Sunday, July 3, 2016

Red, White and Blue Shooting Stars / #SundaySupper

If you are still thinking about making some simple treats for your 4th of July celebration, these Red, White and Blue Shooting Stars are your answer! They are easy to put together and they take very little time! Plus they have a little "pop" to them. Pop rocks! Just a little something to put some sizzle in your celebration!



Red, White and Blue Shooting Stars
(printable recipes)

Red, White, Blue Candy Melts
Star Shaped Lollipop Mold
Pop Rocks
Candy Sticks
Red,White and Blue Sprinkles 



Melt the candy melts on the stove. Place each color in its own double boiler, and on low heat, stir the candy as it melts.
Place pop rocks into the stars in the mold. I made some without the pop rocks too.
Fill each mold with the candy melts, covering the pop rocks. Do this with all three of the colors. Use a toothpick to make sure that the points of the stars are filled, and that there are no air bubbles. Let molds completely dry. Refrigerate for quicker set up time.
Once the molds have completely set, remove the lollipops from the mold. Drizzle all three colors over the lollipops. Add the sprinkles to the lollipops while the drizzle is still wet.
Display the lollipops, or wrap in plastic bags as take-home treats.
Enjoy!
Have a Happy 4th of July!

Thank you to Cindy from Cindy's Recipes and Writings for hosting this fun and patriotic event! Scroll down to check out all of the Easy to Make 4th of July Recipes from Sunday Supper members!


All-American Appetizers
America the Beautiful Beverages
Raise the Flag Breakfasts
For the Red, White and Blue Salads and Main Dishes
Oh Say Can You See Desserts
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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

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Thank you for stopping by today!
I know everyone is busy with the 4th of July coming up, and I appreciate you taking the time!
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I love having a front row seat to all this creativity!

  1. Visit 1 or 2 other party goers if you can.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cookie Butter and S'mores Mousse Cups

When I plan parties, I like to make food that is different from previous get-togethers, and unique enough to be remembered. So I have spent a lot of time getting a menu together for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. These Cookie Butter and S'mores Mousse Cups are a mix of two of my family's favorite flavors. S'mores because it's a reminder of summer fun! Just one taste and memories of past summers flood my mind. The cookie butter is a new family favorite, that definitely adds a distinct flavor, and I think you are going to like it in this dessert!

S'mores Cookie Butter Mousse Cups
(printable recipe)
Makes 4, 4 ounce cups
5 Graham Crackers, crushed
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream 
6 ounces Milk Chocolate -chopped
1/2 cup Whole Milk
6 ounces Cookie Butter
Marshmallow Cream
Mini Marshmallows
Graham Cracker Sticks

Crush the graham crackers in a food processor or place them in a plastic ziplock bag, let out the air, and roll over them with a rolling pin. Set aside.
Whip the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks develop. There is no need to add sugar to the whipping cream. Set in the fridge for a few minutes.
Chop the milk chocolate and melt in a double boiler. Once it is melted, heat the milk in the microwave until it is warm. Level 5 for 30 seconds is good, but your microwave may be different. You want the milk hot, but not boiling. Pour the hot milk into the chocolate, stirring constantly until the milk is integrated into the chocolate. It will be soupy. Turn heat off on the stove.
Take 1/4 cup of the whipped cream and set aside. Fold the rest of the whipped cream into the chocolate mix. Let the mix cool slightly, then place it into a pastry bag, and refrigerate it for at least an hour. I did not cut the pastry bag at the bottom. Do that right before we put the chocolate mix into the serving cups. All the mix fit into the bag and then I folded the bag down and used a chip clip to hold it closed. That way it won't leak out. I put it in a big cup and set it in the fridge. 
 Place the cookie butter in a bowl and add the 1/4 cup of whipped cream you put aside. Mix together thoroughly.    
Place some of the crushed graham crackers in the bottom of each cup. Add 1/4th of the cookie butter mix on top of graham crackers into each cup.
Add another layer of crushed graham crackers on top of the cookie butter. Then add a layer of the chocolate mousse. Top the mousse with a scoop of marshmallow cream, and then add some mini marshmallows on the top. Use a lighter or a kitchen torch to toast the marshmallows and the marshmallow cream. Add a graham cracker stick to the cup.
Enjoy!

Thanks for joining me today! 

Here are some other 4th of July recipes you might enjoy!:




 
 



 
 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

S'mores Waffles / #SundaySupper

Do you like your waffles sweet or savory? I am partial to the sweet ones, which is how I came to make these S'mores Waffles! I baked graham cracker waffle sticks, stuffed them with roasted mini marshmallows, and drizzled them with a creamy chocolate ganache. S'mores for dessert, rain or shine!
Today the #SundaySupper family is celebrating waffles, and you are going to love all the variety!
S'mores Waffles

1 3/4 cup Flour
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
1/3 cup Sugar
4-5 tablespoons Graham Crackers~crushed
Pinch of Salt 
2 Eggs
1 3/4 cups Whole Milk
1/2 cup Cooking Oil
Mini Marshmallows
4 ounces Milk Chocolate
2 ounces Heavy Whipping Cream

Mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, graham crackers and salt. Make a well in the bowl with the mix. Set aside.
 Divide the eggs, and place the yolks in a bowl. Beat them a little. Add the milk and oil. Stir together. Pour into the well in the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until moistened. The batter will be slightly lumpy.
 Place the egg whites in a small bowl. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the bowl of batter. Don't overmix.
 Heat up the waffle iron. Make the waffles according to the instructions with the iron. Let the waffles cool.
 Use a double boiler to heat and melt the milk chocolate. As the chocolate melts, heat the heavy whipping cream in the microwave to a warm, but not hot temperature. Add the cream to the melted chocolate and stir it together.
 Use a kitchen torch to roast the mini marshmallows. You will need one marshmallow for each section of each waffle stick, plus a few for the plate.
 
Place a marshmallow into the cavities on one side of the waffle stick.


Build up the waffles on the plate to resemble a campfire. 

 

Add some additional marshmallows and drizzle with ganache.
Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by and joining me today! Scroll down to see all the sweet and savory recipes from the SundaySupper family!




A big shout out and a thank you to Sue Lau from A Palatable Pastime for hosting these tasty creations today!

Sweet and Sinful:
Savory Brinner Winners:
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

Welcome to Celebrate It!
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Hi! I am so glad you have stopped by!
 I hope you brought lots of creative ideas to share!
Let's get the fun started!

Congrats to last weeks 3 most clicked links!:

How To Make Shape Monograms
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Breakfast Bundt Cake
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Apple Cinnamon Yeast-Rolls
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Something Sweet 

Thank you to everyone who linked up last week!
I love having a front row seat to all this creativity!

  1. Visit 1 or 2 other party goers if you can.
It is so much more fun when someone clicks
 on your link and visits your page.

2. I pin each of your link ups to the Celebrate It! board,
 and I will also pin them to another one of my
 boards that fits the pin.
 Your link up will get tweeted both times also!


3. By linking up you are giving me permission to feature
 your post on social media.  Proper credit is always given.
You may receive an email reminder about this party.
It's Party Time!


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Pineapple Upside Down Cake / #SundaySupper

Are there some recipes that you miss, or some that you haven't thought about in a quite a while? You know what I'm talking about? The ones that your grandmother or your aunts, used to make for family gatherings, and you might talk about them sometimes, but it has been a while since you actually had any to eat. Well, today for #SundaySupper we are talking about those ~Nostalgic Summer Recipes!
For me, that means Pineapple Upside Down Cake. One of my long time favorites, but one I hardly ever make. I loved the sweet tanginess of the pineapple rings and the crunch of the cherries mixed with that melted brown sugar. Heavenly! But I thought it might be time for a slight update. So I made the cakes in mini size, used shredded pineapple and chopped cherries, and let the cake sit on a bed of pineapple juice with a drizzle on top. A kind of Pineapple Upside Down Cake 2.0! I hope you like the upgrade!


Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Makes 4 mini cakes
1 1/2 cups Buttermilk Baking Mix
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Milk
2 tablespoons Shortening
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 Egg
2 tablespoons Butter
4 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 can Crushed Pineapple
1 jar Maraschino Cherries
1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
1-2 pineapple juice
4 mini Cheesecake Pans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together the baking mix, sugar, milk, shortening, vanilla and egg. 
Melt the butter and distribute it evenly into the four pans. Swish it around to cover the bottom and some of the sides.
Add some of the shredded pineapple into the pan, lightly covering the brown sugar. Cut one marashino cherry for each cake. Chop the cherry into 8 small pieces, and sprinkle onto the pineapple.
Fill the pan halfway with the batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. 
 Remove from pan and let cool completely.
Mix together the powdered sugar and the pineapple juice. Add the juice a little at a time until the mix is slightly thickened. Place a circle of juice mix on the middle of serving plate. Place upside down cake on top of mix. Drizzle cake with juice mix. Sprinkle plate with pineapple and cherry pieces.
Enjoy your Pineapple Upside Down Cake!

Thank you to Coleen from The Redhead Baker for hosting today's fun and tasty trip down memory lane!

There are a lot more recipes to see! Scroll down and check out what the rest of the #SundaySupper family prepared for today!

Beverages Breakfast Appetizers Main Dishes Side Dishes Desserts Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

It's time for Celebrate It!
 I am so glad you stopped by today! I hope you are enjoying your summer holiday and creating all kinds of memories, with meals, gifts, DIY's, gardens, crafts, photos, vacation trips, day trips, or anything that you do to Celebrate Summer!
 Don't forget to Share with us!

Last weeks 3 most clicked links:

 Chicken Feta Tostadas
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Patriotic M and M's Cookie Cake
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Meatball and Tortellini Bake
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So glad you are here to share your projects and ideas!!
We love to celebrate with you!



Here are a few things that will make this party fun for everyone:


  1. Visit 1 or 2 other party goers if you can.
It is so much more fun when someone clicks
 on your link and visits your page.

2. I pin each of your link ups to the Celebrate It! board,
 and I will also pin them to another one of my
 boards that fits the pin.
 Your link up will get tweeted both times also!


3. By linking up you are giving me permission to feature
 your post on social media.  Proper credit is always given.

You may receive an email reminder about this party.