Friday Favorites – Week 282 – with Apple Ideas

This week we’ve been lucky to get a lot of rain and slightly more mild temperatures. But it’s still hot! I’m ready for fall!  Today I was shopping at Target, and I found some new limited edition products from Glade.  The scent is called Apple Tree Picnic.  I’ve purchased apple scented products before, but this scent is the best ever.  Our house smells like an orchard! ANYWAY….I always associate apples with fall, and even though we’re not quite in to the season yet, I’ve got apple on the brain!  So today I’m featuring some ideas featuring one of my favorite fruits: the apple! Hope you enjoy!

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The Incredibly Easy Brownie Ice Cream Cake {Guest Post by Tanya at My Fruitful Home}

Once again it’s time for something sweet!  Today we have a yummy guest post from Tanya at My Fruitful Home, and she’s got a combination of two of my favorite things: brownies and ice cream.  Yay!
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Hello,  My name is Tanya and I’m from the blog My Fruitful Home. I love blogging about simple crafts, recipes, and managing a home, I also blog about my daily struggles and joys living with a chronic illness. I love inspiring people!

Who doesn’t love brownies and vanilla ice cream? What’s even better? The two mixed together! My sister and I were visiting my grandparents’ home when we were children. One evening my grandmother decided to bake some brownies. When they cooled they began to crack severely. As she tried to cut them they continued to crumble. She had the brilliant idea of mixing the brownie crumbs with vanilla ice cream! I thought she was genius! That was one of my favorite memories of spending time in the summer with her. She had just created brownie ice cream cake!

I hadn’t had this brownie Ice cream cake since I was a teenager. Now that my kids are teenagers I wanted to make one for them. It’s quite simple and I am all about simple. When my kids tasted it they couldn’t wait to find out what I had put in it. Were they surprised when they found out that there were only two ingredients! So here we go! Are you ready for simple?

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Brownie Ice Cream Cake
Ingredients:
1 box brownie mix (any brand)
1 half gallon container of vanilla ice cream

Directions:
Make the brownies as directed on the box. I used a 9 X 13 pan.
Let brownies cool in pan.
Take a fork and turn it upside down, scraping the brownies until they start turning into crumbs.

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Continue until all the brownies are small crumbs, but not too fine.
Set the container of ice cream out for about 15 – 20 minutes. It should be a little soupy on top. If it’s still too frozen put it in the microwave on defrost for about 3 minutes.

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When it’s the right consistency scoop up heaps of ice cream and put it in the pan with the brownie crumbs.
Take a large spoon and start mixing until the two are mixed well. Take the back of the spoon and smooth out the mixture.
Cover with aluminum foil and stick in freezer for at least two hours.

Cut into slices and enjoy!

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12 Orange Recipes

It’s been a while since I put together a round-up post, so here we go!  Today I’m featuring 12 yummy looking recipes featuring one of my favorite fruits and flavors: ORANGE!

Hope you enjoy this mouth-watering collection of 12 orange recipes!


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Friday Favorites – Week 276 – with Ice Cream Recipes

Does summer time mean ice cream time for you? It does for me!  And I love nothing more than a little homemade ice cream!  This week’s featured recipes go way beyond your traditional homemade vanilla!  Take a look…then be sure and add your own recipes and projects to our linky collection!

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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Throughout the year I enjoy my share of milkshakes, floats, sundaes, and other yummy ice cream creations.  The hot summer weather just gives me an excuse to enjoy it even more!  This summer I’m stocking my freezer with Blue Bunny ice cream.  They have so many great flavors from classics like Vanilla and Chocolate to fun flavors like Bunny Tracks and Banana Split ice cream, and they have so many fun novelty ice creams! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 273 – With Homemade Popsicles

Hello all! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party!  This week I’m continue to share all things summer with a few homemade popsicle recipes!  I just love popsicles, and making them at home can be a fun time for one an all.  I hope you enjoy today’s fruity delights!

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Emergen-C Fruit Pops from Living the Gourmet

Strawberry Mango Popsicles

Strawberry Mango Popsicles from The Freshman Cook

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Friday Favorites – Week 272 – with Peach Recipes

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by! As always, it’s great to have you here to link up your recipes and projects with us!

One of the best things about summer is the chance to get fresh fruits and vegetables.  This week I’m continuing a celebration of summer foods with a few recipes made from one of the fruits of summer: The Peach!  I hope you enjoy these sweet peachy Peach treats!

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Fresh Peach Pretzel Dessert

Fresh Peach Pretzel Dessert from Best of Long Island and Central Florida

Peach Blueberry Mini Tarts

Peach and Blueberry Mini Tarts from Annie’s Noms

Peach Galette

Peach Galette from Living the Gourmet

 

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Friday Favorites – Week 268 – With Berry Desserts

Hello friends! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites! With summer just around the corner, it’s time for picnics and backyard barbecues featuring our favorite desserts, and with yummy fruits in season, for many people, that means it is time to break out the berries! Today I have a few berry recipes that I know you will love!  Take a look!

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Lemon Muddy Buddies Mix

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Still eating leftover jelly beans from Easter?  Or are you more like me and you like to buy jelly beans year round?  Either way, you’ll love today’s fun recipe. Over the weekend I made some delicious Lemon Muddy Buddies Mix.  I love muddy buddies, and I’ve been wanting to try the lemon flavor a while…believe me, it didn’t disappoint!  When I make muddies, I always like to have at least one “add in.”  The add-in not only mixes things up in terms of flavor but it also adds a lot to the overall color and presentation of the mixture.  To liven up these lemon muddies, I added some Brach’s Jelly Beans.

The jelly beans went perfectly with this lemon, and I’d imagine it would be great with other fruit flavored and even plain vanilla muddies.  So break out your left over Easter jelly beans or go out and buy a new bag, and give it a try!

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