Cooking

Samoa Ice Cream Sandwiches

You guys.

I did A Bad Thing. A Really Really Bad Thing. The kind of bad thing that’s pretty much the best ever, unless you’re trying to avoid sweets.

I did this thing like 3 months ago and am just now getting to blogging about it. It’s not as though I haven’t been doing anything cool since Miss Bean was born, but I haven’t figured out how to fit in blogging about it just yet. I only get little snippets of time to myself throughout the day, so it’s a multi-day process to write a post.

ANYWAY. Back to the ice cream. Remember last year when I made this Samoa-inspired ice cream? It’s pretty much the best ice cream of all time. Well, I made it even better by letting you eat it with your hands. These are mind-numbingly delicious. And not just because of the brain freeze. (more…)

Baked Oatmeal Cups

Hi friends!

Baby Girl is sleeping and Little Man is playing with a friend this morning, so I have approximately 5 minutes to write a quick post. Go me!

Here’s something I made before the newest munchkin was born, and froze to make my life easier afterward. I’ve been making baked oatmeal for years, but this was my first time making it to be frozen in individual portions. It worked well, so I thought I’d share.

This is a great breakfast food to keep in your freezer for those mornings where you want something more than cold cereal but don’t have extra time, or for when you have guests. Or whenever you feel like it.

This recipe basically couldn’t be any easier. So let’s get started!

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The Most Ridiculous Brownie Disaster

Lest you ever think that everything I create in the kitchen turns out lovely, I’ll share with you something that happened over the weekend when I was making– not something fancy or complicated in any way— brownies.

We had a church potluck on Sunday where we were hosting a large group from outside the church. In addition to a giant crock pot of cheesy potatoes, I decided to make some brownies. Again, we’re talking brownies here. One of the simplest things out there. (more…)

Sending My Love Valentine Cookies

Woah, two posts in one week? That hardly ever happens.

Wait, two decorated cookie posts in one week? That has never before happened on this blog.

I had no intention of making Valentine cookies this year, but when I had some leftover dough from the penguin cookies, I decided to make a small batch.

The scalloped squares have always made me think of stamps, so I decided to make Valentine stamp cookies. I found a picture of this year’s Valentine stamps from the post office, and I simplified the design quite a bit to fit on a small cookie.

Here’s a little sequence of pictures showing the process a little.

After doing the pink heart in the center, I flooded the remaining area with red icing.

Lastly (after letting them dry overnight), I used a little food coloring mixed with a little water to paint wavy stripes over the cookies so they look like they’ve been post marked. I also used a food color marker to write on the bottom.

These aren’t my favorite cookies I’ve ever made, but I thought I’d share them anyway and send you all a little Valentine’s Day love!

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