Easy, Quick and Cheap Bean Dip!

I made this during todays third snow day of the year. I just used white beans I already had in the house, it was so easy and pretty tasty. It tastes healthy, and I like the texture better than hummus, less chunky. 

  • 1 15-ounce can of canellini beans (rinse them well and pat dry before using)
  • 1 small garlic clove (you can use a little more or a little less depending on your preference)
  • The juice from about half a lemon ( I cheated with lemon juice from a bottle)
  • A little more than 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste

Throw everything into food processor and blend until its smooth! So tasty! 

I ate it with everything I had, I tried it with pretzels, carrots, bagged pita chips and even pita chips I made from home. 

TO make pita chips from home, Spread thin layer of butter over pita bread, (flat like a wrap) and sprinkle some garlic powder. Throw in toaster until pita begins to bubble and become light brown. 

There are so many things you can do with this dip. Put chunks of anything over it. Shrimp, garlic, make it greek with chopped cucumbers, feta and tomatoes. Mix in some pesto or some arugula. 

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S’mores Trifle

This is a VERY decadent dessert. My friend made it for us for Tuesday night dinners, and I decided to make this for our annual labor day cookout where my dad makes clam cakes and chowder. This dessert didn’t stand a chance, it was gobbled up in less than 10 minutes. It appears to be a fancy dessert, but it is very easy to make. Thanks Mom Endeavors! 

 

Ingre­di­ents

  • 1 box brownie mix (or your favorite from scratch recipe)
  • 1 large box or 2 small of instant choco­late pud­ding (approx. 4 cups)
  • 1 sleeve of gra­ham crack­ers, bro­ken (about 9 crackers)
  • 1 tub of whipped topping
  • 1 small jar of Marsh­mal­low Creme
  • 1 C mini marshmallows
  • optional: 1 Hershey’s Bar

 

Direc­tions:

1. Start by bak­ing a 9×13 pan of brown­ies accord­ing to the pack­age direc­tions. Once done, allow to cool and cut up into chunks. While that bakes & cools, you can mix up the pud­ding and chop up your gra­ham crackers.

2. In a tri­fle dish add a layer of brownie pieces (for me, this was a lit­tle less than half the pan). Then, top the brownie pieces with about half of the pud­ding.

3. On top of the choco­late pud­ding, add a layer of bro­ken gra­ham crack­ers. I just broke them up in a bag­gie. I wanted small pieces, but not just crumbs. Make sure the choco­late pud­ding is cov­ered well with the gra­ham cracker.

4. Take half of the whipped top­ping from the tub and mix it in a bowl with half of the marsh­mal­low creme. It will prob­a­bly lumpy and that’s totally ok. Spread that mix­ture over the gra­ham cracker layer.

5. Repeat all the lay­ers again. You’ll end with the whipped top­ping mixture…

You need to broil marshmallows.…for only a few sec­onds! Just put about a cup (I just grabbed two hand­fuls) of mini-marshmallows onto a bak­ing sheet and put them in the oven under the broiler. You can­NOT walk away…in fact, don’t even look away. I didn’t even close the oven door. I stood there watch­ing for about 10–15 sec­onds. The moment they start look­ing a lit­tle golden, take them out. Oth­er­wise you might have a charred, gooey mess!

Let those cool, then sprin­kle them over the top of the whipped layer. For added gar­nish, add some crushed gra­ham crack­ers and some chopped up Her­shey bar!

Refrigerate and Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Tasty Dip

Okay so my Aunt June, always brought this to parties, and I decided I needed the recipe to bring along with me to any party. I also used this at my VMA viewing party. I recently brought this to game night, where we played Left, Center, Right, who’s played that yet? Its super fun. We love playing with bills, makes it super competitive. I brought this dip, and once you have one you cant stop.

 

2 Blocks of Cream Cheese

Green Onions

Cloves of Garlic

Wet Crushed red pepper, ( I use dry)

Appricot Jelly

Box of Ritz crackers

 

I didn’t use any amount because I wasn’t giving any amounts! Put in as many green onions as you want chopped, as many cloves of garlic. I use three usually. I don’t have wet red pepper so I use dry. Just a few sprinkles. Soften the cream cheese and mix in all the ingredients. I form a ball on a plate, microwave the jelly and pour it over the cream cheese dip. I chop additional green onions and sprinkle them over the jelly.  Lay out ritz crackers and it will literally disappear .

 

Success! yummy!

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake

I was looking for a simple dessert of my traditional tuesday night dinners. So naturally I turned to Domestic Rebel.

 

Here is the recipe:

  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 & ½ cups – 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 & ½ cups miniature chocolate chips
  • 1 quart (1.5) vanilla ice cream, softened to room temperature

I just grabbed a disposable tin pan from the grocery store to make this cake.

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugars, creaming until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the milk and vanilla extract to blend. Gradually add the salt and the flour until combined. Stir in ONE cup of the chocolate chips.
  2. Spread the cookie dough layer evenly into the pan. Top the cookie dough layer with the softened ice cream, smoothing it over as evenly as possible. Sprinkle the ice cream with the remaining miniature chips.
  3. Freeze the cake for about 3 hours or until set and firm. Cut into squares and serve!

It was a pretty tasty cake, I wish I just put more on it, like hot fudge or something. Cookie dough isn’t really my thing, so it was alright but everyone else seemed to like it!

Pumpkin Rice Krispie’s

So I found these somewhere; and of course now I can’t find the recipe. But I can remember- sorry I can’t give proper credit.

3 Tablespoons of butter

One bag of Mini Marshmallows plus one cup

1/4 of Pumpkin Puree

Dash of Nutmeg

Dash of All spice

1/4 Tsp of Cinnamon

6 cups of the snap crackle pop cereal ( Rice Krispie’s)

SO This was another treat I wanted to add to my fall party dessert lay out. I had most of the ingredients so its what I picked!

What you do is you melt the butter over the stove on low-medium. Add in the pumpkin as soon as its done, and throw in the spices. Add the entire bag of Mini Marshmallows and stir until those are melted. Take off heat. Then you have to wait 10 minutes to add in the extra cup of marshmallows. Once that cup is added WAIT longer. About half n hour. Then you can go ahead and add in the Kripies. They say that if you dont do this the treats will become soggy. So I didn’t mess around with it.

Pour into any size pan, depends on if you want tall treats or not I opted for the 9X13. Let it set for half n hour and then cut and serve! Simple! No bake! OHH YEAH

I didn’t try these because I am not a fan of rice krispie treats. weird I know. but I heard they were excellent!

 

Success!

Lindsey’s Rocky Road Ting-a-Lings

I wanted to make a certain kind of dessert, and I knew what I had it mind so I did lots of research. As always I combined a few recipes, and added a little bit of my own flare.

For my grad party I was making lots of things, mostly things I did not have to bake, and things could freeze, so I could make then in advance, I dont have a picture of the actual cookies, but these cookies go under a lot of other names, Bird Nests, No bakes, the list goes on.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Bags of Chinese Fried Noodles (Oriental Aisle in Stop and Shop)
  • One bag of Milk Chocolate Chips
  • One bag of Butterscotch Chips
  • One bag of Mini Marshmallows
  • One cup of  salted peanuts

Melt both bags of chocolate chips I did it in the microwave with a little bit vegetable oil as always. Then stir in noodles and peanuts. There are two ways you can do the marshmallows, and what I did was split the batter in half, Mixed in marshmallows to the warm mix  melted them and then waited for it to cool a bit and gently stir in marshmallows so they stay whole. Either way, they both taste great.

Spoon out one spoonful of dough onto wax paper, let cool, refrigerate, freeze, or keep at room temp. Doesnt matter they are delish.  and they are the only dessert that wasn’t left at the end of the party so I think they were pretty good.

 

Closest thing I have to a picture, my ting a lings are in there somewhere, here are the desserts that were served at my party.

SUCCESS!