Category: Recipes

Tasty treats and more

Milk & Cookies Pie

Who knew you could combine milk and  cookies with pie and have it taste so unbelievably good? This no-bake, so easy and so tasty recipe is perfect for any time. Especially  when you have company coming and need to prepare a dessert the night before. Actually, better  make two pies. It’s hard to just have one slice. 😉

Ingredients: 

  • 1 (13 oz) package of crunchy chocolate chip cookies
  • 1 cup of milk 
  • 1 (9 oz ) ready made graham cracker pie crust 
  • 1 (8 oz) container of cool whip 

Directions:

Dip each chocolate chip cookie in to the milk, briefly, then line the bottom of the pie crust, without overlapping. Once a layer of cookies is down, cover cookies with a layer of cool whip. Repeat this twice. Then top with one last layer of cool whip. Put in the fridge for 8 hours or over night (this part is hard lol). 


Enjoy! ❤️

Taco Salad

My mother-in-law gave me this recipe after I ate it (and love it!) at her house on several ocassions. It’s been a staple in her home for many years. My husband grew up loving it and now our sons do, too.

It’s fast, easy and has all of the elements of.. you guess it! A taco!
Ingredients : 

  • 1 pound of Hamburger 
  • Shredded mild cheddar cheese (put as little or as much as you like!)
  • Avocado or guacamole (either work)
  • 1-2 diced tomatoes 
  • Frito chips 
  • Sour cream 
  • Thousand Island dressing 
  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce 


Directions : 

First brown the hamburger and drain. Set aside. Next, cut up lettuce into small pieces and place in a large bowl. Add the cheese , tomato and avocado (if applicable). Lastly, add in the hamburger and thousand island dressing to taste. Toss salad to mix. Served  topped with frito chips, sour cream and or guacamole (if applicable). 



Enjoy! ❤️

Chocolate Rice Cereal Bars

With a chocolatey twist on this classic treat, these chocolate rice cereal bars have a smooth chocolatey taste with a nice crunch. Best of all, they are super easy to whip up. Even the kids could help! 
Ingredients 

  • 1 stick of butter 
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder 
  • 2 packages of mini marshmallows 
  • 10 cups of crisp rice cereal 
  • 1  1/3 cups mini chocolate chips 

Spray a 9×13 pan with non stick cooking spray.  Set aside. 

In a large pot, on low heat, heat butter and marshmallows until fully melted. Stir in cocoa powder until well blended. Next, pour in half of the mini chocolate chips. Next, slowly add in crisp rice cereal and mix well until fully combined. 

Pour mix into prepared 9×13 pan, using buttered hands or spatula to evenly press down. Sprinkle remaining mini chocolate chips on the chop of bars. Let cool for 15 minutes. 


Enjoy! ❤️

Yogurt And Orange Juice Ice Pops

These ice pops are fresh, fruity and creamy. Perfect for the hot Summer days that are winding down–or, for a quick after school treat. 

  • Prep time 10 minutes 
  • Ready in 6 hours 

 Ingredients 

  • 1  1/2 cups orange juice 
  • 1  1/2 cups vanilla yogurt 
  • 1-2 teaspoons sugar 
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract 


Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stir until well mixed. Pour into 10 freezer ice pop molds. Insert sticks and freeze until firm, at least 6 hours. Dip in warm water before releasing. 


Enjoy. ❤️

 Monkey Munch

A creamy, crunchy, peanut butter and chocolate snack that is super simple to whip up. My kids love it. I love that it’s easy and delicious. 

  • Prep time 10 minutes 
  • Ready in  25 minutes 

     Ingredients: 

  • 9 cups toasted rice cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate) 
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter 
  • 1/4 cup butter 
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla 
  • 1  1/2  cups powdered sugar 

In a large, microwave safe bowl, combine; chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter. Microwave on high power in 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until melted and creamy. Do not over heat the mixture. Once mixture is melted, combine vanilla, stir to blend. Then add toasted rice cereal. Fold to combine and evenly coat cereal. Next, take 2 gallon sized plastic bags, put 3/4 cups powdered sugar in each plastic bag. Then, add half of the coated cereal to each bag. Close up bags and gently shake to coat cereal evenly with powdered sugar. Lastly, spread the Monkey Munch out on a large sheet of wax paper to allow to cool for 15 minutes. Store Monkey Munch in a gallon size plastic bag in fridge. 



Enjoy. ❤️

Spaghetti Awesome

This 3 ingredient pasta dish is a huge hit in our house. It’s not as messy as traditional spaghetti (which is great for parents) and it still satisfies even the pickiest of eaters–kids! 

  • Prep time 35 minutes 
  • Cook time 10-20 minutes 

     Ingredients: 

  • 1 box of 16 oz  rotini pasta 
  • 1 large 24 oz jar of spaghetti sauce 
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook rotini according to directions on box. Drain the rotini then place it in a 9×13 baking dish. Pour spaghetti sauce over rotini, stirring to evenly coat rotini. Add more sauce if desired. Spread the rotini evenly in the pan. Then, evenly cover the pasta with 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese. Cook for 10-15 minutes.



Enjoy. ❤️


Breakfast Bars

Smooth peanut butter taste, with just the right amount of crunch. These delicious bars are a well loved family recipe that is great for breakfast, dessert, or anytime!

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Ready in 45 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup light corn syrup 
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar 
  • 4 cups cornflakes 
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

In a medium sauce pan, combine sugar and corn syrup. Stir on low heat until sugar melts (careful not to boil). Add in nonfat dry milk and stir until smooth. Add in peanut butter and mix until smooth. Add  salt, stirring to combine. Crush corn flakes and stir in, mixing until well combined. Spread on 9 x 13 buttered pan. Press firmly with buttered hands or spatula, until evenly spread in pan. Cool to let set and then cut. 


Enjoy. ❤️

No Bake Cookies

My childhood was full of many happy memories of my Mom making these scrumptious cookies for the 4 of us kids to quickly gobble up. These cookies are simply irresistible.

  • Prep time 10 mins.
  • Ready in 45 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.



Enjoy. ❤️