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Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. Alright, confession time.

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

My first impression of these cookies was not a super positive one. I mean, don’t get me wrong…I love a good chocolate chip cookie. And Oreos easily top the list among my favorite “store bought” cookies. The idea of combining them just threw me. Creamy Caramel Apple Shortcakes. You remember those caramel apples on a stick that you loved as a kid, I don’t know too many people that don’t like them, except for maybe those with dentures or braces.

Creamy Caramel Apple Shortcakes

This is a great grown up version of caramel apples, or a great substitute for baking an entire apple pie. This caramel sauce is creamy divinity and makes enough for you to add to anything you put in your mouth, at least for the next few days! Make this for your Valentine or as an addition to any great meal! Don’t be intimidated by making your own shortcakes or the length of this recipe. It’s super easy and the perfect basic stepping stone for any kid of shortcakes or biscuits. The original recipe can be found in this wonderful cookbook, Luscious Creamy Desserts by Lori Longbotham. Someone Left The Cake Out In The Rain. Deep Fried Strawberries. I know what you may be thinking.

Deep Fried Strawberries

It’s a little out of the ordinary BUT if you give this a try, I think you just might be pleasantly surprised. Strawberries are everywhere right now and I’m always looking for ways to use them. We’ve already shared a trio of beverage ideas using strawberries: STRAWBERRY MARGARITA GRANITA , STRAWBERRY AGUA FRESCA , and a NUTELLA STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE. When my friend mentioned to me that she had DEEP FRIED STRAWBERRIES for dessert while dining out the other night I knew immediately I HAD to make them and I’m so happy I did. I went with a more savory batter to compliment the sweet, sweet strawberries and was super pleased with the results. We dipped ours in NUTELLA and the kids enjoyed theirs with a small bit of Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup. I also left the stems on making it easier to hold onto while battering. What to do: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Cookie-Stuffed Cookies. [Photographs: Adam Kuban] Have you seen Pinterest yet?

Cookie-Stuffed Cookies

(Yeah, we're on there — go follow us if you'd like.) I was on that site a couple weeks ago when I saw the most friggin' amazing thing: Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies. La La Love You. Is it weird that Valentines Day is one of my #1 favorite holidays?

La La Love You

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles. I’ve never liked chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Go ahead and throw tomatoes at me if you’d like, but I don’t like ’em. They’re just a plain old cookie, after all, with a few studs of chocolate chips in them. They’re nothing special to me, unless you get some cookie dough-action before it meets its fate in the oven. The ice cream you’ve never seen before (32 pics) Strawberry Buckle Muffins. Occasionally, I take an online stroll through this blog to check on things, as I did yesterday.

Strawberry Buckle Muffins

Aside from finding, and correcting, an embarrassing number of typographical errors that somehow slipped past me earlier (blush), I also asked myself: What’s missing here in terms of foods that readers and I both love and cook often? And I was surprised to find that I hadn’t published a single muffin recipe. Zero. Funnel Cakes - Two Ways. Who can resist those soft and ever so slightly crispy rafts of fried dough?

Funnel Cakes - Two Ways

Most folks only get them one or two times a year at a fair or some other outdoor overeating extravaganza. That need not be the case. They are fun and fairly easy to make. A wild hair emerged last night and I decided ditch the standard powdered sugar for dark chocolate ganache and lemon vanilla glaze. Ingredients1 1/3 cup Flour3/4 cup Milk1 Egg, beaten2 Tbsp Sugar1 1/4 tsp Salt3/4 tsp Baking powder1/2 tsp Baking sodaCanola oil for frying For the ganache3 oz Good dark chocolate, chopped (I used Scharffen Berger Semisweet)1/3 cup Heavy cream For the glaze1/4 cup Sugar2 tsp Heavy cream1/4 tsp Vanilla extractZest of one lemonJuice of one lemon (about two tablespoons)Pinch of salt MethodMake the ganache by bringing the cream just to a simmer in a small sauce pan over medium heat.

Add the chocolate and remove the pan from the heat. Let sit for five minutes to allow the chocolate to melt. Set aside and let cool. What goes into making chocolate bowls. Leave it up to me to mess up every recipe in the world... but on the flipside, by experiencing everything that goes wrong, I end up learning the most.I had seen these bowls from Stephanie's Kitchen, and decided it was a fantastic idea for my food independent study. ingredients: chocolate, and balloons!

what goes into making chocolate bowls

First, a giant bar of chocolate all the way from taiwan! And it's -special- grade, whatever that means. Cookie Dough Dip. Go put on your stretchy pants.

Cookie Dough Dip

Seriously. Do it now. Some days, I find that certain recipes speak to me. Better-Than-Crack-Brownies, Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles, Cake Batter Bark… those things excite me. Delicious Meliscious - a cooking blog by Melissa: Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. Not being a fan of chocolate covered strawberries, I was happy to find these CHEESECAKE stuffed strawberries on The Novice Chef. You only need a few ingredients to put these together and they turn out to be quite impressive. Try them - you won't be disappointed! Ingredients:2 quarts of fresh Strawberries1 box Jello No Bake Cheesecake (I used this box mix and it came with the graham cracker crumbs. Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries. Call me easily amused, but these little torch-topped cupcakes delight me. Besides being a cute novelty item for a party, I think they would add a little drama to the end of a romantic meal. Cakespy: Behemoth Crumb Cake. Jessie Oleson (aka Cakespy) drops by every Monday to share a delicious dessert recipe.

—The Mgmt. [Original artwork and photographs: Jessie Oleson] When it comes to crumb, I have a theory: if some is good, more is better. Know your apples: The spectrum of apple flavors. Anonymous said... Saved to my iPhone for future reference. THANKS! July 20, 2010 at 4:39 PM the only one i like is granny smith ha ha.. August 11, 2010 at 4:48 AM. Apple Pie Egg Rolls : : Miss in the Kitchen. Apple Cake in an Iron Skillet.

Blog Archive » Caramel-Apple Pie. October 6, 2010 | Print | E-mail | Filed under apple, caramel, pie In the spirit of all the apple picking we did a few weeks ago with friends and the baking session that ensued afterward (for the girls, anyway), we made several apple pies. I think the total count of baked goods made was six pies and one crisp…in addition to the doughnut holes, of course. The crazy part was that each of us had a ton of apples left over. Upside Down Apple Pie. If you consider yourself “pie crust challenged”, this recipe is your new best friend. Apple Jalapeno Gruyere Grilled Mini Calzones. Apple BBQ Sauce. The weather is already feeling very fallish here in western Massachusetts and it is making me happy about my choice to leave Bermuda.