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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.

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

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:

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.

Culinary Arts College & 100 Famous Restaurant Recipes You Can Replicate... Eating out is becoming a more and more popular phenomenon. With fast food taking only minutes out of a day and costing a few dollars, it can be convenient. Likewise, fine dining is also on the rise and can put a considerably larger dent in your wallet. But unless you were a master chef with a keen sense of taste, these recipes were lost to you. Until the internet came along and provided those with the ability to reproduce recipes and post them for the world to see. Famous Appetizer Restaurant Recipes You Can Replicate at Home Start your meal off the famous way with the help of these recipes. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Famous Soup Restaurant Recipes You Can Replicate at Home Instead of a cup or bowl, make an entire pot of your restaurant’s favorite soup with a peek below. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Famous Salad Restaurant Recipes You Can Replicate at Home Dressings, veggies, and more are featured in these famous restaurant recipes. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Cakepops With The Babycakes Cake Pop Maker – And A Babycakes Cakepop Maker Giveaway! One of my Mother’s Day gifts this year was the Babycakes Cake Pop Maker. I will admit, my first thought was “I bet this won’t work”. Cake pops require baking and destroying a cake, mushing it with frosting, and forming all of the pops by hand. It just won’t work if you don’t do it the way Bakeralla does it. I thought the cake pops would be dry, they will fall off the stick and probably won’t even taste good. While I had my doubts, I also have to admit that I don’t LOVE the traditional cake pops (please don’t judge me!). I am very happy to report that I was extremely impressed with the Babycakes Cake Pop Maker. My cake pop maker (which was purchased at Kohl’s – with coupons and sales you can score a great deal on one) came with the machine, sticks, a fork, a syringe for fillings and a cake pop stand. Whenever I need to fill a bag like this, I use a heavy mug to hold the bag for me while I scoop in the frosting or batter. Look how cute they are! They cooled quite quickly. Cake pop anyone?

S'mores Cupcakes Chocolate Cupcakes with a graham cracker crust and toasted marshmallowy meringue frosting. Oh. my. gosh. These were super duper delicious! I’ve been so excited to make these S’mores Cupcakes for a while now but I didn’t have a kitchen torch to toast the tops. I don’t know why I haven’t bought one before, but I’m super excited that I got one for Christmas. Thanks Mom! The recipe for these cupcakes is from Jennifer Shea’s new cookbook, Trophy Cupcakes and Parties! But the first time I met Jennifer was back in 2008 when we were both on The Martha Stewart Show. Yes. So, I thought they would be the perfect ones for me to make from her new book. And boy am I glad I did. They start with a graham cracker crust for the cupcake. Place a teaspoon of the crust mixture in each baking cup. And press with the bottom of a small glass. Like so. But that’s not all. Yep. Cool and then… fill with the chocolate cupcake batter. But we can’t stop there. Beautifully cupcakes. P.S. Ingredients Graham Cracker Crust

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