Monday, May 19, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter (ice cream) Cake!

Y'all. I'm not trying to brag when I tell you I made a really delicious cake tonight! It's the truth!! I found this recipe on Pinterest (thank you technology!) and put my own spin on it. It is SO easy and SO good. 

Cake Ingredients:
One box of chocolate cake
3 eggs
1 cup of water
1 pint of Ben & Jerry's peanut butter world ice cream 

Yeah... That's it. 

Dump all that together and use you mixer for a few minutes until it's creamy and smooth. Take a bunt pan and grease it, I used cocoa powder to powder it per my original source's genius suggestion!   

Bake at 350* for 45 minutes. 

Now I added a little something extra! Who doesn't love a good topping?! 

I reduced over low heat a couple scoops of creamy peanut butter in a pan and whisked in about 3/4 cup of milk. I then added about 1.5 tablespoons of brown sugar and whisked until smooth and creamy! 

After the cake cooled (enough... I'm terrible about waiting!!) I flipped it out and drizzled the peanut butter sauce over it and ta-da!! 

Pass me a fork & a glass of milk!! Enjoy! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Chipotle Lime Pulled Pork

You know when you're trying to use what you have to make dinner? That's where I was this morning. I had thawed out a pork roast which was taking up valuable space in my freezer. I didn't want another typical pot roast... so I was staring in my fridge when it hit me! Lime. 

I threw my roast in the crockpot and dumped a can of La Croix (the most disgusting drink of all time, but my husbands drink of choice!) ;) I went to my spice cabinet and found Ms. Dash Chipotle Lime and sprinkled the roast generously. I pressed some fresh garlic & added some kosher salt. Then I walked over to my produce... grabbed a orange bell pepper & an onion. I sliced each up and threw it in too! I set it on high and walked away! (I love a crockpot) 5 hours later I shredded the pork, strained the veggies & made our burritos! They were delicious!! 

The breakdown:
Pork roast
Lime La Croix
Ms. Dash Chipotle Lime
1 onion
1 bell pepper
5 hrs. on high heat
Shred & eat!! 

I had some left over sauce I had made which a couple days ago. I found the recipe from Rachel Vanoven's Instagram! 

It added a lot of flavor and I love it too! 
1/2 cup lite mayo
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 lime squeezed 
Ms. Dash chipotle lime
Garlic powder
Your favorite hot sauce! 
Mix it all together and enjoy! 

So that was our quick and easy meal tonight!