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Truffle Pie

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The layers of chocolate in this pie are mind-boggling. I make it for dessert whenever I have chocoholics over. Remember to start making this the day before so the pie can firm up in the fridge.

Truffle Pie

Servings: 8

TRUFFLE FILLING: 2⁄3 cup heavy cream1 9-inch prepared graham cracker crust6 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING: 1 cup heavy cream1⁄4 cup confectioners’ (powdered) sugar
WHIPPED CHOCOLATE FILLING: 1 1⁄2 cups heavy cream1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla6 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
GARNISH: 1 1⁄2 ounces milk chocolate1 1⁄2 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate1 1⁄2 ounces white chocolate
Directions:
For the truffle filling, in a saucepan, bring 2⁄3 cup cream to a simmer. Place the 6 ounces chocolate chips in a bowl and pour the hot cream over the chocolate. Let stand for 1 minute, then gently whisk until smooth. Spread truffle filling over the bottom of the prepared piecrust. Freeze for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, for the whipped chocolate filling, in a double boiler or a mi…

Homemade Yellow Cake

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Many people like yellow cake. You don't have to buy it in a box, you can easily make yellow cake from scratch.. This recipe makes a very light and delicate-crumbed cake. Great for making plain cake with a favorite filling, then frosted to suit your family, or left as is. A very simple and easy recipe.

Homemade Yellow Cake

Ingredients:     3/4 cup butter, softened    1 2/3 cups sugar    2 eggs    2 tsp. vanilla    3 cups sifted cake flour    2 1/2 tsp. baking powder    1/2 tsp. salt    1 1/3 cups milk
Directions:
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 (9 inch) cake pans.

Cream butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until well combined.

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk; beating until smooth after each addition.

Bake in prepared pans 30 minutes or until tests clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pans and let cool completely on rack.

Frost as desired.

Note:

To make your own cake flour, measure 3 cups plain flour into a bow…

French Strawberry Cake

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The French Strawberry Cake is really quite delicious.  I was worried about the genoise being dry but since there are two layers of strawberries and whipped cream it turns out perfect.  If you were to use a moist American cake it probably would end up mushy and overly sweet.  I made the recipe twice.  The second time I did not have cake flour and used all purpose flour with a tablespoon of cornstarch instead.  I can't see that it made any difference.  Also, the second time I did not sift the flour mixture onto wax paper but instead mixed them in a bowl with a whisk.  This also seemed to be fine.  The only change I would make to the recipe is to increase the amount of whip cream frosting that you make.  The first time I did not have enough frosting to pipe rosettes on the top.

Recipe >> French Strawberry Cake @ foodtasticmom.com

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Cookie Monster Cake

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Everyone has a cookie monster in their life. This insanely cute layer cake is the perfect birthday dessert for anyone who knows chopped Oreos makes everything taste a little better. Even though it looks complicated, any beginner baker can pull this off. Plus, the ganache topping hides any frosting faux pas.

Cookie Monster Cake


Yields: 12 servings
Prep Time: 0 hours 35 mins
Cook Time: 0 hours 0 mins
Total Time: 2 hours 55 mins


Ingredients:


For the cakes:
Cooking spray, for pan2 boxes white cake mix (plus ingredients called for on box)12 Oreos, crushed1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
For the frosting:
6 sticks unsalted butter, softened10 c. powdered sugar3/4 c. whole milk1/2 tsp. blue food coloringKosher salt
For the ganache:
3/4 c. heavy cream1 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chipsChocolate chip cookies, for garnishOreos, for garnish2 Milk Duds, for garnish



Directions:

Make cake: Preheat oven to 350° and line three 9" cake pans with parchment paper. Grease with cooking spray. In a large bowl, prepare…

Giant Valentine Cookie

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This chewy chocolate chip cookie, topped with smooth, rich chocolate, makes a decadent treat that says Happy Valentine's Day in a giant way..

Giant Valentine Cookie 

Ingredients:

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened1/2 cup packed brown sugar1/3 cup granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 large egg1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels, dividedDecorator icing (in tubes, optional)

Instructions:

PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease and wax paper-line 8 1/2 or 9-inch heart-shaped pan.
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup morsels; spread into prepared pan.
BAKE for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.
MICROWAVE remaining morsels …

5 Delicious detox smoothies to shed belly weight and keep you healthy

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photo:http://lifewithnature.com


5 Delicious detox smoothies to shed belly weight and keep you healthy



Who knew that eating fat could help you flatten your belly? Monounsaturated fats, the good for you fats found in avocados as example, are part of a healthy diet regimen that helps you to lose weight, especially belly fat, and keep you healthy. Those delicious, easy to prepare smoothies also combine superfoods to help you achieve optimum health.

Silky Mango
1/4 cup mango cubes1/4 cup avocado1/2 cup of orange juice1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juiceCombine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Brain health blueberry dream
1 cup of unsweetened frozen blueberries, thawed1 small banana1 tbsp of cold-pressed flaxseed oilCombine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Strong bones green almonds smoothie
1/2 cup almond milk2 tbsp natural almond butter1 small banana1 small handful of kale leavesCombine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Healthy heart c…

Pecan Pie Cupcakes

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Pecan Pie is the quintessential dessert of fall. Crunchy toasted pecans and buttery Piecrust Leaves enhance the rich creamy frosting for a cupcake you'll make again and again.
Pecan Pie Cupcakes

Ingredients:

Butter Cake:
1 cup butter, softened $1 1/2 cups sugar $4 large eggs3 cups all-purpose soft-wheat flour1 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 cup milk $2 teaspoons vanilla extractPaperbaking cupsVegetable cooking spray $
Pecan Pie Frosting:
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar $1 cup dark corn syrup1/2 cup cornstarch4 egg yolks1 cup whipping cream1/4 teaspoon salt4 tablespoon butter $1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Toppings:
1 cup toasted pecans
Piecrust Leaves:
1/2 (14.1-oz) package refrigerated piecrusts
Instructions:


    To prepare Butter Cake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately wit…

Lizzie's Coconut Custard Pie

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I've tried several cocoanut custard pie recipes and this one is the best.. This is a real old-fashioned recipe, they way custard pie should be without a lot of unnecessary ingredients.

Lizzie's Coconut Custard Pie
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients: 2 Tbsp    flour1 c    grated coconut1 c    milk1 pinch of salt1 c    sugar2 lg    eggs1 lg    egg, separated2 Tbsp    melted butter1 unbaked 8 or 9 inch pie shellnutmeg, optional1 tsp    vanilla extract
Directions:
Soak coconut in milk for several hours to make coconut very moist. Set in refrigerator until ready to use. Stir together sugar, flour, and salt. Set aside.
Beat the 2 whole eggs plus the additional egg yolk slightly. Add coconut/milk mixture and vanilla to these eggs.
Combine dry ingredients with milk mixture. Mix well. Add butter. Mix.
Beat remaining egg white until frothy. Brush this on unbaked pie shell. (This keeps the pie crust from becoming soggy.) Then carefully pour custard into unbaked pie shell. If you like shake a bit of nutmeg on…

Slow Cooker Sticky Caramel Pumpkin Cake

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I made a fudge cake in the slow cooker last year and can’t believe I haven’t made one since. It’s SO easy and an awesome way to keep the great smells flowing through the house, too. This recipe is perfect for Fall!

Recipe >> Slow Cooker Sticky Caramel Pumpkin Cake @ plattertalk.com

FRESH STRAWBERRY-PEACH PIE

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I love this pie! There is nothing tastier in the summer! I've never bought the store bought strawberry glaze. I followed the recipe from Joy of Cooking that calls for 3 c hulled and crushed strawberries. Strain and then add 1/3 c sugar, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp cornstarch (red food coloring if desired--I leave it out, but it does mean the pie is pink without it). Cook all ingredients over low heat until thick/transparent and cool. For the crust, I'll use a storebought one or make my own.

Recipe >> FRESH STRAWBERRY-PEACH PIE @ mamaplusone.com

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie

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Super impressive looking and surprisingly easy to make, this is the perfect summertime dessert. No oven needed!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie



Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 0 hours 30 mins
Total Time: 2 hours 40 mins


Ingredients:

For the crust:
Cooking spray, for pan24 Oreos6 tbsp. butter, meltedPinch kosher salt
For filling:
1 1/2 lb. dark or semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped3 c. heavy cream4 c. strawberries


Directions:

Make crust: Grease a 9" springform pan with cooking spray. In a food processor, pulse cookies (with their filling) until they resemble fine crumbs, then add melted butter and salt and process until combined.

Press mixture into bottom of pan and set aside.

Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl. Bring cream just to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high. Pour over chocolate; add a pinch of salt. Let stand 10 minutes, then stir until smooth and shiny.

Meanwhile, hull 3 cups of the strawberries. Leave hull on remaining 1 cup of strawberries and halve them.

Scrape …

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich (Authentic)

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Places throughout the rest of the Country that claim to make Philly Cheese Steaks just do not get them to taste the same, and one of the reasons is that they do not use extra-virgin olive oil. Anyone who says that Pat's and Gino's in South Philly uses Cheez Wiz, is talking about the way they make it now. The old authentic way uses Provolone Cheese. Also, using deli roast beef is the same as using top round sliced wafer thin or frozen Rib-Eye roast shaved on an electric slicer. We are talking about authentic, not the way they are made now. If you make any changes with the ingredients or the directions, it will not be the same. Make it EXACTLY as written here.
Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich (Authentic) 

Ingredients:

1 loaf Italian bread or 1 loaf French bread or 2 large hoagie rolls or 2 large sub roll1/2 lb deli roast beef (very rare, sliced wafer thin, or you can use a frozen Rib-Eye roast shaved on an electric slicer, wh)1 white onion (thinly sliced)1 green bell pepper (thinly slic…

PB&J with SB&G Flatout Wrap

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photo: flatoutbread.com

 PB&J with SB&G Flatout Wrap

Ingredients:
1 Flatout® Light Flatbread1 Tbs reduced fat peanut butter1 Tbs sugar-free jam2 strawberries, hulled and sliced1/4 banana, cut in half lengthwise2 Tbs low fat granola
Instructions:
Spread peanut butter evenly over entire Flatout. On one rounded end, spread jam. Layer strawberry, banana and granola. Roll, cut and enjoy!


original recipe: http://www.flatoutbread.com/pbj-with-sbg-flatout-wrap/

Revelatory Caramel Cake

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This amazing cake comes from chef Ann Cashion of Washington, DC, restaurant Johnny's Half Shell.

Revelatory Caramel Cake
Ingredients:

CAKE:
1 cup whole milk4 large egg whites, at room temperature2 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract3 cups sifted cake flour1 1/2 cups sugar4 teaspoons baking powder3/4 teaspoon salt1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons, softened3/4 cup heavy cream
ICING:
3 cups sugar3 tablespoons light corn syrup1 1/2 cups whole milk1 stick unsalted butter, softened1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1/2 cup heavy cream
Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter three 8-inch cake pans; line the bottoms with parchment paper. Butter the parchment and flour the pans, tapping out the excess.

In a bowl, mix 1/4 cup of the milk with the egg whites and vanilla extract. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle, mix the flour with the sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the butter and the remaining 3/4 cup of milk. Beat at low speed until blended, then beat at …

Chewy Coconut Bars

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This is an easy, tasty recipe that gives a unique twist to the typical cookie bar,, it's not a low-cal recipe, but it's definitely a yummy excuse to be a bit naughty!

Chewy Coconut Bars

makes 18 bars

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder2 cups packed brown sugar1/2 teaspoon salt2/3 cup shortening3/4 cup chopped walnuts3 eggs1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips1/2 cup shredded coconut1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.In large bowl, cream the shortening, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly blend in flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut. Spread the mixture evenly in pan.Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool before cutting into bars.



Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread

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So cozy and inviting for early fall breakfasts! About that French Toast…I bet this moist apple pie tasting bread would be divine in a French Toast Bake/Bread Pudding! Yum. (I’m hungry right now, LOL!)

Recipe >> Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread @ Wishesndishes.com

Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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This is and excellent batter. It makes a very light and fluffy cupcake with a hint of lemon flavor. I don't understand how others say it's very dense and more muffin like. They're obviously doing something wrong. In my opinion, the frosting has the wrong amount of added powdered sugar. I only used about 1 1/2 to 2 cups. Just added a little at a time after 1 cup until I felt  the texture and taste was right. 
Loved the lemony/tart flavor of the frosting its almost like the sour cream is in the frosting. I liked it very much. I also was able to get it a nice purple/blue color like the picture by adding 4 drops of blue food coloring and 4 drops of red food coloring. This is a keeper recipe that I will be making for my daughters bridal shower. You should compare other cream cheese frosting recipes to see the ratio of cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar to get it spot on. Great Success People!



My co-workers are still asking me to make these again and it's been months ago…

Frosted Lemonade

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If you love Chick-fil-A's frozen lemonade, you need to try this recipe.

Frosted Lemonade


Yields: 3
Prep Time: 0 hours 10 mins
Total Time: 0 hours 10 mins

Ingredients:
1/2 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice1/2 c. sugar2 c. water6 c. vanilla ice creamsliced lemons, for garnish



Directions:

Mix lemon juice and sugar together in a pitcher until the sugar is fully dissolved. Add water to dilute and chill.

Into a blender, add lemonade and ice cream. Blend until smooth and divide among 3 cups. Garnish with slices of lemon and serve.





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Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

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Ultra moist, super delicious banana cake from food.com. The cream cheese frosting is to die for. Best if stored in the refrigerator!
Banana Cake With Cream Cheese frosting 

Ingredients:

¾ cup butter2⅛ cup sugar3 large eggs2 teaspoons vanilla3 cups flour1½ teaspoons baking soda¼ teaspoon salt1½ cups buttermilk2 teaspoons lemon juice1½ cups mashed ripe bananas

For Frosting:

½ cup butter, softened1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened3½ cups confectioners sugar1 teaspoon vanillaChopped walnuts, optional

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 275. Grease and flour 9X13 inch pan. in a small bowl, mix mashed banana with lemon juice; set aside. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cup sugaruntil light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Stir in the banana mixture.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 1-1 1/2 hours or …

Coconut Cream Pie

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photo credit:http://dough-puncher.blogspot.com


Coconut Cream Pie

original recipe: Dough Puncher - http://dough-puncher.blogspot.com/2011/06/coconut-cream-pie.html

For the Crust:
1 1/2 cups flour2/3 cups shortening5-7 Tbs. cold water (or coconut water)
1) Cut shortening into flour, until shortening is in pea-sized pieces. Stir in water as needed, until just combined. 2) Roll out on a floured surface, and place in a 9-inch pie plate. Crimp edges. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, until lightly golden. Let cool.
For the Vanilla Coconut Pudding:
2 2/3 cups whole milk (1/2 evaporated milk and half water is a great substitute for whole milk!)1 egg1/2 cup sugar1/4 cup cornstarch (don't do the flour substitute, just use cornstarch)1/4 tsp salt1 tsp vanilla1 1/3 cups sweetened, flake coconut
1) In a medium saucepan, whisk together milk and egg well (so they are COMPLETELY) incorporated. Add the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cook over medium heat, whisking often, until thickened. Remove from heat and…

Best Carrot Cake

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Make this classic favorite for a crowd and you might not have any leftovers to bring home. Simply adding a can of crushed pineapple and the luscious Buttermilk Glaze makes this truly the Best Carrot Cake.
Best Carrot Cake

Yield: 1 (9-inch) cake

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons ground cinnamon3 large eggs2 cups sugar3/4 cup vegetable oil3/4 cup buttermilk2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 cups grated carrot1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained1 (3 1/2-ounce) can flaked coconut1 cup chopped pecans or walnutsButtermilk GlazeCream Cheese Frosting
Instructions:

Line 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside.Stir together first 4 ingredients.Beat eggs and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Fold in carrot and next 3 ingredients. Pour batter into prepared cakepans.Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or un…

Pumpkin Bars

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I found this recipe on Hoosier Homemade.  They are moist.  They are delicious.  They hit the spot..
Pumpkin Bars
Ingredients: 2 cups flour2 teaspoons cinnamon1/2 teaspoon nutmeg *2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt4 eggs1 can (15oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)1 and 2/3 cups sugar1 cup oil1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions:
Sift dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt & soda) and set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients, gradually. Mix well.
Spread batter in a greased 15x10x1 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely.
Frosting: 1 8oz. package of cream cheese *2 tsp pure vanilla extract1/3 cup softened butter1 Tbsp milk4 cups powdered sugar
Cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.  Add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.  Mix on high speed until smooth creamy.

* i added nutmeg to the recipe because…

Seven Layers Of Sugar Cookie Bars

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Seven layers of sugar cookie heaven, packed into one glorious bar! No need to hassle over cut-out sugar cookies since these pack the sugar cookie punch in a convenient cookie bar that everyone will love..

Recipe >> Seven layers of sugar cookie @ thedomesticrebel.com

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

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Soft, moist and scrumptious Vanilla Cupcakes filled with Salted Caramel, topped with Swiss Meringue Buttercream and finished with even more Caramel. The best cupcakes you can make at home!



Just made these as a thank you to the neighbors. The icing was time consuming but amazing and I will definitely use it again. The flavor of the cupcakes was good but it was a little dense. (It could very well have been something I did wrong) I think I would use another vanilla cupcake recipe with this frosting and the salted caramel idea. I did use my own caramel. These were very impressive looking cupcakes.

Recip >> Salted Caramel Cupcakes @ marshasbakingaddiction.com
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Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

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Snickerdoodle blondies + creamy cheesecake = MAJOR success. Don't worry if the top of the cheesecake isn't perfectly covered with cookie dough. It's meant to be a little bit crumbly. 😉


Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

Yields: 20 servings
Prep Time: 0 hours 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins



Ingredients:


For the Cheesecake Layer:
2 (8-oz.) blocks cream cheese, softened1/2 c. granulated sugar2 large eggs1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extractpinch of kosher salt
For the Snickerdoodle Layer:
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour1/2 tsp. baking soda1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon1 tsp. kosher salt3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted1 c. granulated sugar1/2 c. packed brown sugar2 large eggs1 tsp. pure vanilla extract1/4 c. cinnamon sugar, for sprinkling






Directions:

Preheat oven to 350º and grease a 9"-x-13" baking pan with cooking spray. Prepare cheesecake layer: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and salt and beat until combined.

Prepare snickerdoodle lay…

Unfried Chicken ( Ww )

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A delicious 'unfried' chicken recipe,that is so simple,and tastes so good that you won't believe that it's only 6 Ww points per serving.Also good for those watching their cholesterol levels! I usually use boneless chicken breasts,cut into fingers,to speed the cooking time up a bit,and make it more child friendly.
Unfried Chicken  ( Ww )
Servings:6
Ingredients:
1/4 cup reduced-calorie mayonnaise1 teaspoon Dijon mustard2 teaspoons grated lemon zest1/2 teaspoon salt4 drops hot pepper sauce1 (3 1/2 lb) chicken, cut into eighths, skin removed3/4 cup corn flake crumbs

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Spray a large shallow baking pan with non stick spray.Whisk together the first five ingredients in a large bowl,then add the chicken,tossing to coat.Put the cornflake crumbs into a large ziplock bag,and add the chicken one piece at a time,shaking to coat.Place the chicken in the baking pan,spray the top of the chicken lightly with nonstick spray.Bake until golden brown and co…

Glazed Lemon Cookies

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photo credit:http://www.marthastewart.com


Glazed Lemon Cookies

original recipe: http://www.marthastewart.com/315603/glazed-lemon-cookies

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature1 cup granulated sugar1 large egg1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Lemon Glaze:
2 cups confectioners' sugar2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest, and 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice until smooth.

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and lemon juice and beat until combined. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture.
Drop…

Healthy Banana Oat Cookies

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Many of the breakfast cookie recipes I’ve seen online will have your arteries completely clogged by the very next day.  I really like this one that I modified from the original to be fat free and have a little more flavor. You can also double this for a large batch.

This recipe is extremely healthy and easily beefed up with various add-ins to suit your preferences. It's also a great way to use up those extra bananas in a low calorie way and has absolutely no processed flour.

Here we go: 3 mashed bananas (ripe), 1/3 cup apple sauce, 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats, 1/4 cup skim milk, 1/2 cup raisins (or any other dried fruit you want to add), 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp Splenda , sugar or other sweetener.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a bowl really well. Let this mixture stand for at least 5 minutes to let the oats become good and hydrated. Heap the dough by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes and let cool.

Variations: …

Garlic Pesto Chicken with Tomato Cream Penne

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Garlic Pesto Chicken with Tomato Cream Penne
Ingredients: 2 tablespoon(s) Pesto2 Boneless Chicken Breasts1/2 bottle(s) Lawrys Herb and Garlic Marinade 3 clove(s) Garlic minced2 tablespoon(s) Pesto1/2 cup(s) chicken broth8 ounce(s) Penne Pasta 1/2 box 8 ounce(s) Tomato Sauce1 cup(s) half-and-half1 tablespoon(s) Flour as needed2 tablespoon(s) Olive Oil
Directions:
Cut chicken into one inch strips. Using same knife make slits into chicken. Pour lawrys marinade and pesto over chicken. Marinate over night.
Boil water and start on noodles.
Pour entire batch of chicken, marinade and all, into skillet and cook chicken fully (the marinade will evaporate/cook down)
Heat olive oil, cook garlic. Add pesto. Simmer in chicken broth until half has cooked down.
Add tomato sauce. Then add milk. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Toss pasta in. Add flour if it needs to be thickened.
Place chicken on top and serve.

World’s Best Lasagna

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I wanted to make my mother’s lasagna recipe for a party, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. She passed away 9 years ago, so I couldn’t ask her either. But I saw  this “world’s best lasagna” and figured this has to be close, since everybody LOVED my mom’s lasagna. Well, this recipe is almost exactly what I remember my mom making. A couple minor changes here and there (I don’t think she added sugar and she used half hot italian sausage), but I think just about everything else is the same..

Recipe >> World’s Best Lasagna @ cupcakesandkalechips.com

The BEST Caramel Pecan Carrot Cupcakes

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I have been testing recipe off the internet for years and this is the first time that I’m leaving a review (Hope I am doing it correct 😉 ). The reason I feel obligated to post a review is simply because these cupcakes were divine!



Perfectly moist and tasty cupcake with a superb silky cream cheese frosting. By far my very fav cupcake. I didn’t have a caramel sauce that was thin enough for a nice consistent drizzle, however I am thinking to try crumbed sponge-toffee the next time. Also I used one whole walnut half on each cupcake instead of chopped. I could not and would not touch the recipe for the frosting or cupcake – Perfection!

Recipe >> The BEST Caramel Pecan Carrot Cupcakes @ garnishandglaze.com

Fireball Apple Jell-O Shots

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We believe every good party has a Jell-O shot. Even (or maybe especially?!) family holiday get togethers. These Fireball apple shots will be a hit with everyone—friends, cousins, coworkers, Grandma. We only have one note from the Test Kitchen. Don't skip the lemon juice! It prevents the apples from browning while the Jell-O sets up in the fridge.

Fireball Apple Jell-O Shots

Yields: 48
Prep Time: 0 hours 15 mins
Total Time: 4 hours 30 mins



Ingredients:

6 apples, halved lengthwise, stems removedJuice of 1 lemon1 c. water1 (3-oz.) packet cherry Jell-O 1/2 c. lemon-lime soda (like Sprite), chilled1/2 c. Fireball, chilled 


Directions:

Use a melon baller or teaspoon to hollow out apples, leaving a 1/4" border. Brush cut surfaces with lemon juice. Place each hollow-side up in a muffin tin.

In a small saucepan, bring water to boil then pour into a heatproof bowl (or large liquid measuring cup). Stir in Jell-O packets until completely dissolved. Whisk in soda and Fireball.

Carefully pour mixt…

Hot Apple Dumplings

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Apple dumplings are probably my favorite fall dessert. My recipe is the one that my grandma used to make, baked with the dumplings swimming in a sweet, spiced sauce.  These are really surprisingly delightful! The texture of the crescent rolls becomes something entirely different during the baking process: the top gets delightfully crisp and flavorful, while the underneath side remains soft and mushy and more “apple dumpling-y :)
Hot Apple Dumplings 
Ingredients:
2 whole Granny Smith Apples2 cans (8 Oz. Cans) Crescent Rolls2 sticks Butter1-½ cup Sugar1 teaspoon VanillaCinnamon, To Taste1 can (12 Oz.) Mountain Dew Soda

Instructions:
Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.
Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour entire mixture over apples. Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with ice cream, an…

Orange Cream Freezer Dessert

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photo credit:www.tasteofhome.com

Orange Cream Freezer Dessert

Ingredients:
4 cups graham cracker crumbs3/4 cup sugar1 cup butter, melted3-1/2 quarts vanilla ice cream, softened2 cans (12 ounces each) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
Instructions:
In a bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Set aside 2 cups for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pans. Cover and freeze for at least 10 minutes.In a large bowl, combine ice cream and orange juice concentrate until smooth. Spoon over crusts (pans will be full). Freeze for 10 minutes or until partially firm.Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture; gently press down. Cover and freeze for up to 2 months. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 desserts (24 servings each).original recipe: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Orange-Cream-Freezer-Dessert

Fried Chocolate Pudding Hand Pies

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These chocolate pudding pockets will have everyone eating out of your hand!


Fried Chocolate Pudding Hand Pies

Makes: 6 servings
Ingredients:
2 cups half-and-half8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped1/2 cup sugar1/4 cup cornstarch2 tablespoons unsalted butter2 cups flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt6 tablespoons shortening, at room temperature1 large egg, plus 1 beaten large egg white5 tablespoons ice water3 cups vegetable oil, for fryingConfectioners' sugar, for dusting
Instructions:

In a heavy, medium saucepan, combine the half-and-half, chocolate, granulated sugar and cornstarch. Bring just to a boil over medium heat and cook, whisking, until thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter. Let cool slightly, then press plastic wrap onto the surface to cover. Refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours or overnight.In a large bowl, toss together the flour, baking powder and salt. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, mix in the shortening until coarse …

Apple Enchiladas

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There's nothing quite like warm apple pie... is there?  This  recipe is pretty darn close.
I'm too intimidated to attempt apple pie from scratch, so when I found this recipe, I was excited because it meant that I make a quick, easier version a bit similar to the popular pie.
Apple Enchiladas
Ingredients: 6 (8 inch) flour tortillas1/2 cup butter1/2 cup white sugar1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling 1/2 cup brown sugar1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup water
Directions: Spoon about one heaping quarter cup of pie filling evenly down the center of each tortilla.Sprinkle with cinnamon; roll up, tucking in edges; and place seam side down in prepared dish.In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes.Pour sauce over enchiladas and let stand 45 minutes.Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes, or until golden.Serve with vanilla ice cream.

White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

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I love this recipe! Instead of leaving them with just the powdered sugar, I like to enrobe my truffles in white chocolate. It takes a bit longer, but it’s worth it.

Recipe >> White Chocolate Lemon Truffles @ Omgchocolatedesserts.com

Lemon Butter Cookies

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Summer is the best time of the year, and during these cold winter days, sometimes it can seem like summer will never get here!  Citrus fruits are at their seasonal peak during the darkest and coldest part of the year (now), and these Lemon Butter Cookies are just the ticket to remind me that summer, okay spring, is okay weeks away.

Lemon Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

For the Cookies:
1 cup & 2 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
1/3 cup Sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon Lemon Zest, finely grated
7 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, cut into 1/4″ cubes
1 Egg Yolk

For the Glaze:
1 cup Powdered Sugar
3 tablespoons Lemon Juice, fresh

Directions:
For the Cookies:
In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar and lemon zest. Add the chilled butter and cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Add in the egg yolk and using a fork, stir until blended. Using your hands, gently knead the bough until it comes together and forms a ball. (Note: If the dough looks …

Copycat Dole Pineapple Whip

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This copycat frozen treat will make all your Disney dreams come true.

Copycat Dole Pineapple Whip

Yields: 4
Prep Time: 0 hours 10 mins
Total Time: 3 hours 10 min
s


Ingredients:
3 c. frozen pineapple chunks2 bananas, peeled and sliced (frozen)3/4 c. coconut milk1/4 c. sweetened condensed milkPineapple slices, for garnishMaraschino cherries, for garnish


Directions:

Pulse all ingredients in a blender until combined.

Pour into a ziplock bag and snip off a corner with scissors. Pipe into glasses and garnish with a piece of pineapple and a maraschino cherry.








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Garlic Teriyaki Edamame

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One of my favorite sushi restaurants had this yummy edamame dish, so I tried to duplicate it at home. I think I came pretty close..
Garlic Teriyaki Edamame

makes 4 servings 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup water3 cloves garlic, minced1 (16 ounce) package frozen edamame in the pod1/4 cup teriyaki sauce2 tablespoons brown sugar2 tablespoons rice vinegar1 tablespoon sesame oil2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Instructions:

Bring the water and garlic to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Stir in the edamame, and cook until the edamame are hot, and the liquid has nearly evaporated, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-high and stir in the teriyaki sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, and sesame oil. Stir constantly until the sauce has thickened and coats the edamame, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds to serve.

World's Best Mac and Cheese

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photo credit: http://www.marthastewart.com

 World's Best Mac and Cheese

original recipe: http://www.marthastewart.com/316867/worlds-best-mac-and-cheese

Ingredients:
Butter or vegetable oil, for baking dish6 ounces penne2 cups Beecher's Flagship Cheese Sauce1 ounce cheddar cheese, grated (1/4 cup)1 ounce Gruyere cheese, grated (1/4 cup)1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter or oil and 8-inch baking dish; set aside.Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Cook penne, according to package direction, for 2 minutes less than recommended on the package. Rinse pasta in cold water; set aside.In a medium bowl, mix together cooked pasta and sauce gently but thoroughly. Pour pasta into prepared baking dish; sprinkle with cheeses and chile powder. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Pineapple Pudding Cake

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My mother used to love making this easy dessert in the summertime. It's so cool and refreshing that it never lasts very long!

Pineapple Pudding Cake

Yield: 20 Servings

Ingredients:
1 package (9 ounces) yellow cake mix1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, well drained1 carton (8 ounces) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted20 maraschino cherries, well drained
Instructions:

Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions; pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in pudding mixture until blended. Spread evenly ov…

Apple Enchiladas

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There's nothing quite like warm apple pie... is there?  This  recipe is pretty darn close.

I'm too intimidated to attempt apple pie from scratch, so when I found this recipe, I was excited because it meant that I make a quick, easier version a bit similar to the popular pie.
Apple Enchiladas
Ingredients: 6 (8 inch) flour tortillas1/2 cup butter1/2 cup white sugar1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling 1/2 cup brown sugar1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup water
Directions: Spoon about one heaping quarter cup of pie filling evenly down the center of each tortilla.Sprinkle with cinnamon; roll up, tucking in edges; and place seam side down in prepared dish.In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes.Pour sauce over enchiladas and let stand 45 minutes.Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes, or until golden.Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Peanut Butter Oreo Chocolate Bark

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This has made several rounds at our house. Even my husband who is not a PB fan likes this bark. I had to stop making it because we would eat it so quickly! We did up the “healthy” quotient by using Who-NU, organic PB and 60% cocoa chocolate chips. Those things really don’t make it better but it makes you feel like you are eating something healthy! Such a creative idea..

Recipe >> Peanut Butter Oreo Chocolate Bark @ sallysbakingaddiction.com