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Healthy Snack Idea: Apple Umbrella. How did you like the Babybel umbrella I showed you on my last post?

Healthy Snack Idea: Apple Umbrella

Here is another umbrella idea for you. This one was made from apple! If you want to give it a try, please check this post for apple carving tips. Food, Drink, and Recipes on TasteSpotting. Tutorials. Cupcakes. 50 Best Cupcake Recipes on the Internet « Cake « Dessert « I don’t know about you but I am always looking for the best, most amazing cupcake recipes on the Internet, in cookbooks, and magazines.

50 Best Cupcake Recipes on the Internet « Cake « Dessert «

These little bites of sweet cake and creamy frosting are addictive but as soon as I find something delicious I am off to find a better recipe. Just about three years ago I wrote a blog post that made it to the first page of Digg in less than 24 hours. It was phenomenal and continues to be my post with the most traffic to this day… The name? PB&J Cookies/Fairy Bread Biscuits. You call that that a sandwich cookie?

PB&J Cookies/Fairy Bread Biscuits

THIS is a sandwich cookie. I don't know if it's been done before, but this very simple idea had to be done as soon as it came to me. Sugar cookies shaped into teeny tiny bread slices and made to look like sanwiches? The possibilities were endless...and so darn cute! My initial plans for BLT cookies were put on hold for something a bit simpler, so I could first check that the cookies would look enough like bread slices. I whipped out Martha's trusty sugar cookie recipe for this; it's very easy to handle and holds its shape without turning out rock hard.

Taste-wise, they are awesome. PB&J Cookies/Fairy Bread Biscuits(adapted from Martha Stewart's sugar cookie recipe, makes approx 60 cookies or 30 sandwiched cookies - feel free to halve recipe)600g sifted plain flour (approx 4 US cups)1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt225g unsalted butter, room temperature400g granulated sugar (approx 2 US cups)2 large eggs2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract. Gingerbread Cupcakes. Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts. Hellooo mini donuts.

Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts

Hellooo gingerbread scents. Hellooo Justin Beiber Christmas album. What? Poached Pears with Gingerbread. To make the gingerbread cake: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 8 3/4-by-4 1/4-by-2 3/4-inch loaf pan, and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 4 minutes.

Add vanilla, and mix. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. In a large bowl, sift together ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour. Basic Butter Cookie Dough. Gingerbread-Cookie Trees. Chocolate-Peppermint Cake. Pumpkin Bars with Old-Fashioned Caramel Frosting. Once upon a time, I made a caramel frosting using a recipe from 1980.

Pumpkin Bars with Old-Fashioned Caramel Frosting

This is a true story, by the way. I only tell true stories. After I poured the frosting all over my face freshly baked pumpkin bars, I went in for the first taste test. That’s not counting the taste test(s) that happened while the butter and sugar were melting in the saucepan. Frosting + pumpkin bar -> mouth. Be still my beating heart. I’m not trying to ignore the goodness of the pumpkin bars, but there is nothing quite like melted butter and brown sugar frosting that is somehow both creamy and glazey at the same time. Maybe pumpkin bars aren’t your thing.

Maybe you’re in love with cream cheese frosting. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies *If you are visiting this post for the first time, you may wish to visit my “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies Take Two” post- a more recent post where I share (what I think is) a better version of these brownies!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

These are good too- but I took the comments suggested in this post and created a new recipe based on feedback. Okay, Cookie Dough Lovers. I gave you those Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles a few weeks ago, and now I’m giving you Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies! The raw dough is egg-free, of course. Holiday Entertaining: Christmas Cookie Recipes - Martha Stewart. Lovely Salted Caramel Sauce. Another whisk shot.

Lovely Salted Caramel Sauce

Whisks are that magical utensil that I'm gathering quite the obsession for. I found a few old whisks while looking at antique shops on a trip and they were all so unique. One was shaped like a heart, the others like eggs. Soft Caramel Fudge recipe. Soft Caramel Fudge Recipe #8083 Submitted by: SJCARV Serves: 12 Preparation time: 15 to 30 minutes.

Soft Caramel Fudge recipe

Salted Caramel Sauce. Salted Caramel Sauce + Printable Labels I can cook, and I can bake, and I used to be a teacher… but I’m not always the craftiest of people.

Salted Caramel Sauce

So I’m pretty proud that I successfully made some (cute) jars of Salted Caramel Sauce to give away as holiday gifts this year. This stuff should really be called Salted Caramel Crack. It’s a good thing that I made small jars of the stuff because once you open this baby, you’re going to want to eat the whole jar, and then (if no one is looking) you might be tempted to lick out the inside of the jar too. No kidding, man! Melt-in-your-mouth Homemade Cheese Crackers! « In the kitchen with Kath. By Kath Dedon.

Melt-in-your-mouth Homemade Cheese Crackers! « In the kitchen with Kath

Cherry Ripe Bites recipe. Dark and Stormy Rum Balls recipe. Recipe #7375 Submitted by: Emma8 Serves: 5 Preparation time: 15 to 30 minutes 9 reviews Serves: 5Preparation time: 15 to 30 minutesRum balls with a bit of bite. Ingredients 1 x 250 g packet Gingernut biscuits 1 x 250g packet Marie biscuits ½ cup coconut 1 x 395 g tin condensed milk 3 tablespoons cocoa 6 tablespoons rum Chocolate sprinkles or coconut, for coating Method Crush biscuits in food processor until crumbly but not powdered. Chocolate Christmas Balls recipe. What goes into making chocolate bowls. Leave it up to me to mess up every recipe in the world... but on the flipside, by experiencing everything that goes wrong, I end up learning the most.I had seen these bowls from Stephanie's Kitchen, and decided it was a fantastic idea for my food independent study. ingredients: chocolate, and balloons!

Recipe Index. The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie. Fudge Crinkles A Great 4 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookie) Recipe - Food.com - 32614. Holiday Icebox Cookies. Using the electric mixer, mix the butter and the sugar until creamy. Add the eggs and the salt, and mix well. Beat in milk and vanilla. Add flour a little at a time, mixing it in until all of it has been incorporated.

Divide the dough into balls, one for each color. It's All About Food, Drinks and Everything in Between.