Blog Posts by Kori Ellis

  • 5 Favorite Family Ice Cream Snacks

    ice cream cooking sandwichIt's hot outside! Cool off with a cold treat. These five ice cream treats are definite crowd pleasers, so we're sure your family will love them!

    Chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches

    Start these delicious sandwiches off with your favorite chocolate chip cookie. You can use store-bought or homemade, but a soft, chewy cookie works best.

    Ingredients:

    • Chocolate chip cookies
    • Vanilla ice cream
    • Chocolate chips or sprinkles (optional)

    Directions:

    1. Lay one cookie with the bottom facing up and spread a scoop of ice cream on the cookie.
    2. Place a second cookie on top of the ice cream to complete the sandwich.
    3. If you like, roll the sandwich in chocolate chips or sprinkles on its side, so the sprinkles stick to the ice cream.

    Check out this Steps to Encourage Vegan Diet Among Children >>

    Fast fried ice cream

    Fried ice cream is a special treat. The combination of hot and cold makes this dessert hard to resist.

    Ingredients:

    • Vanilla ice cream
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  • 10 Ways to Save Energy and Money in Your Home

    ..Being green can be easy after all! Browse through this list of simple solutions designed to save energy and reduce carbon emissions for the planet, and at the same time save you money.

    A whopping 46 % of home energy use is, umm, energy loss! In other words, no productive energy use at all! Here are easy ways of reversing this, mainly by changes of habit.

    Read- Top Tips for Going Green in Everyday Life

    1. Each degree you turn down the heat saves 3 % of heating costs, while each degree you raise the temperature of your air conditioner saves 3-4 % of cooling costs. By changing the temperature by 2 degrees all year, you can save about 2,000 pounds of C02 a year.

    2. Cook with a slow cooker or a toaster oven (or even a solar oven!) to reduce electrical use from kitchen appliances. For a meal that requires one hour to cook in an electric oven, and which uses 2.7 pounds of C02, a crockpot uses 0.9 pounds of C02 for seven hours, a toaster oven takes 1.3 pounds of C02 for 50

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