Mint Ice Cream with Chocolate Pieces (Mint Chocolate Chip) with Bonus Ice Cream Sandwich Idea

Is it okay for me to share another half-recipe with you? And an ice cream one when it is cool weather season? I hope so, because that is what you are getting today.

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Chicken Salad with Dried Cranberries and Walnuts

I am so proud of my husband K. Or maybe proud of myself. When we were first together, there were lots of things K and I did differently. Some is culture, some is personality, and some is just having different families. It has been fun blending our ideas, even when we disagree at times. I have talked before about how he wasn’t a big fan of leftovers as a dinner. Well, post baby, that has certainly changed. Leftovers are welcome almost any day (although we get tired of them, too, and definitely throw in new meals). Another dinner idea we disagreed on was a cold meal. It turns out, he either just needed some time to consider it more, or maybe it wasn’t a big deal in the first place? I proposed an idea for our leftover chicken meat: chicken salad sandwiches. I said it was okay if he wasn’t interested. Recently, at a friend’s party, we had chicken salad sandwiches with fruit and nuts in them. He hadn’t tried it that way before, and loved them. So, I was given the go-ahead…the only stipulation was that we serve it on toasted rolls (no complaints here).

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Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream Sandwiches

All I wanted was a s’more spin-off sandwich. I left off the chocolate (you can add in a piece of a chocolate bar on your sandwich, or use some chocolate syrup) to better taste the marshmallow flavor. Well, the stove and I had a disagreement but afterwards I had a super yummy new flavor. Oh, and yes, those are homemade graham crackers (super yummy!).

This recipe was full of woe, and it all centered around the toasted marshmallows. I am here to help you get through it as well. To be honest, it is a pretty simple task once you learn a few rules. These pretty marshmallows taste good but became super dangerous just a minute later.

Good toasted marshmallows that turned bad…

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Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

This was the recipe that prompted me to start this blog.  I always liked to take progress pictures and “finished product” pictures, but I never really did much other than post some on Facebook.  I was about halfway into this recipe and thought, “what if I tried to take more pictures and then posted about it?”.  I thought it would be nice to have a journal of what I’ve made so I can look back and learn from old mistakes, see what modifications I made/suggested, and also to share with people who are also interested in cooking.

Silpat and parchment both worked well

One of my favorite foods is peanut butter.  I love it in desserts, in meals, and just out of the jar.  A lot.  If I am hungry, and it’s not mealtime yet, you will usually find me with a spoon in the jar.  My husband teases me for it, but it keeps me from getting cranky!  I keep one jar for eating out of, and one for public uses.  Ha!  And on a second note, peanut butter with chocolate . . . oooh boy, you have my attention!

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