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Desserts With Benefits. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Desserts With Benefits

To make this cake, all I did was copy my Red Velvet Cake recipe and swap a few ingredients. Tee hee, I’m a cheater ;) Super moist, flavorful and delicious, no need to be put off by the color. Andes Mint Cupcakes. I've been really into mint lately.

Andes Mint Cupcakes

Not just the flavor, either. I've been into the color mint, and I've recently purchased some mint pants which I'm kind of obsessed with wearing. It's such a happy color! With St. Glazed Mint & Chip Cupcakes. Irish Tea Cake. Summer entertaining ~ Confetti+Cookies. By Karolina, 19th August 2012.

Summer entertaining ~ Confetti+Cookies

Shugary Sweets: Peanut Butter Fudge. I couldn't decide how I wanted to garnish this fudge. Even afterwards, both style's held a special place in my heart, and my stomach. The chocolate and peanut butter drizzle on the first one is just a classic combination. But the peanut butter drizzle alone? Milk and Honey: Croissants and Pan au Chocolat. Do you ever run 10 kilometres then come home and eat a brownie?

Milk and Honey: Croissants and Pan au Chocolat

Do you ever unexpectedly bump into your arch nemesis from high school (you know, the popular, pretty one) and wish you'd applied lip gloss and mascara before you went out? Do you ever lose your phone, then look in the fridge and find it? Do you ever spend three days making a breakfast pastry just for fun? If the answer to any of these question is yes, then clearly, we should hang-out together. Chocolate Pie « In the Wabe. Chicken spaghetti, cheesey green beans, and chocolate pie hold the spot as the best things of my childhood (what can I say?

Chocolate Pie « In the Wabe

S'mores Cookies. Yesterday was busy with swimming, BBQing, and relaxing.

S'mores Cookies

My Laundry Monday turned into Laundry Tuesday topped with an additional load of damp swimming towels. Being the good parents we are we counted swimming as baths for the kids and sent them to bed smelling of sunblock. Chocolate Yogurt Cakes. Your Cup of Cake: Hot Chocolate Truffles. The Story: Truffles have always scared me. Rainbow Pinwheel Sugar Cookies Recipe. Healthy Deep Dish Cookie Pie. And than a warm chocolate chip cookie?

Healthy Deep Dish Cookie Pie

If you answered, “Katie, is better than a warm chocolate chip cookie,” you’ve obviously never met a cookie pie. (Above, topped with a super-healthy ice cream recipe I’ll post next week.) This pie is everything you’d want in a cookie. Except, oh yes, it happens to be ! Marshmallow Brownie Cookies. I know you want one =). When I first began to create the recipe for this cookie I started with a chocolate cookie dough made from scratch. I hated the taste the cocoa left behind, or something. So, after 2 previous failed attempts at the perfect chocolate cookie (and lots of cookie dough tossed in the trash), I now have the perfect chocolate cookie.

Peanut Butter-Pretzel Truffles. Once again, Pinterest is amazing.

Peanut Butter-Pretzel Truffles

If not for my little virtual bulletin board, I probably wouldn’t have stumbled across these gems. They are peanut butter-pretzel truffles, or as I aptly named them – Chubby Hubby Truffles, after the famous Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Red Velvet Whoopie Pies « Recipes Remembered. Today, 1 December 2011, is World AIDS Day.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies « Recipes Remembered

Having lived and worked in Kenya, East Africa with one of the most comprehensive HIV treatment programs in the world and assisted an amazing Pediatric HIV Researcher here in the U.S., this issue is one close to my heart. Instead of writing about my experiences (as they are limited), I will refer you to a few other resources you might find interesting: RVExpeditions – a Pediatric HIV Researcher’s blog. This week she is sharing a story each day of a child to commemorate World AIDS Day.The IU/Kenya Partnership and AMPATH – Kenya’s comprehensive initiative to combat HIVThe United Nations’ World AIDS Day Campaign - Provides information and resources for you to learn more about World AIDS Day, the “Getting to Zero” Campaign and the UN’s goals for 2015. Cake Pops Tips and Tricks.

My fiance invited me to his co-workers house the other night to play tons of boardgames.

Cake Pops Tips and Tricks

Pesto Palmiers (Basil Pesto Elephant Ears. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Dry toasted pine nuts: Lightly dry toast the pine nuts in a small skillet over medium high heat until slighted golden. You have to be very careful; otherwise the pine nuts could burn easily. Transfer to a plate. Keeping a bright green color: Blanch (dip for 10 seconds in boiling water then transfer to an ice-cold bath) the basil, drain, then dry thoroughly of all water, pat dry on a paper towel. Roughly chop - you'll get approximately 1 cup of greens. How to make basil pesto: In a mini-food processor or mini-blender, combine 1 cup of (10-second blanched) sweet basil, 1 clove of garlic, 4 tablespoons of (toasted) pine nuts and 4 tablespoons of parmesan cheese. Spreading the pesto: For each rectangle of puff pastry, roll the dough out so that it increases in size a bit, but most important, so the puff pastry becomes more pliable.

Baking time: Slice the logs into about ⅓-inch thick pieces. Blog Archive » Recipe: Candy Cane Truffles. Do you like candy canes? I never seem to get through a whole one, even when I was a kid. I would just suck on it until the end became sharp and spikey…then I would prod and torment my little brother with it. Candy Canes…so sweet, so dangerous. Easy Parmesan Knots.