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50 Edible Gifts : Recipes and Cooking

50 Edible Gifts : Recipes and Cooking
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows March 30, 2009 Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows by IsaChandra First off, I caved and joined twitter. So if you want to know what spices I am running low on, today is your lucky day. It seems that Peanut Butter Pillows won this battle, but the war still rages and I’ll post a few more of your recipe requests in the next few weeks. Chocolate and peanut butter fans will totally stalk you once they get a bite of these classic chocolately cookies with a heart of sweet and salty peanut butter. Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows makes 2 dozen cookies Chocolate dough: 1/2 cup canola oil 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 3 tablespoons non-dairy milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup unsweetened dutch processed cocoa powder 2 tablespoons black unsweetened cocoa or more dutch processed unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt Filling: 3/4 cup natural salted peanut butter, crunchy or creamy style 2/3 cup confectioner’s sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Santa Hat Party Mix - Cookies and Cups This past weekend my husband and I got together with some friends and had a game night. Game nights are fun, aren’t they? Aren’t they? Well, they are supposed to be fun. Until… Men vs. Apparently as a married adult it gets all kindergarten on game nights. When you are in elementary school it’s always boys vs. girls. The sexes seem to come together in the mid teens through your twenties when you are wearing love goggles and you play “couples”. After you have been married for a while, you squeegee the steam off the goggles and it’s all boys vs. girls again. It all seems like good fun when the games start. Then, slowly but surely, the tide starts to turn. It would be remiss of me not to mention that I was on the losing side of the tide. Sometimes it happens like that. It would also be remiss of me not to tell you that this was a rematch. We have lost before. Losing is not so much fun. Especially when you were the ones that called for the rematch. We just knew that the first loss was a…fluke, if you will.

Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins I made up these little gems this afternoon in the hopes we would have them for Sunday breakfast tomorrow morning. However, they are SO GOOD, I don’t anticipate them making it through the night. They will be devoured before bedtime. I know it. The town I live in does not sport a donut shop, can you believe that? The grocery stores sell donuts, but I think we all know the taste is not thesame as a donut shop donut. Light, airy and just perfectly, perfect, the recipe makes nine (which is perfect for breakfast) but five have already been eaten by hungry little (and big) mouths.I just know these muffinswill be searched out through the evening. Everyone will just have to be happy with eggs for breakfast because that’s all there will be! In a large bowl,sift flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon; whisk to combine. In another bowl, combine sugar, oil, egg, and milk. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until moistened. Serve warm or room temperature. Print Recipe Ingredients

Veggie Christmas Tree STEP 1 - Hot glue your styrofoam cone to your plastictray (optional). This makes a stable base andmakes transportation very easy. STEP 2 - Cut your Broccoli, Cauliflower and Broccoliflower into dipping sized pieces. Sizes should vary but shouldn't be too large or too small. STEP 3 - Attach your Broccoli and Broccoliflower to the cone with ROUND toothpicks, grouped in clusters, with larger pieces at the bottom and graduating up to the top. Don't worry if there are small holes in your design, they will be filled in later with carrots and other decorations. When you get to the top, and toothpicks are not long enough cut skewers with a wire cutter or strong scissor to pick your veggies into place until you achieve a perfect tree shape. STEP 4 - Cut 1 red pepper and 1 yellow pepper into dipping size strips. STEP 5 - Poke carrot sticks intermittenly in holes between the broccili and broccoliflower florets. STEP 6 - Use FLAT toothpicks to secure cherry tomatoes and cocktail onions to the tree.

S'mores Pudding Pie There’s just something about s’mores. Toasted ooey gooey marshmallows with crisp hot outsides, soft, sticky, gooey insides, paired with crisp graham crackers and soft melt-y chocolate. However, there are times when making s’mores isn’t convenient, easy or do-able. However, since coming home from the amazing birthday trip of win, and toasting s’mores on the beach with good friends my kids have been hounding me hinting incessantly that they’d love to have more s’mores (see what I did there?) So… while I teased her on twitter about a s’mores pie.. I was actually seriously trying to figure out the best way to create a more easily edible, house friendly s’more. I put one package of graham crackers into my food processor and pulsed them into crumb-dom To about 1 1/2 C of crumbs, I added 1/4 C sugar and then 4 Tbsp melted butter. While it’s baking, mix 2 boxes Chocolate Fudge Pudding Mix with 2 C cold milk and 1/2 container whipped topping. Ingredients Instructions Rachel Says

Top Awesome 20 Christmas Easy Food Hacks | Easy Food Top Awesome 20 Christmas Easy Food Hacks Posted by admin on Dec 5, 2012 in Food Preparation | 8 comments Christmas is one of the happiest holidays during the year. Christmas Tree Out of Upside Down Waffle Cones Via Pie mug toppers for Mulled cider Via Santa Strawberries Via Freeze whipped cream dollops for a hot chocolate bar Via Create Christmas trees using melted chocolate Via Hot chocolate in the crock pot Via Rice krispie treats with hot chocolate Via M&M Christmas lights Via Potato peeler will make chocolate peels Via Batch of French toast in your oven for Christmas breakfast Via Via Marshmallows & Small candles Via Candy cane sticks Via Snowman Donuts Via Various pancake shapes Various Brownies too Via Gingerbread house Via Cinnamon rolls in the Waffle maker Via Gingerbread man jello shots Via Christmas food labels Via

Make Your Own Girl Scout Cookies Make Your Own Girl Scout Cookies, Sans The Artificial Ingredients Whether you want to avoid some of the highly-processed ingredients (like trans fats and palm oil) or you just can’t wait for the annual cookie sale, we’ve got some simple ways to make healthier versions of these classic treats. Why Make Your Own Though Girl Scout cookies boxes say “trans-fat free,” the term is officially defined by the FDA as a food that contains less than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving, meaning some varieties — including uber-popular Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs — still contain trace amounts of the fat. The giveaway: Look for “partially-hydrogenated” on the ingredient list. That ingredient list also contains palm oil and preservatives — your homemade ones will just taste better. 2 Recipes, 5 Different Girl Scout Cookies Many of the favorite Girl Scout cookies begin with the same base: The classic shortbread cookie. One Cookie Recipe, 4 Different Cookies Classic Shortbread Cookies: Trefoils

Photos de Sandrine Burke Lilyshop Mar 14 2012 Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels Ahhhhh I need to stop with the Pinterest. Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites Ingredients 1 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tbsp softened butter 3/4 cup powdered sugar (maybe more) 3/4 cup brown sugar Pretzels 1 bag milk chocolate chips (for melting) 1/2 bag mini semi-sweet chocolate chips for the "look" Directions 1. 2. 3. Original recipe adapted from the lovely blog: Two Tiny Kitchens. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Chocolate Covered Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe Chocolate Covered Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich Brownies and Bars, Chocolate, Dessert, Frozen Desserts, Guest Posts | 66 comments I’m taking some time off to be with my family for a little while. Last year, while developing a recipe for homemade Ho-Ho’s, I accidentally made something more like a thin brownie than a cake. When Katie invited me to write this post for today, it was still cold and rainy here in the Rocky Mountains. So I turned to my food magazines for a little help, as I often do. And that became my starting point. Martha’s ice cream bar had only one cookie layer, so I wanted to make it a little different—more like an ice cream sandwich. To make them easier to dip in chocolate, I inserted wooden Dixie cup spoons, and turned them on end to set. What about you? Need another Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe? About the Author: Jaime Mormann-Richardson started Sophistimom, when she wanted to keep a record of the food she made for her family.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Oh. My. God. If you could take perfection, roll it in a ball, and dip it chocolate, this would be it. I’m not joking here folks. My apologies to the New Years’ resolution folk. The cookie dough itself is egg-free, and potentially dairy free AND vegan if you get picky about what you coat them with. Take it or leave it (but I strongly suggest you take it. Update: Since it was first posted in 2010, I’ve updated this recipe and included it in my new cookbook, The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook (Quirk Books, 2012). You may also like...

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