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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!

French Toast with Berry Butter I cooked at the Lodge yesterday, and this was the final dish. It was the final dish because after it was done, I scarfed down so much of it that I had to go home and take a fourteen-hour nap. I went way too far. I love going too far. The dish was French toast–slightly different from your average French toast; you’ll see why in a minute–topped with two kinds of berry butter. Make this for a special Fourth of July breakfast this weekend! Okay, I’m excessive and made a pound of each kind of berry butter. Don’t be like me. Whip the butter on high until fluffy–if it’s really, really soft (and it’s better if it’s really, really soft) this obviously will only take a few seconds. Switch to the paddle attachment, because I’m afraid the whisk will beat up the berries too much, and I just want to create more things for me to have to wash. Not really on that last part. Dump in the raspberries… Then turn the mixer on low for just a few seconds. Look at how gorgeous this is. Remember: just barely mix it.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries - StumbleUpon 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. The strawberries are hollowed out and filled with a bit of liquor, then ignited with a match. 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.

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.

Out of the Campfire, into the Oven: S'mores Pie There is just something about a s’more that brings out the kid in me. The toasted marshmallow, the melted chocolate, the crunch of the graham cracker. You put them together and it’s bliss. We love them so much, we eat them year round, we’ve even grilled marshmallows in our wood burning fireplace, over our gas stove, and made them in the microwave in a pinch. So naturally a s’mores pie would be the next logical step ; ) And it couldnt’ be easier. I started with making the graham cracker crust and baking it until golden. You could even take more shortcuts and use a pre-made graham cracker crust and use pre-packaged pudding {you’d need 8 snack packs for that} What you’ll need: 1 sleeve of honey graham crackers – 9 crackers 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/3 cup dark brown sugar pinch salt 7 tablespoons unsalted butter – melted 1 large package of chocolate pudding {+ ingredients to make} 8 ounces whipped cream topping 10 ounces marshmallows What to do: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

How To Make Creamy Ice Cream with Just One Ingredient! | Apartment Therapy... - StumbleUpon Yes, that's right; you heard us. Creamy, soft-serve style ice cream with just one ingredient — and no ice cream maker needed! What is this one magic ingredient that can be whipped into perfectly rich and silky ice cream, with no additional dairy, sweeteners, or ingredients needed whatsoever? If you guessed BANANA, congratulations! You're right! What? "That's the sort of thing you discover," she sighed, "when all your friends are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-allergic, and you're on a sugar-free diet." It turns out that frozen bananas are good for more than just dipping in chocolate. Some bananas, depending on their ripeness, have a bit of that green aftertaste. Have you ever tried frozen-banana ice cream? Want more detailed instructions and step-by-step photos? → Step-by-Step Instructions for One-Ingredient Ice Cream Now try more flavors... → Magic One-Ingredient Ice Cream 5 Ways: Peanut Butter, Nutella, and More (Images: Faith Durand)

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.

Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake St. Patrick's day is coming up and this weekend I started working on my meal plan. Normally I do not start with the dessert but when I came across this recipe for a Guinness chocolate cheesecake I knew that I would be making it immediately. Last year I made a Guinness chocolate cake and I discovered that the combination of Guinness and chocolate is a wonderful one and I could not resist using it in one of my favourite treats, a cheesecake! This recipe for the Guinness chocolate cheesecake is a pretty basic chocolate cheesecake recipe with the addition of the Guinness but the similarities stop there. The Guinness chocolate cheesecake is a moist one as might be expected with all of the extra liquid provided by the Guinness but it is also nice and light and creamy. This recipe appears in the The Best of Closet Cooking 2012 eCookbook along with 24 more of the tastiest recipes on Closet Cooking. Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake Servings: makes 6+ servings Printable Recipe Ingredients Directions

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles | RecipeGirl.com I’ve never liked chocolate chip cookies. Go ahead and throw tomatoes at me if you’d like, but I don’t like ’em. They’re just a plain old cookie, after all, with a few studs of chocolate chips in them. They’re nothing special to me, unless you get some cookie dough-action before it meets its fate in the oven. Now you’re talkin’. I know there are plenty of cookie-dough-nay-sayers out there… you know, the salmonella scare and all . Chilled dough is rolled into 1-inch balls. Those chilled dough balls are dipped in chocolate and then placed onto waxed paper to set. I dipped a few in Ghirardelli White Chocolate Bark and a few in the Chocolate version too. Oh yeah! Yield: 3 to 4 dozen truffles Prep Time: 45 min + chilling time Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Best served cold, these treats are for cookie-dough lovers. Ingredients: Directions: 1. 2. 3. Tips: *I used the Ghirardelli Candy Making Dipping Bar- both Double Chocolate and White flavors. *Have your own favorite cookie dough recipe?

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

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