Monday, July 14, 2008

Baking with Abby

This is Abby, my 8 year old daughter, who loves to be in the kitchen. She also named my blog, after her, of course! The other day I was checking out my daily blogs and Jeanine from The Baking Beauties mentioned that through the Summer, her daughter Abby would be doing segments on Mondays. I really liked this idea and thought I would "borrow" her idea and do the same. The plan is, for each week, I will let one my kids choose a recipe and will post on Mondays. This week was Abby, next will be Blake and the following Shane. I may have a problem with Shane, as he is 13 and spends most of his free time with the lady friend that lives behind us. But, hopefully, he will play along as well. Another kid inspired blog is Cooking with the Kids, hosted by Sabrina and Alex, this brother-sister duo cooks up some great things! Everyday, I am shocked of what they come up with! Now back to Abby.


Abby chose a recipe from the Pink Princess Cookbook by Barbara Beery, Ice Cream Sandwiches made with rice krispie treats. Abby loves this book, and if you have a daughter, she would love it too! Even if you don't have a daughter, you ladies will love it! It is one of my favorites. It brings out the little girl in me. :)
First, Abby sprayed the inside of a large pot with nonstick cooking spray and put in the butter and marshmallows to start melting. Stirring as they melted to combine to 2 ingredients. Then you mix in the rice krispie treats, and a few pink bunny sprinkles to add that pink girly touch.



The finished product!


Abby was excited about how they turned out, and so were her brothers!



Rice Krispie Treat Ice Cream Sandwiches



1/4 cup butter or margarine (do not use soft-spread margarine)

1 (10 oz) bag marshmallows

1 tsp vanilla

6 cups rice krispie cereal

1/2 cup decorating sprinkles (optional)



Ice cream



Spray a large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Melt butter or margarine with marshmallows in pan, stirring often. Stir in vanilla. Add cereal and remove from heat.



Stir together until a large ball begins to form. Add decorating sprinkles, if desired.



Scoop mix into a 9x13 inch pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Flatten; then chill in the refrigerator for 10 -15 minutes. Removed from refrigerator and cut into 2 inch squares. (A trick that we discovered was to let the mixture cool for a few minutes in the pan, and then use your hands to flatten it.)



Put a small scoop of ice cream on top of one square and top with another square. Trim off extra ice cream so it is square. Press together and eat right away, or place in freezer until ready to serve.

12 comments:

Jeanine said...

Love it!!! Wonderful job, Abby! That cookbook sounds like one that my Abby would love. Anything pink & princess-y and she's sold!
So glad we got ya in the kitchen! :) Can't wait to see what the boys come up with.

Mary said...

Ok, I want that cookbook for me! It looks fabulous!

The ice cream sandwiches look really really yummy too. And I love Abby's apron.

Deborah said...

What a fun thing to do with your kids! When I have kids, I'm totally going to do this!

Bryan,Charlotte,and Taylor said...

Abby looks to cute! I think me and Taylor are going to start doing that after the beach and school starts when everything calms down a little! I can't wait to see what the boys come up with! Have fun!

stephchows said...

totally adorable!! hmmm 13 year old boys... yikes! maybe you guys can make pizza :)

Stephanie said...

Abby is absolutely adorable and she made a great choice! I kind of wish I had kids so that I can do something like this too.

giz said...

Abby is really a beautiful young lady. I hope you have good body guards to watch over her - the boys are going to go crazy. I also love that you're doing this with your kids. Stuff that memories are made of. So much so that now my daughter and I share a blog - very special.

Megan said...

How awesome! She is totally adorable and the kids are totally impressed!

And, they want to make the ice cream sandwiches too!

We can't wait to see what your children come up with next!

Pretty soon they will want their own blog!

Katherine Aucoin said...

What a great idea! Your daughter is beautiful and here rice krispie ice cream sandwich looks fantastic!

lilmizlynn said...

Abby is adorable. she reminds me of my niece (in Singapore) who is abt the same age as her.. I want to do this kind of things when I have kids. Looks like fun!!

Megan said...

Love it! I thought about doing a post starring my daughter. I was going to call it "Kellie's Kooken" Sound to corny?
I see the crock pot is out. You must try that crockpot breakfast. It's really good! Talk to ya soon. Last day of vacation. :(

Jaime said...

abby is so cute! those ice cream sandwiches look tasty too

Monday, July 14, 2008

Baking with Abby

This is Abby, my 8 year old daughter, who loves to be in the kitchen. She also named my blog, after her, of course! The other day I was checking out my daily blogs and Jeanine from The Baking Beauties mentioned that through the Summer, her daughter Abby would be doing segments on Mondays. I really liked this idea and thought I would "borrow" her idea and do the same. The plan is, for each week, I will let one my kids choose a recipe and will post on Mondays. This week was Abby, next will be Blake and the following Shane. I may have a problem with Shane, as he is 13 and spends most of his free time with the lady friend that lives behind us. But, hopefully, he will play along as well. Another kid inspired blog is Cooking with the Kids, hosted by Sabrina and Alex, this brother-sister duo cooks up some great things! Everyday, I am shocked of what they come up with! Now back to Abby.


Abby chose a recipe from the Pink Princess Cookbook by Barbara Beery, Ice Cream Sandwiches made with rice krispie treats. Abby loves this book, and if you have a daughter, she would love it too! Even if you don't have a daughter, you ladies will love it! It is one of my favorites. It brings out the little girl in me. :)
First, Abby sprayed the inside of a large pot with nonstick cooking spray and put in the butter and marshmallows to start melting. Stirring as they melted to combine to 2 ingredients. Then you mix in the rice krispie treats, and a few pink bunny sprinkles to add that pink girly touch.



The finished product!


Abby was excited about how they turned out, and so were her brothers!



Rice Krispie Treat Ice Cream Sandwiches



1/4 cup butter or margarine (do not use soft-spread margarine)

1 (10 oz) bag marshmallows

1 tsp vanilla

6 cups rice krispie cereal

1/2 cup decorating sprinkles (optional)



Ice cream



Spray a large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Melt butter or margarine with marshmallows in pan, stirring often. Stir in vanilla. Add cereal and remove from heat.



Stir together until a large ball begins to form. Add decorating sprinkles, if desired.



Scoop mix into a 9x13 inch pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Flatten; then chill in the refrigerator for 10 -15 minutes. Removed from refrigerator and cut into 2 inch squares. (A trick that we discovered was to let the mixture cool for a few minutes in the pan, and then use your hands to flatten it.)



Put a small scoop of ice cream on top of one square and top with another square. Trim off extra ice cream so it is square. Press together and eat right away, or place in freezer until ready to serve.

12 comments:

Jeanine said...

Love it!!! Wonderful job, Abby! That cookbook sounds like one that my Abby would love. Anything pink & princess-y and she's sold!
So glad we got ya in the kitchen! :) Can't wait to see what the boys come up with.

Mary said...

Ok, I want that cookbook for me! It looks fabulous!

The ice cream sandwiches look really really yummy too. And I love Abby's apron.

Deborah said...

What a fun thing to do with your kids! When I have kids, I'm totally going to do this!

Bryan,Charlotte,and Taylor said...

Abby looks to cute! I think me and Taylor are going to start doing that after the beach and school starts when everything calms down a little! I can't wait to see what the boys come up with! Have fun!

stephchows said...

totally adorable!! hmmm 13 year old boys... yikes! maybe you guys can make pizza :)

Stephanie said...

Abby is absolutely adorable and she made a great choice! I kind of wish I had kids so that I can do something like this too.

giz said...

Abby is really a beautiful young lady. I hope you have good body guards to watch over her - the boys are going to go crazy. I also love that you're doing this with your kids. Stuff that memories are made of. So much so that now my daughter and I share a blog - very special.

Megan said...

How awesome! She is totally adorable and the kids are totally impressed!

And, they want to make the ice cream sandwiches too!

We can't wait to see what your children come up with next!

Pretty soon they will want their own blog!

Katherine Aucoin said...

What a great idea! Your daughter is beautiful and here rice krispie ice cream sandwich looks fantastic!

lilmizlynn said...

Abby is adorable. she reminds me of my niece (in Singapore) who is abt the same age as her.. I want to do this kind of things when I have kids. Looks like fun!!

Megan said...

Love it! I thought about doing a post starring my daughter. I was going to call it "Kellie's Kooken" Sound to corny?
I see the crock pot is out. You must try that crockpot breakfast. It's really good! Talk to ya soon. Last day of vacation. :(

Jaime said...

abby is so cute! those ice cream sandwiches look tasty too