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Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie. In addition to these Pumpkin Nut Belgian Waffles, my hubby requested this pie for his recent birthday.

Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie

Since he was a self-proclaimed ‘cookie monster’, I didn’t even offer to bake him a birthday cake. Instead, I asked him if he’d like a cookie tart instead. Surprisingly, he requested this Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter pie. The title definitely says it all: Oreos, chocolate, peanut butter, frozen, and pie. How can anything go wrong with that? Adapted from Martha Stewart’s Pies & Tarts Ingredients: For the crust 36 chocolate wafer cookies (8 oz), broken into pieces, or 1 3/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter 3 Tablespoons dark brown sugar Pinch of salt For the filling 6 ounces cream cheese (brought to room temperature) 3/4 cup confectioners sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups heavy cream For the garnish 1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate (preferably 55% cacao or greater) 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter. & Hot Chocolate on a Stick {Gift Idea} & Whipperberry.

Some Kitchen Stories Mummy Pumpkin Muffins. Sarah had finally stopped laughing.

Some Kitchen Stories Mummy Pumpkin Muffins

There was nothing remotely funny about staring down a dark, ancient tunnel as a flood of icy water came rushing toward your small, helpless, all-too-fragile body. The water surged toward them as if eager to snuff them out. Despite her agile laugh, Sarah had always been somewhat useful in a crisis. As the water came crashing and screaming toward them, she looked to her right and saw a small foothold and then another. Beside her, the professor had turned to run, though the tunnel they’d just traversed was long and winding and, she knew, held no refuge.

They scrambled up the rock face and Sarah ignored the professor’s moaning about having to leave the wall and his precious tools behind. They climbed blindly, Sarah’s heart going a mile a minute as her boots easily found the next foothold and the next. They climbed, moving inward as they did and the professor whimpered over the rocks that jabbed at their palms and wrists, Sarah nudging him on from behind. The Infamous Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies - StumbleUpon. Happy Hour Friday and a Smoretini — A Denver Colorado Food Blog - Sharing f... Welcome to the 2nd week of Happy Hour Friday.

Happy Hour Friday and a Smoretini — A Denver Colorado Food Blog - Sharing f...

Guess it’s official now that I’ve managed two full weeks in a row!! My trip to Boulder Distillery and the Vootbeer were so well received last week that I’m encouraged that people are enjoying Happy Hour Friday on Creative Culinary. If you have a cocktail or appetizer that you would like to share; be sure to add them each Friday at the end of the post. Guinness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream « Peace, Love and French Fries.

If you haven’t noticed yet, my ice cream maker is quickly becoming one of my favorite kitchen appliances.

Guinness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream « Peace, Love and French Fries

Nothing compares to homemade ice cream in the freezer, no preservatives, no unpronouncable ingredients. Not that it makes it healthy by any means, but at least there’s no artificial gunk in my ice cream. And when I got David Lebovitz’s Perfect Scoop as a gift (you rock Amelia!) My fascination with making ice cream has slowly progressed to an obsession. This is one of the first recipes I spotted when looking through the book for the first time.

Something Shiny: Pumpkin Yeast Bread — Three Ways. Spicy icecream: Vanilla Bean Glazed Scones with Rhubarb and Gin Jam + 13 Ways with Rhubarb! Lavender Shortbread Cookies. The Pastry Affair - Home - Grandma's Applesauce. My Grandma is one of the best cooks I know.

The Pastry Affair - Home - Grandma's Applesauce

Every time I visit my grandparents on their farm, my grandmother, without exception, prepares a beautiful feast. She always jokes that her food "isn't any good," but my family knows better, reassuring her once again that no one can cook like she can. Sweet tarte: chocolate covered graham cookies. I've never seen the show Hoarders, but if A&E ever shows up at my door, I'll know exactly what they're here for. It's not the shoes, or the bangle bracelets, or even the drawer full of patterned dish towels that keeps getting stuck shut because I've stuffed it too full. It's the cookbooks. Cookbooks from restaurants, cookbooks from trips, cookbooks I've received as gifts. Well-loved cookbooks with dog-eared pages and chocolate splattered covers that I pull down from the shelf at least once a week. Hey, Sugar: Classic Cookies. Bridget Lancaster knows her way around the kitchen.

Hey, Sugar: Classic Cookies

This summer, she posted a recipe for chewy sugar cookies. Normally, sugar cookies seem kind of ho-hummy, but if Bridget gave them the thumbs up, I was game. Here's what I love about recipes from America's Test Kitchen: they're incredibly detailed. Baking is a science, so good instructions are a must. And you always get them from ATK. Raspberry Lemonade cupcakes « Peace, Love and French Fries. **This is an old post.

Raspberry Lemonade cupcakes « Peace, Love and French Fries

Family Kitchen - StumbleUpon. I have been experimenting with different mug cakes every since I heard about them about a year ago.

Family Kitchen - StumbleUpon

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. The great cookie off « read . cook . digest. Do I have your attention?

the great cookie off « read . cook . digest

If you’re thinking what the hell is bacon doing in Katie’s great cookie off post, then you and I are not cut from the same cloth my friend. In my world, bacon is always an honorary guest at any of my parties. For anyone who knows me personally, you’ll know that I cook to decompress. 50 Smoothies : Recipes and Cooking : Food Network - StumbleUpon. Recipe Print 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake recipe - All recipes Australia NZ - StumbleUpon. Trick-or-treat cookies. Last year at Halloween, we didn't get to pass out any candy because we went trick-or-treating at a friend's neighborhood and didn't get home until late.

trick-or-treat cookies

So we had this huge unopened bag of chocolate candy left over.