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How to make a copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long!
Easy Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day
Since my husband is half Irish, we love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Oh and of course enjoying green treats like a Shamrock Shake and wearing lots of green. It’s the perfect time to celebrate by making rainbow themed desserts and enjoying delicious green food and drinks.
I had fun making a homemade, healthier, copycat version of McDonald’s famous Shamrock Shake. People really go crazy over that green goodness! This delicious dessert recipe is very easy to make, and tastes just like a McDonald’s shake!
My kids love the added rainbow candy and clouds on top! Now we just need some gold… the real kind would be fantastic:-)
Shamrock Shake Video
I’m getting the hang of making videos and having a ball! So, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m sharing how to make this Shamrock Shake recipe on my YouTube Channel.
Hopefully you will notice a change for the better in my video quality. At least now I have a reason to get my nails done. ha! Notice the green tips for this St. Patrick’s Shamrock Shake video. We’ll see how creative I can get in the future!
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This recipe would also be amazing with organic, pure Peppermint Essential Oil instead of the extract I used in the video.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I hope you enjoyed this McDonald’s Copycat Recipe for a Shamrock Shake! Thank you for watching, and have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Shamrock Shake McDonald's Copycat Recipe
How to make a homemade copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert to enjoy all year long!
- 1 1/2 cup Greek frozen yogurt
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
- 5 drops green food coloring
- Whipped Cream
- Airheads Xtremes Sour Belt Candy
- Add frozen yogurt, milk and mint extract into a blender.
- Add about 5 drops of mint extract and blend to make your shamrock shake.
- Pour into a serving glass.
- Squeeze a cloud of whipped cream on each side of the top of your shake.
- Insert the Airheads candy into the whipped cream to create a rainbow.
- Serve with colorful straw and enjoy!
Originally published March 5, 2014
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies are a combination of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies mixed with brownies topped with Reese’s candy! Quick, Easy and SO GOOD!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies
Chocolate lovers will be happy today! I made Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies this weekend for a friend’s dinner party. I might or might not have gained a few extra pounds… but believe me it was totally worth it!!
Just looking at these photos makes me sad that they are all gone. I have a feeling I will be making these again very soon!
How to make the Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies!
These brownies are so simple to make. The layers of cookies and brownies mix together to create the most delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies!
I couldn’t stop with just brownies and cookie batter. I went crazy and right after they came out of the oven, I topped it with dark chocolate Reese’s Cups candy! This of course is totally optional, but worth it. If you make brownies, you might as well go all out right?
Cover your brownies with your favorite candy or nuts. I really loved the dark chocolate candy and so did the party guests!
Print the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies recipe below and watch the video to see just how simple this dessert can be. Pin this page to Pinterest or print and save the recipe for later. These chocolate treats are super easy and so delicious. Enjoy!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies are a combination of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies mixed with brownies topped with Reese’s! Quick, Easy and GOOD recipe!
- 1 package refrigerated peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough
- 1 box brownie mix
- 1-2 eggs (depends on brownie mix)
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups Dark Chocolate Reese's Cups candy
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Press cookie dough evenly into an ungreased 13×9 baking pan.
- Pour brownie ingredients in a large bowl and follow box directions for mixing eggs, water and oil. Pour batter over cookie dough and spread evenly around the pan.
- Bake 35-40 minutes until done.
- While brownies are baking, chop candy into crumbs. Sprinkle candy onto the brownies as soon as you take them out to cool. Candy should melt onto brownies.
- Let cool and cut brownies.
I used Ghirardelli Chocolate Supreme Brownie Mix it only takes 1 egg.
If you can’t find Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie dough, you can make your own from scratch or get Peanut Butter Cookie Dough and add chocolate chips to the brownie mix.
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BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or a quick dinner.
Easy BLT Wraps with Homemade Guacamole
These tasty BLT wraps are perfect for a busy weeknight dinner or quick lunch. Enjoy this easy homemade guacamole recipe and bacon, lettuce and tomato wrap recipe.
Dinner doesn’t have to be super fancy and wraps are always a favorite in my family. I’m happy to have Divian Connor, our amazing contributor, back with another quick and easy recipe idea!
We have had numerous wraps for lunch lately, as I am always stocked with flour tortillas. Seriously, you can make any sandwich combination and use a tortilla. I was hankering for a BLT sandwich, but my kids had used the last of the loaf of bread the day before on peanut butter sandwiches… but hey, I had flour tortillas, avocados and lemons. I decided to give it a go and really, this BLT wrap was so yummy! And bonus, my kids loved it.
Originally published July 23, 2013
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Quick and Easy Homemade Guacamole
I have a new-found love of avocado and each time I head to the grocery store, I am buying four or five at a time. I love the creaminess of avocados. They are just so refreshing!
For the easy chunky homemade guacamole, I used one avocado, the juice from one lemon, two tablespoons of sour cream and a little salt and pepper to taste.
Using a spoon, mash and mix everything together. I like mine chunky, and really, the avocado is so creamy, the chunks melt in your mouth.
How to make BLT Wraps
For the wrap, cook a few slices of bacon and cut into chunks or crumble. Slice fresh tomato and cut up a bit of lettuce. I love lettuce with color and texture, so I purchased a small package called Artisan Lettuce I got at the grocery.
Simply layer your guacamole on your flour tortilla, then add lettuce, tomato and bacon pieces. Wrap by taking one side of the wrap and tucking it under the ingredients and roll.
Super easy, but so simple and so good. My kids ate their entire wrap!
BLT Wraps with Homemade Guacamole Recipe
BLT wrap with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or a quick dinner.
- 4 slices bacon, crumbled
- 1 tomato, sliced
- 1 cup lettuce
- 4 flour tortillas
- 1 avocado
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 lemon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
Use a spoon to scoop out the avocado into a medium bowl. Then add the juice from a lemon, sour cream, salt and pepper. Mash and mix with a fork, set aside.
- Cook a few slices of bacon and cut into chunks or crumble.
Slice a fresh tomato and cut up a bit of lettuce.
- Layer the guacamole on your flour tortilla, then add lettuce, tomato and bacon pieces.
- Wrap by taking one side of the wrap and tucking it under the ingredients and roll.
OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the best of strawberries and OREO cheesecake in one fabulous bite! Easy no-bake chocolate strawberry dessert is a perfect bite sized recipe for any party.
OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
When I need to make a quick and easy dessert OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are my favorite! Get the best of of both worlds, sweet delicious strawberries plus OREO cheesecake in one fabulous bite!
Because I’m a last-minute party planner, fast and simple recipes like this are a must. Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits, but I love them best with chocolate. After making Oreo Cake Balls, I got the idea to do a mash-up recipe of the Oreo cheesecake pops with cheesecake stuffed strawberries! There is even a yummy alternative low carb version of this creamy cheesecake in my recipe.
Originally published June 24, 2013
Stuffed Strawberries Make a Sweet Treat for a Party
This OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries recipe is now one of my favorite party desserts to serve! Not only do they make a fabulous presentation, but they are super easy to make. A perfect dessert for Valentines Day or a 4th of July Party.
Easy No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Dessert
Since there is no baking involved, Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake Bites are perfect to make on a hot summer day when you just don’t want to turn on that oven!
Low Carb Dessert Option
You can also skip the OREOS and fill the entire strawberry with the cheesecake filling and top with a mini graham cracker. This is the perfect way to serve this dessert for those watching their carbs! Click here –> for the regular cheesecake stuffed strawberries.
Find the optional low carb version of this creamy cheesecake filling in my recipe box below.
Oreo Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
The best of strawberries and OREO cheesecake in one fabulous bite! Easy no-bake chocolate strawberry dessert is a perfect bite sized recipe for any party.
- 4 cups Strawberries, whole ((1 lbs total))
- 24 Mini Oreos or Mini Graham Crackers ((for topping))
- 30 OREO Cookies, crushed
- 5 ounces Soft Cream Cheese
- 8 ounces Soft Cream Cheese
- 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
Optional LOW CARB Cheesecake Filling:
- 8 ounces Soft Cream Cheese
- 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
- 1/4 cup Splenda
Cut off the strawberry stems. Remove the inside of the strawberry with a small knife and spoon to create a cup for the filling.
- Trim the pointed strawberry tip with your knife so the strawberry will stand upright. Place on a cookie sheet.
Make the OREO cheesecake filling by crushing the cookies with a food processor or place in a large zipper plastic bag and smash with a rolling pin. With a spoon, mix 1 package of softened cream cheese with the crushed cookies.
Spoon the OREO filling into the strawberries.
In another bowl, beat 8 ounces cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with a mixer until fluffy.
Place the cream cheese mixture in a pastry bag and pipe into the top of the Oreo stuffed strawberries.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve. Only make 4-5 hours before serving or your strawberries will get soggy.
- Right before serving, garnish with a mini Oreo cookie or graham cracker. (cookies will get soggy if you add these too early)
If you only want the cheesecake stuffed strawberries. Omit the OREO cookies and only get 1 package of cream cheese.
My Grandma Chunkie made the best Chocolate Pie! With only 5 ingredients, this rich chocolate pie recipe is a quick and easy dessert everyone loves!
Grandma Chunkie’s Chocolate Pie Recipe
This chocolate pie recipe is our family tradition thanks to my fun Great-Grandma Chunkie! I remember Grandma Chunkie as a fun little spit fire with pink tinted hair and always wearing a cute apron. I guess she was heavy as a child and that’s where the name came from. All my great-aunts and uncles had nicknames. One was even called Aunt No No.
I loved going to Grandma Chunkie’s house, because she was always baking something tasty. She grew up working in her family’s restaurant in Tulsa. She also let me play with all her jewelry (clip on earrings!) and make-up. I loved hearing stories of her travels and times when she dated a pro-wrestler… the kind like you see now on the WWF! Ha.
She would tell me crazy stories, like how you had to be careful traveling back when she was a girl because Indians would kidnap you. Or the time she and her brother ran away when they were really little. They tied themselves together so they wouldn’t get lost (or kidnapped by Indians) on the train. Who knows what was the truth? Ha!
Originally Published May 7, 2009
Grandma Chunkie was also a sister of Christ! When I would go on ski trips, she would pray on a cloth and make me put it in my pocket to keep me safe:-) In college, I would get these little prayer cloths in the mail every now and then.
This photo of Grandma Chunkie is probably from the 1940’s. I think she is alive and well in my daughter! I see a lot of Grandma Chunkie in my own little spit fire.
The best Chocolate Pie
Grandma Chunkie made THE best pies! Usually for our Thanksgiving dinners, we would have about three pumpkin pies along with banana, lemon and chocolate. I never liked pumpkin pie, so she always made me my own mini chocolate pie. A Thanksgiving tradition, I started with my kids. I’ve posted this recipe before, but in case you missed it, here it is again. Enjoy!!
Grandma Chunkie’s Easy to Make Rich & Creamy Chocolate Pie
For all you chocoholics, this pie is a must! Here’s the recipe that she wrote on a small piece of paper. You can print the recipe below.
- One large Hershey Candy Bar (milk chocolate) 8 oz (now I get 2 large chocolate bars)
- 18 large marshmallows cut up
- 1/2 cup sweet milk (I don’t know what that meant… so I just use regular milk)
- 8 oz. Cool Whip
- Baked Pie Shell
- Melt Candy bar and marshmallows in milk over low fire until smooth. Cool.
- Add 1-9 oz Cool Whip into chocolate mixture
- Pour into baked pie shell and keep cool until ready to serve.
- Spoon a large helping of Cool Whip on your slice of pie! (I like to add chocolate sprinkles too)
Did you have a grandma like my Great Grandma Chunkie?
Grandma's Chocolate Pie
Grandma’s Chocolate Pie recipe. With only 5 ingredients, this rich chocolate pie recipe is a quick and easy dessert everyone loves!
- 2 1.55 oz Hershey candy bars
- 18 large marshmallows cut up
- 1/2 cup milk
- 8 oz Cool Whip or Homemade Whipped Cream
- 1 Baked Pie Crust
Bake the pie shell and let cool.
- Melt candy bar and marshmallows in milk over low fire until smooth. Let cool.
- Stir in one 9 oz. Cool Whip into chocolate mixture.
- Pour into baked pie shell and keep cool until ready to serve.
- Spoon a large helping of cool whip on your slice of pie!
An easy crispy oven baked chicken recipe! Only 10 minutes of prep time for healthy oven fried chicken. Kids will absolutely love these easy crispy chicken strips.
Crispy oven baked chicken is a family favorite!
Getting stumped for dinner ideas? With just a few ingredients, this simple crispy oven baked chicken recipe hits the spot! I love experimenting with chicken recipes! From baked chicken rolls, chicken enchiladas, and Instant Pot lemon garlic chicken, I can’t decide which would be my favorite recipe. This is definitely one of my top picks.
My family loves all kinds of chicken recipes, but this crispy oven baked chicken is always their favorite. It’s a classic oven fried chicken recipe and perfect for picky eaters, which describes my kids to a tee! Skip going out for chicken nuggets and make this healthy homemade version.
Originally Published November 18, 2013
I started making this for my son way back when he was in kindergarten. All he would eat was chicken nuggets and hot dogs then, so I had to try something healthier than fast food nuggets! I was thrilled when he was happy eating my homemade version.
Make your family happy too with this quick and easy chicken recipe. If you have picky kids like me, believe me, you’ll love this one! Kids will love if you make chicken nuggets or strips for dipping. Serve this crispy chicken with your favorite vegetables and homemade sweet potato chips.
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How to make Crispy Oven Baked Chicken
Only 10 minutes of prep time for healthy oven baked chicken! It’s one of my favorite recipes. I hope your family likes it as much as mine does.
Easy Oven Baked Chicken Recipe
Crispy Oven Baked Chicken
Easy crispy oven baked chicken recipe your family will love for dinner! Only 10 minutes of prep time for healthy oven fried chicken!
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into bite size pieces or strips)
- 3 cups Corn Chex cereal (crushed)
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
- 2 tablespoons low fat milk
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with oil.
- Place Cereal, Parmesan, salt, garlic powder, and paprika into a gallon zip lock bag.
- Mix milk and butter into a small bowl.
- Dip half of the chicken into the milk and butter
- Put chicken into the bag and shake it to coat all of the chicken. (Make sure to seal the bag!)
- Place chicken on baking sheet and repeat with the rest of the chicken.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes, turning chicken over halfway through.
- Serve Crispy Oven Baked Chicken with your favorite dipping sauce.
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