Sunday, August 9, 2020

Super Easy S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches / #FromOurDinnerTable

Is there anything more refreshing on a hot summer day, than an ice cream sandwich? So cold and yummy, with a ton of flavor choices to choose from, they really are the ultimate summer treat, especially in this house! 
Well, let's go one better, and mix one ultimate summer treat with another, and that's how these S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches came to be! They are super easy. They don't take very much time, except for the freezing part, and you are ready to serve! 

S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches 
(Makes 5 sandwiches)
(printable recipe at end of page)


5 Stuffed Puffs Classic Milk Chocolate filled Marshmallows
1/2 cup Crushed Graham Crackers
1 package Famous Chocolate Wafers
1/2 pint Vanilla Ice Cream
 
 
Chop the chocolate filled marshmallows into small pieces about the size of mini marshmallows or smaller. If you get them cold before cutting they will be easier to cut.

Crush the graham crackers in a food processor, or place them in a plastic bag and roll over them with a rolling pin.

In a medium bowl softly add the chopped marshmallows into the ice cream. Be careful to not over mix. Quickly place the ice cream and marshmallow mix in the freezer for a few minutes.You don't want the ice cream to melt. 


Place ice cream on top of a chocolate wafer cookie.

Place cookie top on the ice cream. Use a small spoon to help the ice cream cover the surface of the bottom. Sprinkle sides with the crushed graham cracker pieces.

Freeze for several hours, or until you can't wait anymore! 



Enjoy and have fun!


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Super Easy S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Super Easy S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yield: 5 or more
Author: The Freshman Cook

Ingredients:

  • 5 Stuffed Puffs Classic Milk Chocolate filled Marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup Crushed Graham Crackers
  • 1 package Famous Chocolate Wafers
  • 1/2 pint Vanilla Ice Cream

Instructions:

  1. Chop the chocolate filled marshmallows into small pieces about the size of mini marshmallows or smaller. If you get them cold before cutting they will be easier to cut.
  2. Crush the graham crackers in a food processor, or place them in a plastic bag and roll over them with a rolling pin.
  3. In a medium bowl softly add the chopped marshmallows into the ice cream. Be careful to not over mix. Quickly place the ice cream and marshmallow mix in the freezer for a few minutes.You don't want the ice cream to melt.
  4. Place ice cream on top of a chocolate wafer cookie.
  5. Place cookie top on the ice cream. Use a small spoon to help the ice cream cover the surface of the bottom. Sprinkle sides with the crushed graham cracker pieces.
  6. Freeze for several hours, or until you can't wait anymore!
  7. Enjoy and have fun!
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Friday, August 7, 2020

Peachy Blueberry Icebox Cake / #FarmersMarket

As we continue to pay tribute to #FarmersMarketWeek I thought it might be fun to revisit an oldie but a goodie when it comes to summertime desserts~Peachy Blueberry Icebox Cake! If you haven't had the pleasure to enjoy a taste of this yummy iconic summer pleasure, give it a try! 

This cake is very easy to put together. If you want to make it easier, you can use store bought whipped cream instead of making it from scratch. You can also use the regular size vanilla wafers to decorate the cake, if you don't have any mini's. Either way, it will be amazing!


Peachy Blueberry Icebox Cake
(printable recipe at end of page) 
(Serves 4)


30-40 Nilla Wafers
5-6 Mini Nilla Wafers
3 cups Whipping Cream
3-4 teaspoons Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2-3 Fresh Peaches, yellow and white
1 cup Blueberries



Line pan with plastic, overlapping edges as shown. We are making this cake upside down. Cut a piece big enough to cover the bottom and the longer sides and hang over 6"-7" on each side. Cut the same size pieces for the shorter sides of the pan. Smooth the insides a little bit, then let the plastic hang to the sides.

Whip whipping cream on high until it thickens into cream. Add sugar 1 teaspoon at a time, mixing after each addition, tasting to make sure another teaspoon is necessary. Add vanilla while mixing.
 
Peel and cut your fruit. Cut the peaches into bite sized pieces.


 Place your first layer of cookies in the pan. Cut one of the cookies in half to cover the entire bottom. Even though it is not pictured here, you will be placing the cookies on top of the plastic that we just cut and placed in the bottom of the pan.
  
On top of the cookies place a layer of whipped cream. Spread it evenly over the cookies. Mix together the yellow and white peach pieces. Place the cut peaches on top of the whipped cream. Add blueberries to the layer. 

Add another layer of cookies, whipped cream, peaches and blueberries.

Add the final layer of cookies, whipped cream, peaches and blueberries. Fold the plastic over the pan and refrigerate overnight.



Remove from freezer and unfold the plastic from the top of the pan. Place the plate you want to put the cake on upside down on the cake. Carefully flip the cake over onto the plate. Remove your pan. Carefully remove the plastic from what is now the top of your cake. 

Cover the top of the cake with whipped cream. Garnish with more blueberries and peaches. Stick some of the mini cookies into the whipped cream. You could also sprinkle the top with crushed vanilla wafers for a great taste too! 


Slice and enjoy!

Thank you for joining me for #FarmersMarketWeek! I hope you enjoyed my recipes and found something you might like to try! 

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    Peachy Blueberry Icebox Cake
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    Peachy Blueberry Icebox Cake

    Yield: 4-6
    Author: The Freshman Cook

    Ingredients:

    • 30-40 Nilla Wafers
    • 5-6 Mini Nilla Wafers
    • 3 cups Whipping Cream
    • 3-4 teaspoons Sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
    • 2-3 Fresh Peaches, yellow and white
    • 1 cup Blueberries

    Instructions:

    1. Line pan with plastic, overlapping edges as shown. We are making this cake upside down. Cut a piece big enough to cover the bottom and the longer sides and hang over 6"-7" on each side. Cut the same size pieces for the shorter sides of the pan. Smooth the insides a little bit, then let the plastic hang to the sides.
    2. Whip the whipping cream on high until it thickens into cream. Add the sugar 1 teaspoon at a time, mixing after each addition, and tasting to make sure another teaspoon is necessary. Add vanilla while mixing also.
    3. Peel and cut your fruit. Cut the peaches into bite sized pieces.
    4. Place your first layer of cookies in the pan. Cut one of the cookies in half to cover the entire bottom. Even though it is not pictured here, you will be placing the cookies on top of the plastic that we just cut and placed in the bottom of the pan.
    5. On top of the cookies place a layer of whipped cream. Spread it evenly over the cookies. Mix together the yellow and white peach pieces. Place the cut peaches on top of the whipped cream. Add blueberries to the layer.
    6. Add another layer of cookies, whipped cream, peaches and blueberries.
    7. Add the final layer of cookies, whipped cream, peaches and blueberries.
    8. Fold the plastic over the top of the cake and refrigerate overnight.
    9. Remove from freezer and unfold the plastic from the top of the pan. Place the plate you want to put the cake on upside down on the cake. Carefully flip the cake over onto the plate. Remove your pan. Carefully remove the plastic from what is now the top of your cake.
    10. Cover the top of the cake with whipped cream. Garnish with more blueberries and peaches. Stick some of the mini cookies into the whipped cream. You could also sprinkle the top with crushed vanilla wafers for a great taste too!
    11. Slice and enjoy!
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Mushroom Ceviche / #FarmersMarketWeek


I am so glad you stopped by to celebrate #FarmersMarketWeek with me! On my last trip to my local farmers market it was set up so that the vendors lined up their produce along a route that was driven by the customer and you picked out your produce from your car. I loved it because it was easy and safe. So I picked up some fresh veggies along with lemons and limes, and of course some shrimp, to make this very tasty Mushroom Ceviche, but with a twist! Traditionally, ceviche is made with raw shrimp, letting the acidity from the lemons and limes to "cook" the shrimp, but today I started out with cooked shrimp and added mushrooms just to mix it up a bit! It was a huge hit, that I know you will love!


Mushroom Ceviche
(printable recipe at end of page)
(feeds 8-10 as an appetizer)

1/2 pound White Whole Mushrooms
1 tablespoon Butter
1 pound cooked Shrimp
1 diced Celery Stalk
1/2 cup Red Onion  
1 Jalapeno Pepper
2 Roma Tomatoes 
3 fresh lemons
4 limes
Hot Sauce
1/2 Avocado



Chop the mushrooms into small pieces, saute in butter. When they are done, remove from pan and set aside.

Chop the shrimp, celery, red onion, jalapeno pepper and tomatoes into small bite sized pieces.

Squeeze the fresh lemons and limes into a bowl. This is a difficult thing for me to do because I have arthritis in both of my hands, and although some days are better than others, they always hurt. So here is a tip if this is a problem for you: take a heavy plate from the kitchen and use the bottom of the plate to put pressure on the fruit, moving the fruit around the counter, loosening the juice and whatever is inside. When you are done, the juice flows out easily! (Just a little trick if you need it!) Then slice the lemon and lime in half and squeeze the juice out into a bowl.


Mix the mushrooms, shrimp, celery, red onion, jalapeno pepper and tomatoes in a large bowl. Add the juice from the lemons and limes. 

 After 30 minutes, drain the juice from the bowl. Add the hot sauce and stir. Cover and place in the fridge, then take out about 10 minutes before serving. Chop avocado and place on top of bowl.
Serve with pita chips or your favorite chips or crackers.


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Mushroom Ceviche
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Mushroom Ceviche

Yield: 10-12
Author: The Freshman Cook

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound White Whole Mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 pound cooked Shrimp
  • 1 diced Celery Stalk
  • 1/2 cup Red Onion
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • 3 fresh lemons
  • 4 limes
  • Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 Avocado

Instructions:

  1. Chop the mushrooms into small pieces, saute in butter. When they are done, remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Chop the shrimp, celery, red onion, jalapeno pepper, and tomatoes into small bite sized pieces.
  3. Squeeze the fresh lemons and limes into a bowl. This is a difficult thing for me to do because I have arthritis in both of my hands, and although some days are better than others, they always hurt. So here is a tip if this is a problem for you: take a heavy plate from the kitchen and use the bottom of the plate to put pressure on the fruit, moving the fruit around the counter, loosening the juice and whatever is inside. When I am done, the juice flows out easily! (Just a little trick if you need it!) Then slice the lemon and lime in half and squeeze the juice out into a bowl.
  4. Mix the mushrooms, shrimp, celery, red onion, jalapeno pepper and tomatoes in a large bowl. Add the juice from the lemons and limes.
  5. After 30 minutes, drain the juice from the bowl. Add the hot sauce and stir. Cover and place in the fridge, then take out about 10 minutes before serving. Chop avocado and place on top of bowl.
  6. Serve with pita chips or your favorite!
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Monday, August 3, 2020

Grilled Double Cherry Naan Bread Dessert / #FarmersMarketWeek


Welcome to #FarmersMarketWeek! I am so glad you are here! This week I am joining my fellow bloggers in making and sharing some wonderful and delicious recipes using products found at your local farmers market. I love the farmers market for their fresh and delicious  fruit! Have you ever bought fruit at a Farmers Market? I found both Rainier cherries and Bing cherries the last time I was there, and they smelled so incredible, I had to make them mine! Later that day I stopped at the grocery, picked up a package of Naan Bread and the result is the recipe below! I hope you enjoy these Grilled Double Cherry Naan Bread Desserts!

Grilled Double Cherry Naan Bread Dessert 
(makes 4 desserts)
(printable recipe at end of page)

1/2 pound fresh Bing Cherries
1/2 pound fresh Rainier Cherries
8 ounce Cream Cheese, softened
4 tablespoons Sour Cream
4 pieces of Naan Bread
1/4 pound Milk Chocolate



Wash the Bing cherries, and pit each one. Chop the cherries in half, and chop some of them in quarters. This gives the cherries an eye catching presentation, and makes this dessert easy to eat.


Do the same with the Rainier cherries.

Make the sauce by mixing together the softened cream cheese and the sour cream. Blend with a mixer to get a smooth finish. 

Grill the naan breads on the grill. The grill flavor on the bread is awesome, and it lends some crispiness to the finish product. Flip the bread over twice on each side.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Now let's put it all together: Spread the sauce over the grilled breads. Add the cherries, distributing them evenly on the bread. Drizzle the chocolate over the top. Enjoy!


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Grilled Double Cherry Naan Bread Dessert
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Grilled Double Cherry Naan Bread Dessert

Yield: 4
Author: The Freshman Cook

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound fresh Bing Cherries
  • 1/2 pound fresh Rainier Cherries
  • 8 ounce Cream Cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 4 pieces of Naan Bread
  • 1/4 pound Milk Chocolate

Instructions:

  1. Wash the Bing cherries, and pit each one. Chop the cherries in half, and chop some of them in quarters. This gives the cherries an eye catching presentation, and makes this dessert easy to eat.
  2. Do the same with the Rainier cherries.
  3. Make the sauce by mixing together the softened cream cheese and the sour cream. Blend with a mixer to get a smooth finish.
  4. Grill the naan breads on the grill. The grill flavor on the bread is awesome, and it lends some crispiness to the finish product. Flip the bread over twice on each side.
  5. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave.
  6. Spread the sauce over the grilled breads. Add the cherries, distributing them evenly on the bread. Drizzle the chocolate over the top. Enjoy!
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