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Easter Peeps S’mores March 26, 2012

One of my family’s favorite pastimes is sitting by the fire in our backyard fire pit.  Part of our fire ritual is making s’mores.  I saw a pin that used Peeps instead of marshmallows in the s’more.  Brilliant!  I knew my girls would love this idea.  I’m not a peep fan, myself, so I was a bit skeptical.  It turns out that they were really good cooked up and the s’more tasted just the same.  I have a Tupperware full of s’more ingredients on hand at all times since we make them a lot, especially in the summer.  The only ingredient I was missing was the peeps, so I picked some blue bunny Peeps up at the store.

 

The entire family loved this activity.  My 4-year-old enjoyed roasting the Peep (and eating them).  My 19 month old got a taste of her first Peep and she came back for seconds.  My husband (not a big sweet person) loved it, too!  Overall, I’d say these were a hit, and easy too.

 

Pinterest Pin:  http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878112967/

Link:  http://eclecticrecipes.com/peeps-smores-for-easter

Substitutions:  The link shows duck peeps, but I used bunny peeps.  I wish I would have gotten more than one color … maybe next time!

Time:  It only takes a few minutes to roast a marshmallow!

 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet … A Favorite in My House March 20, 2012

Ever since tasting the chocolate chip pizza at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, I have loved loved loved what my family calls “cookie treats.”  A “cookie treat” is basically a chocolate chip cookie baked until it’s almost done, tossed in a bowl, and covered with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  I saw this chocolate skillet cookie pin and wanted to try it!

 

I followed the recipe exactly, baking for 15 minutes.  I even have the same 8″ cast iron skillet used in the recipe!  It was sooo very good.  It was very very chocolaty, so be ready to chug some milk!  I love that there was hardly any cleanup since everything was mixed directly in the skillet!

 

Recipe:  http://www.sophistimom.com/one-pan-skillet-cookie/

Pinterest Pin:  http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878090968/

Substitutions:  None

Time:  15 – 20 minute prep time and 15 minutes to bake.