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sunday funday: ice cream sandwich cake!!!

29 Jan

Yep, you read that right…an ice cream sandwich CAKE. Words cannot describe how absolutely perfect this cake is for me (considering I wanted an ice cream cake for my wedding instead of a regular one). Anyway, I found this delicious piece of frozen heaven on the Mommy’s Kitchen blog. Seriously, this lady is a genius.

The recipe calls for regular ice cream sandwiches which is exciting because that makes me think of how easy the steps must be (not a lot of prep work!). You can also swap out the sandwiches for a “healthier,” low calorie/fat option too (I use quotation marks because let’s face it…it’s ice cream either way).

Ingredients

  • 20 – regular ice cream sandwiches
  • 1 – 12 – 16 oz container cool whip
  • 1 – 16 oz jar Hershey’s hot fudge ice cream topping
  • 1 – cup crushed whoppers candies, Oreo cookies, m&m’s, chocolate chips, festive sprinkles, heath bar bits or crushed butterfingers…basically whatever you want to use as the topping

Directions

  • Layer a 9 x 13 pan with ten ice cream sandwiches (you may have to cut one in half to fit in the middle).
  • Next spread a layer of hot fudge topping on top of the ice cream sandwiches.
  • Spread half of the cool whip on top of the fudge topping.
  • Repeat the layers again ending with cool whip.
  • Top with crushed whoppers, chocolate chips or any candy topping of your choice.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 5-7 hours.

sunday funday: strawberry shortcake sushi

22 Jan

Valentines Day will be here soon! Check out this different and yummy dessert! 

 

sunday funday: rice krispy pops!

15 Jan

Not a fan of watching football all day? Try this yummy and fun recipe to pass the time. We’ve all heard about cake pops (and their amaziness!) so why not try a rice krispy pop! The directions are pretty simple and you can use a cookie cutter of any shape for the final pop. Change the shape up for any holiday! Check it out!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Stick Butter
  • 1 Package of Mini Marshmallows
  • 8.5 Cups of Rice Krispies Cereal (be a little daring and use Cocoa Rice Krispies!)
  • 24 White Sticks about 5 inches long (you can get these at any craft store)

Directions

  • Heat up a large pan and melt the butter over medium/low heat. Add the marshmallows and melt completely. Combine the rice krispie cereal to the marshmallow/butter mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Line a 9×13 pan with parchment ot wax paper and place the rice krispie mixture and spread out evenly. Press down firmly and evenly. Allow to sit for about 10-15 minutes at room temperature.
  • Grease a heart cookie cutter and press down evenly on the rice krispie mold and remove the heart shaped rice krispie treat. Take your stick and carefully pierce the bottom of the heart shaped rice krispie and stop when you have about 2.5 inches of stick remaining. Press firmly on a flat surface with your palms on each sides of the heart to secure the stick. Also, press the sides as well.

For chocolate ganach 

  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Package of Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips

Directions

  • Heat your heavy cream on medium-high and bring to a boil (or microwave for 1 minute). Pour the hot heavy cream on top of the chocolate chips in a medium bowl and mix to combine. Allow to cool for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Dip the heart into the chocolate sauce and using a butter knife smooth out the surface also removing access chocolate.
  • Place on a lined baking sheet and allow the hearts to set in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes.

And of course…wrap them up and make them a favor for any party!

ENJOY!

sunday funday: bridal shows

8 Jan

Although they can be a bit overwhelming, bridal shows are great for brides-to-be to come meet various vendors for their BIG day. From photographers, venues, caterers, bakers, event planners, entertainment, etc; a good bridal show will have all of these and more for you to meet. Many vendors offer discounts to couples they meet at the show, so another plus! It’s basically a google search that comes to life and couples can meet the vendors and see/taste :) their work all under one roof. Come hungry.. most shows have lots of food and cake to sample!

Even if you have almost everything planned or if you still just need a baker, I’d recommend checking out a bridal show in your area. Grab your mom, soon-to-be mother-in-law or maid of honor and make a sunday out of it!

lemon & lime event design will be at the timonium bridal expo today from 11-3 at the fairgrounds! If you’re there come say hi!

sunday funday: Merry Christmas!

25 Dec

Katey and I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

This week’s sunday funday post will not be a formal activity…just have FUN! Sure, the past few weeks have been crazy and maybe your family drives you nuts…just let it go and relax. Enjoy your time together today, sit back, and have some eggnog (maybe use the recipe we posted a few days ago!).

Salute a cent’anno (pronounced saloot a chin don) – a traditional Italian toast, that my family has said for as long as I can remember, meaning “health for 100 years!”

sunday funday: what’s more fun than sitting on your couch?!

11 Dec

Frank and I spent all day Saturday doing our Christmas shopping followed by a fun evening at a holiday/housewarming party. Sure we were exhausted this morning, but that didn’t stop us from running in the Jingle Bell 5k with fellow lemon & lime owner Katey Clark and her boyfriend along with a few friends! It was a great way to start the morning…and beginning to get myself back into shape. ANYWAY…that leads me to today’s sunday funday post!

Today we are taking a bit of a breather. Our sunday funday celebration includes some couch time watching the Ravens/Colts game, a bit of cleaning, and decorating the house (finally!) for Christmas. Sure it would be fun to head downtown and attempt the “Purple Patio” but let’s face it…I’m not as young as I used to be (insert sarcastic laugh and semi frown face here). I’m super excited to get the decorations up though. I plan on blasting my Frank Sinatra CD, making some hot chocolate, and getting down to business. I may even light my “christmas cookie” candle but I don’t want to get too crazy.

But now that I’m thinking about it a little more, maybe I’ll venture out a bit on the hot cocoa. I found some delicious options from Our Best Bites that may make the cut for this evening’s activities. I think the chocolate hazelnut (below) with nutella is pretty much the front runner!

real simple holiday decorating ideas… 5 minutes, tops!

4 Dec

Thanks to Real Simple for these… well.. real simple holiday decorating ideas! Love them…

bows and a styrofoam wreath!

um, adorable.. and would take 3 mintues.

styrofoam ball covered in lights!

Grab a woden letter and some spruce!

sunday funday: a dessert that will make you the star of any holiday party

27 Nov

The holiday’s are here! I’m sure we’ll be seeing tons of new creative decorating and food ideas at all of our holiday events thanks to websites like Pinterest and the master minds at Real Simple. From snowmen out of marshmallows and reindeer out of nutter butter bars to m&m’s cupcake wreaths, it seems every year we outdo the last with creativity and we love it!

While those ideas will be cute and I’ll be making them for sure, I have a recipe for you that will make you the star of any holiday gathering, pot luck or event…it’s called the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie n’ Oreo Fudge Brownie Bar. My sister’s boyfriend Andrew found this recipe on the blog “Kevin & Amanda,” and it blew us all away with amazingness. Kevin and Amanda, I don’t know who you are, but THANK you for coming up with this recipe that is worth every second of the extra 30 minutes I have to stay at the gym after I enjoy it.

This is pretty much three layers of awesome, on the bottom is a chocolate chip cookie, then a layer of Oreos capped off by a brownie.

Yup, you’re seeing this correctly. If you want to add a holiday touch you could put a few mini candy canes on top or even some red and green m&m’s. People will be asking for your autograph after their first bite, not kidding.

sunday funday: give old christmas bulbs a new light

20 Nov

In celebration of my eBay purchase of Christmas bulbs, this post is dedicated to them! With Thanksgiving next week, it means the official not-too-early time to start decorating for the holidays! You may already be bringing up the christmas decorations boxes this weekend, and before you think about throwing away bulbs that don’t work anymore, think again!  You probably have boxes of old christmas bulbs in your basement, if not, check out eBay, there are TONS of cheap deals there. There are lots of creative things you can do with bulbs to help decorate for your holiday events and get-togethers. From centerpieces, gift toppers and wreaths, if you have old bulbs around.. put them to use! Here are just a few ideas to get your wheels turning.. I’ll post my project next week!

eBay purchase! only $4.99 with shipping included.

sunday funday: bottle cap holiday fun

13 Nov

Soon all of our favorite blogs, magazines, pinterest boards, tv shows, etc., will be filled with everything holiday. Well, actually it’s already starting to happen! the lemon peel has some great ideas for everything holiday party-related and we can’t wait to share them with you!

Up first for our sunday funday is a quick and easy project. All you need are bottle caps and holiday paper, wrapping paper or stickers.

Can’t get much easier than that. These would be great on top of presents, as “confetti” on your holiday tables and or on top of cookie jars/tins for hostess presents.

You can also use them as decorations for your fridge if you glue a magnet on the back! These would also be a great way to display all of your holiday cards.

And here begins the holiday fun on the lemon peel. ‘Tis the season!

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