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Easy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

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I don’t know about you guys, but school mornings at our house have always been like WOAH.  From back in the day when I was a teacher trying to hustle my little one off to daycare, to now as a SAHM trying to hustle my big one off to class, the name of the game has always been to get everyone fed as quickly- and as free of chaos!- as possible. Here, you’ll find our ten favorite recipes and tricks to make eating breakfast go down a little easier. Continue reading “Easy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings”

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Toddler Muffins Recipe

Are you looking for an easy breakfast and snack idea for your toddlers? Well your Pinterest search is over! This easy recipe has all of the good stuff- whole grains, fruits, veggies, and even protein- with (less) of the “bad stuff.”  As a bonus, they freeze wonderfully and can be made in a mini-muffin pan, so that you can give your toddler what they need, even with their ever-changing appetites.

Note: We have tried a few different substitutions to eliminate brown sugar from this recipe, but none of them had the result we were looking for. So we decided to stick with a bit of sugar for the sake of keeping the recipe appealing to little ones. If you have toddlers over the age of one, two tablespoons of honey may be the closest substitute we can recommend. 

Also Note: We only tried to lower the sugar content so we wouldn’t feel as guilty about the three cupcakes the kid would be eating laterEnjoy! Continue reading “Toddler Muffins Recipe”

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Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

If you’re looking for the perfect crowd-pleasing dessert for your summer barbecues, you can stop looking now. You’ve found it. These sweet little Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches never fail to bring the Oohs and Aahs, and they are crazy simple. Better yet, they are made ahead of time and pop out as individual desserts, so there’s no cutting a cake or hearing people ask for a “small slice of pie- no maybe a little bigger than that- okay now it’s too big.” Which Drives. Me. Bananas. So all you’ve gotta do is pass these bad boys around your party and then you’re free to accept all the compliments (and eat all the Ice Cream Sammies).

Dessert recipe for simple brownie ice cream sandwiches, a sweet and cool summertime favorite. Crowd pleasing and perfect for sharing!
The perfect summer BBQ dessert- individual Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches! So simple, but sure to impress!


Here’s What You’re Gonna Do…


Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Prepare and bake a 9×13 size batch of brownies. Any moist recipe will do (sorry if you hate that word, but there’s no appropriate substitute), but I use a box mix because EASY.

Line a cupcake pan with Saran Wrap (please don’t skip this step. You’ll hate yourself for it when it’s get-them-out time).

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Put your ice cream on the counter to soften.

Get a little handful or spoonful of brownie and mush some into each cupcake space. Don’t use more than half of your brownies to do this step, or you won’t have enough left to do the bottom of the sandwich.

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Top with vanilla ice cream. Put cupcake pan in freezer to harden for twenty-thirty minutes.

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Remove pan from freezer and top with remaining brownies. It should form a little ice cream sandwich.


Return to freezer until fully frozen. Lift the Saran wrap and remove the ice cream sandwiches from the pan. Place on a plate and keep in freezer until ready to serve.

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Try not to eat them all before your guests arrive.


Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Makes 6-8ish

One batch of brownies, 9×13, fully prepared
Half gallon vanilla ice cream

  1. Prepare a batch of your favorite brownies (9×12 size) according to the recipe (or box).
  2. Line a cupcake pan with saran wrap. Place your ice cream on the counter so it can soften.
  3. Using a small spoon (or your hands), place a small amount of brownies into the bottom of each cupcake space. It should come about a third of the way up for each cupcake area.
  4. Fill the next third of each opening with softened ice cream. Place the cupcake tin into the freezer for about twenty-ish minutes so it can harden again.
  5. Top the ice cream with another layer of brownies. Return to the freezer until frozen again.
  6. Remove from the pan and enjoy!
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