Sunday, June 12, 2011

Rebecca's Divine Toll House Smores

this is from Cre8tive Compass dot com...

I am having a BBQ followed by a Beach Dessert made with Nestlé® yummy chocolate and Walmart Ice Cream called

Rebecca's Divine Toll House Smores

 Rebecca's Divine Toll House Smores with Nestlé Chocolate

A few weeks ago I went to The Walmart Ice Cream Social and shared that story with you. (photo at right) #theicecreamsocial

I mentioned that the ice cream social inspired me to hold an old fashioned barbecue with ice cream dessert on the beach. I am so lucky to live on Amelia Island in Florida.

I am all about doing it up right you know. I was just going to create a little graphic for this BBQ with Beach Dessert event when I came across this cute FREE printable from Nicole at Wonderful Joy Ahead blog. It really set the tone for my outdoor BBQ picnic with Beach Dessert....so I saved myself some time designing one.

i altered the colors of the original flyer[

While I was at the Walmart Ice Cream Social, I decided to shop for the items for my BBQ. I bought these:

Edy’s Slow Churned Vanilla Ice Cream, yummy Nestlé Nesquik Chocolate Syrup and creamy Reddi-Wip. I also bought chicken, corn, watermelon along with Nestlé mini Chocolate Chips, marshmallows and other miscellaneous items. I did not intend to buy much when I went, but I sure came home with a trunk full.



We grilled the chicken and corn along with a few green onions. I like to be effecient, so we grill pork chops at the same time for a later meal!!! Aren't I clever?

the main dish is grillin' with corn and green onions

But the WOW part of this meal was the Beach Dessert...Rebecca's Divine Toll House Smores....



You can't stand still and eat them they are so delicious...We made these on the beach at night after the BBQ. How fun is that? I carried the pre-made ice cream cookies in a cooler. We toast marshmallows over the flame of a Tiki Torch because we can't build a fire on our beach. Then we eat as many as we can!!!

roasting marshmallows by tiki torch...i need that firepit!!![

A little video 0of how I make Rebecca's Divine Toll House Smores....





If you want to make some...here is what you will need:

Ingredients

A batch of Nestlé Toll House Cookies (recipe below)
(if you are not a baker you can use the ready to bake version)
Edy’s Slow Churned Vanilla Ice Cream softened
Nestlé Nesquik Chocolate Syrup
Nestlé Semi-Sweet Mini Morsels
Marshmallows
Optional Reddi-Wip

Directions

Mix chocolate morsels into the ice cream. Put in freezer until ready to assemble.

Place a cookie bottom up on plate. Squirt some Nestlé Nesquik Chocolate Syrup on the cookie. Place a scoop of ice cream on top of chocolate. Cover with another cookie.

What makes them smores is the addition of a roasted marshmallow just before eating!!! YUMMM!!!

We sometimes put the cookie in a bowl with more ice cream and squirt more Nestlé Nesquik Chocolate Syrup on top and Reddi-Wip too...just for extra sinful deliciousness.

Original NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe from Nestlé

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 9 minutes Cooling Time: 15 minutes cooling
Servings: 60 cookies (5 dozen)

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts

Directions


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.



You should know…this post was inspired by a campaign with Nestlé for Collective Bias. I was compensated for my time but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own and my guests. I only recommend products or services I stand behind and believe my readers will enjoy. I was not required to write a positive review. #theicecreamsocial  @NestleUSA @Walmart

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kickin' Up MY Heels Art Card

A really cute art card to use as a congratulations greeting. I live in Florida, so flamingos are a beautiful thing to see. I created this on digitally...


I used a combination of paint brushes and erasers to color the bird after I stamped it on a white piece of paper and scanned it into PhotoShop.

This is Viva Las Vegastamps stamp 5167...

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