Thursday, August 12, 2010

Puttin' IT on the Ritz

The light bulb in my head lit up when I made an interesting discovery today. It's something that had crossed my mind but I'd just shrug the thought away.  So, when I saw Dana implementing it and making it into something great, I knew it'd be worthy of a Thumbs Up. 

Here's a little background info for ya... 
Growing up, my mom ALWAYS stressed the importance of cleaning your plate.  I usually didn't have any problems with that.  And just as the world turns, somethings just never seem to change.  I'm STILL cleaning my plate.  I can't seem to bring myself to trash the left-overs.  Maybe it's me thinking of the poor starving kids in the world OR maybe it's me just loving to eat.  But, as much as I'd like to, I can't eat it all either. 

That being said, I'm left with a fridge on the verge of a left-over EXPLOSION.  You better watch out cause you may just get a BIG'O'TUB of homemade buttercream icing smack you right up-side your head. For some reason, I ALWAYS seem to make more than I need and that's what I'm left with.  LOTS AND LOTS OF SWEET, CREAMY BUTTA.

That's what makes today's little discovery so awesome.  Icing's not just for swirling on a birthday cake anymore.  It also fits perfectly nestled between two buttery Ritz Crackers.  How simple is that?!!  It's a little sweet and a little savory and it sounded so good, I HAD to try it.

So, I reached for the huge tub of icing and made myself a little batch.
Here's my final result with a minor tweak.

No Ritz.  No problem.  Little Keeblers worked just fine.
I popped them in the freezer and, in a matter of minutes, they magically turned into mini frozen treats.

Aren't you tempted?  I sure was. 

No longer will my buttercream sit in the cold, waiting for the next cake order to come in.  With a wink and a smile, I'm putting it to good use right away...


With ♥ Miti
(Thumbs Up Thursday, where AWESOME GREATNESS comes to light.)


  1. Miti, those do look tasty! Rachel Ray made something similar yesterday with Vanilla Wafers and ice cream! None of these creations seem FATTENING at all. :o)

  2. Very ingenious idea!! Maybe I missed it but you are talking about icing you've made..correct? I'm not that talented...wonder how it would taste with the tubs of store bought icing?

  3. oo I bet it would be really good with gram crackers too!

  4. Never thought of the Ritz crackers, but I do something similar with Graham crackers. You can also take chocolate graham crackers and put Cool Whip on them and put them in the freezer and they are almost like an ice cream sandwich! Even my kids love them.

  5. That is a great & yummy idea. I will have to try it.

  6. OMG you just made my mouth water. I am so addicted to icing!

  7. My mom used to do leftover icing on grahams. Oh, my is it good?! :D YUM!

  8. Simple, Savory...Sensational!!! Delish;)

  9. I was going to suggest graham crackers, too, but I see Tamela and Cathy beat me to it. You know what else? I be those buttercream-filled Ritz would be good dipped in chocolate, too! :-9

  10. Yum that does sound tasty and I love the idea of a lil salty and sweet.My fav ,I'm definitely headed to make those!!! Thanx


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