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Rolo Cracker Cookies — May 4, 2013

Rolo Cracker Cookies

This is how excited I was when making these.
This is how excited I was when making these.

I found this recipe Pinterest (of course) from Recipe by Photo, which linked me to Lick the Bowl Good. This is seriously one of the easiest and fastest recipes–kind of like the pretzel-hershey kiss-m&m snacks (that I’m sure I’ll share eventually, once I make them again). If there are two things I have loved my entire life, they are Rolos and Ritz-type crackers. So this recipe had my name written all over it.

Rolo Cracker Cookies

ingredientsThe ingredients are pretty self-explanatory. You only need Rolos and Ritz crackers. All I could find at the store were Rolo minis, but they worked out well! I also bought wheat crackers to pretend like I was being healthy. It counts, right?

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Place some crackers salty-side down on a foil-lined baking sheet (every time I bake anything like this, I use foil because clean up is so easy!)

step 2 add rolos

3. Put a Rolo in the center of each cracker. If you use the minis, they taste OK with just one, but the flavors are a little better if you use two Rolos. I tried both the first time around, and I think I enjoy eating the fuller ones a bit more. The chocolatey-caramely taste is a little stronger and balances much better with the salty cracker.

4. Bake for 3-5 minutes.

5. Squish down the Rolo(s) with another cracker, salty-side up.

step 4 add second roloTry not to eat all of them before they cool. They are seriously so good! The ones in the center have two mini Rolos, while the ones in the outside row have only one. You can see the chocolate starting to ooze out the side of the center ones. This makes them even yummier.

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Baked Potato Slices — April 30, 2013

Baked Potato Slices

I while ago, I bought some potatoes thinking I would make baked potatoes or mashed potatoes or some other kind of yummy potato deliciousness. But that never happened, and now, my potatoes are ready to be eaten, less they will get thrown away.

Inspired by this recipe picture pinned to my “All Things Potato” board (because, yeah, who doesn’t have an entire board dedicated to potato-related recipes?), I decided to make some baked potato slices:

Sure, they just look like potato slices. But they taste yumtastic!
Sure, they just look like potato slices. But they taste yumtastic!

First, I preheated the oven to 400 degrees. I just guessed at this, and it happened to work out OK. I lined a baking sheet with foil (easiest. clean up. ever!) and sprayed it with some cooking spray. Then I sprinkled the sheet with salt, pepper, and some GrillMates Roasted Garlic and Herb seasoning. I sliced up a potato and arranged them on the sheet. Then,I topped them with a little butter and more salt, pepper, and seasoning.

It took about 18 minutes to get these “done” so that they were a little crispy looking but cut easily with a fork.

We scarfed these down probably a little too quickly. But they were a super easy snack to make and tasted so good, too! Maybe next time I will be a little more inventive with my toppings.