Showing posts with label dessert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dessert. Show all posts

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GOOD TASTE: A Rainbow of Granita Recipes

1-Granita Round Up


Every July 11th or 7/11, the 7-Eleven Convenience Stores give away free Slurpees. Have you ever had a Slurpee? They’re a frozen, icy, sugary beverage that tastes so good on a hot day. I didn’t get my free Slurpee this year which made me sad. So I started thinking about how I could easily make something similar. Have you heard of Granita? It’s a fancy Slurpee! Doesn’t Granita sound better than Slurpee? Actually, a Granita is better than a Slurpee and as I was checking out granita ideas, I realized that you can pretty much make them in a rainbow of colors and flavors.

Monday, May 19, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Old Fashioned Lemon Bars and other Lemony Goodies

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The other day I made these lemon bars. Not key lime, or coconut, or raspberry lemon bars. The old fashioned lemon square recipe that has been in my recipe box for decades.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

GOOD TASTE: Holiday Sweets at P.F. Changs

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165431_10151580879865575_1540174752_nThere’s a reason that P.F. Chang’s sells 8,250,000 Lettuce Wraps per year. They are good! Have you ever been to P.F. Changs? It’s one of my favorite restaurants and definitely my favorite for Asian cuisine.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Good Taste: Classic southern chocolate pie

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I tried out a new recipe. This is a Classic Southern Chocolate Pie. I’ve had Chocolate Cream Pie, Mousse Pie, Brownie Pie, Pudding Pie and Boston Cream Pie (ok, that’s not really a pie), but I never had tried this classic southern dessert.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Be My Guest: The Taylor House

Friends, I’m away for a few days and have some wonderful guests lined up to share fantastic crafts, décor, recipes and more with you. And what better way to start off than with chocolate! Please welcome Chrissy from The Taylor House.



Hi, everyone! It’s Chrissy from The Taylor House! I am so excited to be sharing some of my family’s favorite Chocolate dessert recipes with you today. I have picked ten of our favorites that range from brownies to hot chocolate and all of them contain our favorite ingredient – Chocolate!

I love trying new recipes or creating my own new chocolate version of a recipe for my family. My boys love it when I make desserts and they seem to always be requesting desserts with either chocolate, peanut butter or caramel. So, I have quite a list of chocolate dessert recipes in my file and have tried to share them with my readers and fans. I think that it is my mission in life to make as many delicious looking and tasting recipes as I can!

What are your favorite dessert recipes? Do you always make them the same or do you change them up and try new things? Does your favorites include chocolate or do you prefer peanut butter or maybe even fruit? Do you prefer a cookie type dessert or more of a cake type dessert? 
 
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Good Taste: enjoy the holidays with an edward’s pie {giveaway}

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One of my favorite desserts is a chocolate cream pie. I consider it in a totally different category than fruit pies - I love those too but chocolate cream pies are so light and fluffy. And although I enjoy baking, it’s hard to find time around the holidays to make everything homemade.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Good Taste: Impress with COOL WHIP Whipped Topping




I love to bake and I especially love to make my desserts look special. I made these Cheesecake Bars for Easter brunch. They were pretty darn good if I do say so myself.



Without the sliced strawberries and COOL WHIP Whipped Topping the cheesecake bars would have been good but they would have been missing something. It only took a few minutes to slice up some strawberries and add the COOL WHIP topping and this became a special dessert. That’s why I love keeping COOL WHIP on hand. You can always kick your desserts up a notch with a simple spoonful of the yummy topping.

If you want to make these Cheesecake Bars, here’s the recipe:
Crust
  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs, about 8 whole crackers
  • 4 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter
Batter
  • 16 ounces (2 large packages) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Directions
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
To make the crust: Crush the graham crackers in a zip lock bag using a rolling pin or use your food processor. Stir together the crumbs, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and melted butter. Line an 8” x 8” pan with parchment paper. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom and about 1/2" inch up the sides of the pan. Bake the crust for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the crust from the oven and cool for a few minutes while you lower the oven temperature to 325°F.
To make the batter: Mix the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Add the sour cream, eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice; mix until combined. Spoon the batter into the crust. Bake the bars for 30 to 40 minutes, until the filling is set but still soft in the center. Remove the bars from the oven, and cool at room temperature for 30 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Just before serving, top with fresh berries and COOL WHIP.  Enjoy! 




For everyday desserts, I don’t always have time to bake something special. But you can easily serve up a special dessert without baking.



This mock strawberry shortcake is delicious and refreshing. All you need are cookies, strawberries, sugar and COOL WHIP.

I used Belgian Waffle Butter Crisp biscuits from the grocery store {I bought the generic brand but there are several types available}, or any light, crispy cookie will do. Slice up some strawberries and add a little sugar to make a syrup. Spoon the strawberries on top of a cookie, add another cookie and top with a dollop of COOL WHIP. Then grab a fork!





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Thanks for visiting.

Carolyn


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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Good Taste: game day finger food

Here in the United States a big day is coming up. It’s not listed as a national holiday but feasts will be prepared and many, many calories consumed. We’re talking chips and dip, pizzas, wings, sandwiches and plenty of beverages to wash it all down. Yes, it’s Super Bowl Sunday time.

I like my share of game day traditional food but I this year I’m going to add a few prettier food items to the menu. These are more my style and although the calorie count may be the same, I’ll feel better having a few crackers rather than consuming a bowl of chips.

I made these simple crackers with a few items on hand. Havarti cheese, sliced avocado and bacon. Like I said, the calorie count is probably the same as nachos but it looks prettier!

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Here are a few dishes from my archives that I might make.


Mango Salsa 7
 Mango salsa – this is really refreshing especially after a few spicy chicken wings.


Shrimp Salsa – stock up on plenty of tortilla chips because this is always a hit.


Caprese Sticks – refreshing and tasty.


Graham Cracker Toffee Bark. So yummy and bite sized. If you’re having friends over, hide a few for later because these will be gone before halftime.


Pecan Pie Tarts. Little bite sized portions of pecan pie goodness. The guys might think these look too frilly for football but I bet they’ll like them.

{recipes for the food items from my archives can be found under the Goodie Bag tab or on the original post}


Whether you’re having traditional game day food, pretty food or a mix of both, it will be a fun day of football, funny commercials and probably a few Tums.

Check back tomorrow for the Inspiration Board Spotlight. 
Thanks for visiting.

Carolyn

Monday, August 15, 2011

Good Taste: toffee bar thank you gift

 
I needed to make a thank you gift for a friend recently. I dug through my recipes and found my recipe for graham cracker toffee bars. You can find the recipe here via The Pioneer Woman’s Tasty Kitchen site.

I don’t make these bars very often. Not that they are difficult to make – in fact, they’re super easy. The reason I don’t make these very often is that they are extremely dangerous. Addicting, 10-step program, can’t stop eating these good.

But since I would be giving away “most” of the bars, I went ahead and made a batch. Here’s proof – the bars getting wrapped up to be given away.

I wrapped the bars in plastic and then covered them in pink tissue paper and added baker’s twine and a pretty card.

I’ll be delivering the goodies tomorrow.

And eating a few leftover bars tonight.

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