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Video: Strawberry Pretzel Salad. Video: New York-Style Cheesecake. Worst cooks in america 2013. Orlando Sentinel - New Orleans king cake. King cake rules over New Orleans in the weeks before Mardi Gras, a beloved, edible symbol of the anything-goes vibe of Carnival in the Crescent City.

Orlando Sentinel - New Orleans king cake

Ring-shaped, gaudily decorated with golds, greens and purples, and always containing a hidden trinket of some sort, often a tiny plastic baby, the king cake is a tradition as firmly rooted in French culture as New Orleans itself. That said, the iconic treat is increasingly open to interpretation and embellishment, as the city's home cooks, pastry chefs and bakeries put their own spin on it. Orlando Sentinel - Bread pudding with whiskey sauce. Hanukkah fritters: Bimuelos instead of latkes. Pro wrestlers no longer with us Former professional wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died Tuesday night at the age of 54, becoming the third pro wrestler to pass away this year.

Hanukkah fritters: Bimuelos instead of latkes

The Ultimate Warrior, who legally changed his name to Warrior but was born Jim Hellwig, joins Big Daddy V... The Ultimate Warrior dead at 54 One of the most iconic and best known wrestlers of the past 25 years The Ultimate Warrior — who legally changed him name to Warrior and was born Jim Hellwig — passed away on Tuesday night. He was 54 years old. Pro wrestlers no longer with us Hit-and-run truck sought in Brevard death The driver of this pickup towing a trailer late Sunday in Cocoa is sought for questioning by the Florida Highway Patrol. Vampires, nudists, snakes: Nobody does wacky like Florida.

Holiday Baking Cookies — Allrecipes.com. Basic Cheesecake Recipe. 100 Chocolate Recipes — Roxana's Home Baking. The Best Pineapple Upside Down Cake…has Rum! YouTube. Becky Rosenthal: Pumpkin Cookies Recipe. I admit, I've gone a little overboard on the pumpkin flavored desserts lately.

Becky Rosenthal: Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

I made these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, after making the Pumpkin Cake Trifles and then also a Pumpkin Apple Streusel Cake and all while drinking more than a few Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. I guess I was a little too enthusiastic about fall. I've almost reached my limit of pumpkin-ness and I've yet to have a batch of my mom's delicious pumpkin bread this year. In due time. Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe. Video: Best Chocolate Chip Cookies. Peachy twist on shortcake. Video: Easy Key Lime Pie I. Bcake-2-2.jpg 626×885 pixels. Getting High with Hi-Hat Cupcakes. Butterfinger Brownies. My dad’s favorite candy bar is a Butterfinger. In fact, it has always been a given that Butterfingers would be included whenever my dad was given a gift. Tools for Christmas? Make sure to throw in some Butterfingers. A new racquet for his birthday…don’t forget the Butterfingers.

I can even recall a couple of heated discussions between siblings as to whom would be purchasing the Butterfingers that particular year. So, in honor of my dad, I would like to present the Butterfinger Brownie. Butterfinger Brownies 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into chunks 4 tablespoons dutch process cocoa powder 1 1/2 tablespoons instant espresso powder (I omitted) 3 large eggs 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 4 regular-sized Butterfinger bars, coarsely chopped Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Microwave chocolate chips and butter in microwave for about 45 seconds. Baked Perfection. Why do they call it bread when it is really cake? I made this quickbread a couple weeks ago and am only just not getting around to posting it. I have not had much time to bake. Between having a newborn son and packing our house for a move, there is not much time to bake or blog. You see, in just under a month we will be leaving our home in Washington DC and heading south to Atlanta. We are excited for this next journey in our lives together, but are definitely sad to leave friends and jobs we love. This bread, which is really a cake, is delicious and perfect for a autumn breakfast. Mmmm... Something Smells Good In the Kitchen. It was a little crazy the 2nd half of last week.

Mmmm... Something Smells Good In the Kitchen

I had 2 orders on Friday and 1 on Saturday morning so I was baking Wednesday night and Thursday night as well and I haven't had much sleep. It's a real struggle to juggle work and this but there are just times when I can't say no especially to friends. I am too tired to bake when I get home from work and it's usually at 2 or 3AM that I find the energy to bake these days.

I know I'm weird but I feel better once I'm a little rested. I made this for a friend who loves cinnamon. - StumbleUpon. Video: Grilled Banana Split. Pass The Sushi! Chocolate Cherry Cake. Disclaimer: This is one of those bare-it-all kind of posts. You don’t see those too often on Becky Bakes because I’m not one to go into much detail about my personal life. I’m more of a “let’s just stick to desserts, shall we” type of gal. If you’re that way too please feel free to skip right ahead to the decadent cake below! Otherwise…bear with me. A couple of weeks ago I wanted to quit blogging. Quick and Easy Crème Caramel (Custard pudding or Leche Flan) « Twin Fish's Little Corner. Quick and Easy Crème Caramel (Custard pudding or Leche Flan) In my mind, Flan is always the best childhood sweet treat ever ever and ever, it’s the only one dessert is served very often in my family, everyone love it, so do I.

Quick and Easy Crème Caramel (Custard pudding or Leche Flan) « Twin Fish's Little Corner

I love all the silky texture, the glassy shiny look, the colors and the most creamy flavor, once you spoon to your mouth, feel its melting slowly, just super wonderful delicious. Flan have two ways to make, I still remembered my Mum often cook Flan by steaming method, at that time we still have no oven, She placed a little of water on the bottom portion of steamer, covered and allow water come to a boil, then she put the Flan mixture in, turned the heat down and let its cooked for around 30-40 minutes. Throughout the cooking, she had to open the lid every 5 minutes to wipe all the steaming water on the lid to avoid they drop in the custard mixture and it will make the custard have bubbles inside. I temporarily call this is the diligent method. :)

Trix Krispies. And moms… and teenagers… and hubbies… Over The Top German Chocolate Brownies. When I was on vacation almost a month ago, I went to a bakery that had lots of delicious-looking cakes, cookies, pies, homemade breads, and more.

Over The Top German Chocolate Brownies

It was really hard to decide what to buy. Strawberry Daiquiri Cake Recipe from Betty Crocker. Starbucks Lemon Loaf. Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting. Frosting: 2 8-oz packages of cream cheese, room temperature 1 c (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 4 c powdered sugar 1/2 c seedless strawberry jam 3/4 c chilled heavy whipping cream Cake: 3 c cake flour 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 3 c sugar 1 c (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 7 large eggs 2 T vanilla extract 1 c sour cream 6 T plus 1/3 c seedless strawberry jam 2 1/4 lbs strawberries, hulled, sliced (about 6 cups), divided For the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter in a large bowl until smooth.

Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting

You'll probably want to use an electric mixer for this so you don't end up with lumps. Stop every now and then to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in sugar, then jam. For the cake, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Bake cake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 50-60 minutes. Using a serrated knife, divide each layer in half horizontally. Makes 12 servings. Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting 

The frequency with which I bake with bananas is dependent on how many we buy that go uneaten.

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting 

When I see them get to that lovely, ripe, baking stage, I start scouring my brain, all available cookbooks, and the internet for banana recipes. Having made banana bread too many times to count, I really wanted to bake something a little different. As I kept an eye on our latest batch of steadily ripening bananas, I remembered the glorious banana cupcakes at Billy’s Bakery, one of my favorite NYC bakeries.

With those lovelies in mind, I started my search for something similar. Video: Best Chocolate Chip Cookies.