Monday, February 24, 2014

Smashing, Smushing, Squishing- It’s All In The Bag

By Michelle Plummer of Winners Drink Milk

Cooking is a challenge, there is the shopping, chopping, assembling and cleanup-that is always the up.

I have been using resealable bags for a long time for making meal time easier.  Resealable bags can be your best kitchen tool!  They are great to use as a way to smash crumbs, a mixing bowl, a pastry bag, a serving dish; the ideas are endless.

I want to share with you my Three S’s Pie (Peanut butter Chocolate Silk Pie) Resealable bags are wonderful for Smashing or making quick cracker crumbs.


Smushing is a highly technical term for mixing and a great way to gets kids involved in cooking, food in progress always looks a bit icky!


Squishing is the finale of the resealable bag. Using the bag as a quick pastry bag, you can look like a pastry chef by the way you cut the tip of the bag. To make it into a star at the tip, cut it 2 ways. For a shell tip and for the finishing results, snip a larger hole in the bag.

Pie making can be fun for all ages!


Peanut Butter Chocolate Silk Pie


  • 1 graham cracker pie shell (or make your own with cracker crumbs)
  • Large package instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 container whipped cream


  1. In large resealable bag add pudding mix, milk, vanilla, peanut butter and mix well. 
  2. Add container of whipped cream and gently combine the pudding mixture and topping. 
  3. Squish into pie crust; refrigerate for 2 hours. 
  4. Using a second resealable bag place whipped cream into bag and pipe dollops on top of pie.

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