Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Butterfinger! Took a whole day to make but was well worth it. I got this recipe from my Bon Appetit dessert cookbook but this one is very similar: http://www.grouprecipes.com/89287/chocolate-peanut-butter-cake-with-cream-cheese-and-butterfinger-frosting.html
Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Yogurt Cupcakes! Light and delicious summer treat. I love anything and everything pumpkin :)
Here is the recipe: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/09/pumpkin-swirl-cheesecake-yogurt.html
Raspberry Lemon Corn Muffins! Great breakfast treat!
Here is the recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Raspberry-Lemon-Corn-Muffins-103682
I know this is terrible picture quality but I did not have my camera!
First there is freshly made strawberry sorbet. To make this you must puree 2 1/2 cups of fresh strawberries in a food processor. Then put in the fridge to chill for 1 hour. Secondly, heat in a saucepan 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar until it all dissolves, once this happens boil for one minute. Remove from heat and place in refrigerator for one hour. Combine both mixtures, add a dash of lemon juice, and place it all in your ice cream maker and direct as instructed.
Then there is a chocolate chip strawberry shortcake recipe I got from my Bon Appetit dessert cookbook. It has a white chocolate “mousse” on it which I didn’t let chill long enough so it was more like a sauce but still delicious.
Yummy dinner! Stuffed sweet potatoes and a pesto angel hair pasta with grilled chicken. I also made a salad with goat cheese, grilled pine nuts, tomato, and avocado. The sweet potatoes were very unique and delicious.
Here is the recipe: http://pinchofyum.com/healthy-mexican-sweet-potato-skins
Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! I love everything pumpkin and this is amazing. I used pumpkin butter to provide the flavoring which I bought at Trader Joes, but I’m sure you could find it other places as well or just use the standard pumpkin in a can strategy.
Cookie dough cupcakes! So yummy!
So delicious!! Rich chocolate cake, buttercream frosting (with chocolate chips), and an amazing chocolate ganache that spills over the top. To die for!! Not as pretty as the one I tried to imitate but I was in a huge hurry and it was a hot day! I’m sure it tasted just as good :)
Here’s where I got the recipe: http://bakeat350.blogspot.com/2012/02/it-takes-village.html
Timeline birthday cake. For my mother’s 50th birthday I made her a delicious chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and a heart made of candies on the top. Then I put cookies around the outside and tied a bow around it. The pictures are secured to toothpicks that I stuck in around the perimeter of the cake. Each picture represents a specific stage in her life: childhood, teenage years, getting married, each child that came along, etc.