Showing posts with label recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recipes. Show all posts

7/1/14

Adorable Banana Split Bites!

Yum - here is an easy & cool treat for a summer night - enjoy!


Banana Split Bites 
makes 12 bites
4 large, firm bananas
4 oz. semi sweet chocolate, rough chopped
1 cup vanilla ice cream (or your ice cream of choice)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon sugar
cherries
multi-color sprinkles
cherry garnish
Cut bananas into 2 1/2″ tall segments (roughly 3 per banana), trim the narrow ends, and leave the skin on. Quickly hollow out a 1/2″ circle in the center of the banana. Add a tiny scoop of ice cream into each hole and put the bananas in the freezer to set for 30 minutes. Note that it’s best to leave the skins on until just before dipping in chocolate. I removed them before adding the ice cream and the bananas browned slightly.
Either in your microwave, or in a double boiler, heat the chocolate until it is melted and smooth. Whip the cream to soft peaks, add the sugar, and then whip to stiff peaks. Set out your sprinkles.
Remove the banana peel, dip the bottom of the banana in the melted chocolate and quickly coat with sprinkles. Set bananas back in the freezer for 5 minutes until the chocolate sets.
Top with whipped cream (I piped mine on using a plastic bag with a small hole in the corner) and a cherry. Serve immediately.

1/21/11

Oreo Truffle Balls

These are THE yummiest treat I have maybe EVER tasted.  So I wanted to share!  They only take about 20 minutes (if you soften your cream cheese beforehand) to make and then an hour to chill in the fridge.  Anyhow... here is the recipe.



These are perfect to take or make for a party - they look & taste so gourmet. For Valentines, it would be darling to add a drizzle of red or pink chocolate on top... don't you think??!

2/11/10

Sugar Cookie Recipe


I spent 3 HOURS making sugar cookies last night!
But...it was worth it - the dough tasting, the frosting sampling, 
and the fun with my 4 year old!
So here is the recipe for YOU!

OLD FASHIONED SOFT SUGAR COOKIES
3 1/2 C. sifted flour         1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. soda                      1 square butter
1/2 tsp. salt                     1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar                     1 egg

Sift together flour, soda & salt.  In another bowl, combine remaining ingredients and beat 2 minutes.  Add flour mixture and stir well.  Roll out 1/4" to 1/2" thick (the thicker the better, I think!).  Cut into cookies and place on greased sheet.  Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes.  (DO NOT wait for cookies to brown before taking out.  This will make them too dry/hard.  My oven runs a little hot, so I baked them at 380 for only 7 minutes and they are perfect.  Just a side note!)

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1 tsp. vanilla
1 (3 oz) cream cheese
2 C. powdered sugar
1/4 C. butter

(add a little milk if you want to thin the frosting out)

Enjoy! 

8/26/09

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas

I found this idea the other day
and wanted to share it with you.

I have seen the big sugar cookie pizza recipes that you cook on a pizza pan, but I like how these are miniature.

Anything mini is just cute!

So here are the instructions for the easiest version:

Bake or buy your sugar cookies.
Spread strawberry cream cheese on top.
Slice strawberries, kiwi, grapes, etc., and decorate each cookie. Keep it simple.
Arrange your mini fruit pizzas on a pretty platter and there you have it.
Done.

Here is a recipe I found on another site that has a variation of the cream cheese topping. It sounds good, too.

INGREDIENTS

1 (18-oz.) pkg. (20 cookies) Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ Refrigerated Sugar Cookies
1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup powdered sugar
10 fresh strawberries, quartered
1 kiwi fruit, peeled, cut in half lengthwise and cut into 10 slices
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup fresh raspberries

DIRECTIONS

1. Bake cookies as directed on package. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.
2. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine cream cheese, limeade concentrate and powdered sugar; beat until smooth.
3. Spread each cooled cookie with 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture. Arrange fruit on top of each. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 hou
rs.


I think these would be so cute for a bridal or baby shower, your next girls night out, a little girl tea party, or just for a fun dessert for your family.

Happy End of Summer Party-ing!

1/7/09

Easy Appetizer Idea

Need a cute, easy, and YUMMY appetizer idea? 
Well here you go!

You will need graham crackers, strawberries, cream cheese and chocolate. Break the graham cracker into two pieces and spread cream cheese evenly over the surface. Cut up strawberries and place them on top of the cream cheese and then drizzle chocolate on top of them. Serve chilled and enjoy!

These would be fun to do for all you who are hosting or going to a party! Of course, you should come and grab some colored napkins from us to add a splash of color!