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Add a little Salty & Sweet to your weekend!

Pinterest is so good to us, isn’t she?
I’m totally assuming she’s a girl…she has to be.
Anyway, I use that sweet site for a lot of reasons, but food is high up on the list.
Interestingly, I also pin a boat load of fitness ideas.  
I’ve got problems.  Or, maybe I’m really smart. 
In a perfect world, we should eat what we want in moderation and exercise regularly.
I thought I’d take you into the weekend with three tried and true recipes.
If I’m going down, you’re going down with me.
Isn’t that the way it goes? 
You can visit my SWEET TOOTH BOARD and my STARTERS BOARD for more inspiration.
So, just to clarify.  These recipes don’t follow the #operationzipyourpants commitment.
This picture of the Nutella & Sea Salt fudge does not do this fudge justice.
It is out of this world.  
The salt mixed with the sweet will change your world.
Okay.  I’m exaggerating, but it is gooooood.
Nutella & Sea Salt Fudge
1 tablespoon butter, for greasing pan
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
1 cup nutella, room temp.
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temp.
1/2 teaspoons sea salt

grease your pan with butter
line the bottom of 8X8 pan with parchment paper
mix your sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, chocolate chips, nutella and 3 tbsp butter in a glass bowl.
put the bowl over a double broiler and slowly melt your ingredients.

Pour them into the pan and sprinkle course sea salt over the top.
Put your pan in the fridge for 2 hours.
Take out, cut into cute squares and wow your family and friends.

You wanna know how many times I’ve made these smores bars in the past month?
At least 4 times.
I’ve taken them with a meal to a friend who had a new baby, I’ve made them for dinner guests, for our small group and for my boys and their friends.
They are so easy I can’t stand it, and you won’t be able to either.
Here’s the recipe that I adapted from Pinterest because I needed it to be simpler.
Smores Bars
Refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough 
About 12 flat marshmallows (Have you seen these?  They are perfect)
About 3-4 hershey chocolate bars
Graham crackers
Spray the bottom of a casserole dish (size is up to you..vary the amounts of your ingredients accordingly)
line the bottom of your dish with graham crackers 
put your break apart chocolate chip cookies on top of the graham crackers and flatten them with your palm
add the chocolate bars until they cover the cookie dough
Bake at 350* for 15 minutes, then add your flat marshmallows to the top to brown and melt for about 5 minutes.
Cut into bars when they’ve cooled and serve with a tall glass of ice-cold milk.

My friend Jackie brought this amazing dip to our house for a dinner with college students.
It was a total hit, and you’ll love it!!!
As’re not gonna be able to stop with a handful.
Beer Cheese Dip
 2 packages cream cheese (8oz), softened
1/3 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
1 envelop ranch salad dressing mix
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, beer and dressing until smooth.  Stir in cheddar cheese.
Serve with pretzels.  

Coastal Cottage Dreams - I love Pinterest too! Have found some awesome recipes too! Have a great weekend.

Blondie's Journal - These recipes sound delish! I’ve just discovered how good salt is with sweets, I’m definitely making the fudge! Thanks so much!


slip4 - Thanks for the recipes. Pinterest is indeed a sweeeet girl!

WhiteWhispers2u - These look delicious! Pinterest is my favorite go to place now~Cheers Kim

Mary - say wha? yummmm!
these recipes would definitely be the end of my waistline!
moderation is SO hard for me. :/
xoxo :)
have a GREAT weekend!

Farmgirl Paints - uh none of these look like they would be on my “diet”. girl you are doing me in!! those sea salt fudge bars…GOODNIGHT!!!

Kelli - They all look WONDERFUL!! Yummy. I may be making some smore bars this weekend!:)

kate - Wait …. Where does the salt go in the fudge recipe?! In with the other melt stuff or on top later? Am I missing something?

Jackie at Roots and Wings - That Nutella sea salt fudge will be happening at the Kirsche home in the near future. Oh my.

WhiteWhispers2u - Oh I just want them all now, Delicious! I always love a new recipe~Cheers Kim xox

Lemonade Makin' Mama - I’m closing my eyes… I can’t eat what I don’t see right? LOL

Tiffini - oh my…well I must admit I fell and had two…2!
one yogurtini…thanks to you;)
and a Sonic blast…ugh
these look amazingly yummy:)

charmel tan - I’m addicted to Pinterest too. Its a site full of wonderful ideas to inspire you. Also you can share your own too and meet people with the same interest as you.
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annie - Pinterest…a she? I have to say I never even thought about that, but I must agree she has taken us by storm. It’s pretty addicting, especially when you come up with recipes with nutella and sea salt! yum!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home - YUM! It all looks so delicious! I’m going to have to pin them, and try them!

Tricia - Every single one of these sounds sooo delicious…especially that fudge! Yummy!

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