Crafts and recipes on the cheap for the normal person

I’m sorry for leaving icecream October 16, 2013

Filed under: Recipes — LaurenTamony @ 1:12 pm
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It’s been awhile since I’ve written for the blog and in an attempt to apologize and make it right I wanted to share a quick and easy ice cream with you (nothing heals a broken promise like ice cream right)?

I saw this tons of times on Pinterest and never considered trying it, assuming that it didn’t work, but I had some bananas around that needed to be eaten so I figured hey why not! The ice cream is made with frozen chunks of banana and whatever other goodies you want to throw in this site has some good ideas. I tried the nutella banana ice cream since I haven’t met a nutella recipe I don’t love.

It was super simple and easy to make. I’ve copied the recipe down below and would strongly recommend giving it a shot! The hardest part was being patient and waiting for it to freeze up a little more, if you’re patient though it’s well worth the wait. The best part about it is it’s pretty darn guilt free! So give it a shot and welcome back to the blog!

Banana nutella ice cream:

  • 1 1/2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons Nutella or other hazelnut-chocolate spread
  1. Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in Nutella, and transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

Smores Bites May 9, 2013

Filed under: Recipes — LaurenTamony @ 7:48 pm
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One of my absolute favorite things about the summer is smores. I’m generally not an advocate of camping (bugs and I don’t get along) but I would kill for a toasted marshmallow. That’s why when I found this recipe the other day I was beyond thrilled, and slightly skeptical, of a smore that could be made indoors. I tried it though and they are insanely good and so easy! It’s almost like the real deal (a little less messy) but it’s a good fix for when you can’t make it to your nearest campsite to make a fire. Give it a shot, I got the original recipe here:

6 graham cracker sheets*, or 12 Saltine or Ritz Crackers (or as many as you wish)
6 large marshmallows (enough to fit your crackers)
12 Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped (enough to top your crackers)

1. Break graham cracker sheets in half.

2. Using clean scissors (or a clean knife) cut each marshmallow into 2 halves.

3. Heat oven to Low Broil.

4. Align graham crackers in the center of a cookie sheet about 1/2″ apart from each other.

5. Top each graham cracker with a marshmallow with the cut/sticky side down.

6. Place marshmallow topped graham crackers under broiler (turn oven light on if you have one) DON’T WALK AWAY, watch them closely as they will toast quickly, allow to toast until golden rotating pan with oven mitt as needed.

7. Once golden immediately remove from oven, place 1 Kiss in the center of each toasted marshmallow and gently press down.  For best results serve warm, just like a real S’more