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How to Make Snow Ice Cream — a.k.a. Winter Bliss in a Bowl

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I hope you are enjoying our beautiful snow today!

We are not posting our weekly Fort Worth Free & Cheap Weekend Events (for Feb. 27 & 28) since most events are cancelled or postponed due to this lovely winter weather.  Instead, we decided to “dust off” and share this archived post/recipe from a few years ago —  How to Make Snow Ice Cream.

Have fun and stay warm! : )

Something New to Try
On this fluffy-white, beautiful snow day, I thought it would be fun to make snow   ice cream for the first time.  I remember my parents sharing memories about making the treat when they were kiddos (they grew up where snow was a more frequent occurrence than here in Fort Worth), and I always thought it sounded like the ultimate “fun food!”

I do believe this is just the thing to try on this wonderful winter day, and have already set my largest bowl outside to catch a container-full of winter bliss.

Following is the recipe I used, which comes with great reviews from allrecipes.com:

Bon Appetite, y’all!

Snow Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients

1 gallon snow
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups milk (or half and half for a richer taste)

Directions

  1. When it starts to snow, place a large, clean bowl outside to collect the flakes.
  2. When full, stir in sugar and vanilla to taste, then stir in just enough milk for the desired consistency.
  3. Serve at once.

Options:  Personally, we like this recipe best, as is, but you can also try mixing other favorite ingredients such as cocoa powder, cinnamon, coconut, or chocolate chips. Get creative and the kids (big and small) will have a blast making it.

Did you try this recipe? We’d love to hear about your experience in the comments section.

Enjoy and Share!    :)

 

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Saltine Cracker Toffee Recipe — Delicious and Easy

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Saltine Cracker Toffee

Food blogger, The Girl Who Ate Everything, has a “you’ve got to try this” recipe and easy-to-follow instructions for Saltine Cracker Toffee ~ perfect for gift giving and making an easy last minute treat (only 5 ingredients)!  We made a batch last week for a Christmas party, and it was DELICIOUS and disappeared in minutes.

:: Go here to get  the recipe for Saltine Cracker Toffee.

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Fun Summer Recipe — Easy S’More Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Bites

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If you are looking for a fun recipe to take to your next summer picnic or outing, here’s one of our favorites! These S’More Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Bites are a fun treat to make with the kids, and are great for packaging up and giving as party favors, too.

 Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Following is a step-by-step picture tutorial, or just skip to the recipe and directions at the bottom of the post if you prefer.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

This quick-to-make, kid friendly treat requires only 3 ingredients: graham crackers, chocolate bars, and large marshmallows.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

First, coarsely crush 6-8 graham crackers with a nut chopper or rolling pin to make about 1 cup of chopped graham crackers.  Personally, we prefer using our trusty nut chopper for this process,  as it is quick, makes less mess, and chops the grahams to the perfect size.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Next, melt the chocolate. We recommend using a good quality dark chocolate, but milk chocolate and white chocolate are great substitutes. One of our favorite places to get a good deal on high quality European chocolate is Aldi — their Choceur brand runs about $1.99 for a 5.29 oz bar.  Chocolate chips work great too.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Chop the chocolate into smaller similar-sized pieces to make sure it melts evenly.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe dish or melt on the stove top using a double broiler over low heat. If using a microwave (our preference since it is much quicker), melt your chocolate on a low (50%) power setting in 30 second increments to avoid scorching or burning it. After each 30 second increment, stir the chocolate until it is completely melted and is smooth & shiny.

Note that it is important to stir between each 30-sec increment as chocolate is easy to burn & scorch.  Chocolate retains its shape even when melted (see pic above), so the only real way to know if it is truly melted is to stir it to see if it has become a liquid.  Once it is liquid you can proceed to the next assembly step.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Line a large cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.

To assemble, dip one marshmallow at a time in the melted chocolate then place on the lined cookie sheet.

Sprinkle chopped graham crackers on top of melted chocolate.  

Set marshmallows off to the side for 1-2 hours to let chocolate harden and set. This process can be sped up by placing the cookie sheet of dipped & assembled marshmallows in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.

Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Easy S’More Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped graham cracker crumbs (we used the Low-Fat Honey Maid Grahams, but regular grahams would be dandy, too)
  • 10 oz of dark chocolate bars or chips (can substitute milk chocolate or white chocolate)
  • 1 Bag of large marshmallows

Directions

  1. Line a large cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.
  2. Melt chocolate in the microwave (see directions above) or on the stove in a double broiler over low heat.
  3. Dip one marshmallow at a time in the melted chocolate then place on the cookie sheet.
  4. Sprinkle chopped graham crackers on top of melted chocolate.
  5. Set marshmallows off to the side for 1-2 hours to let chocolate harden and set. This process can be sped up by placing the cookie sheet of marshmallows in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

Makes 24-30 S’More Marshmallow Bites.

Enjoy and share!  : )

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$1 Betty Crocker E-Cookbooks ~ 20 Minute Meals, Best Chocolate Recipes, Gluten-Free Baking, and More!

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Right now, Amazon has a hot deal on several Betty Crocker e-Cookbooks for 99 cents! We enjoyed perusing the cookbooks and found simple, easy to follow recipes that look worthy of your next special event.  The 20 Best Muffin Recipes cookbook has some great ideas for a Spring brunch event and the  Outrageous Double Chocolate-White Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe (mmmm!) from the 20 Best Chocolate Cookie Recipes cookbook sounds and looks delicious.

Our favorite 99 Cent Betty Crocker Cookbook finds include:

   
   
   

::  Go here to find the entire list of Betty Crocker e-Cookooks available at Amazon.

Do note that if you plan to get any of these books, you might now want to wait, as we don’t know how long these will be available at this price (as you may already know, Amazon prices can change often).

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Frugal Fun: How to Make Snow Ice Cream (a.k.a. Winter Bliss in a Bowl)

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We are getting lots of traffic on our Snow Ice Cream recipe from a few years ago ~ thought we’d pull it out of the archives and “dust it off” for all of our readers…

Something New to Try
On this fluffy-white, beautiful snow day, I thought it would be fun to make snow ice cream for the first time.  I remember my parents sharing memories about making the treat when they were kiddos (they grew up where snow was a more frequent occurence than Fort Worth), and I always thought it sounded like the ultimate “fun food!”

I do believe this is just the thing to try on this wonderful winter day, and have already set my largest bowl outside to catch a container-full of winter bliss.

Following is the recipe I used, which comes with great reviews from allrecipes.com:

Bon Appetite, y’all!

Snow Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients

1 gallon snow
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups milk (or half and half for a richer taste)

Directions

  1. When it starts to snow, place a large, clean bowl outside to collect the flakes.
  2. When full, stir in sugar and vanilla to taste, then stir in just enough milk for the desired consistency.
  3. Serve at once.

Options:  Personally, we like ths recipe best, as is, but you can also try mixing other favorite ingredients such as cocoa powder, cinnamon, coconut, or chocolate chips. Get creative and the kids (big and small) will have a blast making it.

Do you have a special winter memory?  We’d love to hear about it
in the comments section.

Enjoy and Share!    :)

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Amazing Homemade Pumpkin Fudge Recipe ~ Fall Favorite

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A  reader favorite, re-posted by request…

The sights of autumn all around have put  Pumpkin Fudge on the front of my mind and have prompted me to share this ADDICTING recipe (you were warned)! This is the most amazing, melt-in-your-mouth fudge and best use of pumpkin from a can!

Pumpkin fudge is simple to make ~ just be sure to use a candy thermometer to get the consistency right (otherwise you might end up with a culinary creation other than fudge).

Bon Appetite, y’all!

Amazing Pumpkin Fudge

Ingredients

1  (12-ounce) package white chocolate morsels
1  (7-ounce) jar marshmallow crème
1  cup  chopped pecans, toasted
1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
3  cups  sugar
3/4  cup  melted butter
2/3  cup  evaporated milk
1/2  cup  canned pumpkin
2  tablespoons  corn syrup
2  teaspoons  pumpkin pie spice

Directions

Go here for the original recipe and complete cooking directions.

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$1 Betty Crocker E-Cookbooks ~ Easy Sizzling Grilling, Gluten-Free Baking, Best Brownies, and More!

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Right now, Amazon has a fantastic deal on several Betty Crocker e-Cookbooks for 99 cents! We enjoyed perusing the cookbooks and found simple, easy to follow recipes that look worthy of sharing with friends and family.  The Sizzling Grilling cookbook has some great 4th of July recipe ideas and the  Chocolate Cake with Praline Topping (mmmm!) from the Best Gluten-Free Desserts cookbook sounds and looks delicious.

Our favorite 99 Cent Betty Crocker Cookbook finds include:

   
   
   

::  Go here to find the entire list of Betty Crocker e-Cookooks available at Amazon.

Do note that if you plan to get any of these books, you might now want to wait, as we don’t know how long these will be available at this price (as you may already know, Amazon prices can change often).

============================

Don’t Have a Kindle?
No worries. You likely already have a device to read Kindle ebooks in your home. All you need to do is download one of the FREE applications for your PC, Mac, Android, iPhone/iPad/iTouch, Blackberry, or Windows Phone.  Go here to learn more.

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