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.
As Cinco de Mayo is next week, its a perfect time to make one of most common snacks that is well saturated in the Spanish culture. The churro is a snack that is dough piped into hot oil and cooked quickly, typically in a long coil like shape the served with cinnamon sugar or chocolate for dipping. In these cinnamon dusted mini churros, they are made into short 3-4 inch pieces then tossed quickly in cinnamon sugar. It is a perfect snack for anytime during the day.
When it comes with candy, my favorite has to be gummy bears. They are very simple candy to make and most packaged ones you can buy are packed with refined sugars and corn syrups. In these fun and easy gummy bears, they sweetness comes from regular granulated sugar or natural honey which makes them slightly healthier and flavors come from your favorite fruit juice. The gummy bear molds are relatively inexpensive online or you can use shallow dishes and cut them into shapes to cut the costs if you choose.
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.
These Macadamia espresso cookies are crisp around the edges but soft and gooey in the middle packed with espresso and nut flavors. They are great treat for anytime, besides right before bed for obvious reasons. They are not the sweetest cookie, but with the addition of the drizzled chocolate helps balance out the flavors. They are a great grown up cookie to make that go great with a cup of coffee or milk.
If you are looking for a new and fun way to make chocolate chip cookies you got to check these cookies out. These raspberry and white chocolate cookies are soft, chewing and busting with delicious flavors from the white chocolate and fresh raspberries. Also the raspberries don't just add flavor to these cookies it also brings a beautiful red color swirled throughout the cookies. These cookies are very easy to make and can be made in well under 30 minutes from start to finish.
A classic style of cookie is the sandwich cookie which uses two cookies and fills them with variety of different filling. In the holiday season it tends to be two sugar cookie with a jam filling. In these blackberry walnut sandwich cookies, I use two buttery, nutty shortbread cookies packed with finely chopped walnuts then filled with tart blackberry jam between. Then finished off with a dusting of powdered sugar. Check out the recipe below in this post.
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!!