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Reese’s Spread

16 Jan

I was sent a container of Reese’s spread to review from Influenster and Reese’s.

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My first intentions were to try out-of-the-box ideas that I normally would use a sweet spread on.  Like a dip for crackers or pretzels.  However, when I decided to start my review, both my pretzel box and my cracker box were put away empty.  Such is the life of a mother of chronic snackers.

So I rummaged around to see what I could use.  Peanut butter cookie dough…..okay.

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Bacon.  Perfect.

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First I baked the cookies and let them cool.  (I may or may not have tried an amazeballs combination of raw cookie dough and Reese’s spread, there is no proof)

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Then I added a drop of Reese’s on top of each cookie.

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I tried a little spread on a piece of bacon, which was actually pretty good.  Even the 4 year old liked it.

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Then, genius struck, and I put the bacon on TOP of the Reese’s spread on TOP of the peanut butter cookie.

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My first experience pairing bacon with sweet was a maple bacon doughnut that I liked more than I should have, and this reminded me a lot of that.  It was good.  Both boys liked it too, which says something, because the 9 year old is very picky.

I give Reese’s spread a big two thumbs up.  How would you use it creatively?

I received the Reese’s spread free from Influenster and Reese’svoxbox-blogimage-popup2

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Crawfish Cookies

7 May

So I found a really cute idea for cookies here: http://www.livinglocurto.com/2013/04/crawfish-cakes/#sthash.0YkUMMLg.35gKtYP2.dpbs

And decided to blog my recreation.  My son’s mascot is the mudbug, which, if you didn’t already know, is a crawfish, and basically a staple of living in Louisiana.  So for teacher appreciation, I whipped up some of these puppies to leave in the teacher’s lounge.

 

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My store does not carry lady fingers, so this is the closest I could find:

 

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I found the other ingredients, though:

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Candy eyes (found at Wal-Mart)

Canned Icing

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Open the finger cookie.

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Dot red icing as shown

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Cut a Twizzler into 4 even pieces

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Cut the end of the Twizzler into claws, and stick onto the dotted icing

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Squiggle some of the icing onto the cookie

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And replace the top of the cookie

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Squiggle Icing onto the top of the cookie, add candy eyes, and Voila!!!  Crawdaddy cakes!

IMG_0060Things I noticed:

The red Icing stains your fingers, but I think that’s unavoidable

Try to earnestly find lady fingers, because I don’t think that the “Vienna fingers” worked as well as the lady fingers would have