Desserts

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

June 25, 2014
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Back in our teen years, my sister and I used to freezer bananas and blend them up with milk to make a faux ice cream-ish sort of dessert.  It’s surprisingly delicious for something that’s just fruit and dairy. For some reason, I’ve been on a long hiatus from banana ice cream making, and lately, I’ve […]

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Rolled Cut-Out Christmas Sugar Cookies

December 13, 2013
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The other day, a friend asked me what sugar cookie recipe we use for frosted Christmas cookies, and I realized I haven’t shared that on my blog. So, I’m here to fix that today. Making Christmas cut-out cookies was one of my very favorite things to do when I was a kid, and so from […]

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Dirt Cake (er, pudding)

May 29, 2013

I’ve seen these here and there over the years, in magazines, on blogs, and in cookbooks, but I’ve never actually made one until now. I’m a little bemused by the fact that people always call this a cake because it’s not a cake. It’s really pudding/mousse with cookie crumbs on the top and bottom. Regardless […]

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How to Make 7-Layer Jello

May 3, 2013

This is neither a frugal recipe nor a healthy one. BUT, when I posted a picture of this jello (which Lisey requested for her birthday meal this year) a number of you were really intrigued and asked for the recipe. And since I aim to please, I’m sharing the recipe today. I’m not sure where […]

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How to make homemade marshmallows

November 28, 2012

When I got the DIY cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen and saw this marshmallow recipe, I knew I wanted to give it a try. I’d made marshmallows once, but that was long ago when I was a teenager. It’s not really possible to make cylindrical marshmallows at home, so these don’t look exactly like commercial […]

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3-Minute Homemade Slushies

July 10, 2012

I found this recipe a few years ago on the Hillbilly Housewife site. It’s super cheap, lightning fast, and at the very least, no more unhealthy than the slushies one can buy. And they’re dirt cheap. To make a slushie, simply combine cold water, ice cubes, sugar, and a Kool-Aid packet and blend until the […]

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