Thursday, May 30, 2013

Patriotic Goodies

4th of July/Memorial Day

We were invited to a BBQ for Memorial Day. I thought it would be nice to bring some sweet treats that are easy to grab! My mom had sent me a recipe with Kraft Carmel Baking Chips Click here if you would like to see a photo of them. I did not know the carmel baking bits existed until she sent me a recipe from Midwest living for Salty Pecan Oatmeal Carmel Cookies (click for recipe).
These cookies are amazing! The oatmeal with the pecans and carmel throughout every bite brings SO much flavor to your mouth! 
I added  2 Tbs. of Milk to the frosting recipe. Also, I recommend melting the butter for the frosting like the reviews suggest. 
The brownies turned out great! The reviews were right! They are super moist. Not cake like. Not Fudge like. The added frosting makes them melt in your mouth!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Calling All Chocolate Lovers!

Choco Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate is awesome. Muffins are awesome. Having a combination of both will make anyone's breakfast perfect! This recipe creates a nice, moist textured muffin. Not too sweet. Add 2 tsp. of instant coffee or 1 cup of chocolate chips for a variation in the recipe. Also, I was able to get 18 muffins from the recipe. :) Click here for Choco Chocolate Muffins recipe

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Morning Berry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

Our two year old daughter's favorite color, and only color she can say is blue. Every color she points too is always "Bluuuuuuue!" That being said, these muffins were fun, because when she said "It's Bluuuuue!" I could say "Yes! You're right!" The muffins are delicious! Nice and moist. Almost taste like cake! The originally recipe calls for a variety of berries. I did just blue. But, the 4th of July is coming up and these would be great with raspberries for a 4th of July, red white and blue muffin! Click here for Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Banana's Going Bad? Here's a recipe for you!

Banana Cake With Jumbo Chocolate

B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Talk about a great recipe for your old bananas! I've got to tell you that I do not have a "go to" banana bread recipe. I have not found a recipe that really "wows!" me. So, this time I decided to make banana cake. This recipe did "Wow!" me. Very moist with cream cheese frosting! The recipe calls for an 8in. square pan. I used a 9x13 and topped it with the cream cheese frosting and added jumbo chocolate chips instead of nuts. Click here for delicious Banana Cake Recipe 


Monday, May 13, 2013

Did someone say Chocolate?

Double Chocolate Crumble Bars

This recipe comes from Waco, Nebraska. The subtitle says "These are scrumptious!" and I must agree. They have a light cake/brownie on the bottom with a marshmallow middle and a chocolate peanut butter crispy topping. The combination of the three textures is bombastic! 

The Original Recipe


1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup flour
2 Tbs. cocoa
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup nuts, opitional
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 6 oz. package of chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cup Rice krispies Cereal

Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla, mix well. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and nuts. Spread into a greased 9x13 glass baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle marshmallows over top. Return to oven for 3 minutes. In large saucepan melt chocolate chips with peanut butter. Add Rice Krispies and spread over top of baked mixture. Refrigerate and cut into bars. 


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Fireworks In A Night Sky Frosting

The BEST Brownie Frosting

Need a sweet fast? I have a recipe for you! It's quick, it's easy...what more could you ask for?! This needs to be your "go to" recipe! I love these! They are brownies from a box that have home-made frosting, making them taste like they are 100% from scratch! Super moist and fudgy. 

Bake your favorite brownies from a box, or if you are really ambitious make 'em from scratch! I used Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate baking mix. Bake as directed on box. Click here for brownie frosting recipe The key to this recipe is pouring frosting on WARM brownies. :) If you are using an 8x8 or a 9x9 baking dish make sure to half frosting recipe. The recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of sugar. I only used 1/2 a cup of sugar giving the frosting more of a chocolate flavor.