No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

My Daughter and I- No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Is it Monday already? The weekend just flew by didn’t it? We had a good one, what about you? Our fun started on Friday when Jordan and I headed to San Diego for the day to tour a college and then spend the rest of the afternoon and evening in Little Italy. So fun. Between parties, BBQ’s, and beer tours; we were on the go the rest of the weekend.

I made this pie the other day to take to Bible study and it was so good. Creamy, rich and very easy. I got the recipe from Allrecipes and I made a few minor changes.

My Daughter and I- No Bake Peanut Butter Pie 2

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

1 (9 inch) prepared Oreo Cookie crust

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

8 ounces of additional whipped topping, if desired

15 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped

 

Mix the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and peanut butter together until smooth. Fold in the whipped topping.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared crust.

Place the optional whipped topping over the top of the peanut butter mixture and garnish with the peanut butter cups.

Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.

Cindy

Friday Favorites- A Few Cute Things…

Happy Friday! I decided to do a Friday Favorites today instead of the normal Fashion Friday- hope you enjoy it!

Favorite Random Blog Post- Tell Yourself 20

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Thought this was sweet.

Favorite Video- GoPro Puppies

I absolutely loved this. And then I found this video, which just completed the cuteness. And this (dramatic) video. Seriously you guys, just search YouTube for “puppies chasing GoPro”. You won’t be disappointed.

Favorite Recipe to Try- Homemade Fries + Ketchup

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Yum yum yum. My mouth is watering just looking at this.

Favorite Outfit Post- The Clothes Horse

montpelier-41_zpsb14a9301It should come as no surprise that I love her hair color. But I also really love this outfit post- the pink jacket is so pretty!

Favorite Accessory- Critter Backpack

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Cute and quirky!

Favorite New Song- Tenerife Sea

One of my recent music favorites.

Favorite Pinterest Board- Wandering Soul

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Yes, I featured one of my own boards- feels kinda weird, but doing it anyway 😉

Favorite Drool- Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in the World

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This post made me want to take a trip exclusively to find the best ice cream places. My stomach would be happy, but my clothes? Not so much.

Jordan 

Oatmeal Cake

My Daughter and I- Oatmeal Cake

 

This may be one of the more surprising successful recipe attempts. After I baked it, I was pretty much resigned to the fact that it was going to be a failure. The ingredients are a little unusual, and, frankly, the cake isn’t very pretty.

But! It’s absolutely delicious! The cake itself is super moist and the brown sugar flavor is prominent and yummy. And the unusual, caramelized topping is delicious. This is a definitely a keeper recipe- everyone loved it. We ate it with a little squirt of whipped cream and that only added to the yumminess.

My Daughter and I- Oatmeal Cake 2

Oatmeal Cake

    • 1 1/2 cups hot water
    • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Topping
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup flake coconut

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the water and the oatmeal and allow to soak while you prepare the remaining ingredients.

Cream together the butter and both sugars. Beat in the eggs. In another bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add half of the flour to the creamed butter mixture, followed by the soaked oatmeal, then the remaining flour, mixing between additions. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake until set, 38-42 minutes.

For the topping, turn the oven to broil. Combine the butter, brown sugar and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, while stirring. Boil for one minute. Stir in the coconut. Pour over the cake, spread, then broil for one minute.

Original recipe from Taste and Tell

Jordan 

Mojito Pie

My Daughter and I Mojito Pie

Hey! Happy Monday! I made this tangy and refreshing pie awhile back for my friend Monica. She loves mojitos – so I was sure she would love this pie – and she did! What a special treat! It was Monica’s birthday so a group of us wanted to do something special for her. We went to Coronado for lunch at a great Thai restaurant and we did some thrift store shopping and went to the Hotel Del. It was such a fun day!

The pie turned out creamy and delicious and a bit unusual. It seems like a fun summertime recipe to keep handy. I didn’t add the rum to my pie but next time I’d like to try it. I found this recipe at Gimme Some Oven.

My Daughter and I Mojito Pie 2

Mojito Pie

Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups finely-ground graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp. sugar
5 Tbsp. butter, melted

Filling Ingredients:
1/2 cup lime juice (preferably fresh)
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
4 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons rum (optional)

Optional topping:
2 cups whipped cream
lime zest
mint leaves
Method

To Make The Graham Cracker Crust:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a bowl until evenly combined. Press mixture evenly onto bottom and up side of a 9-inch (4-cup) pie plate. Bake crust on the middle oven shelf for 10 minutes, then remove and let cool.

To Make The Filling:

While the crust is baking, make your filling. Combine mint leaves and lime juice in a shaker or glass. Use a muddler (or the end of a large wooden spoon) to muddle the mint into the lime juice. Then strain out the juice and discard the mint leaves.

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the condensed milk and egg yolks in a bowl until combined. Add the minty lime juice and rum (if using) and whisk by hand for 1 minute until combined and slightly thickened.

Pour filling into crust and bake on the middle oven shelf for 15 minutes. Transfer pie to a cooling rack, and let sit until it reaches room temperature. Then refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or until chilled and set.

Add optional toppings just before serving, if desired.

 

Cindy

Fashion Friday- Mom’s Picks

Happy Friday!  This week we are mixing things up a bit with our Fashion Friday.  Normally Jordan chooses all the items for Fashion Friday but this week I asked Jordan if I could do it.  I found that I wanted to share recently purchased items more than recently viewed items.  One recently purchased item was an adorable blue dress that I found on clearance at Kohl’s.  With percentage off coupons and various other coupons, I got the dress for $6!  Can you believe it?  What a deal.  I couldn’t find a picture of that dress, but I did find all these other adorable items that I would love to own!  Have a great weekend.

Beach Getaway Maxi Dress

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I love to wear maxi dresses but most of my dresses seem more appropriate for summer.  However this one seems like it would transition well into the cooler fall weather.

In the Field Kimono

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Jordan and I have been to a bunch of stores looking for a cute kimono for me.  So far, no luck.  I worry that between the floral pattern and the big flow-y sleeves it will look all wrong on me.  This one comes in different sizes and with the smaller floral pattern, I think it could be really cute on.

Secret Coffee Shop Knit Cardigan

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I love sweaters!  This one is adorable and would be so versatile.

Military Jacket

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Jordan has a really cute military style jacket that I love.  This one is really cute and I think that it would be perfect for our mild climate.

Double Wrap Watch

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I recently had one of Donald’s watches sized down so I could wear it.  I love the bulky look, but sometimes it feels too casual.  This watch looks like it would make a bold statement without being so bulky.

Initial Pendant Necklace

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I’m not one to wear monograms – but isn’t this cute?  It comes in silver too.  I was thinking another option would be to get your kids’ initials.

Sleeveless Linen Blouse

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So I have a thing about white tops.  I love them.  I think this one would be great by itself now but then under a jacket or sweater when the weather cools off.

Elle Drop Earrings

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I love these!

Drapey Cropped Pants

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These look amazing.  So soft and comfy.  I love how the leg tapers down so they don’t look like genie pants.

So that’s it for this week.  Thanks for looking at a few items that I’d love to own.  What about you?  Anything here that you would like to add to your wardrobe?
Cindy