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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

My Sweetie loves himself some ice cream. And one of his favorites is the classic ice cream sandwich. This recipe takes the old and transforms it into something new. How can you go wrong with Nutella, caramel, chocolate, ice cream & candy? Mmmm!

Ingredients

  • 17 miniature ice cream sandwiches, divided
  • 1  (12 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 (13 ounce) jar of Nutella
  • 1 carton (12 ounce) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 8 mini Milky Way, chopped
  • 8 mini Snickers, chopped

Instructions

1. Arrange 14 ice cream sandwiches in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Cut remaining sandwiches in half lengthwise; fill in the spaces in the dish.

2. Spread layer of Nutella; then caramel. Next spread the whipped topping.

3. Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Sprinkle with chopped candy bars.

4. Cover and freeze for at least 45 minutes. Cut into squares.

5. Eat & Enjoy!

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Chocolate Eclair

This dish was brought to a potluck and I loved it so much you know what I did. Asked for the recipe of course. Who knew that just five ingredients could make a FAB dessert. And its NO BAKE; I’m All In. It’s just perfect for the chocolate lover in me and you too!

Ingredients

  • 1 box of honey graham crackers
  • 2 small packages of Vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (16-ounce) container ready-to-spread chocolate frosting

Instructions

  1. Line bottom of an ungreased 9- x 13-inch baking dish with one-third of the graham crackers.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk; fold in whipped topping until mixture thickens.
  3. Spread half of pudding mixture over graham crackers in baking dish. Repeat layers with one-third of graham crackers and remaining pudding mixture. Top with remaining graham crackers. Spread with chocolate frosting. Cover to chill overnight. Serve the next day & Enjoy!

Pineapple Delight

I remember the first time I had this dessert. I LOVED it then & I LOVE it even more today.  Its cool, refreshing and not overly sweet. Just perfect for a hot summer’s day. It’s even better the next day;  if by chance there are any leftovers. Truly a family favorite here in the Porter House.

Ingredients

2 cups of grahams crackers, crushed

6 tablespoons of sugar

6 tablespoons of butter, melted

1 – 8 oz of cream cheese, soften

1 – 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk

1  – 20 oz can of crushed pineapple, drained

1 – 8 oz container of cool whip

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Press mixture onto bottom of 13 x 9 baking pan. Bake for 10 min.

In a large bowl, beat soften cream cheese and sweetened condense milk until smooth. Next mix in the drained crushed pineapple. Now fold in the cool whip. Spoon pineapple mixture over graham cracker crust once it has completely cooled. Garnish mixture with a few graham cracker crumbs sprinkled on top. Refrigerate overnight. Serve the next day and enjoy!

Southern Banana Pudding

How many times have I made banana pudding for my family? Let me count the times. LOL. I can  remember the very first time I made this delectable delight as if is it was yesterday. And as fast as you can say banana pudding it was all gone.  That’s just how much they loved it. To this day I have been making it ever since. Countless times. Try this recipe today it will sure to become a family favorite.

  • Ingredients

  • 1 box of Vanilla Wafers
  • 6 to 8 bananas, sliced
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 (3-oz) box instant Vanilla pudding
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12-oz) container of cool whip

Instructions

In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend with a handheld mixer. Using another bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and condensed milk together until smooth. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended. Next fold in 3/4 of the the cool whip to the mixture.

Now line the bottom of a 13×9 dish with a layer of vanilla wafers. Then a layer of 3-4 bananas. Next layer half the pudding mixture on top of the wafers and bananas. Repeat the layers with the remaining wafers, bananas and pudding. Top dessert with remaining cool whip and garnish with a few crumbled vanilla wafers. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

*TIP: Give this dish a more elegant flare by using Chessmen Cookies

Strawberry Shortcake

I myself have never been a big fruity type pie person. However I do like them, I just don’t LOVE them like I LOVE chocolate. So when I was shopping in the market one day I was at a lost at what dessert I was going to fix for Sunday dinner. I wanted and craved something different. Something more than the ordinary. So I left the store and went home and Google away until I came upon a recipe I was intrigued by. It was something simple but yet classic. The good ole Strawberry Shortcake. This was perfect because strawberries were in season and I knew that this was going to be a good change.  Besides any recipe that has cream cheese and powdered sugar in it has to be good. With a little re-mixing I made this recipe a true Porter House Original. Try it today, You’ll be glad that you did.

INGREDIENTS

Yellow Cake Mix
Eggs
Buttermilk
Oil or Butter (Depends on Cake Mix)
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
8 oz. Cream Cheese (soften)
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
8 oz. Cool Whip, thawed
1 container of Strawberries

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Mix the first five ingredients and bake cake according to box instructions (Note: I use a 9 x 13 pan)

2. Let cake cool completely … While the cake is cooling make the topping …

3. Blend soften cream cheese with powdered sugar … After the cream cheese/sugar is combined; Fold in cool whip … After everything is combined frost mixture on cooled cake ..

4. Next step is to wash & cut strawberries … Sprinkle evenly over entire cake …

5. Eat and enjoy … refrigerate any leftovers ..

*CHEF’S TIP : If strawberries are not your thing (BYOC – Be Your Own Chef) and use whatever fruit you like. Happy Baking!