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Family Matters: Ice Cream Bar Pie!


For almost 13 years now, once a year, I go all out to bake and decorate a birthday cake for my son and it’s not your everyday sheet cake either. I plan the cake around the theme of the party, buy new shaped cake pans, new colors of icing, all the ingredients and stay up all hours of the night trying to out do myself from the previous years! In a couple of days he is going to be a teenager and so, as usual, I asked him what kind of cake he wanted for his party.  Goodbye to Batman, Spiderman and Sponge Bob themed cakes for him, he wants an ice cream cake!

How do I even begin to make an ice cream cake? Luckily, the July Celebrate Cooking magazine has an ice cream bar pie that I’m thinking about trying for his party. I’ll keep you updated and let you know how it turns out or if I modified the recipe any. Best of all, I shouldn’t have to be up all hours of the night baking and decorating!

Ice Cream Bar Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus chill time
Serves 18

Ingredients:
1 (12 Ct) box Food Club Ice Cream Sandwiches
1 (12 oz) ctn fat-free frozen whipped topping
2 favorite candy bars (Snickers, Butterfinger,Reese’s or Toffee Bar)
1/4 cup caramel syrup

Directions:
In a 13×9 dish, line the bottom of dish with ice cream sandwiches. Spread whipped topping over sandwiches. Crush your candy bar and sprinkle over whipped topping. Drizzle caramel syrup over ice cream pie. Freeze pie for 30 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (without candy bar): Calories: 161,
Fat: 6 g (3 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 16 mg, Sodium: 125 mg,
Carbohydrates: 24 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 20 g

© 2010, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number. All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.



A summertime favorite!


Want s’more ideas to make different varieties of s’mores?

• Add peanut butter to your graham cracker
• Use a chocolate graham cracker
• Add toasted coconut to your s’mores
• Use cookies in place of graham cracker
• Add different fruits to your s’mores: banana, strawberry, etc.
• Add pretzels to your s’mores

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Family Matters: Summertime and your kids


Summer time is here, the kids are at home all day and they seem to be always hungry!

I want to help my kids make healthier choices when snacking.

Here are a few things that I do at home that seem to work for my kiddos:

  1. Keep a basket of fruit on the kitchen cabinet at all times filled with apples, oranges, bananas and fruit leathers
  2. Keep individual bottled water in the fridge
  3. Place yogurt tubes in the freezer for a healthier frozen treat
  4. Frozen grapes also make a cool summer snack

You’ll be surprised at your kids’ choices! When we are heading out the door for the day, I tell my kids to grab a snack and something to drink…they usually come to the car with a piece of fruit and bottled water. Yeah, I’m a pretty good Mom!



Patriotic Ice


Patriotic Ice You will need 2 pitchers for this drink. In the first pitcher, combine 1 envelope of red powdered drink mix, 3 cups of water, and 6 Tbs sugar.

In the other pitcher, combine 1 envelope of blue powdered drink mix, 3 cups of water, and 2 Tbs sugar.

The results of the drink depend on the amount of sugar in each color layer; therefore it is very important that you use the correct amount of sugar.

Fill a clear glass with ice. Slowly pour in the red drink mix, then the blue drink mix, and then top with club soda.

Patriotic Ice

Ingredients:
Envelope of blue powdered drink mix
Envelope of red powdered drink mix
Ice cube tray
Club soda

Directions:
Mix each envelope of powdered drink mix with water. Pour drink mix into ice cube trays. Freeze trays. When ice cubes are frozen, add them to a glass of club soda.

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I Scream, You Scream


We All Scream for Cupcakes!We All Scream for Cupcakes!
Serves 24

Preheat oven to 350° F. In a medium bowl, combine 1 box of chocolate, strawberry or white cake mix, 1 1/3 cup water, 1/2 cup canola oil and 3 eggs. Mix well. Place 24 ice cream cones into a muffin pan. Fill ice cream cones 2/3 full with batter.

Bake for 20 minutes. Once cupcakes are cooled top each with strawberry, chocolate or vanilla frosting.

Decorate or sprinkle with your favorite candy or toppings.

 

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Shop the Sale: Cheerios


CheeriosMost of the time I cook breakfast for my kids because I’m a fanatic about starting the day off with a good breakfast. However, there are mornings when I just cannot get it together…the back up plan…Cheerios with local honey on top. Good thing Cheerios is on sale, I foresee a busy week coming up!



Family Matters: Homemade Ice Cream


Homemade Ice CreamSo I took the family to my parents this weekend for a family cookout. My Dad and brothers took care of the grilling, my Mom made the side dishes and I was in charge of bringing the desert. I wanted to make something fun…homemade ice cream would be perfect!

I mixed up all the ingredients at home the night before and poured into a jug. So, all I had to bring with me was the jug with the mixture, rock salt, ice and the electric ice cream maker. The ice cream was a hit and so simple to make!

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Ingredients:
2 cups half & half
2 cups whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Directions:
Wisk together all ingredients until well blended. Pour into ice cream maker and process according till it is soft frozen.

Enjoy!



Product Talk: Top Care


Have you had trouble getting your favorite over the counter meds lately?  McNeil, a division of Johnson and Johnson has had some production issues and has recently voluntarily closed down their Plant in Pennsylvania.

Products such as Children’s Tylenol, Children’s Motrin, Children’s Benadryl, Adult Tylenol Cold, Adult Sinus, St. Josephs Aspirin Etc. will be virtually unavailable until sometime in 2011.

My advice to those that are looking for these products is to consider our Top Care label which actually has the same active ingredients that are found in the national brand at a substantial savings.  If you have any questions feel free to consult one of our Pharmacists for expert advice.

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Grilled Banana S’mores


Place BANANAS with peel on the grill for 5 minutes on each side or until peel gets dark. Peel BANANA and scoop pulp out in a bowl.

Arrange warm Grilled bananas on graham cracker squares. Place chocolate squares over grilled bananas. Top with another Graham Cracker Square to make a sandwich.

 



Product Talk: Hyland’s Cough and Cold


Having a child is a very rewarding experience, but it does have its challenges, especially when they are 2.  Recently my child was sick with a bad cough and had double ear infections.  He hacked and hacked and none of the prescription drugs that the doctor had prescribed would work for the cough.  After several restless nights and coughing all day and night, I finally sent my husband to the store to find something.  He came back with Hyland’s Cough and Cold for kids. 

My first thought was, why did he buy that, all the brand name stuff that people have used for years, and this??  A brand that I had not heard of, I was sure it would not work..  Desperate for relief, I started giving him this medicine.  I noticed the cough getting fewer and fewer in between, the nights got better, and I was finding myself and my child sleeping more throughout the night.  It worked!!  So parents if you need some relief don’t be scared to try Hyland’s Cough & Cold. 

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