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Cheesecake in a Jar Recipe

Cheesecake in a Jar Recipe
I’m fairly certain that I’ve discussed my lack of love for the great outdoors, so it’s safe to say you’ll never hear me writing about long hikes in the woods or camping anywhere other than on a deck chair at a five star resort (Hey, I can dream, right?). Not to say that I am not fond of the fresh air and scenery, I just like to keep a screen between me and the bugs. Needless to say, I don’t last long at picnics in the park or anywhere outdoors for that matter. Usually an annoying fly or buzzing bee will send me into a fit within 20 minutes and I’ll sit there contemplating my escape route or the idea of eating in my air conditioned vehicle. Problem is, I am a big pan of picnic food. Then, a couple of friends came up with the idea of a virtual picnic. The Nature Conservancy has a website that is devoted to Picnic for the Planet. Eat Smart Be proactive, know where your food comes from and who it impacts. Eat Local Take advantage of your farmer’s market. Eat Sustainably Eat Green Eat Out Related:  gâteaux et autres sucreries

Cherry Crisp in a Jar from My Baking Addiction I’m starting to get the feeling that, when my surgeon told me my recovery from surgery would be 6-8 weeks, he wasn’t joking! I am doing quite well, all things considered… And, I am gradually feeling better each day, but there is still quite a long road in front of me! So, I am feeling especially blessed by all of my great blogger friends who are stopping by here to help me out with all of these guest posts. I’m sure I don’t need to introduce Jamie from My Baking Addiction… If you are anything like me, you probably visit her site regularly and just stare at her gorgeous photos and stunning desserts! Jamie, thanks so much for stopping by with these fabulous cherry crisps! As you may know from Jen’s recent blog post, she had surgery last week and is taking a bit of time away to recover from her procedure. I’m not a really a fruit pie person unless the pie is covered with a crunchy crumble layer. Looking for more cherry recipes? Simple Cherry Crisp in Jars yield | 4 servings Ingredients

new york cheesecake New Yorkers have a reputation for being pushy and over-the-top — these are things you learn when you leave the city for a weekend, and a ticketing agent at the airport in Tulsa, for example, informs you that you’re so much more polite than she thought a New Yorker would be. We apparently like things bolder and taller and shinier and more intense and while I’m not sure if this really applies to your average straphanger commuting from walk-up to cubicle and back again everyday, I am absolutely certain that it applies to our cheesecakes. (No, the other kind, silly.) How is a New York Cheesecake unlike any other cheesecake? To begin, it’s very very tall. This is where I come in, with your ticket to Big Apple bliss, but better because it is can (and also roving crazies that crack up at jokes they imagine in their heads) -free, in your kitchen. But this. One year ago: Chocolate Caramel Crack(ers)Two years ago: Lemon Yogurt Anything CakeThree years ago: Arborio Rice Pudding

S'mores Cake in a Jar Oh friends. Hi. How are you? Judging from the above picture, you can assume I’m doing well. Guess what? S’mores jar cakes clearly top dinner recipes. Let’s talk mason jars. More on mason jars? Just so we’re clear, s’mores jar cakes have buttery graham crusts covered with fluffy double chocolate chip cake and pillowy marshmallow toppings that are so perfectly browned and bubbly you can taste the campfire and smell the midnight July breeze. Need more convincing? S’mores Cake in a Jar makes 4 16-ounce mason jar cakes for crust: 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 stick butter pinch of salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter and mix in graham crumbs and salt. for cake: (from peanut butter hot fudge cupcakes) 1 1/8 cups all purpose flour 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon heavy cream 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 tablespoons sour cream for topping: 1 bag of large marshmallows Notes

Nutella Cupcakes Recipe Today is World Nutella Day, so you knew there was no way I’d forgo posting something that utilizes this delicious Chocolate Hazlenut spread. As I have stated once or twice, I love Nutella and I’m pretty certain you could smear the stuff on a piece of cardboard and I’d be completely content! Taking a simple chocolate cupcake recipe and filling the middle with that awesome Nutella lusciousness, definitely quenches that hazelnut craving that I get more frequently than I’d like to admit. Top off with Nutella buttercream, and these are truly irresistible to those Nutella fanatics that I know are plentiful! Just a word of caution…these babies are rich, so have a glass of milk near by and don’t be tempted to eat more than one in a single sitting. This post is not your typical MBA post; meaning it’s not a complete recipe. The Method: -I made one of my favorite chocolate cupcake recipes according to the recipe directions (you’ll see my fave in an upcoming fundamentals post). A Few Notes:

Pie Favors in a Jar {Recipes} Just like “on a stick”, everything gets infinitely cuter when layered inside a mason jar and tied with a simple ribbon or tag. Favors are no exception! So make these delicious fruity pies in mini mason jars (or regular size!) then sit back and listen to your guests “ooh” and “aah” over how darn cute you are! Pie Crust Dough 2 12 oz. cans of cherry, apple or your favorite pie filling (Or mix blueberry and cherry!) 6 4 oz. mason jars, cleaned with lids and labels removed 1 baking sheet Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Fill your jars with your filling. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until pie dough is golden brown. image via: Related Watermelon Cake in Mason Jars: Perfect Summer Dessert Watermelon Cake If there is one food synonymous with summer in my opinion, it’s watermelon!

Grilled Passion Fruit Pork Satays with Passion Fruit Tzatziki Ingredients Grilled Passion Fruit Pork Satays 1 3-4 lb boneless pork shoulder, trimmed and cut into 1 inch cubes 2 passion fruits 1 shallot, minced ¼ cup coconut milk 1 tablespoon black pepper ¼ cup basil, finely chopped, stems reserved for Passion Fruit Basil Syrup recipe Passion Fruit Tzatziki 1 cup cream cheese ¼ cup milk ½ lemon, juiced ½ cup basil, finely chopped salt and pepper Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. See more: Grill, Dinner, Eggs/Dairy, Main, North American, Summer

strawberry summer cake It is not summer yet. In fact, it’s been raining for more than a week, and another week — the one in which I presume we’ll be introduced to our new mosquito overlords — is promised. In fact, it was so cold that I met a friend for lunch today and had to wear both a light wool sweater and a jacket. It’s almost like summer looked at New York City and said “pbbbblt!” But I know it’s coming. I hope this will be your summer cake. And your apartment will smell like a strawberry patch. One year ago: Rustic Rhubarb TartsTwo years ago: Raspberry Buttermilk Cake and Slaw TartareFour years ago: Cellophane Noodle Salad with Roast Pork Strawberry Summer Cake Adapted, only slightly, from Martha Stewart I recently picked up some barley flour and fell in love with it. I am ever-so-slightly on the fence about the sweetness of this cake. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Whisk flour or flours, baking powder and salt together in a small bowl. Pour into prepared pie plate.

a mason jar meal (my 6th PFB challenge) UPDATE: You can VOTE FOR ME HERE, if you’re so inclined. I love mason jars. They are perfectly portioned, retro, convenient, and reusable. They are affordable, accessible, versatile and stylish. Here is what I served: I wanted a meal that tasted freshly made, even after sitting for hours in a jar. Put dressings and heavy items on the bottom, foods to stay crisp and fresh at the top. chickpea and chicken salad: Rinse and drain a can of chick peas. homemade bagel chips: Slice several bagels in half. pesto pasta: Cook penne pasta and drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the water. white wine sangria (adapted from this Martha Stewart recipe): In a saucepan, combine and heat 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup honey, the zest and juice of a lemon, six whole cloves, and two cinnamon sticks over medium heat to a simmer. The beauty of mason jars is the pretty package. To test the freshness, I prepared my mason jar meal in the morning and we dined in the evening. Some tips: Feel free to share (nicely)!

| Sitio oficial de turismo de Canadá Treat of High Summer: Blackberry and Red Wine Jam The hottest temperatures of the summer have finally hit Seattle. High 80's without a cloud in the sky greeted us North-westerners over the weekend. It was hot. I love blackberries. Now in my mid twenties I am reliving this memory. Inspired by a glass of good red wine, I got into production mode. Everyone always says that berries are good for you, but how? Making jam is great way to preserve these delicious berries and have access to them year round. Blackberry and Red Wine Jam Makes 4 small mason jars or 2 pint sized mason jars Ingredients: 6 cups rinsed blackberries 12 medjool dates, pitted and soaked for at least 30 minutes 1/2 cup red wine (I used cabernet sauvignon) juice of 1/2 lemon Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Side Note: The dates not only sweeten the jam but also help create a spreadable consistency like pectin. References: Worlds Healthiest Foods: Vitamin C, Manganese Nutrition Data: Blackberries

Hummus Are you ready for Fall? I know I am. In fact, I have been ready for a while now. This week's recipe is hummus. I can eat hummus almost every day, it's healthy and it's the perfect thing to do ahead of time and eat when you are in a rush so I always keep some in my fridge. Ingredients: 2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 15.5oz canned drained) 1/2 cup tahini 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for garnish 2 garlic clove the juice of 1 lemon 1/4 water (from boiled chickpeas) salt to taste paprika Drain the chickpeas and place them in a medium saucepan, add water to cover them and boil the chickpeas for 5 minutes. Happy Weekend! two-ingredient maple soufflé I know, I know. You read that post title and thought to yourself, Katy is clearly messing with us this morning. And then you thought, Seriously, Katy? You got us all excited for what is obviously some kind of very cruel joke, because who on this planet can craft a soufflé out of two ingredients? Well, I can. And I thought I’d share the recipe with you, but if you’re going to be like that, I’ve changed my mind. But… I suppose if you really want it that much. It sounds weird to pair eggs with maple syrup, but eggs in soufflés are essentially an invisible ingredient — they give structure and density to something that otherwise tastes like flavored air (in fact, if your soufflés taste like egg, you’re probably overcooking them). You may notice that in this recipe, I don’t ask you to butter and sugar the ramekins. Please. two ingredient maple soufflé recipe INGREDIENTS 2 eggs 1/3 cup maple syrup (I use Grade A Dark Amber) DIRECTIONS Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Serves 4.

Mini Paleo Pizzas My guess is that most of you would call these bun-less burgers. OK, I’ll give you that, but they are nice paleo, protein-packed alternatives to the classic English Muffin Pizza. When I am out and about running errands, I can guarantee at some point my blood sugar is going to bottom out and I will need to get food in me stat, therefore I am trying to create more “small plate” on the go meals, snacks, and even recovery meals. Hey Ellen, these are great recovery meals! Notes on Un-cured meats and being Paleo: I found a nice organic un-cured pepperoni at my Whole Foods. Two pizzas stack perfectly in an 8 ounce wide-mouth Kerr mason jar for on-the-go-blood-sugar-dump emergencies. Who can pass up a lunch that looks like this? Even the lids get a workout here in BRK! Mini Paleo Pizzas Author: Robin Sue Joss, Big Red Kitchen LLC Recipe type: snack, recovery meal, small plate Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: makes 9 pizzas Ingredients 1 pound pastured ground sirloin1 egg1 tsp. Instructions

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