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Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes. Jan 21.

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes

Mini Strawberry Swirl Cheesecakes. Rainbow Cubes. If you’ve lived in Manhattan for years, you might overlook the festivities of any particular weekend.

Rainbow Cubes

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. While I continue the quest for my own marriage, (come on M, what’s wrong with Harry Winston?) Ingredients: Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 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?

Individual Oreo Red Velvet Cheesecakes - Sugar Apron

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. 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.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

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. 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!

Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom: Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Minis

Fresh raspberry sauce is marbled through the decadent and creamy cheesecake, which tops off a crunchy, chocolate cookie crust. Berry Stripe No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes. Strawberry Cheesecake Bites. More pink and red treats for you today!

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

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. 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.

Red Velvet Cake Balls

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.) Red Velvet Love For YOU! Well my friends I am finally back home!

Red Velvet Love For YOU!

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. 30 Minute Strawberry Rolls with Sweet Glaze. In this hot weather, who wants to spend hours making and rising dough for sweet breakfast rolls?

30 Minute Strawberry Rolls with Sweet Glaze

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. 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.

Cheesecake Danish w/ Lemon Glaze - Let the Baking Begin! Let the Baking Begin!

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. 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? 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. Bring on the ambiance, I say, if you have enough 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. 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. 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.” So then I just decided to throw in the towel and wrap the whole thing in buttery crescent roll dough. 4-Ingredient Banana Nutella Croissants. Inspired by the crepes of Paris, Banana Nutella Croissants come together with just 4 ingredients. Maple Mixed Berry Muffins. Maple Mixed Berry Muffins. Triple Berry Glazed Muffins » Or Whatever You Do. Mmmmmmmm….muffins.