Sunday, April 29, 2012

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Yesterday I went to a friend's house for our monthly crochet club get together.  My friend that hosted is an amazing cook and she made this for dessert.  Everyone was in heaven!  It was so delicious and so easy!  She found the recipe on Pinterest but it reminded me that I had actually made a cake like this a few years ago but I made it in a loaf pan.  I believe the recipe for the one I made came from a Kraft magazine.

I think the flavor combinations with this are endless.  You could vary the flavor of ice cream sandwiches, the sauce and/or syrup you layer it with and the topping.  My friend made it with regular ice cream sandwiches, caramel and toffee bits and it was fabulous.  I made it with regular ice cream sandwiches and Smucker's Milk Chocolate Sauce.  I think it would also be good with mint ice cream sandwiches and hot fudge or neapolitan sandwiches.

My friend made this with 24 sandwiches in a 9" x 13" pan.  I used 12 sandwiches and made it in an 8" x 8" pan.  Either works.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

24 ice cream sandwiches
1 jar hot fudge sauce (or any other ice cream topping)
8 oz. Cool Whip
Candy of your choice, chopped fine (toffee bits, snickers, butterfinger, chocolate chips, etc)

Place 12 ice cream sandwiches in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan, cutting as necessary to fit.  Top with half to Cool Whip and half the ice cream topping.  Place the remaining 12 ice cream sandwiches on top of the cool whip mixture.  Top with the rest of the cool whip and ice cream topping.  Sprinkle chopped candy over top.  Cover and freeze until ready to serve.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Just An Apology

So I logged on to blogger to look up my hamburger recipe and discovered that my main page (don't know what the technical name for it) was completely different.  So as I'm trying to navigate my way through it to find out how to get to my blog I see that there are 39 comments waiting for my approval.  WHAT??!!  How did that happen??  Anyway, I discovered I had it set to always wait for moderation of comments before posting them.

So I feel horrible!  Horrible that people took the time to write a comment that I never even knew existed!  Sorry, fairly new blogger here.  I had no idea that so many people were even reading my blog, let alone commenting!  I am so humbled and appreciative.  I have changed my settings so that hopefully the comments will show up immediately (and you won't even have to type in that funny word).  I am also going to be working hard to get some new posts up in the next couple weeks.

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to read my blog, and of course for all of your wonderful comments!  I hope you will continue to follow even though I appear to be quite the space cadet!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

5-Minute Macaroni and Cheese

I made this a couple months ago and I loved it.  It was really easy and actually really good considering how fast it was to make.  The only thing I think I would change is to put less pepper than the recipe says.  I thought the pepper was a bit overbearing for my taste.  Otherwise this recipe has become a new staple for me!

5 Minute Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
Via: Picky Palate

1/2 pound cooked pasta of choice (I used small shells)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup whole milk (I used 2%)
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
1. Place pasta, cheese, milk, salt and pepper into a microwave safe bowl. Stir to mix. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and microwave for 3 minutes. Stir and microwave for an additional 2 minutes. Stir until creamy and smooth. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings