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.
Brownie are the one of the most common desserts that can be loved at any time and these caramel turtle brownies are to die for delicious. These caramel turtle brownies are soft and gooey, packed with a rich chocolate flavor, filled with fresh homemade caramel and topped with crunchy pecan pieces. If the caramel making processed seems hard, don't worry it is really simple as long as you keep an eye on it and is totally worth it at the end. Check out the recipe below in this post.
As December is just around the corner, it is the time when cookies are all of the rage with different cookie exchanges and activities that families do together. These double chocolate mint cookies have a great soft and chewy texture and back with a rich chocolate and cool mint flavor. The cookies will stay soft for several days if covered up tight, must of the times they don't stick around to long however. The cookie dough freezes great in little dough balls that can bake anytime. Check out the recipe below in the post.
As the holiday season is slowly creeping toward us, we will find our self involved in work potlucks and large family event. Most of the time you need a tasty easy dish you can bring with you. These apple streusel are very easy to make and require no par-baking of the cookie crust which makes preparation very quick. The bars have a great spiced apple flavor that is very tender and has a great crunch with the cookie crust and streusal topping that gets golden brown in the oven. This is a great change to the normal apple crisp. Check out the recipe below in this post.
As from Minnesota, we are a big art of the discovering different kinds of apples especially for northern climates. The most popular is the Honeycrisp, but almost every one is great flavored apple. The best Minnesota apples to bake with are haralson and zestar. This apple upside-down bread is a fantastic apple dish. It can make a great breakfast but also can make a great dessert warm with a side of cold vanilla ice cream. The apples come out caramelized and the sugary glaze hardens slightly when it cools and covers all the sides as you flip it over onto a dish. Check out the recipe below in 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!!