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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving/Autumn Roundup

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Click the links below to view our step-by-step treat tutorials and recipes, to make this Thanksgiving season extra special. Give them a try, and be sure to share a picture on our Facebook page, or email a photo to MyCreation@dollhousebakeshoppe.com to be featured!

Treat Tutorials:















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Don't forget to save room for dessert ;) xoxo,

Give some of the treats above a try, and be sure to share a picture on our Facebook wall, or email a photo to MyCreation@dollhousebakeshoppe.com to have your recreation featured in our Fan Photo album!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Bread Cornucopia Edible Centerpiece

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This adorable and 100% edible cornucopia is made entirely out of bread! It is a great last minute touch that is a real crowd pleaser. Use your favorite recipe or refrigerated store bought dough for a quick and simple alternative!

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Whimsical Woodland Animal Cookies

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I made this adorable, 100% edible, whimsical woodland scene as a special project I did for Family Fun magazine. It is a really fun and simple, no-bake project that would be great for a woodland themed birthday party, or a fun Christmas time edible scene. Each piece is made out of simple ingredients, such as chocolate covered cookies, caramel chews and vanilla tootsie rolls. So get creative and have fun creating a whole forrest full of sweet little critter cookies!



Check out my "Whimsical Woodland Animal Cookies" idea in the November 2012 issue of Family Fun Magazine! You can find my cookies, recreated by Family Fun's real live test family, on page 30 as the featured "Treat of the Month" or online at Parents.com. Always so exciting to see my name published along side my ideas!



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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Holiday "Bake, Sew & Craft" Along

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I am so excited to introduce everyone to the 3rd annual holiday blog series I have been asked to be a part of this year! It is called the "Holiday Bake, Craft, Sew Along". All month long, a different blogger will be guest posting over at A Southern Fairytale sharing holiday themed recipes, treats and sweets gift idea for each of the 30 days in November!

Also part of the series is the Craft portion over at According to Kelly, for 30 days of Crafty gift inspiration and the sewing portion at Cindy’s blog, Skip to my Lou, for 30 days of Sewn Gift inspiration!




As today's featured dessert blogger in the Holiday Bake, Craft, Sew Along, I am sharing a fun Christmas cookie tutorial over at A Southern Fairytale for a fun, quick and simple way to create a festive holiday treat out of your classic Christmas sugar cookies! 



By adding some curling ribbon to iced sugar cookies, you can create a variety of little edible “presents” that make a perfect gift, party addition or special Christmas treat! 

For my complete step-by-step tutorial for making Christmas Present Sugar Cookies click here


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Give the cookies a try, and be sure to share a picture on our Facebook wall, or email a photo to MyCreation@dollhousebakeshoppe.com to have your recreation featured in our Fan Photo album!

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cutting the fat and calories of your Thanksgiving dishes

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From appetizers, to turkey, sides and desserts, I think I consume more food on Thanksgiving than I do in a few days combined. When going back for seconds, why not make it a little more healthy by using a butter substitute, to cut some of the fat and calories? Country Crock Spreads contain 0g trans fat per serving and have no cholesterol per serving, so it’s easy to feel good about using them in the kitchen this Thanksgiving.

One of the recipes on my Thanksgiving menu that I swapped butter for Country Crock Spread is my Spiced Maple Butter recipe, for a perfect, guilt free, way to serve bread and biscuits.


Spiced Maple Spread


Yield: 1/4 cup (double recipe for a larger portion)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) Country Crock Spread, room temperature 
  • 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, to taste 
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon 


Directions
With an electric mixer, beat all ingredients together until well combine and fluffy. Serve with warm bread or biscuits.


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For dessert, I swapped out the butter for Country Crock Spread in the brown sugar oat streusel that tops my warm Individual Apple Crisps for a lower calorie, lower fat alternative that tastes just as incredible!


Individual Single Serving Apple Crisps 

Yield: 4 individual crisps or an 8x8 inch baking dish (cut recipe in half for 2 individual crisps or an 8x4 inch mini loaf pan)

Ingredients 

Topping:

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional) 
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar 
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour* 
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Country Crock Spread
Apple filling: 
(If making in advance, or not baking right away, add a teaspoon or two of lemon juice to the apple filling (to keep apples from browning over night).

  • 2 large granny smith apples (or tart green baking apples), peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4" slices
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour*
  • 1 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoons water or juice (apple, cranberry, orange, etc.)

*May sub with whole wheat flour or gluten free flour blend for a gluten free alternative

Directions 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Prepare topping:


Combine all dry topping ingredients together in a bowl. Cut in spread until mixture is coarse and crumbly. Place mixture in the refrigerator while preparing apple filling.

Prepare filling:
In medium sized bowl, mix the sugars, flour and spices together. Toss apple slices in mixture until well coated. Add vanilla and water over top of coated apples and stir.

Assemble & Bake:
Distribute coated apples between 4 ramekins (or an 8x8 inch baking dish). Remove topping mixture from the refrigerator and crumble evenly over the apples.

Bake at 350 degrees F for about 35-40 minutes, until apples are tender (but not mushy) and topping is crisp and lightly browned.

Serve them a la mode with 1 batch of my 5 Minute Homemade Ice Cream or your own favorite vanilla ice cream and drizzle with caramel sauce for a finishing touch! 

Notes: Apple crisp is best served warm, right out of the oven or within a few hours. Keep covered and warm until ready to serve. If you want to prepare it ahead of time or the night before, make the topping and filling separately and keep covered in separate air tight container in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, or the morning of, assemble and bake as directed above. 





Give them a try, and be sure to share a picture on our Facebook wall, or email a photo to MyCreation@dollhousebakeshoppe.com to have your recreation featured in our Fan Photo album!

If you enjoyed this post I'd love for you to share it using the share buttons below, or spread the word on your blog/website by posting one of the photos above with a link back to this page for the complete post. Thanks so much. Enjoy!
  

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  1. Thank you to Good to Know & Unilever Spreads for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.
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