Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Avalanche Bark

This recipe is wonderful if you are in a hurry! It's quick. No bake. Delicious. These ingredients (or most of them) are usually in my house at all times, so this could be easy to come up with on the fly! I can train myself to always keep rice krispies around! =)

Avalanche Bars Recipe Source
12 oz bag of white chocolate chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups Rice Krispies
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
lightly greased 9x9 pan

1. Grease a 9x9 pan lightly with cooking spray
2. In a microwave safe bowl melt white chocolate chips, stirring in 30 second intervals (to avoid burning) until melted
3. Add peanut butter to melted chips
4. Pour in the krispies, mix and then let cool until room temperature (approx 15-20 mins).
Don't rush! Wait!
5. Once it has reached room temperature (or you just cannot wait any longer) add the mini chocolate chips and marshmallows. stir to combine.
6. Dump mixture into the greased bowl and pressed lightly with the back of your spatula. (if you press too hard, the bars will come out on the harder side).
7. Cut into squares once cooled, serve, and enjoy! (you can place pan in fridge to speed along cooling process)

Panel Score: 5 out of 5 stars! Winner!
Baker Notes: VERY sweet, but still yummy! Extraordinarily simple to make! Moderate clean up!

Texas Wedding Favors

Congratulations Monika & Carmen!
Monika emailed me requesting 4 dozen Texas shaped cookies colored like the Texas flag! I made over 100 Texas cookies between Monika and Katie! Honestly, cookie sheets were everywhere! Her cookies are also for her out of town guests! I wish I had thought of something like that for my wedding!

All 50 were bagged, but only 15 are shown below

Texas Wedding Favors

Congratulations to Katie and Justin!
Katie requested Texas shaped cookies with the Texas flag design! I really enjoyed making these! These are going in her out of town guest bags for all the visiting wedding guests! Such a cute idea!
packaged and ready to go

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bridal Shower Cookies

Congratulations to Anne & Brandon!
My friend, Sarah is hosting a bridal shower for Anne at Driftwood Vineyards this Saturday and requested 30 wine bottles, to be handed out as favors, with ANB monogrammed with the year 2011!
(I apologize for the weird camera angle, a little trippy!)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Birthday Cake

Happy 18th Birthday Kristina!

This is a vanilla cake with chocolate ganache filling and butter cream frosting made for my co-worker's daughter!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Giant Daiquiri Glass

Happy 21st Birthday Katie!
Katie got a giant daiquiri glass filled with birthday necessities; a flashing birthday star necklace, a flashing pin if she cannot wear the necklace to the hospital tomorrow, and a pink, cliché, flashing shot glass! Also included are some of her favorite candies!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

More Bachelorette Cookies

red and black lingerie cookies for Lauren's bachelorette party in Dallas! Have fun girls!

Wrapped and ready to go to Dallas!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Your Turn!
Cookies 'n Cream Pudding

I am going to try something new. I will find a recipe to make for dessert (be that from a magazine, website, cookbook, or blog) and show you how to make it and give you a rating on it from my panel. Who will be my panel, you ask?

Well, to answer that you need some back ground! Michael and I moved into our new house June of 2009. Guess who moved in next door 3 months later!? Not one, but TWO Aggies! Justin & Katie (c/o '09)! Well, we immediately became friends and started doing weekly dinners. One week they make dinner and I make the dessert and the next week vice versa! We now have been doing this for over a year! In March we added a new couple to our weekly dinner, Ashley and Cory.

There ya go! Every 3 weeks, when it's my turn to make dessert, I will put on my blog a new recipe, directions, hopefully a few pictures and the overall rating from my panel of 5 judges!

So, here's to a first of many! Recipe Source

Cookies n' Cream Pudding
8 Oreo Cookies
2 cups of milk
1 pkg (4 servings) Jell-O Vanilla (I used chocolate) flavor pudding and pie filling
3/4 cup cool whip (I used light)

1. In a medium bowl mix together the milk and jell-o packet until thick (approx 2 minutes)
2. stir in 8 crushed oreos (I did this quickly with a zip lock bag and a rolling pin)
3. stir in 1/2 cup of cool whip, the rest can be used later
4. spoon into 4 dessert bowls (I had enough for 6)
5. Garnish with cool whip or oreo. (I used cool whip with some chocolate sprinkles, in a homemade chocolate bowl).

Panel Score: 4 out of 5 stars!
Baker Notes: Very, quick and easy to make. Maybe 10 minutes - total! Quick clean up!

Happy Baking!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Bachelorette Cookies

purple and black lingerie cookies for Katie's bachelorette party!
(The colors are a little off, they are actually purple!)

Bagged, and ready to go!