape or form is my drink of choice. Especially now. Taking a tea break has evolved into full-on snack time. My snack of choice? I bet you already figured out that Oreos are my go to. They’re not just milk’s favorite cookie anymore.

So on days I’d like to forget about what’s happening outside, an Oreo Rice Krispie Treat in one hand and a cup of tea in the other, are giving me much sweeter and warmer thoughts! [Read more…]

Cookies and Cream Pumpkin Kiss Brownies

Brownies stuffed with Pumpkin Spice Kisses and topped with a layer of Cookies & Cream and Chocolate. These are dangerous – in the best possible way!

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Happy Friday, friends. I am so excited Friday is finally here. Not just because it’s the end of the work week and the weekend begins, but I finally get to share these brownies with you.

It’s not like I had to wait an eternity to get around to blog these, but when you’re not the most patient person in the world, 5 days feels like forever. I know I could have switched things, but brownies and Fridays just go together.

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It all started when I tried Hershey’s pumpkin spice kisses a couple of weeks ago. I don’t know why, but I had never had them before. Which was a total surprise to me. Since I love anything pumpkin spiced and have pretty much tried everything available, I had not idea how the kisses escaped me.

All I knew was that I needed to make a recipe that called for them and preferably didn’t use the whole bag ;). I needed to have a couple leftover to keep myself occupied while waiting for the brownies to cool and set. [Read more…]

Cookies ‘n Cream Cookies

My favorite cookies stuffed with Oreos and Cookies & Cream Chocolate Pieces. These cookies are full of crunchy and creamy goodness.

cookies-'n-cream-cookies So, we made it. After almost 72 hours, 2 flat tires and a total of 1000 miles traveled, we’re back safe and sound. I am happy to say that Kansas did not disappoint with stilling my longing for hot summer days. So glad that I was able to experience at least one 90 degree day this summer J. My brother-in-law is set for another year of school and we already can’t wait to go back for graduation next year!

The only thing that didn’t go as planned (besides the 2 flat tires, which were no biggie to fix), was that I forgot to pack my newest cookie creation – these Cookies ‘n Cream Cookies. I’d always wanted to make my own version of Cookies ‘n Cream Cookies and thought that they would be just the thing to bring on a road trip.

cookies-'n-cream-cookies Well, my mind totally spaced and forgot about packing said cookies (how that happened, I do not know), which meant that I had to bake a batch of good ‘ol chocolate chip cookies dorm room style upon arrival. Just as scrumptious, but not quite the same.

Don’t get me wrong, nothing beats a good chocolate chip cookie, but once you bake a batch of cookies and cream ones, they’re all you can think about. [Read more…]

Cookies and Cream Popcorn

Cookies and Cream Popcorn by Deliciously Yum!

No day is more appropriate for a movie night with yummy snacks than today, especially when spring seems still so far away. As promised yesterday, I wanted to make sure you receive another recipe in which to use leftover Oreos and their yummy white cream (if you are planning on using those leftovers, you can still follow the recipe as written below but only use about 2/3 of the oreos it calls for).

This popcorn mix surely hits the spot. White chocolate combined with the best part of oreos, the white cream, and tossed with buttery popcorn and chunks of cookies – what’s not to love?

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This would also be a fun treat for Super Bowl Sunday, which is now a little over a week away. You could add chocolate candies in the colors of your favorite team or anything else you like. This version is pretty darn good as is though – so creamy, crunchy, and perfect! [Read more…]