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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Cider mills, apples, cinnamon, doughnuts, sweaters, jeans, boots, leaves, football, tailgate parties, pies, soups, stews, chili...those are what come to mind when I think of fall. The air turns nice and crisp and I am immediately reminded of fall in Michigan, with all of the beautiful leaves and the perfect weather to leave the house wearing jeans, a sweater, cute boots and a scarf. My all-time favorite outfit. Another item that always comes to mind when I think of fall always puts a huge smile on my face. I love pumpkins. Do you know what else I love about pumpkins? Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients: Bars * Recipe slightly adapted from Paula Deen Related:  Brownies and bars

bake sale week: raspberry lemonade bars I know this seems like a bit of a cop out, seeing as last year I made those lime bars, but the name of these just makes you want one, doesn’t it? It’s like one last throw back to the summertime captured in a cookie. raspberry lemonade bars for the crust: 9 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick, plus one tablespoon) 1/4 cup (50g) superfine sugar (or regular granulated) 1 cup (100g) of unbleached all-purpose flour pinch salt for the filling: 1 1/2 cups (287g) superfine sugar (or regular granulated) 3 egg whites 1 egg 2/3 cup (150mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 3 lemons) 2 tablespoons lemon zest (from 2 lemons) 2/3 cup (65g) unbleached, all-purpose flour pinch of salt 1-2 cups (150-275g) of frozen raspberries, defrosted 1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar 1. 2. 3. 4.

Stylish Cuisine « Peanut Butter Cup Bars My cousin Greg from DC stayed with us last night. It was great to see him. When we have company, what’s one of the first things that I think of? Dessert! I LOVE Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and this recipe produces an unbelievable tray of them in bar form. I’m including the recipe as I found it on the Internet. Using a pizza cutter is a brilliant way to cut these bars after they’ve chilled. All four boys loved the bars, which surprised me because one of the boys has claimed for years that he doesn’t like peanut butter. Peanut Butter Cup Bars Recipe from Michelle at One Ordinary Day1/2 cup butter 1 3/4 cups confectioner’s sugar 1 cup peanut butter 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips(Line a 8×8, 9×9, or 7×11 pan with foil for easy removal of bars later.)Melt 1/2 c. butter of low heat. Print This Recipe

Warm Toasted Marshmallow S'more Bars frites & fries - Garlic Knots Most of my early food memories had to do with all the garlic dishes that my grandmother made. Preschool-me was so fascinated by the fact that Grandma smelled like garlic 24/7 and I was always so amazed that something so small could create so much flavor. My grandmother’s native Shangdong province uses a lot of garlic in their cooking so it wasn’t surprising to see my mom or my grandmother use up an entire bulb of garlic for a small dinner. Loving garlic is in my blood. When I make something with garlic in it, I tend to go nuts and use way more garlic cloves than necessary because I love using it. Every time I make these garlic knots, I usually use six to eight cloves rather than the four stated by the recipe. You don’t have to use the same amount of garlic I used in these garlic knots but here’s a rough guideline. Guide to Garlickyness (based on number of cloves used for these garlic knots): For 40-50 knots (adapted from White on Rice Couple): Dough: Garlic Coating:

Cheesecake Bars I was in the mood for something cold and lip-smackingly sweet. Something I could sink my teeth into. Something to maintain my weight. So I made this treat with a few of my favorite things. Cheesecake. Chocolate. and these cookies. If you ever fly Delta, then you’ve probably had them before. They’re a crunchy, no-frills, sans chocolate type of cookie. So I thought they would be great to use for the cheesecake crust. Throw the cookies into a food processor and chop them up into beautiful golden brown cookie powder. About 1 1/2 cups worth. Then add 3 tablespoons of brown sugar. Don’t you love how packed brown sugar looks? To make the crust, mix the cookie crumbs and brown sugar together. Mix up the cheescake ingredients and pour it on the crust. Oh yeah! Then bake it at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes. And let it cool. And try not to eat it. Then whip up some chocolate ganache to pour on top. Oh yeah. Spread the chocolate evenly on top of the cheesecake and then refrigerate overnight.

Better-Than-Crack-Brownies I’m sorry for doing this to you. I really am. But see, last Friday while I was on a 10-hour road trip heading for vacation, I received this recipe from a reader named Liz. Liz, I love you. I was tortured by this recipe for a full 8 days before I could make it. So it was the first thing I made when I returned home. These are an absolute sin. I really don’t have any words, other than you must try them. They may also change your waistline too. But that’s okay. It’s all in the name of chocolate. Better-Than-Crack Brownies 1 batch brownies (boxed mix or oooey gooey brownies) 1/2 cup salted peanuts (if don’t have salted, add sea salt) 1 cup chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips 1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 tablespoon butter 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal Mix brownies according to directions, and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 9 x 13 baking dish. While they are finishing baking, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Mr.

Killer Peanut Butter Mousse Brownie Pie I can think of worse ways to die... We’re eating a chilled “pie” made of layers of fudgy coffee brownies, rich airy peanut butter mousse, crumbled Reese’s peanut butter cups and finished with a drizzle of ganache. It’s a well-known fact that sweets are not really my cuppa beer. (I don’t really do “joe” either!) That being said, T-dog loves him some sweets so from time to time I give in and make him something decadent. Going into the this dish with the concept in my head, I had no idea how wildly popular it was going to turn out to be! Killer Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie For the Brownies: 4 oz dark chocolate, chopped 1 stick butter, cut in cubes 1 tbsp instant espresso or coffee (optional) 2 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 3 fingered pinch of salt 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup all purpose flour For the Peanut Butter Mousse: 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter, (do NOT use natural or crunchy!) For the Ganache: 1/3 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies Happy Valentine’s Day, chocolate lovers!! You can do one of two things with this recipe: a) Make these brownies for your sweetie, as a lovely dessert to top off your romantic Valentine’s day dinner. b) Make these brownies for yourself, as a way to celebrate the fact that Valentine’s day sucks. I’ll be going with option B. I’ll try to show some restraint and not eat the entire pan…(y’all know how Oreos are my biggest guilty pleasure). Cookies ‘n’ Cream Oreo Fudge BrowniesRecipe source: kevinandamanda.comPrint Recipe 1 box brownie mix (I used Ghirardelli Double Chocolate brownie mix) Eggs & oil (as called for by the brownie mix) 1 heaping half cup (6 oz) cookies & cream ice cream 1/4 cup hot fudge topping (chilled or room temp) Double Stuf Oreos 1.

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