Thursday, April 24, 2014

Frozen Reese's Peanut Butter Pie

You may have seen my post about all things Peanut Butter and Chocolate.  I shared this picture, and revealed that I HAD to have it for my birthday cake this year....

Frozen Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie

Well, I couldn't wait til my birthday. 

I made this treat last weekend when friends came over for dinner and it was divine.  Even John, who typically only likes fruity desserts, loved it! It couldn't be easier, either!  No bake, and you mix everything in ONE bowl!  ;)

I adapted it some from the original recipe, didn't add the second layer of cool whip, and also did a different crust.  Here's my recipe, along with pics!


Frozen Reese's Peanut Butter Pie


Ingredients:

1 8oz package reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar or sweetener
1/4 cup skim milk
1 8oz container fat-free Cool Whip
1 pre-made Graham Cracker Crust (or Oreo)
3 tbsp Light Hershey's Syrup
2 bags Reese's Minis Cups (or Reese's Pieces)

Directions:

Mix first 4 ingredients together until smooth 
(I used my Kitchen Aid mixer, but you could do this by hand)

Fold in Cool Whip until well blended
(You can also add 1 bag of Reese's Minis to mixture)

Pour mixture over pie crust and drizzle with chocolate syrup, and decorate with remaining bag of Reese's Minis

Chill for at least 4-6 hours (or overnight)

Let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes to soften before serving.  Enjoy!


Such an easy and delicious dessert - perfect for guests or a pot-luck!
Enjoy!



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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter Weekend

We had a fabulous Easter Weekend!  
Beautiful weather, a wonderful visit from John's mother, and a very special time celebrating with our precious boy :)

(and he celebrated by sleeping 9 hours straight, each night!)


Andrew is 15 weeks old!





I hosted Easter Brunch, and make some yummy treats!
I got this recipe book for Christmas, and used her Easter menu.
I made this (so good), these (so adorable), these (eh) , and this (amazing).



Also whipped up some of Gwynnie's muffins :)



PW Carrot Cake (no nuts)



Having Andrew's "Gigi" here was such a treat!  She babysat while John and I did super romantic things, like getting our hair cut :)  We did do a little shopping, which was quite a luxury without the stroller and baby in tow!




She is such an amazing woman - so grateful for her love and grace!  Andrew is so blessed.

We took a few pics after the Easter service at Church.  It was a lovely service (I spent some of it in the cry room - but still sang my heart out to some of my favorite songs (this one especially!)












Then we "gave" Andrew his Easter basket!  Which I had so much fun putting together :)





This one may have been for Mommy :)

I think he's a fan ;)



Hope y'all had a wonderful weekend!!


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Friday, April 18, 2014

Baby's First Easter

First of all, let me say, Easter is NOT about the baskets ;)
It is about the resurrection of our Lord and Savior!  How He lived, died, and rose for us!
Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays - the powerful story of Jesus, and the wonderful traditions my family had growing up.  

We were a family that dyed eggs, decorated cookies, went on egg hunts, and woke up Sunday morning to look for our baskets!  They were usually filled with things like Play-Doh, sidewalk chalk, crayons, stickers, and jelly beans or chocolate.  Nothing too fancy ;)

Now that we get to celebrate this Easter with our sweet baby boy, it gets me even more excited for the new traditions we will start as a family, as well as including those we had growing up as kids.  

I started hunting for a basket here, and found an adorable one that I got with registry credit.  This year, he obviously has no clue what is going on, so I threw in some gifts we have received from his birthday and Christmas - and also found a few special goodies for me to add.  

Here is some of his loot (bunny, onesie, teether, and book), as well as a few other fun items that are just too adorable not to share....
Baby's First Easter
Do y'all do baskets for your little ones?
What other traditions do you have, or plan on having?


And because I can't help myself, 
our lil sweetie....




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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Up in the Air

The day after I found out we were having a little boy, I scooped up this precious pajama set at a local consignment sale.  It just screamed little BOY, and I couldn't wait to see him wearing it one day. And they aren't just any old pajamas...they are covered in airplanes!  Planes are a quite special in this family....my Dad is a pilot and has been for over 40 years.  We all love to fly and we hope that Andrew will have that same love of all things airplanes as he grows up :)

This one's for you, Dad!  





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