01 September 2010

Cookies and Cream Sammies

{It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe, but I’m back! And now, I’ve folded Laurie’s Food Files into my main blog, Scene of the Grime, hence the new blog header. You can still access my recipes by going to http://lauriesfoodfiles.blogspot.com or you can go to http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com and click on the FOOD FILES button. Either way, I love to have you come visit me in my creative kitchen!}

Want a quick and easy idea for a fun family dessert? How about this:

cookie sammies

What you need:

Ice cream (any flavor)

Cookies (homemade or store-bought soft cookies)

What you do:

1-Set your ice cream out for a few minutes and let it soften.

2-Scoop a small amount of ice cream out and place it on a cookie turned upside down.

3-Now place another cookie (right side up) on top and gently press down.

4-Wrap cookie in wax paper. Put all wrapped cookies in a freezer bag and store in freezer.

5-After dinner, take out your sammies and serve with a smile!

This recipe will be saved in my Food Files for your convenience. {This post may be linked to blog parties on my linkies page.}

Hugs and Yums, Laurie

06 August 2010

Caramel-Glazed Peaches & Pineapple Cobbler

quotePlato said this, and I have to agree!

Well, out of the “necessity” of my wish to make a dessert for my parents using only the contents I had on hand, the Caramel-Glazed Peaches & Pineapple Cobbler was “invented!”

caramel cobbler caramel cobbler2

Ingredients: 3/4 stick butter, 1-1/2 cup milk, 1-1/2 cup flour, and 1-1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 can pineapple chunks (drained), 1/2 can peach slices (not drained)

Directions:  (1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (2) Place butter in casserole dish (9x13, 8x11, 9” round) and put in oven to melt. (3) Mix milk, flour and sugar in a separate bowl. There will be a few lumps. (4) Take dish out of oven. Pour mixture into dish. Do not mix with butter, just pour over it. (5) Now, put pineapple and peach slices into dish, again not stirring in. (6) I usually pour the peach “juice” in as well, again not mixing. (7) To “glaze” the cobbler, I drizzled caramel ice cream syrup over the top of the dish. I added some more caramel about 1/2 way through baking. (8) Bake in oven for about 30 minutes, until top is starting to get brown and crusty.

The results? Yum-dilly-icious! It was a flavorful, scrumptious dessert! Oh cobblers, I love you, I do, I do. {This post may be linked to blog parties in my sidebar.}

Yums & Hugs, Laurie

14 July 2010

So Easy Fuji Apple Cobbler (A 1-1-1 Recipe)

Dollar General never ceases to amaze me! Today, I found the following:

fuji app canI love, love Fuji apples – have you tried them? So, I was thrilled to find some Fuji apple pie filling for $1 at DoGen. They really have unique canned food items, check em out!

Anyway, I used a simple 1-1-1 recipe to make a cobbler using this yummy filling. I call it 1-1-1 because it helps me remember the ingredients:

  • 1 can filling
  • 3/4 stick butter/margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • cinnamon-sugar to taste

I microwaved the butter to melt it right in the 9-inch round glass casserole dish I used to bake the cobbler in. Then, I mixed up the sugar, flour, and milk in a separate bowl. Once it’s mixed (you’ll have some lumps, that’s okay), I poured the mixture into the casserole dish, right over the melted butter. Do not mix the mixture and butter together – just pour it in and leave it. Last, pour the apple filling in and, again, do NOT mix it in. Bake the dish in a 350 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes, until the crust is browning on top. (Another thing you can do is, when the crust is starting to solidify in the over, you can pull the rack out and sprinkle a cinnamon-sugar mixture over the top, then push the dish back in to finish baking.)

Here’s the finished dish:

fuji cobblerOh, goodness, was it yummy!!!! You can use this recipe with any fruit or fruit filling and it is easy to double for a 9”x13” size dish/pan. I’ve made dozens of peach cobblers (using canned peach slices) using the 1-1-1 (or 2-2-2) recipe and people always love them!

Hugs & Yums, Laurie

12 July 2010

Bountiful Bermuda!

We just returned from a wonderful extended family adventure to Bermuda! What a blessing to travel together and get along and see new and different things!!! I wanted to give you an idea of some of the foods we enjoyed and observed on the island.
We enjoyed visiting many pubs on our trip: Hog Penny, Flanagan’s and the famous Swizzle Inn!
FISH AND CHIPS                                  BANGERS AND MASH
The kids lived on these:
Bermuda is known for two special drinks: the Dark ‘n’ Stormy and the…
RUM SWIZZLE – I didn’t try this, but it is a verrry famous drink in Bermuda that some of the fam slurped up!


RUM AND GINGER ICE CREAM – I tried this and loved it! Ginger is almost as popular in Bermuda as rum. They even have Ginger Beer there.
An interesting food fact about Bermuda is that the food is un-be-liev-ably ex-pen-sive!!!!! A loaf of bread can cost $11!!!! Drinks cost $5. The average home is $1.6 million. We heard all this from a Bermudian citizen. Can you believe? Unreal!
So, we had a wonderful, memorable trip…but, in the end, foodwise it was great to get home to…

Yay for American food prices!!! Now I’ll be much more appreciative of them! Ha!
Hugs & Yums, Laurie

08 July 2010

Shades of Summer Cookies

Hi! I was making some dippy cookies the other day and I came up with a new twist! In the Wintertime, I’m planning to call them Cocoa & Cream Cookies, but since we’re in the midst of summer heat right now, I’m calling them Shades of Summer Cookies – as in the shades of no tan to a little tan to a dark and luscious tan! Heehee!
misc 003Vanilla or chocolate? You don’t have to choose with these delicious dessert cookies! I’ve taken storebought oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies (of course you could make your own!) and dipped one side in meltable vanilla candy coating and the other in chocolate candy coating - yummalectable!!
Now, you could also use food coloring to turn your vanilla coating different colors and dip them that way as well, to coordinate with an event, party decor, etc. There’s no limit to the possibilities! Have fun!
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Hugs & Yums, Laurie