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Homemade Samoas «

Homemade Samoas «
Yeah, that’s right. I made homemade Samoas. OK, so these are a bit more time-consuming to make than your average cookies (there are a few assembly-related steps), but they are so worth it. Because Girl Scouts don’t come along nearly often enough. And – no joke – they taste even better than the originals. Plus: how great would these be as Christmas gifts? I found the Samoas recipe on BakingBites; you can also find recipes for Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, and Trefoils. What you need: For the cookies: 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp vanilla extract up to 2 tbsp milk For the topping: 3 cups shredded coconut 12-oz good-quality chewy caramels 1/4 tsp salt 3 tbsp milk 8 oz. dark or semisweet chocolate (chocolate chips are ok) What you do: First, the cookies. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Now…the topping! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. (This step is sort of delicate – and can be painful, what with the hot caramel and all – so be careful. 6. 7.

Big Red Kitchen: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes The original and unique Cinnamon Roll Pancake recipe created by Robin Sue! My little Deven loves pancakes and wants me to make them all the time, but I don’t often enough. Late last night my friend had spotted this Cinnamon Bun Pancake Recipe from the blogisphere and posted it on her Facebook status suggesting for her daughter to make them. Wow, Cinnamon Bun Pancakes, that would be a winner in my house too. So I went to bed with pancakes dancing in my head.

justJENN recipes » Ice Cream Jello I remember eating this as a kid, the fun part is the magical Jello separation. I thought this would be the perfect recipe to go with my baby shower party colors. While the Broken Glass Jell-o and Layered Jello are gorgeous, this is pretty too in it’s own way, and oh so tasty. 2 Stews: Cheesecake In A Mug I was telling a friend about my 1-2-3 Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake and kept thinking there had to be equally easy and delicious alternatives. I had some cream cheese and sour cream in the refrigerator and played around with a microwave cheesecake. The first time I overcooked it, but the second time was a charm. It was creamy and delicate from the first bite. This cake is great for people at work, in dorms or if you just want! My Cheesecake in a Mug, is so good and versatile that you can have a different topping each day...well, maybe each time you make it!

Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches & Veggie Wedgie I really love frozen bananas-who doesn’t? Raw banana ice cream has been one of my favorite treats since last summer- it’s so easy and quick to make! Now that the weather is warm again, I started making it more often but this time I thought I should try something different- I wanted to make ice cream sandwiches with banana filling, and since I was making the filling raw, I thought that it would be cool to also make the cookies raw, no? The result was pretty good : a very light, dairy free and nut free creamy treat! I must warn you though, the ice cream is not very sweet ( I like it better that way), so if you want this to taste more like dairy sugar load ice cream, I suggest you add a couple tablespoons of agave syrup when you blend the filling.

Pull Apart Lemon Coffee Cake The title says "cake" but I really feel that "bread" better describes what this is. Sweet yeasty dough cut and slathered with butter and lemon infused sugar is baked and then spread with lemon cream cheese icing. Once its iced you can just peel the slices off, no need to cut (who has time to find a knife anyways??) When I think coffee cake I think dense, moist, and sweet.. this is more soft, lemony, and sweet-ish. Bread is a better description. However, it really doesn't matter what you call it, its not going to be around for long after you make it. Easy Chocolate Ganache Recipe As much as I love American fudge frosting, nothing beats the decadent, indulgent taste and texture of chocolate ganache. Made of pure chocolate and heavy cream, ganache is a chocolate lovers best friend. Its versatility as a glaze, decorative piping, and whipped cream answers the need for icing, frosting, and filling. Below I have pictured 3 different ways to adorn cupcakes using the same recipe and batch I made yesterday. As a glaze, you can easily pour ganache over cakes for a nice smooth finish.

Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles ~ This fast and easy strawberry recipe is also a low-fat dessert. Anyone sense a new recipe run? Yep, I’m on a serious Popsicle recipe kick. I love how easy they are to make and since they are tasty and low in calorie, you can indulge guilt free. Have one, two or ten! Two Peas & Their Pod - StumbleUpon Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes When we went to California in November, we spent a day eating our way through Los Angeles with our good friend, Amanda, from Kevin and Amanda. Amanda had a long list of food places for us to try. We started our food feast at The Griddle Cafe in Hollywood. Amanda recommended the “Recess Time” pancake, which is a double-filled cinnamon streusel pancake.