Monday, September 15, 2014

Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Roll-Ups (with low fat version!)

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These adorable little pizza bites are great for anything from a party appetizer to an after school snack. The flaky crust, encasing ooey, gooey cheese and pepperoni toppings make this a super fun way to serve pizza!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

{VIDEO} DIY Disposable Baking Pans (heart shaped foil pans, parchment paper cheesecake pans, tuna can mini pans & more!)

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I am so excited to introduce my original "DIY disposable pan" idea! They are such a simple and inexpensive way to make pans in different shapes and sizes for just about any dessert, using things like foil, parchment paper and things you might already have in your kitchen, like ramekins and tuna cans!



My DIY disposable pans are great for anything from brownies, giant cookies, layer cakes, bread and even cheesecakes!
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Chocolate Play Dough

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Here is a really simple and fun way to "play with your food". I simply added some cocoa powder to a play dough recipe, for a really yummy smelling and different type of play dough for kids, perfect for back to school!

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Dulce de Leche Buttercream Frosting

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       Besides chocolate, what is better than a creamy caramely frosting?! I have been experimenting with my buttercream frosting, by substituting regular milk or cream with fun flavored coffee creamers, for a really fun twist! It is actually a really great way to add some fun flavors in to your frosting without using extracts, to create a really rich and creamy texture.



      Since these creamers make coffee nice and creamy and extra sweet, I thought it would be a great substitute to regular cream in my frosting recipe. I decided to start with a little splash of it in my classic buttercream frosting recipe... Well, let me tell you, it works magic, transforming the traditional frosting, into soft, extra creamy, billowy clouds of sweet decadence. I used Coffee-mate's newest flavor, La Lechera® Dulce de Leche for my churro cupcakes and it tasted like the most wonderful combination of a churro dipped in a creamy caramel topping, all wrapped in a pretty little cupcake wrapper.




        Coffee-mate has a ton flavors with a range of sweetness, so you can stick with the Original, if you prefer, or venture into the to the world of Abuelita® Mexican Chocolate, their other new flavor, which has a hint of cinnamon! How good would either of these be on my double mint chocolate cupcakes?! Either way, the creamer works wonders in giving a chocolate or vanilla buttercream a wonderful little hint of flavor. Which combo would you choose?!



        Dulce de Leche Buttercream Frosting

        Yield: About 4 cups (enough to fill and frost an 8-9" layer cake or 24 cupcakes)

        Ingredients
          • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
          • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
          • 1/4 teaspoon salt
          • 4 cups (1lb) powdered sugar, sifted
          • 2-6 tablespoons Coffee-mate La Lechera® Dulce de Leche 

               Directions 
              With an electric mixer, beat butter on medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Add vanilla, salt and any flavor variations. Alternately beat in powdered sugar and cream, on low speed until smooth. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for about 3-5 minutes until light and creamy.


              http://blog.dollhousebakeshoppe.com/2011/09/frostings-fillings.html

               



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              Monday, September 1, 2014

              Mini Chocolate Chalkboards

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              This is a twist on my original Toothpick Engraved Chocolate Bar Chalkboards tutorial, using fun mini size Hershey's bars and some green candy melts to create these adorable little personalized chalkboards, perfect for teachers and classmates!

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              Thursday, August 28, 2014

              Krusteaz Bakers Dozen Announcement

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              So, if you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a little sneak peek of what I am about to announce. It has a little something to do with this exciting package I got in the mail the other week...


               
              Well, all those sweet mixes made their way to my front door because I have been given the opportunity to be a brand ambassador for Krusteaz as part of their Bakers Dozen campaign! This means I’ll be developing and sharing some of really fun recipes, videos, new products, behind the scenes photos, giveaways and more over the next few months and I couldn't be more excited. Krusteaz has all kinds of really simple and delish baking mixes that you can use for easy classic staples, from pancakes, to cookies, muffins, bars and more... or if you like to get creative in the kitchen like I do, you can use the mixes as a base recipe for some super creative concoctions, like layered desserts, fancy breakfast for dinner recipes and even some savory recipes! So stay tuned for some really fun semi-homemade recipes and kitchen creations for all of you looking for a quick way to create impressive and fool-proof breakfasts, desserts, dinners and more.


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              Tuesday, August 26, 2014

              {VIDEO} Mini Deep Dish Muffin Tin Pizzas (Pepperoni, BBQ Chicken & more!)

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              These individual sized deep dish pizzas, baked in a muffin tin, create a perfect appetizer platter, make an adorable finger food option at parties, a great make-ahead lunch box item, and are a simple and fun 'kid friendly' activity for adults and children alike. The best part is, they are cheap, quick, and super easy to make!

              Pizza is my all time favorite food. I like every kind of pizza from delivery, to frozen pizza, to NY style, to deep dish. I like meat pizza, veggie pizza... tomato sauce to bbq sauce; as long as it is extra cheesy! 

               
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