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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

From Your Kitchen To Mine: Recipes 31-35

It's that time of the week again!  It's time to share 5 new recipes from 5 different blogs.  What makes this week even more exciting is that you all helped d me choose the theme for the recipes.  This week, I focused on all desserts.  Yummy!

Scott and I don't eat a lot of sweets but when we do, we mostly enjoy them outside of our home.  Needless to say, I looked for as many ways as possible to share these treats with others. For those of you who follow my Facebook page, you may remember reading a post last week about how thankful I was to have friends to share these desserts with...let's just say, my hips are even more thankful! 

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Mini Snickers Caramel Cheesecakes 

I found this little dessert floating around Pinterest.  When I clicked on the picture, it lead me to Six Sisters' Stuff.  This dessert contains some of my favorite sugary treats rolled up in one:  snickers + cheesecake.  Seeing that they were mini desserts made them even more appealing.  The recipe wasn't difficult at all.   In fact, I think the hardest part was chopping up the snickers and trying to avoid eating them--and keeping Scott at bay.  Scott and I each enjoyed one, and I shared the rest of these tasty treats with some ladies at a book club I attend; they were a hit!  A huge thanks to the Six Sisters for sharing this recipe and I'd also like to thank Picky Palate for supplying the original recipe!
Click here for the recipe.


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Buttery Crisp Snickerdoodles
When I saw the link on the Six Sisters' Stuff page for Picky Palate, I decided to follow it and see what other tasty treats Jenny was sharing at her spot.  Whoah...snickerdoodles!  There was a time in my life when snickerdoodle cookies were the only cookies I would go ga-ga over.  When I saw this recipe, I had flashback to that stage of my life and my taste buds returned there in an instant.  This recipe was super easy to follow; I whipped these cookies up in no time.  I did, however, halve everything in the recipe because I didn't have a lot of people to share the loot with and didn't want all of that temptation for myself or Scott.  Because I tried to cut everything in half (not completely successfully), my cookies may have come out a little flat.  BUT, they were super tasty, crisp and soft at the same time.  Delicious!  Thanks, Jenny!

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Easy Refrigerator Pumpkin Cheesecake

I found this recipe at  Ezra Pound Cake.  Boy, with all of these cheesecake recipes, some of you may think I have a problem.  Just wait, there's one more in this line-up.  Three things caught my attention when I read the title of the dessert:  'easy', 'pumpkin', and (you guessed it ) 'cheesecake'.  This recipe was certainly easy.  The only thing is, I think I my have added a little too much pumpkin (more than the recipe really called for), but it still tasted great!  I shared this yummy dessert with some ladies at Bible study and, like me, they loved it!  Thank you, Rebecca, for sharing this!
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Cherry Crisp in a Jar
 
This recipe came from My Kitchen Addiction as shared by Jamie at My Baking Addiction.  I also found this dessert floating on Pinterest.  The picture looked so good, that I decided find the source.  My favorite part of the recipe was realizing that I had almost all of the ingredients on hand (all except the cherry filling); it made my life a little easier.  It took about 10 minutes, at the most, to get everything mixed up, fill the jars, and get them in the oven.  The result?  Tastiness!  I didn't have vanilla ice cream in the freezer, but I may have to take Jamie up on that suggestion next time.  Thank you Jamie & Jen for sharing this recipe!


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Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars
 
Singing with Birds also supplied a winning combination for a delicious dessert:  creme brulee + cheesecake.  Holy cow!  I think I could end my description right there.  These things were amazing and everyone I shared them with at a fellowship dinner thought so too.  The entire dessert was relatively easy to produce, I mean, even I could do it.  If you look at the picture Renee supplies with the recipe, you'll probably notice that our pictures look very different.  I had a hard time finding toffee to put on top of the bars so I used chopped up pieces of butterscotch, and even then they weren't chopped up all the way.  Regardless, the dessert still came out beautifully and all who partook enjoyed!  Thanks so much, Renee!

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Homemade Coffee Ice Cream

The ingredients of this recipe came from my sister-in-law, Kelly.  Up until this point, I've only attempted to make homemade ice cream in our maker once before and I neglected some key points (i.e. freezing the bowls before use...I was completely foreign to all of this domestic stuff then) so my product fell a bit short--or should I say "soggy"?  Anyway, I used the instruction manual/recipe booklet that came with our maker this time (it's amazing how much that little manual can help when you read it) and found some steps that seemed to work for me.  After you read the steps, let me know if you would change the steps...I'd love to learn!

Ingredients: 
  • 2.5 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3 small Starbucks instant Via packs (I used the caramel flavored kind)

Steps: 
  • In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer or whisk to combine the milk, sugar, and coffee powder until the sugar and coffee are dissolved (appx 1-2 minutes on low)
  • Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla
  • Turn on ice cream maker and pour mixture into the freezer bowl
  • Let mix until thickened, about 25-30 minutes
  • If desired, transfer ice cream to an airtight container and put in freezer until it has reached the desired firmness
  • Enjoy! 
Recipe Courtesy of Kelly H. 


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I hope you all enjoyed this week's recipes  ~From Your Kitchen To Mine~!  35 Complete- 65 left!
 I'll be back with 5 new recipes next week.  Stay tuned!


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6 comments:

  1. These look sooo good, I can't decide between the cherry crisp and coffee ice cream-which one I should try first?? Yummy!!

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  2. oh my goodness...maybe next time you can send me some of the goodies in the mail:-)

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  3. Oh yummy -- totally desserts today!! The Cherry Crisp in a jar looked very good, as did the Snickerdoodles! :)

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  4. Now you are making me craving something sweet and delicious like these desserts! Those cheesecake bites look amazing!!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  5. You are getting so good at photographing good! You need to do a tip post about that!

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  6. Everything looks amazing!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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