Pumpkin Cookies With Carmel Frosting WARNING-These Cookies are Incredibly Darn Fantastic. Be Careful With How Many You Consume.
Who says you can't make pumpkin cookies in August??? I did, and they are probably some of the best cookies I ever ate. Enjoy!
So 2 weeks ago, I was in a baking mood. But I wanted to make something that would cool me off. So I opened my Oreo Sweet Treats cookbook that I got for Christmas and searched for the perfect treat. I found this one, made it, and they were totally good. My family and I enjoyed them for the rest of the week. So I decided to post the recipe from the cookbook for all of you to devour. Enjoy!
OREO Cookies & Creme Pudding Pops
Prep: 10 min Plus Freezing Makes: 10 servings
What You Need!
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) vanilla flavor instant pudding
2 cups cold milk
12 OREO Cookies, divided
1/2 cup thawed frozen whipped topping
BEAT dry pudding mix and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min.
CHOP 6 cookies; crush remaining cookies. Spoon half the crushed cookies onto bottoms of 10 (3-oz.) paper or plastic cups.
ADD chopped cookies and whipped topping to pudding; stir just until blended.
SPOON pudding mixture into cups; top with remaining crushed cookies. Insert wooden pop stick or plastic spoon into each handle. Freeze 5 hours or until firm.
HOW TO REMOVE FROZEN POPS FROM CUPS: Hold frozen cups with hands on sides of cups to warm pops slightly before removing from cups. To remove pops, press firmly onto bottom of cup to release pop. Do not twist or pull pop stick.
Note from ReflectionBlog:
If you happen to have just enough OREO's for the recipe, I'd buy more, because I used about 3 more OREOs when I made it. Have fun!
I made these with my friend the other day, and they turned out super duper good. Enjoy!
Link to website for recipe= http://www.girlslife.com/post/2012/06/28/Adorable-dip-dyed-flag-cupcakes.aspx
Summer is right around the corner, and one of the things I'm most pumped for is all the different new recipes I get to try out. I'll post three of my favs, and let me know in the comments which one is your favorite!
This recipe was found at http://www.girlslife.com/post/2012/07/30/Greek-pita-flatbread-with-watermelon.aspx
Watermelons are in season.......................................................................................................................
Greek Pita Flatbread with Watermelon
Heat keeping hunger at bay? Work up an appetite with your fave summer sweat sesh—may we suggest relays at the pool with your sweeties?—and then get your nosh on with this Greek-inspired flatbread. Lunch, ho!
4 wedges seeded watermelon
1 cup diced cooked chicken
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
1⁄4 teaspoon garlic salt
Dash cayenne pepper
2 whole pita breads, halved, or whole grain flatbreads
1⁄4 cup prepared spreadable herb cheese
4 large lettuce leaves
Place sliced watermelon on paper towels to remove excess liquid. Mix chicken, cilantro, yogurt, garlic salt and cayenne. Spread inside surfaces of pita bread halves with herbed cheese and fill each with about 1⁄4 cup chicken mixture. Arrange watermelon and lettuce in pita bread.
We've all been there. To that one fast food place where they have the saltiest fries, loaded burgers, and top notch ice cream. And you can have it all brought to you in under 8 minutes. Awesome, right? Well, only if you want to die at a young age of obesity. When going to a fast food place, here are some tips that will keep your diet healthier, even when you are in a rush. (That's why it's called FAST food)
1) When you are deciding what you want to order, by law the restaurant has to provide how many calories are in it. That can really help you narrow down what you want to eat. Just pick the ones with the lowest calories! That works most of the time...
2) Another tip is when you are looking at the menu, it really helps to get the healthiest choice, such as salad, over a deluxe double cheeseburger. I know it seems like common sense, but people tend to side with their taste-buds over their gut feeling.
3) Finally, your drink. It appears to be a small component to your meal, but it can play a huge part in calories. The only things in soda are artificial flavors, and empty calories. Empty calories are calories that don't give you energy, they give you body fat. So if you get anything at all out of this tip, it's to skip the soda.
All in all, fast food should not be eaten often. I'd recommend once a month. But if you truly have nowhere else to eat, these tips will help you survive ;)
By: RecipeNut at http://www.food.com/recipe/chocolate-fudge-cupcakes-22427
Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes
Total Time: 1 hour
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
These cupcakes are a chocolate-lover's dream. Their fudgy flavor is complemented by a light, delicate texture, similar to that of a sponge ...
3/4 cup unsalted butter
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
4 eggs, separated
1/2-cup all-purpose flour
1/4-teaspoon baking powder
1/2-teaspoon cream of tartar
FROSTING AND GARNISH
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped, divided
3 tablespoons whipping cream
*Heat oven to 325°F.
*Grease 12-cup muffin pan or line with baking cups.
*Place metal bowl over medium saucepan of barely simmering water (bowl should not touch water).
*Add butter and 6 oz chocolate.
*Let stand until melted; stir until smooth.
*Cool to room temperature.
*Whisk in sugar and egg yolks.
*Stir in flour and baking powder.
*In large bowl, beat egg whites at medium speed until frothy.
*Add cream of tartar.
*Beat at medium-high speed until soft peaks form.
*Fold one-fourth of the whites into chocolate mixture.
*Gently fold in remaining whites until mixed.
*Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling two-thirds full.
*Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
*Cool on wire rack 10 minutes.
*Remove from pan; cool completely.
*To make chocolate curls for garnish, line 4x2x2-inch mini loaf pan with plastic wrap.
*Melt 6 oz of the chocolate in metal bowl set over pan of barely simmering water (do not let bowl touch water).
*Pour into mini loaf pan; cool until firm.
*Unmold chocolate; remove plastic wrap.
*Using vegetable peeler, make curls.
*In medium saucepan, combine remaining 6 oz semisweet chocolate and whipping cream.
*Heat over low heat until melted and smooth, stirring frequently.
*Spread each cupcake with frosting; let cupcakes stand until frosting is cool but not set.
*Garnish with chocolate curls.
It's poll time! Which cupcake do you prefer:
In the Food Blog, there will be great recipes, pictures, and links on food! From cupcakes to my mom's homemade chicken pot pie, there's something for every girl's taste. ;) Food is also meant to be healthy, so there will be tips on how to have a balanced diet. When dealing with food, you can make it a family affaire too, so from time to time there will be food-related topics in the Family Blog, under The Everything Blogs.