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Cooks-in-College. 10 Delicious Recipes Made With Sailor Jerry Rum. Twix Cheesecakes – Gingerbread Bagels. 10 Rich Recipes for National Cheesecake Day. Strawberry & Chocolate Nachos. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: sometimes the best creations are the ones you don’t set out to create!

Strawberry & Chocolate Nachos

This might be my new favorite thing. It’s the perfect easy, throw-together, family style dessert for summer. I did a local tv segment this week and made my Baked Cinnamon Chips and Fruit Salsa. When I got home I had a bag full of cinnamon chips left over and started snacking. Then my boys walked in from the back yard with handfuls of strawberries from our garden and I started thinking about how chocolate covered strawberries sounded so good right then because my first thought when I see any sort of food product is how it would taste covered in chocolate.

So I chopped up those berries and let them sit in a spoonful of sugar for a bit. Then I sprinkled them all over those crispy cinnamon-sugar coated chips. I grabbed some chocolate chips, and ate a few. Adding just a touch of vegetable oil or shortening to your chocolate makes it nice and smooth for drizzling. Holy Frijoles. How to Make Margarita Cupcakes. Cinco de Mayo will soon be here (May 5th for those non-Spanish speakers).

How to Make Margarita Cupcakes

Though it’s a Mexican holiday, here in Southern California, Cinco de Mayo celebrations are pretty widespread… mostly an excuse to eat Mexican food and partake in downing a few margaritas. We had a party last year for that very reason. These Margarita Cupcakes are fun for a Cinco de Mayo party, but they surely can be made for any festive, adult occasion…emphasis on adult. They do have a bit of tequila in them, so it’s probably best to keep them away from the little ones. Also in these cupcakes is margarita mix and Grand Marnier. These are simple cupcakes that begin with a box of white cake mix.

The icing is a Lime Buttercream. I thought this might be a fun way to serve them too, but then things might get kind of, um, interesting when you have your guests licking the bottoms of the shot glasses. Have fun with these… They were a big hit with my taste testers! Recipe} The Most AMAZING Chocolate Cake… EVER. Cheesecake in a Jar with Blueberries, Strawberries, Granola + More! Posted May 24, 2011 | 18 Comments What’s more fun than yummy cheesecake?

Cheesecake in a Jar with Blueberries, Strawberries, Granola + More!

Cheesecake in a jar, of course! It’s clear that I have a bit of an obsession with anything in a jar these days (such as bubbles, cookies, cherry pie, ice cream + candles to name a few…) and cheesecake is no exception. The best part of cheesecake has to be the fruit pairings. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries… you name it, I love it. Source And, yummy blackberry curd cheesecake in a jar, too - source Don’t forget the custom stamped spoons for added charm! How to Make Marshmallow Fondant. This time I decided to make it with those mini fruit flavored marshmallows.

How to Make Marshmallow Fondant

I had to sort them by colour first. I figured they would add a little bit of flavor to the fondant so I wouldn't have to add much flavoring oil. I use gel colours to dye my fondant but regular food colouring will work too. You won't be able to get really dark colours without making your fondant sticky, but for lighter colours you can just even it out with more icing sugar. I also had lemon oil and coconut flavoring on hand.. oh la la the value brand (which still works fine). Step One: Take a couple of handfuls of marshmallows and put them in a microwave safe bowl. I like to make smaller batches because its easier to add the colour to the melted marshmallow than it is to work the colour into the fondant later. Step Two: Stick the marshmallows in the microwave for ten seconds at a time until the are puffed up and easily stir into a goo with a wooden spoon. Step Three: