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May 27, 2011 2:38 pm
Patriotic cupcakes for a Memorial Day picnic!
To make these, mix up a white cake mix according to the package directions.
Separate the batter into three separate bowls. Dye one bowl red and one bowl blue, then leave the remaining bowl white.
I also flavored each layer. I used strawberry extract for the red, lemon extract for the blue, and almond extract for the white. No need to do this unless you’re feeling ambitious, though.
Layer the batter into cupcake liners and bake according to cake mix’s “cupcake” directions.
For icing, I threw some almond extract into some pre-made white frosting to frost the cupcakes when they were cool. Then I added red and blue sugar on top, and viola.

Patriotic cupcakes for a Memorial Day picnic!

To make these, mix up a white cake mix according to the package directions.

Separate the batter into three separate bowls. Dye one bowl red and one bowl blue, then leave the remaining bowl white.

I also flavored each layer. I used strawberry extract for the red, lemon extract for the blue, and almond extract for the white. No need to do this unless you’re feeling ambitious, though.

Layer the batter into cupcake liners and bake according to cake mix’s “cupcake” directions.

For icing, I threw some almond extract into some pre-made white frosting to frost the cupcakes when they were cool. Then I added red and blue sugar on top, and viola.

May 9, 2011 10:50 am
sunshel:

Spending the next 10 days transitioning to a 100% Raw Vegan diet. Thankfully, I can still munch on healthy, no-bake snacks like these when I’m craving something sweet.
Check out the recipes: Carrot Oat Bites and Oatmeal Raisin Bites

sunshel:

Spending the next 10 days transitioning to a 100% Raw Vegan diet. Thankfully, I can still munch on healthy, no-bake snacks like these when I’m craving something sweet.

Check out the recipes: Carrot Oat Bites and Oatmeal Raisin Bites

10:48 am
The Magical Chambers: Pumpkin Pasties

thehpfacts:

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 lb. canned pumpkin (or 2 cups fresh, roasted in the oven)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 t. allspice
  • 1 2/3 cups evaporated milk (1 can)
  • Pam or butter for greasing casserole dish
  • 9 oz. pie crust…
April 25, 2011 11:13 am
These rainbow cupcakes were easy to make! I adapted this recipe but used the baking instructions for cupcakes on the cake mix box instead.

These rainbow cupcakes were easy to make! I adapted this recipe but used the baking instructions for cupcakes on the cake mix box instead.

March 24, 2011 10:44 am
365 Days of food: HUMMINGBIRD CAKE

OMG, this looks amazing.

thebellyrulesthemind:



Last weekend we celebrated my Uncle Lenny’s 60th birthday. I don’t know where the time went or how he snuck up to sixty without me being aware, but with the grace of a good attitude, a kind heart and some kickin’ genes, he doesn’t look a day older than when he taught me to ride his ten…

10:41 am
Nom!
chelseaalysse:

This looks like heaven in my mouth right now *drooling* too bad it’s my no sweet week. Maybe I can just make it with peanut butter and bananas? Dangit I’m out of bananas…
Ingredients….
2 pieces of white bread
peanut butter
chocolate chips*
1/3 banana, sliced
butter, at room temperature
Not very healthy haha but a good treat for yourself I bet !!!!!
- Sophistimom

Nom!

chelseaalysse:

This looks like heaven in my mouth right now *drooling* too bad it’s my no sweet week. Maybe I can just make it with peanut butter and bananas? Dangit I’m out of bananas…

Ingredients….

  • 2 pieces of white bread
  • peanut butter
  • chocolate chips*
  • 1/3 banana, sliced
  • butter, at room temperature

Not very healthy haha but a good treat for yourself I bet !!!!!

- Sophistimom

(via simplefeasts)

March 8, 2011 10:48 am

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I made these this weekend. I love how versatile this recipe is. When I made them this weekend, I used a cup of dried cranberries in place of the raisins, and added a 1/2 cup of chopped dates. Then instead of the walnuts, I used a mixture of walnuts, hazelnuts and sliced almonds. They turned out absolutely delicious.

Source: My mom

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons Crisco
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together sugars, butter and Crisco. Stir in eggs, vanilla, and milk. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add to mixture.
  2. Add oatmeal, raisins, and nuts. Drop by large tablespoons on greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Cool 1 minute on pan, then transfer to wire racks to finish cooling.

Serves a LOT!

February 25, 2011 2:28 pm

Ice Cream-less Sundaes

I’ve been trying to satisfy my demanding sweet tooth without indulging in too many unhealthy snacks. I came up with the “ice cream-less sundae” to help with those ice cream and chocolate cravings without adding a lot of saturated fat and sugar to my diet.

Suggested ingredients:

  • A banana
  • Whatever fruit you have on hand - strawberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple, etc.
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Mini chocolate chips, peanut butter, flaked coconut, whipped cream - whatever floats your boat (I’d recommend going easy on these toppings and skipping the whipped cream if you’re trying to save calories, though)

Directions:

  1. Cut banana into chunks and place in a single-serving bowl.
  2. Top with fruit, syrup and any additional ingredients you desire.

Note: This is a great way to use up bananas that are getting just a little too ripe!

February 14, 2011 2:17 pm

Super easy chocolate fudge

In honor of Valentine’s Day! I made this last night and brought it in to share with my co-workers, and it’s gotten rave reviews.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 oz) package of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 - 1 oz. square unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Butter to coat pan

Directions:

  1. Coat bottom and sides of an 8 x 8 inch pan with butter.
  2. Pour milk, chocolate chips, and baking chocolate into a medium saucepan and heat over low heat. Heat and stir constantly until mixture is smooth (about 10-15 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Chill in refrigerator for 90 minutes or until firm. Cut into 1 inch squares.
January 16, 2011 12:26 am

Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate Pudding Cake

I tweaked one of my mom’s classic dessert recipes to make it vegan and add some kick. My brother-in-law liked it so much he went back for seconds!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • 3/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons baking cocoa, divided
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • Scant 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups hot water

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350. Blend flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 2 Tablespoons of cocoa in a bowl. Stir in milk and vegetable oil. Spread in square pan, 9 x 9 inches.
  2. Sprinkle with mixture of brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1/4 cup cocoa. Pour hot water over entire batter. Bake 45 minutes. During baking, cake mixture rises to top and chocolate sauce settles to bottom.
  3. Cut into squares; invert each square onto dessert plate or bowl, spooning chocolate sauce over top. Serve warm. Store in refrigerator.