No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

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Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream



As summer is beginning to wind down I am thinking to all of the fun fall recipes I love.

Before summer officially closes for the year, and I begin releasing all the best pumpkin recipes I have,  I wanted to share this No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream recipe with you.

pumpkin pie ice cream ingredientsINGREDIENTS
8 oz Heavy Whipping cream
14 oz Sweeteend Condensed Milk
3/4 cup Pumpkin Puree
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 tsp Vanilla.

pumpkin pie ice cream process

DIRECTIONS
Whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
Gradually add condensed milk while continuing to beat.
Stir in the pumpkin, vanilla and spice.
Freeze for at least 4 hours.

No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Simple pumpkin pie ice cream recipe that requires no churning.
Ingredients
  • 8 oz Heavy Whipping cream
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ¾ cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
Instructions
  1. Whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
  2. Gradually add condensed milk while continuing to beat.
  3. Stir in the pumpkin, vanilla and spice.
  4. Freeze for at least 4 hours.

You can find lots of super simple pumpkin recipes to satisfy your pumpkin cravings!

You might also be interested in some of my other recent recipe posts.

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Gluten Free Slow Cooker Freezer Meal Plan

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20 Gluten Free Slow Cooker Freezer Meals


With Back to School just around the corner, I am looking for ways to make my life a little less busy.

My friend Erin has put together this amazing Gluten Free Slow Cooker Freezer Meal Plan, and is now offering it for the very low cost of $5!!

You will get Recipes & Shopping List with Assembly Instructions, Exclusive Access to Instructional Videos, plus Printable Recipe Cards for when assembling & Printable Stickers for your freezer baggies – all for just $5.00! Not needing to think about dinner all month long is totally worth five bucks in my opinion :)

I am telling you this is the way to go if you want to make meal times less about deciding and preparing food and more about enjoying dinner with your family this year.

I LOVE freezer cooking!

Being able to grab a freezer pack and dump it into the slow cooker each day makes me feel like a super mom and wife.

If you don’t have a slow cooker, check out this one that Erin recommends and works well with all of the recipes in the plan.

All of the work has been done for you, just head to Costco with your shopping list and pick up the ingredients you will need.

She takes you step by step through the process through video so you can see for yourself exactly how to be successful preparing 20 Gluten Free Meals in less than 2 hours!

That is dinner for every week night for the next month done in less than 2 hours!!

Each recipe in this plan is DOUBLED, and each pack serves a family of 4.

So these 10 meals make 20 packs total! 

Slow Cooker Chicken with Apples & Rosemary
Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Apples & Sweet Potatoes
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chicken Curry
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken & Potatoes
Slow Cooker Sausage, Peppers, Onions
Slow Cooker Italian Stew Roast
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Slow Cooker Chicken & Sausage Stew

How to make 20 Gluten Free Meals



This package includes:

  • Printable Assembly Instructions – step by step guide to pulling all these meals together and into the freezer
  • Printable Assembly Cards – so you don’t forget any ingredients in each bag
  • Printable Labels – you can print these out onto Avery #6874 label paper and stick them to your plastic baggies or containers.
  • Exclusive Access to the 3 Instructional Assembly Videos
  • Recipe List & Grocery List included as well!

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Ninja Turtles Themed Lunch

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TMNT LunchNinja Turtle’s Theme Lunch

Let me tell you, I was the “Best Mom EVERRRRR!” the day I packed this Ninja Turtles Themed lunch for my son- that’s a direct quote by the way.

Ninja Turtles are his favorite thing.  I even managed to sneak in some healthy.

The turtles themselves were made by cutting Spinach and Herb tortillas into circles, filling with shredded cheese and tossing into the toaster oven, you could also pop a big batch on a cookie sheet and put it in your oven under broil for just a minute or two.

I made the mask by cutting strips out of sliced cheese, and cut out eye holes with a pen cap, hey you have to be open to all kinds of tools for creative lunches.

The nunchucks are a Slim Jim cut in half, and a very thin slice of fruit roll up to use for the “chain”, I stuck a skewer in each piece of jerky about halfway and slid the fruit roll up inside.

I thought a little baggie of Tostitos scoops looked like turtle shells.

Ninja turtle Fruit Snacks, and Green jello with pineapple (I thought it resembled the turtle shell) finished off lunch with a sweet kick.

If you have a little turtle lover at home too check out this cool TMNT lunch gear:

Amazon has a bunch of TMNT lunch gear for sale here.

Check out these other Back to School Lunch Ideas!

Back to School Themed Lunch
The Kissing Hand Themed Lunch

The Kissing Hand Themed Lunch

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The Kissing Hand Lunch



Please tell me you have read The Kissing Hand with your children?

This is just the sweetest story, and I really recommend it as a fun read aloud with kids of all ages.

kissing hand

If you haven’t you really should pick it up to read with your child. It’s a sweet story of a mommy raccoon and her little one who is headed to school and she sends him off with a kiss in his hand to remind him of her love.

I know, sob, right?

It’s so easy to duplicate this fun themed lunch as long as you have a hand cookie cutter and a mini heart cookie cutter.

This is a great sandwich cookie cutter that you can use if you don’t already have those cutters.

Cut out both pieces of bread, one without a heart,  spread peanut butter on the bottom piece, and then jelly, top with the piece of bread with heart cutout. Use the mini heart cookie cutter to cut out sweet little cheddar and salami pieces.

Put in a scoop of strawberry yogurt topped with dried strawberries trimmed with kitchen scissors to look more heart-like.

Included 1 piece of heart shaped chocolate or candy.

Finally, cover a juice box with scraps of paper from the art shelf, and googley eyes to create Chester the Raccoon.

These lunches take only a few minutes more to make than if you just tossed it in the box as is.

The brainstorming takes a bit more time. Try sitting down for 10-20 minutes on  Sunday night and sketch out what you are planning on doing for the week.

Don’t forget to try all of the Back to School Lunch Ideas!

 

Back to School Themed Lunch

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first day of school themed lunchBack To School Lunch.

Today is the beginning of a series of themed lunch ideas I have to share with you.  Be sure to check back each day for another great lunch post!

For my son’s first day of school (ever) I wanted to make it a fun school themed box.

I started by taking alphabet cookie cutters to cut out his grade, Kindergarten and age-5.

Using a sharpie I colored a “chalkboard” onto a fruit cup and made simple ABC’s with a white paint pen.

Of course back to school means apples so I turned a Baby Bell Cheese into one using a tiny torn piece of green construction paper, and  a piece of a skewer colored with-yes a sharpie, one of my favorite lunch box tools.

I raided my scrapbook paper stash to turn a plain bottle of Gatorade into a too cool for school drink.

Finally, I added a little bit of cracker jacks just for a sweet treat.  You can create fun and creative lunchboxes for your child with just a little imagination and a few good tools like these:

Sharpie pack  

Alphabet Cookie Cutters 

Don’t forget to try all of the Back to School Lunch Ideas!

Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Tomato and Avocado

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avocado tomato pepperjack sandwich



I made this Avocado, Tomato and Pepperjack Grilled Cheese Sandwich the other day and it was delish!

I had some mashed up avocado and a tomato and decided to try making something I have seen over and over on Pinterest.

By the way, are we friends on Pinterest?

I only had Hot Pepperjack Cheese in the fridge so that is what I used.

It was SO good and filling.  I was full for hours and the pepperjack cheese gave the flavor a nice kick!

grilled avocado tomato and pepperjack

It’s SO easy to make too!

  1. Butter 2 slices of bread as you would to make ordinary grilled cheese and place one piece butter side down in a frying pan.
  2. Spread some mashed avocado on the bread in the pan until covered.  Then add a couple sliced tomatoes on top of that.
  3. Finally put a layer of cheese on top of the tomato and cover with the other slice of bread butter side up.
  4. Fry on medium heat until brown and carefully flip and cook the other side until brown and the cheese is melted.

If you make this I would love to hear what you think of it.