Ice Cream Sandwich with Oreo Klondike Bar Birthday Cake

My hubby and I were invited to a small family gathering for my son in laws birthday this weekend at his parents house. Their delicious menu included Cuban style cuisine that was to die for, red beans and rice, Churrasco, chicken, tostones, and enchiladas!
I asked my son-in-law what kind of cake that he was going to have, duh cause that’s what birthday parties are all about :)
He said that he wanted a chocolate ganache cake, and an ice cream sandwich cake. I told him that I would love to try to make the ice cream sandwich cake cause I have never made one before and it sounded like fun!
He briefly told me how to make it and then I Googled it to get some ideas and this is what I came up with. Everyone liked it and it went together perfectly with the chocolate ganache cake!


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What you will need:

12 ice cream sandwiches
3-4 Oreo Klondike Bars
16 ounce defrosted tub of Cool Whip
1 bottle Caramel Magic Shell
1 bottle Chocolate Magic Shell
About 12-16 Oreos crunched up
A few extra Oreos

Directions:

Defrost the Cool Whip ahead of time
Unwrap all of the ice cream sandwiches
Do this next step 3 times, alternating the direction of the layers of the sandwiches:
Lay 3 of the ice cream sandwiches together with sides touching on a cake round( I use Wilton cake rounds, but you can use a plate, square or round cake pan)( 3 sandwiches one way, then 3 sandwiches in the other direction on top of each other)
Drizzle the chocolate Magic Shell all over each layer to help bond the next layer together
The fourth layer will have the Klondike bars, 2 whole bars, then cut the other bars to evenly fill the layer
Last layer will be the remaining 3 ice cream sandwiches
Freeze for about 30 minutes to harden the cake
Cover the entire cake with the defrosted Cool Whip
Garnish the cake with the crushed Oreos and Oreo halves
Drizzle the caramel and chocolate Magic Shell all over the cake and on the sides of the cake Freeze for 2-3 hours before serving
We didn’t let the cake soften before cutting, use a sharp knife, cut straight down
Serves 12

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Hubby’s Special Ham & Bean Soup

Sometimes my husband cooks.

On days like this, stormy, breezy and lazy, I love for him to be the one in the kitchen!

A few months back my husband took a leftover ham bone and turned it into a delectable ham and bean soup surprise!! Neither one of us had ever made one in the 36 years of our marriage. At least not that I can recall…I think that we ended up having that baby stewing for days. We just left the crock pot on and kept eating it for.every.single.meal. It was just so good. It became too salty, so I finally chucked it out.

I love stews, casseroles and pot roasts. Hubsters is more of a meat and potato kind of guy, so I am thrilled when he wants to make this kind of dish! So if you are in the mood for a great soup here is the recipe and I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!

Hubby’s Special Ham & Bean Soup

Ingredients:
1 small smoked ham butt
1 pkg. dry white beans
1 pkg. dry pink beans
2 teaspoons Lawrys garlic salt
5 medium potatoes
6 carrots
1 large sweet yellow onion

Directions:
Rinse well both pkgs. of beans together, twice.
In a large bowl, cover them well with water, stir in 2 teaspoons of Lawrys garlic salt and soak overnight.(in the morning if the water is greatly receded from the surface, add more) Do not drain the water that you soak the beans in.
Cut up ham, carrots, onions and potatoes into large chunks.
In a large crock pot add all of the ingredients, including the bean water.
Bring the crock pot to a slow boil for 2 hours.
Stir vigorously so that the potatoes soften up and help create a thickened broth as it stews.
Then simmer all freaking day long.
The longer it stews, the softer the vegetables and ham will become, and the tastier the dish!
***hubby forgot to add the corn.

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Italian Sausage, Mushroom, Broccoli Pasta with Asagio & Mozzerella Cheese

I made this yummy Italian pasta dish on Sunday for my dads 75th birthday!

Rinse and slice 12 ounce pkg of fresh mushrooms
Sauté mushrooms in a large skillet, with butter, garlic and pepper
Brown til well done 5-6 large links of sweet Italian sausage(different pan), slice into bite sized pieces
Boil 1 box of bow tie pasta, drain well, add to pan with cooked mushrooms and sausage
Add cooked and drained broccoli to pan
Lightly add olive oil
Top with 1/2 cup of Asiago and 1 cup of mozzarella Cheese, mix well

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Strawberry Brownie Pudding Treats

For our Annual Scary movie night with my sis in law and family we always have a “treats table”. There is usually a huge variety to choose from. Everyone always does such a good job with the treats that they contribute to the table!

Everything seemed to go wrong with what I had planned with the batch of brownies that I made, so I salvaged them and turned them into something yummy :)

Ingredients that you will need for the assembling of the treats:

* 2 cups prepared cold vanilla pudding

* 1 baked batch of brownies 13×9 in pan size, cooled

* 1 quart of fresh strawberries

* 1 crumbled chocolate candy bar optional

1. First I made 1 large box of sugar-free vanilla pudding ahead of time and refrigerated it.

2. Then I made a large batch of brownies(from the box), and let them cool completely in the pan, then I cut them into little squares.

3. Third, I stemmed, rinsed, drained well and chopped a quart of strawberries.

4. I decided to crumble my Butterfinger Candy Bar to add to the topping, this is optional.

Assembly of treats:

On a large platter place cupcake liners or individual sized dessert cups.

Put 2-3 brownie squares in the cups.

Top each cup with a large spoon of pudding.

Sprinkle with strawberries.

Top with crumbles of candy bar.

Refrigerate til cold.

Enjoy!

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