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Fun Summer Dessert: Watermelon Pie

Fun Summer Dessert: Watermelon Pie
One of my summertime childhood memories is eating the yummy watermelon sherbet dessert at Friendly’s restaurant. I loved it, so I decided to try to replicate this dessert for my own kids’ summertime memories! I made some “watermelon pie” for our 4th of July feast this year…to great success! The best part…watermelon pie was super simple to make! Ingredients: - Lime Sherbet - Vanilla ice cream or Pineapple sherbet - Red/Pink-colored sherbet…I couldn’t find this, so I bought Raspberry/Pineapple/Orange swirl sherbet, mixed it up with red food coloring and it was perfect! Directions:1. A funny tip…I served the watermelon pie on paper plates, but wanted to take a nice picture for this post, so I put my own slice on a real dish. Jane Maynard, writer and founder of This Week for Dinner, is a wife, mother to two beautiful girls and freelance graphic designer. Tagged as: pie Written by Jane Maynard Jane Maynard is a regular contributor on Make and Takes. Related:  DESSERTS AND SWEET TREATS

Barefoot Contessa - Recipes - Skillet Brownies Copyright 2014, Ina Garten, All Rights Reserved Photo: Quentin Bacon ¼ pound (1 stick) unsalted butter 4 ounces plus ½ cup Hershey’s semisweet chocolate chips, divided 1½ ounces unsweetened chocolate 2 extra-large eggs 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder, such as Nescafe 1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 1 pint vanilla ice cream, such as Haagen-Dazs Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat the butter, 4 ounces of the chocolate chips, and the unsweetened chocolate together in a medium bowl set over simmering water just until the chocolate melts. In a medium bowl, sift together ¼ cup of the flour, the baking powder, and salt and stir it into the chocolate mixture.

Beautiful Brunch Table Celebrations at Home Inspiration for Stylish Entertaining Beautiful Brunch Table April 25, 2011 by Chris 48 Comments I love a brunch party almost as much as I love a cocktail party, and this brunch table styled by Trish of Frilly Milly Events, for a recent baby shower, is so appetizing and pretty to look at. I love the art of food display. Individual fruit cups and mini chalkboard labels are added, and a pretty fabric backdrop and simple flowers are all that’s needed to complete the look. Designer – Frilly Milly Events / Photographer – Lauren Blair Photography For more inspiration, follow me on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. You may also like - Ladies Night Chocolate Tasting Party Pink & Yellow Spring Brunch Lumberjack Chic! Mother's Day Brunch Ideas Entertain With A Pancake Breakfast Filed Under: Brunch About Chris Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. Comments

Thai Recipes Home Style from Temple of Thai Welcome to our Thai recipes section. Thai cuisine is adaptable, innovative and dynamic. The best Thai cooking uses the freshest ingredients available to create the unique Thai taste. Get started with our home style Thai recipes for Pad Thai, Sticky Rice, Curry & Satay. Most of the Thai recipes here are not elaborate but good useful everyday food that can be prepared with a reasonable expenditure of time and labor. These recipes are mainly home-style i.e. not in the palace tradition. That said, the recipe should be a only a rough guideline. Like all great cuisines, the foods in season should be the most important factor to determine what to cook. Basic knowledge of the balance of the five flavors is key. Try a basic menu to get started. Also visit our Thai Cooking section to read our latest cooking articles.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe - Recipe for The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies These cookies are incredible! They are definitely the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had. They are from Everything Meals for a Month, my first cookbook. If you store them in an airtight container, they become tender and chewy. Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 14 minutes Total Time: 39 minutes Yield: Makes about 48 cookies Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened1-1/2 cups brown sugar1/2 cup sugar1 tablespoon vanilla2 eggs1 egg yolk1/2 cup oatmeal1/2 cup white chocolate chips2-1/4 cups flour1 teaspoon baking soda2 cups semisweet chocolate chips1 cup milk chocolate chips1 cup chopped salted cashews, if desired Preparation: In large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and sugar and beat until smooth and fluffy. In blender or food processor, combine oatmeal and white chocolate chips. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. From The Everything Meals for a Month Cookbook, copyright 2005, F+W Publications, Inc.

Apple Pie with Brown Sugar Streusel Topping I was talking with my brother about what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday (which was a while ago now), and he came to the conclusion that he wanted pie. An apple pie. I've never made an apple pie before but of course I was up for the challenge, and a bit worried that my apple pie would not be awesome. Actually for the 2 days before I made the pie, I kept trying to lower his expectations of it so he would be happy with it no matter what. But as I smelled it baking, I broke and said okay that smells really amazing. I didn't want to make a double crusted pie and thought that having a crumbley topping might be delicious. If this sounds good, you might like:Russian Grandmother's Apple Pie-CakeCoconut Cream PieRaspberry & White Chocolate PieThe Most Extraordinary French Lemon Cream Tart Apple Pie with Brown Sugar Streusel ToppingAdapted from Bon Appétit October 1998 & The Essential Baker Make Crust:Blend flour, sugar and salt in processor.

DIY Cookie Pugapuffs for Mother’s Day Hello everybody! Today, I am going to share a little secret or an idea to help you for surprising you moms for Mother’s Day. I found this over the internet and had my nieces made some. I know it would really be easy for you because we only need 4 ingredients with an easy step to follow. Things we need: Cookies (oreo or other biscuit you would like)Cream (sweet consistency)1 spoon ButterFlavor extract (vanilla)Cute Mini Jars or small glasses Things to do: Take bowl, and put the cookies depending on how many dessert you want to make. Crush them until becomes tiny pieces. Then after it becomes crushed, put the butter to make stick together, but make sure that it will be soft. Put the tick cookies to the jar or a cute container. Now that the break cookies are in the jar, let’s make the second topping which is the whip cream. Mix the whip cream with a flavor extracts which I used the (vanilla) and mix it will. And pour it over the cookies. So, that’s it! DIY Cookie DIY Cookie Pugapuffs Pugapuffs

Banana Split Bites Banana Split Bites ~ A classic ice cream dessert gets mini for some bite size fun. And yes, there is actually a tiny scoop of ice cream tucked inside and underneath the whip cream of those little darlings. Banana Split Mini Bites For once I made something mini for portion control and not just for the cute factor. Keeping all things in mind what I served is what you see here. Here’s what wasn’t a hit and what I learned. Impromptu play dates with four kid’s ages 3-5 year olds after a full work day –not a good idea.Know in advance what other kids will and won’t eat. Luckily, dessert made all things right. No recipe just a few notes: Use firm bananas and cut into 1 inch sections. Leave a Comment

Petite Pumpkin Spice&Donuts Muffins, please accept our apologies in advance. We did something bad. You're going to hate us. You're going to rue the day you stumbled upon this little corner of the blogging universe. Rue the day cupcakes! So we're going to try to make this a little easier on you. First, go put on your comfy pants. The ones that your boyfriend/husband/girlfriend/wife/sister/brother/mailman hate, but you love because they allow you to eat cookies/cupcakes/scones/muffins/DONUTS without that terrible tightening waist band feeling. You've got them on? Second, make these pumpkin spice donuts. We know, we're sorry. And by bad we of course mean shut the front door good. Glad you have those pants on now huh? Petite Pumpkin Spice DonutsMakes 24 mini donuts Print Recipe For Coating: 1/2 cup butter, melted 2/3 cup sugar1-2 tablespoons cinnamon (more if you're a cinnamon lover) Preheat oven 350 F. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and spices together and set aside.

The Bakers Daughter: Polka dot cheesecake I saw someone wearing the greatest polka dot rain coat today and it inspired me to make this cheesecake. It needs to be refrigerated overnight so make sure you make it the day before you want to serve it. I find that popping it into the freezer for about 1/2 hour makes it a lot easier to cut. Using a knife dipped in hot water between cuts also helps to make clean edges. If you want to make this into a traditional cheesecake you will need an 8 inch spring form pan. Crust 1 cup Graham crumbs 2 tbsp sugar ¼ cup melted butter Filling 16 oz softened cream cheese ½ cup sugar 2 eggs 2 oz dark chocolate, melted 1 tsp vanilla 2/3 cup sour cream Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease a 7 X 7 inch square pan and line it with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix together the graham crumbs, sugar, cocoa, and melted butter and press into the pan. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Pour the plain batter into the pan, smoothing out to the edges. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour.

Killer Peanut Butter Mousse Brownie Pie I can think of worse ways to die... We’re eating a chilled “pie” made of layers of fudgy coffee brownies, rich airy peanut butter mousse, crumbled Reese’s peanut butter cups and finished with a drizzle of ganache. It’s a well-known fact that sweets are not really my cuppa beer. (I don’t really do “joe” either!) That being said, T-dog loves him some sweets so from time to time I give in and make him something decadent. This summer he’s been gobbling up cones of chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream from a local shop after we’ve had a hard day of boogie boarding and generally enjoying ourselves at the beach. Going into the this dish with the concept in my head, I had no idea how wildly popular it was going to turn out to be! Killer Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie For the Peanut Butter Mousse: 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter, (do NOT use natural or crunchy!) For the Ganache: 1/3 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1o mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, roughly chopped

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