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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

Cheesecake in a Jar with Blueberries, Strawberries, Granola + More! Posted May 24, 2011 | 18 Comments What’s more fun than yummy cheesecake? Cheesecake in a jar, of course! It’s clear that I have a bit of an obsession with anything in a jar these days (such as bubbles, cookies, cherry pie, ice cream + candles to name a few…) and cheesecake is no exception. The best part of cheesecake has to be the fruit pairings. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries… you name it, I love it. source And, yummy blackberry curd cheesecake in a jar, too - source Don’t forget the custom stamped spoons for added charm!

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.

Baked Eggs in Bread Bowls This was our breakfast Sunday morning. Aren’t they cute? They were very, very good. These are so easy to make and wouldn’t they be splendid on a brunch buffet table? I think there are a lot of variations you could do nicely with this recipe, such as, swap out the Parmesan cheese with grated Gruyere or crumbled blue cheese to give a different taste. I used sourdough but I think this would also be nice with onion or brioche rolls as long as they are sturdy. Any way you put these together, they will be great. Slice off top of each dinner roll and gently remove some bread until there is a hole large enough to accommodate an egg. Arrange rolls on a baking sheet. Top each egg with some herbs and a bit of cream. Place tops on rolls and serve warm. Eat with a knife and fork. Print Recipe Ingredients Directions Slice off top of each dinner roll and gently remove some bread until there is a hole large enough to accommodate an egg.

Romancing the Stove 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:

Nanaimo Bars Other than my short stint as a resident of New York City, I've never lived in a city with a "signature" food. I'm talking about claim-to-fame level: cheese steaks from Philadelphia, coffee from Seattle, Hatch chiles from New Mexico. These Nanaimo Bars are the ultimate signature food, from beautiful Nanaimo, British Columbia on Vancouver Island in Canada. Nanaimo bars are a rich, decadent, 3-layer, no-bake treat. The bottom crust layer is chocolate, graham cracker crumbs, almonds, and coconut. I'm not sure if this is heresy (Canadian friends? These bars are ubiquitous in Canada. Nanaimo BarsAdapted from The City of NanaimoPrintable RecipeMakes ~50 bars Bottom Layer½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter¼ cup sugar5 tbsp. cocoa powder1 egg, beaten1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs½ c. finely chopped almonds1 cup coconut½ c. Melt first 3 ingredients in top of double boiler. Cream butter, cream, custard powder, and icing sugar together well. Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler.

S'mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake Recipe at Epicurious photo by David Bishop yield Makes 10 to 12 servings A decadent, impressive dessert that appeals to everyone's inner Boy Scout or Girl Scout. Preparation Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread 2 cups softened ice cream in crust. Preheat broiler. 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.

Magic Sauce Recipe I call this the magic sauce recipe. In part, because it makes everything it touches shimmer with deliciousness. It's magic like that. Let's just start by putting one thing out there. It's as versatile as a black dress. - More Herb Recipes - - More Paprika Recipes - - More Quick Recipes - 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 medium cloves of garlic, smashed into a paste 1 well-crumbled bay leaf pinch of red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon + fine grain sea salt 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Gently warm the olive oil over medium-low heat in a skillet or pan, until it is just hot. While the oil is heating, lightly pound the rosemary, thyme, and oregano in a mortar and pestle. Stir the paprika, garlic, bay leaf, red pepper flakes, and salt into the oil. You can use this now, but know - the oil just gets better as it ages over a few days. Makes ~2/3 cup. Print Recipe

Nutella filled Doughnuts Happy National Doughnut Day! Did you know that Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts are both giving out free doughnuts today? I don’t live anywhere near either so I’ll have to make my own doughnuts to celebrate. My favorite doughnuts are Bombolini alla Nutella aka sweet pillows of doughnuts filled with creamy choco-nutty goodness that is Nutella. They’re not difficult but do take a little time. Meals for the Family: Over 50 New Recipes for All Meal Times!

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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