Slutty Brownies Now I don’t want to over sell this, so I’m going to be conservative and simply say, that these are… The Best Brownies In The WORLD. I know, big statement. They’re called Slutty Brownies because they’re oh so easy, and more than a little bit filthy. They’re best served warm from the oven, with good quality vanilla ice cream (devastatingly I didn’t have any in the freezer this time, so I guess I’ll just have to make them again). They take about 45mins to make, including baking time. The ultimate comfort food, whipped up within the hour. You will need… 1 Box of cookie mix, 1 Box of brownie mix, 2 Eggs, 2 Packs of Oreos (double stuffed ones are even better if you can find them) Some oil & your favourite ice-cream (optional) Preheat your oven to 350F, 180C, gas mark 4. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper. Squidge (technical term) the cookie dough into a lined baking tray, until it covers the bottom. Cover this layer with your Oreos. Mix up your brownie batter. & pour over your Oreos. Bake for 30mins.
Picky Palate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Smooth, creamy, decadent cheesecake studded with sweet morsels of cookie dough and bursts of mini chocolate chips? All atop a chocolatey, buttery crust? Garnished with sweetened whipped cream and more chocolate chips? Oh baby, sign me up for a cookie dough cheesecake IV. Hands down one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever tasted. P.S. One Year Ago: Cookie Dough Topped BrowniesTwo Years Ago: The Best French Bread Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Note: this cheesecake, like any good, baked cheesecake, tastes best after being refrigerated overnight. Ingredients Crust: 4 tablespoons butter, melted 2 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (I like to use chocolate Teddy Grahams but you could use any chocolate wafer cookie or even Oreos) Filling: 4 (8-ounce) blocks cream cheese, softened to room temperature 1 cup sugar 4 large eggs 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup sour cream (I used light and it worked just fine) Cookie Dough: Garnish: Directions For the cookie dough: For the crust:
Make Your Own Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo … Why spend a lot of money this summer on condiments from the grocery store that are, in most cases, loaded with corn syrup, artificial flavors, and preservatives? It’s easy to make your own ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and more right at home with ingredients you probably already have. Here are a few simple recipes for these favorite summer cookout staples: Homemade Ketchup Ingredients: 1 (28-oz) can whole tomatoes in purée 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: Blend tomatoes and purée from the can in a blender until smooth. Homemade Mustard Ingredients: 1/2 cup dry mustard 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup water 2 egg yolks 1 cup sugar 3 teaspoons cornstarch Directions: Dissolve mustard in vinegar. Directions: In a small bowl, beat together egg yolks, salt, mustard, sugar, pepper, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice, until very thick and pale yellow.
Guest Post: Peanut Butter and Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies Hi Zesty readers, Megan here from Megan’s Munchies here to share with you another great sweet treat. While Zesty is off sunning in beautiful Jamaica, I thought I would share one of my favorite cookie recipes with you. Peanut butter and banana sandwiches were a big favorite of mine when I was younger. These peanut butter and banana chocolate chip cookies remind me of the comforting taste of those sandwiches with a little extra chocolate kick. Everything is better with a little chocolate…right? If you want a crisper cookie you can use all purpose flour. Ingredients ¼ Cup maple syrup or agave nectar¼ Cup brown sugar¼ Cup canola oil¼ Cup mashed bananas½ Cup peanut butter or soy butter1 Teaspoon vanilla extractA pinch of salt1 Cup oat flour¼ Cup mini chocolate chips Method Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Mix together maple syrup/agave nectar, brown sugar, canola oil, peanut butter/soy butter, mashed bananas, and vanilla.Add the flour and salt.
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. Making monkey bread has always brought with it feelings of nostalgia for me, which makes it one of my favorite sweets to share with family and friends. In fact, the day after I made it, I invited a good friend over so that I could share it with her, along with some apple cider – a lovely way to spend an autumn afternoon, if you ask me! For the dough: 3 1/4 cups flour, plus extra for kneading1/2 tsp salt1/2 tsp cinnamon1/4 tsp nutmeg1/8 tsp cloves2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted1/2 cup warm milk1/4 cup warm water2/3 cup pumpkin puree1/4 cup sugar2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast For the coating: 1 cup sugar2 tsp cinnamon3/4 stick butter, melted For the glaze: Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about an hour.
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
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Pumpkin Bread Recipe Oh pumpkin season! There’s a chill in the air, kids and adults alike are planning their Halloween costumes, and carving pumpkins are pouring out of the local market. Now’s the time for pumpkin bread, don’t you think? Not all pumpkins are equal when it comes to cooking. Those large carving pumpkins? Most people use canned puréed pumpkin for baking recipes like this because of the consistent results. This pumpkin bread recipe is quite adaptable to different types of pumpkin purée and spice mixes. Recipe updated, first posted 2006. You can easily double this recipe. We're using melted butter in this updated version of the recipe. Ingredients Optional Orange Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar2 Tbsp orange juice1 teaspoon orange zest1/4 teaspoon vanilla * To make pumpkin purée, cut a small sugar pumpkin in half horizontally. Method 1 Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). 3 Butter the insides of an 8 x 4 x 3 -inch loaf pan. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Hello!
Simple recipe for making homemade marinara sauce from scratch using fresh tomatoes. There are as many recipes for tomato pasta sauce as there are Italian grandmothers. My Sicilian grandmother used to make her sauce every year from the tomatoes in her garden. Much of the time the sauce had meat in it but I don’t think it was ever exactly the same twice. This is really a base pasta sauce recipe, meant to adapt to whatever you want it to be. While the photo shows the sauce in a jar, I didn’t can this sauce. *******If you’ve found my blog via Google or Stumbleupon, welcome! To print, use the green print button below 2 yellow onions, peeled and diced (about 2 cups diced) 2 Tbsp olive oil 5-6 cloves of garlic, minced (about 2 Tbsp) 2 Tbsp dried herbs (basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, etc)* mixed, total 1/2 cup red wine*** 12 cups peeled and seeded fresh ripe tomatoes** salt and pepper to taste In a large soup pot, heat up the olive oil. *Dried herbs hold their flavor much longer than fresh herbs so when slow cooking. **Start with 4-5 lbs of fresh, ripe, tomatoes. Like this: