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Make Your Own Candy Bars - Project

Make Your Own Candy Bars - Project

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts with maple glaze I didn’t know Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts existed before I thought them up and went running to my kitchen. Turns out they do exist… and they existed all over my kitchen counter before they stopped existing because I ate them all. Ok. Kinda cool, right!? Just so we’re clear, what we’re dealing with here is two squares (ok.. yea.. rectangles) of buttery dough, stuffed with spiced pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie used to be on the list of things that I hated… along with the first day of school, boys, eggplant and spiders. It would seem that pumpkin pie has grown on me. … I’ve also developed a fondness for boys. But the first day of school, eggplant and spiders call all just suck an egg. Is that an expression? I found this little gentleman on my front porch while I was baking up these pop tarts. Want. I busted out the ruler for this recipe, but I still ended up with slightly wonky tarts. Luckily butter and flour still taste good, even when they’re crooked. Man… she’s so cool. makes 9 tarts Print this Recipe!

FoodMayhem Mom’s Toffee Butter Crunch Growing up, my sisters and I would find a large package outside our door each December 6th morning. This present was preceded by a couple of knocks, but when the door was opened, there was nobody in sight. Just the package. But it really wasn’t just any ol’ package. It was filled with all of our favorite candies and nuts. The really good stuff! Do you celebrate Saint Nicholas Day? This tradition comes from my dad’s side of the family, and is one that he wanted to see survive. He was so sneaky. Needless to say, Cheryl, Jessica, and I loved this morning. Mom and Dad still carry on the Saint Nicholas tradition to this very day, although it’s a little different scene with their girls all grown up and moved away. My girls are starting to see the annual benefits of this custom, and are eating it up just as heartily as I did way back then. The recipe I’m sharing with you today is pretty much a homemade candy bar, very similar in taste to Skor or Heath. Mom’s Toffee Butter Crunch(print recipe)

Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken - StumbleUpon Yesterday as I stood in the kitchen trying to figure out what to make for dinner I wondered to myself, how do those people do it on those shows where they are given random ingredients and are suppose come up with something genius. I think I stood there for a solid 20 minutes looking in the cupboards and staring into the freezer hoping that I would be struck by some ingenious idea. Then I saw the oranges, and it hit me “O-raang Shh-ikun”….that is orange chicken if you can’t understand the accent. I love orange chicken, and I almost always order # 14 Orange Chicken when we order Chinese take out and I wondered to myself if I could make it better at home. The sauce is sweet, tangy, there is no lack in orange flavor, and the red pepper flakes give it just a touch of heat. Combine corn starch, salt, and pepper. As you finish each batch, drain cooked chicken in a paper towel lined plate. In a large saucepan combine 1 ½ cups water, orange juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Ingredients Chicken

The Brownie Project My Fridge Food - Recipes you already have in your Fridge Sunday Sweets: Butterbeer Cupcakes | amyBITES - StumbleUpon Love Butterbeer Cupcakes? Check out Golden Snitch Butterbeer Cake Pops! Welcome to a very special edition of Sunday Sweets! If you’re new to this blog, let me explain. Sunday Sweets is a series I do every few weeks to share super indulgent recipes that wouldn’t otherwise be featured amongst my healthy, everyday eating recipes. Most days you’ll see healthy fare here, but we all need some sweets now and then, right? . Your cast of characters for the cakes. First, cream your room-temperature butter together with your sugars until well-combined and fluffy, like so: Now beat in your eggs, one by one. Now you’re going to alternate adding buttermilk… Cream soda… And your dry ingredients (whisked together) until they’re all added. I could’ve eaten this entire bowl with a spoon. And bake for 15 to 17 minutes until a tester comes out clean and the cake springs back slightly when touched. Mmm. Now it’s time for your butterscotch ganache, which will be the filling and be in the buttercream frosting.

cookie dough truffles « The Domestic Mama & The Village Cook Oh baby. Oh yes. You can have your dough and eat it too. WOOOOOO~HOOOOO! So, these are no-bake, addictive and may even help you win friends and influence people, rumor has it. It makes a lot, so be sure and share. I told you it makes a lot. You don’t have to dip them, either. But, I did dip some, too…. had to do something with all that chocolate. To make these you will need: Cookie dough truffles 1/2 cup softened salted butter 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 (14oz) can of sweetened condensed milk 2 1/4 c flout * this is a word spell-check always gets me back with{grr} flour is a great substitute for flout-whatever flout is. 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips So easy: combine (in a bowl,) the butter, sugar,vanilla,and sweetened condensed milk. Now, you may be able to form this into balls at this point. Melt 12 oz chocolate chips with 1 tbs shortening or butter. Now, you can dip the balls using a spoon- or fill pastry bags with the melted chocolate and drizzle. [/print_this]

Cooking With My Kid - StumbleUpon Around here we watch quite a bit of Food Network. My son loves science and history (and, of course, food), so he loves watching Good Eats with Alton Brown. My daughter likes to watch Paula Dean and Rachel Ray, especially if they’re cooking chicken. The other night we were watching the new series “Kid in a Candy Store” and they featured something called Texas Brittle. Well, it’s simple. Um, I’m sorry, but corn chips? I immediately sent my husband to the store for some corn chips and milk chocolate. I am happy to say that yes, you really can pour chocolate over just about anything and it will taste good. Texas Brittle pretzel sticks, a few handfulscorn chips, a few handfulschopped pecans, a bunchmilk chocolate, about 4 ounces Grab a 9×13 cookie sheet and spread the pretzel sticks in a single layer. Don’t miss a post!

100 Ways to Use Strawberries Strawberry season comes but once a year, and before you know it, you’ve spent way too much at the farmers’ market buying an entire flat of them, only to panic when you remember they go bad faster than bananas. So what to do with all those juicy little red guys? Oh we’ve got your covered… Click on the photos for full recipes. 100 Ways to Use an Apple From bacon to bananas, find the rest of our 100 Ways here. Sponsored Content

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Cinnamon Butter - StumbleUpon Have you given up on making biscuits? Do they seem like too much trouble for the end result? I was kinda in that boat. I made these for the first time last fall to go with some Thanksgiving leftovers. And to make a good thing even better, they always turn out great! And because I live in the land of biscuits and honey, we top it all off with some must-have honey cinnamon butter! Gather Up:2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes 1 stick butter, melted 1 ¼ cups milk 4 cups self-rising flour Pinch baking soda 3 tablespoons sugar For the Honey Cinnamon Butter:1 stick butter, room temperature 3 tablespoons honey ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Pinch kosher salt Mix together the sweet potatoes, butter and milk until well blended. Shape the dough into a ball and knead about 10 times on a well-floured surface. Roll the dough out about ¾ inch thick and cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Bake on a greased pan in a 400 degree oven 15 – 20 minutes, until just turning golden brown. Serve warm with the butter.

Your Flippin’ Awesome Cheesecakes! | Willow Bird Baking OH MY GOODNESS, am I one proud blogger! One month ago, I issued a Cheesecake Challenge in which I encouraged you to choose a WBB cheesecake recipe and tackle it in the kitchen. Was I ever impressed at the splendid results! Y’all are courageous, inspiring, and sweeter than fresh-picked strawberries. I kinda like ya. Know what else I like? My students even jumped in to participate. Despite your very different circumstances and skill levels, you all succeeded. Priscilla the Powerful Priscilla Made: Coffee Cookie Dough Fudge CheesecakeComments:“This is only the second homemade cheesecake that I have ever done! Mollie the Magnificent Mollie Made: Coffee Cookie Dough Fudge Cheesecake (go see her blog post)Comments: “Oh man. Janet the Jumpstarter Janet Made: Coffee Cookie Dough Fudge Cheesecake (without cookie dough layer)Comments: “This cake was the most delicious dessert I ever made! Gio the Genius Gio Made: A cross between Chocolate Cheesecake-Stuffed Cupcakes and Red Velvet Cheesecake!