Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Salted Caramel Apple Pancakes / #FoodieExtravaganza

Fall is in the air, which means that it is time for caramel and apples, one of my favorite combinations!  These Salted Caramel Apple Pancakes are made with sauteed apples and melted salted caramel bits and are so quick and easy to make. You could even make the pancake batter, apples and caramel sauce the evening before. These pancakes are perfect for fall and busy mornings! All of the #FoodieExtravaganza family made pancakes today. Check out all the yummy, tasty recipes below!

Salted Caramel Apple Pancakes

1 cup Flour
1 tablespoon Sugar
2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 beaten Egg
1 cup Milk
2 tablespoons Cooking Oil
1 large Granny Smith Apple, chopped in to small bites
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 cup Salted Caramel Chips
1/4 cup Heavy Duty Whipping Cream

Mix together the flour, sugar and baking powder. Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients. Add the egg, milk and oil. Mix together. Stir just until moistened. There should be a few lumps.
Melt the caramel chips. When they are almost melted, add the cream, a little at a time, stirring until it is creamy and smooth.. 
Melt butter in a small fry pan on medium heat. Add apple pieces and sprinkle with cinnamon. Cook apples, stirring apples. Check if apples are done by piercing a few pieces with a toothpick. The apples should feel firm, but not completely soft. 
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Cook three pancakes for each order, each pancake a little smaller than the last.
Place largest pancake on plate. Top with a circle of melted caramel, and add apples. Place second pancake on top and add caramel and apples. Add top piece. 
Add caramel and apples to the top of pancake stack. Let caramel drizzle down the sides.
Enjoy your Salted Caramel Apple Pancakes! 
Thank you for joining me today! 

Keep scrolling down to see what all the #FoodieExtravaganza  members made today!

Here are few other caramel and apple recipes you might enjoy:

See more pancake ideas for this month's Foodie Extravaganza below, hosted by Caroline of Caroline's Cooking.


See more pancake ideas for this month's Foodie Extravaganza below, hosted by Caroline of Caroline's Cooking.

Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes by Cooking With Carlee
  • Buckwheat Pancakes by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Caramel Apple Pancakes by The Freshman Cook
  • Caramelized Banana Topped Pancakes by cookinandcraftin
  • Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pancakes by Sew You Think You Can Cook
  • Churro Pancakes by Cookaholic Wife
  • Corn Panki / Corn Pancakes by Sneha's Recipe
  • Heath Bar and Banana Pancakes by Our Good Life
  • Masala dosa by Caroline's Cooking
  • Peaches and Cream Crepes by Fearlessly Creative Mammas
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes by Making Miracles
  • Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Pancakes by Hardly A Goddess
  • Spring Onion Pancakes with Spicy Dipping Sauce by Food Lust People Love

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    Sunday, September 4, 2016

    Chocolate Football Cookies/ #SundaySupper

    It's football season! For me that means lots of fun foods, like cheesy appetizers, colorful drinks, spicy wings, and these chocolate football cookies! Today we are talking football, or at least football food, which is my favorite part of the game, and these football cookies are a fun treat for any fan! They take some prep and planning, and they are totally worth the time! You can even freeze the cookies once they are cooked. Then just let them thaw before you decorate!

    Chocolate Football Cookies
    (printable recipe)
    Makes 5-6 dozen cookies, depending on size

    Sugar Cookies
    4 3/4 cups Flour
    1/4 cup  Dutch Process Cocoa Powder
    3 teaspoon Baking Powder
    pinch of Salt 
    2 cups Butter, softened
    2 cups Sugar
    2 Eggs
    2 teaspoon Almond Extract 

     Royal Icing
     6 oz. Warm Water
    5 tablespoons Meringue Powder
    1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
    2.25 pounds Confectioner's Sugar 

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

    In a separate bowl mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a large mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Mix in eggs and almond extract. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients, a little at a time, until it is all incorporated and the dough comes together.
    The dough needs to be chilled. Roll a spatula full of dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper. The dough should be 1/4" thick.Cover the dough with parchment paper. Place on a cookie sheet, covered with plastic, into the refrigerator. Do this until all the dough is rolled between pieces of parchment. By the time you are done, the dough you put on the cookie sheet first will be done.
     Start cutting the dough with the cookie cutter. Place the cookies on a baking sheet and cook for 8-10 minutes. Make the frosting recipe. When cookies are done, let them cool for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely. 
    Fill a decorating bag with frosting. Start decorating the football cookies as shown above. Use a #2 tip for everything. Let dry completely.

    For more detailed directions on making the cookie dough and the frosting, read how I have made them in the past. 
    Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Baking!

    Scroll down the page to see how the rest of the #SundaySupper family is celebrating football this year! Thank you so much to Coleen from The Redhead Baker for hosting today's fun event!

    Main Dishes
    Side Dishes
    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. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

    Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!!

    Hi everyone!
    Thanks for stopping by to share and browse!
    Are you as excited as I am that it almost fall? The temperatures have yet to drop
     here in North Carolina. But soon! Very, very soon!
    Link up and share what you have been creating! Can't wait to see everything!

    Here are last weeks 3 most clicked links:

    Crispy Potato Onion Rosti

    3 Easy and Delicious Snacks for Game Day

    Texas Sheetcake - Our Family's Favorite Chocolate Cake

    Congrats to you all!

    Thank you to every one who linked up and to those who stopped by to browse!
    I am always in awe of all the talented and creative people who take the time to share!

    Here are a few ways to make the party fun for everyone: 

    1. It is so much more fun when someone clicks
     on your link and visits your page, so visit other blogs 

    if you can.

    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.

    Let's get the party started!

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Mini Vanilla Cheesecakes To Feed a Crowd

    Today I am guest posting over at Today's Creative Life. I am sharing a yummy dessert that you just might want to make for the long weekend, especially if you are entertaining! I hope you will click on the link and stop by!

    See you over at Today's Creative Life!

    Sunday, August 28, 2016

    How to Freeze Peaches and Make Peach Sauce / #SundaySupper

    If you dream about fresh peaches in the middle of the winter, this recipe is for you! How to Freeze Peaches and Make Peach Sauce is a a great way to enjoy fresh peaches all year long. This sauce is rich and tasty, full of flavor and perfect for topping ice cream, putting on biscuits, adding to shortcake, cheesecake, or anything you like to enjoy with fresh peaches. The best thing about this recipe, besides the yumminess, is the fact that you can freeze peaches from the summer, and make this recipe in the winter. The peaches freeze quickly and easily, and the "how to" for freezing follows the recipe at the end of this post. 

     Peach Sauce

    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    No Cook, Refreshing Tropical Torte

    The heat of the summer is starting to wear on me a little. How about you? I am definitely looking forward to fall! But it is still summer, and I needed a little after dinner dessert for a party I hosted last week. The entire meal was grilled, and I didn't want to heat up the kitchen with the oven, so I made this No Cook, Refreshing Tropical Torte! I used some fun fruit, like carambola (star fruit), kiwi, and mango, a favorite pound cake, and some yummy whipping cream. Sprinkle it with a bit of toasted coconut and dessert is in the fridge!
     Tropical Torte

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

    Welcome to Celebrate It!

    Apple Streusel Bundt Cake / #BundtBakers

    It is beginning to look a little like fall! Well, ok, not outside, but here at #BundtBakers, where this month we are baking bundts with apples! This Apple Streusel Bundt Cake has streusel mix on the top, and cooked apple slices in the middle. I drizzled the cake with melted caramel to get a bushel of flavor in every bite!
    Apple Streusel Bundt Cake

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    Southwest Noodle Stir Fry

    If you are not a fan of stir fry meals, I know this dish will change your mind! This Southwest Noodle Stir Fry is packed full of so many flavors, you will want to make it again and again. From the roasted corn, to the chayote squash, to the soft and luxurious noodles, this dish will leave you wanting more! With a little prep, this dish comes together quickly. Be sure to make extra for left overs!

    Southwest Noodle Stir Fry