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Brownie Ice Cream Cupcakes

You have to try these Brownie Ice Cream Cupcakes some time!  Follow the simple instructions below and enjoy!

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Place foil cupcake liners* into a cupcake pan.  Make a brownie mix following the instructions on the box.  Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into each liner in the cupcake tray.  One regular “family size” brownie mix will give you about 36 cupcakes.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool completely.  Get ice cream out of freezer and let soften.  Place soft ice cream in a bowl and stir until smooth.  Spoon ice cream into each cupcake.  Place in freezer until hard.  Take out of the freezer and enjoy!

*Side note: if you use paper cupcake liners, the brownie doesn’t come out very good.  We found that if you place them in the microwave for about five seconds then they come out easier.  But the easiest way is just to use foil cupcake liners because they peal off without any trouble.

Our family loves vanilla ice cream with brownies, but you can try any flavor!  Try mint chip ice cream with brownie cupcakes and sprinkle Andes Mint Chips on top.  YUM!

This project was inspired by: Brownie Bottom Ice Cream Cake

You might also enjoy Ice Cream Pies

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Candy Bar Etching

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Candy Bar Etching is the perfect way to say Happy Father’s Day this year!  It’s so simple and easy that kids of all ages can enjoy making this little craft for Dad.

Start with a regular candy bar and use a toothpick to write or draw on the back.  Lightly brush away chocolate flakes as you go.  Then spread a generous amount of Powdered Sugar over the candy bar and lightly press it across your etches.  Use your finger to brush away the extra powdered sugar.  Then use a damp paper towel to clean off the entire candy bar.  What’s left is your design, beautifully etched into the chocolate.  Then wrap your candy bar in new tin foil, and cover with a label.  Have your kids color a custom label to put on it, or download the one below.

Here’s the label I made for mine:

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Download – “Happy Father’s Day Dad” Candy Bar Label  
(Just print in colored ink on regular white paper, trim the edges, and you are ready to put it on your large candy bar!)

I can’t wait for my husband to open this special candy bar we made just for him!

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Recipes for a Good Marriage – Bridal Shower Games

My sister-in-law is getting married soon, and it was so fun for me to help do her Bridal Shower Games last weekend.  Here is a quick game I put together that she could use at all of her showers.  I call it “Recipes for a Good Marriage”.  I think it turned out great!  It was quick and easy to put together (I found those cute boxes at JoAnn’s for $1 each!) and it was a fun thing for everyone to do while they visited at the  shower.

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All you need to do is download and print the instructions page (link below), and get some recipe cards and pens ready.  So simple!  Be sure to remind the bride to be to take this game with her to all her showers.  The more recipes, the better!

Marriage can be tricky at times.  Good advice from those that have experience are exactly what newlyweds need.  This is such a great way to collect awesome marriage advice from all your friends and family.

Download ‘Recipes for a Good Marriage’ Instuctions

I hope my sister-in-law will appreciate all of the advice and recipes shared with her from her friends and family as she starts this new chapter of her life!

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