Thursday, April 7, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Anyway, these eggs are probably not the best for hiding, but I think you will find them perfect for eating!
Chocolate Filled Easter Eggs
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
Happy Shamrock Cookie
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
I am a huge St. Patrick's Day fan, so I am excited to show you what is definitely the first of several recipes to celebrate March 17. These Shamrock Mini Cheesecakes should be a part of your party plans! They start with a chocolate base, are filled with vanilla cheesecake, topped with a milk chocolate ganache, and the topper is melted candy melts shaped into a shamrock. It is easy to make these sweet, festive treats!
Shamrock Mini Cheesecakes
1 1/4 cups Crushed Chocolate Graham Crackers
1/4 cup Melted Butter
1/2 bag Green Candy Melts
3-8oz. blocks of Cream Cheese, softened
2/3 cup of Sugar
1/2 cup Whipping Cream
5 teaspoons Cornstarch
1 Egg Yolk
1/4 cup Vanilla flavored Syrup
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
8-10 ounces Milk Chocolate
1/4-1/2 cup Whipping Cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix together the graham crackers and the butter. Place a tablespoon of crust in to each cavity opening of the pan. You can also use cupcake liners in a cupcake pan. They work great. There will be fewer cheesecakes because they are a bit larger.
Use your shamrock cookie cutter and trace around it on parchment paper. You will need one traced shamrock for each cheesecake.
Melt the green candy melts, and place it in a plastic decorating bottle. Turn your parchment paper over and trace the outline of the melts, and then fill it in. Sprinkle the gold over the shamrocks while they are wet. Let dry.
Pour batter into each opening, on top of the chocolate graham cracker crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Check if it's done like you do for a cake~with a toothpick. Take a toothpick around each cake, then let cool completely. Remove from pan. Let cool some more.
Chop the chocolate in to small pieces. Place in a double boiler and melt on low. Heat the whipping cream in a separate pan or in the microwave. Add the warm cream to the chocolate a little at a time, until the consistency is smooth and drizzly.
Use a spoon to drizzle the ganache over the cheesecakes.
Release the shamrocks by pulling the parchment from the bottom. They release very easily.
Place a shamrock on each cheesecake and enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by today! I am so happy you did!
Here are some past St. Patrick's Day treat you might enjoy! Look for some new ones coming soon!
Friday, February 5, 2016
Panther Popcorn Pops
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Red Chip Valentine Cookies
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Back to School Cookies
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
I love a refreshing popsicle when it is hot and humid outside, don't you? Well, it has been hot and humid, and popsicles have become our daily treat! These Fruity Fruit Popsicles are loaded with flavor from fresh blueberries and cherries that are frozen in White Cranberry Juice, and they are quick to make! You will love them!
Blueberry and Cherry Popsicles
Thursday, June 25, 2015
I heard a rumor today that by Saturday the heat might start subsiding a little, here in the south! Well, I hope it's true, but to be on the safe side, I am filling my freezer with these 4th of July "I LOVE THE USA" Popsicles. 'Ya know, "just in case"!! Besides, what would the 4th be without the cool refreshment of popsicles! I can't imagine one without the other!! These pops are made with red and blue jello, and vanilla yogurt. They are easy to make, but not quick. Freezing them seemed to take forever, and had me yearning for one of those blast chillers they use on Chopped! But they are worth the wait!
4th of July "I LOVE THE USA" Popsicles
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Today I have some Chocolate Caramel Peanut Clusters for your tasting pleasure! This recipe is part of the #Foodie Extravaganza food group I participate in. It's a lot of fun, and really makes me work at coming up with something different and unique that you will enjoy! Even though I use the word work, I really love the challenge!
These Chocolate Caramel Peanut Clusters are yummy and chocolatey, gooey and nutty. That is a lot to ask for from such a small piece of candy, but it delivers and you won't be disappointed!
Friday, February 13, 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
Today's Valentine Day treat is easy to bake and it makes a great gift!It would be so special to give a tin of
this popcorn along with a gift of a favorite movie!
That would be a fun and cozy Valentine's Day!
You could also change the M and M's to match
your teams colors and munch on this while
watching your favorite basketball teams!
There are lots of ways to customize this yummy popcorn!
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The holidays are definitely the season of cookies! I have been seeing cookies EVERYWHERE! But I am not complaining. I am rejoicing! Because I love cookies!
Today I made a pfeffernuse cookie as part of The 3rd Annual Christmas Cookies Recipe Swap. This recipe was sent to me by Sara from Clever Pink Pirate. Stop by and see her today. She is baking the cookie recipe I sent her, Thumbprint Cookies! What is a pfeffernuse cookie? It is a cookie that is popular in Germany, Denmark, and The Netherlands. It is full of wonderful spices that are a treat for the nose and the taste buds. While it is similar to a gingerbread cookie, it has a stronger taste. It contains anise extract, a licorice tasting flavor. But enough talking about it!
Let's give it a taste!
Monday, December 15, 2014
This is the fourth year I have taken part in the cookie swap, so it is kind of the becoming a tradition for me. Which is how I ended up making gingerbread man cookies. Traditions are every where at this time of year, so I decided to go traditional with my cookies. So I mixed 'em up, rolled 'em out, gave them eyes and a mouth, and fancied them up a bit with a bow tie, because you should dress for the holidays!