Garlic Shrimp

I don’t know about you, but now that we are home for dinner EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT I am running out of ideas.  The one thing that I have found to help me is revisiting old favorites that somehow slipped my mind.  Garlic shrimp was the first one I revisited!

This garlic shrimp recipe used to be a special occasion meal.  I think we usually had it on Christmas, but then I realized it’s really easy and delicious.  So why limit it to holidays?  We don’t anymore!

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Million Dollar Dip

I can’t believe this weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer.  With the Covid-19 pandemic and being quarantined since March, I feel like time has been standing still.  On the off chance that you are getting together with friends or family this Memorial Day weekend, this Million Dollar Dip makes a great appetizer.

This dip is so easy to throw together.  You probably already have all of the ingredients you need on hand.  All you need is some mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, green onions, almonds and bacon.  Just whip this up and let it chill for a few hours in the refrigerator.

I like to serve this Million Dollar Dip with Ritz or Club crackers.  Feel free to use your favorite chip or cracker.  You can’t go wrong with this quick and easy appetizer!

Happy Memorial Day!

Million Dollar Dip

This five ingredient dip will be a hit at your next party! Easy & delicious!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 1/2 c mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c. real bacon bits or chopped cooked bacon
  • 1/2 c. sliced almonds
  • 5 green onions, chopped


  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.

  2. Chill 2 hours and serve with Ritz Crackers.



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Oreo Ice Cream Pie

How is everyone surviving quarantine?  I’ll tell you how I’m surviving… cooking!  That is the one thing that helps calm my mind during this wild time we’re living.

Today I am bringing you a recipe for Oreo Ice Cream Pie.  I hate to even call it a recipe because it’s so easy!  You only need 4 ingredients!  I have made this 3 times over quarantine and my family is not tired of it yet.

I originally came up with this recipe for my youngest son’s birthday a few years ago.  He saw something like this and told me that’s what he wanted.  We LOVE ice cream at our house, so it was an instant hit!

To make this Oreo ice cream pie all you have to do is make a cookie crust, spread some ice cream over the crust, top it with cool whip and cookie crumbs.  The hardest part is waiting while it sets up in the freezer!

I think an important thing to note is that I always use Private Selection Ice Cream for this.  We’ve tried a lot of ice cream and have found that none really compare to the Private Selection brand.  If you can’t find that brand in your area, just make sure that you use a good quality ice cream.  I think that really makes a difference.

This would be great to take for a Memorial Day cookout (is that even allowed right now???) or just as a cool, creamy treat any day of the week!

Oreo Ice Cream Pie

This delicious ice cream pie is loaded with Oreos and the perfect cool treat!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 8


  • 20 Oreos (divided)
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 48 oz Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
  • 8 oz whipped topping


  1. Crush 16 Oreos and mix with melted butter.

  2. Pat Oreos and melted butter in pie plate. Place in freezer and let it set.

  3. While crust is setting up. Remove ice cream from freezer and let it soften.

  4. Once crust is set, spread softened ice cream and top with whipped topping

  5. Take the remaining four oreos and place one in the center of the pie. Crush the other three and sprinkle over the top of the pie.

  6. Return the pie to the freezer to completely set up.

  7. About 10 minutes before you want to serve the pie, remove it from the freezer. Slice and serve.

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