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Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter…Midnight Snack

Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter…Midnight Snack
Need a midnight snack? Or anytime snack for that matter, my cookies and cream peanut butter might just knock your socks off I was so lucky to have my sister and her family visit earlier this week and I got to have some kitchen time with her beautiful girls. Hope you’ll enjoy this naughty snack that’s good enough to eat by the spoonful! Here’s your 3 ingredient line up. Break out the Oreos. My sweet little helper, I miss her already! Here’s the second stinker that kept passing through the kitchen. Pour those Oreos in a large bowl. …as well as peanut butter Time to melt the chocolate chips Use either a double boiler or melt in the microwave. Add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter to the double boiler, helps melt the chocolate nicely. Add the chocolate to the bowl! Mmmm Give a gentle stir and place into a mason jar. Yes please. Double yes please. Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter 10 whole Oreo Cookies 2 Cups creamy peanut butter 1 cup white chocolate chips 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 1. 2. Yield: Debatable Related:  One recipe only!

peanut butter pretzel bites « Two Tiny Kitchens Salty and sweet. Crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth. Peanut butter and chocolate. Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites recipe courtesy Foodaphilia.com Calorie estimate: 4,000 – 5,000 for complete recipe (depending upon dipping chocolate and pretzels used, etc.) Yield 60 – 80 pretzel bites Ingredients 1 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tbsp softened butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar (maybe more) 3/4 cup brown sugar (maybe more) Pretzels 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions Combine peanut butter and softened butter in a large bowl with a fork or whisk, or in a stand mixer. Use a teaspoon measure to scoop the filling. Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally until completely melted.

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day And I’m not even kidding! Easiest. Recipe. Ever! If you’ve been intimidated to make homemade bread, your store bought days are over. Recipe for Homemade Artisan Bread makes 3 loaves 3 cups lukewarm water1 1/2 tablespoons granulated yeast1 1/2 tablespoons kosher or other course salt6 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flourcornmeal for pizza peel (optional) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Now slice and add lots of butter or strawberry jam. Thanks to my brother, Ramon, for taking the time to teach me.

Butterscotch Peanut Butter Marshmallow Hearts Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great week. Has Valentine’s Day enamored you the way it has me this year? You know I’m the first girl to promote breaking out the confection-tool arsenal for highly decorated sweets, but sometimes, or possibly most times, we don’t have that much time on our hands. Although I have fond memories of this type of a treat at my school bake-sales in the 80′s, I had completely forgotten about them until Grant’s cousin, Leah, started bringing them to the family cottage. So here are the 4 ingredients responsible for this delicious treat: peanut butter, butterscotch chips (I use high quality, such as Guittard, because they are just a bit less sweet, use real vanilla, and make them just that much better!) Like I mentioned, I usually make them in bar form, but I thought it would be fun to use a heart cookie cutter and create a Valentine’s version, especially for the kids. Here’s Neve getting a feel for pushing the toy on her own. Ingredients

The Ultimate Strawberry Lemonade One of the first times I ever realized that – HEY! I can cook for myself! – was when I first learned to make lemonade. I magically found the refrigerated lemon juice at our house and followed the directions to make my own lemonade. Sorry for the detour. Anyway, there was a summer there where I made my own lemonade every single day, making sure to rub it in my sister’s face that I knew how to and she didn’t. The key to this being the ultimate lemonade is that you blend it up with the lemon rind in there. And any time of day for that matter. (makes 2 pint-glass servings with ice) 3/4 cup sugar2 large lemons, microwaved for 30 seconds2 cups water1 cup of frozen strawberries, microwaved for 1 minute (you could use fresh, but I think the frozen works better here) In a blender squeeze the lemons and add the rest of the lemon, rind and all. **Note: I like to microwave the lemons to release more of the juices, and microwaving the strawberries does the same sort of thing.

broccoli parmesan fritters Last week, it was pointed out to me that among the 750 recipes in the archives, there is but a single recipe that utilizes broccoli. Just one! (It’s a great one, though.) For comparison, there are 11 recipes that use cauliflower and 26 with mushrooms. Please understand: this is not one of those stories about how preciously advanced my toddler’s tastes are, how early he took an interest in foie gras and how he turns his nose up at white flour pastas, preferring farro. I have a theory that you can tuck almost any finely chopped or shredded vegetable — be it potatoes, zucchini, or an Indian-spiced mix — into a savory pancake, fry it in small mounds until crisp on both sides, serve it with a dollop of a sour cream or yogurt sauce and they will be inhaled. So, you know where this is going. And with that, I had them for lunch instead. Broccoli Parmesan Fritters There’s a lot of broccoli and very little pancake in this fritter. In the bottom of a large bowl, lightly beat your egg.

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. What? Yes! - SugarBlog - SugarDerby Um... ok. Why didn't I think of this?!?!?! Of course you can hollow out a strawberry and stuff it full of cheesecake. Of course you can!!! And just in time for Valentine's Day... perfect excuse to make them! Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Here's what you need: About 20 strawberries... this was a little over one carton for me. 8 oz pkg softened cream cheese 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 sleeve of graham crackers 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional) First you will want to wash the strawberries and cut off the tops. Now core them! A thin ended apple peeler.... And a small knife.... I liked the knife better! The easiest way to core the strawberries is to hold the entire berry in your hand (wrap your fingers around it) and literally just core out the center. Um... Now to make the filling.... Beat the cream cheese. Now to fill the strawberries!!! I didn't want to hurt my zip lock baggies feelings so I used one to crush the graham crackers in. Oh man.... these are so cute. So......

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread Recipe Kids can be frustratingly picky eaters. They can also have highly entertaining quirks. My niece used to ask for pepperoni pizza and then proceed to discard all of the pepperoni. But don’t you dare suggest that she order plain cheese pizza! She did not want plain cheese pizza. Un-Pepperoni Pizza. But when you wrap pepperoni pizza into a fun, savory, pull-apart style bread, it’s no longer “icky” pepperoni pizza. I’ve had these Pizza Bites bookmarked for ages, so when I finally found an excuse to make them, I wanted to take it in a slightly different direction: a savory monkey bread. A very light coating of garlicky butter-covered pepperoni pizza bites, piled into a bundt cake pan, makes for a very fun Pepperoni Pizza. Or Pepperoni Un-Pizza. You can take the long route and make your favorite pizza dough and marinara sauce, or the short route and pick up your favorite pizza dough and red sauce from the store. Ingredients Instructions Notes Yields: 48 pieces Adapted from Pizza Bites via Annie's Eats

Spinach Stuffed Portobellas « From Ketchup To Chutney Spinach Stuffed Portobellas 13Jul11 Here in Boston it’s been in the 90s for the last few days, so recipes for the grill have definitely been catching my eye. Anything to keep the heat out of the house. After the 4th of July and all the cook-outs and camp food this summer (involving all kinds of delicious meats and rich foods), this vegetarian dish really hit the spot. I opted to use Laughing Cow Lite cheese, mostly because it’s what I had on hand, but also because it’s creamy and cheesy without being heavy. Spinach Stuffed Portobellas (inspired by Serious Eats, feeds two as a small main or large side dish) 2 large Portobella Mushroom Caps 3 wedges Laughing Cow Cheese (or ~2.5oz other soft, spreadable cheese) 10 oz package frozen Spinach S&P Olive Oil Crank up the grill to a medium-high flame. Wipe down the mushroom caps to remove excess dirt or debris (don’t ‘wash’ mushrooms, just use a wet paper towel to wipe down). Defrost the spinach, and mix together with the cheese. Like this:

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