Chocolate Ice Box Pie {4 Ingredients}

Chocolate Icebox Pie 5 Chocolate Ice Box Pie {4 Ingredients}

I’m not sure that the weather realizes that it’s almost November. Somebody really oughta tell it that it’s a little late this year. We are just now seeing the leaves change. And the temp? We haven’t had many cold snaps and just the other day it was close to 90 again. Welcome to good ole Tennessee!

I’m mostly ready for the bugs to leave us alone. I’ve had to set up one of my Fruit Fly Traps. After seeing about five of them near the sink I told the hubby that it’s time to get one made up and set out. After a couple of hours we counted them to find out that the five we thought we had was really closer to 50. Um, ew!

 

I’m sorry y’all. It appears that our family has a thing for desserts. You might have noticed that by my last three recipes. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- dessert is my best bribing tool. Why wouldn’t I make it?! Though sometimes I find it hard to keep up with demand. Trying to get better at it since I’ve discovered its power. 

This pie has quickly become a hubby favorite. Requested many times and made just as many times because of how easy it truly is. Y’all know me and my few ingredient recipes. This one?

Just four ingredients.

Chocolate Icebox Pie 1 Chocolate Ice Box Pie {4 Ingredients}

The first is none other than a pie crust. Easy to make yourself if you’re in the mood. Easier to purchase at the store when you’re not in the mood.

Chocolate Icebox Pie 2 Chocolate Ice Box Pie {4 Ingredients}

The next two ingredients include some very tasty staples that totally make me want a s’more right now. An 8 ounce chocolate bar and pile of jumbo marshmallows. You melt them down until they are good and combined. The original recipe didn’t call for anything to help them along, but I have been using a tablespoon or so of milk.

Chocolate Icebox Pie 3 Chocolate Ice Box Pie {4 Ingredients}

After they combine, they look like this. Ooey, gooey, yummy goodness.

You let this mixture cool a little and then fold in a tub of whipped cream. Pour this mixture into your pre-baked pie crust and refrigerate a little while.

Chocolate Icebox Pie 4 Chocolate Ice Box Pie {4 Ingredients}

Oh goodness y’all. It’s sooooo good.

I think a lot of its charm comes from how easy it is. Do you feel that way? When things are easier all of the sudden they are that much more amazing? It’s like getting things free. You give me something FREE, I’m going to be uber excited about that thang.

Chocolate Icebox Pie 6 Chocolate Ice Box Pie {4 Ingredients}

You have to try it.

You just do.

Chocolate Icebox Pie 5 Chocolate Ice Box Pie {4 Ingredients}
Chocolate Icebox Pie
Chocolate Icebox Pie 5 Chocolate Ice Box Pie {4 Ingredients}
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Ingredients
  1. Pie crust (pre-baked)
  2. 20 large marshmallows
  3. 1 (8 oz) chocolate bar
  4. 1 (8 oz) tub whipped topping
  5. 1 tbsp (or so) milk
Instructions
  1. Melt marshmallows and chocolate bar with milk over low heat or in a double boiler. Cool partially.
  2. Fold in whipped topping.
  3. Place in pie shell.
  4. Chill.
Adapted from The Four Ingredient Cookbook
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More Love For Your Loyalty!

This post brought to you by Luvs®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Pennywise Cook.

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I remember when I was a new mom I had absolutely NO clue what a good diaper was. There were so many brands, price points, absorbency options, sizes, stretches, and the list goes on. How in the world is a mom really supposed to pick a brand? For me it all came down to 2 things:

1) Price. You know me. I’m all about the best quality at the best price. 

2) Quality. That’s something that you just can’t skimp on when it comes to diapers. I mean, who wants to be awoken in the middle of the night with a screaming baby who is flooded in pee? Not me!

So with those two things in mind, I obviously went to the experts to help me decide. It wasn’t commercials. It wasn’t coupons. It wasn’t my baby book that suggested a great diaper. It was OTHER MOMS! They are the ones deep in the diaper-changing trenches trying them all out to find what works for them. Most of the ones that I talked with agreed that Luvs® were the best! They ticked both of my boxes. That’s where my luuuuuuuv for Luvs® began. I became what you might call a loyal Luvs® lover. Both of my girls are Luvs® babies. They are super absorbent. No joke. We have had some doozies at my house. For real.

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Easy Homemade Ice Cream Cake

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Ever since I can remember I’ve been a fan of ice cream. Not just your everyday fan. We’re talking I have to have it quite often kinda fan. Not just once every now and then.

I inherited this strong love for ice cream from my dad. He taught me how to eat it straight from the tub with a fork.

Yes, a fork. 

I’ll never really understand why he liked to use a fork, but I’m almost 100% certain that it tastes better with a fork. #dontwaskmewhy

If you crave ice cream, then you might be in the mood for an ice cream cake come time for your birthday. 

Or just to stuff your face with on a random Tuesday night…

Check out this SIMPLE and awesome recipe for creating a beautiful ice cream cakey masterpiece. It looks like it came from DQ itself. I posted this recently over at Gathering Grain, but I thought it would be kind of me to let y’all in on the awesomeness as well.

Wax Paper Springform Pan Easy Homemade Ice Cream Cake

 One thing you’ll most definitely need is a springform pan. If you don’t have one, you’ll want to get one. I use them for all sorts of things these days. It’s my magic tool for making things pretty. Amazon has a CuisinArt 9-inch Springform Pan for just $13.95.

Or you could just check your local thrift store next time you’re in there.

Coat your pan with non-stick cooking spray. Then place a strip of wax paper around the sides. This makes it so much easier when it’s time to take it out of the pan. It just peels off leaving it beautiful around the outside.

*Note*- Though I didn’t have this issue, a friend of mine still had some trouble with the edges sticking to the wax paper so you might even spray the top of the wax paper if you’re concerned.

Ice Cream Sandwich Ring Easy Homemade Ice Cream Cake

And now, with the magic of blogging (not TV y’all because Lord knows I’m not Pioneer Woman), this is what you’ll come up with after you place your ice cream sandwiches. 

Cut them longways in half and then cut each of those halves in half again. This will give you 4 pieces per sandwich. Um k?

Filled cake Easy Homemade Ice Cream Cake

Once again, we’re going to fast forward. You will make an easy oreo crust for the bottom and then spoon in softened ice cream (whatever flavor you choose!). I used 3 different flavors to get the neopolitan affect.

Pop into the fridge and then dollop some whipped cream and crushed cookies on top. Let set a little bit and then serve!

Or sit on your couch, use your fork, and go to town.

 Piece of Cake Easy Homemade Ice Cream Cake

A picture of the middle. Isn’t it pretty? It is amazingly tasty too. You’ll just have to try it for yourself!

Homemade Ice Cream Cake
A simple yet amazingly beautiful ice cream cake made in your very own kitchen.
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Ingredients
  1. 18 chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos)
  2. 1 tbsp milk
  3. 8-10 ice cream sandwiches (depending on the size of your pan)
  4. 3 pints ice cream of your choice
  5. 1 8 oz container whipped topping, thawed
Instructions
  1. Begin by removing your ice cream from the freezer. Let thaw and once its soft around the edges, transfer to bowls so the middle can thaw. Give it a good stir.
  2. Meanwhile, throw 15 chocolate sandwich cookies in a food processor to crush finely. You can also do this by hand if you don't have a food processor. I usually do this ahead of time to save time when assembling the cake. Once crushed, mix in the tablespoon of milk to create a crust mixture.
  3. Coat the bottom and sides of a springform pan with cooking spray. Cut a thick strip of wax paper and place it around the edges of the pan. The cooking spray will help it to stick. Cut any excess off the top.
  4. Cut each ice cream sandwich into 4ths and place standing up around the edges of the pan. It will appear like a wreath.
  5. Using your created crust mixture, press into the bottom of the pan evening it out all the way around.
  6. Pour your softened ice cream into the middle of the pan. Smooth out evenly. Continue with the other 2 pints of ice cream.
  7. At this point, I like to place my cakes into the freeze for about 30 minutes or so to firm up a bit before adding the whipped topping.
  8. Take out of the freezer and using a piping bag and tip or simply a ziploc bag with the tip cut, fill with whipped topping and add dollops all of the top of the cake.
  9. Crush your last 3 chocolate sandwich cookies and sprinkle over the top.
  10. Freeze for a couple of hours (or best overnight) and serve!
Adapted from Gathering Grain
Adapted from Gathering Grain
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Family Christian Dress Like A Veggie Event

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I cook with them quite often, but I must admit that I’ve never dressed like one. If the “you are what you eat” thing were true, I would most definitely be an edamame bean.

Or a cob of corn.

Or broccoli.

Honestly, I would probably be a new breed of veggie. Like a tomcobbrocame. This would be pronounced: Tom-cob-broc-ah-may. I’m so good at this that I could start a new language. Veggie language! YES!

Let’s move on shall we?

I know you guys are always looking for a good deal and also for a FREEBIE so I wanted to share this awesome contest happening through Family Christian stores! This may take some creativity so put your thinking caps on.

We are huge VeggieTales fans around here. I have been since I was young. I sound like an old fart referring to when I was young, don’t I? I’ve been a fan for a long time, but not too long if you know what I mean. ANYWHO! Family Christian is proud to announce their Dress Like A Veggie Event at ALL of their locations!

Here are the details:

When: Friday, October 31st 2014
Where: At ALL Family Christian Stores (find a location near you)
What to do: Dress like a veggie, take a photo in-store, post it to their Twitter and/or Instagram using the hastag #FCVeggies and tagging @FamilyChristian

The grand prize winner will receive a $250 gift card to Family Christian. FIVE runner ups will receive $50 appreciation certificates.

Your child does NOT have to dress like a VeggieTales veggie, just any veggie to qualify. You must have at least ONE child dressed up to enter the contest. 

And ALL children that stop by during the Dress Like A Veggie Event will receive small goodies!

You can find some great costume inspiration on this Pinterest board. I know you guys are creative so see what you can come up with! This is so exciting, I know my girls are going to be stoked.

They’ve always wanted to dress up like a cucumber you know…they just never knew it.

This post is written by me on behalf of myself and Family Christian Stores. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.


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