Mini Pumpkin Pies in a Muffin Tin I love to bake in muffin tins. They are cute, bite-sized, and cook up so much faster. I’ve shared Muffin Tin Meatloaves and Pop Up Pancakes in Muffin Tins. Today, I’ve baked cute mini pumpkin pies in a muffin tin. They make for perfect individual portions. These would be a great way to prepare your pie for dessert this Thanksgiving. Recipe for Muffin Tin Pumpkin Pies: pumpkin pie filling for one 9-inch pie2 9-inch pie crust doughs – pre-made from a box or I love this recipe from Martha Stewartbowl or round cookie cutter 4 inches in diametermuffin tinwhipped cream Makes 12 mini pumpkin pies 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Now it’s ready for guests to enjoy after a delicious dinner. Tagged as: pie, pumpkin, thanksgiving Written by Marie LeBaron Marie is founder and managing editor of Make and Takes, and author of the book, Make and Takes for Kids.
Garlic Knots – For Superior Garlic Breath When I was in High School, I thought garlic knots were the best things on earth. I guess I still kind of think that, but often I’m disappointed by the garlic knots I buy. I’m not sure if the quality of garlic knots has gone down in NYC or if I’ve become harder to please. These days, they are often hard and dry, probably from being left around too long. As with all bread-based goodies, the freshest way to get it is out of your own oven. These really are a reasonable amount of work, and easily doubled, tripled, or quadrupled for even more return. I’m assuming that pizzerias make their garlic knots with the same dough that they make pizza with, so use any pizza dough that you like. Garlic Knots~12-13 knots 3/4 cup +1 tablespoon all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon instant yeast1/2 teaspoon table salt1/3 cup water at room temperature (70 to 90 degrees)5 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, divided4 large cloves garlic, minced1/4 teaspoon kosher salt1 packed tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1.
How to Hard-Boil Eggs Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies with three layers of rich and decadent goodness! A rich, fudgy, deep dark chocolate brownie with a delicious peanut butter filling that is topped off with a decadent chocolate ganache. I made these brownies to celebrate my husband getting a job! It has been a long road and I have been right there beside him for almost the whole ride (over nine years)! A rich, fudgy, deep dark chocolate brownie with a delicious peanut butter filling that is topped off with a decadent chocolate ganache. Ingredients: For the Brownies: 1 cup butter 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 3 teaspoons vanilla 2/3 cup cocoa powder 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder For the Peanut Butter Filling: 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 2 cup powdered sugar 2-3 teaspoons milk For the Ganache Topping: 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup butter 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream Directions:
Homemade Tortillas Making soft delicious tortillas at home is surprisingly easy. In fact, once I started making my own suddenly all our dinners and lunches were rolled up in fresh tortillas. The dough is made from flour, shortening, water, and salt. To make the dough you first work the shortening into the flour. Next some hot tap water and salt is stirred in with a fork until a dough forms. To make sure that the tortillas are the same size the easiest thing to do is roll the dough into a log and then cut it into equal pieces. Since the dough is a medium-stiff consistency it might be easier just to squeeze it into a log shape rather than roll it. I was making a half recipe so I cut my log into six equal pieces and rolled each one into a ball shape. The balls get put into a plastic bag, or covered with plastic wrap and are left to let the gluten relax for at least 20 minutes. When you're ready to start rolling out the tortillas preheat an ungreased heavy skillet or griddle to medium high heat. Tortillas 1. 2.
Cheesy Garlic Biscuits a la Red Lobster – Step by Step Easy Recipe I posted about these amazingly delicious biscuits in September, but the post isn’t very complete, I didn’t give you my actual recipe, and the picture is somewhat lacking. So I decided to take pictures when I made them last weekend and give you a play-by-play with photos. So here’s the copycat recipe for Cheddar Bay Biscuits (I think that’s what they’re called at Red Lobster, yes?) (One note, I doubled the recipe, so the pictures show twice as much stuff as what I’m telling you.) Set your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a cooking sheet with nonstick spray. Dump into a bowl: 2 cups of buttermilk biscuit mix (like Bisquick or Jiffy mix), 1/2 a teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1 to 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese. Stir everything together. Pour in about 2/3 cups of milk. It gets pretty thick, and you can add a little more milk if you need to. And get my hands a little dirty. OK, now wash your hands and use the two-spoon method to drop lumps of the dough onto your cookie sheet.
Salted Chocolate We’re watching our friend’s cat right now, and it’s a lot of fun. Kramer and I want to get a pet so badly, but I just don’t think that I have the time, energy, or, frankly, money, to take care of an animal the way I would like to. For now, though, it’s just fun to pretend to have a pet for a week. These bars really do taste like Twix, and I’m not even exaggerating. Your ingredients. Combine your flour, brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cut your cold butter into cubes and add to the flour. Using your hands or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until a course mixture forms. Mix in the water and the egg yolk until combined. Using your hands, spread the dough into a greased 9×13 pan. Combine the condensed milk, butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla in a sauce pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir for 5 minutes straight to prevent burning. Spread the caramel over the baked shortbread crust. Spread the melted chocolate over the set caramel. Salted Chocolate “Twix” Bars
Cheesy Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Quesadillas What is it about bacon & avocado that I absolutely love?? And these quesadillas… with their buttery, crispy, heavenly tortilla shells… are seriously yum. Don’t let the green scare ya, avocados have a really delicious taste. Let’s start with the bacon. Now take about a tbsp of the bacon drippings and add to a skillet over medium heat. Add bite-sized pieces of chicken in a single layer, season with salt & pepper, and cook for about 5 mins or until chicken is golden and cooked through, flipping just once during cooking. Remove the chicken & scallions to a plate and rinse out the skillet. Then add a little butter over medium heat… And when foamy, add a tortilla and swirl it around to get it nice and buttery. Now we can start layering with the good stuff. Bacon. Avocado. Do you know how to pick out a good avocado? A little cheese.. Now use some tongs to flip the other side of the tortilla over. And pat down in place. Oh my stars. Super easy. Cheesy Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Quesadillas
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Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries Call me easily amused, but these little torch-topped cupcakes delight me. Besides being a cute novelty item for a party, I think they would add a little drama to the end of a romantic meal. I've been looking for something different to serve for Valentine's dessert, and this is definitely different. For the cake portion, I chose a One Bowl Chocolate Cupcake recipe because 1. it's quick 2. it is easy, and 3. it fits my prerequisite for a light ending on date night. I should say, a light ending provided you don't eat too many. The cakes are just sweet enough, and have a light, fluffy crumb - the perfect vehicle for rich chocolate buttercream. Notes for flaming strawberries:Any alcohol below 80 proof will not ignite well. Shaina made a margarita version of this on Babble Food. Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries Yield: About 20 cupcakes [click to print]Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with cupcake papers and set aside. Hollow the strawberries carefully.
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