Friday, August 28, 2009

cafe Rachel salad & PIZOOKIES

Ok, so I know you're thinking, "for the love! Another post about this dang pork?!" And believe me, I'm thinking it, too. But I promise this will be the last one because its finally GONE!!! Have you ever eaten at Cafe Rio? Its pretty much one of our fave restaurants, and mostly thanks to their insanely delicious pork salad (that can feed two, by the way, because they are LARGE and in charge). Well, we had the fixings, so I made my mock Cafe Rio - aka Cafe Rachel - salad. No recipe required because I'm sick of writing about this dang pork. Put some lettuce, black beans, brown rice & leftover pork in a bowl...and there you have it! It was delicious, but I'm seriously done with the pork. The End.
And now on to the main event ... Pizookies!
Our good friends Sam and Melissa introduced us to this one. They picked it up from a pizza place in Arizona. The word "pizookie," if you haven't already figured it out, is a combination of "pizza" and "cookie." So already you know its going to be great! You can use any kind of cookie dough, and the only other things you need are ramekin dishes and your favorite flavor of ice cream. I tend to like classics, so I used my mom's chocolate chip cookie recipe (you can find it under cookies on the right side of the page) and vanilla ice cream. The very best part of this dessert is that you eat it right out of the oven. As soon as you pull it out, you drop a scoop of ice cream in the center of your cookie, and it kind of sinks down and starts to melt. The perfect blend of hot & cold!


Your choice of cookie dough
your choice of ice cream

1. cover the bottom of your ramekin dish with cookie dough. about 1/2 cup, but not too much because it will rise quite a bit.
2. cook according to recipe directions, but keep an eye on it. they are done when just golden brown around the edges.
3. pull out of the oven & immediately drop a big scoop of ice cream in the middle.
4. Hold with a dish towel or oven mitt & enjoy every delicious bite!

1 comment:

Rachel the Red said...

LOVED THE PIZZA/COOKIE COMBINATION! OMG SO GOOD!!!! You know the way to my heart is through sugar!

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