Monster Cookie Cream Pie

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I don’t know about you, but life has been kind of crazy lately. Since extra time is rare right now, it’s always nice to have a few recipes that I can turn to when I still want to have a good home-cooked meal that is complete with dessert. This monster cookie cream pie is just that dessert recipe! Since I don’t have time to mess with monster cookies, this pie is the next best thing. Quick, easy, and loaded with all of my favorite flavors!

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I know that I’m not the only person whose life is busy, Katie, from Katie’s Cucina just had her first baby! Since she’s busy adjusting to this new stage in her life, I’m sharing this recipe on her blog. Head on over to Katie’s Cucina to get the recipe! And, while you’re at it, check out her Instagram for some adorable pictures of her son!

Peanut Butter Cup Crumble Bars

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I hope you all had a good weekend with family and friends. I apologize for not getting a recipe to you on Friday. My husband and I decided to take the day off at the last minute, and it was wonderful! We had time to relax, and we were able to get our weekend travels started a little early.

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We headed up to my parent’s house for the weekend and since my dad’s birthday was earlier this month, I couldn’t go up empty handed. I had to make sure that I made a dessert as part of a belated birthday celebration. Since he likes peanut butter and chocolate just about as much as I do, I knew he would like these peanut butter cup crumble bars.

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These crumble bars are filled with peanut butter in the base and topping and peanut butter cups in the filling. Normally I like semi-sweet or dark chocolate over white chocolate, but with these crumble bars, the creamy sweetness of white chocolate chips evens out the heaviness of the peanut butter oat base perfectly. If you don’t really like white chocolate though, I’ve made these with dark chocolate chips and they were still addicting!

5.0 from 2 reviews

Peanut Butter Cup Crumble Bars
 
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Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • ½ C butter, room temperature
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ¼ C sugar
  • ½ C creamy peanut butter
  • 1 C quick or old-fashioned oats
  • ½ C all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ C white chocolate chips
  • 1½ C chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8×8 by 9×9 inch baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Add in peanut butter and beat until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat until just combined.
  4. Set aside 1 cup of mixture and press remaining mixture into the bottom of prepared baking dish. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges just start to turn light golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and carefully sprinkle with white chocolate chips and chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups. Top with remaining crumble mixture.
  6. Return to oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  7. Remove to a wire rack to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into bars and serving.

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Raspberry Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Broiled Glaze

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I love trying recipes from old cookbooks. However, when I first saw a similar recipe to this raspberry oatmeal cake with coconut broiled glaze, I was slightly skeptical. I don’t usually think of putting an entire cup of oats into a cake! I was afraid that the cake would be heavy and dense. While it is more dense than your typical cake, you’d never know that all of those oats are hiding in it!

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The cake itself is soft and moist. Along with the oats, yogurt and whole wheat flour are tucked away in it to give it a bit more nutritional value, too. Your favorite homemade or store bought raspberry preserves are swirled throughout the batter, so you get a bit of fruit in each bite! I think this cake would work wonderfully with strawberry or blueberry preserves as well. Since I’m all about strawberries, it probably won’t be long before I give it a try!

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The glaze is added to the cake in the last little bit of cooking. Shredded coconut is combined with brown sugar, butter, and half & half to create a gooey caramel-like topping with a toasted coconut top. Rich and sweet, this glaze adds great flavor to the nutty oatmeal cake!

5.0 from 2 reviews

Raspberry Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Broiled Frosting
 
Serves: 10
Ingredients
For the Cake
  • 1½ C boiling water
  • 1 C old-fashioned oats
  • ½ C sugar
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ¼ C butter, softened
  • ¼ C non-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ C raspberry preserves
For the topping
  • 1¾ C shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened depending on preference)
  • ⅔ C brown sugar
  • ⅓ C butter, melted
  • ¼ C half & half
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray with non-sticking cooking spray and flour a 9×11 or 9×13 inch baking dish. (I used a 9×11)
  2. In a small bowl, stir together boiling water and oats. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with an electric mixer, beat together sugars and butter on medium speed until well-combined. Scrape down sides occasionally.
  4. Beat in yogurt and eggs until smooth. Add flours, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract. Beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and add in oat mixture. Beat until combined.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Spread preserves over the top. With a knife, swirl preserves through the batter.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and turn oven to broil.
  7. Combine all ingredients for the topping in a medium bowl. Spread over hot cake. Return to oven and broil until bubbly and lightly browned. This should take about 2-4 minutes. Watch closely to prevent burning. Remove to a wire rack to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
  8. Serve warm or cooled.

This recipe is adapted from Land O’ Lakes.

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Easy Lemon Garlic Green Beans

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It’s the week before Easter, so if you’re still trying to figure out your menu, I have a super easy side for you. These easy lemon garlic green beans are a perfect side to any of your favorite Easter dishes. Plus, they can be made from start to finish in less than 20 minutes!

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Minced garlic cloves are cooked in olive oil until light golden to keep the flavor light and subtle. Fresh lemon juice is stirred in along with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Either toss the steamed beans with the dressing or drizzle over the top and serve.

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For a bit more flavor, top with fresh lemon zest right before serving. The bright, citrusy lemon cuts through the olive oil and garlic to complement the flavor of fresh green beans. Great for Easter dinner or any spring gathering!

5.0 from 2 reviews

Easy Lemon Garlic Green Beans
 
Author:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves (depending on preference), minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • lemon zest, optional
Instructions
  1. Place green beans in a steamer basket. Put steamer basket in a large sauce pan over about 1½ inches of water.
  2. Bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 9-10 minutes, or until crisp-tender.
  3. Meanwhile in a small saucepan, cook minced garlic in olive oil until tender and just starting to brown. Remove from heat and whisk in lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  4. Transfer beans to a serving dish and drizzle with olive oil mixture. Top with lemon zest. Serve.

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Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake

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I just came to the realization that Easter is quickly approaching. I don’t know if it’s the extended cold, dreary weather that makes it hard to believe that April is almost half over or what. But, I do know that this month has flown by! Even if I haven’t realized that it’s almost Easter, I have noticed that our grocery stores are just starting to get some good, fresh produce! Since I couldn’t help myself when strawberries were on sale the other day, I ended up with more than we could eat fresh.

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I couldn’t just let them go bad. This strawberries and cream french toast bake has been on my mind the last few weeks and this was the perfect opportunity to finally give it a try! Fresh, juicy strawberries and sweet cream cheese combine with cinnamon and nutmeg to create a french toast bake bursting with spring flavor. A light layer of cinnamon streusel tops it off giving it a sweet, crunchy top.

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I love how easy it is to prepare french toast bakes and how you can make them the night before and have it all ready to go for when you need it! Whether you’re starting to think about your Easter menu or you just want something a little extra special for breakfast, this no-fuss french toast bake will be a crowd pleaser!

5.0 from 1 reviews

Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake
 
Author:
Serves: 8
Ingredients
For the French Toast
  • 6½ C day old French bread, cubed
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ C maple syrup
  • 1 C milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1½ C chopped strawberries
  • 4 oz ⅓ of the fat cream cheese, cubed
For the Topping
  • ¼ C butter, softened
  • ¼ C brown sugar
  • ¼ C all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray an 8×8 or 9×9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add bread cubes to a large bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, maple syrup, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour over bread cubes and stir to combine. Gently stir in chopped strawberries and cream cheese.
  4. Pour bread mixture into prepared baking dish. Gently press with a spatula.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Cut in butter with a fork. Sprinkle over the top of bread mixture.
  6. If baking the next day, place in refrigerator until ready to bake. If baking immediately, bake for 40-50 minutes until topping browns and center is puffed. (Center will deflate as it cools)
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving with your favorite syrup.
  8. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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