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Easy Lemonade Pie

If you are heading to a fun bbq or pool party (now that the weather is heating up!), you want to make sure to bring a tasty dessert along with the fabulous potato salad (recipe below). Dessert is my favorite and I’m always tempted to order a slice of pie at a restaurant. I recently had the key lime pie at King’s Fish House in Tempe and it was delicious! But, like I’ve said before, ordering drinks, appetizers and desserts while out to eat really adds up! As a college student, this pie recipe won’t cost you much and it tastes delicious, plus it’s super simple! Similar to the key lime pie, it’s tart and refreshing! Here is what you need:

1 can frozen lemonade concentrate, partially thawed

1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream, softened

1 tub (8 ounces) cool whip topping, thawed

1 prepared graham cracker crumb crust (6 ounces)

Directions: Beat concentrate in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed for about 30 seconds. Gradually spoon in ice cream and beat until blended. Gently stir in cool whip until smooth. If necessary, freeze until mixture will mound. Spoon into crust. Freeze for four hours until firm. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes or until pie can be cut easily. Garnish with strawberries. Store leftovers in freezer.

It can’t get much simpler than that! This pie is perfect during the warm summer months! I’m definitely wanting to try some of these pie recipes I found online-check them out: Frozen Lemonade Pie, Lemon Sour Cream Pie, Betty’s Bumble Berry Pie, The Neely’s Frozen Lemonade Pie (I love them!), The Neely’s Frozen Limeade Pie, Barefoot Contessa’s Frozen Key Lime Pie,  Rachael Ray’s 10 Minute Fruit Tart, Why so blue-berry pieEmeril’s Creamy Lemon Icebox Pie with Lemon-Scented Whipped Cream and Fresh Berries, Creamy Frozen Blueberry Peach Pie, Frozen Raspberry Pie, and Martha Stewart’s Grasshopper Pie.

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Cookies for breakfast!

Who said you can’t have cookies for breakfast? As I said before, I love sweets, no matter what time of day. If the butterscotch chip muffins aren’t quite your thing (check my last post) then this breakfast cookie recipe may be just the right for you.  There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself once in awhile to the yummy breakfast treats at Starbucks (their new “perfect oatmeal” sounds great!) or Jamba Juice (who also just introduced oatmeal to their menu-I want to try the apple cinnamon!), but it shouldn’t become a daily habit. I’ve recently started experimenting with oatmeal (check out my homemade granola recipe!) and after reading other food blogs, I’ve come up with a quick and simple oatmeal breakfast cookie that is great for busy college students. Here is all you need:

1/2 apple, chopped into small pieces

1/2 banana, mashed

1/2 cup strawberries, chopped into small pieces

1/2 cup-1 cup rolled oats

optional: peanut butter or almond butter (try Barney Butter for a real treat!)

optional: ground flax seed

Directions: Pour oats into a medium size bowl. Add just enough water so that the oats are moist. Stir in apple pieces.  Next, add mashed banana and starberries. If you use a nut butter, add a big spoonful to the mix. Combine the ingredients and form it into a cookie or a couple small cookies (the thickness is up to you) Tip: Flatten with a fork if you want your cookie to be thinner. Fold cookie in saran wrap and allow to refrigerate over night.

In the morning, you will have a healthy, delicious breakfast oatmeal cookie! For further enjoyment, sprinkle some cinnamon, sugar or nutmeg (or all three!) on top of the cookie. A bit of jam or jelly spread on top would be tasty too!

Tip: The addition of peanut butter really helps the ingredients stay together but it is not necessary. Feel free to add in other berries such as blueberries or raspberries. Also, I haven’t tried this but I think using some canned pumpkin in place of the peanut butter would also help hold the oats and fruits together. Just a suggestion!

Check out these other oatmeal breakfast (or dessert!) ideas I’ve found: Morning Oatmeal Cookie, Breakfast Cookie, Ellie Krieger’s Breakfast Cookies, Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes, Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies, The BEST Oatmeal Raisin CookiesThick, Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies, Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Bananas & Walnuts, Donna’s Carrot Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies and Irish Breakfast Scone Cookies.