S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

S'mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

It’s the last day of S’mores Week 2017!!!

Amanda and I have hoped that you enjoyed the fun S’mores recipes that we shared this week. We have always had a blast sharing these recipes. I an’t believe it was already our 5th year doing it.

I wanted to really go all out this year with fun things like S’mores Monkey Bread, the Boozy S’mores Milkshake I shared yesterday and I wanted to end the week with a bang! So I decided to hit the scales hard with a fun combination of elements to make this crazy treat.

Let’s go… Chocolate chip cookies! Nutella! Marshmallow! Ice Cream!

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

S'mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 4

Ingredients

  • 8 chocolate chip cookies
  • 1/4 Cup nutella
  • 4 large marshmallows
  • 4 scoops of ice cream, vanilla is suggested

Process

  1. Arrange 4 chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet. Spread a Tablespoon of Nutella on each cookie.
  2. Place a scoop of ice cream on each cookie and immediately put into the freezer.
  3. Roast the marshmallows and put them on the other cookies.
  4. Sandwich together while the marshmallow is still warm.

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Quick Dessert Quesadillas

Quick Dessert Quesadillas

It’s a big week!

A lot is going on. It’s awesome. It’s crazy. It’s wonderful. It’s horrible. I love it. I hate it. I’m tired. I’m energized. When was the last time I washed my hair? Let’s not think about that. ugh

Quick Dessert Quesadillas

And yesterday was a really big day!

The Purchase and Sale agreement for our house was signed!!!!! And the house is officially sold next Wednesday. Hip Hip Hooray!

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And all our tons of crap was picked up to make it’s journey down the east coast. And when I say TONS, I mean it. It’s not like “literally, guys, omg we have tons of stuff!!” We really do. They weighed it, and we were charged for it.

I think it’s all my pyrex. yep… ha!

Plus, at this point it’s T-minus 5 days until The Hubs and the pups are in FL!!!!

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I’m giddy with excitement. I’m excited for Autumn to have her world complete again too. The move without Price was hard for me, but extra super-duper tough for her. But it was just a month in the grand scheme of things so we all sucked it up and made it work.

But life had to keep on chugging, so I just kept on going to work, enjoying the warm weather, and eating all the strawberries I laid my eyes on.

Quick Dessert Quesadillas

It’s strawberry season here in Florida so we’re all up to our kneecaps in strawberries. No exaggeration. Okay, maybe a little. But I wouldn’t mind if that was a real thing.

But I’ve been eating strawberries like crazy and one of the things I whipped up were these Quick Dessert Quesadillas. I had mine with strawberries and my Dad requested his with bananas. I should have made one with both. And then extra Nutella. Just because.

Quick Dessert Quesadillas

You’re just 3 ingredients away from a great dessert!

Quick Dessert Quesadillas

Quick Dessert Quesadillas

Makes 4 quesadillas

Ingredients

  • strawberries or bananas
  • 8 fajita sized tortillas
  • Nutella

Process

  1. Dice the strawberries and thinly slice the bananas.
  2. Toast fajita sized tortillas over an open flame with
  3. Spread a thin layer of Nutella on one side of each of the tortillas. Press some fruit into the Nutella on one of the tortillas. Sandwich with another tortilla with the Nutella side down. Cut into 4 wedges. Repeat with remaining tortillas and then enjoy!

Strawberry Nutella Waffles

Strawberry Nutella Waffles

My friend Dawn celebrated her birthday last week so I’m dedicating these waffles to her.

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We used to be neighbors years and years ago. I think there was a maintenance problem with the water in the building so she came over to check on us and see if we knew what was going on. After that we started to hang out, watch The Hills together,and go shopping at Old Navy. Perfect. We’d often get fried ravioli from Vinny T’s or crepes from Paris Creperie. The must get crepe was a Strawberry and Nuetella crepe.

Sadly, my shopping buddy moved back to her hometown of Philly a few years ago. I miss our crepes and Old Navy trips!

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Inspired by those classic sweet crepes I made these Strawberry Nutella Waffles. They will make an amazing breakfast, brunch, or even dessert. Or for dinner for #BreakfastNight. I won’t judge. Besides, I’m determined to make dessert waffles a thing. I did make the Brownie Waffle Sundae just 2 weeks ago.

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To up the strawberry ‘game’ I used 2 kinds of strawberries in the waffles. I used freeze dried and fresh strawberries. I made the freeze dried strawberries into a powder so there would be a hint of strawberry in every bite. Plus, it made the waffles the loveliest lightest shade of pink. Then I added diced fresh strawberries to give it more pop.

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I think these waffles are perfect substitution for when you can’t get a crepe.

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Strawberry Nutella Waffles

Makes 12-14 waffles

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups waffle mix, and necessary ingredients per package (I used Krusteaz)
  • generous 1/2 Cup Freeze Dried Strawberries (I purchased these at Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 Cup diced fresh strawberries, plus more for garnishing
  • Nutella
  • Whipped Cream

Process

  1. Preheat your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Mix the waffle mix according to the package instructions.
  3. Put the freeze dried strawberries in a blender or food processor and blend until powdery. Add to the batter.
  4. Add the diced fresh strawberries to the batter.
  5. Scoop a 1/4- 1/3 Cup of batter into each waffle cavity in your waffle iron. Cook until your waffle is golden brown.
  6. Enjoy your waffle with a drizzle of warm Nutella, more diced strawberries, and whipped cream.

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Chocolate Football Hand Pies

Chocolate Football Hand Pies

It’s Friday! It’s Pie Day!

I’m excited for the Superbowl this weekend! Well, I am excited for the food. I’m excited to watch the game but I can’t realistically say I’ll watch the whole thing. Once Autumn falls asleep I’m quick to follow. Gotta maximize on my zzz’s! And there is DVR so we could always finish the game watching at 2am when we typically gets up for another bottle. Oh how things have quickly changed…

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Anyway, I am looking forward to making a batch of Ham and Cheese Sliders to snack on during the all-day coverage. As well, I’m definitely making another (mini) batch of these Chocolate Football Hand Pies.

These are perfect to enjoy during The Big Game! They are hand held, quick to prepare, and a great sweet treat to finish off a day of salt, savory snacks.

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I suggest that you prepare these in the afternoon so that you can just pop them in the oven at half time to enjoy them warm during the second half!

PS- I think these 2 are ready for The Big Game on Sunday! Okay, I just wanted to share some pics! ha!

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Chocolate Football Hand Pies

Makes 12+ servings

Ingredients

  • 2 refrigerated 9″ pie dough sheets
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • approximately 1 cup of Nutella
  • 1 egg
  • water

Process

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare your egg wash by beating 1 egg with 2 tablespoons of water.
  3. On a floured surface, smooth out the sheets of pie dough. Using a cookie cutter or stencil, cut out the footballs, at least 24.
  4. Lay out half of the footballs on your non stick cookie sheets. Put a generous tablespoon of Nutella in the center of the football. Then put a bit of egg wash along the edges.
  5. Place the top football on the bottom and seal the edges with a fork. Then lightly brush the top with the egg wash and using a knife, gently slice some football laces into the center of the top.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Remove from baking sheet quickly and enjoy warm!

Banana Nutella Bread Pudding- SRC

Banana Nutella Bread Pudding

So probably picking a bread pudding for this month’s Secret Recipe Club post was not the best idea since it’s been so hot out now. Wasn’t I just complaining that it was cold and rainy? Well, that is the way things go in New England. But not or not I swear it’s worth it to make this bread pudding anytime of the year!

For this month’s Secret Recipe Club post I had Shirley’s blog Enriching You Kid!. It had such a fun time going through Shirley’s blog because she had such interesting recipes. I went through years and years of recipes looking around for something to make and share. I had several recipes in mind but decided on the Banana Nutella Bread Pudding. I couldn’t pass up on having some Nutella!!

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I kept all of the ingredients the same but played around with the proportions of the ingredients. Shirley’s recipe called for 2 cups of milk and 1 cup of bread. Since I prefer a bit drier of a bread pudding I changed up the amounts to 1 1/2 cups milk and 3 1/5 cups of bread. If you prefer a wetter bread pudding then increase the amount of milk and reduce the amount of bread a bit. Just as simple as that.

Hope that you enjoy this delightful bread pudding as much as we did 🙂

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Banana Nutella Bread Pudding

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups bread pieces
  • 1 banana, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  •  1/4 cup chopped walnuts or hazelnuts, optional

Process

  1. Beat together the milk, egg, and sugar in a large bowl. Add the bread, sliced banana, and the Nutella. Fold together completely to combine, let soak for 30 minutes.
  2. While the bread is soaking up the milk mixture, preheat your oven to 325 degrees and prepare a baking dish by greasing all the sides.
  3. Pour the bread pudding mixture into the greased baking dish. Sprinkle nuts on top.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes, then let stand for at least 10 minutes prior to serving.

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