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Raspberry Balls

Raspberry Balls
Here is a flashback from the 70'sEvery Holiday season my Grandmother would make these wonderful raspberry balls.It took me years and years to figure out the recipe, but I got it!! It's incredibly simple and uses only 4 ingredients!Jello Gelatin, coconut, sweetened condensed milk, almond extract. And... You don't have to make them Raspberry.You can use any flavor Gelatin.The balls in the picture are cranberry balls. Raspberry Balls1 large package flaked coconut.1 large box jello gelatin. 1 small box Jello gelatin (for coating finished balls.) Mix first 4 ingredients.Roll into small balls.roll to coat in the small package of jello.refrigerate in an air-tight container.Enjoy!

Blue velvet cupcakes « One Particular Kitchen Ohai, cupcakes. I’m kind of at a loss for words with these. Can you imagine how good they were by looking at the pictures? Because let me assure you… they were BETTER than whatever you’re thinking. Kiddo and I wanted to do something lovely for our local police force because they are awesome. I found this recipe at the incredible Sprinkle Bakes. Ingredients For the cupcakes 2 cups sugar ½ pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature 2 eggs 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1 Tbsp Wilton royal blue gel food coloring 1 small dab of violet gel food coloring (I dipped in a toothpick and used that much) 2 ½ cups cake flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon vinegar For the frosting 1 pound cream cheese, softened 2 sticks butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (I hate sifting; I whir it up in the food processor instead to aerate and get lumps out) Instructions Make the cupcakes Now make frosting!

Homemade Cow Tales ® Every summer a little voice inside my head whispers (with sing-song inflection) "It's time to make caramel" ...to which I reply "It's 100 degrees outside". My idea of fun does not include standing over a pot of boiling caramel in the dog days of summer; however, I begrudgingly heed the call... and obey. That's sort of how these came about. For those not familiar, Cow Tales® (not Cow Tails) are a nostalgic treat; an 8" length of soft caramel and creme filling. As a kid, I loved them and was inclined to choose one over a lollipop. To beat the heat, I began my caramel endeavor in the a.m. I cannot wait to make these at Christmastime (1. for gift-giving, (2. in much cooler weather, (3. while enlisting some help from the ladies in my family. Edit 9/15/2012: A letter is received from Mitchell T. Homemade Cow Tales® Yield: approx 45-50 eight-inch length candies...probably more. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Note: Cover remaining creme filling with a damp towel so it doesn't dry out. 1.

Japanese Cheesecake There are cakes which look absolutely stunning and gorgeous on the outside, but when it comes to the taste, it disappoints, and you just wished that it tasted as good as it looks. I've had a lot of those experiences, and in fact, I think I've made a few of cakes like that myself! What I love about a good Japanese cheesecake is that while in appearance it resembles a humble (and perhaps, plain or boring?) sponge cake, but the minute you put it into your mouth, you want to close your eyes and go 'hmmmmmmmmmmmmm'. We all go through phases, don't we?! Right out of the oven...hmmmmm. Japanese Cheesecake Recipe from The Cookbook Chronicles300g cream cheese 45g unsalted butter 57g egg yolk (this equals to 3 yolks)20g sugar11g cornstarch150g milk95g egg white (3 egg whites)55g sugarUse an 18 cm (7 in) cake pan with a fixed bottomCut a strip of parchment that is 3 cm higher than the height of the cake pan. Preheat the oven to 180°C. In a large bowl, melt the butter over a double boiler.

Big Red Kitchen: Rainbow Cupcakes So when it came time for our school’s bake sale a week ago, I thought Rainbow Cupcakes would be fun for a change. I was right, they were the first ones to go because children cannot resist color and lots of it. They even beat out the luscious chocolate cupcakes I made. It is Rainbow Cupcakes from now on! This is simple to do by dividing the batter equally among six small bowls- I used yellow cake mix for deeper hues. Layer colored batter in the order of a rainbow’s colors into cupcake liners and bake according to the package directions. I wanted the frosting to go in a swirl of rainbow colors too so I used a technique Ma taught me years ago from her cake decorating classes. Unfortunately I did not have jewel toned frosting colors to match the cupcakes, so I did mix jewel tones with pastels. At the bake sale we placed each cupcake in a 9 ounce plastic punch cup and invited the children to decorate the cupcakes they had purchased. I can’t wait to find an excuse to make these again.

Mennonite Girls Can Cook: Raisin Pudding I got my inspiration for this recipe from the Christian Home Cookbook. This pudding would be really good with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream. Sometimes this pudding is called 'Poor Man's Pudding'.. Ingredients: 1 cup flour2 tsp baking powder2 tsp sugardash of saltdash of cinnamondash of ground nutmeg..I like to grate my own3 tbsp butter3/4 cup raisins..next time I shall add chunks of apple with the raisins 1/2 cup buttermilk or milk 1. Sauce: Whisk together:3/4 cup brown sugar1 tbsp butter1 3/4 cups boiling water Bake in preheated oven at 375º for 30 min.Let cool in baking dish for 15 min before serving.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Oh. My. God. If you could take perfection, roll it in a ball, and dip it chocolate, this would be it. I’m not joking here folks. I’d strongly advise you to put down the mouse and get your butt to the kitchen, stat. My apologies to the New Years’ resolution folk. The cookie dough itself is egg-free, and potentially dairy free AND vegan if you get picky about what you coat them with. Take it or leave it (but I strongly suggest you take it. Update: Since it was first posted in 2010, I’ve updated this recipe and included it in my new cookbook, The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook (Quirk Books, 2012). You may also like... Devil's Cake Balls If you haven’t heard of cake balls yet, I recommend that you check out Bakerella’s website to see what the fuss is all about. Cake balls are a great little invention; cooked cake batter crumbled and mixed with cream cheese frosting, rolled into balls, then dunked into melted chocolate. Don’t just make these for the health benefits though, they taste pretty darn good too. The recipe says to use any boxed cake mix for the type of flavor you want. Devil’s Cake Balls (makes 45-50) – adapted from Bakerella.com Ingredients: 1 Box Devil’s Cake Mix1 16 oz. can cream cheese frosting*1 16 oz. bag of chocolate chipswax paper * To make homemade frosting: combine 8 oz. cream cheese (softened), 1 stick butter (softened), and 2 cups powdered sugar. Directions: 1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl. Powdered sugar, stick of butter, and package of cream cheese. 3 ingredients for a healthy dessert. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. Chill for several hours.

Homemade Marshmallow Milkshakes I got the idea to make these from my friend Val. Please go check out her blog ValSoCal. You will find so many delicious recipes and so much great inspiration. These milkshakes turned out divine by the way! This is Alton Brown's Homemade Marshmallow recipe. Ingredients 3 packages unflavored gelatin1 cup ice cold water, divided12 ounces granulated sugar, approximately 1 1/2 cups1 cup light corn syrup1/4 teaspoon kosher salt1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 cup confectioners' sugar1/4 cup cornstarchNonstick spray Directions Place the gelatin into the bowl of a stand mixer along with 1/2 cup of the water. In a small saucepan combine the remaining 1/2 cup water, granulated sugar, corn syrup and salt. Turn the mixer on low speed and, while running, slowly pour the sugar syrup down the side of the bowl into the gelatin mixture. For regular marshmallows: Combine the confectioners' sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl. For Milkshakes: 3 cups vanilla bean Haagen Daz ice cream 3/4 cup milk

homemade oreos Just before I left for the airport Monday morning, I stopped short and ran back inside, not because I forgot my power cord or business cards or anything normal like that, but to make myself a turkey sandwich. My flight left late, of course, and by the time I had time to unwrap my semi-smooshed last bit of home-cooked anything, I was so hungry, I was ready to ask the 18-month-old next to me to share one of his drooled-upon teething biscuits. Proust may have had his madeleine and my husband may have his pickled green tomatoes, but I had that turkey sandwich and in the one bite I allowed myself before the drink cart finally brought me something to wash it down with, I had found a happiness I didn’t know could exist at the front end of a much-dreaded three day business trip to a nine-acre enclosed glass pod. It was the best thing I ate for days. Oh, they’re good. And when finished? Hey, Look! Homemade Oreos Adapted from Retro Desserts, Wayne Brachman Makes 25 to 30 sandwich cookies

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