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HELLO AGAIN EVERYBODY! I WANTED TO START OFF WITH AN APOLOGY!!!!!! SOOOOOOORRRRRRRYYYYYY I HAVENT BEEN POSTING! CAN I SAY… BUSY LIFE!

This next recipe I saw on one of my favorite food shows “The Pioneer Woman” I love Ree Drummond (you can find her on Food Network @ 1:00 pm). As soon as I saw this recipe I thought of my littlest brother! I do babysit him once and awhile, and involve him in really fun and creative things. Last week I baked my version of the best chocolate chip muffins with him. Most of the time he likes to smash, break, run, and jump all day, but when I can find an activity for him to do with me it’s a win win!  I am always being careful of the sharp and hot things when I am cooking with him. Now, here is one of my favorite snack time desserts of all time, inspired by Ree Drummond! I would like to introduce you to the: PANINI ELVIS SMASH

INGREDIENTS:

-Nutella (enough to spread over one slice of bread)

-Marshmallow Fluff (you are going to think I’m crazy!) (enough to spread over one slice of bread)

-Peanut Butter (enough to spread over one slice of bread)

-1 Sliced Banana (preferably cut the same width of the others to make the sandwich even)

-2 pieces of Sourdough Bread

-2 Tablespoons of butter to spread on the outside of both sides of the bread




DIRECTIONS:

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  1. spread the Nutella onto half of the slice of sourdough bread.

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2. spread the PB (peanut butter) onto the other half of the bread. Then place the evenly sliced bananas onto the half with Nutella.

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3. Place the buttered bread onto the 350 degrees Panini press. Press the Panini top and let it grill for about 3-5 minute. (If you do not have a Panini press you can also do it on a griddle.)

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4. slice in half with a serrated knife. Serve hot. ENJOY!!!!

tips:

If you butter one side of the bread, and then put that side on the griddle. Then butter the other side while it is on the griddle…… it makes it a lot less messier!

Here is the other version of the Panini with strawberries which is my favorite FROM Ree Drummond:

USE THE EXACT SAME AMOUNT OF EACH INGREDIENT JUST WITH THE NEW INGREDIENTS!

-Nutella

-Marshmallow Fluff

-strawberries

-sourdough

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I Love you,

Alle Ploeger

“Cooking is like love; it should be entered into abandon or not at all.”

-Julia Child

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First Post

Howdy everyone! My name is Alle and I am so excited to be starting this blog… and even more so- I am thrilled to share my recipes with you!

My first recipe I’m sharing with you all is…….

M & Mmmm Munchies:

~ 2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour

~1 teaspoon (tsp) sea salt

~1/2 tsp Baking Soda

~2 sticks (16 Tablespoons) Unsalted Butter, melted AND an additional 1 teaspoon of soft butter to grease the dish.

~1 cup Brown Sugar

~1/2 cup White Sugar

~ 2 Eggs

~1 Tbs Vanilla (preferably homemade) 🙂

~1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter…. unless you like crunchy ;).  (If you have someone with a peanut allergy, you can leave this ingredient out and it will still turn out great)

~1 (10.8 oz) bag of Mini M&M’ss


1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees

2) Grease 8×8 pan with butter. Set aside


TIP: PLACE A ZIPLOCK BAG OVER YOUR HAND GRAB A DAB OF BUTTER AND SPREAD INTO PAN! NO MESS!

3) In a medium bowl, stir together: flour, baking soda, and salt.

4) In a large bowl, cream together  melted butter, sugars, eggs. vanilla, and peanut butter.

5) Add dry ingredients to wet mix until completely combined.

6) Add all M&Ms to dough and stir to combine.

7) Place dough in greased pan and press until even

8) Bake 45-55 minutes-or until golden brown on top.  This might make some yummy darker brown edges…with VERY moist in the middle.  If you want you could bake a little longer, but it won’t be as soft in the middle

9) Cool for approximately 20 minutes, cut into 16 squares.

10) Remove from pan and “plate”

11) ENJOY!!!!

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Keep Baking,

Alle 😉

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