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DIY Star Wars Tumbler
Raise your hand if you are excited about the Star Wars movie release in December! How about Force Friday? Retailers like Amazon and Target will be selling new Star Wars toys to help build up the excitement for the new movie that is coming out in December. I’m hoping we’ll get to see yet another sneak peek at the movie.

The craft I’m bringing you today shares a way to show love for Star Wars everyday. Drinking water has definitely not been at the top of my priority list lately so I have been trying to get better at. Enter: The Force. The message on this cup is “Use the Force”. Of course the reference here is for finding the force to drink more water!

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Banana Walnut Ice Cream

One of the best parts of Summer is ice cream. You don’t need an excuse to enjoy one of the coolest treats especially when it’ hot outside. Have you ever craved ice cream though and didn’t have any? I have the most yummiest yet easiest ice cream recipes. The best thing about this Caramel Banana Ice Cream? You don’t need any churn or ice cream maker to make this and it only takes about 2 minutes to make!

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4 Ingredient Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Serves 1
Prep time 1 minute
Cook time 2 minutes
Total time 3 minutes
Meal type Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana (sliced)
  • 1/2 tablespoon whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 tablespoon caramel

Directions

Step 1
Slice up 1 banana and freeze them for about 2 - 3 hours.
Step 2
Place the frozen banana in a food processor along with the whipping cream.
Step 3
Spoon the mixture into a bowl.
Step 4
Spoon the caramel into the ice cream mixture.
Step 5
Top with chopped walnuts.

Banana Walnut Ice Cream

This recipe serves 1 but can easily be doubled! I used my 4 ingredient caramel sauce in this recipe and it was irresistible.

Looking for an easy caramel sauce recipe? Try this one: http://cleverpinkpirate.com/2015/08/31/easy-caramel-sauce-recipe/

This recipe is so easy, kids can make it! And if you don’t have a foot processor, try to make it in a blender or even in a mixing bowl. I haven’t tried to make it in a mixing bowl but I am thinking it would work best with a whisk attachment in a metal bowl.

If you are allergic to nuts, you can easily omit the walnuts.

No Churn Banana Walnut Ice Cream

 Have you made banana ice cream before?

Easy 4 ingredient Caramel Sauce Recipe. I can't believe how easy this is to make!

A few years ago I made this caramel sauce recipe. It’s delicious but slightly complex with all of it’s ingredients. I decided to tweak it a bit and came up with a 4 Ingredient Easy Caramel Sauce Recipe. This caramel can be added to so many things from ice cream to milkshakes. This sauce is melt in your mouth delicious and it’s extremely easy to make!

If you buy caramel sauce, you’ll never buy it again after you make this EASY Caramel Sauce recipe!

Easy 4 ingredient Caramel Sauce Recipe

Caramel Sauce Recipe

Serves 8
Prep time 1 minute
Cook time 7 minutes
Total time 8 minutes
Meal type Dessert
This is an easy caramel recipe that you can make in less than 10 minutes. Serve warm over ice cream or cooled with apples.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Step 1
Melt butter in medium saucepan on medium heat.
Step 2
On medium heat, stir in whipping cream and brown sugar.
Step 3
Continuously stir over a medium heat for about 4 - 5 minutes.
Step 4
Remove from heat, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and continue to whisk over low heat for 1 minute.
Step 5
Pour in a jar and refrigerate.

Tips for making this homemade caramel sauce:

  • Keep stirring to prevent scorching.
  • Keep it in a mason jar so you can heat it up easily for a warm caramel sauce that is perfect for ice cream.
  • Easy 4 ingredient Caramel Sauce Recipe

Ideas to use this recipe on:
Ice Cream
Apples
Caramel Yogurt Dip
Sparkling Caramel Apple Cider
Copycat Frappuccino
Caramel Apple Pie Cookies
Caramel White Hot Chocolate
Caramel Iced Coffee
Snickers Caramel Apple Pie
Caramel Pecan No Bake Cheesecake

 Have you made caramel sauce before? What is your favorite treat to put caramel on?

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Last month we spent 1 day in San Francisco and it was such a great day. I really wish we could have spent more than a day there, it was truly amazing. We really loved the views, history, food and fun! We’re definitely planning a trip back to this city and just staying here for the entire weekend.

We did discover though if you only have 1 day, you can still see a lot of things!

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Chocolate Cookie Butter Cookie Recipe

Let’s talk about back to school time. Where did the Summer go? It always seems to go quickly but I’ll be honest I love school time. The schedules really help our family stay sane because everyone knows what time to wake up, what to eat for lunch and what time to go to bed.  Every year I make a new treat to celebrate the first day back at school. This year I made No Bake Chocolate Cookie Butter Cookies. They are delicious sand perfect for lunch boxes.

Chocolate Cookie Butter Cookies

These cookies are easy to make and don’t require an oven! Since these are made on the stove, you could easily make these in less than 10 minutes. You could make these with peanut butter but really, isn’t life just much sweeter with cookie butter? I think so. Of course these aren’t only good for lunch boxes but perfect for after school with some milk!

Chocolate Cookie Butter Cookies

Cookie Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Serves 24
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 10 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly
These cookie butter cookies are easy and quick to make!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 3/4 cups cookie butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

Step 1
In a saucepan, melt the sugar, milk, cocoa and butter then bring the mixture to a boil for 1 - 2 minutes.
Step 2
Remove from the heat.
Step 3
Mix in the cookie butter, vanilla, salt and oats until it's well blended.
Step 4
Spoon cookie mixture into 2 inch scoops on wax paper. Allow to cool and enjoy!

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No Bake Chocolate Cookie Butter Cookie Recipe

 

 

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