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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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Death By Oreo Cupcakes - StumbleUpon They are probably the best Oreo cakes I have ever tried. A lot of cake's that I have experimented with before are like a vanilla cake with bits of Oreo in them, which didn't really give them enough Oreo flavor. But these were a lot better. Ingredients 1 package Oreo Cookies, regular size 1 package Mini Oreo Cookies, for decoration (optional) 1 package chocolate cake mix (mix according to directions on box) 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract cupcake liners Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and cream cheese. 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.

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

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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. Red Velvet Pancakes - I think I like you! Yea… I really do… I think I really, really like you! I think I like you so much that I’m gonna share a recipe that will just knock your socks off. Soooo… you may want to sit down for this and prepare yourself, **drum roll please** Red Velvet Pancakes! Red Velvet Pancakes! Red Velvet Pancakes!!! Did you get that?!?! I thought it would be a great idea for those who love breakfast or at least pancakes as much as I do to incorporate one of the most yummiest desserts ever. Oh and let me let you in on another secret… you can make these for breakfast, lunch or even dinner **gasp**… we had ours for dinner! So I leave you now with only this… I think I really, really like you! Red Velvet Pancakes with chocolate chips Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 large eggs 1-1/2 cups buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons red food coloring 4 teaspoons vanilla extract

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!

Cheeky Kitchen & Slow Cooker Gooey Chocolate Cake I’m meeting a new friend for lunch today. And an old friend for line-dancing tonight. And I’m feeling rather spoiled about it all. I mean, moms shouldn’t have TWO social events on the calendar for the same day, should we? Which brings me to the point of what moms should be doing anyway. For a long time, I measured myself by what I remember of my own mom. The odd thing is, I’ve now reached the age in my life where I am exactly as old as she was. Such is the fate of all moms. And I realized then that everyday is really a bit like living in an imaginary world. Because, ancient people don’t do lunch with new friends. And they definitely don’t join in a on rousing night session of line-dancing with old friends. They don’t make oatmeal in the morning in bare feet and spandex shorts. And ancient people DEFINITELY do not fill their day’s with a slew of other snappy, bodacious activities. See? I’m crazy hip. Whatever are my kids thinking? Ingredients: 4 eggs 1 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup cocoa powder

The Art of Paul Kuczynski Take a look at some paintings by artist, Paul Kuczynski. More after the jump. Self-frosting Nutella Cupcakes Cupcakes are an easy sell. Add Nutella, and they’re a hit. Best of all, swirling the Nutella directly into the white batter before baking creates swirly, chocolatey tops that have no need for frosting – saving you a step. And if you have kids who like to lick the frosting off their cupcakes and leave a sticky stump, the Nutella is baked right in. The batter is thick – it needs to be about the same consistency as the Nutella so that you can swirl the two together easily. NOTE: In response to the comments below that the cupcakes were coming out dry, I’ve reworked this recipe. Self-frosting Nutella Cupcakesadapted from these ones.1/4 cup butter, at room temperature 1/4 cup canola or mild vegetable oil 3/4 cup sugar 3 large eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4-1/2 cup Nutella, at room temperaturePreheat the oven to 325F.In a medium bowl, beat the butter, oil and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. More on Babble: