Sunday, August 22, 2010

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Anyone ever had that "week from hell?"  Well, mine was last week and among all the terrible, Armageddon- like events that took place, the icing on the cake was having my photos declined by a popular foodie website.  This site, which will only be abbreviated "FG", decided that my food is either a) dull/bad light or b) food composition.  So I am forging ahead with another cookie recipe and  Im not going to bother submitting for publishing since I can already hear the outcome... 

Regardless of what others may think based on some picture, I KNOW these recipes taste good! SO , enough of my rant and on with these amazingly delicious creamsicle cookies. 

Remember those orange creamsicle ice cream pops, well, here they are in cookie form.  At this point, I am usually met with skeptical facial expressions but one taste and you'll know what Im talking about.  Fine grated orange zest and white chocolate chips transform this basic cookie dough into a melt-in -your mouth summer treat.  WOW.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bacon Mushroom Cream Puffs

What's more appetizing than bacon and mushrooms cooked together with  parmesan cheese and cream? Oh yea, stuffing it all into a buttery dough and letting it bake to perfection!

I can still taste the amazing flavors from the cream mixture.  The orginal recipe simply contained mushrooms; however, since I happened to have on hand some thick-cut bacon, I thought "why not?"  My mouth is still watering at the thought. 

These puffs are fast, easy, and will be gone in seconds! I only wish I had made more. I am even considering using the cream mixture in a  pasta dish...Oh ya

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake

Does this recipe really need an explanation? I saw this cake and my mouth simply watered.  Dark chocolate + espresso + bundt (thats all the other ingredients combined in cake form) = Choir singing "Hallelujah"

Although a little time consuming, its definitely worth the effort!  Instead of buying an entire jar full of instant espresso, I had on-hand the instant Starbucks Vio packets and doubled the recipe amount.  

Oh, and the icing on the cake (literally) is a dark chocolate ganache.  Only because the cake wasn't rich enough without icing, a double layer of ganache was poured over top.  And may I suggest an additional cup of joe to go along with the cake...if you can take all that caffeine.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Apple Cinnamon Biscuits

Apples in summer?  Trust me, when you smell these wonderful confections baking on a saturday or sunday morning, you'll wonder why you haven't made these sooner.  And reheated, they make the perfect breakfast...just ask Mr. F who consumed two this morning.

I am all about simple recipe, and this is right up there with the pizza bites and tortellini pesto salad. Using pre-made, flaky biscuit dough and an easy raisin, apple, and cinnamon mixture, these bake up in about 20 minutes.  

Bon Appetite!
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