Paint chip greeting cards | Chica and Jo - StumbleUpon Like most of you, I’m sure, I tend to go through a lot of paint chips when trying to decide on a color to paint a room. And when the project is done, I toss the paint chips into a box I keep in my craft room. They are the perfect “I’ll use these one day” items, right? Well I stumbled upon the box a few days ago and realized just how many I’d collected over the years. Oh the memories this pile brings back! No matter how I got this collection, I knew it was time to finally do something with them. Can you believe those were made from plain white cardstock and boring old paint chips? First I cut some ordinary 8.5″ x 11″ white cardstock in half crosswise, then folded it. For the square mosaic design, I grabbed a bunch of smoky blue paint chips and cut them into 1 inch squares. For the green card, I cut all my green paint chips into strips of random widths. For the orange card, I took the same strip idea but turned it on an angle. I spent a lot of time on the final card.
Homemade Snickers Bars Insanity. That’s what this is. Pure In.San.It.TEEEEE. You know those days when you’re in desperate need of sugar and you’ve already downed more gummy vitamins than recommended while seriously considering how many more you can ingest without causing severe harm to your internal organs? They’re just so gooooood. Well… in that case you should make some homemade snickers bars. And I KNOW you know what I’m talking about. I spent the majority of my pre-pubescent and adolescent years scheming just how I would be able to steal my brothers’ Halloween candy. Then I went through a SERIOUS phase of those Snickers ice cream bars. And that you can eat a million of them. These days, it’s rare that I crave actual candy, often preferring some chewy cookies or super rich cheesecake or a bar of amazing chocolate that costs thrice as much as the recent organic meyer lemons I purchased. They are the peanut butter to my jelly. The salt to my pepper. The broccoli to my… wait, no. And the fabulous part? nougat layer
Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes By Stefani Pollack Be sure to leave your kitchen while these apple pecan cinnamon roll cupcakes are baking. When you reenter the room, you’ll get to experience a sensational smell that is so strong you can almost see it cartoonishly wafting from your oven directly to your nose. When the cupcakes are done, quickly drizzle the tops with apple cider glaze. Yield: 24 cupcakes Cinnamon Roll Ingredients 2 cups 2% milk 1 tablespoon (.5 oz) active dry yeast 1/3 cup sugar 2 teaspoons salt 6 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided 2 eggs ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature Filling Ingredients ½ cup unsalted butter, melted 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons cinnamon 1 cup loosely chopped pecans 2 cups finely chopped tart apples Directions In a small saucepan or a microwave oven, warm milk to about 110 F. Brush with about half of the melted butter. To make the filling, in a medium-sized bowl, mix sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans, and apples. The Deen Bros.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip It’s time for a little confession. I realize this may get me shunned (especially in my hometown of Pittsburgh!) I saw this recipe on Jessica’s blog and made it the very next day. *Note: Jessica also has variations of this dip on her blog. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip Ingredients:1/2 cup butter 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened 3/4 to 1 cup powdered sugar (*to taste) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips, plus extra for sprinklingDirections:In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies I am so in love with these darn chocolate lava cookies! What is it about a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie stuffed with decadent, rich, melted chocolate that makes it so irresistible?? Especially when topped with vanilla ice cream. All you really need for these fabulous cookies is your favorite cookie dough and a bag of chocolate chips. Since these cookies are absolutely gushing with delicious rich chocolate, my favorite chocolate chips for this recipe are the Hersey’s Milk Chocolate chips. Now let’s make some chocolate lava cookies! Place the flattened cookie dough in the bottom of a well-greased standard sized muffin tin. Now for our gooey, rich milk chocolate filling. Lay the Ziploc bag flat in the microwave, spreading out the chocolate chips in a single layer. Cut a small tip off the Ziploc bag and layer over the cookies. Heaven help me. Scoop and flatten the remaining dough, and place on top of your lava cookies. Now here’s how I like my cookies. Mama mia. 1. 2. 3.
Paper Fortune Cookie Favors | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - StumbleUpon Nanaimo Bars Other than my short stint as a resident of New York City, I've never lived in a city with a "signature" food. I'm talking about claim-to-fame level: cheese steaks from Philadelphia, coffee from Seattle, Hatch chiles from New Mexico. These Nanaimo Bars are the ultimate signature food, from beautiful Nanaimo, British Columbia on Vancouver Island in Canada. Nanaimo bars are a rich, decadent, 3-layer, no-bake treat. The bottom crust layer is chocolate, graham cracker crumbs, almonds, and coconut. I'm not sure if this is heresy (Canadian friends? These bars are ubiquitous in Canada. Nanaimo BarsAdapted from The City of NanaimoPrintable RecipeMakes ~50 bars Bottom Layer½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter¼ cup sugar5 tbsp. cocoa powder1 egg, beaten1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs½ c. finely chopped almonds1 cup coconut½ c. Melt first 3 ingredients in top of double boiler. Cream butter, cream, custard powder, and icing sugar together well. Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler.
Pepperoni Pizza Puffs Recipe | gimme some oven Pepperoni Pizza Puffs Ok – I’ve found a new favorite ingredient at the store. They’ve probably existed for years, and I somehow missed them. But hey — they’re new to me. :) I’m talking about…. Mini-pepperonis!!!! Have you seen these?! To put them to use, I decided to try out a recipe I’ve had bookmarked for awhile. So give them a try — either with diced regular pepperonis, or with my fun new favorites — and enjoy!! Ingredients 3/4 cup flour 3/4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. dried oregano 3/4 cup milk (I used 2%) 1 egg, lightly beaten 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 cup) 4 oz. pepperoni, diced (about 1 cup) 1/2 cup pizza sauce (homemade or store-bought) 2 Tbsp. fresh basil, finely diced Method Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups. Warm the pizza sauce, then stir in 1 tablespoon basil. Ali’s Tip: These would of course be fun with tons of other ingredients!
Blackberry Frozen Yogurt Summer has been so good to us this year. I'm trying desperately to hold on to any remainders of this wonderful season. I've already frozen tons of slices of peaches for a cold winter afternoon when I need a juicy peach cobbler. I'm now making my way through all the blackberries we have close to our house. Jam will be made, don't you worry. Creamy Blackberry Frozen Yogurt(printable version) 3 cups fresh blackberries3 cups yogurt cheese (or Greek yogurt)1 can sweetened condensed milk ( 14 ounce can, it's fine if it's a bit more or a bit less)In a blender, puree the blackberries with the sweetened condensed milk.In a medium bowl mix the puree with the yogurt cheese.Pour the mixture in to your ice-cream maker and follow the manufacturer's directions.
Halloween Cookies Halloween biscuits are famous since they’re delicious and quite simple to decorate to suit the event. With regards to selecting biscuits you wish to decorate this year for that holiday, it may be overwhelming. Actually there are dozens of various flavours and kinds out there, and much more options if you wish to bake then yourself. Nevertheless, some tend to be more popular than the others so they are sure to be fire hits at any kind of Halloween party. Peanut Butter Biscuits This flavour is well-liked on Halloween because it is full of taste and it comes with a clean decorating slate. Sugar Biscuits Even though these nice little biscuits may have kids jumping off the walls the whole night, they’re the most popular Halloween biscuits because they’re the best canvas for decoration. Fudge Biscuits As they’re so dreary and dark, and not to say scrumptious, fudge snacks and brownies often take centre place on Halloween and also on some other special events all year round. Meringue Snacks
How to make hard candy jewels | Chica and Jo - StumbleUpon Jo and I have been doing lots of projects over the last month or so for Little Jo’s birthday party, and I want to show you one of the projects I did for part of the party decor. We found ourselves needing some round gems in just the right color of teal. If they could be edible, all the better. By the way, there was a lot of trial and error as I figured out just the right techniques for making hard candy, and I’ll tell you about that at the end of this post. You’ll need to pick up a couple of custom supplies for making hard candy. Before we even think about turning that stove on, we’ve got lots of prep work to do. Fortunately, it’s very easy to calibrate your candy thermometer. I urge you to please not skip this calibration step, because it can save you so much frustration. Once your thermometer is set, then you need to spray the molds with the non-stick cooking spray. Next, you want to cover your work area with aluminum foil. Now go ahead and mix up your ingredients in the pan.
Take-Out, Fake-Out: Sweet & Sour Chicken It’s easy to make the popular take out sweet & sour chicken at home We made it to Friday! Finally. I swear this week couldn’t have been any longer. I know Easter is coming up this Sunday and I have not done one dish for Easter weekend. And the dish I have here today is the polar opposite of what you’d eat on Easter, but, I mean, you have tonight and Saturday, right? So lately, I’ve been really lazy about cooking. On a completely random note that has nothing to do with takeout or vacation: have you heard of country hottie, Jake Owen? Now back to this dish. Okay well, now you can make this popular takeout dish at home. Take-Out, Fake-Out: Sweet & Sour Chicken Author: Julie Wampler Recipe type: Main Entree Cuisine: Chinese Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 4 Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray cooking spray on a large baking sheet and set aside.Season your chicken cubes with salt and pepper then dip the chicken cube, in batches, in cornstarch. All images and content are © Table for Two.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles 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?
Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie for One By Lauren Zembron, on July 20th, 2012 I know, I know… it seems as though I’ve been posting sweet recipe after sweet recipe (with a little something cheesy thrown in); but you see, after what seemed like a long time during which sweets were unappealing during my first trimester, (what can I say, pregnancy does some strange things to your body!), they’re apparently back with a vengeance on my appetite’s menu. Sooooo if you’re a sweet freak like me, all I can say about my recent recipe post pattern is: you’re welcome. And if you’re not? Now let’s get to this deep-dish cookie. Jenny from Picky Palate recently posted a recipe for a microwavable chocolate chip cookie made in a ramekin that looked so unbelievably delicious I had to make my own (slightly healthier) version. I cut out half of the sugar, subbed in whole wheat pastry flour, and used grain-sweetened chocolate chips (which have less sugar than semi-sweet chips). Now I’m under no delusion that even my version is healthy.