Thursday, September 26, 2013

There Are Better Things Than Ding Dongs (like this Ding Dong CAKE!)

A friend of mine shared this recipe on FB a couple of weeks ago. She said she wished it was on her counter; I concurred. I then proceeded to think about that cake. And think about it...and think about it...and finally (4 days later) MAKE it!

Here is a link to the original recipe: Ding Dong Cake from the site Just A Pinch. I decided early on, that if I was going to all the trouble to make this cake, canned frosting wasn't going to cut it. I found a chocolate buttercream frosting from a friend, Sue Lau (her FAB blog is Palatable Pastime) that looked great and after mixing was to die for... Here is a link to the frosting, from Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. As far as the cake and the filling, I followed the recipe as written, using 9 inch pans. If you were to use an 8 inch pan, the layers would be thicker and the slices a bit smaller.
Now, this will serve 12 (pretty big pieces) to 16 people, and everyone will ohhh and ahhhh over it! All you have to do is make it now - you know you want to...

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

2 Bite Brownies are DA BOMB!

You always see those containers in the bakery area at the grocery store that are calling your name. The ones calling mine the loudest are the brownies, however I never buy them. I always think 'but you know you could make better ones...' So, today, I did!

These are very rich, so the 2 bite size is perfect to quash that sweet tooth that is nagging you in the afternoon. They are sinful warm; I'll have to come back and let you know how they are at room temperature! I found a recipe on, from my friend, Lvs2Cook; these were EXACTLY what I was searching for - Brownie Bites. My yield was 35, and there were a couple that could have been filled just a little more. I have to find someone to share these, GO MAKE THESE! You know you want to...

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Yummy Parmesan Crisps

Hi, all! Long time no blog! :-( Sorry about that - been trying to promote a FB page; I want to entice some followers and 'droolers' over there too! :D

Today's tempting tease is a simple appy for you and your friends. Perfect served by itself, it is also wonderful with a tomato soup. We had these for snacking during the football game today!
I found these while browsing for something completely unrelated - here is a link to the original, from Parmesan Cheese Crisps I did change the recipe up a bit. I stacked all 10 sheets of phyllo together (instead of making 2 batches), sprinkling freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano on every layer, after brushing with butter. The butter, upon heating, creates little crispy pockets of steam, so all the layers puff up beautifully. You can make these AND personalize them however you choose, by adding cayenne or poppy seeds, or whatever YOU fancy! Take a crispy bite! You know you want to...

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