Devil's Cake Balls If you haven’t heard of cake balls yet, I recommend that you check out Bakerella’s website to see what the fuss is all about. Cake balls are a great little invention; cooked cake batter crumbled and mixed with cream cheese frosting, rolled into balls, then dunked into melted chocolate. Don’t just make these for the health benefits though, they taste pretty darn good too. The recipe says to use any boxed cake mix for the type of flavor you want. Devil’s Cake Balls (makes 45-50) – adapted from Bakerella.com Ingredients: 1 Box Devil’s Cake Mix1 16 oz. can cream cheese frosting*1 16 oz. bag of chocolate chipswax paper * To make homemade frosting: combine 8 oz. cream cheese (softened), 1 stick butter (softened), and 2 cups powdered sugar. Directions: 1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl. Powdered sugar, stick of butter, and package of cream cheese. 3 ingredients for a healthy dessert. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. Chill for several hours.
Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake | alexandra's kitchen — recipes, photos, food - StumbleUpon I swear buttermilk is magic. I’ve dwelled on this before. Buttermilk seems to turn everything to gold. Super-moist, super-delicious gold. Anyway, I needed a simple, summery, breakfasty, cake-like-but-not-dessert-like recipe to make this morning. Nobody. Buttermilk-Blueberry Breakfast Cake Ingredients ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature 2 tsp. lemon zest or more — zest from 1 large lemon 7/8 cup* + 1 tablespoon sugar** 1 egg, room temperature 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups flour (set aside 1/4 cup of this to toss with the blueberries) 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. kosher salt 2 cups fresh blueberries ½ cup buttermilk**** 7/8 cup = 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons** This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top*** To make homemade buttermilk, place 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup. Instructions Preheat the oven to 350ºF. copyright alexandra\'s kitchen
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. Trim the crusts off of the bread Roll the bread really flat Brush both sides of the bread with butter Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar Roll in any fashion you like (I’ve also folded them into little triangles) Cinnamon Toast Rolls Click here for a printable recipe
Cake Batter Truffles | Snappy Gourmet Spring is here, or at least it’s kind of here. I’m still waiting for Mother Nature to get the memo. Easter is also right around the corner and my kids are counting down the days for the Easter Bunny! I couldn’t wait to try this recipe I created, so Easter came a little early in the treat department at our house! But before I get to more about the recipe, I have an announcement. Ok, back to the recipe….I’ve been running across a lot of different truffle recipes lately. The dough doesn’t take many ingredients and comes together quite easily. In the meantime melt some of your favorite chocolate or candy melts. Once the chocolate/melts are smooth, get ready to dip. Let the chocolate run off the truffles for a few seconds then place the truffle back on the lined baking sheets. After you dip the truffles place them back in the fridge for a few minutes for the chocolate to set. Once the chocolate is set you can drizzle more chocolate on top of the candies using a fork. Recipe type: Candy Notes
The Comfort of Eggs in a Basket | The Paupered Chef - StumbleUpon Eggs in a basket was the first meal I ever cooked. I was in 5th grade, and it was a Sunday morning at my best friend's house after a sleepover. We woke up hungry, and for some reason his parents weren't home. "We'll make eggs in a basket," my friend said, pulling out a loaf of bread, a jug of oil, and a carton of eggs. The resulting breakfast was awesome: runny yolk and crisp bread dripping with oil (we filled the skillet so much oil it was basically deep-fried). Ideally, make this with slices of toast cut thick. I guess I have a fondness for very fast and simple eggs + bread dishes, my love of "eggy bread" evidence of this, which is basically French toast without sweetness or spices. What are your go-to quick meals when hunger looms? Eggs in the Basket 2 slices bread 1-inch thick 2 egg salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons oil, butter, bacon fat, etc. Cut a hole in the slice of bread about 2" x 2", reserving the piece you cut out. Serve immediately.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip - What Megans Making Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip It’s time for a little confession. I realize this may get me shunned (especially in my hometown of Pittsburgh!) I saw this recipe on Jessica’s blog and made it the very next day. *Note: Jessica also has variations of this dip on her blog. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip Ingredients:1/2 cup butter 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened 3/4 to 1 cup powdered sugar (*to taste) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips, plus extra for sprinklingDirections:In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
Gifts : Description: What an attractive way to give a special gift! Perfect for cash or a gift card. Craft Link: Fabric Envelope Read More: Gifts or Home Looking for some great gift ideas for Mother’s Day or an important birthday? Gift Ideas For Jewelery Crafters Gift Ideas For Yarn Crafters Gift Ideas For Sewers Gift Ideas For Decorative Painters Gift Ideas For Paper Crafters Gift Ideas For Cooks Gift Ideas For All-Purpose Crafters Gift Ideas For Bookbinders Read More: Gifts or Home Nothing says “personal” like a homemade gift of food. Here are 42 Delicious Gifts From The Kitchen. Description : Any gift will look better if presented in this great gift box, designed by Zakka Life. Craft Link : Free Toadstool Gift Box Tutorial Description: The Martha Stewart website offers a this cute tutorial plus printable templates in both black and white or color. Craft Link : Favor Cones Tutorial Description: Print your own paper for the holidays this year. Craft Link : Print Your Own Wrapping Paper 428 Gift Patterns
good for you breakfast loaf & Haute Box - StumbleUpon March 23, 2011 by allison n Raise your hand if you enjoy a warm slice chunk of quick bread in the morning or as a snack? Maybe it’s banana nut bread, blueberry bread, cinnamon swirl bread or pumpkin chocolate chip bread. My sweet tooth is growing just typing this. Here’s the buzz-kill….quick breads are notorious for being unhealthy…full of fat and sugar. Guess what…Not this quick bread! This loaf contains only 1 tablespoon of oil AND zero butter and eggs. Good for you Breakfast LoafInspired by this recipe Print Recipe - 1 cup rolled oats - 1 cup whole wheat all-purpose flour - 2 tsp baking powder - 1/2 tsp sea salt - 11/2 Tbls honey, maple syrup or agave syrup - 1 Tbls canola oil - 1 cup 1% or nonfat milk Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grind oatmeal in a food processor or blender. Like this: Like Loading...
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles I’ve never liked chocolate chip cookies. Go ahead and throw tomatoes at me if you’d like, but I don’t like ’em. They’re just a plain old cookie, after all, with a few studs of chocolate chips in them. They’re nothing special to me, unless you get some cookie dough-action before it meets its fate in the oven. Now you’re talkin’. I know there are plenty of cookie-dough-nay-sayers out there… you know, the salmonella scare and all . Chilled dough is rolled into 1-inch balls. Those chilled dough balls are dipped in chocolate and then placed onto waxed paper to set. I dipped a few in Ghirardelli White Chocolate Bark and a few in the Chocolate version too. Oh yeah! Yield: 3 to 4 dozen truffles Prep Time: 45 min + chilling time Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Best served cold, these treats are for cookie-dough lovers. Ingredients: Directions: 1. 2. 3. Tips: *I used the Ghirardelli Candy Making Dipping Bar- both Double Chocolate and White flavors. *Have your own favorite cookie dough recipe?
Oreo Cookies Made From Scratch - Just Like the Ones From the Box, Only Better Oreo cookies seem to be pervasive in this country. Oreo cookies showed up at every party while I was growing up, and they are still used in countless desserts. My personal favorite is Oreo cheesecake (not to slight my Oreo cupcakes). Oreo cheesecake was in the dessert cycle in our cafeteria on Semester at Sea and I just couldn’t resist it! I’ve always liked the Oreo, but since I could read and understand product labels, I’ve never been a fan of their ingredients. For this month’s Taste & Create, I was again paired with Heaven is Chocolate, Cheese, and Carbs. How Were the Homemade Oreo Cookies? The homemade Oreo cookies were just like the ones from the store – they even had that same, familiar smell. The Oreo Cookie Recipe Clearly, this recipe is a slut. Oreo Cookies Made From Scratch – Just Like the Ones From the Box, Only Better Ingredients The Oreo Cookie Ingredients The Filling Ingredients Instructions The Oreo Cookie Instructions The Filling Instructions Making the Oreo Cookie The Filling
Red Velvet Crêpes | Duhlicious - StumbleUpon I rolled my eyes at the red velvet cake trend, but now I can’t get enough. I’ll make any excuse to have ‘cake’ for breakfast– here’s my take on a classic. Red Velvet Crepes (Makes about 24, 8″ crepes) Ingredients: – 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour - 1 teaspoon baking powder - 1/2 teaspoon baking soda - 1/4 teaspoon salt - 3 tablespoons sugar - 2 cups butter milk - 1 1/4 cup whole or lowfat milk - 1 large egg - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted - 1 tablespoon red food color gel - 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted + 2 tablespoons cooking oil (for pan) *Update: Because the buttermilk lends to the acidity of this batter, do not substitute the baking soda for extra baking powder. Mascarpone Cream Filling- 500 mL heavy cream - 300 gr mascarpone cheese - 1/2 cup icing sugar - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - zest of 1 orange (optional, but adds nice tang) + 1/2 cup raspberry jam (optional, for filling crepes) Directions: For the Mascarpone Filling:1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Updated 9/22/11 to Add: If you’re coming here to sample these delicious Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, you just might like the latest recipe that I’ve posted for Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too. And Gingerbread- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too. Enjoy! Here’s a short video sharing how to make these delicious pancakes: If you’ve ever thought you needed a reason to eat pancakes, today is the day: National Pancake Day! Eat a short stack for breakfast, enjoy them for lunch, or make a dinner out a manhole-sized pancake… guilt free… because you’re merely celebrating their existence. How do you like your pancakes? But recently I started dreaming about mixing cinnamon rolls and pancakes together… and this is what I came up with- my new favorite pancake: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. I have a wonderfully fluffy pancake batter that I like to use (recipe below) so I swirled a bit of cinnamon roll filling into the pancake. It’s like eating a cinnamon roll, and no one needs more than one cinnamon roll for breakfast.
25 Vintage Baking Tips: Timeless Wisdom I’ve collected these snippets of baking tips from vintage cookbooks and magazines dating from the 1940′s through the 1950′s…the Timeless Wisdom collection is a regular feature on Tipnut where I organize and share all kinds of tips from the past. Vintage Rolling Pin, Eggs & Flour Butter and sugar can be creamed easily when butter is hard by warming the sugar slightly.Light-colored molasses can be darkened to make dark gingerbread by adding a teaspoonful of melted chocolate to each cup of molasses.Cream which is hard to whip will whip quickly by adding a few drops of lemon juice.Molasses can be prevented from sticking to the measuring cup if the cup is first greased with butter or lard.Shortening can be measured exactly.