Maple Glazed Pound Cake & Candied Bacon Pecans Recipe

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Maple Glazed Pound Cake & Candied Bacon Pecans

Maple Glazed Pound Cake & Candied Bacon Pecans

Maple Glazed Pound Cake & Candied Bacon Pecans,   A play on the classic combination of pancakes and bacon, this pound cake can be enjoyed as a breakfast or dessert. My first thought was that it might be too sweet, but it works because the pound cake is buttery and not sweet. Plus, when you add bacon to a sweet dish it brings another level of flavor. I remember the first time I heard that people were putting bacon on a donut, at first it was weird to me. Then, I started thinking about how well bacon goes with pancakes , drizzle a little extra syrup on it and YUM. So, why not?

Don’t forget, The addition of pecans adds a nice crunch and nutty flavor. This is sure to be a favorite at your next brunch!

Maple Glazed Pound Cake & Candied Bacon Pecans

 

Maple Glazed Pound Cake & Candied Bacon Pecans Recipe

 

Ingredients
1 Pound Cake, sliced
2 oz. halved pecans
3 slices of bacon
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350
Cut the bacon into chunks, place in a bowl.
Rough chop the pecans, add to the bacon.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter with the brown sugar in a microwave safe dish.
Pour over the bacon & pecans, spread out on a sheet pan.
Bake for 15 minutes or until bacon is fully cooked. Allow to cool, break like into chunks like a brittle.

For the glaze:

Using an electric mixer, whip 1 tablespoon butter and maple syrup until smooth.
Hand fold in the powdered sugar, then finish with mixer.
Glaze should be thinner than frosting, but not runny. Add a little powdered sugar if needed.
Place slices of pound cake in a baking dish, drizzling icing between each layer and on top.
Top with candied bacon & pecans.

Notes:
To create individual layered cakes, top a slice of pound cake with glaze and another slice of cake. Glaze again, top with bacon & pecans.

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Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

I have gone my whole life never tasting a macadamia nut cookie. Every time we visit Subway I choose the double chocolate. Something about the white chocolate macadamia nut just never really appealed to me, something about the lack of color. I know, sounds crazy right?  Well, it is said that we eat with our eyes first, so I guess that is why!  A friend convinced me to try a bite of her’s and it wasn’t that bad. I just thought the cookie needed something else.  More color, another level of flavor.  My solution- add cranberries!

Guess what is my new favorite?  This Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut recipe.  I would take these over my chocolate cookie any day.  I love that they are not overly sweet. The base of the cookie is light and fluffy with a slight crunch around the edge.  Plump cranberries, nutty chocolate..  what more could you want?

Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

Ingredients
1 cup packed brown sugar
1⁄2 cup white sugar
2 sticks butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1⁄4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
1 1⁄2 cups white chocolate chips

Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe Process

Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla with an electric mixer.
In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda and salt.
Mix the flour into the creamed butter, a little at a time.
Once combined completely, fold in the cranberries, chocolate chips and nuts.
Spoon onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes
These freeze really well. Make a double batch and freeze for parties or holidays.

Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies. A light and fluffy cookie with a crunchy edge, plump cranberries and chocolate!

Half the Fat and Less Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

When making chocolate chip cookies from the classic tollhouse recipe on the Nestlé Chocolate Chip bag, I have long decreased the sugar and used half the chocolate chips.  Well, today I accidentally halved the butter and the egg in the recipe and guess what…..they still tasted good!  They taste different than “regular” cookies of course and the shape/texture is different, but they are still good and much less guilt inducing!

Half the Fat and Less Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and set aside.  In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy.  Add egg and beat well.  Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets.  Bake 10-11 minutes or until starting to brown.  Cool on baking sheets several minutes and then transfer to wire racks to continue to cool.

Half the Fat and Less Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Star Spangled Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

Star Spangled Ice Cream Sandwiches

Summer is here and that bring the season for frozen treats!! For special occasions like family get-togethers or backyard barbecues, it’s fun to have some “semi-homemade” goodies that make the treats special, but still fun to make. To avoid the heat of warming the kitchen with the oven to bake sugar cookies, these Star Spangled Ice Cream Sandwiches start with store-bought sugar cookies. But, if you prefer homemade, you can bake up your own.

These patriotic treats are based on Captain America’s red, white and blue shield with a star at the center. Feel free to play with the icing and create any star spangled designs you would like!
 

Star Spangled Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

 
Ingredients:
Bakery Sugar Cookies
Vanilla Ice Cream
Decorator Frosting in Red, White and Blue
Powdered Sugar
M&Ms in red and blue

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Directions:

Start out by preparing the ice cream. Lay a sheet of wax paper on a cookie sheet. Using an ice cream scoop, place scoops of ice cream on the sheet. Place a second piece of wax paper on top. Use your hands to push down and flatten ice cream scoops. Return to freezer.

Captain America Ice Cream Sandwiches Scoops

Using the decorator frosting, pipe a shield design on each cookie. Start with a red ring on the outside of the cookie, and then a second red ring a bit farther in. Pipe a white ring between the two red rings. Fill the center circle with blue.

Decorating Cookies

shield

Cut out a small star in the center of a piece of paper. You can print out the shield image above and use that star – it’s what I used for my cookies! Place powdered sugar in a small sifter, hold paper over your cookie, and slightly shake sifter to let powdered sugar fall over stencil. These are kind of “free form” shields, so it doesn’t have to be perfect!

Captain America Powdered Sugar

Let your cookies set for approximately 30 minutes or until icing has hardened. Then take two cookies and place a scoop of ice cream between them. Press red and blue M&Ms into the ice cream around the edges of your sandwich. Return to the freezer until you’re ready to serve.

Star Spangled Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

Flourless Chocolate Cakes With Walnuts Recipe

Flourless Chocolate Cakes With Walnuts Recipe

Flourless Chocolate Cakes With Walnuts Recipe

One of our Facebook Group members shared this recipe!  Thanks Denise.  I have been curious about flourless chocolate cake for a long time.  Try it out and let me know what you think!

What you need: 

MAKES 6 SERVINGS.

  • 3 3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 12 tbs coconut oil
  • 2 tsp instant coffee dissolved in 1 tbs hot water
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cups berries
  • walnuts (optional)

What to do:

Heat oven to 325º

Microwave 2& 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips and oil until melted.

Add coffee and yolks

Beat all egg whites and a pinch of salt until soft peaks form

Add sugar, beat until stiff peaks form, fold into chocolate.  Add walnuts (optional)

Spoon into greased springform pan.

Bake 25 min. or until done. Cool. Chill 4 hours, unmold. Cut & Serve 

Optional Serving Suggestion: 

With 3″ cutter, cut 6 rounds, chill.

Place rounds on baking sheet. MELT remaining chocolate chips.

Cut six 10 x 1& 3/4″ strips of wax paper, spread 1& 1/2 tbs chocolate on each.

Let sit until chocolate is firm. Wrap strips around cakes. Chill 20 min. Peel away paper.

Fill with berries. SERVE & ENJOY…

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Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

If you’re a fan of Subway, like I am, then you are probably also a fan of their cookies!! They actually have several varieties that are all yummy, but I think the Subway Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are a fan favorite! If you have been wanting to duplicate that same deliciousness at home, this Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe should let you do just that!

One of the secret ingredients in this recipe is to use Hershey’s SPECIAL DARK baking cocoa. It gives it a much more rich, chocolatey taste than using just regular baking cocoa.

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Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Batter
 

Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

 
Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 large room temperature eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Hershey’s SPECIAL DARK baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°

  1. Cream butter & sugar in a bowl with hand mixer
  2. Add vanilla and one egg at a time, beat
  3. In another bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Combine flour mix slowly into butter and beat until well blended.
  5. Add the chocolate chips, fold in with a spoon
  6. Drop about 2 inches apart onto a
    cookie sheet
  7. Bake for about 10-12 minutes , times may vary

 

Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Author: 
 
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 large room temperature eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup Hershey’s SPECIAL DARK baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Cream butter & sugar in a bowl with hand mixer
  2. Add vanilla and one egg at a time, beat
  3. In another bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Combine flour mix slowly into butter and beat until well blended.
  5. Add the chocolate chips, fold in with a spoon
  6. Drop about 2 inches apart onto a
  7. cookie sheet
  8. Bake for about 10-12 minutes , times may vary

 

Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

If you’re a fan of Subway, like I am, then you are probably also a fan of their cookies!! They actually have several varieties that are all yummy, but I think the Subway Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are a fan favorite! If you have been wanting to duplicate that same deliciousness at home, this Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe should let you do just that!

One of the secret ingredients in this recipe is to use Hershey’s SPECIAL DARK baking cocoa. It gives it a much more rich, chocolatey taste than using just regular baking cocoa.

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Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 large room temperature eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Hershey’s SPECIAL DARK baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°

  1. Cream butter & sugar in a bowl with hand mixer
  2. Add vanilla and one egg at a time, beat
  3. In another bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Combine flour mix slowly into butter and beat until well blended.
  5. Add the chocolate chips, fold in with a spoon
  6. Drop about 2 inches apart onto a
    cookie sheet
  7. Bake for about 10-12 minutes , times may vary

Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe on Pintrest

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8 Delicious Recipes Using Leftover Brewed Coffee

8 Delicious Recipes Using Leftover Brewed Coffee 8 Delicious Recipes Using Leftover Brewed Coffee

Leftover brewed coffee???  What is that?  No, really though, honestly even though we are huge coffee drinkers we always pour some down the drain at the end of the morning.  It drives me crazy, then on the days I brew less to save waste, we want more. So we make more and then ….   you get the idea.  So, I set out to find a few yummy recipes that call for using leftover brewed coffee. Of course you can brew coffee specifically for these recipes if you need to. 

Note* Store brewed coffee in an air tight container, in the fridge for about a 3-5 days if needed. 

Enjoy!

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Coffee & Brownies

Coffee Ice Cubes

Coffee House Cake

Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream Frosting

Caramel Frappe

Mocha Fudge Frosting

Coffee Milkshake

Yummy Bread

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Semi-Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pastry With Berry Syrup

 

Semi-Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pastry With Berry Syrup

Semi-Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pastry With Berry Syrup

Do not be afraid, this recipe is easier than it looks. Create a bakery style pastry in just 15 minute prep time.  The best thing about semi-homemade recipes is just that…  they are semi-homemade.  Semi-homemade refers to a recipe that uses pre-made or packaged items as a short cut combined with your other ingredients, but with homemade results.  It is quite fabulous and saves a lot of time.

Follow the steps below and be your own pastry chef for an evening! 

Ingredients:

1 Can apple pie filling
16 4×4 puff pastry squares
3/4 cup Powdered sugar
1 cup Sugar + 1 teaspoon
2 teaspoon Cinnamon<
3/4 cup Melted Butter
Berry Syrup
1 Pint strawberries
1 cup sugar

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Lay 8 puff pastry squares on a cookie sheet, brush with melted butter. 
3. Scoop one spoonful of apple pie filling onto each square, gently spread out to 1/2 inch from edges
4. Place a puff pastry square on top of each, lightly press down, brush with melted butter
5. Bake for about 15 mins or until golden brown.
6. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter, sprinkle cinnamon & sugar

For the syrup-  use this homemade method OR just buy a container of frozen strawberries in syrup!

  1. Puree the strawberries in a blender, add to a medium sauce pan with 1 cup of sugar. Mix well.
  2. Slowly heat to boiling, constantly mixing. You do not want your berries to burn, so keep mixing, juices will be extracted as the heat and the sugar dissolves.
  3. If for some reason your berries are not juicy, add 1 teaspoon of water.  Cook on medium high until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.  Remove from heat, strain to remove seeds and strawberry pulp. Let cool completely. 

Finish by drizzling the berry syrup over the pastry, garnish and serve!  

Optional icing/glaze:  1/2 cup Powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of milk, mix and add milk until desired consistency is reached. 

Semi-Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pastry with Berry Syrup

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13 Decadent Desserts Using 4 Ingredients or Less

 

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13 Decadent Desserts Using 4 Ingredients or Less

A decadent dessert doesn’t have to be complicated.  I know you have seen the food shows and read the magazine articles listing ingredients you have never heard of. Bordering on scientific. Sometimes just reading the recipe was exhausting and confusing.

This list of my favorites include chocolate, coconut, praline, caramel and more ooey gooey deliciousness all in quick, easy steps using 4 ingredients or less. Most of them don’t even require baking!  You can not get much easier than that. So the next time you have a sweet craving at 10 p.m ( I hope I am not the only one who gets those…) whip up one of these desserts and Enjoy! 

Fruit Cocktail Cake

Macaroon Cookies

Reese’s Pieces Roll-Ups

No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge

Fluffy Pumpkin Dip

Angel Food Cake

Best 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie

White Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

No Machine Needed Coconut Ice Cream

Fudgey Peanut Butter Handpies

M&M Crescent Rolls

Frozen Snickers Pie

Toasted Coconut Praline Crunch Bark

Dulce De Leche Chocolate Pretzel Treats

Homemade Magic Shell Chocolate Sauce

S’mores Rice Krispy Treats

Chocolate Sorbet

Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Chip Cookies