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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 09:43

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

Good Morning!  What better way to start your day off then with a big old plate of pancakes smothered with bananas and maple syrup!  These pancakes were soft, moist and sweetly delicious.  I decided to make them a little more on the healthier side of things to start my day off lighter (but I guess it doesn't really doesn't matter if I'm just going to eat them with lots of butter and syrup, YUM!).  I like to add the bananas to the batter after pouring it onto the pan because I find if you mix them into the batter before cooking them they tend to get too mushy.

Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 17:56

SuperBalls

This is a quick and yummy treat that you can easily make before the big game on Sunday!  I called them Super Balls because they are super easy to make and super good to eat! They are similar to a rum ball in texture but have no rum in them.  They are not overly sweet but they are definately chewy, chocolatey and delicious.  These balls are great because they last well in the fridge and they are easily accessable in case you want to steal a few before bedtime like I do! I'm cheering for the Saint's this Superbowl, who are you cheering for?

Chocolate Super Balls

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 00:24

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Who doesn't love chocolate covered strawberries?!?...Because I love love love them!!!  They might just be one of my favorite type of dessert/guilty pleasure/snack to eat.  What I love about them is the crunch of chocolate from the outside combined with the soft texture from the strawberries on the inside yummm!  I covered the strawberries in dark chocolate then sprinkled them with crushed up Smarties on the outside for more flavor and texture. I like to use dark chocolate when making them because it adds a nice contrast of bitterness to go with the sweet flavor from the strawberries. 

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 16:53

Check out this website if you enjoy baking as much as I do!  It has some really great baking/cooking websites on its top '8o Great Sites For Those Who Love To Bake' including some of my favorites such as Bakerella, Bake or Break, Cookie Madness and Recipe girl.  It even includes my website on the list as well, number 28! WOOHOO! 

Enjoy!  

 

Monday, January 11, 2010 - 03:53

Parmesan and Herb Crackers

These lovely treats are like a savory shortbread cookie that work perfect for a great 'before dinner treat'.  I made these for me and my mom before dinner the other night and we enjoyed them with a nice glass of wine and I'm pretty sure I ate about 6 crackers before dinner.  These rich crackers are so good, they have a great combination of butter, cheese, and herb flavors.  My mom bought me the Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics by Ina Garten cookbook for Christmas and this was the first recipe I made from it and I was not disappointed.  

Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 22:26

I can official say that I just made my first cake in Australia!  Me and my boyfriend are on the Gold Coast of Australia right now backpacking our way along the East Coast.  We started in Sydney and made it all the way up to Brisbane and are staying with some friends right now in Jimboomba.  Last night I made a cake for everyone, similar to my chocolate spice cake, but I substituted the spiced cake mix for golden cake mix and also substituted the chocolate pudding for vanilla pudding.  It was fun to go to the grocery store and see all the different types of igredients and products they have over here.  The cake turned out well and hopefully I will get a chance to do some more baking while I am over here.  Me and my boyfriend are also heading over to New Zealand for the last bit of our trip and won't be home until Dec.8th.  I'll try to keep you fol

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 15:35

Halloween Themed Chocolate Crunch Balls

Similar to my Peanut Butter Crunch Balls, I decided to duplicate that recipe using chocolate instead and turning them into spooky pops!  This recipe is easy to make and can be very versitile.  I decided to go with ghosts and frankenstein monsters as my halloween characters of choice.  I made the crunch balls similar to my recipe posted above, just substituting the peanut butter for chocolate, sticking a lollipop stick on the top and decoarating them with candy coating and chocolate chips.  This treat is sweet on the outside and crunchy on the inside but packed with loads of chocoalte!

Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 15:47

Apple, Pear, and Cranberry CrispMe and my boyfriend went to my mom's house for Thanksgiving dinner on Monday night.  We decided that we were turkied-out and wanted steak and scallopped potatoes for dinner instead.  Since we were having such a heavy dinner I decided that I should make something light for dessert.  My mom is a huge fan of crisps and crumbles but I've only made her Chuck's berry crumble, so I thought this time I would make her something more festive.  I decided to try Ina Garten's apple and pear crisp but I also threw in a few frozen cranberries to make it a more festive dessert.&nb

Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 15:47

Peach CobblerMy roommate was celebrating a friends birthday this week and her friends favorite dessert is peach cobbler.  Since I have never made a cobbler before I offered to make it for her.  I wasn't too sure what a cobbler was so I looked in the dictionary for a precise definition.  The dictionary referred to it as 'a dessert consisting of a fruit filling poured into a large baking dish over a batter that rises through when baking.

Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 15:48

Burger CupcakesOnce again I was inspired by one of my favorite bakers, Bakerella, to make something out of the ordinary.  When I discovered this recipe on her website I just fell in love and had to find an excuse to make them.  My work was planning a picnic at the beach and I thought what a great event to whip out these cute dessert burgers.  They were fun to make and obviously tasted amazing because who wouldn't love a brownie sandwiched between a cupcake filled with icing.  I had a little extra dough at the end so I made some mini cupcake burgers as well using my mini muffin tin.