Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

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Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie – change up your pumpkin pie this year and serve a pumpkin ice cream flavored pie!

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie - change up your pumpkin pie this year and serve a pumpkin ice cream flavored pie!

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  October was over in about 2 days, so I can only imagine how quickly November is going to fly by.  I am headed out of town tomorrow for a conference, so this week has been a little crazy around here.  Hard to believe when I get back I will have less than 2 weeks until my parents get here, and then it is time to actually have Thanksgiving.  Plus my son has his regional Lego Robotics competition in a couple weeks, so getting them ready for that is going to be a lot of extra meetings!

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No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie

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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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No Bake Kool-Aid Pie

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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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Candy Bar Pie

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Candy Bar Pie – a great way to use up all of that leftover candy.  Mix chopped up candy into your favorite cookie dough and bake into a pie!

Candy Bar Pie - a fun use of that leftover Halloween candy

I hope that everyone had a great Halloween!  My son had lots of fun trick or treating with a couple of his friends.  The weather wasn’t to bad, it was near 60 during the day.  So walking around was pretty comfortable.  Of course today it is almost 70 out!  My son’s basketball season started last week, so at least he ran around for while yesterday to burn off all of the candy that he ate.  I on the other hand, and just doing my best not to raid his bag!

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No Bake Oreo Cream Squares

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No Bake Oreo Cream Squares - quick and easy no bake dessert!

Today is our last day in Wisconsin.  Our flight leaves tomorrow at 5:45 am.  It is going to be an early morning, and a very long day!  We have had a great week here though.  Spending time with family, seeing friends from when we lived in Iowa, and getting to meet a few ladies from a fitness group I have been a part of for over a year.  I am ready to get back home, sleep in my bed, and see my husband though!  Ten more days, and school starts in Colorado too.  Man, did summer just fly by!

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Boston Cream Pie

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Boston Cream Pie {Dinners, Dishes and Desserts}

What a whirlwind the last few days have been.  Miami was HOT!  It was so much fun to finally meet so many of the bloggers I have followed for a long time.  I will give you a fun recap of my trip on Thursday.  In the meantime, I might just sleep until then.  I had to get up at 3:30 am for my flight to Miami, and from then on it was downhill in the sleep department.   I really do not know how people travel for work all the time, and only sleep a few hours a night.  I just can not function that way.

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Grasshopper Pie #ChristmasWeek & Giveaway

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Grasshopper Pie – A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling. Great for the holidays.

Grasshopper Pie - A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling. Great for the holidays.

Welcome to day #5 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Christmas Pies and Pastries”.  I hope you enjoyed this week as much as I have.  So many great bloggers, and so many great recipes!  And to top it off today we have an amazing Giveaway for you!

This pie is a Christmas tradition on my husbands side of the family.  It has quickly become the thing I look forward to most with desserts at my in-laws over Christmas.  It is the classic mint and chocolate combination that I love this time of year.  It is also super light, that you always have room for it, even after a large meal.  And a bonus, there is no baking involved!

Grasshopper Pie - A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling.

My son enjoys this pie as well.  That wasn’t always the case though.  When he was a little younger we would joke that there was real grasshoppers in there, and that was why it was green.  He played it off like he didn’t believe us, but still wouldn’t touch the pie.  Now his smart 7 year old self knows better, and made sure he had a good sized slice when we had it for our early Christmas this year.

Grasshopper Pie - A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling. Great for the holidays.

Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you.

Christmas Apple Pie from Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic

Pumpkin Cheesecake Fried Pies from Jen of Juanita’s Cocina

Chocolate Angel Pie from Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Pie from Anuradha of Baker Street

Cheese Danish Pie from Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

Bakewell Tarts from Isabelle of Crumb

Grasshopper Pie from Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Cranberry Fritters from Erin of The Spiffy Cookie

Cinnamon Pecan Crescent Rolls from Ramona of Curry and Comfort

Banketstaaf (Dutch Christmas Log) from Heather of Girlichef

Eggnog and Cranberry Christmas Braid from Cathy of The Dutch Baker’s Daughter

Raspberry Galette from Chung-Ah of Damn Delicious

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Biscoff Mousse Cream Pie

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Quick reminder about the giveaway going on – don’t miss your chance to win a gift certificate to a store with fun kitchen stuff!

I can not say enough about this pie.  I think most of you have tried Biscoff Spread, and know how good it is.  Well, turning it into a mousse is just about the best thing you can do with it.  Then you mix it with some chocolate whipped cream, and I am in heaven!

I made this into a full pie, as well as a few individual tarts.  I gave the full pie to some friends, and it got rave reviews.  He tried some right away, but had to get to football practice.  While there he told me he wasn’t having dinner that night, he was just going to eat the pie.  I mean really, it is that good!  I can’t post this recipe fast enough for them!

I had left over crust from when I made these Apple Bars, so that is what I used.  But regular pie crust would be perfect, or even a graham cracker crust would be great.  Oh wait!  A Biscoff cookie crust would make this over the top! Heck, you don’t even need a crust.  Just layer everything in a bowl, and call it good.

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Lemonade Pie

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Lemonade Pie

Before we get to today’s recipe, I wanted to make sure you were aware of the changes that Facebook has made. It is no longer automatic that you see updates in your News Feed.  You now need to go to the site of your favorite blog, business etc, and click “Show In News Feed”.  I know lots of you are fans of my Facebook page, I would really appreciate if you took the 30 seconds to do this.  It has been difficult to follow some of my favorites since this switch, but it is worth the time to now be able to keep up!

Now, this pie!  You have probably seen this pie recipe before.  It has been all over the place for years, and is probably the easiest pie you will ever make.  You can use a store bought crust if you want, and then it is just 3 ingredients.  It is no bake, so it is a great pie to have around at your gatherings this summer.

Lemonade Pie

This pie is perfectly tart, and full of lots of lemon flavor.  My 7 year old wasn’t a fan, but the other 2 kids we served it to ate it up.  You could also top with a dollop of whipped cream to add a little sweetness.  I opted to not add food coloring, but if you wanted the yellow color, just add a few drops of yellow food coloring.

Lemonade Pie

This can be frozen or just served straight from the fridge.  It can be kind of messy if it is not frozen, but it is equally delicious.  You will notice from the pictures, that I don’t have a shot with a picture perfect slice, so you can guess how I served mine :)

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Meyer Lemon Tart

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Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Ours went way too fast!  We got to see 2 different groups of friends, and had so much fun with both of them.  We went to Costco and Ikea; which always means you spend too much money.  Not the best idea to go to both in the same day!  Now to a week of relaxing and hanging out with my favorite 6 year old, who is on spring break.

It was gorgeous weather here this weekend, spring is definitely in the air.  These tarts are perfect way to welcome spring.  I used the last of my Meyer Lemon Curd to fill them, and they were delicious.  A little dusting of powdered sugar was all they needed.  Plus they are mini individual servings, which are always so much fun!  I cheated and used store bought pie dough, but you could go all out and make your own.  The store bought stuff is just so easy!  I used my creme brulee dishes, and they were the perfect size.  I love that you can make 2 or 8 of these, with very little extra work.  Meyer Lemons were on sale when I went grocery shopping yesterday, I was so tempted to buy another bag!

What are your favorite spring time desserts?

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