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Things in Tortillas

25 Apr

Do you have a food or meal that’s a go-to when you don’t know what to cook or eat? One of mine is things in tortillas. I’ll often throw some chicken in a skillet with some salsa and whatever else I have on hand, and then wrap my skillet contents up in a tortilla.
SkilletDinner
Last night I threw together some black beans, mushrooms, and red bell pepper. Once that was all heated up and cooked a bit I spread some goat cheese on the tortilla and topped it off with some avocado. It’s not always the case when experimenting, but I thought this one turned out pretty tasty.
BlackBeanBurrito
This other tortilla is an old camping dessert favorite from Girl Scouts. I believe the original recipe was called Smackos (probably because they’re lip smacking good!), but someone in my troop misunderstood and we giggled like junior high girls and called them Spankos. It’s basically a dessert quesadilla, and the possibilities are endless (marshmallows, butterscotch chips, bananas…..). Mine has peanut butter, Nutella, apples, coconut, and peanut butter chocolate swirl chips.
DessertQuesidilla

Happy Weekend

22 Mar

Do you have any big weekend plans? I’ve got a few things going on and some other exciting tidbits.

Some people get very excited about Easter candy hitting the store shelves. I do enjoy picking up a bag of Starburst jelly beans which you can find this time of year, but this has been the first year I’ve hunted down a specific Easter candy. I discovered Cadbury’s Royal Dark Mini Eggs last year and have been checking shelves for them all month. My dad finally found some in Kansas, and when I went for a visit last weekend I stocked up on a few bags. A friend said she found some at Target in OKC, so I’ll have to check there the day after Easter and see if I find any on clearance. Do you have a favorite Easter candy?

Royal Dark Cadburry Mini Eggs

I purchased my first DSLR camera today! My little point and shoot camera stopped working a while back and I’ve been getting by borrowing from friends when necessary. My Nikon will take a week or so to arrive, and I cannot wait!

Nikon D3100One of my favorite comedians, Jim Gaffigan, is coming to OKC this weekend and we’re going to see him. I think there are still tickets left, so if you need something to do Sunday night it should be a good show!

I am super close to finishing the t-shirt quilt I’m making for my friend Elyse. Eight more seams.

Tshirt Quilt

I’m making Cheesy Zucchini Enchiladas for dinner tonight.

Some friends are getting married this weekend at IAO. I think an art gallery would be a cool venue to get married at, so I’m looking forward to seeing how everything looks, and the fun time celebrating with friends!

Revolve
Source: IAOgallery.org via Flickr

My grandma was telling me about her garden and a book she got, Lasagna Gardening. So I’m going to pick up a copy from the library on the way home for some light weekend reading.

Lasagna Gardening

Have a good one!

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

2 Oct

Nate’s birthday was last week, so for his birthday dessert I whipped up these crunchy peanut butter cups by the Blue-Eyed Bakers. They were surprisingly fast and easy. The peanut butter mixture really tasted like store bought ones even. A lot of people in the comments said they had trouble with the chocolate setting so I did half the milk amount, but other than that I followed the recipe!

Cookie/Oreo/Fudge/Brownie Bars

7 May

We have a great little tradition in my department at work where we take turns bring treats to staff meeting. So on Monday every other week it’s someone’s job to bring a treat. Today is my day.

I recently had a really delicious chocolate chip cookie, oreo, fudge, brownie dessert at a birthday party, and decided it was a good dessert to share with my co-workers. I searched around the internet and found several similar recipes, but here’s what I did.

Cookie/Oreo/Fudge/Brownie Bars

Ingredients
Box of chocolate chip cookie mix (plus the ingredients called for on the box)
Box of brownie mix (family size) (plus the ingredients called for on the box)
Package of Double Stuffed Oreos
Jar of hot fudge

Directions
1. Mix up the cookie dough as directed and spread it in the bottom of a parchment paper lined 9×13 pyrex
2. Put down a layer of Oreos
3. Spread with a knife some hot fudge over the Oreos (I probably used 1/3 of a jar)
4. Mix up the brownie batter (I just used the bowl from the cookies) as directed and spread it over everything else
5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes

Several of the recipes I found had you make homemade cookie dough or brownie batter which I’m sure would make this even better, but if you don’t want to spend too much time in the hot kitchen the boxes made this really quick and easy.

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