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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Grilled Fruit Tortilla Rollups/#Farmer's Market Week

Because desserts are one of my favorite things, I thought I would end #FarmersMarketWeek on a sweet note with these Grilled Fruit Tortilla Rollups! They are easy to make and full of flavor. Plus, they can be put together easily and quickly. They are perfect for snacks, picnics or a light summer dessert.

Grilled Fruit Tortilla Rollups:
(makes 2 rollups)
(printable recipe at end of page)

1 dozen Fresh Blueberries
1 Banana
Fresh Pineapple Chunks
1 Peach
2 Flour Tortillas
3 ounces Milk Chocolate Squares
2-3 tbl Heavy Duty Whipping Cream(for melting chocolate in pan)
1 cup Heavy Duty Whipping Cream  (for making Cinnamon Cream)
1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
3 teaspoon Sugar
melted Chocolate (for plate and top of tortilla)






These tasty treats start with a flour tortilla and are filled with blueberries, a couple slices of banana, some pineapple, and a few peach slices. Of course I had to add some small chunks of chocolate too!

Heat the grill to medium high heat. Roll up the tortillas and secure with a toothpick.





Turn the tortillas to mark them with grill marks.                                     





Once the marks have been made, remove the tortillas from the grill. 





Use a frying pan to melt the chocolate squares and heat the cream.

Once the chocolate is melted, combine the cream and chocolate together and stir until completely combined. Set aside to use for drizzle over the finished tortillas.


Pour the heavy whipping cream into a medium mixing bowl. Add the cinnamon to the bowl, along with the sugar. Mix until thick and creamy.


Put your plates together! Swirl some chocolate onto the middle of a plate. The plate I used is a 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" square. I used it sideways, just to create a different look. Place the 2 finished tortillas on the plate and garnish with the same fruits you put inside the tortilla. Drizzle some chocolate on top of the tortillas, and then top with a small scoop of the cinnamon whipped cream. Garnish with a few more blueberries! Enjoy this fun to make and fun to eat dessert.

Thank you for spending time here at The Freshman Cook! I hope you enjoyed #Farmers Market Week and the Grilled Fruit Tortilla Rollups!


Farmer’s Market Week is always the first week in August. Whether you have a great local farm stand or market, are a member of a CSA or purchase your fruits and vegetables at the supermarket, follow our Pinterest board, for great recipes including those for appetizers, drinks, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and more


Here’s more Farmer’s Market Week Recipes:


Starters and Sauce Recipes

Side Dishes Recipes

Main Dish Recipes

Dessert Recipes



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Yield: 1-2
Author: The Freshman Cook
Grilled Fruit Tortilla Rollups

Grilled Fruit Tortilla Rollups

These Grilled Fruit Tortilla Rollups are a great little dessert to share with friends and family. Make almost everything ahead of time for ease of presentation. This tasty dessert is light and full of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen Fresh Blueberries
  • 1 Banana
  • Fresh Pineapple Chunks
  • 1 Peach
  • 2 Flour Tortillas
  • 3 ounces Milk Chocolate Squares
  • 3 tbl Heavy Duty Whipping Cream(for melting chocolate in pan)
  • 1 cup Heavy Duty Whipping Cream (for making Cinnamon Cream)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoon Sugar
  • melted Chocolate (for plate and top of tortilla)

Instructions

  1. These tasty treats start with a flour tortilla. Fill the tortilla with blueberries, a couple slices of banana, some pineapple, and a few peach slices.
  2. Add some small pieces of chocolate to the top of the fruit.
  3. Roll up the tortillas and secure with a toothpick.
  4. Turn the grill on to medium-high heat.
  5. Turn the tortillas to mark them with grill marks.
  6. Once the marks have been made, remove the tortillas from the grill.
  7. Use a frying pan to melt the chocolate squares and heat the cream.
  8. Once the chocolate is melted, combine the cream and chocolate together and stir until completely combined. Set aside to use for drizzle over the finished tortillas.
  9. Pour the heavy whipping cream into a medium mixing bowl. Add the cinnamon to the bowl, along with the sugar. Mix until thick and creamy.
  10. Put your plates together! Swirl some chocolate onto the middle of a plate. The plate I used is a 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" square. I used it sideways, just to create a different look. Place the 2 finished tortillas on the plate and garnish with the same fruits you put inside the tortilla. Drizzle some chocolate on top of the tortillas, and then top with a small scoop of the cinnamon whipped cream. Garnish with a few more blueberries! Enjoy this fun to make and fun to eat dessert.
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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Chocolate Caramel Cookies for Valentines Day!

Valentine's Day is the day I became engaged to my husband, which makes it one of my favorite days of the year. I would love to say that every year we go all out and celebrate like crazy, and although we have done that a lot of years, most of the time life gets in the way and it becomes just another busy day. 
So this year, as part of my plan to make Valentine's Day extra special, I thought it was time to make these Double Chocolate Caramel Cookies. These cookies taste amazing! The caramel flows from the chocolate heart, and mixes with the chocolate cookie for an awesome, creamy chocolatey taste that you will love, and won't be able to forget. Plus, they make a great gift for your special someone!


Double Chocolate Caramel Cookies
(printable recipe at end of post)

6 ounces Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate 
3/4 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 3/4 cup Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
Caramel Baking Chips (3 per cookie)
Creamy Caramel Chocolate Hearts


Microwave the chocolate and butter in a large microwaveable bowl on high for 2 min, or until butter is completely melted. Stir butter and chocolate together until chocolate is completely melted. 
  Stir in sugar.
Add eggs, one at a time. Mix until completely blended.
Combine the flour and baking powder together, and add it to the bowl. Mix well. The dough will be very soft. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
Use a 1 ounce scoop to make balls of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Add 3 caramel chips to each ball of dough.
Reroll the dough to incorporate the chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 
While the cookies are baking, remove the appropriate number of caramel candies from their foil. 
Place a caramel heart on each cookie immediately upon removing them from the oven. Enjoy warm, or place in a tin for gift giving!



Thank you for joining me today, 
Happy Valentines Day!




Double Caramel Chocolate Cookies

ingredients:

  • 6 ounces Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate
  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Caramel Baking Chips (3 per cookie)
  • Creamy Caramel Chocolate Hearts

instructions:

  1. Microwave the chocolate and butter in a large microwaveable bowl on high for 2 min, or until butter is completely melted. Stir butter and chocolate together until chocolate is completely melted.
  2. Stir in sugar.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix until completely blended.
  4. Combine the flour and baking powder together, and add it to the bowl. Mix well. The dough will be very soft. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  5. Use a 1 ounce scoop to make balls of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Add 3 caramel chips to each ball of dough.
  7. Reroll the dough to incorporate the chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  8. While the cookies are baking, remove the appropriate number of caramel candies from their foil.
  9. Place a caramel heart on each cookie immediately upon removing them from the oven. Enjoy warm, or place in a tin for gift giving!
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip / #PumpkinWeek

With the feel of fall in the air, it's hard to not want to continue that feeling when we are cooking and entertaining. After all, the season is full of huge flavors, like crisp fresh apples, hearty soups, candied pecans, homemade cider, pumpkin cheesecake dip, and the list goes on and on!  

Today, as part of #PumpkinWeek,  I am sharing my Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip. This dip comes together quickly, with some time spent chilling in the fridge, and tastes best made the day before. 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip 

(printable recipe at end of page)

(feeds 4)

8 ounce Cream Cheese (softened)

8 ounces Pumpkin

3/4 cup Powdered Sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground Nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground Ginger

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

Cinnamon Graham Crackers

Oreo Cookie Sticks

Ginger Snaps 

 

In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese and pumpkin. Add the powdered sugar and mix it in. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Mix in to the batter. 

Add vanilla and mix together.

Spoon dip into a serving bowl. Grate the chocolate over the top.

Serve with cinnamon graham crackers, Oreo sticks, and ginger snaps. Enjoy!



Thank you for joining me today! Find a printable recipe at the end of the page. Scroll down and find more tasty and fun recipes from the #PumpkinWeek bloggers: 

Pumpkin season is here, and we are celebrating our love of pumpkin with #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. All week-long 26 bloggers will be sharing over 80 pumpkin-filled recipes for all your Autumn celebrations, including breakfasts, baked goods, savory pumpkin recipes, desserts, and drinks. 

 

Drink Recipes

Breakfast and Baked Goods

Savory Recipes

Dessert Recipes

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Yield: 10-12
Author: The Freshman Cook
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounce Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 8 ounces Pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • Cinnamon Graham Crackers
  • Oreo Cookie Sticks
  • Ginger Snaps

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese and pumpkin. Add the powdered sugar and mix it in. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Mix in to the batter.
  2. Add vanilla and mix together.
  3. Spoon dip into a serving bowl. Grate the chocolate over the top.
  4. Serve with cinnamon graham crackers, Oreo sticks, and ginger snaps.
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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Summer Berry Charcuterie Board / #BerryWeek

 Today is the last day of #BerryWeek! It has been such fun with so many berry recipes to share. My list of ones I want to try has gotten longer with each day! If you missed any of them, you might want to check out the recipe I shared Monday, Summer Berry Salsa. This recipe is a great way to enjoy several berries at a time, in one recipe! If you are a fan of easy to make pastry, you will want to bake up some of my Blueberry Breakfast Pastries, which I shared on Wednesday.  The pastry cream is homemade and the pastry is store bought dough, cutting down on the time it takes to put it all together, but not the taste.

With the fun and tasty #BerryWeek coming to an end, I want to share my Summer Berry Charcuterie Board with you.  If you have ever made a charcuterie board, you know how much fun it is to put them together. It takes thought and creativity to design the perfect board, and it also takes time to collect the items you need for the board, but it is all worth it. In the end, the board looks like an art project, too pretty to eat, but that won't last long! The main objective is to have fun and create something your family and friends will enjoy!

Summer Berry Charcuterie Board 
(serves 3-4 )
(printable recipe at end of page)
Ingredients: 
Fresh Summer Berries:
Strawberries
Raspberries
Blueberries
Blackberries
Chocolate Candy Pieces
Mini Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate Cookie Brittle
Cashews
Creme de Pirouline Dark Chocolate Rolled Wafers
Sauce:
1/2 cup Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Whipped Topping
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 

Start by placing fruit on your tray. You want it to look visibly appealing to the eye. When it is fruit you are dealing with, it seems like all the colors go together quite well. Stack your fruit up a bit, as if they are in piles. By stacking them you are creating height, making them visually appealing. You are basically creating a pretty picture that your guests can not resist!

Add different textures to your canvas. The nuts are perfect because they are such an opposite to the softness of the fruit. Your guests will love both textures. The chocolate brittle adds double chocolate flavor, which most guests love! Let's face it. It is difficult to walk past chocolate and not want to grab a bite! The chocolate brittle also adds a hard texture against the fruit.

Red and blue go so well together that I had to put them side by side. The blueberries are soft and juicy and the fresh strawberries with their green stems just create it's own little picture. I used the chocolate cookies as a border to contrast the softness of the fruit. 

These rolled wafers are a great addition to the board because they create height. They direct our gaze to move up from the plate, resulting in your guests taking in the entire picture. 

Every board needs a dip or two. Because this board is on the small side, I thought one would be enough. This dip is super easy to make with only three ready made ingredients. Soften the cream cheese, mix in the frozen dessert topping and add the vanilla! Refrigerate before serving!

This is one way to put together a charcuterie tray. It can be difficult to take the first step in designing your tray. Once you decide on a theme or a certain item you are serving, it will fall into place. I will admit, I spent a lot of time walking around a couple stores trying to buy the items for this board, but after I did, the ideas came rushing into my mind, making a clear path for my end result. This will happen to you also.  Besides, there is no wrong way to create a Summer Berry Charcuterie Board. If you are happy with it, then it is right. Have fun with it!

Check out these Summer Berry Recipes from some blogging friends:

Friday Berry Week Recipes








Smmer Berry Charcuterie Board
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Smmer Berry Charcuterie Board

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Ingredients:

  • Fresh Summer Berries:
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Chocolate Candy Pieces
  • Mini Chocolate Cookies
  • Chocolate Cookie Brittle
  • Cashews
  • Creme de Pirouline Dark Chocolate Rolled Wafers
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Whipped Topping
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions:

  1. Start by placing fruit on your tray. You want it to look visibly appealing to the eye. When it is fruit you are dealing with, it seems like all the colors go together quite well. Stack your fruit up a bit, as if they are in piles. By stacking them you are creating height, making them visually appealing. You are basically creating a pretty picture that your guests can not resist!
  2. Add different textures to your canvas. The nuts are perfect because they are such an opposite to the softness of the fruit. Your guests will love both textures. The chocolate brittle adds double chocolate flavor, which most guests love! Let's face it. It is difficult to walk past chocolate and not want to grab a bite! The chocolate brittle also adds a hard texture against the fruit.
  3. Red and blue go so well together that I had to put them side by side. The blueberries are soft and juicy and the fresh strawberries with their green stems just create it's own little picture. I used the chocolate cookies as a border to contrast the softness of the fruit.
  4. These rolled wafers are a great addition to the board because they create height. They direct our gaze to move up from the plate, resulting in your guests taking in the entire picture.
  5. Every board needs a dip or two. Because this board is on the small side, I thought one would be enough. This dip is super easy to make with only three ready made ingredients. Soften the cream cheese, mix in the frozen dessert topping and add the vanilla! Refrigerate before serving!
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Did you make this recipe?
Tag @thefreshmancook on instagram and hashtag it #BerryWeek
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