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oreo brownies

August 24th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Last weekend, a few of our friends here invited us over for dinner.  Being the eager-beaver cook that I am, I wouldn’t let them rest until I’d volunteered to bring an appetizer… and a dessert.

So, for inspiration, I took to Pinterest!  And I found these amazing Oreo Bars, which looked totally delicious and only involved three ingredients — dream come true. 

But OMG, for a three-ingredient recipe, these are a pain!  They’re insanely sticky, so they wouldn’t release from the tin foil I poured them into (or, um, flattened them into), they got all over my hands and our countertops, and I could hardly cut them!  I tweaked the recipe a little so you guys can hopefully learn from my mistakes, because the finished products were pretty freaking awesome.

I had a request from a friend to name these “Moon Bars” but I’m still not totally sure why!  I guess because the oreos look like the surface of the moon?  Doesn’t “Oreo Brownies” sound more delicious?!

PS — The dish in these photos is from the Noritake Metaal collection!  I love these large square plates so much — they double as serving platters!

No-Bake Oreo Brownies

DIRECTIONS

1 16 oz package of Oreos
1 package small marshmallows
4 tablespoons butter

DIRECTIONS

Prepare a baking dish by lining it in foil and spraying the foil with cooking spray. 

Place Oreos in food processor and pulse until ground.  Melt marshmallows and butter in microwave until puffed, about 1 1/2-2 minutes.  Remove and pour in ground Oreo Cookies.  Stir to combine then transfer to a the foil-lined pan.  Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.  Remove bars out of pan and peel off the foil.  Place the removed bars in the freezer for another ten minutes, and then cut them into squares.  Once cut, the bars can stay at room temperature for several hours.

Makes 24 small bars

Tags: desserts · food

GoGo squeeZ pops

June 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment

Want to know the easiest, healthiest way to eat a popsicle?  Make it out of applesauce!

After moving this weekend, I wasn’t up to cooking anything complicated, but I still wanted fun things on hand for all the friends and family who came by our house this weekend!  Enter: the popsicle molds that I’d totally forgotten I’d even bought, a few tablespoons of chocolate chips, and the amazing GoGo squeeZ applesauce packets!  Super healthy and absolutely delicious.  Even better?  You could make these out of any of GoGo squeeZ’s flavors (I think the new AppleCherry flavor would be perfect as a chocolate-dipped variation, yum)!

Before you forget, make sure you sign up for your GoGo squeeZ kickball at PassthePlay.com, and be sure to tweet #passtheplay for GoGo squeeZ to donate $1 to the Fresh Air Fund!  An amazing cause from an awesome company — I know you guys will want to support them as much as I do! 

GoGo squeeZ Pops

INGREDIENTS

3 GoGo squeeZ applesauce packets
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Popsicle Molds

DIRECTIONS

Layer GoGo squeeZ applesauce and chocolate chips in Popsicle molds.  Allow to freeze for at least four hours.  Run Popsicle molds under warm water to release from molds, and serve!  Preferably outdoors, with your new Pass the Play kickball!

Tags: desserts · food · I have partnered with GoGo squeeZ as a member of the squeeZ squad. Over the next few months I will be helping them pass the play.

honey-glazed grilled watermelon

April 18th, 2012 · 12 Comments

So, it’s summer here — serious, full on summer with long hot days, light till 8 o’clock, and wearing shorts is practically mandatory on the weekends.  And I LOVE it. 

I love it so much that I’ve created this recipe for you would-be barbeque-ers out there!  I did these in a grill pan in our kitchen, but I cannot WAIT until we’re living in a house with a a real outdoors grill!  It’s no fun setting off the smoke detectors every time I try this. 

Coco hides under the bed when I get the grill pan out.  (Smart dog.)

You could easily serve this as a light appetizer or mix it into a salad, but these would also make an excellent healthy dessert!  There’s nothing better than fresh summer watermelon, is there?

honey-glazed grilled watermelon

INGREDIENTS
8 slices seedless watermelon
2 tablespoons honey
Sea salt
Fresh ground pepper

DIRECTIONS

Lightly sprinkle the watermelon wedges on both sides with the salt. Stand the watermelon wedges on their edges on a rack over a sink or pan and let them drain for half an hour.

Preheat the grill to high.  After the watermelon has drained, rinse each piece under cold running water. Place each piece between two folded paper towels and gently but firmly press to remove excess water.

Brush the watermelon lightly on both sides with the honey. Grill over high heat until grill marks have formed and the melon is slightly softened, about 5 minutes.  Remove from grill and sprinkle with sea salt and a little fresh ground pepper.

Tags: appetizers · desserts · food