It’s a new year! With 2012 gone, I have decided that this year I will make more time to do things that I truly love and enjoy. One of the many interests I have is baking with my little girl. I found this recipe in one of my favorite baking books, “Fun Stuff- 3 Books in 1: Cupcakes, Cookies, Silly Snacks.” This book has pages of sweet and savory recipes for children and adults. From Sloppy Joe Sliders to Rocky Road Cupcakes, each page contains easy to follow directions for every creation. The photos are big and colorful so you have a guideline to what you are making and what it should come out looking like! I’ve had this book for a few months now but haven’t had much time to appreciate it. This weekend I made “Marshmallow Ice Cream Cone Cookies” with Toodie in preparation for her birthday next month. My munchkin is going to be 4! I still can’t believe it. The pressure is on to deliver a dessert table of special treats on her big day. Of course, I attached the recipe and a few pictures below in case you want to satisfy a sweet tooth this week.
Home cooked meals are few and far between these days. With all of the fast food chains, TV dinners, and restaurants, we tend to forget how nice it is to sit down and have a meal at home with our family. It has crossed my mind, that at some point we just think dinner is too darn hard and too time consuming to take care of each night. Recipes can be over complicated, long, and boring. These are some of the reasons author Amanda Haas joined forces with Cooking Light to create the “Real Family Food” cookbook. This unique cookbook contains 150 recipes to inspire families to return to the kitchen table!
Tonight was “Savory Saturday” at my house thanks to the black hole of amazing-ness known as PINTEREST! Earlier today I came across a mouth watering recipe from a talented blogger named Jackie at Domestic Fits. Check her out because she has endless recipes from appetizers to desserts. She has inspired me to be creative in the kitchen and think outside of my recipe box! I followed her recipe for Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings with Red Pepper Dipping Sauce and hoped that mine would turn out just as delicious as hers looked! This recipe will satisfy your sweet and savory cravings. While the outside is sweet and crunchy, you will experience a spicy tang with each bite. These were so delicious! The best part was the crispy brown sugar coating on the outside. Looking for something new to serve on Football Sundays? THIS IS IT!
What You Need:
- 1 Box of Chocolate Cake Mix ( Eggs, Oil, Butter )
- 1 Package of Oreo Cookies
- 1 8 oz Block of Cream Cheese
- 1 Container of Vanilla Frosting
- White Chocolate Baking Squares
- Cake Pop Sticks
Eggplant was never a vegetable in my vocabulary or refrigerator. I have never been a huge veggie person and if I did eat them it was the basics- broccoli, celery, cucumbers, and carrots. This past year I have got myself into expanding my veggie consumption and my new found favorite is- the fried eggplant! Tonight we had Fried Eggplant Parmesan for dinner. I have to thank my mom for getting me hooked on this and it’s seriously GOOD!
Jalapeño Cornbread Whoopie Pies
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1/4 cup (packed) brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 2 jalapeño chiles, seeded and finely choppedContinue Reading