Sep 172014
 
Coffee + Ice Cream = One Tasty Treat

It’s getting hotter outside and sometimes, you just don’t want to settle for a fruity Popsicle. Perhaps you’d like to combine your love of coffee with a frozen dessert. If this is the case, you may want to consider making coffee-flavored ice cream sandwiches. Below you will find a recipe for this unique ice cream treat. Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches (this recipe makes 8 servings) Ingredients 4 ounces butter or margarine (room temperature) 2 ounces caster sugar 2 tablespoons instant coffee 4 ounces flour 16 ounces coffee ice cream 2 tablespoons cocoa powder Icing Sugar Directions 1) Lightly grease 2 [read more...]

Feb 132012
 
Chocolate Brulees Dessert Recipe

Recipe and image courtesy of our friends at Pillsbury.com. INGREDIENTS: 2 containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Thick & Creamy French vanilla yogurt 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips 2 teaspoons fat-free half-and-half 6 raspberries DIRECTIONS: 1. Spoon 1 container yogurt into each of two 6-oz brulee dishes or small custard cups. 2. Place chocolate chips and half-and-half in small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 15 to 20 seconds; stir until smooth. Spread over top of each dish of yogurt in thin layer. 3. Refrigerate brulees until chocolate hardens, about 15 minutes. Top with raspberries.

Jan 082012
 
National Pie Day and Laura’s Sticky Toffee Pudding Apple Pie Recipe

Throwing a pie baking – and pie tasting – party for friends or coworkers, or to raise money for a favorite charity, are all delicious ways to celebrate National Pie Day on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Why is National Pie Day celebrated on Jan. 23 or 1/23? Because celebrating the wholesome goodness of pie is as easy as 1-2-3! Bakers of all skill levels are invited to enter the 18th Annual APC/Crisco® National Pie Championships® to be held April 27-29, 2012 in Orlando. Entry forms will be posted soon at www.piecouncil.org. Those who prefer to appreciate the nuances of pie [read more...]

Nov 242011
 
Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies 1 container (16 oz) chocolate creamy frosting Candy corn Orange decorating icing Black decorating gel Miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits DIRECTIONS 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Bake cookies as directed on roll. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. 2. Spoon chocolate frosting into resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut small hole in bottom corner of bag. On each cookie, pipe frosting on outer edge of half of cookie. Arrange candy corn over frosting for feathers. 3. Pipe orange icing onto each cookie to resemble turkey face and feet. Use orange icing [read more...]

Nov 092011
 
Poppin' Fresh Citrus-Glaze Crullers Recipe

This recipe is courtesy of Pillsbury.com. INGREDIENTS Rolls 1/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, melted 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 can (11 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated bread sticks Glaze 2/3 cup powdered sugar 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel 1 tablespoon orange juice 1 teaspoon lemon juice DIRECTIONS 1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper, or spray with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Place melted butter in shallow dish. Place granulated sugar in another shallow dish. 2. Unroll dough; separate into breadsticks. Dip both sides of each breadstick in butter; coat with sugar. [read more...]

Oct 312011
 
Ideas for Pineapple Desserts

Whether you’re planning a luau party or feeling a little tropical, the pineapple is an ideal fruit choice for dessert. With a great deal of juiciness, pineapples provide a flavorful balance of sweetness and tartness. Pineapples are available all year round in the grocery store, but the peak season runs from March through June. To enjoy a tropical sweet treat, you can start by adding pineapple topping to a banana split or consider one of the following ideas for pineapple desserts. Pineapple Cakes A favorite cake for pineapple lovers is the Pineapple Upside Down Cake, which is made in a [read more...]

Sep 222011
 
5 Very Cherry Dessert Ideas

Cherries aren’t just for topping ice cream sundaes – the colorful burst of red that the fruit delivers can create deliciously eye-catching desserts. Yes, cherry desserts go beyond the vibrant hue that peeks through a slice of cherry pie, as you will see with the following dessert ideas for cherries. 1. Cherry Clafoutis Bring the taste of the French country to your table with cherry clafoutis (or clafouti). Tradition calls for the first cherries of the season with fruit that is left unpitted. This way, the natural almond flavor is released when baking. Today, using pitted cherries makes it easier [read more...]

Everything Pumpkin

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Sep 202011
 
Everything Pumpkin

The season of fall rolls in and pumpkin treats are number one on the list. From the typical pumpkin pies, spiced teas, and even a muffin surprise. PUMPKIN PIES Pumpkin pies are always in the grocery stores and especially bakeries. These pies are soft and sweet. Warming it up in the oven makes it seem like it was just freshly baked in your very own kitchen. Of course, you can add a few semi homemade touches. Add a a sprinkling of cinnamon, melted marshmallows, and a scoop of whip cream. This makes a good dessert fantastic! SPICED PUMPKIN TEAS A [read more...]