Monday, June 5, 2017

Creamsicle Doughnuts / #TasteCreations

This month we are all about Doughnuts at #TasteCreations, so I made some Creamsicle Doughnuts I would love to share with you! Would you do just about anything for a doughnut? I think a lot of people would! I lived in Las Vegas when the first Krispy Kreme opened in the city. Everyone was excited! The television news talked about it, it was in all the papers, and the lines were out the door everyday for at least a week. It seemed everyone had a story about waiting in line for the delectable doughnut! It was craziness, and everyone was talking doughnuts! Fun and a little nutty at the same time!
Well, these doughnuts are very tasty and easy to make, but I'm not sure they will get that much press! But, then again, you won't have to wait in line to get them! Even though they are worth it!
Creamsicle Doughnuts

(makes 15-17 doughnuts)
(printable recipe at end of blog)
 2 cups Cake Flour
3/4 cup Sugar
2 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 cup Buttermilk
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoon Butter, melted
1 teaspoon Orange Extract
2 teaspoon Orange Zest
1/8 cup fresh squeezed Orange Juice from zested Orange
Orange Sprinkles

Glaze 
2 cups Powdered Sugar 
4-5 tablespoon Light Whipping Cream

Preheat oven to 350° F

Place the cake flour, sugar and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs, and butter. Mix together. Add the extract, zest and juice. Mix together.
Grease a doughnut pan.Fill each doughnut cavity with batter, about 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 1/2 -7 minutes. Remove from oven. Take a toothpick around the edges of the pan to loosen the doughnut a little. Let cool for 2 minutes, then remove from pan and cool.
Place all doughnut on a baking sheet, or something similar. This is where they will be iced.
Make the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar and cream. Add the cream a tablespoon at a time until the glaze is thick but pourable.
Pour the glaze into a small bowl. Drop each doughnut onto the glaze, then lift off, let drip a little, and set back on tray.
Decorate doughnuts with orange sprinkles or jimmies, and enjoy!



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Creamsicle Doughnuts

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups Cake Flour
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoon Butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Orange flavor Extract
  • 2 teaspoon Orange Zest
  • 1/8 cup Fresh Orange Juice from zested Orange
  • Orange Sprinkles
Glaze
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoon Light Whipping Cream

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Place the cake flour, sugar and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs, and butter. Mix together. Add the extract, zest and juice. Mix together.
  3. Grease a doughnut pan.Fill each doughnut cavity with batter, about 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 1/2 -7 minutes. Remove from oven. Take a toothpick around the edges of the pan to loosen the doughnut a little. Let cool for 2 minutes, then remove from pan and cool.
  4. Place all doughnut on a baking sheet, or something similar. This is where they will be iced.
  5. Make the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar and cream. Add the cream a tablespoon at a time until the glaze is thick but pourable.
  6. Pour the glaze into a small bowl. Drop each doughnut onto the glaze, then lift off, let drain, and set back on tray.
  7. Decorate doughnuts with orange sprinkles or jimmies, and enjoy!
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Cookie Butter Chocolate Cookies / #15 Minute Friday

Happy Friday Everyone! This week for #15MinuteFriday I am sharing some yummy Cookie Butter Chocolate Cookies!                          These are quick and easy and I am sure you will love them!
Cookie Butter Chocolate Cookies 
(makes 3-4 cookies)
(printable recipe at end of page)
4 tablespoons Cookie Butter
1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 package Famous Chocolate Wafers
Chocolate Sprinkles

Mix together the cookie butter and the heavy whipping cream on high until the whipping cream is absorbed into the cookie butter.
Use a 1M (wilton) size tip and put mix into pastry bag.
Fill bottom cookie with mix. Top with another cookie.
 Decorate the sides with chocolate sprinkles and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this simple recipe, and I would love to know if you make these tasty cookies!

 

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Cookie Butter Chocolate Cookies

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 tablespoons Cookie Butter
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 package Famous Chocolate Wafers
  • Chocolate Sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Mix together the cookie butter and the heavy whipping cream on high until the whipping cream is absorbed into the cookie butter.
  2. Use a 1M (wilton) size tip and put mix into pastry bag.
  3. Fill bottom cookie with mix. Top with another cookie.
  4. Decorate the sides with chocolate sprinkles and enjoy!
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

Hello all! I hope your summer is off to a great start, and that you have lots of plans to have fun! I am so glad you stopped by! Link up what you want to share, so we can share with you!

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Blueberry Gummies
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Friday, May 26, 2017

Red, White and Blue Marshmallow Lollipops / #15 Minute Friday


Today I have some quick and easy Red, White, and Blue Marshmallow Lollipops to share with you! There is absolutely nothing difficult about these fun holiday lollipops, and everyone will love how cute and festive they are!
 Red, White and Blue Marshmallow Lollipops
(scroll down for printable recipe)
(makes 6)

6 large Marshmallows
1 Cocktail pick for each lollipop
Red Frosting Tube
Blue Frosting Tube
2 Decorating Tips (Wilton #3)
Patriotic Nonpareils or sprinkles
Candy Stars

Here are the marshmallow squares and a pick for each one.
 Attach the decorating tips to each tube of icing.
Use  a rolling pin to flatten the marshmallow. You will have to roll several times on each side. Place the star on the marshmallow to make sure it fits. If not, roll again. Place the rolling pin on the cookie cutter and roll back and forth. Doing this will help you cut the marshmallow with a clean cut.

Pour the sprinkle into a small bowl. Dip the cut edges of the marshmallow into the sprinkles. The cut edges are sticky and the sprinkles will adhere nicely. Add a cocktail pick to each star.
 
Start adding 1 color of frosting squiggles to each star. Then add the second color.
Add the nonpareils or sprinkles, and some stars. Place on a tray and cover with plastic until ready to serve!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

 

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Red, White and Blue Marshmallow Lollipops

INGREDIENTS:

6 large Marshmallows
  • 1 Cocktail pick for each lollipop
  • Red Frosting Tube
  • Blue Frosting Tube
  • 2 Decorating Tips (Wilton #3)
  • Patriotic Nonpareils or sprinkles
  • Candy Stars

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Attach the decorating tips to each tube of icing.
  2. Use a rolling pin to flatten the marshmallow. You will have to roll several times on each side. Place the star on the marshmallow to make sure it fits. If not, roll again. Place the rolling pin on the cookie cutter and roll back and forth. Doing this will help you cut the marshmallow with a clean cut.
  3. Pour the sprinkle into a small bowl. Dip the cut edges of the marshmallow into the sprinkles. The cut edges are sticky and the sprinkles will adhere nicely. Add a cocktail pick to each star.
  4. Start adding 1 color of frosting squiggles to each star. Then add the second color.
  5. Add the nonpareils or sprinkles, and some stars. Place on a tray and cover with plastic until ready to serve!
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!



Hello! Thank you for stopping by! I am excited that you are here!
Join the party and link up as many posts as you would like, to share what you have been creating! 

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Last Minute Memorial Day Ideas


 

There is still time to get some recipes and crafts together for Memorial Day! Celebrate and have a fun holiday!


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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tuscan Chicken Bites / #SundaySupper

Sometimes, inspiration for designing a recipe can come from unusual places. Such is the case for these Tuscan Chicken Bites! I was at a Wendy's restaurant grabbing lunch with my husband, and I decided to try a new product, their Tuscan Chicken Sandwich. It was wonderful and it had a flavor that I hadn't had in a while~pesto! So, while I was enjoying lunch, I came up with the idea of making these Tuscan Chicken Bites!
These bites are easy to put together, and everything can be made the day before serving, including the pesto. There is a lot of flavor going on in these little bites, but they go well together! They don't cancel one another out, but instead, they compliment each other, resulting in a tasty appetizer, begging to be enjoyed over and over again!
 
Tuscan Chicken Bites

( printable recipe at end of post)
(makes 4 and more)
Pesto
2 cups loosely packed Basil Leaves
1 ounce Pine Nuts
1 ounce Fresh Parmesan
1 teaspoon minced Garlic
pinch or two Salt
1/8 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 teaspoon Mayonnaise

Other ingredients
Chicken Breast
minced garlic
black pepper
Spring Mix
Roma Tomato~finely chopped and unseeded
Yellow Onion~finely chopped
Small Mozzarella Balls~aka mozzarella pearls
Balsamic Vinaigrette~recipe here



Make the pesto first. Place the basil leaves, pine nuts, and parmesan in the food processor. Pulse a couple times. Add the garlic and pinch or two of salt. Pulse a couple more times, then taste to check to see if you want more salt. Scrape down the sides of the processor. Keep the processor running and start slowly adding the olive oil in a steady stream. Don't add it all. Stop and scrape the sides again, and taste the pesto. Add more salt if needed. Add more olive oil if needed. Place pesto in a small bowl. Add mayo a teaspoon at a time, until you are happy with the consistency. Cover and refrigerate. Make balsamic vinaigrette and set aside. Follow the link to the recipe.
Pan fry the chicken breast. Sprinkle with black pepper and a 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic, but only on one side. Turn chicken over several times while cooking, until done. Remove from pan and cool.
Set up each plate with four pieces of spring mix. I liked using 2 green and 2 darker leaves for interesting visual appeal.
Add a dollop of pesto to the top of the lettuce.
Add a bite sized piece of chicken to each plate. Place the chicken on top of the pesto. Then add an additional dollop of pesto to the top of the chicken.
Add a couple pieces of the tomato and onion to the top of the pesto.
Top with a mozzarella pearl. Stick a fork to the side. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette.
Serve and enjoy!
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Tuscan Chicken Bites

INGREDIENTS:

Pesto
  • 2 cups loosely packed Basil Leaves
  • 1 ounce Pine Nuts
  • 1 ounce Fresh Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon minced Garlic
  • pinch or two Salt
  • 1/8 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 teaspoon Mayonnaise
Other ingredients
  • Chicken Breast
  • minced garlic
  • black pepper
  • Spring Mix
  • Roma Tomato~finely chopped and unseeded
  • Yellow Onion~finely chopped
  • Small Mozzarella Balls~aka mozzarella pearls
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette~http://www.thefreshmancook.com/2017/04/bruschetta-di-pomodoro-sundaysupper.html

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Make the pesto first. Place the basil leaves, pine nuts, and parmesan in the food processor. Pulse a couple times. Add the garlic and pinch or two of salt. Pulse a couple more times, then taste to check to see if you want more salt. Scrape down the sides of the processor. Keep the processor running and start slowly adding the olive oil in a steady stream. Don't add it all. Stop and scrape the sides again, and taste the pesto. Add more salt if needed. Add more olive oil if needed. Place pesto in a small bowl. Add mayo a teaspoon at a time, until you are happy with the consistency. Cover and refrigerate. Make balsamic vinaigrette and set aside. Follow the link to the recipe.
  2. Pan fry the chicken breast. Sprinkle with black pepper and a 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic, but only on one side. Turn chicken over several times while cooking, until done. Remove from pan and cool.
  3. Set up each plate with four pieces of spring mix. I liked using 2 green and 2 darker leaves for interesting visual appeal.
  4. Add a dollop of pesto to the top of the lettuce.
  5. Add a bite sized piece of chicken to each plate. Place the chicken on top of the pesto. Then add an additional dollop of pesto to the top of the chicken.
  6. Add a couple pieces of the tomato and onion to the top of the pesto.
  7. Top with a mozzarella pearl. Stick a fork to the side. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette.
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