I'm doing a double post today, combining Foodie Friday hosted at Designs by Gollum and Show & Tell hosted by Kelli at No Place Like Home.
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Every October when I take my grands to the Pumpkin Patch we like to all make a little something special in the kitchen when we get home. This usually involves making something autumn-like or something really goofy.
This past year we made what we called Funny Cheese Faces. These were basically just refrigerator biscuits rolled out to 3 1/2 inch circles, layered with two or three types of cheese, decorated, then baked.
When they were finished baking I plated them on top of little cardboard toes that I drew free-hand and the girls colored. They are simple and delicious. I modified the recipe from one in the Pillsbury Children's Choice Cookbook. They all decided they wanted them filled with just cheese instead of the ham mixture called for in the original recipe. You can read about the cookbook here, and check out a cookie recipe from the same cookbook here.
Kylie's funny face......looks like she used black olives for hair, green olives for the eyes, a sweet banana pepper for the nose, chopped pimento for her mouth, and mild yellow pepper rings for hoop earrings.
This is Christian's little freckle face. She too used olives for eyes, but she gave hers eyebrows out of black olives......a big banana pepper nose, yellow pepper rings for lips, and of course pimentos for those cute freckles.
Kenedee wanted to create a monster face and I think she succeeded, didn't she? Not sure exactly what all is on this one, but she had a plan and she stuck to it! Anyone who knows Kenedee gets it! :)
Fiona said her funny face was asleep. And look at those rosy olive cheeks. Here's how to make them........ Ingredients 1 can of large refrigerated biscuits
2 or 3 kinds of sliced cheeses
(use 2 or three of any kinds you like)
Various olives, sweet peppers, pimentos, pickles
(anything you think would make cute face features)
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Separate dough into individual biscuits and roll each into 3 1/2 inch rounds. Place half of them on ungreased cookie sheet. Cut cheese slices into quarters and layer as you like on the rounds. Place another round on top but do not seal. Decorate each face and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. These make a great little supper when combined with bowls of tomato or chicken noodle soup! Dessert was another fun and simple recipe
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pizza
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cups flour
2 cups miniature marshmallows
6 oz. package (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, butter , peanut butter, vanilla and egg; blend well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour. Press dough evenly over bottom of 12 or 14 inch pizza pan, forming a rim along the edge.