S’mores cream cheese ball

 

I got this incredibly tasty recipe from a blog called Chef in Training.

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We often have potlucks at our office and this one was particularly my favorite. It was for all the new employees that were starting, and we all had to bring different dips! There was a vegan 7 layer dip, buffalo chicken dip and my favorite a rueben dip. Everyone did a super great job, but of course I had to deliver with a sweet dip! I searched and searched and searched Pinterest for this guy. Finally when I found my recipe it turned out to be way easier than I thought it was going to be. It doesn’t save that great for leftovers, but there wasn’t too much left over. There recipe used graham crackers, but I decided to throw in some Nilla Wafers for dipping as well. Honestly anything is good with this amount of sugar and marshmallow! You cannot go wrong… Enjoy!
Ingredients
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup powdered sugar
1 cup mini marshmallows
½ cup marshmallow crème
1 cup mini chocolate chips
OUTER COATING
½ cup graham cracker crumbs
¼ mini chocolate chips
¼ cup marshmallow bits
Instructions
  1. In medium bowl combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, mini marshmallows, marshmallow creme and 1 cup mini chocolate chips. Beat until well combined.
  2. Form soft ball and place in a container for 10 minutes in the freezer.
  3. While cheese ball is setting, combine graham crackers, chocolate chips and marshmallow bits on a large plate and mix.
  4. Remove cheese ball and roll in graham cracker mixture.
  5. Refrigerate for it least ½ hour and server with graham crackers.

Stained Glass Angel

Unfortunately this post does not pertain to food, but it was one of the craziest days in my dental hygiene career. I had this woman come into my office and I was about to clean her teeth and she started telling me about her life, and no I did not keep my instruments in her mouth and ask her questions expecting her to talk with a mouth full (a hygienist guilty pleasure).
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This patient was honestly an angel, and I am going to call her that in this blog because I feel she deserves the title. She was dying of cancer and literally everything made her sick, she was about 100 pounds soaking wet. Her first husband past away from a heart attack, then their son died in a tragic car accident, while her next husband past of a brain tumor. She was remarried again and the tragedies of her loved ones lied in the work she did with stain glass.
This angel had a beautiful beautiful gift of creating stained glass art. She told me of stories where people had come to her wanting her stained glass art, although they had never met. God was near she would say. One story, she was at work and suddenly a man came in looking scruffy and slightly rough around the edges. He said he was looking for said woman and proceeded to ask if she could create him a stained glass window of Jesus at the Last Supper. She was baffled and had no clue who this man was, with her mouth open she felt this brush of warmth over her shoulder, God reminding her he was there, and then she knew. She knew in her deepest of being that He had sent this biker dude from afar.
She agreed and days later when he returned to collect the piece. He told her he was told in a dream to come find her, he was told she was a magnificent artist and she could make this beautiful creation in the name of God.
I’m not sure if this beautiful angel is still among us on earth, but what I do know is she touched my heart that day and gave me a feeling that I will never, ever forget.

-G