Brownie Bottom & Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake

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Brownie Bottom & PB Ice Cream Cake

One of my all time favorite desserts is simple: a good brownie with ice cream on top. For some reason a rich, gooey brownie topped with ice cream is the perfect combination of decadence and creaminess. We’ve entered spring, and I’ve been craving ice cream like crazy! That’s when I got this crazy idea to make a homemade ice cream cake. Brownie bottom ice cream cake to be exact. Ice cream cake is such a treat and reminds me of special birthdays growing up in the hot desert. It’s been so warm that I wanted to make a delicious and fun spring time dessert. 

This recipe was too good and simple not to share and is perfect for the warm spring and summer months! Kiddos and adults alike loved this! 

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Brownie Bottom & Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake
 
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Ingredients
  • Brownie Boxed Mix and Ingredients needed
  • Blue Bunny® PB 'N Cones™ Ice Cream (I used about ¾ tub)
  • Whipped Cream (1 container, I used about half)
  • Sprinkles of choice
Instructions
  1. Bake brownies (I used a store bought box and followed the directions) in a 8x8 pan
  2. Let brownies cool for about 30 minutes
  3. Soften ice cream for about 5 minutes on the counter
  4. Spread a thick layer of ice cream on top of brownies
  5. Add a layer of whip cream
  6. Add a lovely and generous layer of sprinkles
  7. Freeze for 2-3 hours
  8. Serve cold and enjoy!

This Brownie Bottom Ice Cream Cake is so easy and such a fun and impressive gift to pull out at family dinners and events. The options are endless- you can do all sorts of flavors and toppings!

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All three of the flavors: Toffee Brownie Twist™, Mint Cookie Crunch, and PB ‘N Cone™

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Spreading the ice cream onto the brownies!

Blue Bunny® recently came out with our new 2017 lineup of ice cream flavors and treats. One flavor that we’re really excited about is PB ‘N Cone™, which has swirls of creamy peanut butter and crunchy chocolate dipped cone pieces throughout delicious vanilla ice cream.

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Adding a layer of whipped cream!

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Yum!

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Love the sprinkles!

I opted for my favorite: chocolate chip brownies with Blue Bunny® PB ‘N Cone™ ice cream, a layer of whip cream, and sprinkles on top. This recipe was gone in a day or two and was a hit with both kids and adults. It tastes extra delicious out of the freezer and microwaved for just 5 seconds. I had to stop myself because I wanted to keep eating it! 

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We loved this dessert!

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Enjoy!

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This recipe was too good and simple not to share and is perfect for the warm spring and summer months! Kiddos and adults alike loved this! Check out their Social Hub , Blue Bunny Website, or BlueBunnyCakes.com for more fun ideas! 

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Check out Blue Bunny’s new line of delicious and decadent ice cream flavors: 

  • Mint Cookie Crunch
  • Cherrific Cheesecake
  • Monster Cookie Mash
  • Toffee Brownie Twist™
  • Rockin’ Rocky Road™

What are your favorite spring desserts? Share with me in the comments below!

Top 5 Fave Anti-Aging Products for Busy Moms

As a mother, housekeeper, blogger, and business owner, I know how busy life can get! There is almost always something to get done around the house, for my blog here, or for a friend. The laundry really never seems to end, and my kiddo always wants me to play with her for “just 15 more minutes, Mommy!”. Over the years, I have realized how important it is for me to practice self-care so I feel better. Just a quick routine with some of my favorite products can leave me feeling pampered and refreshed.

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My favorite beauty and anti-aging products are those that multi-task. What mom doesn’t love a little multi-tasking? I recently found that there are incredible anti-aging products on the market that do more than one thing. I love saving time AND money! Now we are talking!

Once I hit thirty and had my baby I noticed my first wrinkles. I was a little disappointed as I glared at my reflection in the car on that sunny day and noticed fine lines on my face. Now, I have grown to know those little wrinkles came with a lot of late nights loving my little girl and growing up. No, I am not afraid of aging, but I don’t mind a little help!

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Here are my top five favorite beauty and anti-aging products for busy moms on the go!

Daily Face Wash

Recently, I started reading reviews online as I searched for products that would improve my skin tone without having the break the bank. What I was aiming for was a high quality skincare system that would help tone my skin, reduce wrinkles, and tighten and tone my overall facial appearance. A great cleanser and night cream were two products I was on the hunt for. That is when I found Body Merry Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser. I am SO pleased with this face wash that leaves my skin feeling so silky and clean. This cleanser is an anti-aging and acne face wash- which are two problems I face! With a natural blend of rosehip, tea tree, and jojoba beads for a super deep clean. I LOVE that a little goes a long way with this cleanser. Also, I can literally read every ingredient on the label- a very big plus for me!

Moisturizer

Again, I am very pleased with Body Merry Super C-22 Moisturizer. I love that it has Vitamin C cream, hyaluronic acid, and is an anti-aging lotion I can use NIGHT AND DAY! How easy is that? One of my struggles is with complex skincare systems that are 5 or 6 steps (I have tried to use so many and end up wasting expensive product). Plus, this moisturizer is very affordable! The lightweight and gentle formula is not only an ideal mix of vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, but it also has the power of Niacinamide, CoQ10, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Sunflower Oil, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil to result in a UNIQUELY CRAFTED COMBINATION that helps to diminish the signs of aging, acne and dark spots!

Sunscreen

I have started to wear sunscreen daily and I love EltaMD UV Daily Broad Spectrum SPF 40 lotion. It is ultra lightweight and perfect to wear under my makeup! Goes on completely sheer and transparent- no oily residue. It is also fragrance-free and paraben-free. I LOVE products that have good ingredients.

Lip Balm

After I wash my face, apply my sunscreen and daily moisturizer, I always make sure to apply chapstick. It has made a HUGE difference to moisturize my lips along with my face, and they are more plump and comfortable in this dry Colorado weather I live in. I am a huge fan of Young Living’s Grapefruit Lip Balm. With Wolfberry seed oil, antioxidants, and grapefruit essential oil, this lip balm glides on smoothly and moisturizes my lips all day!

Essential Oils

I am a huge fan of essential oils for skincare. Essential oils make amazing skincare products! Feel free to reach out to me anytime with questions about which oils are best! Some of my faves include frankincense, lavender, and tea tree!

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What are your favorite beauty products? Share with me! Be sure to check out Body Merry on Amazon for a full list of amazing beauty products!

I received product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine. 🙂

 

Easy Baked Beef, Bean, and Cheese Tacos #GameDay

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Need a quick dinner that can be ready to eat in 20 minutes? I love this recipe for baked tacos! I’ve been craving tacos like crazy lately, and I made this and it hit the spot. It was a super easy meal to put together and totally satisfying! Game day is the perfect day for delicious hispanic food. I love the combo of refried beans, seasoned ground beef, and cheese. Who doesn’t? I loaded mine with jalapeños and green chilies. Yummy!!! My daughter loved it as well- she ate her whole taco! I didn’t add the jalapeño’s or green chilies to hers;). 

The Stand N’ Stuff shells rock! I love how much filling I can add. They taste amazing baked in the oven a few minutes- crispy and delicious! I also loved the flavor of the refried beans. So good!

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This is a great recipe for a game day or potluck because it is super easy and inexpensive. There is almost no prep involved. Who doesn’t love tacos?? Baked tacos are so yummy because the shell is crispy and the cheese is so melty. With so many game days happening, this recipe is perfect for a hungry crowd. 

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I got all my ingredients at Walmart for a great deal, along with a few other things we needed to pick up. We head to Disneyland in a few days so I needed to also grab snacks. Making this dinner was perfect because I didn’t have a lot of time to cook.

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Try this recipe! It’s an easy stand by that is great for busy nights or parties. You’ll love it! It is a super easy recipe that can be ready in minutes. Husband and kid approved! 

Easy Baked Beef, Bean, and Cheese Tacos #GameDay
 
Easy and delicious weeknight meal that the whole family will love!
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Recipe type: Dinner/ Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Ingredients
  • 1 Old El Paso 10 taco shells Stand N' Stuff
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 8 ounces Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese
  • 1 Old El Paso traditional refried beans
  • Optional:
  • Lime juice
  • Old El Paso Green Chilies
  • Old El Paso Jalapenos
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cook Old El Paso traditional refried beans on low heat in a saucepan. (I love to add a splash of fresh lime juice for an extra kick!).
  3. Brown beef in a skillet and drain.
  4. Stir in ⅔ cup water and Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix, heat to boiling.
  5. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 3-4 minutes. Stir often, until thickened.
  6. Fill Old El Paso Stand N' Stuff taco shells with refried beans, ground beef, and top with cheese.
  7. Place all shells on a baking sheet and bake 6-7 minutes.
  8. Garnish with Old El Paso green chilies or Old El Paso Jalapeño slices! Enjoy!!
  9. Other garnish ideas include fresh lettuce, diced tomato, cilantro, and sour cream!