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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chocolate Boston Cream Pie Trifle

Today I made a Chocolate Boston Cream Pie Trifle! One of my favorite desserts from when I was growing up was a Boston Cream Pie. I was always fascinated with the fact that it was really a cake, but called a pie. Why? No one could tell me. I have since learned that the Boston Cream Pie was originally made in colonial times and the colonists used to bake cakes in pie tins because most people didn't have cake pans, only pie pans. Makes sense! So, fast forward to 2014. I decided to put a slight twist on the traditional and make my Boston Cream Pie with chocolate cake. Actually, I used a Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake. I transformed the pie into a trifle, making it something a little special, and I think it works. Let me know what you think!
Chocolate Boston Cream Pie Trifle
 Chocolate Boston Cream Pie Trifle

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bunny Bark!

It's almost time to fill the Easter Baskets, so I'm glad I got this easy to make, Bunny Bark to you! Everyone would love getting this Bunny Bark in their Basket. It's colorful, fun, and is a treat that everyone loves. It's full of  marshmallow bunnies, pretzel bunnies, candy coated sixlets and sprinkles! You might even have most of the ingredients already in your pantry!
bunny bark
 Bunny Bark

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mr. McGregor's Marshmallow Carrots

These Marshmallow Carrots are not the ones that Peter Rabbit was munching on in Mr. McGregor's garden, but I think you will like them. You start with homemade marshmallow, cut out some carrots with a cookie cutter, add some orange sanding sugar, add some licorice greens, and you have a marshmallow carrot similar to a peep! It would have been fun if these had been growing in Mr. McGregor's garden!

Peep like  marshmallow carrots
Mr. McGregors Marshmallow Carrots

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Pink Peeps Cake

Hello Peeps! It's Peeps time and today I have a Pink Peeps Cake to get you a Peep-ish mood. It's also reveal day for the Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge, and this month our ingredients are white chocolate and, yes, you guessed it, Peeps!

Peep Cake
 Pink Peeps Cake

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Chocolate Mint Bread Pudding

Spring is in the air and so is mint. Of course chocolate is always in season in my kitchen, so I put the two together to make this decadent Chocolate Mint Bread Pudding. The mint comes from Oreo Mint Fudge Cookies, my newest, yummy addiction. Add semi sweet chocolate chunks, and you have a rich, tasty bread pudding that you can't get enough of.
bread pudding, mint and chocolate
Chocolate Mint Bread Pudding

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs w/ a Quick and Easy Sauce

 Do you love meatballs? How about Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs!? Ya know, I don't think I have ever heard anyone say no to that question!  Whether you are 1 or 100, everyone seems to love meatballs. Add this quick and easy sauce, and they will love you too!
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs w/a Quick and Easy Sauce

Monday, March 24, 2014

Linzer Buttercream Spring Cookies

I am really ready for spring! So, in the hopes of nudging things along, hoping that it might arrive earlier, rather than later, I made some Linzer Buttercream Cookies in spring colors! I used the daisy cutout for the center because that was the only cutout that was "spring like". Then wouldn't you know that I was at HomeGoods yesterday, and I saw a Linzer cutout set made just for spring! Oh well! I hope these cookies make you smile!
 Linzer Buttercream Cookies for spring
Linzer Buttercream Spring Cookies

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Chicken Sausage and Mushroom Flatbread Appetizer

This month for the Improv Cooking Challenge I made a Chicken Sausage and Mushroom Flatbread Appetizer. Our necessary ingredients were sausage and mushrooms. I added scallions and red, yellow and orange sweet peppers as a topping and a homemade sausage gravy as the base. It has the appearance of a fancy pants appetizer with a "just plain folks" taste you are going to love.
Flatbread appetizer with sausage and mushroom

Chicken Sausage and Mushroom Flatbread Appetizer

Monday, March 17, 2014

Butter Mint Green Swirl Cupcakes w/ Bailey's Irish Cream Whipped Cream Frosting and Chocolate Drizzle!


Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone! I hope you have a wonderful and lucky day! What do you think of my Butter Mint, Green Swirl Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Creme Whipped Cream Frosting and Chocolate Drizzle?!  It is a mouthful, isn't it? But then, so are these cupcakes! I made them to celebrate the day, and to share with you!
St. Patrick's Favorite Cupcakes
St. Patrick's Favorite Cupcakes

Friday, March 14, 2014

Irish Stew

I make Irish Stew every year. Earlier this year, I bought a new cookbook called, "The Complete Irish Pub Cookbook". So, I decided to try their recipe this year, and I liked it.  If possible, make the stew a day ahead of time. The extra time allows the flavors to meld together for a rich, deep taste. As in most years, I used beef in place of the lamb. I hope you enjoy it!

Irish Stew