Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Raspberry Whipped Cream

I have used this as a topper for cheesecake with oreo cookie crust.
I have used this as frosting on chocolate chocolate chip cupcakes.
I could eat this right out of the bowl.

1C heavy whipping cream
1/2C raspberry preserves (with or without seeds, up to you!)
2tbs sugar

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk cream & sugar until peaks begin to form. (I used my KitchenAid stand mixer).
  2. Add preserves.
  3. Whisk for 2-3 minutes until well combined and well whipped.
  4. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I found this recipe on Pinterest and made it for our Superbowl party.
I had way too many of them...they are delicious.

32 caramel squares, unwrapped
1/2C heavy cream
3/4C butter, melted
3/4C brown sugar
1C flour
1C old-fashioned oats
1 tsp baking soda
3/4C semi-sweet chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine caramels and heavy cream in small saucepan over low heat, stir until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, flour, oats, & baking soda.
  4. Press 1/2 of the oatmeal mixture into an 8x8 pan.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over crust.
  7. Pour caramel over chocolate chips.
  8. Crumble the remaining oatmeal mixture over the caramel.
  9. Bake for 18 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.
  11. Enjoy!

Bacon Cheese Dip

I found this recipe on Pinterest and made it for our Superbowl party.
I really only changed how I did the bacon & I left out horseradish because I didn't have any, otherwise followed her directions.

6 slices of bacon
8oz cream cheese, softened.
1C finely shredded cheddar cheese (I used mild)
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbs mayonnaise (I used Duke's)
1/3C light sour cream
2 scallions, sliced

  1. Cook strips of bacon in skillet until browned, move to paper towel lined plate.
  2. Place cream cheese, cheddar cheese, worcestershire, mayo & sour cream into a food processor.
  3. Process until smooth, about 1 minute.
  4. Transfer mixture to a bowl and add scallions.
  5. Crumble bacon over dip.
  6. Mix well to combine scallions and bacon into mixture.
  7. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
  8. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

I made these for a friend's party, with raspberry whipped cream frosting.
They are delicious, very chocolately without being overwhelming.

1/2C butter, softened
1 1/4C sugar
2 eggs
3/4C all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2C cocoa powder
1/2C milk (I used organic 1%)
1 tsp vanilla
2/3C mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, about 4 minutes in a large bowl (I used my KitchenAid Stand Mixer).
  3. Add eggs one at a time, mix until combined.
  4. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder until well combined. (use slow speed at first to avoid chocolate cloud).
  5. Add vanilla and milk.
  6. Add flour, a little bit at a time.
  7. Add chocolate chips, mix until well combined.
  8. Fill cupcake liners until 1/2 full.
  9. Bake for ~23 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Enjoy!