Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ham and Green Onion Cheeseball {Football Shaped}

My husband's late grandma used to make this cheeseball every year around Christmas time.  The kids would gather together make goodies and spend the night.  Since she has passed away, other family members bring this savory treat to gatherings.  I finally made it myself this week.  It was gone within minutes.  I will definitely be making another one for the Super Bowl next weekend.

Ingredients:
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
2 (2 oz.) pkgs. thin-sliced ham, diced into small pieces
4 green onions, diced
crackers (for a gluten-free option, serve with gluten free crackers)
plastic wrap

Directions:
  1. Mix ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Place onto plastic wrap.  Wrap and form into football shape.
  3. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Roll in pecans.  Refrigerated until serving.
  5. Serve with crackers of your choice.




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Monday, January 19, 2015

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Ice Cream Pie

I'm always trying to find gluten free dessert recipes that my hubby can eat.  While in my search I also want something that the rest of the family will eat too.  Then, a co-worker brought a similar pie like this one to work.  Rice krispie crust with ice cream....YES!!!!  Who wouldn't want that?!?!  I created my own pie with extra ingredients to make it a special treat.  It was a hit in my house.  I will be making more with different combinations soon!


Crust Ingredients:
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
1 (7 oz.) container of marshmallow fluff
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
2 1/2 c. rice krispies

Pie Ingredients:
1/2 pint of strawberry ice cream, slightly softened
1/2 pint of fresh strawberries
Magic Shell hardening chocolate syrup

Directions:
  1.  In a medium bowl, mix together butter and marshmallow cream.  
  2. Add chocolate chips and rice krispies, mix thoroughly.  
  3. Press into pie plate.  I used the back of my measuring cup to help form the crust.
  4. Freeze crust for 30 minutes.
  5. Spread and press ice cream into crust.  Use back of spoon dipped in warm water to smooth the top.
  6. Decorate with strawberries and drizzle with chocolate syrup.
  7. Freeze until served.


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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes



I have always wanted to make these fun cupcakes.  I have fond memories of my mom making them for my 4th grade birthday party at school.  Why has it taken me so long to make them myself?  They are simple, yet fun for everyone!

Ingredients:
cake mix of your choice
ingredients for cake as indicated on cake mix box
ice cream cones
vanilla buttercream frosting (recipe HERE)
sprinkles and red hots, or decor of your choice

Directions:
  1. Prepare cake mix according to box.
  2. Place cones in muffin pan.  Fill 1/2 way up with batter.
  3. Bake at time and temperature shown on cake mix box for cupcakes.
  4. Cool completely, frost, and decorate.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Cathedral Candy Clusters



These easy clusters are a favorite for Christmas time around my house.  They are the first treat requested by my hubby every year.  And that says a lot because he is not a dessert person.  I know, I know...I blog about food, mainly dessert, and I'm married to a non-dessert loving person.  What does that mean?  More for me!  So, when he does request a dessert, I jump at the chance to make it for him.


Makes approx. 70 large clusters

Ingredients: (use 1/2 ingredients for smaller batch)
2 pkgs. vanilla almond bark
2 ½ c. Capt. Crunch Peanut Butter cereal
2 ½ c. Rice Krispies
2 ½ c. miniature marshmallows
1 ½ c. peanuts

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients, except bark, in a large bowl.  
  2. Melt almond bark in a glass bowl for 1 minute, stir and repeat in 30 second increments until smooth.
  3. Pour bark over cereal mixture.  Stir until evenly coated.
  4. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper.  Let cool.
  5. Store at room temperature in covered container. 
 

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