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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

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There are thousands of chocolate chip cookie recipes out there that claim to be "the best" chocolate chip cookie ever. Now everyone has their favorite "go-to" recipe, but what makes a chocolate chip cookie perfect? Well everyone has a different definition, but for me, the perfect chocolate chip cookie is not too thick, but not too thin, not too hard and crunchy, not too dry but not too greasy, but not too soft and cakey. Most importantly, it has to be easy enough to make with the ingredients in my kitchen and not be overly complicated. After trying and tweaking about a zillion different recipe variations I have finally found my perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe and I hope they become your go-to favorite chocolate chip cookie too!


While everyone raves and raves about the NY Times Chocolate Chip Cookie, I wanted to develop a recipe doesn't require multiple types of flour, special ingredients or days of resting the dough before I could enjoy a cookie***

 My perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe ties all of my requirements for perfection together to create a rich, buttery, caramel-y and flavorful cookie, with crisp edges and chewy center, that can be made on a whim without complicated ingredients or directions... Perfection. The browned butter adds an incredible toffee/butterscotch flavor, while the higher ratio of brown sugar to white adds that perfect caramely chew. Letting the dough "rest" in the fridge hydrates the dough and brings out all of the flavors. Lastly, by baking at a lower temperature, rather than the traditional 375 degrees F, the sugar has a chance to caramelize and create a soft chewy center with crisp buttery edges. I usually double the recipe and freeze the extra dough so I can pop a few in the oven any time a craving hits. To me, these are perfection... give them a try and let me know what you think!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mini Deep Dish BBQ Chicken Pizzas

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These individual sized deep dish pizzas, baked in a cupcake pan, 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!


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Thursday, June 23, 2011

American Flag Crispy Treats

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Here is an easy treat perfect for Independence Day, Memorial Day, or to show your patriotic spirit. This kid friendly craft is quick and fun to make and tastes great too. You can make homemade rice cereal treats and frosting, or use store bought products for a simple alternative with no preparation required!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me

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So, today is my birthday. Somehow the excitement of birthdays has dissipated over the years, and I find myself reminiscing over the "good ol' days"; the days when I didn't have a care in the world, when I could eat as much dessert as I wanted without gaining a pound. Yet, the one thing that hasn't changed after all these years, that still makes me as giddy with excitement as I was when I was two is, well you guessed it... BIRTHDAY CAKE! To this day, nothing makes me happier than shoveling spoonfuls of cake and frsoting into my face. I guess some things never change ;)



Here I am on my second birthday, blowing out the candles with a mouth covered in frosting.

Happy Birthday To Me!

XOXO

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Caramel Chew Apple Pops

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After making my Toothpick Engraved Chocolate Bar Chalkboards, I knew the next project on my list would be to create the traditional approach for showing your favorite teacher how much they are appreciated. These little apples on a stick are made out of caramel chew candies enrobed in candy coating with an apple flavored fruit chew leaf, creating a caramel apple flavored treat any teacher will love.


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Edible Chalkboard Cookies

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Learn how to turn a classic chocolate peanut butter cookie recipe into edible chalkboards! Chalkboard cookies are a fun classroom treat, and sweet way of saying "thank you" to that special teacher and showing your appreciation. Kids will love engraving their own text or drawings right on the chocolate!



Click here to check out my step by step chalkboard cookie tutorial! 
 


Click here to check out my step by step tutorial for a no-bake chocolate caramel version!




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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Beer Mug Marshmallow Pops

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Perfect for Father's Day or a 21st Birthday, these beer mug pops are so simple to make, using only two ingredients; marshmallows and chocolate. And although they are not alcoholic, they are still just as satisfying. After making my Green Beer Pops for St. Patrick's Day, I couldn't resist making a classic frosty mug o' beer.


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"Cupcake" Fudge Bites

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Today is National Fudge Day! Now, making a classic fudge can be very tricky. It requires a candy thermometer and is a very delicate recipe that requires your full attention and can take up to 45 min. to prepare. It is usually made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to what is known as the "soft-ball stage" in candy making, followed by beating the mixture to cool it to the perfect temperature. This can be difficult for beginners and very time consuming perfecting the perfect texture and appearance. But... If you read my blog, you know I always try to come up with a shortcut to all of your favorite desserts and confections. So here's my 4 minute fudge recipe for all the busy moms, at home bakers looking for a quick and simple alternative, or chocoholics like me, who simply can't wait to sink their teeth into something rich, creamy, and decadent. This recipe is so simple, yet fool proof and will result in a smooth creamy texture every time, without having to worry about cooling properly or boiling a sugar syrup which can cause crystallization, resulting in a grainy fudge. The best part about this quick & easy fudge recipe is it can be made into just about any flavor combination you desire, using different flavored chocolate chips or by adding flavored extracts or mix-in's!



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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Chocolate Truffles

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Chocolate truffles are the perfect rich, creamy, decadent confection for any occasion! The best part about this recipe is you can infuse your truffles with extracts, espresso, liquors, or choose to keep it simple and stick with luscious rich traditional chocolate. Making truffles may seem a little intimidating, but they are really simple and you will impress everyone with your confectionery skills. This is also a big money save around the holidays. Instead of purchasing a small box for big bucks at high-end department stores and candy boutiques, make your own! They package up nicely for gift giving, to say "I love you", "Happy Holidays", "Congratulations" or a special gift for any celebration. It is a great treat to serve at parties, or to share with friends and family.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cupcake In A Jar

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Cupcakes baked right in the jar become a perfect party favor, great for shipping, and a mess free alternative to pack in a lunch or picnic. Try layering festively themed colors to match any holiday for a fun place setting, match the colors of your wedding or theme party for a unique party favor, use pinks, blues, or yellow and greens for baby shower or gender revealing party, even create fun layered flavors like Neapolitan for a neat picnic dessert! The possibilities are endless with this clever little twist on a classic dessert, even create a rainbow in your jar!



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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Happy National Gingerbread Day!

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National Gingerbread Day falls on the 5th of June. I have no idea why it is during June and not the Winter season... but what better excuse to bring warm gingerbread cupcakes bursting with all the spices of the holiday season into your home in the middle of summer!



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Friday, June 3, 2011

Easy Homemade Biscuit Donuts

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"National Donut Day is on the first Friday of June each year. It was created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to help the needy during the Great Depression, and to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. The holiday celebrates the doughnut (a.k.a "donut") — an edible, torus-shaped piece of dough which is deep-fried and sweetened."


To celebrate I wanted to make some homemade donuts... The only problem is, most donut recipes require ingredients like dry active yeast that require time waiting for the dough to rise, and patience I simply don't have when trying fun new recipes. There are also recipes for "baked" cake donuts, but after practicing my makeshift deep frying skills on my churro bites, I knew I wanted a classic oil fried donut. This brought me to a donut recipe with a quick and simple twist... biscuit donuts! Yup, you guessed it, donuts made out of store bought biscuit dough. I don't know where the idea originated, but Paula Deen gave these a try so I knew I had to try my hand at them as well.

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