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Un-fried Ice Cream

This un-fried ice cream is, simply put, AMAZING!! I brought it to a BBQ that we had for Lucas's birthday where both sides of our families were there, and since then everyone has requested it again. It has the perfect coco-nutty taste and the crunchy topping with the ice cream is irresistible!  So if I am going to give you this recipe, I feel that I have to give you a warning to come with it. It is addicting and even if you are "trying to eat more healthy" you will find yourself going back for more and maybe even licking the pan. Unless you have extreme self control that is. And if that is the case- I envy you. You are a superhero in my mind. 

From the kitchen of Erin Permann

Un-Fried Ice Cream

What you need:

1 gallon of vanilla ice cream (I usually end up using a little less than the whole gallon)
1 C butter
1 1/2 C brown sugar
1 C shredded coconut
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 (8 oz) pkg. sliced almonds
3 1/2 C. crushed Rice Chex

Crush your Rice Chex. I have found that putting about half of a regular size cereal box of Rice Chex into either a plastic bag to crush or a food processor yields the right amount.  

Then remove your ice cream from the freezer.  You need to be able to slice the ice cream like bread so it is easy to layer. You can either slice it in the container and scoop it out, or you can squeeze the whole container on to a cutting board and slice it that way.

Melt butter and sugar together over medium heat and bring to a boil. Boil mixture for 1 minute. Remove from heat and immediately add coconut, almonds, Rice Chex and cinnamon. Press half of the mixture into a 9x13 pan. (Glass works best if you have it.)  Cover the mixture with the sliced ice cream and smooth over the edges so it covers the entire mixture. Cover the ice cream with the rest of the coconut mixture. Cover with saran wrap and then tin foil to prevent freezer burn and freeze. Serve once it has had some time to harden up. Enjoy!!!


Steel Cut Oats

I love eating steel cut oats in the morning! They are so filling and healthy, and give me a great start for the day. The best part is that I can make a whole batch one morning and it will last me for a week. They are also so diverse and you can add really any extra ingredients you like. Whether it is nuts or fruit, and any kind of sweetener is good with it. So give it a try! You will feel healthy and filled.

What you need:

2 C steel cut oats
7 C water
1/4 tsp salt

AND any other ingredients your heart desires!

Bring water to a rolling boil and add the steel cut oats. Lower temperature and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 30 minutes or until all of the water has been absorbed. Make sure you stir a few times, especially at the end to make sure it doesn't get burnt. 

I also love to eat my steel cut oats with milk that I pour over it after it is done cooking. Yummy! 


* You can also cook steel cut oats in the crock pot overnight. I tried this once and it worked pretty well, but the edges where the cereal was touching the crock pot got a little crisp! I am sure with some trial and error you could find the perfect recipe!



If I was forced to eat only one food for the rest of my life, this would definitely be in the final three choices. (That's a pretty big decision though, so I can't say for sure.)  :)

This is something that my family has been eating since I can remember. It is basically a delicacy at our house, and whenever we feel like really impressing someone, we pull out this recipe.  I don't think I have ever seen anyone eat this that hasn't loved it. It really is so incredibly delicious! I think that this recipe played in a big hand in getting Lucas to marry me too. :) 

So here is the recipe for the ultimate super food. Its magic powers will impress everyone who eats it, and might even score you a spouse! 


What you need:

3 loaves of frozen Rhodes bread dough
1 lb Italian sausage
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 lb Mozzarella cheese
1/2 Romano cheese
Spaghetti or Marinara sauce for dipping

About 5-6 hours before you will be making strombolli, put your three loaves of frozen bread on a cookie sheet and cover it with a damp towel. Leave it on the counter so that it can thaw out. (I have made this recipe with home made bread too, and it turns out pretty good also. Although I still prefer to use Rhodes bread.)

When you are ready to make your strombolli, cook your sausage along with Italian seasoning until it is fully cooked. Drain meat.

 Yes, that is a potato masher. It is the most wonderful thing to cook meat with, because it breaks it all up so easily. The biggest downer? Metal on a Teflon pan. I know I shouldn't do that, but I can't help it! It just works so great!

Shred  both cheeses and mix to combine. 

Take 1 loaf of thawed bread and either roll it out in to a rectangle or just stretch it to get it to the size you desire. I usually just pick it up and stretch it and then spread it out more when it is on the pan. When you have your bread all spread out, put 1/3 of the shredded cheese on it, covering it all the way to the edges. Then put 1/3 of your cooked sausage covering the cheese.

Roll up the loaf like you would a cinnamon roll loaf. Put in oven and bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Slice and dip in spaghetti or marinara sauce. Enjoy!!


Roasted Broccoli

The first time I made this Lucas asked me if it was some sort of candy broccoli. :) Not because it is sweet at all, but because it is so good, and it is so hard to stop eating it! I made a whole 9x13 sized pan full of it, and Lucas and I easily ate all of it. It is amazing how much roasting the broccoli changes the flavor.

So if you like broccoli at all, you need to try this recipe! It is so delicious and really healthy too, which is always a great bonus. Even if you don't like broccoli, maybe you should consider this recipe too. It really is that good. :)

Roasted Broccoli

What you need:

Broccoli (in the amount you would like)
Olive Oil
Garlic Salt

Use as much broccoli as you you think you and your family will eat. Lucas and I eat a lot of it, so we probably aren't a good gage as to how much you will need! But I bought a large bag of pre-cut broccoli at Winco for about 3 dollars and used half of it. 

After your broccoli is rinsed and dried, put it on a cookie sheet or in a casserole dish.  Drizzle the broccoli with olive oil. Season to your liking with salt, pepper and garlic salt. Toss the broccoli to combine all the flavors. You can also add many other spices or seasoning that sound good! Last time we made it, we added some lemon juice and parmesan cheese to it after it came out of the oven. 

Bake broccoli at 425 degrees until the edges start getting brown/black. (With my large pan of broccoli it about 30-40 minutes.) Take it out of the oven and enjoy!!!



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Easy Blender Salsa

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My freshman year of college, I had a roommate that made this salsa for me. I immediately fell in love! We would make huge batches of this stuff and my two roomies and I would sit down and eat the whole bowl in one night. It was a staple in our apartment- that is for sure!

I am also so grateful for this salsa, because it turned my dislike for onions in to a love for onions. :) It might sound crazy, but it is true. I credit this recipe for me longer have to pick onions out of salads or off of salads and burgers. I will be forever grateful!

Blender Salsa

What you need:
2 (14 oz) cans stewed tomatoes
1 can diced green chilis
1 tsp red pepper flakes (more or less depending on how much heat you like)
 4 green onions
1/2 bunch of cilantro
Juice of 1 lime

Pour stewed tomatoes and diced green chilis in blender. Add red pepper flakes, green onions and lime juice. Pulse the blender until onions are chopped up. Add cilantro and blend for a few more seconds. 

Serve and enjoy!

*Tip: Try to choose limes with a thin, smooth skin. You have less of a chance of them being bitter.


Ice Cream Sandwich Sundae

We are having our second round of garage sales tomorrow. Man they are a lot of work! I will be happy when it is over , that's for sure!

After a busy summer day, a quick cool treat always sounds good! This is just the ticket! It is so simple and it looks so fancy, you will impress everyone with it! You can get creative with it and put any toppings sound good on it. Have fun and enjoy!

Ice Cream Sandwich Sundae

What you need:
Ice cream sandwiches
Whipped cream
Chocolate sauce
Caramel sauce
Ice cream nut topping
Maraschino cherries

Putting these together is the easier than scooping ice cream! Just put your ice cream sandwich on a plate and top with your favorite toppings. The options are limited too. Bananas would be so delicious if you like banana splits, and sprinkles and candy would be a big hit with the little ones. 

Serve, enjoy and impress everyone with this cute and delicious dessert!


Recipe Review: Cheat Day Cafe's Layered Mexican Casserole

I am not quite sure how I came across this blog, but I am so glad that I did! Melody from
  Cheat Day Cafe has so many yummy recipes on her blog that I would love to try. And I love the idea behind her blog; that every now and then you need to have something that isn't quite caloric friendly. :) So for the recipe review this week, I decided to try her layered mexican casserole. It is such a fun and delicious twist on the classic taco and Lucas and I loved it! I also made my easy homemade salsa to go with it that I will be posting the recipe for soon.  So make sure you check back for that too!

Cheat Day Cafe's Layered Mexican Casserole

What you need:
1 lb of ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 Tbsp taco seasoning
1/4 tsp ground cumin
2 C. salsa (I used my homemade salsa for this too!)
6 flour tortillas
1-2 C grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook ground beef and onion together in a pan until meat is all the way cooked through and the onions start to caramelize.  After meat is done, add black beans, taco seasoning, cumin and salsa to the meat and let it heat through. Layer 3 of your flour tortillas on the bottom of a casserole dish, sprayed with non-stick spray. Spread half of your meat mixture over the tortillas, and put half of your cheese over the top of that. Layer the remaining three tortillas, remaining meat and remaining cheese. 

Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 5-10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and let cool a little. 

While your casserole is baking and cooling, chop up some toppings! I used some olives, lettuce, cilantro and tomatoes. I put them on my casserole just like Melody did when she made it, because it just looked so gosh darn good. A dollop of sour cream in the middle completed it!

Serve and enjoy!

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Oatmeal Pancake Mix and a GIVEAWAY!

This mix makes the most delicious, hearty pancakes I have ever had. They are a big hit in our house, especially with me because once the mix is made it only takes 5 minutes to have a nice hot stack of pancakes for breakfast. Delicious!

Oatmeal Pancake Mix

What you need:
3 1/2 C quick oats
3 C whole wheat flour
2 C all purpose flour
3 Tbsp sugar
3Tbsp baking powder
1Tbsp salt
1Tbsp baking soda
1 C vegetable or canola oil

Mix all of the dry ingredients together. Slowly mix in oil. I had all of my dry ingredients in my bosch mixer, and mixed in the oil while it was running to it would get all incorporated. Once it is all mixed together, store the mix in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks on the shelf, or .... basically forever in the fridge. (It will be gone much quicker than it can go bad!) 

When you are ready to make some delicious pancakes, mix together 1 C mix, 1 C milk and 1 egg. The mixture will seem a little runny, but as you are heating up your pan, the oatmeal will absorb some liquid. I use a 1/3 C measuring cup to dish out the batter and it will make about 9 pancakes. Enjoy!!

And now for Recipe Addictions very first GIVEAWAY!

I have been debating whether or not I really want to give these things away, because I would love to keep them for myself! Up for grabs a perfectly cute apron and awesome teal grill pan.  I used a grill pan to cook the pineapple in my Grilled Pineapple and Chicken sandwich. I seriously love my grill pan and use it all year round. It is perfect for when you want those pretty grill marks without going through the work of firing up the grill.

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Grilled Pineapple and Chicken Sandwich

Wow, we realized today how much work garage sales are! Lucas and I had our first one today since we have been married, and I am amazed at how much stuff you can accumulate in just 3 years. It does feel good to be rid of some of the things we never use and clear a little more room. 

By the time we got done with the sale, we were starving and in the mood for something good. I walked in to the kitchen and saw the nice fresh pineapple I bought the other day and knew exactly what I wanted to eat. Lucas and I have been making this sandwich since we were first married, and it is one of our favorites. Easy and delicious, and you can top it with whatever you have on hand. It definitely hit the spot, and I hope you like it too!

Grilled Pineapple and Chicken Sandwich

What you need:
1  chicken breast, cut lengthwise in half
1 fresh pineapple, cut into slices
1/4 C of you favorite BBQ sauce
Mozzarella cheese (or whatever cheese you have on hand)
*Optional toppings
red onion
or anything else that suits your fancy!

Season your chicken to your liking. I seasoned mine on both sides with salt, pepper and garlic salt. Saute until brown and cooked completely through. While you are cooking your chicken, use a grill pan or outdoor grill and grill your pineapple slices. (You could also cook it on the same pan as your chicken if you do not want to grill.) When chicken is thoroughly cooked, remove from heat and cover in BBQ sauce. Put cheese on top and allow to melt. 

Toast your bun and spread a little mayo on one side. Stack your sandwich with chicken with BBQ sauce and cheese and grilled pineapple. Add any other additional toppings you have around. Enjoy!!


Recipe Review: Cupcake Diaries Carmelitas

I have decided that there are so many delicious recipes on so many great recipe blogs that I am going to start doing recipe reviews. It will be a fun way to introduce new recipes and get to know other recipe bloggers better. So for my first ever recipe review, I have chosen Cupcake Diaries carmelitas. These yummy bars are so good, they are dangerous. They were really easy to make and the only thing ingredient that I had to get that isn't normally in my pantry was the Mrs. Richardsons butterscotch carmel ice cream topping that I found at Winco. The recipe suggested that this was the best kind to use for these bars, and it turned out great! 

So without further ado, here is our first Recipe Review!


What you need:
2 C flour
2 C oats
1 1/2 C brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 salt
2 1/2 sticks butter
1 (12 oz) bag milk chocolate chips
1 jar Mrs. Richardsons butterscotch carmel ice cream topping

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix together flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Melt butter and pour in mixture. Mix to incorporate all the dry ingredients with the butter. Press half of  your mixture in to a 9x13 pan. Bake for 17 minutes. 
Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the first layer. Then heat carmel in microwave for 2- 30 second increments. (60 seconds all together) Pour warm carmel over chocolate. Sprinkle the second half of oats mixture over the top of the carmel. Bake for 17 more minutes. 
Remove from oven and let the bars cool completely. You may need to put them in the refrigerator to speed up the cool down, because you will be dying to try them by now! 
When the pan is completely cooled, cut into bars and serve. Enjoy!!

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Guacamole Potato Skins

Happy 4th of July!!! I hope you are having as great of a day as we are. We went to the parade this morning and now we are taking a break and napping before we go to our BBQ and fireworks.  I decided to make a little snack to hold us over before dinner and this is what I came up with! Lucas sure loved it, and they were gone in no time. Our family might not be too happy that we didn't save any to share, because they were delicious! I will definitely make these again to share. Yummy!

Guacamole Potato Skins

What you need:

4 potatoes
1/4 C chopped pepperoni (I used turkey pepperoni)
1 C shredded cheddar cheese
1 avocado
2 Tbsp sour cream
1 Tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp garlic salt

Wash potatoes and poke holes in them with a fork. Microwave for 15-20 minutes until they are tender. Let the potatoes cool, or they will be too hard to cut apart. While potatoes are cooling, mix together avocado, sour cream, lime juice and garlic salt for your guacamole. Chop up pepperoni and shred cheddar cheese. When potatoes are cool, slice lengthwise into quarters. Scoop out most of the potatoes leaving about 1/4 inch on the skin. Dice up 1/2 C of the potatoes you scooped out, and mix with pepperoni. Spread mixture on potato skins and top with cheddar cheese. Bake at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes. Take out of oven and top with guacamole. Enjoy!!



Today is shaping up to be a fantastic day! It is only 10:30 and I feel like I have already gotten so much done, including shopping for the 4th of July!! Wahoo! I cannot believe it is just 3 days away! It is such a great day to celebrate, and I have to admit that here in Idaho Falls we have a pretty awesome celebration. The fireworks here are AMAZING! Really. Like the best in the west. :) AND you can't beat all of the delicious food that naturally comes with the 4th of July. BBQ's are honestly one of my favorite things in the world. 

Also, I  am so excited because I was featured today on a great blog, Extreme Personal Measures.  Check it out here

Have an awesome 4th of July weekend!