Ice Cream – Summer’s Favorite Treat + HM 194

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Ice Cream – Summer’s Favorite Treat + HM 194

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! In the heat of summer, there is almost nothing that hits the spot more than good old ice cream. So, the gals of Home Matters have gathered  some great ideas to inspire you with everything ice cream. Stay cool, and enjoy!

 

Banana Pudding Ice Cream from Christin @ Spicy Southern Kitchen

 

Homemade Magic Shell from Nikki @ Chef in Training

 

Homemade Salted Caramel Ice Cream from Kayley @ The Kitchen McCabe

 

Skittles Ice Cream Sandwiches from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

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Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe Easy At Home

Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe Easy At Home

 

Bake the best dessert this season with The Cheesecake Factory’s NEW boxed Cheesecake Mixes! Get #MyCheesecake recipe – Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake. #CheesecakeFactoryatHome

 

 

Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe

Bake your own At Home

 

Oh, goodness! Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. And I never pass up an opportunity to go to The Cheesecake Factory — everything on the menu is delicious, and their cheesecake is legendary. I am so excited to share that now you can make some of that yumminess right in your own home.

The Cheesecake Factory has launched their NEW line, The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mixes! These boxed mixes come in three flavors, Classic, Salted Caramel, and Strawberry. They have easy prep and are simple to make, so you can impress your friends and family in a snap. But another great thing about these box mixes is that you can use your imagination and create and customize your own personal cheesecake flavor.

I created my own scrumptious cake using the Strawberry Cheesecake Mix. The box comes with pouches for the crust, the filling, and the topping. All you have to do is add the cream cheese, eggs, butter, and milk. There are even “Chef’s Tips” printed on the box to make this already delicious cheesecake even better. I gave mine a creamier texture by substituting a little heavy cream and sour cream for the milk. The Chef was right, it was creamier!

So, let’s get to baking my Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake!

The Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box – The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mix (strawberry)
  • 16 ounces – Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons – Butter
  • 8 to 16 ounces – Heavy Cream (2 Tablespoons for filling, the rest for garnish)
  • 3 Tablespoons – Sour Cream
  • 3/4 Cup – Pistachio Nuts
  • 1/2 Cup – Freeze Dried Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup – Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
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The How-To:

Directions:

  1. Heat oven according to the Cheesecake Mix box.
  2. Chop the Pistachios. You want them to be small but not totally pulverized. They will vary in size.
  3. Chop Freeze Dried Strawberries — fine to small.
  4. Follow directions on the cheesecake mix box to mix the crust. Before adding the crust to the pan, add 1/2 cup pistachios and 1/4 cup strawberries. Mix well.
  5. Turn crust into the baking pan and pat crust to cover the bottom and halfway up the side.
  6. Follow the box directions to make the cheesecake filling. I used the Chef’s Tip for a creamier texture and replaced the 1/4 cup milk with the Heavy Cream and Sour  Cream. Do Not over beat the eggs — this will help to keep the cake from cracking.
  7. Once filling is ready, pour the mixture onto the prepared crust.
  8. Follow the baking instructions on the cheesecake mix box.
  9. After the cheesecake is baked, carefully run a knife between the cake and the pan to loosen the cake. This will help to keep the cake from pulling and cracking during the cooling process. Cool in the pan.
  10. Allow the cheesecake to rest until it becomes room temperature. Then, place in the refrigerator to chill for a couple of hours before garnishing and serving.
  11. TIP: When you transfer the cake to the refrigerator, place your whipping bowl and beater(s) into the freezer to get icy cold. This will help your cream to whip faster.

Decorate Your Cheesecake:

Garnish:

  1. Pull your whipping bowl and beater(s) from the freezer.
  2. Add the remaining Heavy Cream to the icy cold bowl and start whipping.
  3. Once the heavy cream begins to thicken, add the remaining freeze dried strawberries. Continue whipping until the strawberries are fully incorporated and cream is whipped to stiff peaks.
  4. Pipe whipped cream onto you cheesecake as desired.
  5. Sprinkle pistachios, strawberries, and Mini Chocolate Chips.
  6. Follow the direction on the cheesecake mix box for softening the topping, and drizzle around the cheesecake. You may want to save some topping back to decorate the dessert plates for individual servings.

Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Printable Recipe:

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Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 1 Box - The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mix (strawberry)
  • 16 ounces - Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 8 to 16 ounces - Heavy Cream (2 Tablespoons for filling, the rest for garnish)
  • 3 Tablespoons - Sour Cream
  • 3/4 Cup - Pistachio Nuts
  • 1/2 Cup - Freeze Dried Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup - Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Directions:
  1. Heat oven according to the Cheesecake Mix box.
  2. Chop the Pistachios. You want them to be small but not totally pulverized. They will vary in size.
  3. Chop Freeze Dried Strawberries -- fine to small.
  4. Follow the cheesecake mix box to mix the crust. Before adding the crust to the pan, add 1/2 cup pistachios and 1/4 cup strawberries. Mix well.
  5. Turn crust into the baking pan and pat crust to cover the bottom and halfway up the side.
  6. Follow the box directions to make the cheesecake filling. I used the Chef's Tip for a creamier texture and replaced the 1/4 cup milk with the Heavy Cream and Sour Cream. Do Not over beat the eggs -- this will help to keep the cake from cracking.
  7. Once filling is ready, pour the the prepared crust.
  8. Follow the baking instructions on the cheesecake mix box.
  9. After the cheesecake is baked, carefully run a knife between the cake and the pan to loosen the cake. This will help to keep the cake from pulling and cracking during the cooling process. Cool in the pan.
  10. Allow the cheesecake to rest until it becomes room temperature. Then, place in the refrigerator to chill for a couple of hours before garnishing and serving.
  11. TIP: When you transfer the cake to the refrigerator, place your whipping bowl and beater(s) into the freezer to get icy cold. This will help your cream to whip faster.

    Garnish the Cheesecake:
  12. Pull your whipping bowl and beater(s) from the freezer.
  13. Add the remaining Heavy Cream to the icy cold bowl and start whipping.
  14. Once the heavy cream begins to thicken, add the remaining freeze dried strawberries. Continue whipping until the strawberries are fully incorporated and cream is whipped to stiff peaks.
  15. Pipe whipped cream onto you cheesecake as desired.
  16. Sprinkle pistachios, strawberries, and Mini Chocolate Chips.
  17. Follow the the cheesecake mix box for softening the topping, and drizzle around the cheesecake. You may want to save some topping back to decorate the dessert plates for individual servings.
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The pistachios and strawberries are a delightful combination, and the red and green speckles in the crust and garnish are both whimsical and beautiful. This would be a perfect dessert for the holidays or anytime– simple decadence!

HOLIDAY HACK:

Bake cheesecakes ahead and freeze them! After the cheesecake is room temperature, carefully remove the cheesecake from its pan. Place the cooled cheesecake on a baking pan uncovered, and freeze until firm. Once firm, remove the cheesecake from the freezer. Remove from the pan, and wrap the ungarnished cake snuggly in plastic wrap, then two layers of foil. Seal the wrapped cheesecake in a freezer bag and return to the freezer. Cheesecakes can be frozen for several months. When ready to use, thaw cheescake in the refrigerator for 8-12 hours or overnight. Once your cheesecake is thawed, garnish as desired, and serve.

Where To Find:

This is definitely cheesecake made easy! Learn more about The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mixes and where to find them here.

Try The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mixes for yourself!

I know you will enjoy my Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake. Invite your guests or loved ones and surprise them by sharing a charmingly unique, homemade, and luscious cheesecake dessert. Enjoy!

My Caramel Pecan Sauce would make another fabulous cheesecake topping. And, I would love to hear your creative flavor ideas.

 

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Vampire Cupcakes Recipe A Frightfully Good Treat

Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!

 

Vampire Cupcakes Recipe

A Frightfully Good Halloween Treat

 

Are you throwing a  party? Maybe you are going to one and need to take something to share. Or, perhaps your just enjoying a Halloween-themed family night — playing Harry Potter Trivia, watching Hocus Pocus?

I recently hosted a Halloween Girls’ Night Bunco Party for my friends and the featured dessert was these Vampire Cupcakes. The frightfully good Bites treats are super cute and super easy to make. Plus, they can even withstand daylight!

So, let’s get baking.

Vampire Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box – Cake Mix (or you can make it homemade with your favorite cake recipe)
  • 1 Can – Cherry Pie Filling
  • 2 Cans – White Whipped Frosting
How to Make Vampire Cupcakes - Recipe 1
Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!
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Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!
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Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!
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Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!
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Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!
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Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!
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Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!

Directions:

  1. Bake cupcakes according to your box directions.
  2. Let cupcakes cool completely.
  3. Puree the Cherry Pie Filling while the cupcakes are cooling.
  4. Once cupcakes are cooled, use a paring knife to Cut a Cone-Shaped Circle into the center top of the cupcake. To achieve the cone-shape, angle your knife toward the center of the cupcake while cutting the circle. (see slideshow above)
  5. Set the Cupcake Top aside for later.
  6. Use the knife to scrape the hole in the inside of the cupcake to make a larger space for filling, if needed.
  7. Spoon the pureed Cherry Pie Filling into a plastic bag that zips closed. Squeeze the puree down into one corner. Be sure to set aside some cherry filling for decorating the top of the cupcakes.
  8. Cut the tip off the corner of the plastic bag, and use it to pipe the cherry puree into the cupcake hole. Do not over-fill.
  9. Top the cherry filling with the set-aside cupcake tops.
  10. Place Frosting into another plastic bag, pushing it down into one corner and cutting off the tip of the bag.
  11. Pipe frosting on each cupcake.
  12. Dip a toothpick into the remaining cherry filling and stab the frosted cupcakes in two spots spaced apart like fangs.
  13. Drizzle some cherry puree from the toothpick fang holes to look like dripping blood.

 

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Vampire Cupcakes Recipe
 
Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!
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Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 18 - 24
Ingredients:
  • 1 Box - Cake Mix (or you can make it homemade with your favorite cake recipe)
  • 1 Can - Cherry Pie Filling
  • 2 Cans - White Whipped Frosting
Directions:
  1. Bake cupcakes according to your box directions.
  2. Let cupcakes cool completely.
  3. Puree the Cherry Pie Filling while the cupcakes are cooling.
  4. Once cupcakes are cooled, use a paring knife to Cut a Cone-Shaped Circle into the center top of the cupcake. To achieve the cone-shape, angle your knife toward the center of the cupcake while cutting the circle. (see slideshow on blog)
  5. Set the Cupcake Top aside for later.
  6. Use the knife to scrape the hole in the inside of the cupcake to make a larger space for filling, if needed.
  7. Spoon the pureed Cherry Pie Filling into a plastic bag that zips closed. Squeeze the puree down into one corner. Be sure to set aside some cherry filling for decorating the top of the cupcakes.
  8. Cut the tip off the corner of the plastic bag, and use it to pipe the cherry puree into the cupcake hole. Do not over-fill.
  9. Top the cherry filling with the set-aside cupcake tops.
  10. Place Frosting into another plastic bag, pushing it down into one corner and cutting off the tip of the bag.
  11. Pipe frosting on each cupcake.
  12. Dip a toothpick into the remaining cherry filling and stab the frosted cupcakes in two spots spaced apart like fangs.
  13. Drizzle some cherry puree from the toothpick fang holes to look like dripping blood.
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Don’t these Vampire Cupcakes look frightfully delicious? They make a vamptastic treat for the Halloween season. Enjoy them if you dare…

 

 

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Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe Easy As 1-2-3

This shop, Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe Easy As 1-2-3, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #ReddiForFall #CollectiveBias

Autumn is a warm time for family and friends. Serve something special with this easy Caramel Pecan Sauce Recipe over a scrumptious pumpkiny dessert.

 

Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Easy as 1-2-3 and 100% Delicious!

 

Autumn has arrived! And with it comes good times, family fun, and great food. If you are looking for an easy dessert that packs a flavorful punch, you’ve got to try The Bakery at Walmart Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling and give it a homemade twist with the Caramel Pecan Sauce and a cold dollop of Reddi-wip® for something a little extra special.

You will love this Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll dessert. The caramel pecan sauce is quick and easy, so you can whip it up spur of the moment. You can also double or triple the recipe for large gatherings or gift giving — tis the season.

 

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Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Making the Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 Cup – Chopped Pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons – Butter
  • 1/2 Cup – Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 Cup – Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon – Salt
  • 3/4 Cup – Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Cup – Water

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt Butter and toast Pecans over Medium-Low heat.
  2. Once pecans are toasted, remove saucepan from heat.
  3. Separate the toasted pecans from the butter and set aside.
  4. Add Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, and Salt to the saucepan and return to a medium-low heat.
  5. Sugar mixture will begin to melt. Stir frequently and watch carefully.
  6. Bring to a rolling boil.
  7. The sugars will turn to liquid and become an amber color. Do not burn.
  8. Once the sugars have reached the desired color, turn heat to Low and pour in Heavy Cream and Water. The sugar mixture may harden, but it will liquify quickly again.
  9. Mix in Toasted Pecans.
  10. Stir constantly until caramel sauce thickens a bit. Be careful not to burn.
  11. Remove from heat.

Notes:

  1. If pouring hot Caramel Pecan Sauce into a glass jar, be sure to heat the jar first.
  2. The sauce will thicken as it cools.
  3. Keep unused sauce in the refrigerator.
  4. Recipe may be doubled or tripled for parties or gift giving.

To Serve:

Spoon the Caramel Pecan Sauce over the Pumpkin Roll. Slice the cake and serve with a cold dollop of Reddi-wip The Original or Extra Creamy.

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This quick and easy Caramel Pecan Sauce is perfect for family desserts, entertaining guests, or gift giving. It is delicious spooned over cakes, ice cream, rolls, and more.
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Type: Dessert Sauce
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 1/3 Cup - Chopped Pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 1/2 Cup - Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 3/4 Cup - Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Cup - Water
Directions:
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt Butter and toast Pecans over Medium-Low heat.
  2. Once pecans are toasted, remove saucepan from heat.
  3. Separate the toasted pecans from the butter and set aside.
  4. Add Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, and Salt to the saucepan and return to a medium-low heat.
  5. Sugar mixture will begin to melt. Stir frequently and watch carefully.
  6. Bring to a rolling boil.
  7. The sugars will turn to liquid and become an amber color. Do not burn.
  8. Once the sugars have reached the desired color, turn heat to Low and pour in Heavy Cream and Water. The sugar mixture may harden, but it will liquify quickly again.
  9. Mix in Toasted Pecans.
  10. Stir constantly until caramel sauce thickens a bit. Be careful not to burn.
  11. Remove from heat.
Notes
1.) If pouring hot Caramel Pecan Sauce into a glass jar, be sure to heat the jar first.
2.) The sauce will thicken as it cools.
3.) Keep unused sauce in the refrigerator.
4.) Recipe may be doubled or tripled for parties or gift giving.
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I know you will enjoy this delicious and simple Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll. Don’t forget to stock up on your holiday needs like Reddi-wip and Pumpkin Rolls at Walmart.

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Slenderizing Recipes – Brownies And Baked Donuts

Find two slenderizing recipes that will help you shed weight while tasting great. You will love these Double Chocolate Brownies and Baked Donuts. #SlenderizingRecipes #GlutenFree

Please welcome Lucy Clark as she brings us two secretly skinny recipes that will rock your world, but not your waistline!

2 Tasty and Slenderizing Recipes

Going Beyond Your Imagination

Everyone is conscious about their health these days, and no one wants to eat food that may undermine that. That has resulted in the canceling of certain foods from people’s diets for fear of the health risks they pose especially on weight increase. However, with the right recipe, you do not have to limit what you eat. Instead of going food shopping and asking every vendor whether a particular snack is gluten free, how about you make the gluten free meals yourself for a change. Read on and get full recipes of two of the tastiest snacks that you would never expect to help you shed weight.

 

Secretly Skinny Double Chocolate Brownies

It does sound impossible that chocolate brownies could be delicious yet gluten free and refined, sugar-free at the same time. Well, it is not impossible with the right recipe. One aspect that makes it gluten-free is the use of oatmeal as a replacement for flour. Yogurt and applesauce instead of oil and powdered stevia and coconut sugar instead of white sugar. So as you can see it is not a mystery as it may seem, making a healthy, tasty, weight shedding chocolate brownie. This is how you do it:

Chocolate brownies with nuts and mint leaves.

Double Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Ingredients

  • ½ a cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • ½ a cup cocoa powder
  • ½ a cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ a cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ a cup almond milk (preferably cashew milk)
  • 3 table spoons of egg whites
  • 2 table spoons of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tea spoon baking powder
  • ½ a tea spoon of baking soda
  • 1 tea spoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 a tea spoon of stevia powder
  • 4 table spoons of Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray an 8×8 glass pan with non-stick cooking spray. Then set the pan aside.
  2. Add all ingredients except the chocolate chips to your food processor and blend until all ingredients are incorporated. Then add in 2 table spoons of your chocolate chips and pulse just until chips are incorporated into the batter.
  3. Pour batter into the greased glass pan. Smooth out the batter and top with the remaining 2 table spoons of mini chocolate chips.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until top has cracked. The brownies should be set, but an inserted toothpick should not come out completely clean. If it does, they are over baked.

Secretly Skinny Double Chocolate Brownie recipe from Grounded & Surrounded.

Printable Recipe – Double Chocolate Brownies

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Double Chocolate Brownies - a slenderizing and healthy recipe that will help you shed weight while tasting great.
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Type: Dessert
Ingredients:
  • ½ a cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • ½ a cup cocoa powder
  • ½ a cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ a cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ a cup almond milk (preferably cashew milk)
  • 3 of egg whites
  • 2 of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 baking powder
  • ½ a of baking soda
  • 1 of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 a of stevia powder
  • 4 of Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
Directions:
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray an 8x8 glass pan with non-stick cooking spray. Then set the pan aside.
  2. Add all ingredients except the chocolate chips to your food processor and blend until all ingredients are incorporated. Then add in 2 of your chocolate chips and pulse just until chips are incorporated into the batter.
  3. Pour batter into the greased glass pan. Smooth out the batter and top with the remaining 2 of mini chocolate chips.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until top has cracked. The brownies should be set, but an inserted toothpick should not come out completely clean. If it does, they are over baked.
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Baked Donuts

You could search the world to find gluten-free donuts that are also low in calories or better yet you can bake some within the confines of your home. With the right ingredients and following the instructions as given you would not miss a thing. Plus your kids will just love these donuts; it is a guarantee that they will not get enough of them. And the best part is that you would not have to worry about them adding weight or any other health issues from these donuts. Though organic raw apples, blue grapes, and grape fruits do not make it on many people’s shopping list due to their availability and cost, they taste better when taken with these yummy donuts as juice while sitting in your lawn grass. That has been taken care of by this recipe for six.

Various colored fresh baked donuts.

Baked Donuts Recipe

Ingredients

Donut Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup gluten-free flour blend G&S GF Flour Blend Recipe
  • 3/4 tea spoon Xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tea spoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tea spoon baking soda
  • 1/4 tea spoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tea spoon stevia powder
  • 2 table spoons egg whites or 1 egg white
  • ¼ cup of applesauce
  • ¼ cup of plain almond milk
  • 1/2 tea spoon vanilla extract
  • 2 table spoons of water

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 table spoon of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tea spoon of plain unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ a tea spoon of vanilla extract

Topping

  • 3 table spoons of coconut sugar
  • 1 table spoon of sprinkles which is optional, but it makes it extra special for kids

Instructions

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. You can taste test the batter.
  3. Grease donut pan with extra-virgin olive oil spray. Of course, it is a non-stick pan, but grease it anyhow, or the donuts will be a stinker to remove!
  4. Scoop batter into greased donut pan or put the mixture in a Ziploc bag.
  5. Cut the corner off of the bag and pipe into the donut pan wells.
  6. Bake @ 375F for 30-32 minutes or until donuts are fairly hard to the touch and golden brown. They may seem over baked, but the inside will be just right.

Topping

  1. Mix together glaze ingredients and pour onto a small plate.
  2. Dip one side of the donut into the glaze and then dip that same side in coconut sugar or top with colored sprinkles for the kiddos instead. Enjoy!

Baked Donuts recipe from Grounded & Surrounded.

Printable Recipe – Baked Donuts

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Baked Donuts - a slenderizing and healthy recipe that will help you shed weight while tasting great.
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Type: Breakfast
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free flour blend G&S GF Flour Blend Recipe
  • 3/4 tea spoon Xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tea spoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tea spoon baking soda
  • 1/4 tea spoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tea spoon stevia powder
  • 2 table spoons egg whites or 1 egg white
  • ¼ cup of applesauce
  • ¼ cup of plain almond milk
  • 1/2 tea spoon vanilla extract
  • 2 table spoons of water
  • Glaze Ingredients
  • 1 table spoon of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tea spoon of plain unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ a tea spoon of vanilla extract
  • Topping
  • 3 table spoons of coconut sugar
  • 1 table spoon of sprinkles which is optional, but it makes it extra special for kids
Directions:
  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. You can taste test the batter.
  3. Grease donut pan with extra-virgin olive oil spray. Of course, it is a non-stick pan, but grease it anyhow, or the donuts will be a stinker to remove!
  4. Scoop batter into greased donut pan or put the mixture in a Ziploc bag.
  5. Cut the corner off of the bag and pipe into the donut pan wells.
  6. Bake @ 375F for 30-32 minutes or until donuts are fairly hard to the touch and golden brown. They may seem over baked, but the inside will be just right.
  7. Topping
  8. Mix together glaze ingredients and pour onto a small plate.
  9. Dip one side of the donut into the glaze and then dip that same side in coconut sugar or top with colored sprinkles for the kiddos instead. Enjoy!
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So, whether it is for dessert, snacks for a picnic or your kids’ birthday party you do not have to worry about gluten content anymore. With these recipes, you can rest assured that the tastiest of them are all here, and you now have the power to make them in your kitchen. Instead of digging deeper in your pockets to purchase other available fat burning foods to complement these tasty snacks, why don’t you start a small kitchen garden where you can grow a variety that becomes handy anytime.

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Looking for other healthy recipes? Try these Breakfast Recipes Packed With Protein, Coconut, and Blueberries, Spinach, Strawberry & Pine Nuts Salad, or Peanut Butter Raspberry Smoothie Recipe.

 

 

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Creme Brulee Recipe + Uses For A Chef’s Torch

Impress your family and friends with this delicate and delicious Creme Brulee Recipe – a perfect dessert for entertaining. Plus get tips for using a Chef’s Torch.

Creme Brulee Recipe

Using My New Chef’s Torch

 

I haven’t said anything about any gifts I received at Christmas, but I have to tell about one Luke gave me. It was something I have been wanting for a long time, and I was super excited to open the package to find a chef’s torch! Fun, right?

I absolutely love Creme Brulee, and now I will be able to make my own at home… yum. There are lots of other things a chef’s torch will come in handy for around the kitchen too. And, the new torch will save on mess and potential danger as well.

This past Thanksgiving, I had my candied sweet potatoes in the oven to toast the marshmallows on top. When I went to pull them out of the oven, the caught on fire. I was gently blowing on them to dissipate the flame, when Luke’s nephew (who was carving the turkey), turned around did his imitation of the Big Bad Wolf. The flames went out, but about a third of the marshmallows sprayed all over the inside of my oven. We all had a great laugh, but it did add extra clean up for the oven. The remaining marshmallows were — shall we say — extra toasty. Had I a chef;s torch at that time, we would have enjoyed a perfectly toasted, fully covered marshmallow-topped sweet potato dish, but we would have lost this great family story.

Tips for Using  a Chef’s Torch or  Cooking  Torch:

A chef’s torch is a fantastic kitchen gadget. Here are some ways in which you can use a chef’s torch:

  • Give desserts and fruits a Caramelized Sugar Top
    • Creme Brulee, puddings
    • strawberries, peaches
  • Fire Roast or Char fresh fruits and vegetables
    • pineapple rings, grapefruit, apricots, strawberries
    • tomatoes, peppers
  • Toast toppings
    • marshmallows, marshmallow creme
    • meringue
    • cheese
  • Flambe desserts and dishes
    • Bananas Foster, Cherries Jubilee
    • Steak Diane
  • Crusting a Glaze on meats/poultry/fish and vegetables
    • ham, steak, salmon
    • root vegetables

So, now let’s get to the tasty recipe!

Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée is a silky smooth custard with a caramelized top. Crack through the shell for a delicate and delicious dessert. Impress your family and friends. Perfect for entertaining.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups – Heavy Cream
  • 4 Tablespoons plus 2/3 cup – Granulated Sugar
  • 4 – Extra Large or Jumbo Egg Yolks
  • 1 teaspoon – Vanilla Extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F
  2. Prepare Boiling Water
  3. In a saucepan, combine Heavy Cream and 4 Tablespoons Sugar, Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until small bubbles appear around the edges of the pan — 5-6 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Place Egg Yolks in a large bowl, be sure to remove all whites from the yolks. Beat Egg Yolks and Vanilla Extract until smooth and light.
  5. Very SLOWLY, a little at a time (drips and drabs), add the cream mixture to the egg yolks, BEATING CONTINUOUSLY to temper the egg yolks and combine until well blended.
  6. Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl or measuring cup with a pouring spout. Divide mixture among four 4-oz. shallow ramekins.
  7. Arrange ramekins in a baking pan and place on middle shelf of preheated oven. Fill the pan with boiling water, CAREFUL not to splash any water into the custard mixture, until water reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Cover pan loosely with aluminum foil. Bake until custard is just set, it should still have a slight wobble, about 25 minutes. Let cool at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes; then, chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.
  8. Sprinkle remain sugar evenly over the top of the cooled custards. Use the chef’s torch in a circular motion, moving the flame continuously over the custard surface until sugar melts and becomes golden brown and bubbly. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later use. Serving suggestion: serve with fresh berries or cut-up fruit.

**NOTE** Remember to follow the safety directions for your cooking torch. If you do not have a chef’s torch, you can use the oven broiler to caramelize the sugar topping. Watch very closely.

 

 

A Printable Recipe just for you…

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Creme Brulee Recipe + Uses For A Chef's Torch
 
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Crème Brûlée is a silky smooth custard with a caramelized top. Crack through the shell for a delicate and delicious dessert. Impress your family and friends. Perfect for entertaining.
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Type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Serves: 4
Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups - Heavy Cream
  • 4 Tablespoons plus 2/3 cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 4 - Extra Large or Jumbo Egg Yolks
  • 1 teaspoon - Vanilla Extract
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F
  2. Prepare Boiling Water
  3. In a saucepan, combine Heavy Cream and 4 Tablespoons Sugar, Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until small bubbles appear around the edges of the pan -- 5-6 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Place Egg Yolks in a large bowl, be sure to remove all whites from the yolks. Beat Egg Yolks and Vanilla Extract until smooth and light.
  5. Very SLOWLY, a little at a time (drips and drabs), add the cream mixture to the egg yolks, BEATING CONTINUOUSLY to temper the egg yolks and combine until well blended.
  6. Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl or measuring cup with a pouring spout. Divide mixture among four 4-oz. shallow ramekins.
  7. Arrange ramekins in a baking pan and place on middle shelf of preheated oven. Fill the pan with boiling water, CAREFUL not to splash any water into the custard mixture, until water reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Cover pan loosely with aluminum foil. Bake until custard is just set, it should still have a slight wobble, about 25 minutes. Let cool at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes; then, chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.
  8. Sprinkle remain sugar evenly over the top of the cooled custards. Use the chef's torch in a circular motion, moving the flame continuously over the custard surface until sugar melts and becomes golden brown and bubbly. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later use. Serving suggestion: serve with fresh berries or cut-up fruit.
Notes
**NOTE** Remember to follow the safety directions for your cooking torch. If you do not have a chef's torch, you can use the oven broiler to caramelize the sugar topping. Watch very closely.
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Recipe Roundup – Top 16 Recipes of 2016

It’s the end of the year, and that means it is time to reminisce and take a look back over 2016. Today, we want to revisit the top 16 recipes of the year and bring you a tasty recipe roundup in the process. Get your taste buds ready!

 

Top 16 Recipes of 2016

A Recipe Roundup from Life With Lorelai

We’ll start with number 16 and work our way to the number one recipe on the blog this past year.

16.

Pumpkin Rice Pudding

 

15.

Mini Taco Scoops

 

14.

Skittles Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

13.

Polska Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions

 

12.

How To Make A Killer Cake

 

11.

Peanut Butter & Raspberry Smoothie

 

10.

Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken

 

9.

Chinese New Year Cookies or Haystacks

 

8.

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

 

7.

Sugar Cookies

 

6.

Snickers Mini Pudding Parfaits

 

5.

Breakfast B.L.T.

 

4.

Caramel Creme Pie

 

3.

Fresh Orange Bundt Cake

 

2.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

 

May we have a drum roll, please…

We are proud to announce the TOP RECIPE of 2016

1.

Smore’s Cookies

 

2016 has been a yummy year! We look forward to sharing more wonderful recipes with you in the coming year. Have a happy, safe, and healthy New Year!

 

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Pumpkin Rice Pudding Recipe – A Holiday Favorite

This post, Pumpkin Rice Pudding Recipe – A Holiday Favorite, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeHolidayGoodness #CollectiveBias

Rice pudding is a family favorite, and it is so simple and inexpensive to make. Putting a pumpkin twist on this classic dessert is easy-peasy and makes for a festive seasonal treat.

 

Pumpkin Rice Pudding Recipe

A Perfect Autumn Dessert

 

If you are anything like me, you love the holidays. Decorating, parties, special meals and dishes are all wonderful, but they do take a toll. So, if you are looking to add a little balance to a special fall dessert, give my Pumpkin Rice Pudding a try. Pumpkin is a superfood! It is a fantastic and flavorful way to add something a little healthier to a recipe. This tasty treat makes a great dessert topped with whipped cream and NESTLÉ® BUNCHA CRUNCH® Baking Bits. You can be so creative and versatile with rice pudding, it even makes a nice breakfast or snack.

Save time and do right by your family with convenient, good quality ingredients. Libby’s® 100% Pure Pumpkin is all-natural, perfect in sweet and savory recipes, and contains no preservatives. NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk has been a pantry staple for over a century adding rich creaminess that makes a difference. Plus, these products will help keep your budget and your nutrition more balanced.

Let’s Get Cooking Pumpkin Rice Pudding!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Cups – Rice (I used an instant rice)
  • Water (amount according to directions on your rice package)
  • 4 Cups – Evaporated Milk (3 cans)
  • 3/4 Cup – Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon – salt
  • 1/4 Cups – Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup – 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 – Egg Yolks
  • 2 Tablespoons – Butter
  • 2 teaspoons – Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons – Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon – Ground Cloves
  • Whipped Cream (optional)
  • Buncha Crunch Baking Bits (optional)

Directions:

  1. Boil Rice with appropriate Water amount, Granulated Sugar, and Salt. in a medium to large saucepan, until rice is fully cooked, fluffy, and tender.
  2. Pour in 3 Cups Evaporated Milk (holding back 1 Cup for later).
  3. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to Low and Simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir frequently, until thick and creamy. Give this time, it will thicken.
  5. Once thickened, mix in Brown Sugar and Pumpkin Puree.
  6. Place Egg Yolks in a small bowl.
  7. Spoon 3 Tablespoons of hot pudding mixture into the egg yolks, Whisk quickly and briskly to temper the yolks. This will help to keep them from scrambling when added to the hot pudding.
  8. Once egg yolks are warm, add them to the pudding mixture and stir.
  9. Add remaining 1 Cup Evaporated Milk, mix well.
  10. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until thickened again.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Add Butter, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, and Cloves.
  13. Top with Whipped Cream and Buncha Crunch Baking Bits.

Suggestions:

Pumpkin Rice Pudding can be served warm or cold. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container. Dried cranberries, raisins, or nuts also make great topping or mix-in suggestions.

I know your family is going to love this seasonal dessert, and you can feel good about serving it to them. Rice pudding is a fantastic dessert to make-ahead, so it fits well into your busy schedule.

Here’s a Printable Recipe just for you:

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Pumpkin Rice Pudding Recipe - A Holiday Favorite
 
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You've got to try this delicious rice pudding recipe that takes on a holiday twist with pumpkin. It is a perfect autumn dessert and features a superfood. #BakeHolidayGoodness
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Type: Dessert
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 Cups - Rice (I used an instant rice)
  • Water (amount according to directions on your rice package)
  • 4 Cups - Evaporated Milk (3 cans)
  • 3/4 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon - salt
  • 1/4 Cups - Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup - 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 - Egg Yolks
  • 2 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 2 teaspoons - Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons - Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon - Ground Cloves
  • Whipped Cream (optional)
  • Buncha Crunch Baking Bits (optional)
Directions:
  1. Boil Rice with appropriate Water amount, Granulated Sugar, and Salt. in a medium to large saucepan, until rice is fully cooked, fluffy, and tender.
  2. Pour in 3 Cups Evaporated Milk (holding back 1 Cup for later).
  3. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to Low and Simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir frequently, until thick and creamy. Give this time, it will thicken.
  5. Once thickened, mix in Brown Sugar and Pumpkin Puree.
  6. Place Egg Yolks in a small bowl.
  7. Spoon 3 Tablespoons of hot pudding mixture into the egg yolks, Whisk quickly and briskly to temper the yolks. This will help to keep them from scrambling when added to the hot pudding.
  8. Once egg yolks are warm, add them to the pudding mixture and stir.
  9. Add remaining 1 Cup Evaporated Milk, mix well.
  10. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until thickened again.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Add Butter, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, and Cloves.
  13. Top with Whipped Cream and Buncha Crunch Baking Bits.
Notes
Suggestions:

Pumpkin Rice Pudding can be served warm or cold. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container. Dried cranberries, raisins, or nuts also make great topping or mix-in suggestions.
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Next time you are at Walmart, don’t forget to pick up Libby’s Pumpkin Puree, Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Milk, and Nestlé Buncha Crunch Baking Bits! Your family will thank you.

You can find more creative inspiration on the Nestlé Flavorful Moments Pinterest Board. Follow it today!

 

If you like this recipe, you may also like my Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Pasta with Pumpkin and Sausage.

What inspiring ideas do you have?

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Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread Recipe

I love the Fall Season! Everything about it is gorgeous and wonderful — the colors, the scents, the flavors, and the warmth of family and friends. Here is one of my favorite autumn bread recipes, but it is delicious any time of year! #SoFabSeasons

Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread

A Scrumptious Autumn Recipe

 

Want to make your home smell amazing? Bake this bread! This is a recipe I created as part of writing one of my books. My character, Mrs. Griffin, is famous for her baked delights, and her Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread does not disappoint.

The recipe is easy to prepare, and clean-up is a snap too. Your friends and family will love sharing this bread with you, and it makes a great homemade gift.

Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

Caramels, Apple Pie Filling, Caramel Sauce, Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda,  Salt, Granulated Sugar, Dark Brown Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Cinnamon, Cloves, and Nutmeg.

How-To:

  • Start by sifting your Flour into a large bowl.
  • Add the Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Salt, mix well.
  • Whisk in the ground Cinnamon, ground Cloves, and ground Nutmeg until evenly combined; set aside and allow the flour mixture to become aromatic.
  • If using whole Caramels, cut them into pieces; set aside.

  • Pour Apple Pie Filling into a medium bowl, and use a pastry blender to chop the apples into smaller pieces.
  • Mix Dark Brown Sugar, Butter, and flour in a small bowl; set aside.
  • In another large bowl (I use my stand mixer), Blend butter and Granulated Sugar until creamy.
  • Add Eggs, one at a time, and beat slightly after each addition.
  • Spoon your chopped apple pie filling into the butter mixture, and stir to combine.
  • Scatter in the caramel pieces or bits, leaving a handful aside for the topping. Mix well.
  • Heavily butter the baking pan getting into every corner. Dust with flour.
  • Pour a thin layer of batter into the bottom of the loaf pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F

  • Make Caramel Sauce (see my recipe)
  • Add Caramel Sauce to remaining bread batter, swirling it in for marbling — do not stir thoroughly.
  • Pour remaining batter into the loaf pan
  • Crumble the dark brown sugar topping mixture over the top, and dot with remaining caramel bits or pieces.

  • Bake 50-70 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. (It is a moist type bread, so if you hit caramel or apple, the toothpick may not be completely clean).
  • Check your bread about 20-30 minutes into baking, if it is browning quickly, cover loosely with aluminum foil to slow browning. Keep in mind that this is a darker bread, however.
  • Let cool COMPLETELY in the baking pan on a wire rack.

 

Printable Recipe – Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread:

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Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread
 
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Try this scrumptious Autumn bread recipe that makes your taste buds water The caramel, apples, and spices fills your home with the aromatic scents of Fall. Perfect for entertaining, gift giving, or anytime at all.
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Type: Bread
Serves: 1 Loaf
Ingredients:
  • 1/3 Cup + handful - Caramels (cut into pieces or Caramel Bits) (handful for topping)
  • 1 (21 oz. can) - Apple Pie Filling
  • 1/2 Cup - Homemade Caramel Sauce (amount not exact, to desired)
  • 2 Cups + 2 teaspoons - Flour (2 tsp. for topping)
  • 2 teaspoons - Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Salt
  • 1/2 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup - Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Stick (1/2 Cup) - Butter (softened) (1/4 cup - batter, 1 Tbs. - topping, pan)
  • 2 - Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon - Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Ground Nutmeg
Directions:
  1. Sift 2 Cups Flour into a large bowl.
  2. Add the Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Salt, mix well.
  3. Whisk in the Ground Cinnamon, Ground Cloves, and Ground Nutmeg until evenly combined; set aside and allow the flour mixture to become aromatic.
  4. If using whole Caramels, cut them into pieces; set aside.
  5. Pour Apple Pie Filling into a medium bowl, and use a pastry blender to chop the apples into smaller pieces.
  6. Mix Dark Brown Sugar, 1 Tablespoon Butter, and 2 teaspoons flour in a small bowl; set aside.
  7. In another large bowl (I use my stand mixer), Blend 1/4 Cup butter and Granulated Sugar until creamy.
  8. Add Eggs, one at a time, and beat slightly after each addition.
  9. Spoon your chopped apple pie filling into the butter mixture, and stir to combine.
  10. Scatter in 1/3 Cup Caramel bits or pieces, Mix well.
  11. Heavily butter the baking pan getting into every corner. Dust with flour.
  12. Pour a thin layer of batter into the bottom of the loaf pan.
  13. Preheat oven to 350° F
  14. Make Homemade Caramel Sauce (see my recipe)
  15. Add Homemade Caramel Sauce as desired to remaining bread batter, swirling it in for marbling -- do not stir thoroughly.
  16. Pour remaining batter into the loaf pan
  17. Crumble the dark brown sugar topping mixture over the top, and dot with remaining caramel bits or pieces.
  18. Bake 50-70 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. (It is a moist type bread, so if you hit caramel or apple, the toothpick may not be completely clean).
  19. Check your bread about 20-30 minutes into baking, if it is browning quickly, cover loosely with aluminum foil to slow browning. Keep in mind that this is a darker bread, however.
  20. Let cool COMPLETELY in the baking pan on a wire rack.
Notes
1.) You can split this recipe into 2 small loafs. Reduce baking time to 25-40 minutes.

Serving Suggestion:
Makes a fantastic dessert topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and a Homemade Caramel Sauce drizzle.
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Printable recipe – Homemade Caramel Sauce:

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A wonderfully easy Caramel Sauce perfect for drizzling desserts, stirring into coffee or tea, adding to recipes, and more. Delicious!
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Serves: 3/4 Cup
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup - Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup - Boiling Water
Directions:
  1. Mix both Sugars and get the lumps out.
  2. Spread sugar evenly over the bottom of a heavy skillet (i use cast iron).
  3. Place over medium heat.
  4. Stir gently with a wooden spoon, moving sugar constantly to the hottest pat of the pan until melted to a syrup.
  5. Lower heat.
  6. Very gradually add Boiling Water.
  7. The sugar may become hard again, but it will melt in a few minutes.
  8. Stir constantly to avoid scorching.
  9. Simmer over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes (longer if needed) letting the hardened sugar re-melt, and allowing the syrup to reduce and thicken.slightly. (If it is too thick when cold, add a little hot water and boil again.
Notes
Clean-up may look daunting, but a little hot water and a scouring sponge melts the mess away in minutes.

This sauce is used in my Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread recipe.
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If you love caramel and apples, you will absolutely adore this tasty Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread. Serve it for breakfast, brunch, coffee or tea, or even as a dessert topped with vanilla ice cream and a Homemade Caramel Sauce drizzle.

This recipe is part of the #SoFabSeasons Apples Event. Watch for the round-up next Friday, September 30th!

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Lemon Ricotta Cookies Recipe

Lemon Ricotta Cookies – A deliciously fresh recipe full of bright, luscious flavors. This cookie has the most heavenly aroma. I know you will love it as much as our family does.

 

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

A Deliciously Fresh Recipe

 

A week or so ago, I told you about our little mini family reunion, and the ever-so-yummy S’mores Cookies I made for the family. If you missed it, be sure to check it out. These Lemon Ricotta Cookies are another one of the cookies I took for the get-together. Luke’s dad really loved these cookies. The smirkish grin he got, when he walk by and snagged one, made me giggle.

This recipe is easy to make and packs a big punch of freshness in every bite. The lemony scent and flavor keeps you coming back for more. Lemon Ricotta Cookies are a perfect choice for a non-chocolatey treat.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:

Granulated Sugar, Lemons (for juice and zest), Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, Butter, Eggs, Ricotta Cheese, Powdered Sugar.

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Line baking sheets with Parchment Paper.

  • Zest the rinds of 3-5 Lemons (enough to get 3 – 4 tablespoons of zest).
  • In a medium bowl, pour 2-Cups Granulated Sugar.
  • Add 2 – 3 Tablespoons Lemon Zest to sugar, and mix well with your fingertips.
  • Set aside and stir occasionally with fingertips. Allow sugar to become very fragrant.
  • Whisk together 2 1/2 Cups Flour, 1 teaspoon Baking Powder, and 1 teaspoon Salt in a medium bowl.
  • In a large bowl (or stand mixer), combine 1 stick Butter and the prepared Lemon Sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add 2 Eggs, one at a time, mixing slightly after each addition.

  • Mix in 15 ounces (1 container) Ricotta Cheese and 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice until incorporated.
  • Stir in dry ingredients a little at a time, until just combined.
  • Spoon dough onto prepared baking sheets (about 1 1/2 – 2 Tablespoons for each cookie).
  • Bake for 13 – 15 minutes, until just slightly turning golden at the edges.
  • Remove from the oven, let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to wire racks (placed on top of wax paper), and allow to cool completely.
  • Prepare the Lemon Glaze.

For the Glaze:

  • Sift 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar into a small to medium bowl.
  • Add 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice, and  1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest.
  • Mix well.

  • When cookies are cool, drizzle glaze over the tops of each cookie.
  • Allow glaze to dry.

 

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Lemon Ricotta Cookies - A deliciously fresh recipe from Life With Lorelai. This flavorful cookie has a heavenly aroma. #Cookie #Recipe #Lemon #Ricotta
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Type: Dessert
Serves: 40 Cookies
Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups - Granulated Sugar
  • 3-5 - fresh Lemons (for 6 Tablespoons Juice and 3-4 Tablespoons Zest)
  • 2-1/2 Cups - All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon - Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon - Salt
  • 1 Stick - Butter (softened)
  • 2 - large Eggs
  • 15 Ounces (one container) - Ricotta Cheese
  • 1-1/2 Cups - Powdered Sugar.
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Line baking sheets with Parchment Paper.
  3. Zest the rinds of 3-5 Lemons (enough to get 3 - 4 tablespoons of zest).
  4. In a medium bowl, pour 2-Cups Granulated Sugar.
  5. Add 2 - 3 Tablespoons Lemon Zest to sugar, and mix well with your fingertips.
  6. Set aside and stir occasionally with fingertips. Allow sugar to become very fragrant.
  7. Whisk together 2 1/2 Cups Flour, 1 teaspoon Baking Powder, and 1 teaspoon Salt in a medium bowl.
  8. In a large bowl (or stand mixer), combine 1 stick Butter and the prepared Lemon Sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  9. Add 2 Eggs, one at a time, mixing slightly after each addition.
  10. Mix in 15 ounces (1 container) Ricotta Cheese and 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice until incorporated.
  11. Stir in dry ingredients a little at a time, until just combined.
  12. Spoon dough onto prepared baking sheets (about 1 1/2 - 2 Tablespoons for each cookie).
  13. Bake for 13 - 15 minutes, until just slightly turning golden at the edges.
  14. Remove from the oven, let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes.
  15. Transfer to wire racks (placed on top of wax paper), and allow to cool completely.
  16. Prepare the Lemon Glaze.

    For the Glaze:

  17. Sift 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar into a small to medium bowl.
  18. Add 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice, and 1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest.
  19. Mix well.
  20. When cookies are cool, drizzle glaze over the tops of each cookie.
  21. Allow glaze to dry.
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