Cake and Ice Cream all in one chocolate-covered poppable bite!
I would like to hire an official decider, please. Do I want to upsize my drink for 39 cents? Can I volunteer for the school book fair? Should I pay the water bill or buy the newest Urban Decay Eyeshadow palette?
I don’t know. Ask my official decider. I’m too busy napping.
And…I know. The water bill. But if I had someone else making the decision for me, maybe it wouldn’t be so darn painful. Why does eyeshadow have to be so beautiful nowadays? I swear that these companies hire a wizard to put a magical spell on the packaging.
Related — I recently walked into the living room and saw my husband reading my Ulta receipt. The receipt was long…much like the unfurling scrolls of yesteryear. For the brief moment that I watched him studying each line intently, my stomach began to flutter. And then something came over me. I don’t know what it was, maybe it’s the wizard thing we talked about earlier. All I know is that things began to move in slow motion as I dove across the room, screaming “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO” and snatching the receipt out of his hands.
He looked up, startled. “CAN’T A GIRL EVEN HAVE ANY PRIVACY??” I asked. “WHAT’S NEXT, READING MY DIARY???”
Actually, I’ve never had a diary in my life. He knows it and I know it. I’m not sure why those words came out of my mouth.
He replied that he’d found the receipt on the floor. THE FLOOR. Rookie mistake. We all know that proper protocol is burning the receipt, burying the ashes, and then building a large skyscraper over the fresh grave.
What was I thinking?
Back to decision-making? Why can’t we just have all the things?
Well, friends…we can. Starting with these cake and ice cream bites. Covered in chocolate and perfectly poppable, these bites of cake and ice cream are the perfect sweet treat to keep stashed in the freezer.
Behind the frozen broccoli, of course. No need to share.
***to halve this recipe, freeze half of the cake batter for a later use.
Enjoy, friends! Have a great day!
These sweet and salty Pretzel Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are simple enough to bake with the kiddos!
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Well, friends, it is officially May. Which is known in Arkansas as rain and tornado season.
It is hard for out-of-state friends to understand how a person can live in an area that gets tornado warnings semi-regularly. And while I assure you that it isn’t any fun, like all things, you get used to it and adapt.
One thing that I’ll never get used to, though…is entertaining a bored toddler who just wants to GO OUTSIDE. I’d love to be known as that caution-to-the-wind mom who takes the kiddos out to jump in puddles, but it just isn’t happening. There are things like good hair and getting struck by lightening to consider. So instead, I get out the baking supplies, put my perfectionist nature in the backseat, and let my Lucy Goose make a mess in the kitchen.
Our favorite baking routine is to get her dressed in her favorite Frozen costume, blast the Frozen soundtrack, and start measuring. We have found that the Country Crock® Make It Yours™ cookie recipe is perfect for spontaneous (and much needed) cookie baking. It’s a great base recipe — thick, soft, and chewy. An added bonus is that YOU decide what to mix in! Almost any add-ins you can dream up work in this recipe.
We dug around in the baking cupboard and found bags of peanut butter chips and mini M&Ms that were about 1/3 full. Perfect! We had some pretzel twists leftover from packing lunches all week, so we threw those in, too.
Lucy might have violated a couple of health codes during the baking of these cookies. Oopsies.
As much as I love the treats that we get as a result of our baking adventures, I love photos like this even more. We always have a great time making a mess, nibbling on ingredients, and singing. I hope it’s something we do forever.
As it happened, Jon David had two friends coming over after school, so these were the perfect snack! Lucy and I managed to put a good dent in them before they made it home, though.
Never underestimate two hungry girls with nothing better to do.
Aren’t they lovely?
Whether you’re looking to entertain the kiddos or just need a quick and yummy cookie, anytime is a good time to use the Make It Yours™ recipe! Just toss in your favorite mix-ins and you’ve got some fabulous cookies.
Be sure to post to your social media using the tag #makeityours so Country Crock can check out your masterpiece!
What would be your perfect combo of mix-ins?
Thanks so much for reading and have a great day!
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My weekly meal plan is full of quick and easy weeknight meals for picky families!
I am throwing a baby shower for one of my very best friends today, so I am super excited!!
I’m doing an early afternoon brunch, and I spent yesterday making cups of the world’s best banana pudding and mini cherry cheesecakes. Who needs cake, am I right!
She’s also a huge Drake fan, so there may or may not be cookies decorated with Drake’s face on them. I mean, I am never one to miss an opportunity.
Here’s what looks good for dinner this week. As usual, be sure to print out a free grocery list. Everything you need for the week is already filled out for you, hooray!
I mean, if anything could make a Monday a bit better, it would be these.
Tuesday: BLT Pasta Salad
Pasta AND salad in one! Yes!!
Wednesday: Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Breakfast for dinner! My favorite!
Thursday: Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole
Loving all that cheesy rice.
Friday: Bacon Wrapped Mini Meatloaf
We love these!
Enjoy and have a great week!
These fun mini cheesecakes taste like cake batter and are packed full of sprinkles!
Not that I mind. Being alone is actually one of my favorite things. Prior to having children, I was never one to do things alone. But my post-child self relishes it.
One time I made tacos for my family and then I immediately left to go grocery shopping. My husband was all, “don’t you want to eat first?” and I was like “nah, I’m not hungry.”
And then I drove to Schlotzky’s and had a salami sandwich on sourdough with salt and vinegar chips while I read my Kindle. When I finally made my way over to the grocery store, I was texting my husband all, “Wow, this place is packed! Typical Walmart — never enough cashiers! It’s taking me FOREVER!!”
I think that those kind of lies are actually allowed. Like when you tell someone a dress looks good on them when it actually doesn’t. Did my family NEED to know that I didn’t want to eat with them? No.
Some things really are better left unsaid.
One thing I have learned about doing activities alone is that it’s best to always look slightly angry. Not like, actively pissed or anything. Just mildly annoyed, in a busy type of way. In novels, this is referred to as “harried.”
When a woman who is alone looks “harried,” people are less likely to bother her. Do I want to participate in a brief survey? Do I want to add on a cinnamon roll for a dollar more? Do I mind if you share my table?
Does it LOOK like I want any of those things? No. Because I am HARRIED.
Actually, I do want the cinnamon roll. Ooopsies.
So back to the cheesecakes. I honestly couldn’t be more thrilled with how they turned out. Perfectly creamy with a Funfetti cake batter flavor that really shines through. I added cake batter buttercream as a garnish, but this step is totally up to you.
These are party perfect and make me happy just looking at them. Enjoy!
Have a great day!!