Coconut Fudge Pie

This easy no bake Coconut Fudge Pie has three delicious layers just waiting for you to dive right in to.

Coconut Fudge Pie - easy no bake coconut cheesecake topped with chocolate fudge pudding. This is one delicious pie!

I’m sure  you realize by now that it isn’t a coincidence for me to have a treat that coincides with a “national holiday”, right?

Yes, I’m crazy enough to know that today is “PI” day.  No, I did not forget the “E” at the end.  Although when I hear the word PI, the only thing I think of is crust, filling, and Cool Whip.

I most definitely do not think of math and school and numbers and and any other 3.14 things.   Nope, definitely just sugar on the brain. [Read more...]

Nutella Cookies and Cream Pie

This rich and creamy pie is perfect for enjoying any day of the week.  Nutella and cookies and cream pair together in one amazing No Bake cheesecake pie.  Surprise your favorite sweetie with one of these pies for Valentine’s Day…or just because.

Nutella Cookies and Cream Pie - this easy NO BAKE cheesecake pie will disappear as soon as everyone gets one taste

 The other day I had a craving for pie.  A rich decadent piece of pudding pie was all I could think about.  Never mind the fact that I am still trying to watch what I am eating, and pie is not on the approved food list.

That didn’t matter!  All I could think about was making pie…and it had to be right away!  I started looking through my cupboards to see what I had available to use.  With freezing temperatures outside I didn’t want to run to the store just to satisfy my pie whimsy!   [Read more...]

Apple Pie Cheesecake Parfaits and Applicious Week

So a few weeks ago my blogging bestie Aimee and I were chatting…
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and we decided that we wanted to have an entire week of everything APPLE!
Not really an original idea, but a fun one anyway.
We also thought it would be fun to invite some other girls for a hop.
Together we came up with a list of all the blogs we thought might want to participate with us.
Believe me, our list was pretty long.
But we narrowed it down to 10 other girls that we thought you might enjoy checking out. [Read more...]

Candy Corn M&M Brownie Galette

This Candy Corn M&M Brownie Galette is an easy, but impressive dessert for after dinner.

Have you tried the new White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s?

I don’t know if it is the foodie in me…
or if I just need to be in on the next thing.
But I was stalking our local Walmart just about every day
trying to find these m&m’s.
I mean everyone was talking about them on facebook…
they had to be good.

Our Walmart finally got with the program
and I found an entire shelf devoted to these newbies.

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They are good…just super sweet.
Lucky for my hips, I can only eat a few at a time.

Since we weren’t going to finish two whole bags on their own…
I know:-) Why did I buy 2 bags?
Call me crazy, but I had such a hard time finding them
that I wasn’t going to be on the search again for them.

Now that I have them…
what should I bake?
I’m thinking a Candy Corn M&M Brownie Galette!

Because they weren’t sweet enough on their own,
they needed to be surrounded with a fudge brownie:-)

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Candy Corn M&M Brownie Galette

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 10 pie slices

Candy Corn M&M Brownie Galette

Fudge brownies with white chocolate M&M candies baked in a pie crust.

Ingredients

1 refrigerated pie crust (I use Pillsbury)
1 box brownie mix
1 package White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s, divided

Instructions

  1. Unroll pie crust and place in a 9 inch pie plate with the edges hanging over.
  2. Prepare brownie mix according to the 2 egg directions. Stir in M&M’s by hand, reserving 1/2 cup for garnish. Pour brownie batter into pie shell. Very carefully fold over the edges of the pie crust, folding and pleating where needed.
  3. Bake at 350* for 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center, comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack before removing from the pie plate to a serving plate. Cut into pie wedges and top with extra M&M’s. Makes 10 slices.

Notes

You can cover the edges of the pie crust with foil if it is getting too brown.

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Peanut Butter Pie Parfaits

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I seriously am starting to think I am allergic to dust….
sorry honey, I just can’t do anymore house cleaning.
I know that as a SAHM that is part of my job requirements,
but you don’t want me sneezing all the time, do you???

Last week we added some more shelves in our closet.
I had finally had it with dumping my sweater box out
each time I wanted to find anything.
My sweet husband bought all the shelves and installed them
right away. Oh how I love him!!!

Of course that meant I had to do a deep clean
…and had to go through all my shoes…
while I was sneezing!

I may or may not be addicted to cute shoes.
Definitely not allergic to these!

There is also a small chance that I have way too many shoes…
the jury is still out on that one.

I will not tell how many I had…nope not going to even budge.
(I didn’t even share that with the husband)

I do want to be able to shop again this year!

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But I will tell you how to make this absolutely scrumptious
peanut butter pie parfait:-)
Deal?!?

 

 

Peanut Butter Pie Parfaits

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 large parfaits

Peanut Butter Pie Parfaits

Layers of peanut butter pie, chocolate topping, and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups make this pudding cup an extra decadent dessert.

Ingredients

1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs (I used Oreos)
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup peanut butter
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups Cool Whip, divided
2 cups chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Instructions

  1. Divide the cookie crumbs into the bottoms of 4 large parfait glasses. Set aside.
  2. Bring the whipping cream to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips. Stir until thoroughly melted. Let cool slightly.
  3. In a mixing bowl beat the peanut butter and cream cheese until creamy. Slowly add the powdered sugar until mixed in. Fold in 1 cup Cool Whip by hand.
  4. Layer the peanut butter filling, chocolate sauce, and peanut butter cups in the parfait cups making sure to have 2 layers of each. Top with the extra Cool Whip and extra peanut butter cups. Keep refrigerated. Makes 4 large parfaits.

Notes

You could also make this in 8 small Mason jelly jars.

http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2011/01/peanut-butter-pie-parfaits/

 

Apples and…Rolos???

As I was web surfing for fun recipes last week…
I came across this foodie.
Oh my!
She has so many fun recipes…
I was bookmarking left and right!
Then I thought what the heck…
I will just bookmark the entire thing:-)I can’t wait to try out lots of yummy looking things.
I have my eye on the espresso cookies
and the banana bread cobbler…

I think today will be a fun baking day!

Since it is fall I started with the
Chocolate & Caramel Apple Pie Galette!

Oooo la la! Sounds so fancy…
Don’t let that scare you from trying this recipe.
It is just a glorified apple pie with rolos.

It was super easy to make
and super yummy to eat:-)

Chocolate and Caramel Apple Pie Galette
(as found on the Picky Palate)
3 Tablespoons butter
2 apples of choice peeled and diced (i actually used 4)
3 Tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 roll Pillsbury pie dough
5 Rolo chocolate caramels, unwrapped and quartered
Powdered sugar for dusting
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place butter into a medium saucepan over medium heat. When melted add diced apples, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until softened.
2. Roll out pie dough then pour cooked apples in center of dough leaving a 1 1/2 inch border around edges. Top with quartered Rolo’s then take edges of pie dough and fold over to create a pleated edge.
3. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until pie edges are golden brown. Remove and let cool completely. Before serving dust with powdered sugar

Whoops! I forgot to sprinkle mine with the powdered sugar.
I think the ice cream and extra caramel sauce
made up for that though:-)

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