Peanut Butter Patties Stuffed Cookies

The first time I saw Picky-Palate’s Orea Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies I knew I wanted to try them. But time went by and I never had the chance to bake them. They just sat in the back of mind taunting me.

Then the Girl Scouts started selling their cookies and as soon as I saw the Girl Scouts Peanut Butter Patties I knew I had to stuff them in these cookies à la Picky Palate. I love Oreos but just the thought of peanut butter and chocolate inside a peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie – you can’t beat that.

One thing you may not know about me is I cannot have an opened box of Girl Scout cookies in the house. Seriously, if they are open I feel like I have to eat them.  It’s insane! I planned these cookies so that I could make them for my family on my next trip home. The night before I left, I dutifully made them and allowed myself to eat just half of one.

These cookies are HUGE! I adapted the recipe to cut it down to make 11 cookies (or 12 if you don’t over stuff like I did), added the chocolate and peanut butter chips combo – and of course the Girl Scout cookies. These are ridiculously good.  Thanks Jenny for creating these insane bites of deliciousness!

Peanut Butter Patties Stuffed Cookies

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Do Us A Flavor! Would you eat a Jalapeno, Tomatillo and Ranch @Lays Chip?

When I think back on how many food-related little habits I got from my dad, it makes me smile. One of those is having Lay’s Potato Chips with a hot dog and dipping the chips in mustard. Have you tried this combo yet? If not, you need to get on it!. The flavor combo is something you wouldn’t expect to work but it does.  It just tastes so good and brings a smile to my face just thinking about it.

What flavors do you think should be paired together with chips? This is your chance to have your very own potato chip made with your special flavor! Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor” contest is now open and they are inviting you to submit a flavor combination for a possible new Lay’s Chip! As if having your own flavor wasn’t enough,  there is a $1 million grand prize for the best potato chip flavor idea. Head on over to the contest site at to see official rules and submit your flavor combo with the city and state your inspiration comes from for the chip. You can also enter via Twitter (follow @Lays for details), through the Lay’s Facebook Page or by texting FLAVOR to CHIPS (24477). Four finalists will be chosen and America will vote for their favorite flavor.  Hurry, you have until March 30, 2015 to enter.

I already know what my combination would be. Being Hispanic, my family had Mexican food so often growing up that even today it is my first choice for eating out. There is an abundance of flavors that can be combined for any Mexican dish but this is my favorite right now.

Jalapeno Tomatillo and Ranch Chips

Over the holidays, my sister and I got together with a couple of cousins in Round Rock, Texas for lunch. We went to a Mexican restaurant where they serve the most amazing dip – a Creamy Jalapeño Ranch Dip. Hello! And I’m not even a big fan of jalapeños but this combo was the most amazing thing ever.

 Lays Yolanda and Denise    Lays Diane and Colleen







The first time my cousin told me I had to try it I was like, uh no thanks but then when it was sitting in front of me I couldn’t pass it up. And then I couldn’t stop eating it! So when we got together again I picked the location because I wanted that dip and I wanted my sister to try it. Sometimes you just have flavor combos that call to you. This one definitely did. I think the special touch is that they add tomatillos to the dip too. I can remember my dad using tomatillos in several dishes he would make when I was growing up.

What do you think of my Lay’s flavor combo of jalapeños, tomatillos and ranch dressing? Go enter yours!

Lays Jalapeno and Tomatillos

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Banana Cream Pie Dip

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Pavlova with Balsamic Strawberries and Cream Dessert

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Skillet S’mores Brownies for Two

Skillet Brownie S'mores  a la mode @addicted2recipe

My sister took her family out to eat last weekend and my niece came home and talked about the dessert they had. It was a S’mores pazookie but she didn’t really feel like it was representative of a s’mores. And my niece knows s’mores. So I told her how I would do it and she […]

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Filet Mignon for One

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I love me some beef. But I don’t eat it all that often, mostly for special occasions. You know, like the beginning of a show or a holiday for loved ones. Just because I’m single doesn’t mean I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. But I usually shower my love on my sweethearts – my niece and […]

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Honey Maple Chicken Wings

Honey Maple Chicken Wings

Woah. I can’t believe I forgot to share these chicken wings with you! I made them for a Super Bowl get together but please do not wait until next year’s Big Game to make these crispy suckers. I would eat them any time at all. In fact, I’ll probably make them for the start of […]

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Thin Mints Chocolate Mousse

Thin Mints Chocolate Mousse in Mason Jars @addicted2recipe

Yes, it’s another recipe for a dessert in a mason jar. But you’ll forgive me, right? So I went to a Girl Scout event last year where they served nothing but desserts made from Girl Scout Cookies. Genius! Genius, I tell ya. After that event, of course I had to make something for Valentine’s Day […]

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Nutella, Strawberry and Banana Waffles

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So I’m heading to Walt Disney World at the end of the month for a food blogging conference. I have my list of favorite things I want to see and do but my real to-do list includes food. I’ve been researching Instagram posts and blogs to see what the must eat places are while I […]

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