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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. 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. I’ve had dried lavender burning a hole in my pantry for ages, so I decided it was time to make something yummy.

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Once I started looking for ideas, I was amazed to discover that there’s an entire cookbook dedicated to lavender. This book is full of delicious sounding savory and sweet recipes, divided by seasons. I plan to start making my way through The Lavender Cookbook as soon as I get my hands on a copy. 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. She's a humble cook, but knows her way around the kitchen. She's never one to shy away from butter and cream, knowing that sometimes you need a little butter to get cubed potatoes perfectly browned.

She knows how to cook a mean roast which falls apart at the mere sight of a fork. 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.

sweet tarte: chocolate covered graham cookies

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. 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. Raspberry Lemonade cupcakes « Peace, Love and French Fries. **This is an old post.

Raspberry Lemonade cupcakes « Peace, Love and French Fries

But look at the new pretty picture I took! I don’t know why it insists on showing up as a new post… After the Margarita Cupcakes were such a hit, I knew I wanted to go the cupcake route again for the BBQ. I saw these cupcakes also on Confections of a Foodie Bride – she was right on with the Margarita Cupcakes, so I trusted my gut and tried them out, with a few adaptations. I was in the grocery store, reaching for the frozen pink lemonade concentrate when I spotted the raspberry lemonade. I also changed up the frosting. Oh, and all the boys had no problem eating pink cupcakes. Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes inspired by Confections of a Foodie Bride 9oz frozen Raspberry Lemonade concentrate, thawed 1 box yellow cake mix (yep, I’m still not above using a cake mix)3 egg whites2 tbsp canola oilLemon Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below) Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg whites, oil, and lemonade concentrate. Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full. 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. The great cookie off « read . cook . digest. 50 Smoothies : Recipes and Cooking : Food Network - StumbleUpon. 1. 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. Recipe Print 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake recipe - All recipes Australia NZ - StumbleUpon. Saved as a favourite by 518 cook(s) Easy Ready in 13 minutes Picture by: Diana This is the treat my children love to make themselves after a good term at school or when they have a friend staying. One cake is big enough to share between 2 children if you can convince them of it!!!

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