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Spoon Fork Bacon — Page 5 - StumbleUpon. This Sunday my boyfriend and I will be running in our very first 5k.

Spoon Fork Bacon — Page 5 - StumbleUpon

I’m so scared….like petrified. We moved into a new apartment a couple months ago, which happens to be right next to the beach. When we moved we promised each other and ourselves that we would try our hardest to not take living by the water for granted and that we would make the most of beach living. I guess it has sort of become our suedo “resolution” for the year….so far, so good! Something we’ve taken up due to the move are beach runs. Anyway, I have no idea why, but this time around things are different. Cream Cheese Squares Recipe - - StumbleUpon. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake. Ever. Recipe - - StumbleUpon. How to Pipe Icing Roses — Zoe Bakes - StumbleUpon. I baked this spring bouquet of cupcakes for my Weekend Baker post on the Cooking Channel blog.

How to Pipe Icing Roses — Zoe Bakes - StumbleUpon

I was limited in space and wanted to go into a bit lot more detail on how to pipe the icing roses. Creating these flowers is not at all difficult, but it helps to have some simple tricks of the trade. With a little practice and the right tools you can easily recreate these flowers. The contrasting color that tips the petals is one of those easy tricks that takes them from ordinary roses to extraordinary. Here is how I did it: You can find my recipe for the cupcakes on the Cooking Channel Piping Icing (This recipe is easy to pipe with and it has lots of body, so the flowers will have structure and not flop over. (makes about 8 large roses. 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 2 tablespoons shortening (This gives a little insurance that it won’t melt in your hands as you are piping) 4 cups confectioners’ sugar pinch salt Food Coloring (I prefer gel or paste for intense colors) (Ateco #914)

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. Now you’re talkin’. I’d much rather drown my sorrows in a bowl of cookie dough than nibble a dozen “cookies” dipped in milk. I know there are plenty of cookie-dough-nay-sayers out there… you know, the salmonella scare and all . Chilled dough is rolled into 1-inch balls. Those chilled dough balls are dipped in chocolate and then placed onto waxed paper to set. I dipped a few in Ghirardelli White Chocolate Bark and a few in the Chocolate version too. Oh yeah! Yield: 3 to 4 dozen truffles Prep Time: 45 min + chilling time.

Cinnamon Toast&Rolls - Circle B Kitchen - Circle B Kitchen - StumbleUpon. The USDA released its new food pyramid the other day (which is actually a plate now instead of a pyramid), and I am sorely disappointed to report that cinnamon rolls did not appear anywhere on that plate.

Cinnamon Toast&Rolls - Circle B Kitchen - Circle B Kitchen - StumbleUpon

I think by now most of us know what should be on our dinner plate in terms of healthy, well-rounded nutrient-laden meals, but it is my considered opinion that our breakfast plate should include cinnamon rolls now and then. And not just any cinnamon roll, mind you, but how ‘bout a homemade cinnamon roll hybrid that is a cross between a cinnamon roll and cinnamon toast, is super easy to make and gosh darn delicious. In honor of their ancestry, I call these little gems cinnamon toast rolls, and here’s all you need to make them… Yep. That’s it… some soft white bread, some butter and some cinnamon sugar. Trim the crusts off of the bread Roll the bread really flat Brush both sides of the bread with butter Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar Cinnamon Toast Rolls Click here for a printable recipe. The Baker Chick: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes - StumbleUpon. - StumbleUpon.

Chocolate Cheesecake Cake You know how some people really don’t get along well with their In-Laws? - StumbleUpon

How visits with them are stressful and awkward and generally awful for many people? Yeah, not me. I got kinda lucky on that whole “in-law” thing. And I’m not just writing this to kiss-up to my in-laws because I know there’s a good chance they’re reading this. It happened to be my dear Father-in-Law’s birthday last weekend. If you followed my blog over the holidays, you may have seen me make that oh-so-yummy Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake.

I always, always bake my cheesecakes in a “water bath.” That baked cheesecake is popped into the freezer and allowed to freeze up nice and firm. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are the perfect dessert treat!

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

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.