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Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes. The last time I had an Irish Car Bomb was senior year of college.

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

As I recall, I didn’t even really want to drink it. I hate beer, and I stay away from whiskey if I can help it, but my friend Melissa told me that if I chugged the drink really quickly all the ingredients would mix together and taste exactly like a chocolate milkshake. She LIED. The Car Bomb was nothing like a chocolate milkshake. As I choked down the thick fizzy brew, all I could taste was the bitter yeastiness of Guinness, the burn of cheap whiskey (Canadian Mist), and the faintest hint of sweetness from the generic cream liqueur we bought instead of real Baileys. (Blurry. This cupcake version of the Irish Car Bomb does make me happy, however. Happy early St. ** I know that the name “Irish Car Bomb” is technically sort of offensive, but it’s the name I’ve always known the drink by.

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes Author: justputzing Recipe type: Dessert Preheat oven to 350. Double Dark Chocolate Cookies – The Healthy Version! Remember how I said, not too long ago, that I had an incredible irresistible craving for one of these decadent cookies, right here?

Double Dark Chocolate Cookies – The Healthy Version!

Now of course, making the original version was completely out of the question, ESPECIALLY during Lent. But I had to have one at all costs. Quick Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. Quick Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Sweet rolls are a favorite around our house and these Quick Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls were no exception.

Quick Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

I based the recipe on the 40 minute hamburger buns from Taste of Home’s Best of Country Breads cookbook. You’ve noticed I use this recipe frequently. The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of yeast which seems like a lot but it allows you to forgo the rising time. Candy Corn Macaroons. “Trick or Treat” What kind of a question is that?

Candy Corn Macaroons

Treat, every time! In our poll last week of favorite Halloween candy, “candy corn” came out on top! This seasonal treat is a fun way to get festive for the season. These Halloween Macaroons are an exciting way to incorporate candy corn into a new recipe! Scare up some fun in the kitchen this week and make this easy treat! SWEET POTATO BROWN SUGAR CINNAMON ROLLS. Today is sweet potato day.

SWEET POTATO BROWN SUGAR CINNAMON ROLLS

I've just made some sweet potato cinnamon rolls that are the moistest, softest, cushiony-est, sweet potatoe-iest buns I've ever made. This recipe is one that I concocted. There was a lot of vacillating between cake, buns or onde-onde. But finally ...a decision. And more importantly ....action. I used Japanese Sweet Potatoes....the purple skinned kind. The large proportion of grated sweet potatoes gave the buns so much flavour, moistness ans richness.

I must declare too that those sweet potatoes were steamed, drained and sat in my fridge for the longest time. The recipe ~420 gm steamed, cooled completely, peeled then grated sweet potatoes (Japanese kind) Homemade Pumpkin Pop Tarts. Friday, October 28, 2011 Homemade Pumpkin Pop Tarts Homemade pop tarts are easy to make and you can fill them with whatever you want and shape them and decorate them however you want.

Homemade Pumpkin Pop Tarts

So I decided to make pumpkin shaped pop tarts, and fill them with a pumpkin butter. Fake Food Free: South African Hertzoggies. When I think about all the countries in this world, I realize that I have prepared cuisine from very few.

Fake Food Free: South African Hertzoggies

Take South African cuisine, for example. I’ve seen it in blog posts, there is even a restaurant in town, but it is one food that I have yet to explore. Lucky for me, we have a friend here who is from South Africa. She hooked me up with a cookbook so I could explore a few options. It’s taken me months to get down to business and get baking, but I think you may find these worth the wait. Hertzoggies are a pastry also sometimes referred to as coconut tarts. These cute pastries are surprisingly easy to make. The filling is super simple, just an apricot jam.

Scones

A San Diego food blog sharing restaurant reviews and recipes. Thursday, August 18, 2011.

A San Diego food blog sharing restaurant reviews and recipes

Chocolate Covered Pretzles & One in the Oven! Well some of you may have noticed that my blog has slowed down considerably over the last few months.

Chocolate Covered Pretzles & One in the Oven!

If there was ever a good excuse, this is it... I'm pregnant! Cream Puffs Recipe. I first fell in love with cream puffs when I was in primary school.

Cream Puffs Recipe

In my class, there was this boy whose father owned a popular bakery shop and their specialty was cream puffs. Every year, the bakery would sponsor their cream puffs to the students at the school; we would bring back a box filled with the sweet, puffy, custardy cream puffs.

Bars

Lemon Cardamom Churros with Spicy Chocolate Sauce….. With my sister in town and Thanksgiving around, I am sure having a week filled with emotions and fun and anxiety and goose bums. Long night chats, beautiful drives and two sisters giggling over anything and everything is the highlight of this week. Orasnice. Choco sticks. Ever tried the Cadbury fingers? They are long and thin cookies shaped like a skinny finger, coated in chocolate (a childhood favorite). These are made with some LU cookies, but any butter cookie will work. The cookies are crushed and the resulting “flour” is used in lieu of regular flour in this recipe. These are fun to make, especially when coated with different things like chopped nuts or sugar crystals. You can also keep them plain and coat them in melted chocolate after they cool. Carrot Cake Oat Macaroons. By Lauren Zembron, on August 1st, 2011 I’m not quite sure how I went so long without a macaroon fix, but I decided it was high time to create another variation to what just might be my favorite cookie recipe.

For this go-around I went with a carrot cake flavor profile, using grated carrots, chopped pecans, and a trifecta of warm spices: cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. As with the other macaroons, these cookies are soft and chewy on the inside with a crisp crust on the outside. In other words, they are the texture that all cookies should be! In my cookie-loving opinion, that is. The orange hue from the carrots didn’t come through in the photos as much as I’d hoped, but the color is definitely apparent when they’re in front of you… as is the enticing aroma! Oh wait. I digress. These macaroons boast the kind of cookie deliciousness that makes it nearly impossible to eat just one.

Macarons from Sadaharu AOKI, Paris. My friend claire went to paris again to visit her fiancé's family and i got more sadaharu AOKI's macarons this time yay!! This is my third time having them this year (so lucky) and not just that, i got to try three cakes from there as well! Claire said she got me different flavors this time but i couldn't really tell since they looked pretty similar from previously. How to Make White Chocolate in Less Than 5 Minutes. You can make white chocolate from scratch – at home, in your microwave, with no special tools (not even a candy thermometer).

You may think that making candy is completely out of your league. I assure you that making white chocolate is something you can definitely do and it will look like the white chocolate in my picture (or fancier if you use a different mold). Making white chocolate takes under five minutes of your time and, even if you don’t typically enjoy white chocolate, this homemade white chocolate might change your mind. Most store-bought white chocolate is so sweet that the sugar and added vanilla flavor is pretty much all you taste.

I’m not a fan. Chuckwagon Apple Fritters.

Brownies

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