Popsicles! Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups. There’s a little something for everyone: the foodies, the purists, the ones who prefer frozen yogurt, the ones who prefer a little alcohol, everyone. Tweny-five options to be exact. The post I did last summer on the cold guys was one of DC’s most viewed ever, so I thought you’d all be up for another round – was I right? Click on the photo to be taken to the recipe. All photos and recipes copyright of their respective source unless otherwise noted.
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. 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
Step by Step: Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake While living in New York City, I made every effort to stay hush-hush about my apathy for cheesecake. Getting a decent apartment in Manhattan was difficult enough. I certainly wasn’t going to ‘fess up to my dessert inadequacies when it came to one of the pride and joys of my adopted city. To compensate for my shortcoming, I made a big show of folding my slice of pizza in half, honking the car horn at least once every 3 blocks, and talking about walking my dawg while drinking my cawffee. I had them fooled, right up until the point when I told someone to “Take off, eh?” My Canadian roots gave me away every time. It wasn’t until I moved west again that my acceptance, and eventual affection, for cheesecake blossomed. When I saw this recipe for Perfectly Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake by Tasty Kitchen member Brenda (afarmgirldabbles), I knew it was time to step out of my comfort zone for the sake of some serious Thanksgiving indulgence. First, let’s make the crust. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.