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12/12/10

TOH December German Chocolate Bars


Yummmmmmy! The hardest thing about making these bars was the wait time after they came out of the oven. These bars are super easy to make and really tasty. After they cool completely they cut nicely, so they could wrapped to give as gifts or to take to a holiday party.
Recipe hereThe only changed I made was substituting the butterscotch chips with white chocolate chip

Peppermint Biscotti


Santa is in for a delicious surprise when he comes to our house this year and tastes the delicious Peppermint Biscotti I found at the Taste of Home link below.


I even packaged some up for him to take home to Mrs. Claus!


12/11/10

TOH Gingerbread Christmas Tree


I had a great time making these Gingerbread Christmas Tree's. I gave one to a friend and we ate the other one. I didn't follow the directions and make the star templates but next time I will. Well, actually I went out and bought 7 stacking star shape cookie cutters. So, next year tree will look a lot nicer. I LOVE this Gingerbread recipe, it introduced me to a new spice cardamom. I had never baked with it before and it is a nice addition to the recipe.


Spice Out with Ginger, Clove and Poppy

12/5/10

Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes

I Love Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe-Joe's




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My youngest sons school asked people to donate desserts for the cake walk at the Candy Land Breakfast. I thought Candy Cane Cupcakes would be the perfect dessert, since they're simple, delicious and too cute.
I just used a Betty Crocker Cake mix because I find at these kind of events my cake box goes over better with the kids and parents. So here is my recipe
1 box cake mix (follow direction on box)
1/3 Cup crushed Candy Cane
2 Tablespoon Ghiradelli Unsweetened Cocoa
12 (split) Trader -Joe's Peppermint Joe-Joe's
I poured the cake mix onto the cookie and baked as the directions called for.
I haven't frosted them yet because I don't need to decorate them till Friday afternoon. I will add those pictures on Saturday.
I did taste test one of the cupcakes without frosting and it was delicious.

11/27/10

ToH "Thanksgiving Challenge"


I had to try this recipe from Taste of Home.
I used Ladyfingers instead of the Graham Cracker crust, I won't do that again. Ladyfingers are great for Tiramisu not cheesecake crust. And I decided to top the Pumpkin Cheesecake with Spun Sugar . It was easy to make and tasted really good.




Spice Out with Ginger, Clove and Poppy

11/26/10

11/7/10

French Toast Cupcakes

Recipe adapted from: Wilde In The Kitchen


12 slices cinnamon-raisin bread Loave of french Bread
4 eggs
1 ½ cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
dash of salt
1 teaspoon on cinnamon
I made a few changes because I didn't have cinnamon-raisin bread. I used a loaf of French bread and added cinnamon. I didn't have any raisins so I added some raspberries.
I doubled the recipe so I added 1 Tablespoon of vanilla, instead of 2 teaspoons.
Spray the muffin pan with Pam or any nonstick coating. Preheat oven to 375 F. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. I baked them for 20 minutes this time but will bake them 25 minutes next time.

Mix the liquid ingredients together and pour evenly over muffin cups. You can bake the muffins now or put them in the fridge overnight and bake them in the morning.
I will definately make this recipe again. I want to thank "Wilde in the Kitchen," for sharing.


This recipe is perfect for a fast and fun breakfast but I would never serve them for dessert.  I love making breakfast fun so this recipe is one of my favorites.


10/30/10

Apple Boat


 Easy
I had snack duty for my son's soccer
team and we were told we had to bring
fruit.  I wanted the kids to get excited when they got my snack, so I had to think outside the box

Ingredients
1.  Apples
2.  Berries
3  Chocolate syrup optional
Cut apple in half, hollow out the center.  Fill with berries.  It is that easy  You can change berries and add different fruit.




















I had snack day the day before Halloween so I wanted to make it FUN! I thought about Fruit kabobs (been there~done that). I wanted something different and new. Well, apples were on sale so I knew whatever I created would have APPLES in the recipe. I decide to scoop out the center of the apple, then coated the apple with lemon juice so it didn't turn brown and but berries in it.
How simple!

Well, I worked hard and hoped my apples didn't go unnoticed. The first thing my husband said,"why did you do that?" No one is going to like them, you should have just sliced the apples. (OUCH) Kick me in the knee's why don't you? Now, I feel embarrassed to pass out my snacks. The coach calls out snacks and I start passing them out and BOY~ the kids and coaches were so happy to see my snacks. The one coach kept randomly screaming "APPLE BOATS." So, now I am happy and know that this team will get some of my cupcakes for the Team Party.




I made one SWEET FRUIT BOWL~ chocolate syrup and powdered sugar. YUM YUM



10/29/10

Chili Lime Cupcake



My dear friend Suzanne recently gave me a couple Chocolate bars, I was so excited because it has two of my favorite ingredients CHILI and LIME. Yum~ I knew I had to make cupcakes!!! So I just made my favorite chocolate cupcakes and added the chopped up chocolate bar. WOW~ You could really taste the chili and lime. I liked it but didn't love it, my husband loved it and my friend thought it was too spicy. I topped the cupcakes with Martha Stewarts Dark Chocolate frosting (love it!) and grated chocolate from the chocolate bar.







Chili and Lime Dark Chocolate bar














10/28/10

Monster Cookies

These cookies bring back some of my favorite childhood memories. My aunt sent them to us in the mail a couple times and I remember feeling like we had just won the lottery. So, if you have some extra time and want to make somebody feel extra special, make these cookies and shipped them off today or tomorrow.















Ingredients

1 dozen eggs
2 Cups (4sticks) margarine or butter, softened
2 pounds brown sugar
4 cups sugar
1/4 Cup vanilla extract

4(12oz) jars peanut butter
8 teaspoon baking soda
18 Cups quick-cooking oats
2 2/3 Cups chocolate chips
1 pound chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
1 pound M&M's chocolate candies

I skipped the nuts this batch and added some CRUSHED Oreo's cookies.

Spice Out with Ginger, Clove and Poppy

10/16/10

Creepy Crawlers

I had the best time making these cupcakes .
To learn how to make these Creepy cupcakes watch these YOU TUBE video's with experts Karen Tack and Alan Richardson.

Witch's Brew

There will be a lot of blind, fingerless witches out there this Halloween!

Try some of my delicious Frightening Fingers .

9/25/10

Hi Hat

This is my "Hi~Hat," they look great and are so delicious.


Make sure you dip the cupcakes in the melted frosting with NO DISTRACTIONS.
I will definately put this recipe in my box of favorites.
Thanks for visiting ObsessedWithCupcakes,Rhonda

9/24/10

Candy Sushi


These little treats are sure to make every kids birthday celebration a hit. My boys love it and all their friend request it every year. I sprinkle powdered sugar on the bottom of the box so they don't stick .
This is my version
Check out these pictures by Elizabeth LaBau. She also has made step by step directions. I posted the pictures here but visited their site for more great idea's.
I love the presentation

My NEW favorite


For step by step direction click here.



9/23/10

PBJ Cupcakes

Too Much Work
Martha Stewart's Peanut Butter and Jelly cupcakes..

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup natural, creamy peanut butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Peanut Butter Frosting
  • Strawberry jam, for topping

Directions

  1. Make cupcakes as directed in Basic Cupcake How-To, adding peanut butter before adding eggs. Use sour cream and vanilla as wet ingredients. Once cupcakes are cool, frost tops with peanut butter frosting. Place a dollop of jam in center of frosting. Decorated cupcakes will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 2 days.
Perfect amount of Jelly                              
                                                                                                     Not enough jelly

Some of my friends love these cupcakes but I am not a big fan.
 I would rather eat a PBJ sandwich, less work and fewer calories.

Thanks for visiting ObsessedWithCupcakes,Rhonda

9/15/10

Smucker's Magic Shell

My Kids go APE over these Chocolate covered Banana's


Freeze the banana's for
1 hour before covering them
with the "Magic Shell."






Spoon all the excess
chocolate on the banana.

Sprinkle nuts over the chocolate covered banana's while the chocolate is still wet. They won't stick if the chocolate has harden.

If you don't like nuts try:
mini m&m's, marshmallows, or sprinkles. Use your imagination and have fun.


I put the banana's in the refrigerator for a couple miniatures to get the shell to harder.






9/12/10

Cupcake in a decorative tin

You can put anything you want in these tins but a Cupcake is always a nice surprise.




Don't open this can! You want to turn it upside down. Remember it should be the bottom side.
Wash can really good, and take the label off.


Make sure the can is dried out before you fill it with cookies, candies or even a cupcake.
This can of mandarin oranges measures 9 inches by 3 inches.

Use this glue or a glue gun to glue the lid back on.
Put the glue on the outter rim of the lid.
O. K. picture not the right direction (so, Rhonda) Put weight on top of can while the glue dries or hold it tightly.
Love this double-sided tape! It is the best MUST GET NOW~ If you don't already own it.

Oh! Very important~ decorate the can before you put cupcake in it!




Thanks for visiting ObsessedWithCupcakes,Rhonda

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