I received this no-fail chocolate cupcake recipe from a friend many many years ago. After I had ooed and awed about the delicious perfect cupcake and asked what her secret was- she directly copied it word for word from her recipe card. The recipe card makes me smile. It's titled No Fail Cupcakes and it's wording is just as my grandma would have worded. Semi-specific yet straight forward. These really are the easiest to make and hardest to mess up. You most likely have all of the . . .
Hey guys - it's my birthday month, so I thought - why not share a birthday recipe? I'm not a big bread maker. I'm not a patient person and all the waiting and raising just isn't my jive. I'll make rolls a few times a year and cinnamon rolls a few times a year. That's about my max. But what better reason to make bread than a birthday? Who wouldn't love to wake up to these birthday cake sweet rolls?! Perfect Homemade Dough The dough is my mother-in-law's recipe and it is so so . . .
It's birthday season around our house. I have four important b-days to celebrate this week - including my hub. So what better way to have your cake and eat it too, along with your ice cream - than to put both into a milkshake!? Birthday Cake Milkshake will rock your world. The Cake Shake My first introduction to the fusion of cake and ice cream was at Portillo's in Buena Park. Des turned me on to this little restaurant - they serve a dang good beef sandwich and are famous for their . . .
As a kid I ALWAYS requested funfetti cake for my birthday. I loved that frosting with the waxy little numbs of sprinkles. So it's only appropriate to have funfetti-inspired birthday cake cookies! Bet You Can't Eat Just One! My husband loved these little babies! They are sweet and fun and the perfect little bite of perfection. These guys are great freezers - so make up a big batch and stick them in the freezer for a future date. Serve alongside a tall class of milk. Bet you can't eat . . .
If there is one thing that I have served at gatherings that is always a hit - it is this chocolate fondue! The recipe is simple and it is really such a crowd pleaser. I received this fondue pot as a wedding gift and I've used it so so many times for various recipes - but chocolate fondue is by far the favorite. Fondue can also be made in a saucepan and served warm in a dish if you don't have a fondue pot. Fondue At Home One of my fondest memories is visiting a fondue restaurant with . . .
We are almost done with January - how is everyone doing on their New Years resolutions? This year I am trying to focus on being present. Present with my kids, my husband, present while I'm eating. These days it is so easy to be distracted ALL THE TIME. Technology has made life so much easier, yet so much harder. I was laughing with my husband last night at the fact that I'm too lazy to put a DVD into the player, I just want to push a button on my remote. Yet not so long ago I used to drive . . .
On our final day we ventured into Liberia to try a famous restaurant. The restaurant is owned by 3 brothers, first it started out in a tiny house but their food was so good it grew and grew. It's now about 3 houses combined and basically takes up a whole block. They had all sorts of delicious sea food, casados, fried rice and for dessert flan cheesecake. I really wanted to recreate this dish so we could make it at home. They served it out of little ramekins and I thought it would be perfect to . . .
THESE are triple layer mint brownies. The best ever you will taste! They have the gooey goodness of a brownie, then a thick fluffy creamy buttery, slightly minty layer of frosting...drizzled with a little bit more chocolate. Triple layer mint brownies are perfect for holidays AND any other time your craving a killer chocolatey dessert. They aren't overly rich, or too sweet. The creamy frosting pairs perfectly with chocolate brownies. A delicious decadence. How to make triple layer . . .
If you have had the caramel apple spice from starbucks you know its pretty amazing. Take that drink and times it by 10 and then you'll have THIS version of caramel apple spice- because we're using a homemade salted caramel sauce that is most definitely drool worthy. It was a few years ago, after caroling and light seeing my little family had gone and froze our tails off doing. We were ice cold and needed something warm and soothing stat. We stopped by a Starbucks that was nearby and picked . . .
I am a person who enjoys cake and brownies over cookies. Majority of cookies don't really tempt me, at all. There are a few exceptions, like these sugar cookies and these rocky road cookies. But ESPECIALLY this recipe of white chocolate chip cookies. Their name is really deceiving too. There's actually quite a bit more ingredients than just white chocolate chips. Theres a little but of oatmeal (which gives it that mild warm nutty taste) and little bit of coconut, and of course creamy . . .
I had these chocolatey rocky road cookies years ago at a friends house. My favorite part is biting into the chew marshmallows. Although, the creamy chips and chocolatey flavor you cannot beat either. I love these are easy and quick to make. I also love how these rocky road cookies are totally unique than all other cookies out there. How To Make Rocky Road Cookies They're really very simple to make, but there are a few tips and tricks so that they bake just perfect. Start out by adding . . .
When it comes to sugar cookies - this is totally my go to recipe. I LOVE it. They are always soft and flakey- thick or thin, big or small they turn out great. Quality Ingredients I've said it before - but one of the secrets to having your recipes turn out is to use quality ingredients. I used Bob's Red Mill Organic Flour for my cookies and they were flakey, chewy, and delicious. When you skimp on your ingredients you skimp on the recipe. I love that Bob's Red Mill products are . . .