Oreo Crunch Parfait


Hello all,

Let’s cut to the chase. Reasons for long blog absence:

  1. Got lazy (fast food and Kraft Mac & Cheese for the win..)
  2. Was pregnant and had a short list of things that didn’t make me nauseous (if you ask some, they will tell you I “asked” for this symptom. Short story– I was about 8 weeks pregnant and wanted to “feel more pregnant.” And then it happened the next day…I felt pregnant–aka nauseous–the entire pregnancy)
  3. Had the baby (he will be called Little B on here) 

Fast forward to today. Happy Labor Day! I decided to make the dessert for our Labor Day get-together.


Ingredients

Strawberries

Oreos

Cool Whip

Directions

  1. Layer Strawberries
  2. Layer Cool Whip (layering Cool Whip in a glass is not graceful. Props to those who can make a picture worthy shot of layered Cool Whip)
  3. Layer Oreos (I would guesstimate how many you need for this recipe, but I wasn’t able to determine how many I ate as I prepared the parfait…)
  4. Repeat
  5. Refrigerate (I made it during dinner prep, refrigerated during dinner time, and then devoured afterwards)

Recipe:  SnackWorks Oreo Crunch Parfait

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Learning To Cook For Two Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I enjoyed making this dessert because it was different.  I believe chocolate dipped strawberries are simple, but this offered a unique presentation.  You can use this recipe for any occasion and it’s super easy and quick!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

In Tray


Ingredients

1 package (12 oz.) milk chocolate morsels

1 package whole strawberries

1 ice-cube tray

Strawberry

Directions

  1. Rinse strawberries and set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate morsels in microwave for 30 seconds (I melted them in a Pyrex measuring cup).  Stir.  Repeat until the chocolate is melted (and not burned).
  3. Chocolate MorselsHalf strawberries
  4. Pour enough chocolate to cover bottom of ice-cube tray.  Add half a strawberry.  Pour remaining chocolate until it is level with the tray.  Repeat.
  5. Place in fridge for hour.
  6. Take out and enjoy!

Chocolate Strawberries

Submerge the strawberry.  This is just to show you the level of chocolate.

Alternative

  1. Rinse strawberries and set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate morsels in microwave for 30 seconds.  Stir.  Repeat until the chocolate is melted (and not burned).
  3. Pour chocolate 3/4 full in ice-cube tray.  Place strawberry (with top) into ice-cube tray. Repeat until tray is full (or you run out of chocolate or strawberries)
  4. Place in fridge for hour.
  5. Take out and enjoy!

*to remove strawberries easily, take tray in both hands and move them in opposite directions (much like you do when you are getting ice-cubes).  Be gentle because the chocolate can break (Yes, some of mine broke.  No, they weren’t wasted.  Yes, I ate them.  Don’t you dare judge me.)

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesEmily

Recipe Website: Cheap Recipe Blog

Haystacks

Learning To Cook For Two Haystacks

Not feeling 100% today, but I spent the afternoon in the kitchen making some sweet treats with my friend Ashley.  I’m trying to convince her to start her own baking/cooking blog because she has some master skills.  She made a really neat cookie recipe in a mason jar, but maybe I’ll leave that for her to tell when she starts writing (right, Ashley?).

I was flipping through my cookbooks this morning looking for dinner options.  I ended up deciding on a casserole that I’ll feature later night, but I wanted something small and sweet to surprise my husband.  My Grandmother’s Sunday School made a cookbook, so I used a recipe for Haystacks from there.  Although I did not follow the instructions as she wrote it (just like a grandchild, eh?), I used them as guidance.

Haystacks

Minion

Ingredients

1.  12 oz. Butterscotch Morsels

2.  12 oz. Milk Chocolate Morsels

3.  12 oz. Chow Mein Noodles

Haystack Ingredients

Directions

Combine the morsels in a large bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.  Stir.  Continue this process until your mixture is the consistency you desire.  Toss noodles into bowl.  Stir.  Drop desired size of haystacks on wax paper and refrigerate until firm.

Haystacks

Emily