Puddings, Gelatos, and Dips

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles Recipe. Ingredients Directions 1.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles Recipe

In a medium bowl, combine Biscoff Cookie crumbs and butter. Divide the crumbs into the bottoms of your trifle glasses. Jello Easter Eggs with Vanilla Filling. Been pretty busy this week, but I wanted to take a moment to share these jello eggs with you guys.

Jello Easter Eggs with Vanilla Filling

I came up with the idea of making them when my kids were young. I usually make them at Easter time, but they're fun any time of the year. I start with these egg molds. I got mine at the grocery store about 15 years ago, but you can find them online and occasionally in thrift shops. I've also seen molds that make egg halves. I fill the molds with the jello jiggler recipe (below), then chill for at least 4 hours. Arrange the prepared halves on a serving tray. I like to pipe a pretty swirl of the vanilla cream cheese mixture using a pastry bag and star tip (you can use a zip-top freezer or storage bag).

To pipe the filling more than 6 hours ahead of time, add a packet of Whip It to the cream cheese filling mixture when you add the heavy cream. Printable Recipe (makes 3 whole jello eggs, or 6 halves) 3 ounce package of jello, any flavor 1 1/4 cups boiling water 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla. Triple-Chocolate Mousse Cake. First Day of Fall {Pumpkin Dip} Cookie Dough Dip. Go put on your stretchy pants.

Cookie Dough Dip

Seriously. Do it now. Some days, I find that certain recipes speak to me. Better-Than-Crack-Brownies, Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles, Cake Batter Bark… those things excite me. This only has happened a handful of times and when I find or create a delicious recipe that I am so passionate about, I can hardly wait to share it with all of you. This is the situation I found myself in late Monday evening. Or the couch from which I was laying on after eating 16 snickerdoodles. You can only imagine what I did first thing yesterday morning. So let’s hit all the major points: Chocolate Gelato. We make ice cream at home quite a lot and I've posted several ice cream recipes in the past.

Chocolate Gelato

But I get asked enough about how to make gelato that I thought it was time for a post. The big question for people is what is the difference between American ice cream and Italian gelato? When people taste gelato, they comment on the intensity of flavor and the different texture it has. Gelato is very dense and this is because there is not the amount of air whipped into it like American ice cream. Ice cream has a lot of air whipped into it and it makes for a lighter texture. The question is - can you make gelato at home? I'm giving you two different recipes here. One recipe uses unsweetened cocoa powder and one uses melted bittersweet chocolate. Fried Ice Cream. I'm sure you are thinking about Cinco de Mayo this very minute.

Fried Ice Cream

You should be because it's in two days. We look for any excuse to celebrate. We look for any excuse to celebrate with food. This year I thought I'd share a recipe for deep fried ice cream. This would be considered one of my "BIGS". You will need a good quality Vanilla ice cream, corn flakes, flaked coconut and cinnamon. Wicked Good Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cups.

Do you nibble around the edges first?

Wicked Good Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cups

Do you swallow it quickly in two big bites? If you can tell me in vivid detail how you eat a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, then this luscious pudding is especially for you. Made with half-and-half, a double dose of chocolate, and a dollop of creamy peanut butter, the flavor is intense and continues to blossom as it chills in the refrigerator. Rich and thick enough to stand your spoon in, these pudding cups are best eaten in small doses. For a softer texture, make the pudding with whole milk instead of half-and-half. "Sticky, Chewy, Messy Gooey Treats for Kids" by Jill O'Conner (Chronicle); copyright 2009.

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle. While I was visiting my sister last week we were invited to a cookout.

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

Our contribution was dessert. I knew exactly what we needed to bring. Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle I found this recipe a while back and actually made it once before for our speech club. It is completely decadent and oh so delicious. My nephew assisted me with the recipe and turned out to be a great sous chef. He was also the official "taste tester" (and he only ate a few of the Reese's). Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle (slightly adapted from Taste of Home) 1 fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)2 packages (13 ounces each) miniature peanut butter cups 4 cups cold 2% milk 2 packages (5.1 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix1 cup creamy peanut butter4 teaspoons vanilla extract2 cartons (8 ounces each) frozen whipped topping, thawed Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Enjoy,