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The Original Caramel Apple Jello Shots [With Real Apples]

The Original Caramel Apple Jello Shots [With Real Apples]
Can you believe I actually spend time trying to figure out what kinds of food could be used as a vessel for jello shots? I'm not a lush I swear ... although my blog would have you totally fooled. It's just that, after filling lemons, limes, oranges and strawberries with vodka infused jello, I knew there had to be something else ... So we tried apples... and guess what? YUM. (If you wanted something with a little bit more alcohol content you could always try them out with Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka instead of butterscotch schnapps) Or for a kid friendly, non-alcoholic version just use cold water mixed with two tablespoons of caramel syrup instead of butterscotch schnapps or vodka! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Related:  Caramel Concoctions

crockpot honey sesame chicken » Table for Two Crockpot honey sesame chicken is easy to make and even more delicious! “Bourbon chicken? Bourbon chicken? Sample?” You know those food court Chinese places that you pass in the mall that shove chicken on a toothpick in your face and practically force you try it even if it’s like 10am. Update: 7/24/2012: Yes, you may use boneless, skinless, chicken breasts instead of thighs. I won’t lie, it’s hard to refuse something like that. However, it’s not “real” Chinese food and I don’t like that they broadcast it like it is. Anyway, enough of my hating because we all know how obsessed I am with that stuff and as far from Chinese as it may be, I still get it whenever I go to Panda Express or am grabbing a quick bite at the food court. crockpot honey sesame chicken Author: Julie Wampler Recipe type: Slow Cooker Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 4 All images and content are © Table for Two. crockpot honey bourbon chicken, honey sesame chicken

apple mosaic tart with salted caramel My husband likes to joke that every other comment on this site in the month of October is, “Help! I went apple picking and I brought home 20 pounds of apples and I don’t know how to use them up!” It’s not true, of course; it’s every five or six comments. I am kidding, mostly. Are you taking submissions for your new favorite dead simple fall dessert? This tart is, in essence, a French apple tart, a simple affair involving puffed pastry, thin slices of apples fanned this way and that before they are dotted with butter, sprinkled with sugar and baked in the oven until they solder together into an puddled-apple-butter-caramel fusion that is entirely greater than the sum of its parts. The result is a mosaic of fall apple bliss. Two years ago: Cauiliflower and Parmesan CakeThree years ago: Apple Cider DoughnutsFour years ago: Meatballs and Spaghetti and Molly’s Apple Tarte TatinFive years ago: Pumpkin Bread PuddingSix years ago: Wild Mushroom Galette Apple Mosaic Tart with Salted Caramel

Handle the Heat » Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes Dulce de Leche Imagine a creamy, rich, brown caramel made from the simplest of ingredients — milk and sugar — and involving little more than a pot of boiling water and a couple hours. Hard to believe, but the best way to make dulce de leche is also the easiest way. And tell me you’re not salivating as you eye the caramel I’ve got sitting in a jar in my fridge. This stuff is to die for, people. Ingredients: 1 can sweetened condensed milk. Peel the label of the can of sweetened condensed milk. When 2 hours (or your desired cooking time) have elapsed, turn off the heat and leave the can in the water for at least half an hour, to cool slightly. After 30-45 minutes, remove the can with tongs; if it’s not too hot to touch, you can open it with a can opener. Email Print

Red Velvet Cheese Ball | The ultimate dip for red velvet lovers!! This sweet version of a cheeseball will have you going back for more! Follow Taste and Tell Every once in awhile, an idea comes to me. Now, I’m not one to toot my own horn, or to pat myself on the back, but I do believe that this one deserves a little of both. Red. Yep, you read that right. I guess I can’t say the idea is completely original. The best way I thought to get that red velvet flavor and color while keeping the texture of the cheese ball was to use a cake mix. Not only would this great for Valentine’s Day, but I’m sure it would be a hit at your Super Bowl party this weekend, too! The ultimate dip for red velvet lovers!! Ingredients 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1 1/2 cups red velvet cake mix, dry 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips assorted cookies and crackers (my favorite was Vanilla Wafers) Instructions Recipe from

Caramel Apple Sticky Buns I’ll just say it: I’m not a big fan of nuts on or in my cinnamon rolls or sticky buns. To me, big chunks of nuts are a distraction. A distraction from the pure, unabashed ridiculousness of the gooey, fattening rolls. You can add nuts to this recipe, of course, but I encourage you to try them without first…just once. I put a caramel apple spin on my impossible-to-mess-up cinnamon roll dough, and I loved the results. It isn’t going to be pretty. I went ahead and made a full batch of my cinnamon roll dough, but for the recipe below I halved it. We’ll start with the caramel topping first: melt 1 stick of butter in a heavy skillet over low heat. Add 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar. Next, add 1 to 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup… And 2 tablespoons heavy cream. I also added a little Calvados—an apple-flavored brandy—but I didn’t take a photo because I felt naughty. Let this melt and start to bubble up, but don’t let it cook very long. Just roll out the dough pretty thin… Then pour on the butter… Enjoy!

Healthy Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake I usually laugh inside when pasta dishes are advertised as “Healthy”. Sure it may be healthy, but since pasta is high in calories you can have about 10 noodles before you’re over your limit. So I was surprised when this healthy pasta dish was 460 per serving which isn’t bad at all considering you get to eat 1/4 of the dish pictured below. That’s a lot! The best healthy dishes are the ones where you aren’t reminded how healthy it is every time you take a flavorless bite. I know it may seem like I’m bipolar when it comes to eating healthy. And NO I do not want to know how many calories I ate in the last post… Healthy Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake Ingredients 1-1/2 cups multi-grain penne pasta, uncooked 1 pkg. (9 oz.) fresh spinach leaves 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves 1 jar (14-1/2 oz.) spaghetti sauce 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained 2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) Instructions Notes

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars These caramel apple cheesecake bars made their way around the food blogging sphere not to long ago and they certainly caught my attention! Even just by reading the title, they sound amazing but that is just the start! If you dig a little deeper you will see that they start with a base of butter shortbread which is topped with the cheesecake followed by the apples and then a layer of rolled oat crumbs only finally be topped with the caramel sauce. Given all of the components, these bars require a bit of effort to make but overall everything is pretty straight forward and it so worth it! This recipe calls for lining the baking dish with aluminum foil which I had never done before and it turned out great! When I got up this morning my patience had run its course and I could not resist pulling the caramel apple cheesecake bars out after a night of chilling. Get 5 Closet Cooking cookbooks in a bundle for a 30% discount over buying them individually. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Ingredients