Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chocolate Covered Banana Bites

Are bananas and chocolate the perfect combo? Do you feel that frozen bananas are the best way to cool off on a hot summer afternoon? Do you think that sprinkles make everything taste better? Then you are going to love these Chocolate Covered Banana Bites! Today I stopped by to visit Mindie at Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo, and I brought these Chocolate Covered Banana Bites with me!
These little goodies are easy and simple to make.........
just make sure you make enough for everyone!
to get this fun and refreshing recipe .

See you there!

Thanks, Mindie!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Celebrate It Link Party!




Let us celebrate with you!
Link up anything you want as long as it is family friendly.
All links will be shared on social media throughout the week and the 
following week one or two will be featured.
The party begins on Thursday night at 9:00 pm EST and ends on Monday night at midnight.
So link up and have fun!

Celebration Cake!
To start off the party I made a Celebration Cake. I wanted to share this cake with you because it is my inspiration for this party. I make this cake when we celebrate something wonderful. Sometimes it is an accomplishment of a family member, sometimes it is a friend or neighbor. Most of the time I make this cake   full size, but this time the cake is a mini, but still as much fun! I think the colors are fun and happy, and they are appropriate for this fun and happy party!

Celebration Cake

 Cake
4 cups Flour
3 cups Sugar
1 pound Butter
3/4 cup Milk
6 Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
2 cups Confectioners Sugar
2 tablespoon Milk

To make the cake:
Beat the sugar and butter until creamy.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat together.
Add milk and mix in. Add flour and mix together.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until done.

To make the frosting:
Cream your butter to make it fluffy
Beat in sugar till fluffy.
Add vanilla and beat it into the mix.
Add the milk and beat 3-4 minutes.
Divide the frosting and mix the colors you want.
Using a Wilton #1M tip and decorate the cake as shown above.


Now , let's start the party!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Black Forest Bundt Cake w/a Cherry Ganache Topping/#BundtBakers

I love cherries, and I love chocolate, don't you? Which is why this recipe for Black Forest Bundt Cake w/ a Cherry Ganache Topping contains both items. This is my first recipe for a new group I am participating in called Bundt Bakers. I think the name says it all~we bake bundt cakes! But did you know that each month the cake contains a special required ingredient? Isn't that fun, and yummy?! You will get to see what everyone else made, but first, here is my Black Forest Bundt Cake with a Cherry Ganache Topping!
Black Forest Bundt Cake w/a Cherry Ganache Topping

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Chocolate Cherry Crostini

I just love fresh cherries, don't you? They are one of my favorites and this year they taste so incredibly good. I wanted to make something a little different, so I came up with this Chocolate Cherry Crostini dessert. The crostini are actually pound cake slices that are toasted, and then topped with an incredible cherry sauce, chocolate and a few other delectable goodies that make this the perfect summertime treat!
Chocolate Cherry Crostini

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Freedom Stars!

I love the 4th of July, don't you? I love the picnics, the family time, the games, the fireworks and of course, the food! But my favorite thing is that we are celebrating this wonderful country we are lucky enough to live in. So what would be better to eat on this day than Freedom Stars! They are red, white and blue rice krispie treats cut into stars. Simple, sweet and pure American!
 Freedom Stars

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Panna Cotta w/ a Blueberry Compote/#foodieextravaganza

Welcome to the Foodie Extravaganza!  
We are a group of bloggers who love to blog about food!  And each month we all incorporate one main ingredient into a recipe.  This month the ingredient is blueberries.  We hope you all enjoy our delicious blueberry foods this month and come see what next month's new ingredient is.  If you would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza.
We would love to have you!


It's time for blueberries, which for me, means Panna Cotta topped with a Blueberry Compote! I love blueberries and don't you think they are the perfect summertime fruit? Panna Cotta is easy to make, and the blueberry compote is just as easy. Plus, I used Truvia instead of sugar for fewer calories. The best part is that they have to be made ahead of time, so it is the perfect dessert!
 Panna Cotta w/ a Blueberry Compote

Friday, June 27, 2014

4th of July S'Mores

Looking to serve something special, but also a favorite that your guests already love? Then these 4th of July S'mores are perfect for your party menu! They are easy to put together because you make parts of the recipe beforehand, and the only thing to do before serving is to toast the marshmallow! Use a good quality chocolate for the ganache and a big star as the topper! Everyone will love these!



4th of July S'mores

Saturday, June 21, 2014

4th of July Pretzel Treats

 4th of July Pretzel Treats

I am visiting today over at Mindie's blog, Bacon Time with The Hungry Hypo. Stop by and visit and get the recipe for these festive 4th of July Pretzel Treats!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dad's Cookies

I was thinking about what kind of cookie is a Dad Cookie. I mean, there is really no such thing as a manly cookie~is there? So I thought about all the types of cookies I have made in my life and which ones the two men in my life liked the most and I came up with Dad's Cookies. There is no scientific evidence that states that these cookies are only for dad's, but I think he will love them!
cookies for Dad
Dad's Cookies

Monday, June 9, 2014

Beach Cookies!

How about a Beach Cookie to start your week and ward off the Monday blahs! Last week I was making a bunch of beach themed cookies when I came across some beachy cookies on Cake Central. I love to look at all the cookie designs and I fell in love with the pretty simplicity of this beach cookie. This cookie was submitted by Sassyzan. Well, Sassyzan's post sent me to Montreal Confections where she gave step by step video directions on how to make this cookie. Trust me, it is easy and simple to follow. You can use your own sugar cookie recipe, or use my favorite "go to" cookie and frosting recipe!
Beach Cookie