Ice cream bread cake in a jarI've long admired Brooke McLay's gorgeous rainbow cake in a jar and have recreated it many times. But, sometimes the whole process of making a cake from scratch can be tedious. This summer I discovered the fun of ice cream bread and have been whipping that up left and right. All it takes is quality ice cream and self-rising flour and you've got a delicious baked good on your hand! The other day I decided to recreate Brooke's rainbow cake using the ice cream bread recipe. I added a little extra sugar to make it more cake-like and I dyed it vivid colors using food paste. The result was this awesome baked cake in a jar that was totally awesome, especially topped with whipped frosting and sprinkles!
Rainbow Ice Cream Cake in a Jar
makes 2 pints or 4 half-pints
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
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1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place two
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- Babble.com | Shine Food – Fri, Jul 12, 2013 12:29 PM EDT
Ice cream bread cake in a jarI've long admired Brooke McLay's gorgeous rainbow cake in a jar and have recreated it many times. But, sometimes the whole process of making a cake from scratch can be tedious. This summer I discovered the fun of ice cream bread and have been whipping that up left and right. All it takes is quality ice cream and self-rising flour and you've got a delicious baked good on your hand! The other day I decided to recreate Brooke's rainbow cake using the ice cream bread recipe. I added a little extra sugar to make it more cake-like and I dyed it vivid colors using food paste. The result was this awesome baked cake in a jar that was totally awesome, especially topped with whipped frosting and sprinkles!Read More »from Color Me Delicious: 3-ingredient Rainbow Ice Cream Cake in a Jar
- Babble.com | Fashion – Fri, Jul 12, 2013 12:28 PM EDT
Bastille day is quickly approaching - on Sunday, July 14th to be exact - and a great way to celebrate is by getting the complete French look. These head-to-toe finds can make you feel like a French woman on the Riviera or a sophisticated French lady out on the town. Just as Bastille Day celebrates the beginning of the French Revolution, it can also kick off your new French style. Click through to see all my picks and to find out exactly how to dress like a French woman…
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- Babble.com | At Home – Fri, Jul 12, 2013 12:20 PM EDT
As a kid I remember being completely determined to find a secret passageway in my house. I searched high and low for years, but who would have thought the one-story house I grew up in didn't have a hidden bunker full of treasures from yesteryear? Why not live vicariously through someone else then? These 7 amazing secret passageways built into homes are absolutely incredible and totally hidden. The kitchen island leads down to a basement, an armoire opens to a Narnia-like playroom, and a linen closet conceals a slide. Click through to see the amazing secret passageways and hidden rooms people have built in their homes! - By Jacinda Boneau
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detoxFor over 2 weeks I planned on doing the 7-day detox that Gwyneth outlines in her book, It's All Good, also referred to as the elimination diet. I would start on Friday July 5th, right after the 4th so that I could still partake in the festivities, and end on Thursday July 11th, right before our family trip to the lake. I rallied some troops and even got a few friends and readers on-board, and on the morning of July 5th, I woke up tired and starving, but was committed to follow through regardless.
The detox plan called for an elimination of caffeine, alcohol, gluten, dairy, sugar, red meat, and of course anything processed. Not atypical from most detox plans. The menu plan included recipes from Gwyneth's book, with some modifications, like the elimination of strawberries from one dish, tuna from another. In addition to your morning juice for breakfast, most days also called for a juice for an afternoon snack, I'm assuming to aid along in the flushing out of toxins. The type of cookingRead More »from Why I Quit My 7-Day Detox Plan After Just One Day
- Babble.com | Pets – Fri, Jul 12, 2013 12:17 PM EDT
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- Babble.com | Parenting – Fri, Jul 12, 2013 11:58 AM EDT
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Fri, Jul 12, 2013 11:19 AM EDT
securityA week doesn't go by without reading about some new virus that is attacking computers all over the world. Meanwhile, phishing scams, malware, worms and spam continue to be everyday threats. If you haven't already done so, then it's a good idea to protect your personal information and data by installing the latest security software.
But there are other things we can do to help protect ourselves; things that should be second nature but end up being forgotten as we surf the Web or rush to catch-up on e-mail. They are the good computer security habits that can go a long way to making sure we stay ahead in the constant battle to keep cyber-safe.
1. Lock your computer when you are not using it. Even if you are away from your computer for just a few moments, your data could be compromised. Close your computer and make sure the screen locks.
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- Babble.com | Fashion – Fri, Jul 12, 2013 11:13 AM EDT
If you were to ask me which shoes of mine Serge likes the most I could tell you in a heartbeat. Dude loves it when I wear my black, low top Converse. With jeans, slacks, and especially sundresses, my fella has a thing for Chuck Taylors. So I didn't need this CouponCodes4u.com poll to tell me that guys pay attention to what women wear. In fact, 79% of men are checking out your footwear. More than half of those polled said they found their partner to have crappy taste in shoes. So what shoes do men say they hate the most? You'll have to click to the end of the slideshow to see. But trust me, you're going to be surprised. I had my money on crocs.
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- Babble.com | Shine Food – Fri, Jul 12, 2013 11:11 AM EDT
Banana S'moresHey, You. We wanna take you out tonight. To one of those fancy places. You know, those places where you eat food that makes you grin with delight. One of those places where they serve up fancy schmancy stuff…like Bananas Foster. One of those places where you don't need real silverware because you use your fingers, baby. And, okay, so maybe this place in the backyard grill. And sure, you're gonna need a napkin big enough for four.Read More »from Monkey See, Monkey Chew: Make Ooey Gooey Bananas Foster S'mores
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But your face is in for a treat, because holy holy, honey. On the menu tonight is Bananas Foster Ice Cream S'mores. They're crazy naughty. Like a s'more and an ice cream sandwich had a love child with bananas foster flambe. Surprisingly simple to make, you'll pop some foil up top your grill, then put it all together in minutes. So good, we guarantee tonight will be the best night out you've ever tasted.
Grilled Bananas Foster Ice Cream S'mores
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Fri, Jul 12, 2013 11:03 AM EDT
This weekend I stood in a Walmart checkout line behind a mother of three buying the basics: milk, bread, cheese, children's fever reducer, apples, raw chicken, and a few other items. When a couple behind me realized the cashier was having problems processing the woman's SNAP EBT card (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which helps low-income households pay for food), they complained loudly. "Oh my God, must be nice to get your groceries for free!" while the other snapped, "Free?! WE'RE the ones paying for her groceries!" I should have said something to them, but I didn't. Shame on me. Where was our human decency, sense of community, or compassion? Has society become so much that we think less of those who have fallen on hard times? I was deeply saddened that this woman who was not so different than me needed help feeding her growing children, so I did some research and came up with several facts that need airing. Click through for 7 things people using governmentRead More »from 7 Things People Using Government Assistance Want You to Know