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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

Blueberry Recipes & Videos continued from above But the best part about blueberries is that although they are great for eating out of hand, they are also delicious in our baking. Heat turns blueberries wonderfully soft and sweet. So, with that in mind, let's get baking. Some recipes featured below leave the blueberries uncooked. So, with these recipes as a guide, enjoy this lovely berry during the Summer months. Sources: Davidson, Alan and Knox, Charlotte. Davidson, Alan. Harrison, S.G., Masefield, G.B., and Wallis, M. Kitchen, Leanne. french toast Good cooks in many cultures have found delicious ways to revive stale or leftover bread. But the French take first prize with their simple recipe for pain perdu, literally "lost bread," which we have come to know as French toast. Once you've mastered the basics -- coating slices of bread in an egg-and-milk mixture and sauteeing them -- a range of possibilities opens. Related: Martha's Best Comfort Food Recipes Perfect French ToastIngredients 6 large eggs 1 1/2 cups milk Juice of 1 medium orange, (about 1/4 cup) 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract 2 tablespoons cognac, (optional) 1 tablespoon sugar Zest of 1 lemon, (about 1 tablespoon) 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg Pinch of salt 6 slices bread, such as brioche, sliced 1-inch thick, preferably day-old 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 tablespoons vegetable oil Pure maple syrup, (optional) Related: 38 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes to Try Directions More from Martha Stewart:

Lemon Burst Cake Mix Cookies Enjoy the burst of lemon flavor from these light and soft baked cookies. Lemon Burst cookies are made using a cake mix. I had a nice response last week with the Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies we made. One of my fabulous readers, Alicia of Home with the Hollands shared another cake mix cookies recipe with me in the comments. I’m a HUGE fan of lemon, and Heather wanted a special treat to take into work for a co-worker’s birthday ……… easy and delicious was all I had time for. Lemon Burst Cake Mix Cookies Enjoy the burst of lemon flavor from these light and soft baked cookies. Ingredients 1 box Lemon Cake Mix* 1- 8 oz container Cool Whip 1 egg 1/3 cup powdered sugar (for rolling) Instructions Preheat oven to 350° In medium bowl, beat cool whip, egg and cake mix until well blended. Notes *Try these using strawberry or orange cake mix for variety. © TidyMom. Copyright© 2009-2013 TidyMom.Net NEW FEATURE: Save recipes to your personal recipe box with the

Spiced Sweet Potato and Pecan Pancakes (or Waffles) In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, cardamom and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks, sour cream, sweet potatoes, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in pecans, if using. For pancakes, drop 1/4 cup-fulls of batter onto a greased skillet preheated to medium heat. For waffles, bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. Notes: 1. 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.

Nutella Bites, Gluten Free | Gluten Free Canteen Happy World Nutella Day! Read about it here, here and here. I love Nutella. I could eat it from the jar with a spoon. When someone mentions Nutella, I am there. Nutella brownies? My friend Annie posted this link on Facebook a while ago and I ran right out and bought the largest jar of Nutella I could find. You’ll need a mini muffin tin and Amazon or Target will have them for a decent price. One bowl, one spoon, a jar of Nutella, an egg or two, and a tiny bit of gluten free flour and a few extra flavorings. What could be easier? Gluten Free Nutella Bites ½ cup Nutella1 large egg3 tablespoons of gluten free flour (I use oat, brown rice and white rice flours)1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoadash of vanilla and your favorite liqueur Heat oven to 350. In a bowl, mix the Nutella with the egg and blend in the flour, cocoa and vanilla (or liqueur). Spoon into the tin until about ¾ full.

soups PETA People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way. 12 Warming Winter Soups More Sharing Services 2 Share on email Temperatures are dropping, which means that it’s the perfect time to heat things up with a warm bowl of soup. Cream of Asparagus Soup Creamy Lima Bean Soup Creamy Tomato Soup Hearty Vegetable Soup Kale and Black-Eyed Pea Stew Maple-Chipotle Sweet-Potato Bisque Quick and Easy Cream of Potato Soup Spicy Thai Coconut Curry Split Pea Soup Sweet Pea–Pesto Soup Thai Carrot Soup Tomato and Bread Bowl ‘Soupetizers’ More Sharing Services 2 Share on emailDonate Now Related Posts Commenting is closed. bakeca napoli says: December 18, 2012 at 4:12 AM all look great Greg says: December 15, 2012 at 6:17 PM I will definitely try some of these recipes. Connect With PETA Submit In This Section Vegan Recipes Recent View More Subscribe to RSS Feed Popular Week Month Year All-Time Subscribe Feed PETA Catalog Prev Next

Cream Puff Pie (aka cream puff cake or eclair cake) Let me state things plainly, you are going to want to make this pie =). It is one of the easiest and tastiest pies I’ve ever made. I adore cream puffs. Basically I could eat about 20 or more in one sitting (if I didn’t exercise any self control). So, when I saw this cake, and noticed how many of the reviewers had made a pie version of it I knew I had to give it a try. I don’t want a little wimpy piece of cake I want a big slice of pie! Cream Puff Pie (aka cream puff cake or eclair cake) Ingredients 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup butter 1/8 tsp salt 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 large eggs 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup milk (preferably whole or 2%) 1 (5.1 oz) package instant vanilla or white chocolate pudding mix 3/4 cup heavy cream 3 Tbsp granulated sugar Directions To prepare puff pastry pie shell: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. To prepare cheaters pastry cream To prepare sweetened whipped cream

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars | Pumpkin Squares Recipe Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars Things are going well at our house. We love being parents. We are a little tired, but we can’t complain. Our little pea let us get six hours of sleep on Saturday night. He is a really good baby. I made a bunch of recipes before the baby arrived and will still be posting recipes on my regular schedule, so please come visit us:) We are slowly making our way back into the kitchen. These bars are a staple in our house. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars Yield: 24 barsCook Time: 35-40 minutes Ingredients:2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon pumpkin-pie spice 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 1 large egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chipsDirections:1. If you like these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars, you might also like:

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

Colorful swirled cupcakes With as many ways as there are to decorate cupcakes, they can be really boring if you just slap some plain icing on them. I like to make them fun and interesting, and one of my favorite ways to do that is with colorful, swirled icing. Rather than mix food coloring into the icing, I use it to paint the decorator bag, creating a result so crazy and cool that you won’t believe you got it from such a simple technique. Let me show you how! Gather the supplies The first things you’ll need, of course, are cupcakes and icing! Select the colors The best part about this technique is that you can choose any colors you want and can customize it to the occasion. You’ll be painting from 4 to 6 stripes of color for your icing, but you can repeat colors, so you really only need at least 2 different colors (up to 6 max). Paint the bags Okay, now for the actual technique! Now use the paint brush to paint stripes of color on the inside of the bag, starting at the tip and going up about 3-4 inches. The results

magic sauce I call this the magic sauce recipe. In part, because it makes everything it touches shimmer with deliciousness. It's magic like that. Technically, it's a riff on a chimichurri sauce - one that veered off the rails in a big way. Let's just start by putting one thing out there. It's as versatile as a black dress. - More Herb Recipes - - More Paprika Recipes - - More Quick Recipes - 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 medium cloves of garlic, smashed into a paste 1 well-crumbled bay leaf pinch of red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon + fine grain sea salt 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Gently warm the olive oil over medium-low heat in a skillet or pan, until it is just hot. While the oil is heating, lightly pound the rosemary, thyme, and oregano in a mortar and pestle. Stir the paprika, garlic, bay leaf, red pepper flakes, and salt into the oil. Makes ~2/3 cup. Print Recipe

DIY TUTORIAL: Mini Lemon Tartlets « The Catch My Party Blog Nicole W doesn't just throw incredible parties, she also makes incredible desserts. When Nicole offered to put together a tutorial on how she made the mini lemon tartlets from her Secret Garden Baby Shower, I got very excited. Take a look at this photo and you will see why... just gorgeous! Pin It Here's how Nicole did her magic... You will need: Prepared pie crust dough Lemon Curd (either bought or homemade). Pin It Place the crusts gently in a lightly greased mini-muffin tin Pin It Fill halfway with lemon curd, being careful not to overfill Pin It Bake at 375 for 18 minutes, or until the pastry starts to turn a golden color A special note on pie crust... This is the recipe I always use for my pie crust: Single Crust Pie Crust 2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup butter-flavored shortening 1 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon sugar Approximately 7 Tablespoons ice-cold water/vodka mixturePie crust is fussy stuff. The magic bullet, however, came courtesy of Cooks Illustrated. Pin It

Cookie Dough Dip Go put on your stretchy pants. Seriously. Do it now. This is the situation I found myself in late Monday evening. Or the couch from which I was laying on after eating 16 snickerdoodles. You can only imagine what I did first thing yesterday morning. So let’s hit all the major points: 1. 2. 3. Or you can do dirty things like eat it with a spoon. Cookie Dough Dip makes about 1 1/2 cups 1/2 cup butter 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cups chocolate chips Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cream together cream cheese and powdered sugar for 60 seconds. Garnish with additional chopped chocolate. Oh! I think I love this girl.

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