Sunday, September 9, 2012

S'more Pie- Shannon, Ariana, and Michaela

Rating: ***


1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
6 tablespoons butter
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups mini marshmallows


Melt butter. Mix butter with graham crumbs and sugar. Press into pie tin.Heat dutch oven to about 350 degrees.Cover graham crust with layer of chocolate chips.Cook in D.O. for about 5 minutes to melt chips.Cover chocolate chips completely with layer of mini-marshmallows.Cook in D.O. for about 10 minutes.Check every 5 minutes until marshmallows are brown.Carefully remove pie tin and set to cool. If you can set it in snow or shallow cold water, it will cool the crust faster.Serves 8, but they'll want more.

Hints: We placed 8 coals beneath the oven, and 13 on top, this worked well.
We also added a bit more butter than recommended, and it helped the crust stick better.
If we were to do it again, we wouldve added more marshmallows.

Otherwise, great recipe! Enjoy!

"S'more Pie Dutch Oven Recipe." S'more Pie Dutch Oven Recipe. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 June 2012.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Fruit Rolls

Easy Fruit Rolls 

Recipe rating: ***** delicious I will make this food for any occasion


1 package of any Jell-O packet you have.
1 jar any flavor applesauce (used as the base of the fruit roll)

You can flavor your fruit rolls with fresh pureed fruit, powdered flavored gelatin, or with coconut or nuts. (Get creative!) Just mix it in or sprinkle on top before drying.
Spray a fruit roll sheet (lightly) with any type of cooking spray. Place several tablespoons of applesauce on a fruit roll sheet, to make small roll-ups. Spread to 1/4 thickness, so they’re about 4" in diameter. You can fit 6-8 on a fruit roll sheet, depending on how large you make them. Then sprinkle on the Jell-O to make it so it sticks together and mix them together well by stirring gently. Place in tray of dehydrator. Dehydrate at 140° for approximately 5-7 hours or until top of fruit roll is tacky. Remove, roll-up and place in a zip-lock bag.
What went successful in this recipe was that it tasted real good and that it was really easy to make.
What I would Change to make it better would be to add more apple sauce next time and also to take out the fruit roll ups off the tray right after I took them out of the dehydrator/oven because when Thomas waited too long to let them cool off he had a very difficult time taking them off the tray so that is definitely something to change next time we make that recipe.
Bibliography: Easy fruit roll ups, web June 18, 2012

Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread – Dutch Oven Recipe
Made by Jessica Livingstone, Meghan Campbell and Fraiser.

Rating ****


Level: EASY

Preparation time: 20 min

Cook time: 35 min

Serves: 6 to 8


  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp  cinnamon
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 packages of Pillsberry Biscuits
  1. Mix the sugars and cinnamon in a ziplock bag.
  2. Split the Biscuits in quarters and coat with the sugars by placing them in the ziplock bag and shaking.
  3. Place biscuits in dutch oven.
  4. Melt the butter and pour over the biscuits.
  5. Cook in dutch oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or untill the biscuits are cooked.
  6. Enjoy!
Notes and hints

  • This recipe was very easy to make and very yummy!
  • We lined the bottom of the oven with foil to make clean up easier.
  • Before placing the butter, we sprinkled the extra sugar over the biscuits to make them extra sweet.
  • We did not put any cinnamon in it but it was still very good!