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Salt River Bars

Salt River Bars
We are all about no-bake this week. In fact, ovens are for dorks. Not that it's really that hot this week (we obvy had to mention weather since it's kinda our thang) but we've decided only dorks are using their ovens this week. And we are not dorks. (Well, yes. In the meantime, until Friday or so when we decide we want brownies or chocolate chunk cookies (oooo, cookies), this week we are declaring ovens totally out. Rather, we're following in the footsteps of the totally cool and totally in Bakergirl (hi, Bakergirl, we think you're fab) and making these Salt River Bars. What is a Salt River Bar, you ask? Beats the pants off of us. Yes, we just said that. And, she did not lie. What did we tell you? Salt River BarsMakes 16 squaresAdapted from Bakergirl Print Recipe Line 8 x 8" glass or metal baking pan with foil so that it's hanging over the edges of the pan. Place the pan in the fridge to let the chocolate start to set. We stored these bars in the fridge as well. Related:  sweet

Crazy Domestic: Popsicle Brownies Here's a super fun and easy idea for kids or for a summer party! My daughter's eyes were as big as saucers when she saw these! WHAT YOU NEED:•1 box brownie mix or your favorite homemade recipe•almond bark•food coloring•popsicle sticks•sprinkles HOW TO DO IT:1. To have your ideas featured on Crazy Domestic, click HERE A CUP OF JO Today is World Nutella Day! You can eat it straight from the jar but, if you want to get fancy, I'm excited to say that we'll be featuring ridiculously delicious Nutella recipes this month. First up: Zoë of Zoë Bakes shares her recipe for Nutella banana bread. Nutella Swirled Banana Bread By Zoë François of Zoë Bakes I fell for Nutella 23 years ago while staying with a French family in Paris. Recipe: Nutella Swirled Banana Bread Makes 2 loaves You'll need: 3 large or 4 medium (2 cups mashed) bananas, yellow with brown speckles 1 cup brown sugar, packed 4 oz. (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup milk 2 large eggs 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tbsp. rum, optional 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup Nutella What to do: Preheat oven to 350°F. Mash the bananas with a potato masher, so they still have some small lumps, set aside. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the sugar, butter, milk, eggs, vanilla and rum.

The Brownie That Will Change Your Life Let me start off by saying that viewer discretion is advised for today’s post. OK now with the story that preludes possibly the greatest brownie I have ever sunk my teeth in thus far in my life. Last Saturday Mrs. I knew time was tight and I didn’t want to spend all night Friday night to prep a dessert. This recipe, I cannot take any credit for and nor will I try as it is compliments of Nestle Toll House and as you can see from the reviews…. Ingredients 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix1 cup chopped nuts ( Optional )1 cup Evaporated Milk1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted35 (10-oz. pkg.) caramels, unwrapped2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Method Preheat oven to 350° F.Combine cake mix and nuts in large bowl. Bake for 15 minutes.Heat caramels and remaining evaporated milk in small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels are melted. Drop remaining batter by heaping teaspoon over caramel mixture. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set.Cool in pan on wire rack.

Sourdough Beer Pretzels September 14, 2011 | Print | E-mail | Filed under bread Have you made your sourdough starter yet? In case you have, I wanted to have a sourdough recipe ready for you today so that you can get started with making your own sourdough bread. I adapted this recipe from a sourdough pretzel recipe I found at King Arthur Flour, except that I couldn’t resist adding in some beer for a little extra kick. Some recipes call for “fed” starter, but this one doesn’t – fed starter means that several hours before you’re ready to use your starter in a recipe, you discard half, feed the remaining starter with 1/2 cup warm water and 1 cup flour, and then let it sit at room temperature 4 hours or until bubbly again. Recipe adapted from here. For the dough: 1/2 cup lukewarm water1/4 cup of your favorite beer1 cup unfed sourdough starter, straight from the refrigerator3 1/4 cups flour1 Tbsp sugar1 Tbsp butter1 1/2 tsp salt2 tsp instant yeast For the topping: 1 Tbsp sugar2 Tbsp waterKosher or coarse-grain salt

The Italian Dish - Posts Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting I have a secret that I’m about to blab. It’s about me. And it’s a doozie. It’s going to rock your world… I don’t really like cake… Shhh… Can you believe it? These cupcakes are insanely rich and moist, and are made using the same type of method used for making brownies – melted chocolate is added to a whisked mixture of eggs and sugar, and then flour is stirred in. And the frosting. Note: To make the swirls of icing, I use a 1M icing tip. One year ago: Sweet and Sour ChickenTwo years ago: Fresh Strawberry Tart More chocolate & peanut butter deliciousness: Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Crisp SquaresMarshmallow Crunch Brownie BarsChocolate Peanut Butter TortePeanut Butter-Fudge CheesecakeNo-Bake Cookies

Vegan Pumpkin Pudding! Five Ingredients, Five Mins. - Healthy. Happy. Life. This sweet treat of Pumpkin Pudding is a creamy blend of fall spices, maple syrup and cozy pumpkin. Pumpkin pie flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger are swirled into each spoonful. This is my go-to dessert recipe for fall because it is so simple to prepare in a flash. As easy to make as a smoothie. Yet elegant enough to serve at a fall dinner party. And even better, it's totally good for you! Craving something sweet? Healthy Pudding! 1 Cup Canned Pumpkin contains: 83 calories 1g fat7g fiber 3g protein763% RDA vitamin A 19% RDA iron 17% RDA vitamin C49% RDA vitamin K 14% RDA potassium As I tweeted: "Fall Nutrition! You can blend up this pudding in under five minutes and be enjoying it in about twenty minutes (about 20 minutes for the chill time). Add-on's. And if you want your pudding a bit more firmed and rich - add in the coconut oil as shown below in the recipe. 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Puddingvegan, makes about 3 cups optional add-in: 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted slowly To Make:

Chocolate Covered Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe Chocolate Covered Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich Brownies and Bars, Chocolate, Dessert, Frozen Desserts, Guest Posts | 66 comments I’m taking some time off to be with my family for a little while. The following recipe is written by Jaime of Sophistimom. Last year, while developing a recipe for homemade Ho-Ho’s, I accidentally made something more like a thin brownie than a cake. When Katie invited me to write this post for today, it was still cold and rainy here in the Rocky Mountains. So I turned to my food magazines for a little help, as I often do. And that became my starting point. Martha’s ice cream bar had only one cookie layer, so I wanted to make it a little different—more like an ice cream sandwich. To make them easier to dip in chocolate, I inserted wooden Dixie cup spoons, and turned them on end to set. What about you? Need another Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe? About the Author:

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies? Yes! Have I got a treat for you today right before Valentines day! I was getting ready to cut my traditional sugar cookies in the shape of hearts for this post and a little light bulb went off! I don’t know if I was craving cinnamon rolls or what, but I thought to myself….I am soooo making these sugar cookies into cinnamon rolls! Brace yourself friends, you will NOT be able to stop eating these, they are that good. My husband and I both agree the only way to enjoy these beauties is after they’ve chilled in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. I’ll stop talking so you can go make these quickly, make them for your Valentine and he or she will LOVE you forever!! Roll your chilled dough into about a 12 inch x 5 inch oval. Just pretend that I’m not spreading all that butter over cookie dough, we’ll all feel better Brown sugar is next up Then the Cinnamon! Time to roll into a cute little log, then use a sharp knife to cut into slices Place onto your baking sheet Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting 1. 2. 3. 4.

Easy Peanut Butter Snickers Hand Pies - Back for Seconds These Easy Peanut Butter Snickers Hand Pies are incredibly scrumptious! They can be made in a matter of minutes and take just 3 ingredients! Never miss a recipe – follow Back For Seconds on Blog Lovin These Easy Peanut Butter Snickers Hand Pies are freakishly delicious. Especially warm…the chocolate, peanut butter, and caramel get all gooey and melty, and it really takes some restraint to keep from eating the whole batch. Yesterday I shared a this photo on Instagram: I could tell I needed to get it together and share this recipe ASAP. These hand pies are as easy as 1-2-3. 1. 2. 3. See? Follow Back for Seconds and never miss a post! Facebook|Pinterest|Twitter|Google+|Blog Lovin|Instagram Easy Peanut Butter Snickers Hand Pies These Easy Peanut Butter Snickers Hand Pies are incredible easy and super scrumptious! Ingredients 1 can crescent rolls 8 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 8 fun size snickers chocolate and caramel sauce (for drizzling on top, if desired) Directions More easy desserts:

espresso chocolate chip shortbread cookie recipe Recipe: espresso chocolate chip shortbread What new views through the lens? I went leaf hunting today and found… tall trees leftover snow on the mountains the big kahuna The rest of the sampler from today’s jaunt is on the photo blog. Right, so the title of today’s post should read “to the dogs(‘ sitters)”. espresso to batter mini chocolate chips Of course, I don’t want any hard feelings to be taken out on my girl. everyone likes some dough roll it out I have made one hundred million billion of these cookies to date. measure the slices slap it on a baking sheet and go I made a double batch of these today. this cookie will solve our energy crisis Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread[print recipe]from Smitten Kitchen *Note: I didn’t follow all of the instructions in Deb’s version because I am a lazy bum. Dissolve espresso powder in boiling water.

Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes & The Craving Chronicles It seems like once the weather cools down everyone wants to jump right into pumpkin season. Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin as much as anyone else, but to me September is apple season. I was thinking about how often apples get overshadowed by pumpkin a few weeks ago when my husband asked me if I wanted to attend a dinner party with some of his coworkers. It took me a while to decide on an approach for these cupcakes. Ultimately, I decided the best way to pack that punch of apple flavor into a cupcake was to use apple pie filling. I was apprehensive while putting these cupcakes together. In the end, they didn’t. They tasted approximately a million times better than I had imagined. I was hoping for good cupcakes, but these were amazing. Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes Printable Recipe (Includes all sub-recipes) Makes about 24 cupcakes There are several steps to complete before assembling the cupcakes, but some can be done a day ahead to speed things up. Ingredients Directions Apple Filling

Honeyed Pears in Puff Pastry Poaching fruit is one of my favorite things to do when cold weather arrives. It's so warming to stand over a boiling pot of fragrant spices and lose yourself in thought. When I made these, I couldn't help but daydream as I stirred; if I were a pear... I wouldn't want to spend my days on the shelf of a cold produce department. That sounds a little silly, but that's what I'd want... if I were a pear. The idea for these came from the Pepperidge Farm website. On a personal note, our Christmas tree is already up courtesy of Mr. Since poaching is a relatively easy task, I'll skip to some helpful tips for wrapping the pears in puff pastry. The poaching liquid has a high concentration of sugar, so your pears will be sticky. When you reach the top, tuck in the end piece of pastry behind the last spiral. 4 small pears 1 sheet of ready made puff pastry dough, thawed 4 cups water 2 cups sugar 1 cup honey 1/2 lemon 1 vanilla bean, seeded with hull reserved 3 sticks of cinnamon 6-8 whole cloves

Vanilla Heat Beignets Today I am sharing with you a recipe I made as part of the Secret Recipe Club - and I'm also going to be sharing a piece of my heart with all of you, all of my blogging friends, some I have known since the beginning of my (and your) blogging days, and you, my readers. My match today is someone I have known from the beginning of our blogging days. She may not realize what she means to me. Today, I want everyone to know that our blog friends, our internet friends, those people we never may meet but get to know so personally from our blogs really do mean something to me. I became very emotional when I had to go back to Holly's blog to decide what recipe of hers I was going to make for SRC. I really love these Beignets I made from her blog. One more thing before you get to the recipe and the links to other SRC posts for this week. Vanilla Heat Beignets recipe slightly adapted from Phemomenon Add flour, 1 cup at a time and mix on low until all 3 cups have been incorporated.

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