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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sprinkledoodles {on a stick}

How fun would these rainbow sprinkle cookies be for St. Patty's Day?  Cookies on a stick are a fun tradition in our family and the kids go crazy for them.  Especially this colorful version!  Really they can be adapted to any holiday/season by changing up your sprinkles.  They are perfect for parties or gifting.  They package up nicely and transport easily.  Our mom used to bring them to school on our birthdays.  They are happiness on a stick.

These cookies can be summed up in 6 simple steps:
1) Start with a snickerdoodle cookie dough base.  2) Roll in your favorite sprinkles.  3) Insert popsicle sticks and flatten slightly.  5) Bake until they begin to set up.  6) Be the coolest mom/neighbor/friend ever!

Quick tip on the sprinkles:  you can often ask for seasonal sprinkles at your local bakery and they will sell any amount you need to you in a little tub super inexpensively!  We have tried this successfully at both Smith's/Kroger and Wal-mart.  

Is it wrong (or lame?) that this gif is so fun for me to watch?

Sprinkledoodles {on a stick}


1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 ¾ cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Popsicle sticks


Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and mix until well combined. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350. Roll into balls (about golf ball sized). Roll each ball in sprinkles. Insert popsicle sticks about halfway into cookie dough balls. Place on a lined baking sheet. Gently press each cookie with a glass or other flat surface.

Bake until edges begin to set up, about 8-10 minutes.


I safely can bake 6 cookies per sheet (11x17 pan) - golf ball size is much bigger than most cookies I do. And since you don’t want the cookies running into the other popsicle sticks as they spread and bake is a good reason to bake fewer per sheet. Arrange the sticks and cookies so they don’t spread into each other.
Recipe Source:

A Leesh and Lu original, by Lu. Originally posted on

Pinnable image

Friday, February 19, 2016

Greek Chicken Pita Pockets

Have you ever tried making pita bread? Lu and I have both given it a try recently and maybe I'm easily entertained, but it was so thrilling watching it puff up to form those pockets.  But whether or not you make your own pita bread isn't important here.  In fact the bread isn't important in this conversation.  It's merely a vehicle to get the deliciousness that is this chicken salad into your mouth.  

You must try this recipe.  It is light, fresh, filling, and the perfect quick dinner as the weather begins to warm up--or any day really! Click over to OSSS where we're sharing the recipe and grab the printable.  You won't regret it!

P.S.  This dressing from Sprouts is amazing!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mini S'mores

Everything is cuter in a miniature version, right?  These little guys are no exception.  Some might argue that s'mores are a thing of summer, but I would argue that these are exactly what February needs.  These cuties are perfectly packable and would make awesome Valentine's day goodies for someone you love.

Plus, they are super fun and fast to make and a great project to keep little hands busy.
Break apart your grahams.  Add some mini mallows.

Pop them under your broiler on low for 30 seconds to 2 minutes.  

When they are golden brown, pull them out... 

...and top with another graham cracker piece.

Melt some chocolate and dip away!

Garnish with sprinkles, nuts, toasted coconut, or whatever your little heart desires.  Let the chocolate set up then package them up for the lucky recipients! 

 Quick little tip: an inexpensive way to buy sprinkles is at a grocery store bakery. These 8 oz containers are $1.98 at my Walmart.  They usually have a better variety of seasonal/holiday sprinkles at the bakery, too.



Mini S’mores


Graham crackers, each sheet broken into 4 individual crackers
Miniature marshmallows
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tablespoon coconut oil or shortening


Preheat your broiler to low.  Lay half of the graham crackers, dimple side down, on a baking sheet.  Top each cracker with 3 miniature marshmallows.  Broil on low for 30 seconds to 2 minutes (time will vary by oven, but watch them closely while they’re in there.  It won’t take long.  When the marshmallows are puffy and golden brown, remove them and quickly top them with the remaining graham crackers.  Press each one down until the sticky insides of the marshmallow begin to ooze.  The stickiness will help the top crackers stay put.  

In a small microwave safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips and the coconut oil or shortening in 30 second increments until they can be stirred smooth.  (It should only take about 1 minute.  Be careful not to overheat the chocolate or it will seize up.)  Dip one end of each graham cracker marshmallow sandwich into the melted chocolate.  Set on waxed paper or a sheet of parchment.  Add sprinkles or other garnishes, if desired.  Allow the chocolate to set up before serving.  

Recipe Source:

My cousin, Emma.
Originally posted on