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Monday, September 21, 2020

Easy Pumpkin Turnovers w/ a Chocolate Candy Drizzle / #Pumpkin Week

 Hello and Welcome to Pumpkin Week! This week I am joining with some fellow bloggers to share some fun and tasty recipes featuring the star of the season~Pumpkin! Today I have some pumpkin turnovers to share with you! These turnovers are easy to make using purchased dough. They are full of homemade pumpkin and topped with a chocolate candy drizzle. These pumpkin turnovers can be the perfect way to start your day, or the perfect ending to a fantastic meal!

Easy Pumpkin Turnovers w/a Chocolate Candy Drizzle

(Feeds 4)

(printable recipe at end of page)

1 cup Pumpkin

1/2 cup Brown Sugar

1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 egg

1 Box Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

Milk Chocolate

Heath Milk Chocolate English Toffee Bits

 

Place pumpkin, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and egg in a medium size bowl.

 

Mix ingredients together.

 

Unroll the Puff Pastry and cut along the three lines where it was folded. Then cut each strip into four equal pieces. Don't worry about making them all the same size. It won't make any difference in the finished product.

Sprinkle the pumpkin pie spice over the pastry pieces. Place them on a cookie sheet or a pan to bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. 

Remove from the oven and let cool.

To melt the chocolate, pour it into a cup and add a little cream or milk. Microwave on medium for 10-15 seconds until melted. You want the consistency to be fairy loose so you can drizzle the chocolate.

Cut the pastries in half long ways, place the pumpkin filling on the top of the bottom, then place the top piece on. Once all the pastry is filled, drizzle the tops with the melted chocolate and sprinkle with the toffee bits! Enjoy! 


Don't forget to check out all these tasty recipes from my blogging friends! They all look amazing! Thanks for stopping by!

 

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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Easy Pumpkin Turnovers w/ a Chocolate Candy Drizzle

Easy Pumpkin Turnovers w/ a Chocolate Candy Drizzle

Ingredients:

Easy Pumpkin Turnovers w/ a Chocolate Candy Drizzle
  • 1 cup Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Box Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Heath Milk Chocolate English Toffee Bits

Instructions:

  1. Place pumpkin, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and egg in a medium size bowl.
  2. Mix ingredients together.
  3. Unroll the Puff Pastry and cut along the three lines where it was folded. Then cut each strip into four equal pieces. Don't worry about making them all the same size. It won't make any difference in the finished product.
  4. Sprinkle the pumpkin pie spice over the pastry pieces. Place them on a cookie sheet or a pan to bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  6. To melt the chocolate, pour it into a cup and add a little cream or milk. Microwave on medium for 10-15 seconds until melted. You want the consistency to be fairy loose so you can drizzle the chocolate.
  7. Cut the pastries in half long ways, place the pumpkin filling on the top of the bottom, then place the top piece on. Once all the pastry is filled, drizzle the tops with the melted chocolate and sprinkle with the toffee bits!
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Summer Peach Bundles in a Sweet Mascarpone Sauce/#FestiveFoodieEvents

Today I am celebrating peaches with a dessert I think you will love! We are starting off with fresh peaches, adding sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and pouring it all into a pastry bundle, which we will surround with some sweet mascarpone sauce, that is to die for! This dessert is perfect to serve for any occasion, from a dinner party, to an intimate dinner for two. No matter how you enjoy it, you will want to make this tasty dessert whenever fresh peaches are available!

Summer Peach Bundles in a Sweet Mascarpone Sauce

(printable recipe at end of page)

(makes 2 bundles)

 4 fresh Peaches

1/4 cup brown Sugar

1/4 cup white Sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground Nutmeg

1 roll of Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheets

4 Egg Yolks

2/3 cup Sugar

2 cups Mascarpone Cheese, softened

1 teaspoon Vanilla

4-5 ounces Chocolate                                 

                                  

Wash and peel the peaches.


Cut the peaches in to half pieces......


 then cut slices in half again.


Mix together the white and brown sugar.


Add the peaches to a pan you can mix them up in. Add both sugars and mix. Cover and refrigerate for approx. 30 minutes. It can be longer if needed. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Unroll the crescent dough with the dough lengthwise in front of you.  Cut the dough from the bottom to the top, creating two identical pieces side by side. Place fruit in the center of each piece.

Pull up the sides and twist the top. The dough holds together very well.
Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

After about 5-6 minutes, if you are happy with the browning on the top of the stem, cover it with a piece of foil, so it won't get any darker or burn. The stem on the bundle on the left side of the picture started to lean a little, so I used a long skewer to prop it up a little.

Let the bundles cool completely. While they are cooling, we can make the cream sauce.

Mix the egg yolks and the sugar in a heatproof bowl. Set bowl over a pan of very hot, but not boiling, water. You don't want the water to touch the bottom of the bowl.

Use an electric mixer set on medium speed and beat the eggs and sugar for 3-5 minutes, or until the mix becomes thick. Once the mixer is leaving a trail in the mix, it is thick enough. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

In a large bowl, mix together the softened mascarpone and the vanilla. Add the egg yolk mix to it and beat until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. 
 
Swirl some of the sauce on to your plate for presentation and amazing flavor! Start in the middle, and using the back of a spoon, swirl bigger and wider until you have the size you want. If you need to add more sauce, add it to the top of what is already there, and it will blend in while you are swirling.

 
Place the bundle on the plate and swirl with chocolate if you want to!
Enjoy!
 
Thank you for stopping by today! I am so happy that you did! 
Keep scrolling down the page and find many more peach recipes from my blogging friends! They all look amazing! At the bottom of the page is a printable recipe for these Peach Bundles in a Sweet Mascarpone Sauce. Let me know if you try it and what you think!
Peach Bundles in a Sweet Mascarpone Sauce
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Peach Bundles in a Sweet Mascarpone Sauce

Yield: 2
Author: The Freshman Cook

Ingredients:

  • 4 fresh Peaches
  • 1/4 cup brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup white Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
  • 1 roll of Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheets
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups Mascarpone Cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 4-5 ounces Chocolate

Instructions:

  1. Wash and peel the peaches.
  2. Cut the peaches in to half pieces then cut slices in half again.
  3. Mix together the white and brown sugar.
  4. Add the peaches to a pan you can mix them up in. Add both sugars and mix. Cover and refrigerate for approx. 30 minutes. It can be longer if needed. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Unroll the crescent dough with the dough lengthwise in front of you. Cut the dough from the bottom to the top, creating two identical pieces side by side. Place fruit in the center of each piece.
  6. Pull up the sides and twist the top. The dough holds together very well.
  7. After about 5-6 minutes, if you are happy with the browning on the top of the stem, cover it with a piece of foil, so it won't get any darker or burn. The stem on the bundle on the left side of the picture started to lean a little, so I used a long skewer to prop it up a little.
  8. Let the bundles cool completely. While they are cooling, we can make the cream sauce.
  9. Mix the egg yolks and the sugar in a heatproof bowl. Set bowl over a pan of very hot, but not boiling, water. You don't want the water to touch the bottom of the bowl.
  10. Use an electric mixer set on medium speed and beat the eggs and sugar for 3-5 minutes, or until the mix becomes thick. Once the mixer is leaving a trail in the mix, it is thick enough. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  11. In a large bowl, mix together the softened mascarpone and the vanilla. Add the egg yolk mix to it and beat until smooth.
  12. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  13. Swirl some of the sauce on to your plate for presentation and amazing flavor! Start in the middle, and using the back of a spoon, swirl bigger and wider until you have the size you want. If you need to add more sauce, add it to the top of what is already there, and it will blend in while you are swirling.
  14. Place the bundle on the plate and swirl with chocolate if you want to!
  15. Enjoy!
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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Peachy Blueberry Icebox Cake / #FarmersMarket

As we continue to pay tribute to #FarmersMarketWeek I thought it might be fun to revisit an oldie but a goodie when it comes to summertime desserts~Peachy Blueberry Icebox Cake! If you haven't had the pleasure to enjoy a taste of this yummy iconic summer pleasure, give it a try! 

This cake is very easy to put together. If you want to make it easier, you can use store bought whipped cream instead of making it from scratch. You can also use the regular size vanilla wafers to decorate the cake, if you don't have any mini's. Either way, it will be amazing!


Peachy Blueberry Icebox Cake
(printable recipe at end of page) 
(Serves 4)


30-40 Nilla Wafers
5-6 Mini Nilla Wafers
3 cups Whipping Cream
3-4 teaspoons Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2-3 Fresh Peaches, yellow and white
1 cup Blueberries



Line pan with plastic, overlapping edges as shown. We are making this cake upside down. Cut a piece big enough to cover the bottom and the longer sides and hang over 6"-7" on each side. Cut the same size pieces for the shorter sides of the pan. Smooth the insides a little bit, then let the plastic hang to the sides.

Whip whipping cream on high until it thickens into cream. Add sugar 1 teaspoon at a time, mixing after each addition, tasting to make sure another teaspoon is necessary. Add vanilla while mixing.
 
Peel and cut your fruit. Cut the peaches into bite sized pieces.


 Place your first layer of cookies in the pan. Cut one of the cookies in half to cover the entire bottom. Even though it is not pictured here, you will be placing the cookies on top of the plastic that we just cut and placed in the bottom of the pan.
  
On top of the cookies place a layer of whipped cream. Spread it evenly over the cookies. Mix together the yellow and white peach pieces. Place the cut peaches on top of the whipped cream. Add blueberries to the layer. 

Add another layer of cookies, whipped cream, peaches and blueberries.

Add the final layer of cookies, whipped cream, peaches and blueberries. Fold the plastic over the pan and refrigerate overnight.



Remove from freezer and unfold the plastic from the top of the pan. Place the plate you want to put the cake on upside down on the cake. Carefully flip the cake over onto the plate. Remove your pan. Carefully remove the plastic from what is now the top of your cake. 

Cover the top of the cake with whipped cream. Garnish with more blueberries and peaches. Stick some of the mini cookies into the whipped cream. You could also sprinkle the top with crushed vanilla wafers for a great taste too! 


Slice and enjoy!

Thank you for joining me for #FarmersMarketWeek! I hope you enjoyed my recipes and found something you might like to try! 

Here are more #FarmersMarketWeek recipes from fellow bloggers:


Friday’s Farmers Market Week Recipes


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    Peachy Blueberry Icebox Cake
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    Peachy Blueberry Icebox Cake

    Yield: 4-6
    Author: The Freshman Cook

    Ingredients:

    • 30-40 Nilla Wafers
    • 5-6 Mini Nilla Wafers
    • 3 cups Whipping Cream
    • 3-4 teaspoons Sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
    • 2-3 Fresh Peaches, yellow and white
    • 1 cup Blueberries

    Instructions:

    1. Line pan with plastic, overlapping edges as shown. We are making this cake upside down. Cut a piece big enough to cover the bottom and the longer sides and hang over 6"-7" on each side. Cut the same size pieces for the shorter sides of the pan. Smooth the insides a little bit, then let the plastic hang to the sides.
    2. Whip the whipping cream on high until it thickens into cream. Add the sugar 1 teaspoon at a time, mixing after each addition, and tasting to make sure another teaspoon is necessary. Add vanilla while mixing also.
    3. Peel and cut your fruit. Cut the peaches into bite sized pieces.
    4. Place your first layer of cookies in the pan. Cut one of the cookies in half to cover the entire bottom. Even though it is not pictured here, you will be placing the cookies on top of the plastic that we just cut and placed in the bottom of the pan.
    5. On top of the cookies place a layer of whipped cream. Spread it evenly over the cookies. Mix together the yellow and white peach pieces. Place the cut peaches on top of the whipped cream. Add blueberries to the layer.
    6. Add another layer of cookies, whipped cream, peaches and blueberries.
    7. Add the final layer of cookies, whipped cream, peaches and blueberries.
    8. Fold the plastic over the top of the cake and refrigerate overnight.
    9. Remove from freezer and unfold the plastic from the top of the pan. Place the plate you want to put the cake on upside down on the cake. Carefully flip the cake over onto the plate. Remove your pan. Carefully remove the plastic from what is now the top of your cake.
    10. Cover the top of the cake with whipped cream. Garnish with more blueberries and peaches. Stick some of the mini cookies into the whipped cream. You could also sprinkle the top with crushed vanilla wafers for a great taste too!
    11. Slice and enjoy!
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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Grilled Double Cherry Naan Bread Dessert / #FarmersMarketWeek


Welcome to #FarmersMarketWeek! I am so glad you are here! This week I am joining my fellow bloggers in making and sharing some wonderful and delicious recipes using products found at your local farmers market. I love the farmers market for their fresh and delicious  fruit! Have you ever bought fruit at a Farmers Market? I found both Rainier cherries and Bing cherries the last time I was there, and they smelled so incredible, I had to make them mine! Later that day I stopped at the grocery, picked up a package of Naan Bread and the result is the recipe below! I hope you enjoy these Grilled Double Cherry Naan Bread Desserts!

Grilled Double Cherry Naan Bread Dessert 
(makes 4 desserts)
(printable recipe at end of page)

1/2 pound fresh Bing Cherries
1/2 pound fresh Rainier Cherries
8 ounce Cream Cheese, softened
4 tablespoons Sour Cream
4 pieces of Naan Bread
1/4 pound Milk Chocolate



Wash the Bing cherries, and pit each one. Chop the cherries in half, and chop some of them in quarters. This gives the cherries an eye catching presentation, and makes this dessert easy to eat.


Do the same with the Rainier cherries.

Make the sauce by mixing together the softened cream cheese and the sour cream. Blend with a mixer to get a smooth finish. 

Grill the naan breads on the grill. The grill flavor on the bread is awesome, and it lends some crispiness to the finish product. Flip the bread over twice on each side.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Now let's put it all together: Spread the sauce over the grilled breads. Add the cherries, distributing them evenly on the bread. Drizzle the chocolate over the top. Enjoy!


 There are a lot of blogging friends joining in today and the rest of the week, to share their #FarmersMarketWeek recipes! Check through the list below for today's scrumptious ideas!




Monday's Farmers Market Week Recipes









Grilled Double Cherry Naan Bread Dessert
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Grilled Double Cherry Naan Bread Dessert

Yield: 4
Author: The Freshman Cook

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound fresh Bing Cherries
  • 1/2 pound fresh Rainier Cherries
  • 8 ounce Cream Cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 4 pieces of Naan Bread
  • 1/4 pound Milk Chocolate

Instructions:

  1. Wash the Bing cherries, and pit each one. Chop the cherries in half, and chop some of them in quarters. This gives the cherries an eye catching presentation, and makes this dessert easy to eat.
  2. Do the same with the Rainier cherries.
  3. Make the sauce by mixing together the softened cream cheese and the sour cream. Blend with a mixer to get a smooth finish.
  4. Grill the naan breads on the grill. The grill flavor on the bread is awesome, and it lends some crispiness to the finish product. Flip the bread over twice on each side.
  5. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave.
  6. Spread the sauce over the grilled breads. Add the cherries, distributing them evenly on the bread. Drizzle the chocolate over the top. Enjoy!
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