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Family Matters: Modified Ice Cream Bar Pie


Some of you have been asking me how my son’s ice cream birthday cake turned out…let me tell you, my new teenager was thrilled with his ice cream bar pie!

I had to adjust the original recipe from the Celebrate Cooking magazine because my son does not eat chocolate. Yes, you read that right he does not like chocolate! Apparently he did not inherit my taste buds.

The dessert was easy and took only minutes to make, leaving me with lots of time to enjoy his party!

Here are my modifications to the Ice Cream Bar Pie.

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

Ingredients:
1 (12 Ct) box Blue Bunny Birthday Party Ice Cream Sandwiches (it uses vanilla wafers)
1 (12 oz) tub fat-free frozen whipped topping
1 (16 oz) pkg frozen sweetened strawberries or fresh strawberries

In a 13×9 dish, line the bottom of dish with ice cream sandwiches. Spread the thawed frozen strawberries over sandwiches. Spread whipped topping over frozen strawberries. Freeze pie for 30 minutes. Top with fresh strawberries before serving.



Shop the Sale: Food Club Yogurt


With the kiddos going back to school this week, I need to get stocked up on breakfast, lunchbox and snack foods. If your school mornings are anything like mine, they can get a little crazy! When we are having, you know, ‘one of those mornings’ – it’s smoothies for breakfast. Smoothie are quick, easy to make and nutritious.

I start with Food Club Yogurt; which happens to be on sale this week, orange juice or milk, frozen strawberries, a banana, local honey or Stevia and a few ice cubes.

Mix in a blender, pour into to-go cups and we are out the door.

Here are a few of my favorite smoothie mix-ins used in different combination:
Strawberries
Bananas (fresh or frozen)
Blueberries
Apple juice
Vanilla
Vanilla yogurt
Stevia
Local honey
Nutmeg
Milk
Orange juice
Flax seed
Rice protein powder
Frozen mixed berries
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Cool Mix-in’s


Cool Mix-in’sPeanut Butter Dream Ice Cream
Serves: 4 

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Peanut Butter Bash Ice Cream
1/4 cup Hershey’s Reese’s Pieces

Directions:
In a medium bowl, combine ice cream and Reese’s Pieces.

Mix ice cream until well combined.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 268, Fat: 15 g (8 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 119 mg, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 6 g

Cherries ‘N Cream Sweet Treat
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Cherries N’ Cream Ice Cream
5 blocks of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds Bar

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 198, Fat: 10 g (6 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 28 mg, Sodium: 46 mg, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 3 g

Turtles ‘N Cream Chocolate Treat
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Turtles N’ Cream Ice Cream
1/4 cup Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

Directions:
In a medium bowl, combine ice cream and Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup. Mix ice cream until well combined.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 220, Fat: 8 g (5 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 123 mg, Carbohydrates: 34 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 3 g

Grandma’s Mint Chocolate Moon Pie
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
2 Mint Crunch Moon Pies

Directions:
Combine ice cream and Moon Pies in a blender, blend until smooth.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 255, Fat: 14 g (9 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 30 mg, Sodium: 85 mg, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 4 g

Chick-O-Stick Milkshake
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Vanilla Ice Cream
1 bag Atkinson’s Chick-O-Stick Candy
2 Tbs dry-roasted peanuts

Directions:
Crush Chick-O-Sticks and peanuts in blender and add ice cream. Blend together.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 236, Fat: 12 g (6 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 30 mg, Sodium: 61 mg, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 5 g

Rocky Road Cool Treat
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Rocky Road Ice Cream
1 Almond Joy bar

Directions:
Combine ingredients in blender, blend until smooth.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 225, Fat: 12 g (7 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 83 mg, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 4 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.

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Family Matters: Brookshire’s World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store


It’s HOT outside.  Summer vacation time is beginning to wind down as the kids are thinking about going back to school.  Before the good times run out this summer, take time to do at least one or two more fun activities with your children or grandchildren.

The best FREE outing I could suggest is a trip to the Brookshire’s World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store in Tyler, TX.  You’ll find a link to the museum under the “Kids” section on the Brookshires.com website showing the days and hours of operation.  The museum is always a favorite destination for my two grandsons when they visit me in Tyler.  And you can’t beat the fact that it always offers free admission!



Watermelon Creamsicles


Watermelon CreamsiclesWatermelon Creamsicles
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus freezing

Ingredients:
2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
3 cups Goldenbrook Farms Watermelon Sherbet
1 cup 2% milk
2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
In a blender, add seedless watermelon and blend until smooth. In a large bowl, combine watermelon juice with remaining ingredients and mix by hand.

Place sherbet mixture into cups or popsicle molds. Place sherbet mix in the freezer. If using a cup, let sherbet get firm and add craft stick. Place back in freezer. Freeze until firm.

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Healthy Living: Pool Safety


Pool SafetyThe lazy days of summer mean hours spent by the pool.  Don’t forget your designated “watcher”.  If there is not a lifeguard on duty where you will be swimming, be sure to designate one adult to watch the kids.  It is very important that the designated person not have any distractions.

Drowning can happen in seconds!  It’s also a good idea to be trained in CPR.  During the time that it takes paramedics to arrive, your training could save someone’s life.



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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