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Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake

10 Apr

This past weekend we celebrated my dear friend’s birthday. It was a wonderful evening and it reminded me that birthdays really are important.

“Birthdays need to be celebrated.  I think it is more important to celebrate a birthday than a successful exam, a promotion or a victory.  Because to celebrate a birthday means to say to someone ‘thank you for being you’.  Celebrating a birthday is exalting life and being glad for it. On a birthday we do not say ‘thanks for what you did or said or accomplished’ no, we say ‘thank you for being born and being among us’.

On birthdays we celebrate the present.


We do not complain about what happened or speculate about what will happen but we lift someone up and let everyone say ‘we love you’.  Celebrating a birthday reminds us of the goodness of life and in this spirit we really need to celebrate people’s birthdays every day by showing gratitude, kindness, forgiveness, gentleness and affection.

These are ways of saying ‘it’s good that you are alive’; ‘it’s good that you are walking with me on this earth’, let’s be glad and rejoice.

This is the day that God has made for us to be and to be together.” 

Henri Nouwen

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Peppermint Milkshakes

23 Dec

Christmas is almost here!! I am so excited! Our tree is up, the presents are wrapped, and the baking is done. This peppermint milkshake is an easy, festive and very tasty treat.


Peppermint Milkshakes

Yields 3 Cups


2 Cups Vanilla Ice Cream

3 Tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candies

Optional Toppings: whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies


  1. 1. Process first 3 ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into glasses, and serve with desired toppings.
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