Fudge Mint Milkshake

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My middle son’s favorite treat is a milkshake.  These fudge mint milkshakes have become one of his new favorites.  They are so easy to make too.  They are a great way to use up all of those Thin Mint cookies that you purchased from the Girl Scouts this year.  Or if it isn’t Girl Scout cookie season, just pick up some Keebler Grasshopper cookies during your next trip to the grocery store. Either way, they make a great milkshake!

Fudge Mint Milkshake
Serves: 2
  • 1½ cups chocolate ice cream
  • 1½ cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 10 thin mint or grasshopper cookies
  • Whipped Cream
  1. In a blender, mix together chocolate and vanilla ice cream, milk, and the thin mint cookies. Blend until ice cream is smooth and cookies are finely crushed.
  2. Pour into two glasses and top with whipped cream.
  3. Garnish with a cookie, if desired.
  4. Enjoy!


Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Bread

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Here I go again with another cinnamon sugar recipe.  We recently made this and fell in love with it.  I have already made it a few times.  It takes very similar to a favorite Cinnamon Crumb Cake that we used to buy from a favorite bakery.  Yum!!!

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Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Bread
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs, beaten
For the Cinnamon Swirl
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
For the Crumb Topping
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Powered sugar (for dusting)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Line a 9x5x3 loaf pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a large size mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugars, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Add the oil and mix until you see small lumps beginning to form. Next add in the sour cream, eggs and vanilla. Mix just until batter forms. Make sure you don't over mix! The batter will be lumpy.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the Cinnamon Swirl ingredients.
  6. In another small bowl, mix together the Crumble topping.
  7. Pour ⅓ of the batter into your loaf pan. Spread evenly. Sprinkle ½ of the cinnamon swirl mixture on top.
  8. Pour another ⅓ of the batter over the cinnamon swirl layer. Spread evenly. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon swirl mixture over the top.
  9. Pour the remaining batter on top and spread evenly. Sprinkle the crumble topping over the top of the bread.
  10. Bake for 60-70 minutes until you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
  11. Lightly dust the top with powdered sugar (optional).

Recipe adapted from Something Swanky.

Pimento Cheese Panini

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Pimento Cheese Panini… say that with me.  Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?  I have to make a confession that for the longest time I wouldn’t touch pimento cheese.  My mom and my husband love it, but I just couldn’t bring myself to eat it.  Then one day while we were eating at Newk’s, my husband insisted that I try their Pimento Cheese sandwich.  Well, as much as I hated to admit it, I loved it.  Being the foodie that I am, I knew that I had to come home and try to make something similar.  I mean how could you NOT love all the melted cheesy goodness.  My mouth is watering just typing this post and looking at that picture!!

Pimento Cheese Panini
For the Pimento Cheese
  • 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 8 oz. monterey jack cheese, grated
  • 2 oz. (or half of 4 oz. jar) diced pimentos, drained
  • ¼ c. mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip)
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
For the Panini
  • 2 slices of ciabatta or french bread
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  1. Grate your cheddar cheese and monterey jack cheese and put into a medium size bowl.
  2. Add mayo to the grated cheeses. Then add in the drained diced pimentos and garlic powder.
  3. Mix very well.
  4. Chill for 3-4 hours. This really helps the flavors blend well.
To make the grilled panini...
  1. Heat up your panini maker or skillet on the stove.
  2. Cover one side of each piece of bread lightly with butter.
  3. Spoon and spread pimento cheese spread onto the non-buttered side of bread.
  4. Place butter side of bread face down into the skillet or panini maker.
  5. Place the other piece of bread on top with butter side facing up.
  6. After bottom of sandwich begins to brown, flip over. Grill until both sides are your grilled to your liking.
  7. For a panini style in a skillet, place a heavy pan or saucer on top of the sandwich while it grills to flatter the sandwich.
  8. Enjoy!

 ** I used a low carb bread which is why my sandwich is pretty skinny.  If you want a heavenly sandwich, try using sliced ciabatta or french bread.