Friday, February 27, 2009


The first 3 people to respond to this post will get something made by me!
My choice.
For you.
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It'll be done this year.
4- You have no clue what it's going to be.
5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
The catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 3 people who do the same on your blog.
The first 3 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a
FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!
Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it! Who's in?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fruit Pizza...A Perfect Spring Dessert

This is one of those desserts that I absolutely love, but have never made before. As I was grocery shopping the other day, I came across a display of blueberries and strawberries on sale. I couldn't pass up a good deal on such delicacies. So, thus came the FRUIT PIZZA!

This was such an easy treat to make. A simple sugar cookie dough created the base. And it was topped with a cream cheese frosting. After a little slicing, I loaded all the fruit on. Mmmm......

I will definitely be earning "Brownie Points" (or should I say "Pizza Points") with the family tonight.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

I found a blog that I really enjoy reading on a regular basis. It is On her blog, Bakerella offers a lot of cute, fun, and delicious recipe ideas for others to try. I saw this recipe and had to give it a try.

You simply make your favorite brownie recipe, and your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Take big spoonfuls of the cookie dough and press it into the brownie batter. Looking good, right? Oh, it gets even better.

After they bake, you need to let them cool completely. Then pour on some chocolate ganache. (I will include my chocolate ganache recipe at the bottom of this post)

You need to allow the chocolate ganache some time to set up before you cut into it. I know, you need a lot of patience! But it is all worth it in the end. Mmmmmm.......

Don't they look AWESOME? They were fun to make, and they taste great too.

Chocolate Ganache Recipe
8 oz. Semi Sweet Chocolate (I used semi sweet chocolate chips)
3/4 Cup Heavy whipping cream
2 Tablespoons Butter
1/2 t. vanilla (optional)

Bring the whipping cream and butter to a boil over medium heat. Pour over the chocolate in a bowl. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Whisk until blended and creamy. Pour over your brownies, or whatever dessert you are making. Let it set up and you are good to go. This recipe can also be used to make chocolate truffles.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine Mint Brownie Bites

I made these Mint Brownie Bites to give out to friends and family for Valentine's Day. I started by making brownies in mini muffin tins. Next I made a buttercream frosting and added pink food coloring and a drop of mint extract. I topped off the treat with a heart-shaped Dove chocolate. Simple and Delicious!

Give this treat a try, and let me know what you think. Also, if you have some good Valentine's Day treat ideas of your own, I would love to hear about them. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Dad's Favorite Cake To Make

Jim loves to make the kids his famous Ice Cream Cake for their birthdays! It seems to be the favorite dessert at our house. He starts with just a brick of ice cream, and tops it with bananas, scoops of more ice cream, whipping cream, and any kind of topping you can think of. With this cake, you have to sing "Happy Birthday" and blow out the candles really fast. Otherwise you end up with Birthday Soup. What a delicious treat!