Chocolate Amaretti Ice Cream Pie

Chocolate Amaretti Ice Cream Pie ... one of our favorite recipes!

Let me tell you how scrumptious this ice cream pie is. I served it after dinner two nights ago and Mr. E exclaimed, "This is EASILY in my top 10 desserts!" The next day, he messaged me from work, "I should have eaten some of that ice cream pie for breakfast this morning." Last night after dinner, he said, "Did I tell you this is on my list of favorite desserts?"

Chocolate Amaretti Ice Cream Pie ... one of our favorite recipes! Easy to make and INCREDIBLY delicious!

Yeah. I guess you could say it's a hit. Not just with Mr. E, but with Jack and me, too. In fact, the three of us are about to finish this baby off any minute now.

Not only is it delicious; it's ridiculously easy to make. The crust is crushed amaretti cookies. Have you had them? These crispy Italian almond cookies are some of my favorites. My grocery store, HEB, sells them packaged, but they're not in the cookie section, they're with the Italian foods. Amazon also sells the same brand (in a case!) and I've also purchased amaretti cookies at World Market.


Start by making a parchment ring inside a springform pan. This will keep the ice cream from getting stuck to the sides of the pan.

How to Make Safe-to-Eat Raw Cookie Dough

How to Make Safe-to-Eat Raw Cookie Dough

I'll be honest with ya...I have no problem eating regular cookie dough, just the way my mom made it. The incidents of illness from raw eggs and flour are probably extremely rare.
I won't ride on a roller coaster, but I'll eat raw cookie dough. I like to live on the edge. 

That said, I did get a little nervous, especially after the news broke that raw flour was not safe to eat (who knew?!?) when I made cookie dough treats for friends.

Chocolate-dipped Cookie Dough-filled Ritz Crackers

(These? These are cookie dough-filled Ritz crackers dipped in chocolate. Hello, gorgeous.)

How to Make Safe-to-Eat Raw Cookie Dough ♥ bakeat350.net for The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends

Never fear! There are two easy fixes to making cookie dough completely safe to eat. I'm sharing them...and variations in the recipe depending on how you'll use it (cake filling, truffles, straight off of the spoon, etc.) over on The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends today.

Chocolate-dipped Cookie Dough-filled Ritz Crackers

Go get some cookie dough, friends! ;) 

10 Cherry Desserts using fresh, frozen, and even canned cherries

I have some good news and some bad news and some more good news.

10 Cherry Desserts using fresh, frozen, and even canned cherries

The good news: Looking through some old cookbooks, I found some cherry recipes that I'd marked to try, but never had.

The bad news: Well, they weren't great. So, lots of wasted cherries, lots of excess calories tasting recipes that were just ok...I'm not sharing them here because you deserve better than "meh" recipes.

The good news, part two: I already have LOTS of cherry recipes on the blog. Some use fresh cherries, some frozen, some canned! I'm sharing 10 of my favorites with you in lieu of mediocre new ones.

Here they are in no particular order. Click the recipe title to go to that page. 

Cherry Pie Bars
cherry pie bars :: like sugar cookie bars and a cherry pie got married ♥
Imagine if a sugar cookie and a cherry pie got married. This is the result.


Quadruple Chocolate Cherry Cookies
quadruple chocolate cherry cookies
Hubba hubba.


Roasted Cherry and Almond Cheesecake Ice Cream
Roasted Cherry and Almond Cheesecake Ice Cream | bakeat350.net
I'm a chocolate ice cream girl all the way, and I DREAM about this ice cream. It's luscious.


Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries Decorated Cookies
decorated cookies with cherries and polka dots!
These might be my favorite. (I know I say that a lot, but I feel like I mean it this time.)

Cherry Sheet Cake

Cherry Sheet Cake ... a quick and easy weeknight cake, studded with cherries.

For some reason, making this cherry sheet cake made me think of the Seinfeld episode when Mr. & Mrs. Contanza were totally offended having NOT been served cake at Susan's parent's house...


Maybe because this cake is so easy, it's the perfect cake to whip up for company. It's simple...no piped flowers, no cookie dough filling, no unicorns...just cake. Well, and cherries. It almost feels vintage-y.


Summer rolls around and I go cherry CRAZY. I've always loved cherries because they're so happy and cheerful, cherry pie has always been my favorite pie, but I didn't eat a lot of cherries until recently.

6 cherry pitter

You see...I believed the lies (LIES, I tell you) that you really don't need a cherry pitter. A paper clip or a straw and a bottle work just as easily. WRONG. I bought this 6-cherry pitter and it changed MY LIFE. (No exaggeration, but possibly dramatic.) Now, it's cherries all the time around here. Mostly, I eat them plain, but easier pitting means easier baking, too

Types of Popcorn

 
Types of Popcorn ♥ bakeat350.net for The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends

I grew up in a very popcorn-centric household. More often than not, my dad would pop popcorn after dinner. He got the big bowl and my sister and I got smaller ones. We always refilled, so I'm not sure who ended up eating more in the end.

Types of Popcorn ♥ bakeat350.net for The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends

Popcorn was always popped on the stove. (We were raised right.) Here's how to pop perfect popcorn. 

Types of Popcorn ♥ bakeat350.net for The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends

purple, blue, and red popcorn

My dad always popped yellow popcorn, but I've always been intrigued by all of the other types...white, mushroom, red, purple, etc.