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Strawberry Shortcake Donuts with Basil Macerated Strawberries + Coconut Cream - With Food + Love. If you follow me on Instagram you know I’ve been traveling back east this week.

Strawberry Shortcake Donuts with Basil Macerated Strawberries + Coconut Cream - With Food + Love

My first stop was Philly, where I stayed just long enough to hug my favorite people and eat a bowl of noodles I’ve waited months {literally} to come back and devour. It was my first time back ‘home’ and it felt damn good. The east coast will always hold my heart – my soul feels free there. Something about not being trapped in the middle of the country, I don’t know. Peach Cupcakes with Peach Buttercream. I bet you didn't think I'd be back this soon.

Peach Cupcakes with Peach Buttercream

Well, you were wrong! Booyah! I had planned to do great things yesterday. I wanted to get all my homework done, or at least started so that I can relax on Sunday, when I'll be trying out for the Queen's Equestrian Team, and when Anders gets back from his race. Instead, I spent most of the afternoon in front of my computer and then I decided to bake cupcakes and then I spent five hours at the front desk of a residence building keeping my best friend, who works there, company.

It started with the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Homemade Peach Pie. Honeydew Melon and Cilantro Ice Pops Recipe. Directions Special equipment: four 4-ounce ice-pop molds or six 3-ounce molds, 4 or 6 ice-pop sticks Bring the sugar and 1/4 cup water to a simmer in a small saucepan.

Honeydew Melon and Cilantro Ice Pops Recipe

Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is completely melted, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the cilantro and stir until completely wilted. Let cool completely at room temperature, at least 30 minutes. Put the melon, lime zest and juice and a pinch of salt in a blender. Pour the mixture into the molds, leaving 1/4 inch of space at the top (the mixture will expand). Copyright 2014 Television Food Network, G.P. To remove the melon rind, use a large, sharp knife to slice a half inch or so off the top and bottom ends, stand the melon on one end and slice the rind off in vertical strips, following the curve of the fruit. Blueberry, Thyme and Sweet Cream Ice Pops Recipe.

Cupcakes/Muffins

Cookies/Brownies. Pie. Cakes. GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND BAKE!: PASTRY. Last night, I decided to make one of my favorite cookies.

GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND BAKE!: PASTRY

These little pastry swirls are so delish! I usually use my favorite pie crust recipe, which I have previously posted, but I decided to try a pastry recipe by the Barefoot Contessa. This recipe calls for lots of butter! I used my 14-cup Cuisinart Food Processor (love it) to make the pastry dough. It's so easy in a food processor, so if you haven't invested in one, do so very soon! Pastry: 2 cups all purpose flour 1/4 cup granulated or superfine sugar 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 pound (2 sticks) COLD unsalted butter, diced Directions: Place the flour, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Divide your dough into two equal parts. Easy No-Bake Banana Yogurt Pudding Recipe (Guest Post) Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Cups. Soooooo… you know that episode of Sex and the City where Miranda has to dump dish soap on top of chocolate cake just so she will stop eating it??

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Cups

Uh. Yeeeeeah. These are like… of that caliber. And that totally almost happened to me. You PROBably should not make these if you are home alone for four days. Daphne Oz's Frozen Key Lime Pie Pops. Apple Nachos! I have no clue where I originally saw this idea years ago–but in today’s blogging world, apple nachos have become just about as ubiquitous as raw ballz… But, there may still be a few folks remaining who aren’t tuned into all the apple nacho hoopla.

Apple Nachos!

If you’ve never tried them, give ‘em a whirl! They are ridiculously easy and taste much more awesome than they sound. Plus, my kids LOVE them as a midday snack. And did I mention how silly easy these are to toss together? Lollies - a little ART CAN'T HURT. A perfect rainy day thing to do!

lollies - a little ART CAN'T HURT

The colors make any day better! How to make LOLLIESyou will need: jolly ranchers, candy sticks, parchment paper, foil & a cookie sheet 1) lay a piece of foil on cookie sheet. cover foil with a piece of parchment paper.2) unwrap candies and place side by side on parchment paper in your choice of color & flavor combinations. use three candies together for extra large lollies, and only two candies together for regular lollies.3) heat candies in oven for about 5 minutes at 200 degrees. keep a close eye on the candies and take them out as soon as they've barely melted together. if you leave them in too long they will melt too much and you won't be able to put a stick into the lollie. alter the cook time accordingly.4) carefully take cookie sheet out of oven. immediately lay candy sticks into place on melted candies. slowly twirl in melted candy to coat the stick and so it will hold in the lollie. they're hot!