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The best new recipes from The Kitchn. Five of the Best Sweet Treats to Try in Paris. Sweet Treats in Paris by Canon s3 When strolling along famous Paris streets like the Champs-Elysées and Rue Royale, your nose will be assaulted by delicious odors wafting from some of the greatest bakers, confectioners and chocolatiers in France.

Five of the Best Sweet Treats to Try in Paris

Don’t be tempted by imitators – when in Paris, go for the original and best creators of world-famous sweet treats. See the top five places to satisfy your sweet tooth and your sense of occasion below… 1) for bonbons: l’Etoile d’Or Bernachon chocolates Paris by Ricardo Denise Acabo’s knowledge of chocolate is the stuff of local legend and though the French may passionately debate about which type is their favourite, everyone agrees that the perfect delivery system for her chocolate masterpieces are her heavenly bonbons.

Where: 30 Rue Pierre Fontaine 2) for hot chocolate: Angelina Cafe Glorious Angelina's Hot Chocolate by Ingrid Where: 226 Rue de Rivoli 3) for a glazed croissant: Pierre Hermé Pierre Hermé Croissant by Michal 4) for ice cream: Berthillon. Brown Butter Double Fudge Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cookies. Little bit of a mouthful there.

Brown Butter Double Fudge Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cookies

But it’s like a cookie on top of another cookie! Yeah. Like total dirty cookie on cookie action. Except these ones down below wanted to try a few different positions. I dunno… they’re all mixed up. In order to solve a common I-want-a-chocolate-CHOCOLATE-cookie-but-he-wants-a-plain-chocolate chip-cookie dilemma that happens like, every single weekend here… I made both. Some of them smashed up against each other while others sat on top of each other but in the end, they all tasted… fantabulous. And then they tasted extra delicious after I spent two hours cleaning out the contents of our bar (take that as you will), after he spent three hours organizing the pantry (that was weird) and after we both needed to severely eat our emotions immediately post-Boardwalk Empire finale.

WHAT was that. ??????? Why??? Then I tried to dunk a cookie in milk and failed. I need cookie dunking lessons, a redo on season 2 (thanks HBO), and a salad. [from giant rainbow cookies] Baked Banana Monkey Bread. Sunday’s are rough around this house.

Baked Banana Monkey Bread

It has become our day of boredom, cleaning and more boredom. My husband has to get his things together for the new work week, our son gets grumpy about school the next day and for me and the girls, it’s nothing different really. So we all get a little bored and stir crazy especially during the winter months. So I just decided to take some me time in the kitchen to fight the boredom, armed with biscuits, sugar, cinnamon and bananas.

The plan: monkey bread. I just leave you with some mouth watering pictures from the monkey bread I made. Fruity and Sweet. Gooey and Crispy. Soft and Irresistible. Grasshopper Brownie Bars. For the brownie base: 3/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon dark unsweetened cocoa powder (like Valrhona) 5 ounces good quality dark chocolate (60 to 72%), coarsely chopped 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into 1 inch cubes 3/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 3 large eggs, at room temperature 1 teaspoons vanilla extract For the buttercream: 3/4 cups sugar 2 tablespoons flour 3/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter, softened but still cool, cut into small cubes 3 tablespoons creme de menthe 1 teaspoon peppermint extract For the chocolate glaze: 6 ounces good-quality dark chocolate (60 to 72%), coarsely chopped 1 teaspoon light corn syrup 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened, cut into cubes To make the brownie base: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Grasshopper Brownie Bars

Butter the sides and bottom of a glass or light-colored metal 9-by-13-inch pan. Line the bottom with a sheet of parchment paper, and butter the parchment. Planting A Pineapple. Did y’all know that you can take this and turn it into… This?

Planting A Pineapple

And that this will eventually produce… This? Yes, I’m talking about turning your average, ordinary grocery store pineapple into a tropical showpiece within your home. A plant that is not only impressive but will WOW! Planting a Pineapple 1. 2. 3. In 24 months (sounds better than two years) it will look like this. You will have an actual, large, utterly delicious pineapple in 24-36 months. The thought of growing my own pineapple always makes me smile and giggle just a little bit. Now what am I supposed to do with all of this leftover pineapple? I see something sweet coming soon. While you’re waiting for me to make something yummy with the leftovers, go ahead and plant a pineapple.

Be adventurous plant a pineapple. Hugs, Tickled Red *Please bear in mind that I am not a hortoculturist. Tagged as: Gardening, Pineapple, Tropical Fruit. Lunch Lady Bars. Do you attend cookie exchanges this time of year?

Lunch Lady Bars

I’ve only ever attended a couple of them in my life, but every year, I tell myself that I’m either going to attend one or host one. Of course, this usually doesn’t happen. But I’m so excited because this year, I actually am attending one, and I couldn’t be more excited. My mind has been filled with cookie ideas, and I’ve been scouring cookbooks, trying to decide what I want to take. There are about a million cookies I’d like to try, but guess what? This is yet another Pinterest find. Be forewarned, though – these babies are addictive. Named after cookie bars served in a high school cafeteria, these chocolate chip bars are soft, moist, and addictive! Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or a mix of both Instructions Preheat the oven to 350F. 50 Smoothies : Recipes and Cooking.

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50 Smoothies : Recipes and Cooking

Banana Blend 2 bananas, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice. 2. Strawberry-Banana Blend 1 banana, 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice. 3. Strawberry Shortcake Blend 2 cups strawberries, 1 cup crumbled pound cake, 1 1/2 cups each milk and ice, and sugar to taste. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Favorite Holiday Cookies. Crazy Domestic: Melted Snowman Cookies. I saw a picture of these the other day on Allrecipes.com and thought it was such a cute idea, I had to try it.

Crazy Domestic: Melted Snowman Cookies

After googleing it, I found a good tutorial on Stacy's Sweet Shop. I modified a few things to make it more simple for me (less homemade more store bought). To see the original Melted Snowman Cookie, and meet the inventor herself, go check out Meaghan (great name) @ The Decorated Cookie! Here's what I used: •1 package Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix•10 large marshmallows•Betty Crocker Cookie Icing (white and orange)•Wilton Decorating Icing Tubes in Black, Red, Green, Blue and Pink***it would have been a lot cheaper if I had just made the icing myself, see Stacy's tutorial for a good recipe)*** Here's what I did: •Mix cookie mix according to directions, or prepare your favorite cut out sugar cookie recipe, then just grab a golf ball sized chunk and squish it down until it's about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.

To have your ideas featured on Crazy Domestic, click HERE. Better-Than-Crack-Brownies. I’m sorry for doing this to you.

Better-Than-Crack-Brownies

I really am. But see, last Friday while I was on a 10-hour road trip heading for vacation, I received this recipe from a reader named Liz. Liz, I love you. That’s all I have to say. I was tortured by this recipe for a full 8 days before I could make it. So it was the first thing I made when I returned home. These are an absolute sin. I really don’t have any words, other than you must try them.

They may also change your waistline too. But that’s okay. It’s all in the name of chocolate. Better-Than-Crack Brownies 1 batch brownies (boxed mix or oooey gooey brownies) 1/2 cup salted peanuts (if don’t have salted, add sea salt) 1 cup chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips 1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 tablespoon butter 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal Mix brownies according to directions, and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 9 x 13 baking dish.

While they are finishing baking, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Mr. Icings Recipes at Bake Decorate Celebrate! - StumbleUpon. Snickerdoodle, Peanut Butter Chocolate, and Double Chocolate Fudge Cookie Dough Dips. I have this little flaw, and it’s called impatience.

Snickerdoodle, Peanut Butter Chocolate, and Double Chocolate Fudge Cookie Dough Dips

Okay, it’s a huge flaw. Massive. Enormous. I attribute this to growing up in the internet generation and getting everything likerightthisverysecond. Admitting you have a problem is the first step, right? Instead of cooking dinner, I belted “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas” eight times until I got the perfect, whiny voice. And grew more impatient by the second, so much so that my finger was pulsating over the publish button at 8:45. For instance… peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough dip. And double chocolate fudge cookie dough dip. Even creamy snickerdoodle cookie dough dip. I wish I could pick a favorite. Except right now it’s that stupid hippopotamus song. I started by making a normal-sized batch of cookie dough dip, then separated the mixture into three equal parts – going a little heavy-handed on the snickerdoodle dip portion since it wouldn’t have any extras added in like peanut butter or cocoa powder.

Cookie Dough Dip Trio. Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread — Joy the Baker - StumbleUpon. I’m sorry. I know it’s Monday morning and you probably came here for some pretty pictures of food that you could glance at, and then move on with your day… and here I go thrusting warm, soft cinnamon sugar bread in your face. It’s not fair. I know it’s not fair. I know that now you’re craving cinnamon rolls, and cream cheese frosting and chili fries and hot dogs.

I am too… and I already ate half of this warm bread. You don’t deserve this sort of torture. This bread hits all the comfort spots in my soul. I’m sorry and you’re welcome and I love you. Let’s start at the beginning. I did this all without the use of a stand mixer and dough hook. This dough can be made and left to rise , then refrigerated overnight for use in the morning. This is the dough just before it’s left to rise. After the dough has rested and risen for an hour, I knead it in a few tablespoons of flour. This is the part in the bread process where you can wrap the dough and place it in the fridge to rest overnight. Mingmakescupcakes.yolasite.com from yolasite.com - StumbleUpon. Nutella Mug Cake. I have been experimenting with different mug cakes every since I heard about them about a year ago. None of them have been winners.

They were either too chewy, too dry, or not sweet enough. Well, I continued experimenting, and thought why not add some decadent Nutella into the mix. I modified the classic mug cake recipe, added Nutella, and a little more milk and oil than I had been using before. The results were beyond amazing. I made these quick desserts today for my father and sister-in-law. Nutella Mug Cake Ingredients 4 tablespoons self rising flour 4 tablespoons white granulated sugar 1 egg 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 3 tablespoons Nutella 3 tablespoons milk 3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil Method 1. 2.

Note: Depending on the wattage of your microwave, you may have to increase cooking time. Makes 1 very large serving. For even more desserts in jar check out our slideshow “Contain Yourself! And if you love Nutella, you’ll devour these 15 spell-binding recipes! Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are the perfect dessert treat! Can I just say that I have died and gone to heaven. Cheesecake stuffed strawberries….how have I not made these before?! I’m serious. They are amazing!

Making up the filling was a breeze too. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Yield: 10 - 12 strawberries (depending on size) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound large strawberries 8 ounce block cream cheese – softened 3 – 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (depends on how sweet you want the filling) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or use almond, lemon, etc. ) Graham cracker crumbs Source: Inspired by pictures seen on Pinterest Directions: Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla with a mixer or by hand. You could also drizzle or dip strawberries in chocolate if desired. Enjoy!!!