Friday, November 9, 2007

Pine Cone Upgrade

Pine Cone Cakes

Every guest gets their own individual cake.
1. With an oval cookie cutter, cut eight ovals from the cake (or cut ovals freehand using a paring knife). Trim ovals to resemble real pine cones, creating the pointed tip on one end and a rounded base on the other; round off corners and top with the knife so that each little cake further takes on a pine cone shape.

2. Once cakes are frosted, arrange sliced almonds to look like the scales of a pine cone: Starting at the base, set almond slices at an angle and with pointy ends facing outward in a spiral pattern. Decorate row by row, overlapping slices slightly. Cover entire surface. For snow-covered pine cones, dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Pumpkin Cookies

Yummy Chocolate-Glazed Pumpkin Cookies

Makes 3 1/2 dozen

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pure pumpkin puree
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

Friday, November 2, 2007

Coffee Delight

Coffee Crisps....

Coffee crystals actually go into these cookies, satisfying your coffee and cookie cravings at the same time...!!!!

ENJOY !!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Oh My Apple Tarts

All I have to say is ....YUM !!! This looks fabulous and I want to eat it right now. You ever wanted to eat something but wish you could skip the part of cooking it ?!!!!


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Creepy Cupcakes

In honor of Halloween, I have found some Creeepy Cupcakes....

Enjoy the day !!!!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Fondue Fondue !!!

An all time favorite, when you want to have a budget friendly starter. I just don't like losing my bread in the cheese, but it is quite tasty !!!
1 1/2cups diced process American cheese loaf (8 oz)
1cup milk
1tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1tablespoon Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1teaspoon ground mustard
1 1/2cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
1can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
1/4cup chopped drained roasted red bell peppers (from 7-oz jar) or diced pimientos

French or herbed bread cubes, if desired

A Woman With a Second Chance

Alida Riddell Begins Her Fight

This post has nothing in particular to do with cakes or cookies but I would just like to express my admiration for a woman who is going through the fight of ovarian cancer right now. She has a blog that she openly discusses each phase of her struggle and it would be great if you could stop by and give her some encouragement.

Thank You

Spooky Chocolate Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
I found this online company called Shari's Berries, who make the most creative themed chocolate strawberries for every occassion.

Click on the link and check it out ....ENJOY !!!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ( not ice cream though)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Use any type of original brownie and cookie mix to start , follow the recipe for the extras and there you have it.