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CHOCOLATE CAKE IN A MUG RECIPE - SORTED. Skillet Apple Pie Biscuits. These "easy as pie" apple pie biscuits are a weekend breakfast treat for my family.

Skillet Apple Pie Biscuits

The preparation is incredibly quick and simple. I've never made these with canned biscuits, but, they'd probably work in a pinch, too. They're good enough for company, or even as a dessert, for those who may not be inclined to bake from scratch. Apples and cinnamon are a classic combination and these dessert biscuits are sure to become a family favorite. In this recipe, I share 2 methods. Key Lime Swirl Cheesecake Bars. In my opinion, the best desserts are chocolate, but key lime desserts come in a close second.

Key Lime Swirl Cheesecake Bars

This is a great Summer treat with a twist on your typical key lime pie. I took them to a picnic recently and it was great to have a dessert you could eat with your fingers and wasn’t messy. This was also a really fun recipe to make, especially the part where you add the food coloring and then make the swirls. So if you have kids, that would be a fun thing to let them do to help with the cooking.

One thing you should know about this recipe, is it involves a lot of waiting: chill the curd, chill the batter, bake, let cool, then chill some more. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are the perfect dessert treat!

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Can I just say that I have died and gone to heaven. Cheesecake stuffed strawberries….how have I not made these before?! I’m serious. Gimme Some Oven. Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Brownies. Food Doodles. Desert. Petite Lasagnas. Recipe slightly adapted from Hungry Girl (makes 12) 12 oz raw ground turkey ¼ tsp salt, divided ¼ tsp pepper 1 cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped mushrooms 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes, or tomato sauce 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tsp dried oregano, divided ½ tsp dried basil 1 ½ cups part skim ricotta cheese 24 small square wonton wrappers (the kind near the tofu in the refrigerated section of the produce dept) Onigiri (Rice Balls) Recipe : Felting Project: A Rug!

This is the most beautiful felt project we’ve seen.

Felting Project: A Rug!

Strips of felt are wrapped around each other with hot glue to create this amazing swirled effect. What a great project for a snowed-in weekend and a movie marathon with the family. The kids could even help cut strips and decide on color combination while you operate the hot glue gun. Would you attempt something like this? Keep reading to see more pictures and find out where to find more details about this beautiful felt project! You can see all the instructions and details here on The Crafts Dept blog. Mochi Cake: Proof that being competitive pays off.

For HKL who shot me with the competitive juice, and JCM who assured me that this one would be worth it.

Mochi Cake: Proof that being competitive pays off

Sometimes strange things inspire me to make something. Sometimes I'll see beautiful ingredients and work around them to prepare a dish. Sometimes it's thinking about what Son and Daughter want so I make a dish just for them. Other times it is about something someone said that catches my ear and gets me riled up. The latter is how this cake came about. Most telephone calls with friend HKL who has a newborn baby and a toddler to take care of, center around baby issues, sleeping issues, and how tired everyone is. Death By Oreo Cupcakes. They are probably the best Oreo cakes I have ever tried.

Death By Oreo Cupcakes

A lot of cake's that I have experimented with before are like a vanilla cake with bits of Oreo in them, which didn't really give them enough Oreo flavor. But these were a lot better. I used a dark chocolate fudge cake mix instead of just a regular chocolate cake mix, which went really well with the cookies and gave the cakes just a little more flavor. So, in this recipe there is Oreo's in the cake, in the frosting, and at the bottom is a Oreo surprise. That's right, you put a whole Oreo at the bottom of the cake.

Ingredients 1 package Oreo Cookies, regular size 1 package Mini Oreo Cookies, for decoration (optional) 1 package chocolate cake mix (mix according to directions on box) 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract cupcake liners Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and cream cheese. The Baker's Daughter: Polka dot cheesecake. I saw someone wearing the greatest polka dot rain coat today and it inspired me to make this cheesecake.

The Baker's Daughter: Polka dot cheesecake

It needs to be refrigerated overnight so make sure you make it the day before you want to serve it. I find that popping it into the freezer for about 1/2 hour makes it a lot easier to cut. Using a knife dipped in hot water between cuts also helps to make clean edges. If you want to make this into a traditional cheesecake you will need an 8 inch spring form pan.

Crust 1 cup Graham crumbs 2 tbsp sugar ¼ cup melted butter Filling.

Hands on

Praline Apple Cake. The fall season is definitely my favorite because it's the most comfortable for me in terms of weather, the colorful scenery is especially beautiful here in the Midwest and it's the start of baking season.

Praline Apple Cake

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cupcakes with Cinnamon Sugared Chip Frosting. Cake fo’ life.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cupcakes with Cinnamon Sugared Chip Frosting

Wish I could say more but… am at a complete loss for words on this little Friday here. The only thing I want to do is smash my entire body into a some oatmeal cupcake pillows. And build myself a house of epic proportions, made of cinnamon sugar chip frosting. And peanut butter. Then eat myself out of house and home. Literally. Ice Cream Sundae 4 Layer Chocolate Cake. Y’all knew I wasn’t stopping with the whole ice cream thing until I did a cake right?! Well, I’ve done it and did it well…..this baby was chocolate cake heaven! Don’t tell anyone that this cake is a breeze to make either, they’ll NEVER know My sister and her family visited this week and it happened to be her Birthday on Tuesday. Key Lime Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling and Blackberry Frosting. Fruity and delicious.

Key Lime Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling and Blackberry Frosting

I made these cupcakes for my friend Ellen's birthday. She loves fruit in her dessert and had recently mentioned to me that she loves blackberries. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake. Smooth, creamy, decadent cheesecake studded with sweet morsels of cookie dough and bursts of mini chocolate chips? All atop a chocolatey, buttery crust? Garnished with sweetened whipped cream and more chocolate chips? Oh baby, sign me up for a cookie dough cheesecake IV. Immediately.

Hands down one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever tasted. P.S. One Year Ago: Cookie Dough Topped BrowniesTwo Years Ago: The Best French Bread. Vanilla Bean Sea Salt Caramels. Wow! A couple weeks ago my friend Ellen and I had another one of our get togethers where we make delicious treats. This time we made Sea Salt Caramels and Pralines. I always assumed that candy making was much harder than it actually is. I will post the pralines for a later day and will stick to the caramels for now (did anybody else just see my pun?). These caramels were delicious! Check out Ellen's post where she has more step by step photos here. Vanilla Bean Sea Salt Caramels Vegetable oil. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries.

Call me easily amused, but these little torch-topped cupcakes delight me. Your Cup of Cake: Andes Mint Cupcakes. New photo from my cookbook “Your Cup of Cake” Zuccotto cake tuscan trifle. Publication or use of pictures, recipes, articles, or any other material form my Web site, on or off-line without written permission from the author is prohibited. If you would like to use my articles on your Web site or in your publication, contact me for details. Avoid infringing copyright law and its consequences: read the article 7 Online Copyright Myths by Judith Kallos Copyright © 2003 - 2011 Anna Maria Volpi - All Rights reserved. Anna Maria's Open Kitchen Site Map Some More Hot Topics You'd Like to See adv. Zuccotto, filled with ice cream or whipped cream, is the modern version of a layer cake from Florence, not conventionally arranged, but shaped in the form of a dome. Cupcakes.