Wednesday, September 25, 2019

5-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Just starting out
Perfect for a fall treat!

This week, find yourself in a rich, creamy, peanut buttery chocolate heaven. Reminiscent of T.G.I. Friday's peanut butter pie, this dessert takes just a few minutes to prep and a freezer.

Ingredient List:
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1 8 oz container of whipped topping
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
4 oz (1/2 block) cream cheese

Spreading melted chocolate

of course. 1 graham cracker crust.

*Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, stopping to stir every 20 seconds or so

-spread 3/4 of the melted chocolate on the bottom of the graham cracker crust
Mixing the filling...

*Soften the cream cheese and peanut butter in the microwave (think warm, gooey, but not hot)

*Mix the peanut butter, whipped topping, sweetened condensed milk, and cream cheese in a bowl until smooth
Swirled chocolate

*Pour into graham cracker crust

*Swirl the remaining chocolate on the top of the pie

*Add Reese's mini peanut butter cups to garnish if you so choose

*Throw this bad boy in the freezer for at least 1 hour and pull out 10-15 minutes before you want to dig in. (Note: Because there will be a layer of solid chocolate at the bottom, cutting it will take a little bit of force.)

Makes a creamy, crazy-satisfying dessert. After all, if you are going to splurge your calories, why not make it something that will actually satisfy your sweet tooth?

***If you prefer to make your crust from scratch, rather than use a ready-made one from the store, just follow the simple instructions in this 2-minute video. Making a Graham Cracker Crust

Saturday, September 21, 2019

How to Keep Your Lettuce Fresh Longer

This is a tip shared with me by a dear friend of mine (you know who you are!) on how to keep your lettuce fresh for weeks at a time. Simple and effective. What more do you need?

Simply line a plastic container with aluminum foil, put your lettuce inside, cover the top of the container with aluminum foil, and finish it by putting the container's lid on.


Keeps your lettuce fresh in the fridge far longer than just a plastic baggie or zip container.

Looking for MORE ways to use aluminum foil? Check out Top 10 Uses for Aluminum Foil!

Perfect Hamburger Patties Using Mason Jar Lid

Can you EVER have too many ideas for your mason jars?


But what about mason jar LIDS?

Well, how about using a mason jar lid for perfect hamburger patties? Use the regular size for small patties, like burger sliders, and wide mouth lids for larger patties. Just make sure that the lid is clean, then form the patty by pressing it into the mason jar lid form and then removing it. Boom.

Perfect patties that will cook evenly and all be finished at the same time- no unevenly cooked patties this way.