Making The Move, The Right One!

I’m moving my site to WordPress! I know I know… What exactly does this mean for my you?
It means a better looking website with easier recipe access and easier printing!

The move will be happening within the next few weeks. So in the meantime I will still be posting here. Be sure to follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter & Instagram. I don’t want to lose any of you with the switch!

Printer Friendly and an Update!

My blog is now officially printer friendly. If there’s a recipe you would like to print just scroll to the bottom of the post and find the green print button and go all printer happy!

I will officially be returning this Friday! A bunch of new amazing recipes will be headed your way. I can’t wait to share them all with you!

The Best Homemade Double Chocolate Brownies

I love love love brownies. They are probably my favorite chocolaty dessert. I have tried countless brownie recipes and I never found one that was as good as the boxed brownies that I haven been eating for years. Good news… I’ve finally found a recipe that is BETTER than boxed brownies. That’s right, you read that correctly. Every recipe I previously tried was either too dry or too cake like. This recipe is perfect! They’re gooey, chocolaty, moist and they will keep you coming back for more. I can honestly say I will never make boxed brownies again. These were honestly the best brownies I have ever tasted.

Ingredients
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tbs. vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
Directions
Preheat oven to 350º F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with shortening; set aside. In a medium saucepan melt butter over low heat. Once butter is completely melted add in sugar and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour sugar mixture into a large bowl. Beat in cocoa, salt, baking powder, vanilla, eggs. Mix until combined. Stir in the flour and chocolate chips until well combined. Spread brownie batter into prepared pan (batter will be very thick). Bake for approximately 30 minutes.
Cool on a cooling rack and enjoy!
Adapted from King Arthur Flour

Apple Cinnamon Puppy Chow

My favorite thing to do as a child was to make the Easter Bunny a snack. I didn’t feel like it was fair that Santa always got cookies and the Easter Bunny got nothing. Last night I was thinking about what I cook make for my blog today and this came to mind. Let’s just say this is the best idea I have come up with so far and the Easter Bunny would probably love it just as much as I do. This puppy chow is amazing! The refreshing taste of apple and cinnamon will brighten up your day. I seriously suggest you go out and buy the ingredients to make this right now!

Ingredients
10 cups rice Chex cereal
1 (12oz.) bag of Nestle white chocolate chips
1/4 cup margarine
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon 
Directions
Measure out the 10 cups of rice Chex. Place the cereal in a large bowl and set aside. In a microwave safe bowl place the white chocolate chips and margarine. Melt the chocolate and margarine (takes approximately 1 minute plus addition 30 seconds stirring in between). Stir chocolate mixture until smooth, then stir in vanilla. Pour over rice cereal and gently fold until covered. In a separate bowl mix together the powdered sugar, gelatin, and cinnamon. Once mixed thoroughly pour over coated cereal and gently stir. Once evenly mixed enjoy! 
Happy Easter!

Biscoff Cupcakes With Biscoff Frosting

If you haven’t tried Biscoff spread you need to do so… now! The spread alone is good enough to eat with a spoon but I made Biscoff cupcakes and frosting too! The cupcakes are moist with a slight Biscoff cookie flavor while the frosting is overflowing with flavor. Once you try these cupcakes you will never want plain old vanilla again. Enjoy!

Ingredients (Cake)
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 eggs
2/3 cup cold water
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Directions 
Preheat oven to 325º F. Combine Biscoff spread and butter mixing until fluffy. Add in eggs, cake mix, water, and vanilla. Stir until just combined. Scoop Batter into cupcake pans filling approximately 2/3 of the cupcake wrapper. Bake for 20 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test. Let cupcakes cool in pan for approximately 5 minutes. Let cool completely on cooling rack. Smother cupcakes in Biscoff frosting and enjoy!
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Ingredients (Frosting)
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
Directions 
Place powdered sugar, biscoff spread, butter, vanilla, and milk into a large bowl. Using a stand mixer or hand held mixer beat until smooth in consistency. Spread frosting over Biscoff cupcakes and enjoy!

Apple Juice Pancakes

This is a recipe I have wanted to share with you all for a long time.  These pancakes are delicious! When you first take a bite you taste the maple syrup. Then a rush a cinnamon fills your mouth. The aftertaste of apple will leave you speechless. I hope you all enjoy these pancakes as much as I do. Enjoy!
    Serving Size: Approximately 8 Pancakes
Ingredients
1 cup flour
2 tbs. granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon 
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract 
3/4 cup apple juice
Directions
In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Once combined whisk in vanilla, egg, and apple juice. Whisk until lumps are almost completely gone. Heat a large frying pan over medium-low heat and spray with PAM. Pour 1/4 cups of batter onto warm frying pan and cook until pancake appears bubbly. Flip pancakes and cook until browned. Enjoy! 

Croissant French Toast With Strawberry Sauce

Ingredients (Croissant French Toast)
4 large croissants, halved
1 large egg
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract 
butter
powdered sugar (optional)
whipped cream (optional) – (I was out…)
Ingredients (Strawberry Sauce)
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup strawberries, chopped
Directions 
Sauce: Combine water and sugar in small saucepan on medium heat. Stir sugar water until sugar is dissolved. Stir in chopped strawberries and bring to a boil for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sauce is thick. Place sauce in food processor and blend until strawberries are liquified.
Croissant French Toast: Cut croissants in half lengthwise. Whisk together egg, milk and vanilla. Dip croissants into egg mixture until coated well. Melt a small amount of butter in a small frying pan over medium heat. Add croissant halves to pan and cook for approximately 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, and homemade strawberry sauce. Enjoy!

Adapted from My Recipes