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. Pumpkin Monkey Bread September 23, 2011 | Print | E-mail | Filed under bread, pumpkin Monkey bread. It’s almost as much fun to say as it is to eat, and with the arrival of autumn, I couldn’t stop thinking about taking my usual recipe and kicking it up a notch with the addition of pumpkin – so, of course, I did.
Goldfish Crackers Made From Scratch Goldfish crackers seem to be present wherever toddlers are found. The little goldfish crackers seem to be the perfect mate for little fingers. Myles is not quite toddling yet, but just as I’ve done advance reading to know what to expect, I also thought some advanced baking might be in order to learn the secret behind the goldfish goldmine. Are goldfish crackers something that I could easily make myself using a cheddar of my choosing? YES!
Recipe: Guilt-Free Apple Pie in an Apple! The average person gains up to 10 lb. between Halloween and New Years. Who can pass up desserts all season long? Here’s a guilt-free recipe for apple pie–in an apple! It’s low-calorie, very low-fat recipe (with protein sneaked in), and let’s you indulge in seasonal favorites without over-indulging in calories. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Gouda Cheese Sauce This morning I was looking at my home page and I realized that there is a lot of orange sweet potato and pumpkin going on. Considering the time of year I think it is very fitting. Maybe I should go red and green when Christmas comes around? Got any green and red recipes that I can try out for Christmas? In keeping with the autumn orange theme I got the idea to try a sweet potato gnocchi covered in gouda cheese sauce. The idea was to do it in a stovetop mac and cheese kind of style.
sweet saturday: one minute peanut butter cake Picture this scene: it’s 8:30 in the evening. The sky is just starting to get dark outside your living room window. You ate a delicious, healthy and veggie-filled dinner a few hours ago and now you are ready to sit down to the most recent episode of So You Think You Can Dance and dive into a decadent plate of dessert. Oh wait, you have no dessert. Vertical Layer Cake Tutorial I really need to preface this tutorial with... I am sorry. I am SURE there are easier ways to do a Vertical Layer Cake. But I was being a brat for my birthday. Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Recipe @CDKitchen ***Dough***2 packages active dry yeast1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees F)2/3 cup sugar, PLUS"PLUS" means this ingredient in addition to the one on the next line, often with divided uses1 teaspoon sugar1 cup warmed milk2/3 cup butter2 teaspoons salt2 eggs, slightly beaten7 cups flour, or more if needed ***Filling***1 cup melted butter, divided1 3/4 cup sugar, divided3 tablespoons cinnamon1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional1 1/2 cup raisins, optional ***Creamy Glaze***2/3 cup melted butter4 cups powdered sugar2 teaspoons vanilla6 tablespoons hot water, more as needed Dough: In a small bowl mix together warm water, yeast and sugar and set aside. In a large bowl, mix milk, remaining 2/3 Cup sugar, melted butter, salt and eggs; stir well and add yeast mixture. Add half the flour and beat until smooth. Stir in enough of the remaining flour until dough is slightly stiff (dough will be sticky). Turn out onto a well-floured board; knead 5-10 minutes.
Colorful Cupcake Icing Can you believe that every color swatch in the palette below can easily be made from a standard box of red, blue, green and yellow food coloring! Stefanie over at Anna and Blue Paperie shares this lovely icing find from The Food Network. The numbers below each color are the amount of food coloring drops you need to add to plain white icing. Strawberry Champagne Ruffle Cake for a Virtual Baby Shower – Cook Like a Champion Without a doubt, one of the most rewarding things about food blogging is all the amazing friends I’ve made along the way. Even though we’ve never met in person, I am so thankful to have made such wonderful friends, and I hope we’ll all have the chance to meet someday. I hate that we’re spread all over the country because I know we would all have a fabulous time together. There are some things that simply have to be celebrated with friends, no matter the distance between them. That’s why I decided to host a virtual baby shower for Annie . I am so grateful to have a friend like her, and I just couldn’t let her pregnancy go by without celebrating it in a special way.
Rubik's Battenburg Cake Why make this cake? The Rubik’s cube is close to my heart as I am a child of the eighties and the Rubik’s cube always brings me back to a time of joy and wonder. It’s hard to imagine kids today being as fascinated as I was by such a simple but clever toy. I wanted to make a cake that epitomizes this ingenious and timeless invention. I knew it would have to be a clever cake that would make you question how it was made.