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Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes | The First Year. Jan 21 Who wants to come to my house for Valentine’s Day? For our first dessert course we will be having Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes with a dollop of hot fudge. Did you catch that? I said for the first dessert course. Valentine’s Day is all about dessert and chocolate, and homemade pizza. We’ve been baking up a Valentine’s Day storm in our kitchen – and we’ve been sharing some sneak peeks on our Facebook and Instagram pages, we invite you to join us so you’ll never miss out on this deliciousness. I almost forgot about the best part of these mini chocolate strawberry cheesecakes.. they are healthier than regular mini cheesecakes! Which means it’s okay to have two, haha!

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes Ingredients Cheesecakes 12 foil baking cups (must be foil!) Topping Fat free hot fudge, a dollop per cheesecake Slice of strawberry, one per cheesecake Instructions Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Mini Strawberry Swirl Cheesecakes | Gimme Delicious. Rainbow Cubes | Hungry Rabbit. If you’ve lived in Manhattan for years, you might overlook the festivities of any particular weekend.

For many, however, the NYC Gay Pride March is an annual event to remember the struggles of years past and a symbol of how far the gay community has come since the 1969 Stonewall Riot. Yes, there are many parties and eye candy all weekend long, but the true beauty lies in the honesty of those who dared to express their difference individuality. In NYC around the last week of June, just before you are bombarded with red, white, and blue for Independence Day, there are sightings of rainbows—rainbow flags to be specific. The flags are signs of diversity and the embracing of different cultures, but they have become the worldwide symbol of gay pride.

Last year, I made Rainbow Cookies in anticipation for New York to pass the same-sex marriage law, and it happened. There was much celebration and I even went to City Hall to witness my friend’s nuptials on the very first day of legal marriage. 1. Individual Oreo Red Velvet Cheesecakes - Sugar Apron. It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and I couldn’t possibly let it go by without a sweet little red dessert to share.Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

I don’t like to make a big deal out of it, personally. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fun way to celebrate the people you love in your life. But, I think the V-Day puts a lot of pressure on couples to make the day special, and if two people in a relationship have different expectations of what is going to happen on Valentine’s Day, they could have issues. When you really care for someone, there are many ways and opportunities to show it, and why not forget about material gifts this year and give your Valentine something that is 100 times more valuable? Instead of dinner in a crowded restaurant, make him or her an unforgettable meal at home. This is my suggestion how to sweeten your love.

Individual Oreo Red Velvet Cheesecakes Ingredients Instructions For the crust: Preheat oven to 350 F. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies. Sometimes, red velvet cakes are known more for their brilliant coloring than they are for their flavor because it is easier to simply make the cake look fancy than put together a great recipe. Flavor is unquestionably the most important thing for a baked good to have, but it sure doesn’t hurt to have a “wow” factor on top of that. These Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies definitely have an impressive look and a delicious combination of flavors to back it up. Red velvet cake usually has a hint of both cocoa and buttermilk flavors to it and gets most of its color from the addition of red food coloring.

For these brownies, I opted to leave out the buttermilk to keep a fudgy, brownie-like texture and add just enough food coloring to give these normally chocolate-colored brownies a deep red hue. The brownie batter is made with dark chocolate and you definitely get a much bigger chocolate hit from these than you might from a slice of red velvet cake.

Preheat oven to 350F. Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom: Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Minis. These adorable “portion perfect” Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Minis will be just the ticket to end your meal on a sweet note without blowing your entire diet! Fresh raspberry sauce is marbled through the decadent and creamy cheesecake, which tops off a crunchy, chocolate cookie crust. How sweet it is! Click for Printable Recipe Ingredients: (for 1 dozen) Crust - 1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs about 13 chocolate sandwich cookies 1 Tbsp granulated sugar5 Tbsp melted butterRaspberry Sauce - 6 oz (a slightly rounded cup) fresh raspberries 3 Tbsp granulated sugar1 tsp corn starchFilling -2 (8oz) blocks of full fat cream cheese, room temperature2/3 cup granulated sugar1/8 tsp table salt1 tsp vanilla I like the clear, Mexican vanilla the best 1/2 tsp lemon zest (about 1 lemon)2 large eggs, room temperature1/2 cup full fat sour cream, room temperature Step-by-Step: Begin by taking out all of your cold filling ingredients so they can come to room temperature.

These are the crumbs that we want. Berry Stripe No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes. I am a liar. I realize that saying this creates two problems. Can you trust a liar saying she’s a liar? And also, should you question everything I’ve ever written? I would answer those questions, but I don’t know if you would believe me. I can’t remember the very first time I lied, though I suspect it was when I was pretty young. And I know of at least two early lies in which I blamed things I had done on my younger sister. Cutting her bangs and wiping boogers on the wall.

Next, I lied about saying a bad word in first grade. I spent the rest of the day wracked with fear and guilt. But getting-out-of-trouble lies are a gateway drug. I think the pinnacle of these lies came when I went to get a haircut near my parents’ house one day. I’d like to say I’m over being a liar. But I never lie to you, readers. Berry Stripe No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes Serves 12 Make use of summer berries with these adorable pink and purple striped cheesecakes! For the crust For the filling For the filling and assembly. Strawberry Cheesecake Bites. More pink and red treats for you today! I wasn’t kidding when I said I liked Valentine’s Day, and I have another treat lined up for next week too, so get excited. Believe it or not I actually made these months ago for a friend’s bachelorette party, but I figured I would wait to share them until February when pink things were more en vogue. Plus I kinda, sorta forgot about them – but I don’t know why I let them fall into my Adobe Bridge abyss, they were soo good!

And with the help of a mini cheesecake pan, they were very adorable too :) As you can see from the picture, I went with a very high crust:cheesecake ratio. This is partially due to the fact that the graham cracker crust can be my favorite part of a cheesecake, and also because I ended up with a lot of crumbs after I mixed everything together. Print Recipe Save Recipe Mini Strawberry Chesecakes Ingredients: for the graham cracker crust: 1-1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs ¼ cup packed light brown sugar 7 tbsp unsalted butter, melted.

Red Velvet Cake Balls. Ingredients 1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake) 1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.) 1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate) wax paper Instructions After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.) Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50. Red Velvet Love For YOU! Well my friends I am finally back home! We arrived late last night, exhausted but safe and sound. Thank you to all of you who left comments and emailed me privately to encourage me to keep my head up and stay positive and to not be bothered by petty anonymous commenters. I appreciate it more than you know.

And I definitely felt an abundance of love. So to thank you and to send a little love your way I have these special little cupcakes for you! Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cupcakes- ah! This cake is made with sour cream, which is unlike any red velvet cake I've ever made, but it worked. Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cupcakes from Cookie Madness via My Baking Adventures Filling: 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 ½ tablespoons lightly beaten egg (break egg, mix with fork, measure) 1/4 teaspoon vanilla Batter: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Prepare filling first. In a mixing bowl, thoroughly stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Bake for 20-23 minutes. 30 Minute Strawberry Rolls with Sweet Glaze. In this hot weather, who wants to spend hours making and rising dough for sweet breakfast rolls? You just have to try these 30 minute Strawberry rolls made with shop-bought puff pastry, you could have breakfast on the table with next to no work! A fresh twist on everyone’s favourite cinnamon rolls! I am a true believer that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, for me, boring cereal just doesn’t cut it. I mean I do like cereal, but it tends to be the fancy stuff and have you seen how much sugar is in those?!?! I was so shocked! I knew I had a low fat diet, we never have ready meals or processed stuff and I cook from scratch every day; we have loads of steamed fish, grilled chicken etc, but once I started looking at how much sugar was in things I realised that was probably why I was feeling a bit rubbish!

That hot chocolate I used to have every day? A can of Sprite? For me, drinks are the problem. Besides, remember what I said about having a treat at the weekend? Ingredients. 30 Minute Strawberry Rolls with Sweet Glaze. Puff Pastry Cinnamon Roll Bites with Vanilla Glaze - take two tapas. Puff Pastry Cinnamon Roll Bites with Vanilla Glaze - take two tapas. Cheesecake Danish w/ Lemon Glaze - Let the Baking Begin! Let the Baking Begin!

I have posted a similar recipe before. This recipe does not use any cream cheese and the pastries are drizzled with lemon glaze. The particular batch seen on the picture, was made for a church function (and photographed with an Iphone, hence the picture quality) and I made sure to make them within 1 hour of serving, ensuring that these Cheesecake Danishes are crispy, flaky and fresh. I think we made close to 300 of these babies and I would not be exaggerating when I tell you that they were gone within, probably 15 minutes of being, they were that good! [fb_button] Next time I make them I will try to use something better than an Iphone to photograph these Danishes, but for now this will have to do Forgive me if you can Cheesecake Danish w/ Lemon Glaze Serves: 18 small pastries Ingredients 2 puff pastry sheets (12in x 12 in) Cheesecake Filling ½ cup fresh cheese, well drained 2 Tbsp sugar ½ egg, large, beaten 1 tsp flour 1 tsp vanilla extract Lemon zest (optional) Egg Wash 1 egg, large, beaten.

Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Muffins. Sparkling Jumbo Blueberry Muffins. - Sallys Baking Addiction. Big, bakery style Blueberry Muffins. My best-ever blueberry muffin recipe is easy to make! If you saw a photo of these glorious muffins last weekend on my Instagram, I apologize for not posting them sooner! New Years Eve, going back to work, and a peanut butter-caramel-snickers recipe got in the way. Sorry? I put a new muffin pan to good use recently. I received a nonstick, 6-cup, heavy duty muffin tin for Christmas and couldn’t wait to use it upon returning home. I made some enormous, over-sized, XXL muffins – the giant kind you see in a bakery with perfectly domed tops and pretty sparkling sugar. Today we’re going back to the basics. Go big or go home. I don’t know about you, but I am always envious of the texture, size, and beauty of the muffins I see in coffee shops, bakeries, and cafes.

This muffin batter recipe is something I like to call a “Master Batter.” Whatever you like in a basic muffin can be added to today’s master batter recipe. Moving along to the rest of the ingredients. Easy Breakfast Casserole with Potatoes and Ham - The Food Charlatan. Eric and I are always arguing about the lights in our house. (It has nothing to do with the electricity bill, which is what my parents were always yelling at me about.) I like to be able to see what I’m doing. Eric likes ambiance, which means lamplight only. This is great if you have lots of lamps. But we don’t. The addition of the Christmas tree has decreased contention in our home considerably. I think the moral of the story here is that Christmas solves all problems. Let me introduce you to my favorite breakfast casserole of all time. Source: my mother-in-law Kris who got it from “The Domestic Diva’s Party Cookbook” Makes 12 servings 1 package (30 oz) frozen shredded hashbrowns, thawed 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter 1-1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 1 1/2 cups cubed black forest ham*, 2 thick slices (a regular ham steak works too) 6 eggs 1 cup evaporated milk, or cream 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt salt and pepper to taste Comments comments.

Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole - The Food Charlatan. This easy French toast casserole is easy and cream cheesy. Top it with mounds of cinnamon and syrup and we are well on our way to the best breakfast ever…in one hour. This is going to be one of those “You’re an idiot” moments. Where you hand me my stupid sign and actually slap me upside the head. Because I JUST figured out why people listen to music on earbuds when they run. I suppose I shouldn’t say I figured it out, because really I always knew. I ran 3 times longer than I usually do. 3 TIMES. Turns out I can run for quite a while when I’m pacing myself to Cake and The Black Keys. Or actually, for me, it’s more like don’t………….die………….don’t………….die…..……..don’t………….die.……. I think this earbud magic is finally going to break me out of this weird anti-running funk I’ve been in for the last 3…..years.

I’ve always been resistant to wearing earbuds in public. Nothing’s changed. My brother Nathan (who ran an Ironman, btw. Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole Ingredients Instructions Notes Comments. Nutella and Banana Stuffed Crescent Rolls - The Food Charlatan. Stuff a buttery crescent roll with banana and a schmear of Nutella, roll it in cinnamon sugar, and bake. This is the easiest recipe for happiness, in 10 minutes flat. Am I the only one with a banana-Nutella addiction? The mini-Karen-angel on my shoulder says, “let’s be healthy Karen! Have a banana for a snack!” And the mini-devil-Karen on my other shoulder says, “Yes Karen…a banana WITH NUTELLA.” And thus I am led, carefully and surely, down the path to diabetes.

So then I just decided to throw in the towel and wrap the whole thing in buttery crescent roll dough. Soooo we’re doing a kitchen remodel. Can you see the WHITE CARPET in my dining room?? Eric’s parents are coming to visit us this week and his Dad knows how to lay flooring, so we decided if we were going to do it, now was the time.

Wish us luck! (If you guys make this, snap a photo and share on Instagram using #TheFoodCharlatan. Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Twitter Nutella and Banana Stuffed Crescent Rolls Ingredients. 4-Ingredient Banana Nutella Croissants | Culinary Hill. Maple Mixed Berry Muffins. Maple Mixed Berry Muffins. Triple Berry Glazed Muffins » Or Whatever You Do.