Boston Cream Pie Ice Box Cake

Boston Cream Pie Ice Box Cake – all the flavors of the infamous Boston Cream Pie in a quick and easy ice box cake.  Great for those hot days when you don’t want to turn on the oven, or when you just don’t want to do all the work!

Boston Cream Pie Ice Box Cake - all the flavors of the infamous Boston Cream Pie in a quick and easy ice box cake. Great for those hot days when you don't want to turn on the oven, or when you just don't want to do all the work!

My blog turned 5 years old yesterday!!  I had no idea!  I knew it was coming up, but couldn’t remember what day I actually started.  Thanks to Facebook memories for pulling that up for me!  Do you ever look at your Facebook Memories?  I hardly ever do.  Every once in awhile a friend will share one of theirs, and I will click to see what my memories are.  Which is actually what happened yesterday. Usually when I check it is a picture I shared of my son when he was little, and it reminds me how old he is now. Actually kind of a fun way to look back and remember things. So let’s celebrate 5 years with cake!

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C-3PO Bites

C-3PO Bites – an easy no bake snack with Honey Nut Cheerios, peanut butter, and Reese’s Pieces.  These bites are perfect for any Star Wars or just for snacking!

C-3PO Bites - an easy no bake snack with Honey Nut Cheerios, peanut butter, and Reese's Pieces. These bites are perfect for any Star Wars or just for snacking!

Today is the big day.  Do you know what day it is?  So many people across the country have been counting down the days until now.  Stars Wars: The Force Awakens is officially in theaters!!  Do you have tickets?  I think theaters all over are pretty much sold out for the first few days.  Luckily my husband gets to go today with his work this afternoon.  My 10 year old is begging to see it, so we may have some plans over his Christmas break.

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Easy No Bake Avalanche Cookies

Easy No Bake Avalanche Cookies – just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make this cookie version of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s Avalanche Bark!

Easy No Bake Avalanche Cookies - just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make this cookie version of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's Avalanche Bark!

Exactly 2 weeks until Christmas.  Are you ready?  I am not even close!  Still have gifts to buy, haven’t wrapped a thing, and have a few more things that I want to bake.  My in-laws arrive next weekend, so I need to get my butt in gear!  We did figure out what we are going to make for Christmas dinner though.  So one thing has been decided and is actually ordered.  If you are in the same boat, these no bake avalanche cookies are right up your alley.  They only take 5 minutes!!  Check out the video at the bottom for a quick how-to!

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No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie

No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie – an easy no bake pie that is like a giant homemade peanut butter cup!

No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie - an easy no bake pie that is like a giant homemade peanut butter cup!

Did you know that 1 in 5 children in America live in households without consistent access to adequate food.  That fact is astonishing to me.  We live in one of the richest countries in the world, and yet 20% of the kids in this country don’t get enough food to eat.   It seems like it should be something that we could fix, and fix quickly.  Today I am partnering with Albertsons/Safeway grocery stores to help raise awareness and you how you can help through Hunger Is!

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Nutella No Bake Bars

Nutella No Bake Bars – turn a classic no bake cookies into a quick and easy bar with lots of creamy Nutella.  

Nutella No Bake Bars - turn a classic no bake cookies into a quick and easy bar with lots of creamy Nutella.

You may recognize these Nutella no bake bars.  They have been on the blog for 4 years now.  I am just giving them a little face lift.  They are relatively popular despite the photos that were with them.  I am hoping now, you will want to make them even more!  They are even easier than regular no bake cookies, and they are perfect to have in your freezer for when a craving strikes!

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No Bake Oreo Cheesecake

No Bake Oreo Cheesecake – A super creamy no bake cheesecake filled with Oreo’s and ready in minutes!

No Bake Oreo Cheesecake - A super creamy no bake cheesecake filled with Oreo's and ready in minutes!

I feel really bad complaining, but I am ready for the weather to cool off a bit.  It has been so hot here lately, and no rain to speak of.  I took my son to a baseball game the other day and it was 95 degrees and not a cloud in the sky.  We went from almost too much rain in May to not a drop and super dry pretty quickly.  School starts in a couple weeks, but I am not ready for that yet.  Just ready for the temps to drop a little, or maybe just some of that afternoon rain that Colorado is supposed to be known for.

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No Bake Kool-Aid Pie

No Bake Kool-Aid Pie – Creamy, cool, and delicious with only 3 ingredients!  You can not get easier for a no bake pie this summer!

 No Bake Kool-Aid Pie - Creamy, cool, and delicious with only 3 ingredients!  You can not get easier for a no bake pie this summer!

I can not believe how fast this summer is going.  I swear school just got out, but we are already past the 4th of July!  Did you have a good long weekend for the 4th?  We were in Wisconsin with family, so it was nice to relax and spend time with everyone.  We flew back on Monday and are still getting adjusted.  Getting home at midnight really messes with my 10 year old!  But I think we are caught up and good now.  I even went grocery shopping, created a meal plan, and have this week under control.  Which after almost 2 weeks away, is kind of huge for me.  Hopefully I can just keep it up :)

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Swiss Roll Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Swiss Roll Ice Cream Cake Recipe – take ice cream cake to a whole new level using Swiss Cake Rolls.  No bake, super easy, and sure to amaze!

Swiss Roll Ice Cream Cake Recipe - take ice cream cake to a whole new level using Swiss Cake Rolls.  No bake, super easy, and sure to amaze!  MUST PIN!!!

Today is the last day of the school year for my 10 year old!  I can not believe that I am going to have a 5th grader.  I know everyone says this, but seriously, where did the time go?  We are going to be entering our last year of elementary school.  I swear my little guy should still be in pre-school! To celebrate we are meeting a ton of kids from school at the park for a picnic lunch, and cake. Then they can run and go crazy.  Now let’s just hope the rain stays away.

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Strawberry Ice Box Cake

Strawberry Ice Box Cake – no bake cake that is perfect for summer.  Layers of fresh whipped cream, strawberries, and graham crackers.  It will disappear quickly!

Strawberry Ice Box Cake - no bake cake that is perfect for summer.  Layers of fresh whipped cream, strawberries, and graham crackers.  It will disappear quickly!

Memorial Day weekend is here.  I really thought we had another week, but nope, it is this weekend.  Do you have plans? I hope the weather can warm up and dry up, so that we might actually get to get outside and enjoy it.  My son is obsessed with fishing lately, so I am sure that will be one of his requests.  His other?  Tennis.  He used some of his money to buy a tennis racket, and wants to play all of the time!  My plans will likely including breaking out the grill and if I am lucky doing some baking.

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Sugar Cookie Fudge

 Sugar Cookie Fudge – all the flavor of sugar cookies in a quick and easy fudge.

Sugar Cookie Fudge

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and enjoyed a nice long weekend.  We traveled to Wisconsin to spend the holiday with our family.  It was nice to take a week off, enjoy time with family, and just relax.  While we were there we took our 9 year old to see his first Wisconsin Badger game.  They were playing for the Big Ten Western Division Title against Minnesota.  It was a close game, but we ended up winning.  The weather was as good as you could hope for during the end of November, so it was the perfect day.  Now our 9 year old is set on going to school in Madison, so he can go to all of their games.

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