S'mores Cookies These cookies are every bit as delicious as they look. You may have noticed that I have been in a s'mores kick lately. First with the cookie dough pops, then with these cookies. I also plan to make additional s'mores themed treats this weekend. I saw a version of s'mores cookies on Make and Bake and became immediately intrigued. I knew I had to try to make these...the sooner the better. S'mores Cookiesadapted from Make and Bake 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 dash of cinnamon 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 2 cups miniature chocolate chips1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows2 Hershey bars, choppedPreheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl combine the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, salt, and dash of cinnamon. Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.
Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich month and that was all the excuse that I needed to try out some new grilled cheese sandwich recipes! Not too long ago, while I was devouring a batch of the ever so addictive jalapeno popper dip, I was thinking about other ways to enjoy that amazing flavour combination and the idea that stuck was the one for a jalapeno popper grilled cheese sandwich. As soon as I had that thought I knew that I would have to try it and this was the perfect time! The basic idea was to incorporate the flavours and textures of jalapeno poppers in a grilled cheese sandwich and the first step was the jalapeno peppers themselves. This jalapeño popper grilled cheese sandwich turned out even better than expected! Don't have time to roast some fresh jalapenos? Bacon makes a fabulous addition! Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich Servings: makes 1 sandwich Prep Time: 34 minutes Cook Time: 6 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Printable Recipe Ingredients Directions Similar Recipes:
Cinnamon Toast Rolls The USDA released its new food pyramid the other day (which is actually a plate now instead of a pyramid), and I am sorely disappointed to report that cinnamon rolls did not appear anywhere on that plate. I think by now most of us know what should be on our dinner plate in terms of healthy, well-rounded nutrient-laden meals, but it is my considered opinion that our breakfast plate should include cinnamon rolls now and then. And not just any cinnamon roll, mind you, but how ‘bout a homemade cinnamon roll hybrid that is a cross between a cinnamon roll and cinnamon toast, is super easy to make and gosh darn delicious. In honor of their ancestry, I call these little gems cinnamon toast rolls, and here’s all you need to make them… Yep. That’s it… some soft white bread, some butter and some cinnamon sugar. Trim the crusts off of the bread Roll the bread really flat Brush both sides of the bread with butter Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar Cinnamon Toast Rolls Click here for a printable recipe
Inside-Out Neapolitan Layer Cake I have great news! My temporary cake-diet, you know, the one during which I stopped eating cake, is over, and I’ve resumed my more permanent cake-diet, the one where all I think about and often indulge in cake. And, let me say, I ended it and restored order just in time: 3 layers of rich Southern Devil’s Food Cake stacked between fluffy Neapolitan flavoured Swiss Meringue Buttercreams: Belgian Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry, and topped with pure dark chocolate sprinkles from Holland. If someone was ever cruel enough to force you to choose, would you say that you’re a cake person, or a frosting person? As for the cake itself, I decided to take a break from my favourite Dark Chocolate Cake and go for a really rich and decadent Southern Devil’s Food Cake recipe I found, from Fine Cooking, that’s made with a few different ingredients than my usual recipe, such as mayonnaise, butter, and dark brown sugar. I hope you enjoy this cake as much as my bare-bummed little cakelets and I did.
Homemade versions of Girl Scout cookies I admit it: We’re Thin Mint addicts in our house. I try to limit the number of boxes I buy each season because they aren’t particularly healthy or earth-friendly. But, I have many friends with daughters in the Girl Scouts, and the Thin Mints are just so yummy. My 7-year-old didn’t even realize there was any other flavor of Girl Scout cookies than Thin Mints. When one of my friends asked him what kind of cookies he wanted to buy from his daughter he said, “You know. Girl Scout cookies,” with a confused look on his face. One reason that Girl Scout cookies hold such a spell over many people is that they are only available for a limited time. Whether you’re looking to create a healthier version of the cookies that you like so much or you want a way to get your fix during the off-season, try your hand at these recipes for Girl Scout-like cookies. Tagalongs – Baking Bites has a recipe for these peanut butter patty Girl Scout cookies.
Brie Croque Monsieur Sandwiches There are grilled cheese sandwiches, and then there are Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. I have always been helplessly enthralled with any menu that has the words Croque Monsieur on it. Because that basically translates to a rocking great grilled cheese sandwich that involves thin-sliced ham, swiss cheese, an egg batter that the whole thing has been dipped in, and some deep-frying. Usually with some fries on the side, to make sure your calorie intake is high enough. So imagine this: the very same thing…except instead of the swiss cheese, you use Brie cheese. Now, some Croque Monsieurs out there in the world use a much thicker batter, but I think the light (and I use that word loosely, given what we are talking about here) french toast-type egg mixture approach is actually kinda better. Please go make this right now. Brie Croque Monsieur Sandwiches Ingredients 9 oz. 3 large eggs 3/4 cup milk 1/4 tsp Salt 1/8 tsp Pepper 6 slices thin sliced ham 12 slices white bread Directions
Seven promising jobs for 2012 Prospects for employment in the realm of information technology continue to look strong in 2012 for Canadians as companies invest more of their time and money into their digital presence, according to Robert Half International. The staffing firm has come up with a list of seven occupations expected to be in particular demand in the new year, along with the corresponding salary potential. “Many of these roles are quite challenging for employers to fill, since, in some cases, the demand for qualified professionals exceeds the supply,” Lara Dodo, a Canadian regional vice president of Robert Half Technology, said in a media release issued by the company. The list includes: Mint Chocolate Chip Cake Chocolate cake and I have had a very interesting romance. I started off with quite an intense dislike of chocolate cake. I KNOW. But try not to judge me too harshly, I had many bad experiences with store-bought dry, dense mudcakes covered in grainy baking chocolate icing. So every year when I asked Regex Man what cake he would like for his birthday and every year he replied me with "Chocolate. So this year for Regex Man's birthday I offered to do a chocolate cake even though he said it didn't have to be chocolate this year. I used David Lebovitz's devil's food cake recipe again, my new favourite chocolate cake since making it for my raspberry cupcakes when I launched the new site. Originally I was going to arrange the scoops of icing around the edge of the cake, but I realised I didn't have quite enough icing to do that so I ended up just doing a few of them in the middle. Mint Chocolate Chip Cake Mix together the coffee and milk. Happy Birthday Regex Man!
Flour Child | For the love of dessert Foursquare Checkins Reveal Holiday Travel Patterns [INFOGRAPHIC] Click image to enlarge. In honor of Thanksgiving travel, Foursquare has posted an infographic on the company's blog showing checkins related to travel in the United States by plane, train, and automobile, covering a period from Halloween until just after Christmas in 2010. For airplane and train travel, data is pulled when someone checks in on Foursqure at two different airports or train stations in the same day. There's also a timeline component showing the peaks and lulls of travel around Thanksgiving and Christmas, some of the busiest travel times of the year. While the graphic doesn't offer numbers of checkins or users, it appears that the highest number of people checking in are flying, though railway travel is consolidated to very specific parts of the country.
Dine and Dish - Dine and Dish Blog - Rich and Delicious What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words "Rich and Delicious"? Well... yes, Dr McDreamy, my favorite Grey's Anatomy surgeon is what comes to mind first with me too. OK...let's try this again. Let's add the word chocolate? Now what? Right... that would go well with Dr McDreamy too, but lets get our minds out of the gutter, okay? There used to be an Italian restaurant in Kansas City called Gambucci's. Well, ladies and gentlemen... So, next time you are thinking about rich and delicious, think about the usual... From Epicurious.com: This old-fashioned chocolate cake made our staff swoon! Watch how to prepare this cake like a pro with our hands-on technique video. For cake layers 3 ounces fine-quality semisweet chocolate such as Callebaut For ganache frosting 1 pound fine-quality semisweet chocolate such as Callebaut 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter Cool layers completely in pans on racks.