Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Oreo Ice Cream Torte recipe

Although this is not an original recipe, it's a true favorite in our household. There are many similar recipes online, some using pudding or cream cheese. The recipe I use is very simple, and sooo delicious-- it's a family favorite, for sure! Enjoy!

Oreo Ice Cream Torte

-1 package of Oreo cookies
-2-3 tsp. of butter, melted
-1 container of vanilla ice cream (in a rectangular carton)
-1 tub of cool whip
-1 jar of fudge

Crush Oreos in a ziploc bag. Hold aside a 1/2 cup.

Mix remaining crumbs with melted butter and press into the bottom of a 10x13 pan to form a crust. Slice ice cream and lay slices evenly over the crust (I usually use a butter knife to smooth over the seams). Freeze for a few hours.

Microwave fudge and pour evenly over ice cream. Sometimes I include marshmallow topping as well. Freeze immediately.

After the fudge has hardened, add the Cool Whip in an even layer, and sprinkle with the remaing cookie crumbs. You could also add sprinkles or any decoration you wish (but be aware that the sprinkles will harden)! Serve frozen.

I have seen spin-offs of this recipe, such as strawberry ice cream and vanilla wafers in place of vanilla and oreos. Have fun playing with the recipe, and expect to have a hard time staying out of the freezer!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Make-Up Trick

My mom turned me on to a neat trick the other day. Hold your hair dyer (on low heat) over your eyelash curler for 3-5 seconds before using. It's like a curling iron for your eyelashes! Be careful not to heat any longer, though, or it will be too hot for that thin, eyelid sensitive skin. It's best to touch it with your fingers first to test the tempature.

This is also a good trick for eyeliner pencils!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Great article & video about teachers.

The High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries (click the title to read the article)
To revamp our education system, blame teachers less and pay them more.