Make Your Own Mixes | Dirt Cheap Homemade Mixes from Budget101.com Pumpkin Pie Spice mix is a blend of cinnamon, allspice, cloves, ginger and nutmeg brought together to bring out the wonderful flavor of pumpkin in all it's autumn glory. Unfortunately, it's not available everywhere, but don't fret, you can make it at home, here are a couple recipes for making your own. ... Chocolate Frosting Shots! If you received an email from Pinterest saying I didn’t want recipes pinned, this is NOT true! I’m so sorry for this and have no idea why they would send out such a message! As is obvious from the fact I have a Chocolate Covered Pinterest Board, I love and appreciate when people pin my recipes. Please accept my apologies and by all means keep pinning whatever you want… I’m honored when people pin my recipes! -Katie Tequila? What’s that? Healthy Frosting Shots? Maybe you’ve heard of the popular bakery, Sprinkles? Yesterday, I made my own chocolate frosting shots: Thick Chocolate Frosting… You can try this on my delicious Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes or even the Black Bean Brownies. Or skip the cupcake, like I did, and simply serve yourself a big glass of unadulterated chocolate bliss. (or chocolate mousse!) Healthy frosting recipe: Open your coconut milk, and if it’s not already super-thick, leave the can (or transfer to a bowl) uncovered in the fridge overnight.
Fake Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes Ever have one of those "Ah-ha!" moments? I happened to me yesterday when I was lamenting the price of those very convenient Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes. I remember when they used to only cost $1.00 each in Walmart and now they're $2.50 each! Anyway, I usually just tell myself that I can make cookies from scratch anytime with the plentiful ingredients of my pantry, but then it came to me...Why can't I make cookie pre-mixes and keep them in ziplock bags for use at my convenience? So, I've come up with recipes for four of my family's favorite Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes. Fake Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookies: 1 Cup Flour 1/4 Cup White Sugar 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda 1/2 teaspoon Salt 3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips Mix together and store in a quart size ziplock bag. Fake Betty Crocker Sugar Cookies: 1 1/2 Cups Flour 3/4 Cup White Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda 1/2 teaspoon Salt Mix together and store in a quart size ziplock bag.
Brown Sugar Oatmeal Coconut Chewies | The Dough Will Rise Again So, now that we’ve got you all set up with your oven thermometer and your silpat liners, let’s bake something! As I’ve mentioned a million times, I really love to bake. Cookies are my favorite things to bake, and I have quite a number of recipes that are in my regular rotation. If you are looking for a true measure of my baking-related insanity, I will tell you that I personally baked all of the favors that were distributed at my wedding. I’m sure you’ll be shocked to hear this… but I really like taking cookie recipes and tweaking them to suit my personal preferences. These cookies are a recipe that I came across (on Pinterest, duh) sometime last fall. Anywho, since the Southern belle herself will be flying in to visit me this evening (kindly refrain from reminding her that it’s SNOWING here, as this news has already sent her into a fit of rage), I did some baking to welcome her. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) These honestly might be my favorite cookie ever. Like this: Like Loading...
M&M Cookie Pie I wish I could say that I was away on some terrific adventure, or that I have been so inspired to create magical dishes that I have been too busy in the kitchen with a knife in one hand and a spatula in the other to blog anything.... but, no. I have been just busy with life-things. Adult things, really. Like going to work and being super busy everyday, apartment hunting (which may be as much fun as bra shopping- ack), and thinking a lot about packing, cleaning, and making a giant Goodwill donation trip- but not actually doing any of it.Oh, I'm getting stressed just thinking about it.Cookie pie, anyone? Part of my birthday package from my mother last month included a large stack of mail, and a container of M&M's shaped like the great state of Texas.Awesome.I wanted to make cookies, but I didn't want to make cookies. Preheat oven to 325* Cream butter and sugar. *FAQ's*- "No white sugar?"
Mix recipes Having everyday and convenience food mixes on hand are a great way to save time (no running to the store for something to serve last minute guests) and money (brownies for $.50 instead of $1.50 or more) in the kitchen. Not to mention, making your own mixes allows you to control the quality and the ingredients making them adaptable to special diets or allergies. So where do you start if you want to stock your pantry with quick and easy mixes? Next, decide how you want to package your mixes. Now the fun part, making all the mixes! Buy your frequently used ingredients in bulk (flour, sugar, baking powder, etc.....) Using a large, shallow bowl will make mixing your ingredients much easier. A whisk makes quick work of dry ingredients. When cutting in shortening, especially into a large batch, I have found the best tool is--my hands. Making your own mixes allows you to control the ingredients. Mixes are great for sharing with other families. Mixes are great for camping! Brownie Mix To Make:
How to Make Peanut Butter S'Mores Turnovers Peanut Butter- S’Mores Turnovers I’m not much of a camper. My husband often takes my son on camping trips, and I happily stay behind and thank the gods for our bug-free house, cozy bed and well-stocked kitchen. I always send them off in comfort… marinate a little meat for them to throw on the grill, pack up some convenience foods and bake a few goodies too. Here’s the How To: Thaw out a box of Puff Pastry, and cut along the fold lines to make 6 large rectangles. Layer 1/4 of a whole graham cracker, a piece of milk chocolate bar and a spoonful of peanut butter on one side of the Puff Pastry. Wet the edges with water (dip your finger in water and gently touch along the edge), fold over the filling ingredients and press edges together. Transfer filled turnovers to a parchment-lined baking sheet, and brush with egg wash. Use a sharp knife to cut a couple of slits in the top of each turnover (to allow steam to escape while baking). Bake at 400 degrees F. until golden (about 15 minutes).
My FAVORITE Chocolate Chip Cookie I have experimented with countless recipes searching for that perfect chocolate chip cookie. The characteristics of the perfect cookie are a very personal matter, and here are my preferences: texture: chewy w. medium thickness --- everyone has their preference, and this is mine! chocolate to cookie ratio: 50/50 --- I really enjoy having a lot of chocolate in every bite chips vs. chunks: chunks --- I like sizeable pieces of chocolate in my cookie. type of chocolate: bittersweet --- I like using Valrhona 61% extra bitter nuts or other add-ins: NONE!! With the above criteria in mind, this recipe is the closest I've come to experiencing CCC perfection. - Don't substitute the pastry and bread flours w. - Hand chopped chocolate chunks, NOT premade chips - I will purchase a hunk of the best bittersweet chocolate that I can afford and hand cut them into chunks. - Chill the cookie dough at least 24 hours (I let my dough sit anywhere from 2-3 days) before baking.
Blueberry Yogurt Cookies with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe Blueberry yogurt cookies with lemon cream cheese frosting—soft, moist cookies with juicy blueberries topped with a cream cheese frosting make a fun after-school treat! “Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.” –Bill Dodds Yesterday Squirrel asked me several times to explain what holiday it was and why we were celebrating “labor.” I meant to share this with you last week, for the August edition of Lucy Eats! Lucy Eats! To celebrate the back-to-school excitement, we decided that little Lucy and the Fujilings needed a special after-school treat, so I dreamed up these blueberry yogurt cookies and topped them with a lemon cream cheese frosting. These cookies don’t have any butter or oil in them, so they’re healthier than the normal cookie. Having to do homework doesn’t seem so bad when you’ve got cookies to help get you through it, right? Makes about 48 cookies 1.
Oreo Cream Cheese Cookies Oh my sweet sweet goodness, how long was I going to stay away? So sorry! Let's just jump back into it though, shall we? So I finally did it. I bought a new camera. It's a real grown-up lady type camera too. But let's move onto more important things. For serious. My pictures are still a little rough. Oreo Cream Cheese Cookies(makes about 3-4 dozen, adapted from Brown Eyed Baker) 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened6 oz cream cheese, room temperature2 cups granulated sugar2 tsp vanilla2 cups all-purpose flour1 cup mini dark chocolate chips2 cups Oreo crumblesPreheat oven to 375, line a cookie sheet with parchment.
How to Make Mason Jar Meals: Part 1 Last week I placed the following photo on Big Red Kitchen’s FaceBook Page and received an overwhelming amount of requests on how I made these Mason Jar Meals. I aim to please… How many of you have poured over the web looking at this photo or that wishing it was your house, or pantry, or wardrobe, or garden? I do it all the time. It is so easy to click through Pinterest and say, “I wish I had that.” Then I realize, I can have all that by working within my means using what I already have, add a dash of contentment, a splash of money, and a pinch of time. I have always wanted my refrigerator to look like that photo up there because I was tired of… 1. With a little work I made it happen. I have done those once a month cooking marathons in the past and hated it. What was different this time? Ready to start? Purchase and lay out all the food you are going to prepare, and wash and dry your jars and lids. Next, start cooking. Tips on Cooking 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Hints on Filling the Jars 1. 2. 3. 4.
Ice cream sandwich recipes The cookies The first thing you’ll need to do is decide which cookies to bake. We chose to make four different kinds of cookies: traditional chocolate chip, chewy brownie chunk, peanut butter and oatmeal chocolate chip. Bake your cookies, allow them to cool and then place them in the freezer so that they’ll be firm when it's time to squish the ice cream between them. The ice cream To make the sandwiches with homemade ice cream: Line a baking dish (or other flat dish with 1 1/2-inch sides) with plastic wrap.Make your favorite ice cream flavor in your ice cream maker or with the plastic bag method.Pour the ice cream into the bottom of your prepared pan and spread to evenly fill the pan (1/2 to 1-1/4-inch thick).Press another sheet of plastic wrap on the surface of the ice cream.Chill until very firm (ideally 24 hours or more). If you’d prefer to use store-bought ice cream The assembly The combinations More recipes Basic chocolate soufflé Toffee crunch blondies Sugar-free sweet treat recipes
Gooseberry Patch cookbook giveaway with Best-Ever Cookies Cookbook Review & Recipes These are the Best Ever Cookies on Pinterest! Make these Soft Brown Sugar Cookies and they will become a family favorite recipe in no time! It is an easy recipe, too! (One of the top pins on Pinterest!) Here we go again! Another brand-new up and coming cookbook release from Gooseberry Patch! Let's make this clear right up front, this cookbook isn't just about cookies! Hot Vanilla Nightcap 1 c. low-fat milk 1 t. vanilla extract 1 t. sugar, 1/4 t. cinnamon, divided Garnish: whipped topping Directions: Pour milk into a microwave-safe mug; stir in sugar, vanilla and 1/8 t. cinnamon. Soft Brown Sugar Cookies-these will MELT in your mouth! Ingredients: 2/3 c. butter, softened 1-1/2 c. brown sugar, packed 2 eggs 1 t. vanilla extract 2-1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 t. baking powder 1 t. baking soda 1/2 t. salt 1 c. sour cream Directions: Blend together butter and brown sugar. Browned Butter Frosting 1/4 c. butter 1-1/2 c. powdered sugar 2 T.
Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies A few weeks ago I was going through my hundreds of cookbooks in the kitchen and rediscovered my Bisquick cookbook. I started looking through it and found a lot of really good recipes. We loved the Impossible Taco Pie we had for dinner recently, so I wanted to try another recipe from the cookbook. Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies(Printable Recipe) 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 egg 2 3/4 cups Bisquick baking mix 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (6 oz) 1/2 cup nuts, chopped, if desired (optional) Heat oven to 375°F.