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Boston Cream Cupcakes – Yum! June 2, 2012

These were the best thing I’ve made in a long long long time.  I almost ate all of them myself.  Now that I’m admitting to that, I realize that I should probably not make these again for a very very very long time.  You should make these yourself and find out how delicious and easy they are!

 

Steps:

1.)  Prepare yellow cupcakes according to box.

2.) Prepare filling.

3.)  Once cupcakes are cool, use 1/4 teaspoon to scoop out enough of the inside to fill the cupcakes.

 

 

4.)  Scoop filling into a ziploc bag or pastry bag and fill cupcakes.

5.)  Smooth the filling on the top of the cupcakes.

 

6.)  Prepare chocolate ganache.

7.)  Spoon ganache over cupcake and use the backside of the spoon to create a nice smooth topping.

 

8.)  Refrigerate and enjoy!

 

Recipe http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2011/05/boston-cream-pie-cupcakes.html

Pinterest Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878456775/

Substitutions:  The original recipe says to cut the cupcake in half.  I was worried the cupcakes would slide around, so I opted to use 1/4 teaspoon to scoop out the insides of the cupcake and then fill.

 

– Lisa

 

Cake Batter Truffles – Yummy! May 5, 2012

I’ve had this recipe pinned for a long time, and decided to finally make them for a friend.  These were easy to make and delicious!  My daughter was able to help by adding sprinkles!  This is a great recipe!

 

 

Recipehttp://www.chef-in-training.com/2011/09/no-bake-cake-batter-truffles-take-2/

Pinterest Pinhttp://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878314694/

Substitutions:  I put in too much milk.  The dough wasn’t stiff enough to roll, so I added just a bit more flour.  Also, I did not add any cake mix to the white candy melts.

Time:  1 hour

 

These were awesome.  One thing I love to do with truffles is freeze them.  They make a great snack in the middle of the day when you a little somethin’ but don’t want to eat an entire pan of brownies!

Enjoy!

Lisa

 

Snickers Popcorn! Yum! April 7, 2012

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I saw a pin for Snickers popcorn.  Snickers are my favorite candy bar and who doesn’t love popcorn?!?  This recipe turned out awesome!  This really is a treat!

 

Tips:

(1)  I would recommend making it the day before you want to eat it.  If you serve this right after it’s done, the chocolate from the Snickers and melted semi-sweet chocolate gets all over your hands.  Also, the caramel mixture is sticky on your teeth.  I found that the next day, the recipe was much less messy and didn’t stick to my teeth as much!

(2) The recipe makes a ton of popcorn!  Half the recipe if it’s just for the family.

(3) This could be a good holiday gift idea for neighbors, teachers, etc.

 

Recipehttp://cookiesandcups.com/snickers-popcorn/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cookiesandcups+%28cookies+and+cups%29

Pinterest Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878174586/

Substitutions:  I used 3 bags of  microwave bagged popcorn instead of air popped!

Time:  5 minutes to pull out ingredients + 10 minutes to chop Snickers + 10 minutes to prepare caramel / pop popcorn + 5 minutes prep time + 1 hour 15 minutes bake time = 1 hour 40 minutes!

 

 

Easter Peeps S’mores March 26, 2012

One of my family’s favorite pastimes is sitting by the fire in our backyard fire pit.  Part of our fire ritual is making s’mores.  I saw a pin that used Peeps instead of marshmallows in the s’more.  Brilliant!  I knew my girls would love this idea.  I’m not a peep fan, myself, so I was a bit skeptical.  It turns out that they were really good cooked up and the s’more tasted just the same.  I have a Tupperware full of s’more ingredients on hand at all times since we make them a lot, especially in the summer.  The only ingredient I was missing was the peeps, so I picked some blue bunny Peeps up at the store.

 

The entire family loved this activity.  My 4-year-old enjoyed roasting the Peep (and eating them).  My 19 month old got a taste of her first Peep and she came back for seconds.  My husband (not a big sweet person) loved it, too!  Overall, I’d say these were a hit, and easy too.

 

Pinterest Pin:  http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878112967/

Link:  http://eclecticrecipes.com/peeps-smores-for-easter

Substitutions:  The link shows duck peeps, but I used bunny peeps.  I wish I would have gotten more than one color … maybe next time!

Time:  It only takes a few minutes to roast a marshmallow!

 

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet … A Favorite in My House March 20, 2012

Ever since tasting the chocolate chip pizza at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, I have loved loved loved what my family calls “cookie treats.”  A “cookie treat” is basically a chocolate chip cookie baked until it’s almost done, tossed in a bowl, and covered with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  I saw this chocolate skillet cookie pin and wanted to try it!

 

I followed the recipe exactly, baking for 15 minutes.  I even have the same 8″ cast iron skillet used in the recipe!  It was sooo very good.  It was very very chocolaty, so be ready to chug some milk!  I love that there was hardly any cleanup since everything was mixed directly in the skillet!

 

Recipe:  http://www.sophistimom.com/one-pan-skillet-cookie/

Pinterest Pin:  http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878090968/

Substitutions:  None

Time:  15 – 20 minute prep time and 15 minutes to bake.

 

 

Rainbow Jello for St. Patrick’s Day March 18, 2012

I thought this was so pretty and perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day project.  And oh boy, it was a time-consuming project.  I started the purple jello (bottom layer) at 9am.  The entire thing was ready to eat at 7:30pm.  I probably could have done it faster, but errands, making lunch, other fun projects got in the way of staying on track.  I will say though that you have to be on the ball to get this thing done in one day!  And, make sure to use the quick method (use ice) when making the jello.  The kids loved it!  My 19 month old devoured it!  It was fun to taste all the flavors.  My four year old liked “blue” the best!

 

Pinterest Pinhttp://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878075324/

Recipe Link http://glorioustreats.blogspot.com/2011/05/taste-rainbow-jello.html

 

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles March 1, 2012

These were delicious.  The recipe makes so many that I ended up freezing the remainder.  These were awesome to pull out of the freezer for a quick fix!  Really tasty!

 

Pinterest Pin:  http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727877984770/

 

Recipe:  http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/02/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-truffles.html

 

Time:  Time consuming!  The dough was quick to make; however, there is 1.5 hours of “waiting time” in this recipe (1 hour to chill the dough and 1/2 hour once you roll the truffles).  Also, it took awhile to dip all the truffles.

 

Substitutions:  I started using toothpicks to dip, but it wasn’t working out so well, so I ended up just dropping the truffles in and removing with a fork.  Even though they didn’t look too pretty, they were still really really good!  Also, I melted the chocolate in the microwave and transferred it to  a mini crock pot to keep the chocolate warm.

 

Chocolate Chip Truffle Dough

Rolled Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles

Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles