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Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Buttercream

Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Buttercream
For the past three weeks I’ve been craving a yellow butter cake with vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream frosting. This post obviously isn’t about that cake. It’s about these Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Frosting that I nearly had to wipe the drool off of my keyboard from when I came across the recipe. A chewy, dense, bright red (and in my opinion, all red velvet should be) brownie topped with a fluffy white chocolate buttercream frosting that actually tastes like the white chocolate I fell in love with as a child. These are the type of brownies that will make your old Aunt Rhonda kick herself for not thinking to bring to the church picnic before her old rival, Harriett, did just that. I’ve only made one other red velvet recipe in my lifetime and I had forgotten about the destructive power of red food coloring so be prepared to go slowly when it comes time to add it in. Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Ingredients For the brownies: Instructions

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Kiss Pies Only 5 days before Christmas! Woohoo, is everyone ready? What a great time of year. This really is the best…..even if I feel like I’ve gained 50 lbs the last month! I’ve got such a fun little pie to share with you today that really couldn’t get any easier. I am talking 2 main ingredients people I decided to use the rest of my Mint truffle Kisses, but ANY Hershey kiss will work beautifully here. Hope you enjoy! Here you have it, some refrigerated pie crust and any Hershey Kisses I used these bad boys! Unroll your pie crust after it’s been thawed and place the first group your kisses around like so. You’ll cut a 2 1/2- 3 inch circle for each kiss. You’ll brush a light egg wash over each little pie…. ….and sprinkle with sugar. Trying to do this with one hand while taking the photo=dumping of sugar, lol! Here they are, I seriously love these! Awhhhh, look at these little Kiss Pies Little cuties. One of my readers who lives in China sent me these adorable mini forks! 1. 2. about 14 little pies.

Cactus Bread So last week was my first experience with working a "tip" night at the Pizza Ranch. It is an amazing pizza buffet in Stewartville (I hear tell there is one in Decorah too) and they do a nice thing for groups looking to fundraiser. They allow groups to come in and work by clearing buffet plates and tables and in return you get to keep your tips and a portion of the profits. It is a win win situation for them because they get free advertising and additional customers and the groups get to earn some funds for their cause. Instructions: 1 Roll out 1/2 batch of pizza dough to 1/2 inch thickness, then place it on a sheet of parchment paper. 2 Sift 3 tbsp. of sugar and 1 tsp. of cinnamon together. 3 Melt 2 tbsp. of butter and brush onto the rolled-out dough, then sprinkle on the cinnamon-sugar mixture. 4 Sift together 3 tbsp. of sugar, 3 tbsp. of sprouted flour, 1/8 tsp. of cinnamon and a dash of salt. 5 Soften 2 tbsp. of butter in a microwave, but do not melt it.

Tag Archive for "wedding hairstyles" - The Beauty Department: Your Daily Dose of Pretty. photo/post/graphic design: Kristin Ess One of my all time favorite hairstyles for a wedding or for red carpet is the most super simple chic chignon (say that 3 times fast!). In this tutorial we show future brides and bridesmaids alike how to keep their hair out of the way while maintaining a timeless, classic look for any event. This is one of those updos that really allows you to focus on the dress, accessories and overall beauty instead of being a major focal point. Let’s get started! Start with all of your hair in a ponytail. A fuller bun + a tighter bun can both look great for different reasons. If you’re looking for accessories similar the one in the top image for your wedding, here are a few of my current favorites: And you can always use fresh flowers, silk flowers or an embellished appliqué from the fabric store.

homemade marshmallows Are you all ready for some junk food yet? I know everyone is still doing well on their New Year’s diets, so don’t worry, I’ll break you in slowly. I used evaporated cane juice to make these, so they’re . . . you know, healthy. When I first tried making homemade marshmallows, I felt so cool. It was as though I had created some sort of scientific miracle in my own kitchen. I know it seems everyone is making them these days, but if you haven’t tried yet, I definitely recommend it. homemade marshmallows 2 cups (385g) evaporated cane juice (organic sugar) or granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups (350g) water 1 tablespoon honey 4 packets (28g total) unflavored gelatin 2 egg whites at room temperature* 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract 1. 2. 4. 5. *Place cold eggs in a bowl of warm water for about a minute to get them to room temperature

Cake Batter Blondies Recipe Join us on Facebook to see our latest recipes! I found these yummy bars-o-goodness over at girlmeetslife . . . and wow. My husband LOVES anything that uses a "Funfetti" cake mix and I knew as soon as I saw these that they would quickly become his favorite . . . I was totally right. This is kind of a like a dense cake, which makes it easy to cut up and serve as bars. Ingredients: 1 box yellow (or Funfetti!) Directions: Combine the cake mix, oil, and egg in a large bowl. Frosting: 1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened 2-3 Tbsp milk 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups powdered sugar (more or less depending on how thick/runny you like it) 3-4 drops red food coloring to get desired pink color (optional) Combine all ingredients until well-blended. Here are more of our favorite bar recipes:No Bake Reese's Fudge BarsOrange Creamsicle BarsNo Bake Scotcheroo BarsSeven Layer Magic Cookie BarsCherry Pie Bars

How To Put Your Hair Up In A Cute Bun | Guide « Wonder How To Comb your hair carefully to eliminate any tangles or knots.Take some hair from the top of your head. 3. Tie off this hair with a hair elastic. 4. Don't pull off the ends. 5. 6. 7. 8. apple crisp with homemade caramel sauce Well, yesterday I had a horrible time thinking of new and innovative recipes. After deliberating for the whole morning and most of the afternoon, I finally decided on a caramel sauce I had been wanting to try. I thought how nice and simple that would be—apple slices and caramel. And it will take only ten minutes! It did not take ten minutes. My first batch burned, and I had to send my husband out to buy more cream. When I could see that a new post for yesterday was impossible, late last night I made some apple crisp to pair up with some ice cream and the improved batch of caramel sauce. apple crisp For the apple part: 6-7 seven small Granny Smith Apples, peeled and cut into chunks 1/4 cup (55g) granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon pinch salt 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1. 2. 3. 4. caramel sauce Please read all these directions a couple times before starting, and get all your ingredients set out before hand.

Reese's cheesecake brownies A few weeks ago we celebrated a friend's life, which sadly ended far too soon. Our celebration of his time on earth was bittersweet. It was great fun, but we missed our friend. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 19.5-oz. box of chocolate fudge brownie mix according to package directions. In a large bowl, beat one 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese with a hand-held mixer until fluffy. Add: One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter Beat until smooth. Stir in a 12-ounce package of Reese's Pieces candies. Spoon the mixture over the brownie batter and spread evenly. Bake for 40 minutes or until the cheesecake layer is set and the edges are golden brown. Add the following ingredients to a small microwaveable bowl: One 12-ounce bag milk chocolate chips 3 tablespoons whipping cream Microwave on high for 1 minute, or until the chips are melted. Click here for a printable recipe!

The Art of Paul Kuczynski Take a look at some paintings by artist, Paul Kuczynski. More after the jump. Goldfish Crackers Made From Scratch Goldfish crackers seem to be present wherever toddlers are found. The little goldfish crackers seem to be the perfect mate for little fingers. Myles is not quite toddling yet, but just as I’ve done advance reading to know what to expect, I also thought some advanced baking might be in order to learn the secret behind the goldfish goldmine. Are goldfish crackers something that I could easily make myself using a cheddar of my choosing? YES! The hardest part of making goldfish crackers, as it turns out, is the time it takes to cut them out. I found the goldfish cracker recipe on YumSugar and they got the recipe from Country Living. Goldfish Crackers Made From Scratch Ingredients 1 C all-purpose flour 4 T cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 8 oz cheddar cheese (This is the fun part! Instructions Pulse the flour, butter, cheese, salt, and pepper together using a food processor until the mixture resembles coarse meal. And, yes, these fishies are going to go in a cupcake!

Slimmed Down Brownies Recipe Photo: Lizzie Fuhr Celebrate National Brownie Day with a slimmed-down recipe that doesn't disappoint. My standard recipe is similar to most; it contains a whole stick of butter, a couple of eggs, and a cup-and-a-half of sugar. That is until I found this recipe in Shape; compared to my go-to, the final calorie count per brownie dropped by 170 calories! For a lightened-up recipe, these brownies were rich and tasty. Ingredients 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 2/3 cup sugar 1 large egg 2 egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons espresso 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Information Category Desserts Yield Makes 16 servings Nutrition Calories per serving

Lower Body Workout Dancing with the Stars Winner Nicole Scherzinger knows the benefits that dancing has given her body. But she credits her toned legs and perky tush on the lower body workout her trainer, Adam Ernster, created for her. Along with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from her Shape photo shoot, Nicole shares her no-dancing-required lower body workout here. Related Stories •Jackie Warner's Top Diet and Fitness Secrets •So-Long-Cellulite Workout Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Recipe @CDKitchen ***Dough***2 packages active dry yeast1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees F)2/3 cup sugar, PLUS"PLUS" means this ingredient in addition to the one on the next line, often with divided uses1 teaspoon sugar1 cup warmed milk2/3 cup butter2 teaspoons salt2 eggs, slightly beaten7 cups flour, or more if needed ***Filling***1 cup melted butter, divided1 3/4 cup sugar, divided3 tablespoons cinnamon1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional1 1/2 cup raisins, optional ***Creamy Glaze***2/3 cup melted butter4 cups powdered sugar2 teaspoons vanilla6 tablespoons hot water, more as needed Dough: In a small bowl mix together warm water, yeast and sugar and set aside. In a large bowl, mix milk, remaining 2/3 Cup sugar, melted butter, salt and eggs; stir well and add yeast mixture. Add half the flour and beat until smooth. Stir in enough of the remaining flour until dough is slightly stiff (dough will be sticky). Turn out onto a well-floured board; knead 5-10 minutes.