Cinna-nilla Cookie Crumble

 Have you seen this dessert?  This was the dessert that was a part of my first giveaway.  I needed help naming it and one lucky winner chose the winning title and won my favorite bath salts (you can find out about them in the Products I Love tab above).


Fudge, caramel, vanilla ice cream, Oreos, cinnamon crisps…

I’m not even a chocolate dessert kind of girl, but this…this…


We first ate this at a restaurant in a tiny town somewhere and found ourselves back there a week later to pig out again.  Just because of this dessert.  Vaguely reminiscent of fried ice cream, we were smitten.

Not from scratch.  Not amazing conceptually, but put it all together and I double-dog dare you not to arm-wrestle your smallest child for the last bite.

All you need to do is brush some flour tortillas with melted butter, sprinkle them generously with cinnamon and sugar and bake them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or so until they are golden brown.

Crush some chocolate sandwich cookies into large chunks.

When you’re ready to serve, lay the cinnamon crisps on a platter.  Scoop some vanilla ice cream over the top, then the cookies.  Drizzle with hot fudge or chocolate syrup and caramel.

Whipped cream if you’d like.  Warm up the cinnamon crisps?  If you’d like.  Different cookies?  Sure!  Use leftover chocolate chip or peanut butter, or oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip!  Why the heck not?!

This isn’t really a recipe, is it?  It’s just the perfect combination of yum in suggestion form with some gorgeous pictures.


But after you and your family turn into warriors fighting for each last bite, you’ll see this is smart stuff right here.

And how nice that it’s easy enough to make again tomorrow night?

Grocery List:

Flour Tortillas




Chocolate Sandwich Cookies


Hot fudge or chocolate syrup

Thanksgiving Ideas

The FOOD holiday is fast approaching.  You know, the one all about eating food giving thanks.  If you’re not sure what to make and/or bring to your upcoming feast, I am here to help with some favorite recipes from our family’s favorites.

If you haven’t been the one to bring homemade rolls before, prepare to be the favorite kid if you bring Pumpkin Crescent Rolls.

Pumpkin crescent rolls

Or how about these beauties?

rosemary rolls4

Seriously, they are easy to make (much easier than you think), and you’ll want to bring lots because everyone will want to bring them home for leftover turkey sandwiches.

Don’t like turkey?  No problem!  You can make the easiest meat you’ve ever made and wow them all!  This ham recipe won’t break the bank and uses only TWO ingredients!

Best ham ever!

Best ham ever!

Or make a Pork Loin that simmers in its own juices in the crock pot all day or overnight.

Pork Loin (Easy, Yummy Pot O' Meat)

Need a side that will knock their socks off?  Bring the bacon and cheese in Change Your Life Potatoes.  You think I’m exaggerating.  I most certainly am not.  Prepare to have your life changed.  And you can make this one ahead and bake it just before eating.


Of course there’s always this showstopper.  THE Mac and Cheese (my most popular recipe) is the one to use only if you want to be unforgettable.


Mom asked you to bring jello, eh?  They will beg for this recipe for Corrine’s Coke Jello, I promise.  It is full of cherry pie filling and Coke (or Dr. Pepper) and makes for a lovely presentation as well.


Dessert, you say?  Pumpkin Trifle serves a crowd, and wows them every single time!


Apple Brownies fit the fall theme.

Apple Brownies

Peanut Butter Pie for a Crowd makes the non-pumpkin folks beyond excited.

peanut butter pie

Amazing Apple Crisp?  Classic and comforting.

Amazing Apple Crisp

Amazing Apple Crisp

Another pie that serves extra since it’s not the circular variety…Gooey Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars.


And when the holiday is over, here are two delicious ways to use up your leftover turkey…

This one will quite possibly earn you an extra present under the tree.  Creamy Turkey with Wild Rice Soup — it’ll knock their stockings right off.

turkey soup

Or for something very different than a sandwich with mustard, substitute turkey for the chicken in Chicken Chimis.

chimi 1

There!  Now you have dinner!  Use the grocery lists at the bottom of each recipe to make your lists and you’re halfway there!

Have a beautiful holiday.  With each yummy bite, remember our many, many reasons to be thankful.

And watch for my next giveaway coming very soon!