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Lavender honey cupcakes. Directions For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 cupcake or muffin pans with 18 cupcake liners. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl. Cream the honey, buttermilk and vegetable oil until they are immersed together, about 5 minutes, in the bowl of a stand up electric mixer with a paddle attachment. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Fill the cupcake liners three-quarters full with the batter and bake until golden brown and baked through, about 30 minutes. For the tangerine vanilla mascarpone cream: Blend the mascarpone, honey and vanilla by hand, until the cream is smooth and incorporated. Mix together the sanding sugar and tangerine zest. Pipe the tangerine vanilla mascarpone cream on top of each cooled cupcake. This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. Rise and Shine Muffins. How about some yummy muffins to get your Monday started off right.

These aren’t just morning muffins though – filled with lots of melty, chocolatey goodness – they’re great any time of the day. I’ve been going through my pantry the last few weeks trying to use up some supplies that didn’t get any attention while I wasn’t feeling well earlier this year. Oreos for cupcakes, three whole bags of chips for these cookies and now some chunks for muffins. For chunky muffins. Not that it would really stop me from using them, but I want to use them before my stash gets out of control. Good, because I wanted some muffins filled with chunks of chocolate. These are so simple to throw together. In another bowl, add sour cream, milk, eggs and vanilla.

Then melted butter. Pour into your flour mixture and stir together until combined. Chunks. You can fill regular size baking cups about 3/4 full or… Make your muffins feel special with these fancier tulip baking cups. Lovely. I love chocolate chunk muffins. Valentines Petits Four. Lucky Charms Pancakes. Buttermilk Pancakes (with a twist!) Pink Ombre Cake. Here's a cake sure to sweeten up the Valentines in your life. Pick up three boxes of your favorite white cake mix—or work from scratch if you have the time—along with a bottle of Wilton's Icing Color in petal pink.

Split each box into two batches for a total of six, then add increasing amounts of dye little by little until you achieve the ombre effect. For the outside of the cake, I used a piping bag fit with a basketweave tip. Happy baking, everyone! Rose Cake. Art Birthday Cake - Makoodle. Ice Cream Sundae Cookies. These Ice Cream Sundae Cookies are a fun way to have all your Ice Cream Cone favorites in a cookie! I was thinking a while back what would happen if you put all the stuff you like about an ice cream cone into a cookie. Because these are things that I think about. My brain is filled with all sorts of questions. Mostly revolving around food, but sometimes also the Kardashians. Because why? And also WHY? All the questions!! So I decided to make these while watching the Kardashians. Bruce wasn’t able to really escape, but I was able to answer my cookie question… It works. The world is alright. Ice Cream Sundae Cookies.

I cheated a little bit on these and didn’t use ice cream cones. Because I used these Butter Crisps that I buy and hoard from the store. Anyhow, totally use sugar cones or waffle cones if you don’t have those Butter Crisps. I coarsely crushed them… And then I decided to use white chocolate chips, you know, kinda vanilla ice cream-ish. And then also M&Ms. It will be thick. And it was. Notes. Triple Chocolate Devils Food Cookies. Rose Neapolitan Spritz Cookies. Chewy Sugar Sprinkles Cookies.

Edited to Add: July 21, 2013 – I have a similar recipe that I prefer Softbatch Funfetti Sugar Cookies Normally I don’t go for sugar cookies because the can be too plain, too dry, too cakey, or just too boring. These are the opposite. I’ve wanted to try my hand at a soft and chewy sugar cookie recipe for awhile. Most recipes I see lately for sugar cookies tend to be Lofthouse-style copycat recipes. To make them, I referenced one of my favorite cookbooks, The New Best Recipe from Cooks Illustrated. In doing some googling, it seems they have a newer recipe that calls for melted butter, vegetable oil, and cream cheese, but that’s not the one I used.

To make the cookies, begin by creaming the butter, sugars, and egg. Beat in the flour until it’s just combined and for these cookies, I used all-purpose as recommended, even though I have thing for bread flour in cookies since it makes them chewier, but I’m glad I used all-purpose. Beat them in momentarily with the mixer for just a few seconds. Cinnamon Raisin Bread Smoothie. Cinnamon Raisin Bread Smoothie I love cinnamon raisin bread, especially when it’s lightly toasted with butter melting on top and a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar. If I could drink cinnamon raisin toast I probably would. And did. In the form of this smoothie. I didn’t have any cinnamon raisin bread on hand, and didn’t have any Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, which I adored growing up and if I had any on hand, I would have gladly tossed that in the mix, too. So I needed to get creative to handle my cinnamon raisin bread cravings and necessity was the mother of invention. I don’t know if it’s because of the Caribbean heat making me extra thirsty but smoothies go down so quickly and easily here and this one was no exception.

The smoothie is full of cinnamon flavor, and feel free to go heavier-handed on the cinnamon, if you like it as much as I do. My little Magic Bullet pulverized the graham crackers and raisins and just a tiny hint of texture remained, along with plenty of creaminess. Print Save. Homemade Baileys Irish Cream. Homemade Baileys Irish Cream I love Baileys Irish Cream and every year around St. Paddy’s Day I see recipe after recipe incorporating it.

This year I decided to skip the cakes with Baileys frosting and focus on the actual Baileys. So I made some. Homemade Baileys comes together in under one minute in the blender. Simply combine cream or half-and-half, sweetened condensed milk, Irish whiskey, a pinch of instant coffee, dash of chocolate syrup, vanilla, and blend. The flavor is spot on and so very creamy. I don’t think it’s any cheaper to make your own, but it’s not more expensive than storebought; a wash. Sometimes with DIY and copycat recipes, I have to buy 10 things and slave away for hours just to recreate the one storebought thing, making me question if it was worth it. 34 seconds after I started, I was sipping the rewards. The real satisfaction comes from being able to say, oh yes, I can make Baileys. Now you’ll be the star of the party with this little recipe up your sleeve.

Happy St. Strawberry Sweethearts Cocoa. We have a fun Valentine’s Day treat for you today! Two Peas and Their Pod is being featured on Babble. We are sharing a recipe for Strawberry Sweethearts Cocoa, which is a combination of hot cocoa and a strawberry milkshake. You have to make this sweet drink for your loved ones. It is creamy, dreamy, and the perfect Valentine’s Day treat. Wait, there is more, not only are we sharing a heavenly recipe, but we are sharing a little bit about ourselves. Brooke made us swear we wouldn’t tell each other our answers and we kept our word. Head on over to Babble to play the “Newlywed Game” with us and for the divine Strawberry Sweethearts Cocoa recipe.

Marshmallow Cookies and Cream Hot Cocoa. I saw this yummy recipe for Cookies and Cream Hot Cocoa over at my cute friend’s blog, The Recipe Critic. I decided to put my own spin on it and add some marshmallow extract and marshmallow ice cream topping. One of my favorite combos happens to be Oreo and Marshmallow. As much as I love marshmallow flavored stuff and actually melty marshmallows INSIDE of things- like a S’more, I can’t have a plain marshmallow by itself. Is that way weird?! … Sometimes I think it is because my little girl pounds marshmallows like they are going out of style. That being said, pour some marshmallow extract in something or top with the delicious marshmallow ice cream topping (have you guys tried that stuff yet?!

My hubby and I have been making this Marshmallow Cookies and Cream Hot Cocoa all winter long. By Chef in Training February 24, 2013 Course: DessertSkill Level: Easy This recipe is amazing! Ingredients Instructions Enjoy! (recipe slightly adapted from: The Recipe Critic) S’mores Cups. This summer’s camping itinerary made it onto our calendars months ago. Following a tradition now in its fourth year, we’re looking forward to monthly trips to different islands in the San Juan archipelago with a group of families. Considering the varied commitments pulling us all in different directions, the consistency of this enterprise strikes me as a small miracle. My friend Val facilitates this miracle. She’s a planner, that Val, and without her, these summer jaunts to neighboring islands would never — despite our best intentions — occur. I, for one, have a hard time thinking about planning a single camping trip amid the darkness of a cold, damp Pacific Northwest winter, but not Val.

In the darkest depths of winter, she envisions multiple trips, and then she kicks the rest of us into gear to make sure we book our favorite sites on various islands on the very first day the reservation system will allow it. And now that I have camping on the brain, my mouth wants camping food. Deep Dish S'mores Cookies. Ask and you shall receive. I asked you guys for help last week. Because sometimes my brain becomes an idea desert. So yeah, I asked you guys on facebook what kind of deep dish cookie you would want to see next. And while there were some pah-ritty fantastico ideas to choose from, there were more votes for Deep Dish S’mores Cookies than any other. Maybe because it’s summer, or maybe because you guys just love your oozy marshmallow and melty chocolate…whatever, I’m not gonna argue. That would just be silly. So let’s break these cookies down They’re kind of gorgeous, if I do say so myself.

And I do. First and foremost you need this pan. They call it a muffin top pan, but come on now…who makes muffin tops? You could also use a whoopie pie pan. But you DO need a Deep Dish Cookie pan. Anyhow, you can see I sprayed it with cooking spray…or you could grease it with butter. Next, make your cookie dough. And also some gorgeous chopped milk chocolate. Also is S’mores singular and plura…like moose? Anyway. Handle the Heat S'mores Stuffed Pizza Cookies.

S’mores Stuffed Pizza Cookies are filled with pieces of chocolate bar, marshmallow, and graham cracker and are the ultimate ooey gooey cookie indulgence. The other day I was at the gym on the elliptical machine. This is something that must be done in order to indulge in something as crazy as s’mores stuffed pizza cookies.

However, I saw something almost as amazing as these giant cookies. Two rows ahead on a treadmill was a middle-aged woman speed walking, looking totally normal. I continued about my workout, watching the news on the TV screen in front of me when something caught my eye. I was watching her with a smile because she seemed really passionate about whatever she was doing. I used the Lodge 14-ounce mini cast iron servers* for these pizza cookies. Recipe Rundown Taste: Exactly how you’d imagine a s’mores stuffed cookie to taste like!

Ingredients: Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Recipe by Tessa of Handle the Heat. Grilled S'more Brownie. S’mores Tacos! I love s’mores… And I love tacos… So combining two of these things that I love just made sense. It’s so easy to make and you can even make these ahead of time and just warm them up when you are ready. Perfect for any summer night. ;) Plus, they are so easy to assemble when you are randomly craving a sweet dessert. In less than 10 minutes you have a delicious and gooey dessert. Let’s get started… Gather all the ingredients… Assembled the dessert tacos… Wrap in foil and heat up. Now dig in! S'mores Tacos Makes 4 S’mores Tacos Ingredients 1/3 cup graham cracker chunks 4 flour tortillas 1/3 cup small marshmallows 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips 4 pieces of aluminum foil to wrap tacos in Instructions Lay out flour tortillas.

Notes You can also warm these on the grill, oven, or campfire. Hello… {Party Food} Red Velvet Fudge Pie. Love this red velvet recipe? Try my Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Bars and Red Velvet Oreo Chocolate Cake too! This is a simple recipe for a red velvet fudge pie that is perfect for celebrations of all sorts! Now I love all things “mini” but opted to make a full-size pie this time around, but I do think these would be quite cute in “mini” sizes for easy party eating. This recipe uses a red velvet cake mix but you can use this recipe here if you’d rather not use a cake mix. I appreciate having a few simple recipes in my back pocket that are quick to make and don’t require having too many ingredients on hand. This is definitely one of my favorites. If you’re a novice baker, this recipe is also a winner because it’s pretty difficult to “mess up”. Ingredients 1 box red velvet cake mix 3 eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup butter 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 2 refrigerated pie crusts (or homemade, your choice) Instructions.

Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Bars. UPDATE: A few commenters were having trouble with the red velvet layer crumbling and not being able to support the heavy chocolate layers so I reworked that layer and the recipe below is updated. Alright guys. This recipe will have you in your stretchy leggings in no time flat, but it’s all worth it. They are a layer of red velvet brownies (I could stop here and be satisfied but what’s the fun in that) with an Oreo truffle layer (I know, the inside of Oreo truffles..) topped with chocolate and mini chocolate chips. Yes, Oreo truffle! As in, the filling in addictive Oreo truffles spread out across red velvet brownies. Decadent, huh? Ok ok, one more until we get to the recipe and details. Now, if you’re against cake mixes then substitute this fully homemade version of red velvet brownies from Southern Living. Here are the main items needed for these decadent little bars of heaven…full printable + save-able recipe at the end of the post!

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