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Beach Party Pearl Cookies

These cookies are not actually made, as much as they are compiled. However, if you need a cute dessert for a summertime party, but don’t have much time, these cookies might be the solution you’re looking for.

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The shopping – or ingredient – list to make one dozen cookies is a walk on the beach-easy:

2 dozen cookies – I found these almond flavored shell-shaped cookies at Dollar Tree.

24 tablespoons (or 1 1/2 cups) flavor-compatible frosting – homemade or not

1 dozen candies – Sixlettes, M&Ms, gumdrops, etc.

Pipe or drop about two tablespoons of frosting on the flat side of one half of the total cookies, being a little more generous with the frosting near the front of the cookie.

Place the second, unfrosted cookie on top of the first, on an angle <  like a clam shell.

Using the tips of your fingers, or kitchen tongs/tweezers, place one candy inside the cookie, resting in the thick frosting. The idea is to make it look as if there is a pearl inside each cookie sandwich.

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I used a few additional ingredients to create what I envisioned as individual aquariums – but the end result left plenty of room for improvement!

Using individual plastic cups, attempt to stuff edible blue Easter grass inside said cups. Divide the S’mores variety of Goldfish cookies into one dozen fairly equal portions, and tuck, poke, and shake the fish evenly-ish into blue grass filled cups.

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Top the cups, now overflowing with wild edible blue Easter grass, with one clam cookie.

Wrap each cup with plastic wrap – telling yourself that the plastic wrap makes it look kinda-sorta like an aquarium. In truth, it does little else than contain the out of control Easter grass and prevent those little S’mores fishes from S’mimming away and all over the floor!

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And there you have it – a mini-aquarium complete with ocean, fish, and a clam bearing a pearl!

Happy Summer!

I is for Ices

When the sun scorches and the breeze is nothing more than moving dust, the following recipe can be relied upon to bring some much needed blizzard-cold refreshment.

(It is also a perfect ending to a rich meal, or a light lunch.)

Lemon IceIces Lemons

3 cups water

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind

3/4 cup lemon juice

Bring water to a rolling boil.

Add sugar, stirring until completely dissolved. Remove from heat, allow to cool.

When cool, add lemon rind and juice.

Ices Ingredients

Ices Lemon Frozen

Freeze in metal tray or bowl – or cake pan.

To serve, use fork to shave ice, scoop into cold individual serving dishes – serve immediately.

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