S’mores Truffles

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So tonight's post was going to be onion rings. Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I was seriously craving them this afternoon. Admittedly, I frequently crave onion rings. French fries are good, but onion rings? Totally blissful. But then I made a very mature decision. Instead of making onion rings, I went to the gym. I know, I know, I hardly recognize myself. Exercise over onion rings. I feel so virtuous about this I practically desserve ice cream. Moving along though. Obviously I don't have onion rings to share with you tonight. Don't worry, I didn't give up on them. I will be making onion rings eventually. But for now, I decided to share a fabulous little treat I cooked up … [Read more...]

No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Mousse Cups

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People often ask me where my recipe ideas come from. And I never know what to answer- no, I really can't answer. Because I simply don't know. Okay, sometimes I know. I mean, the Butterscotch Bundt Cake that I published in my column in Ami magazine was a dream I had during my commute home from work one day. Okay, so I can't exactly tell you where the dream came from, but it's something. And some recipes are carefully researched and created to fit a theme, holiday or inspiration. But this recipe came to my head, completely formed, in a split second. I was talking to my sister-in-law about dessert I would bring for a party she was making. She mentioned a yellow color scheme, so naturally my … [Read more...]

Mini Double Chocolate Trifles…and Exciting News!

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It all started about 7, maybe 8 months ago. It was at least a month or two before this blog was even a germ of an idea in the back of my mind. I had been baking goodies and sending pictures of them off to my friends. They liked my ideas, occasionally asked for a recipe, but they really weren't getting the full picture (excuse the pun) when they were seeing things like this: Almost too embarrassing to post, but I had to show how far I've come. I suddenly realized that learning more about photography, specifically food photography, shouldn't be too hard. I work at a company that is known as the go-to place for all kinds of camera equipment. Even better, my company is known to have … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Truffle Stuffed Oreos

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These started out as truffles, and evolved into one of the most delicious, easiest desserts in the planet. The truffle filling is a classic combination of two flavors any sane individual adores: chocolate and peanut butter. Stuff that decadent mixture in between two Oreos, roll it in some sprinkles, and voila! No bake, super easy and totally gorgeous. The sprinkles are great too. I made them for a party to celebrate the birth of my new niece, hence the pink you see in the picture. You can do blue for a boy, colorful for a child's party, or any other color/shape sprinkles that match your theme and or color scheme. If you don't have a particular color that works, use plain white- it fits … [Read more...]