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Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Ever since I made cookies & cream cupcakes I've been craving anything Oreo.  I do that though - as soon as I have a bite of anything Oreo or Cookies & Cream I need more.  Rather than just eat the leftover Oreo's straight out of the packaging with a glass of cold milk I decided to actually make something with them.  The weather was starting to warm up so why not make Cookies & Cream Ice Cream to bring myself out of the funk this winter has brought on to most of us this year.

I've made Cookies & Cream Ice Cream with a basic vanilla ice cream base, just folding in some chopped Oreo's but I decided this time to look for an actual recipe.  I'm glad I did because while my old version was good, this was much better.  It's exactly what I look for in a Cookies & Cream Ice Cream.

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
Ingredients:
1 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream
6 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
15-20 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped

Directions:

Funfetti Cookies

Though I love to bake from scratch, sometimes it is so worth it to bake semi-homemade style.  These funfetti cookies are a testament to that.  Funfetti cookies, a step-sibling to the adorable funfetti cakes, have always been a staple for my family, but surprisingly I realized this last Christmas that Rob has never had one that he can recall.  Granted, my mother-in-law doesn't bake much, but this is definitely her kind of baking so I couldn't get over the fact that he claims she never made these for him.

With the urge to bake something quick and easy that I knew Rob would love, nothing was appealing to me (that would appeal to him).  That is - until I was making the turn to head to the check-out at the grocery store last weekend.  Right in front of me was a huge Valentine's Day candy display, along with boxes of Valentine's Day themed funfetti cake mix for $.99.  Yes, less than a dollar - I had to snag it up knowing that I had to make Rob some funfetti cookies!

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Cookies and Cream Cupcakes for Super Bowl

Super Bowl is one game that brings everyone in America together.  Whether your're a football fan or not you've most likely watched a Super Bowl in the past, if not making an annual tradition with friends and family.  While I'm more of a hockey or baseball girl I do enjoy watching football games with friends and family, especially the Super Bowl!  In fact, one of the most memorable football watching experiences in my life was Super Bowl XLI (2007) - Colts v. Bears.  I have no allegiance to either of those teams (though I do love Peyton Manning so I was rooting for Indianapolis!) I will always remember watching the game in Riviera Maya, Mexico with my then new husband on our Honeymoon!  It was such a great experience to watch with complete strangers and see how the resort outdoor auditorium was segregated in to Bears fans and Colts fans.
One of the things about Super Bowl that brings everyone together, regardless if you're rooting for opposing teams, is the food!  There i…