Category Archives: casserole

Rice Cereal Ice Cream Dessert

by sandi


In summertime you can’t go wrong with ice cream to cool you off on a hot day. The sweet frozen concoction makes you happy inside and out. Well, maybe not your rear but that is a different story. There will be time to work that off in the pool.

This recipe comes from a dear friend of the family. She lived down the street from me when I grew up and was such a fun mom. My siblings and I would run down the street to play at her house and her kids would rush up to our house to play. It was classic fun in the summertime.

Sometimes she would make a delicious dessert and my all time favorite was this tasty treat. The toasted coconut with the soft pecans was such a wonderful combination on top of creamy vanilla ice cream.

Usually I make this and keep topping and keep it in a plastic container in my pantry but today I decided to make it the traditional way. This way is great but trust me when I say you are going to want to keep some of this on hand for your midnight ice cream treats.

Here’s the recipe:

2 1/2 cups rice cereal
1 cup flake coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 stick butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream

Combine rice cereal, coconut, pecans and melted butter. Spread on a cookie sheet and toast in a 300 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Add brown sugar as soon as you take it out of the oven and stir to blend.

Put 1/2 of the mixture in the bottom of a 13X9 pan. Spread melted ice cream over mixture and top with the other half of the mixture.

Chill in freezer for several hours until firm. Cut into squares and enjoy.


Crispy Quesadilla Pie for a Stress Free Cinco de Mayo

by sandi

We may not be Mexican but we live in the southwest and Mexican food is one of our favorite foods. You can pretty much put anything in a tortilla and call it a burrito, and don’t think I haven’t. I am always trying new things with the same old food I create. With a family

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Rotisserie Chicken Creamy Pot Pie

by sandi

I love when I can take a shortcut on preparing a meal that doesn’t compromise the integrity of a dish by adding preservatives and additives, rotisserie chicken is one of those things for me. Rotisserie chickens are a great value and are simply roasted chicken, at least the one I buy is. Rotisserie chicken is

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Chicken Chip Casserole

by sandi

This is one of those dinners you can make with ingredients that are in your pantry. It takes little prep and your kids can even put it together. Needless to say this is one of my go-to meals. Easy, delicious and the kids will eat it. Certainly a win-win! I am going to try to

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Naturally Gluten Free Shepherd’s Pie

by sandi

This is one of those fail safe, easy to put together, dinners that I always am able to make in a moments notice. My family loves it and it is a classic casserole. Here’s the recipe: 1 pound ground beef 1 medium onion diced 8 ounces frozen peas and carrots 3 cups shredded cheese (any

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