As we are in the middle of the summer, the super hot weather we are having here is making the zucchini grow at a crazy rate. These double chocolate zucchini muffins are the perfect way to use some of them up. The muffin come out sweet and rich of from the chocolate and moist from the tender zucchini speckled throughout. Like most muffins they are super quick and easy to make and they freeze fantastic in a air tight container for a few months, but they tend not to last very long once baked.
There is nothing like a hot, flaky biscuit that almost melts in your mouth as you are eating them. The problem is, biscuits are very similar to other pastry dough like pie dough where you need to cut the butter in quickly so it stays cold to make the dough come out light and flaky as the biscuits bake. With the heavy cream substituting for the butter in these biscuits, it makes the preparation much easier and the biscuits still come out light and flaky like you want them to. There is zero fuss in these and the preparation is a breeze with the use of one bowl and is ready to bake before you oven is even ready.
During the summer, the last thing you want to do is be baking with a hot oven heating up your house to have a great dessert. These No-Bake White Chocolate Lime Cheesecake Bars are the perfect solution to eliminating that problem with no need for that hot oven. The cheesecake bars come out with a great mixture of sweetness from the white chocolate and tart from the lime juice and zest. These are perfect for the next backyard barbecue or just to enjoy on a hot summer day. The preparation takes about 15-20 minutes then let the bars set up in the refrigerator for couple hours.
Here in Minnesota, it seems like every barbecue or party, you will always see some type of bars on the table. They are very easy to make and are typically delicious. These chocolate mud hen bars don't have the best sounding name but they come tasting really good. They are pretty much a s'more type bar that has a cookie crust with walnuts, chocolate and marshmallows topped with a brown sugar meringue. The bars some out chewy and sweet.
Bread puddings are a great easy all-american dessert that is packed with a great rich flavor and the flavor combinations are almost endless. In this blueberry bread pudding, the great fresh blueberries are combined with a simple buttermilk custard that can be prepped and in the oven in less than 15 minutes. The oven does all of the hard work and comes out with a great semi-solid rich flavored custard and the bread is light toasted to a golden brown. Check out the recipe below.
The shortbread cookie is one of most versatile cookies out there. Shortbread cookies are found all over the world, a slightly difference in the preparation they all have that rich butter flavor in common. In these Hawaiian nut cookies, is the standard rich flavor from the butter along with the sweetness from the sugars and coconut flakes that goes great with the great crunch from the macadamia nuts. The recipe takes well under 30 minutes from start to finish and you will end up with 3 dozen moist and chewy cookies that your friends and family will love.
When most people think of scones, they think a dry and hard triangle that is lacking flavor and mouth feel. The key to making scone is very similar to making pie crust, you need to have the butter cold and well distributed throughout the dough to get that tender and flakiness that makes both a great. These lemon blueberry scones are tender and flaky and packed full of flavor. They are amazing right out the oven, and with making small batch of six in this recipe it is perfect since they all will be enjoyed most likely right away. If you have ever doubted scones, you need to try these!!
Spoonbread is a classic dish that has the flavors of cornbread, but comes out soft and creamy that is spooned from the pan and eaten with a fork. It is technically not a type of bread, but more of a corn pudding or souffle by how it is prepared by using eggs for leavening and structure. Spoonbread has a great sweet and savory flavor that melts in your mouth and can be served as a substitute for potatoes with any kind of meat or poultry.
A classic spring dessert is the traditional carrot cake. In these quick and easy carrot cake muffins they bring the classic flavor into a easy handheld breakfast that is perfect for any morning. The muffins come out super moist and packed with carrots, pecans and spice flavor. Then topped with a hefty layer of cream cheese frosting makes them a great treat through the day, especially for breakfast. The muffins can be frozen without the frosting wrapped individually or in freezer storage bags.
The Classic paring of orange and chocolate is really popular and common around the holidays especially when you see those iconic Terry's Chocolate Orange floating around. If you don't know what a terry chocolate orange is a chocolate shaped orange that if opened correctly it opens into a perfectly sectioned "orange" of chocolate. In these chocolate orange brownies, you get a similar flavor in a rich, moist cake like brownie. The brownies are speckled with pecan pieces and have a bold orange flavor which pairs excellent with the chocolate brownie. If you are not nut friendly, you can substitute with equal portions of mini chocolate chips.
Hey everyone, I am Dan and Live in Minnesota. I am here to show you the wonderful world of cooking and baking. As being a young boy in the kitchen to being a chef for over 10 years, I will show you the great recipes I have used over the years and what I do next. Please stick around and Enjoy!!