Backyard Safari Outfitters- a must have for summer fun!

backyard safari

My kids LOVE being outside. They love to play outside, read outside, craft outside, hike, hunt, roll, help, work- you name it, they are happy to do it outdoors.  They love having adventures, and the older they get, the more they want to have their own adventures without mom and dad "interrupting" (interfering) and putting ...

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Bars- July 30 is Cheesecake Day!



No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Bars- July 30 is Cheesecake Day!
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 18
These are divine. Light and sweet and so delicious!
  • 1 pkg. (11.1 oz.) JELL-O No Bake Cheesecake
  • 5 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 square BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
  • ½ cup chopped toasted PLANTERS Pecans
  1. LINE 8-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Mix Crust Mix, butter and sugar until well blended. Press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan using the bottom of a dry measuring cup.
  2. BEAT milk and Filling Mix with electric mixer on low speed just until blended. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes. (Filling will be thick.) Spread half of the filling over crust. Stir chocolate into remaining filling; spread over filling in pan. Sprinkle with pecans.
  3. FREEZE 4 hours or overnight. Remove dessert from freezer about 10 minutes before serving. Lift dessert from pan using foil handles. Let stand at room temperature to soften slightly. Cut into 18 bars. Store leftover bars in tightly covered container in freezer.

Grasshopper Pudding Pie (No Bake!!)

grasshopper pudding pie


Grasshopper Pudding Pie (No Bake!!)
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
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Serves: 10
So perfect and delicious on a hot summer day
  • 4 FAMOUS Chocolate Wafers, divided
  • 1 pkg. (1 oz.) JELL-O Pistachio Flavor Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Pudding
  • 1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
  • ¼ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Sugar Free Whipped Topping
  • 1 square BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
  1. CRUSH 2 wafers; sprinkle onto bottom of 9-inch pie plate sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. BEAT pudding mix, milk and extract with whisk 2 min. Stir in COOL WHIP and chopped chocolate; spread onto bottom of pie plate. Top with remaining wafers, cut into quarters.
  3. FREEZE 6 hours or until firm. Remove pie from freezer 10 min. before serving; let stand at room temperature to soften slightly before cutting to serve.

be you. be true for girls (giveaway 2 winners)


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Ring the Bell Electronic Goal Tracker (Giveaway)

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Sweet Peaches Bedding and Accessories

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Kids Summer Fun: Paper Jamz *new* Pro Series Mic (Giveaway)

pro mic

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Win one of 2 4-packs to see The Help (8/8)#TheHelpMovie

the help

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The Help Prize Pack Giveaway #TheHelpMovie

help fan

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Play Money Coins & Bills Deluxe Set (Giveaway)

play money

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