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Taste it Tuesday: Red Velvet Chocolate Ganash Trifle, SO good!

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Red Velvet Chocolate Ganash Trifle, SO good!

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Taste it Tuesday: Red Velvet Chocolate Ganash Trifle, SO good!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3, took a bit of time, but it was worth it!
• Time:
• Would I do it again? yes. I love the way trifles look, so different and fun.
• What I would do differently:do it again and again for different holidays!
• Items used: delicious recipe from: fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.blogspot.com

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Taste it Tuesday: Summer time outdoor party with Strawberry Shortcake on a stick and Cucumber & Mint Infused water!

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Strawberry Shortcake on a stick! Yummy!

Cucumber, Lemon & Mint-infused water.

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Taste it Tuesday: Summer time outdoor party with Strawberry Shortcake on a stick and Cucumber & Mint Infused water!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2 for the water and 3 for the shortcake (took a bit of time to layer each stick 😉
• Time: about 5 minutes for the water and 20 minutes for the shortcakes 🙂
• Would I do it again? yes and I have already done the cucumber water again!
• What I would do differently: get a smaller cookie cutter for the shortcakes 🙂
• Items used: cucumber water: water cucumbers, mint, lime and recipe from kimbercrafts.wordpress.com , strawberry shortcakes: strawberries, Grands Biscuits, cool whip, and recipe from  ladybehindthecurtain.com

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Pin it, do it, done; a week of pinterest inspired fun: Marshmallow popcorn, Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread, Teacher appreciation, Mother’s Day/birthday

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Marshmallow popcorn

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • Project: Marshmallow popcorn!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3,
  • Would I do it again?  typically I like popcorn to be a bit easier than this, but the girls liked it!
  • What I would do differently: not sure if I would do it again for myself 😉
  • Items used: “3 bags popcorn (pop and take out extra kernels) 2 sticks of butter 16 oz bag of marshmallows 1 cup brown sugar Microwave butter, marshmallows, and brown sugar for 2 1/2 min. Take out and stir. Microwave again for 1 min. Repeat until thin sauce. When done pour over popcorn and mix.”

Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • Project:  Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread 

  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2 (I have to give Adam the credit for this one. Thanks babe)
  • Would I do it again? oh yes. I cannot resist chocolate and peanut butter, let alone ocmbined into a banana bread!
  • What I would do differently: try not to eat it all!
  • Items used: see amazing recipe at: http://cookiesandcups.com/reeses-peanut-butter-banana-bread/

Teacher appreciation 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • Project: teacher appreciation printable cards and gift tags
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes, it was really simple and turned out cute!
  • What I would do differently: nada
  • Items used: cardstock and adorable ideas from:  eighteen25.blogspot.com and  giverslog.com


Mother’s Day! 

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Source: tipjunkie.com via Karie on Pinterest

  • Project: mother’s day (or adorable ideas for birthday’s or father’s day)
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3, just a bit time consuming
  • Would I do it again? yes! They were all a big hit and looked too cute!
  • What I would do differently: I loved the adjective banner. I would definitely do it again for another birthday or father’s day.
  • Items used: cardstock and adorable ideas from: tipjunkie.com , thecraftingchicks.com , ourbestbites.com

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Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?

I hope you were inspired as much as I was!

Until ipinterest again!

Karie J 🙂

day 141: baking away/cooking it up: sundae bar for spa sleepover birthday party!

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“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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  • Project: day 141: baking away/cooking it up: sundae bar for spa sleepover birthday party!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes! Who doesn’t like a sundae bar where you can build your own sundaes however you would like to!
  • What I would do differently: nothing at all. It really was a perfect dessert for our spa sleepover party!
  • Items used: ice cream, all sorts of sundae toppings: sprinkles, caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, maraschino cherries, bananas, whipped cream, nuts, chocolate chips, and the girls endless imagination!

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 127: baking away/ adorable easter treat/dessert: “bunny butts”, aka cupcakes, coconut, chocolate, oreos, oh my!

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    • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3. Thanks to my sister-in-law Molly, it went pretty smoothly, but it really helps to have an extra hand, these guys are a bit time consuming!
    • Would I do it again? we will see tomorrow, but I think the kiddos will like them!
    • Items used: cupcakes, frosting, coconut, oreo crumbs, chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips, marshmallows

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 101: baking away/ homemade chocolate chip cookies/ absolutely the best!!!

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• Project: day 101: baking away/ homemade chocolate chip cookies/ absolutely the best!!!

• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3
• Would I do it again? most definitely! These cookies were absolutely amazing! Loved the hint of salt and different textures of chocolate.
• What I would do differently: Well, as you can see I had the girls helping me, so the tiny pinch of salt at the end was done a bit overboard on a few of them, but other than that everything else tasted great!! Definitely chewy, chocolatey, moist…just the way a chocolate cookie should be!
• Items used: for the amazing recipe go to: http://www.othersideoffifty.com/2010/08/new-york-times-chocolate-chip-cookies.html

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 93: baking away/ Black Magic Cake, amazingly moist chocolate cake, so good!

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Project: day 93: baking away/ Black Magic Cake, amazingly moist chocolate cake, so good!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3 (thank goodness my most amazing husband was able to help me frost the cake, because mine would have looked horrible!)
• Would I do it again? oh yes. This was the perfect home-made chocolate cake!
• What I would do differently: double the frosting recipe. We definitely needed more for the top!
• Items used: recipe from: http://www.justapinch.com/recipe/lisa-glass/black-magic-cake-best-chocolate-cake-ever/cake?source=fork_FB_black_magic_cake

Ingredients

1 3/4 c all purpose flour
2 c sugar
3/4 c cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 c strong black coffee, cooled
1 c buttermilk
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 tsp real vanilla extract
CHOCOLATE FROSTING
1/2 c margarine, softened
2 oz melted unsweetened chocolate, cooled
3 c powdered sugar
3 Tbsp milk
2 tsp real vanilla extract
 Directions
1 Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.
2 Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla.
3 Beat at medium speed for two minutes. Batter will be thin.
4 Pour batter into a greased and floured 9×13 pan or two 9 inch cake pans.
5 Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes for a 9×13, or 30-35 minutes for layer pans.
6 Combine frosting ingredients and mix with a hand or stand mixer. Spread frosting on cooled cakes.

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 81: baking away/ super easy and delicious chocolate dipped Oreo truffles

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Source: allrecipes.com via Karie on Pinterest

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• Project: day 81: baking away/ super easy and delicious chocolate dipped Oreo truffles
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1 (and I didn’t mess it up… I think!)
• Would I do it again? oh yes! They were actually too good! I will definitely have to pass these off so I don’t eat them all.
• What I would do differently: nothing at all! We halved the recipe since we we’re making them just for fun, but they are definitely party worthy. Amazing!
• Items used: recipe from:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/easy-oreo-truffles/

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, divided
  • 1 (8 ounce) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted

Directions

  1. Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor; reserve for later use. (Cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.) Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter.
  2. Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.) Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.
  3. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 76: get crafty/ baking away/ Happy Valentine’s Day with the kiddos/ rice krispy pops & a valentine’s breakfast!

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Karie J 🙂

day 46: baked apples and brie in a puff pastry, oh my!

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• Project: day 46: baked apples and brie in a puff pastry, oh my!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3
• Would I do it again? yes! It was pretty simple, savory with a touch of sweet and a great way to finish off a wonderful meal done by my wonderful friend Jackie!
• What I would do differently: add a touch more cinnamon and sugar to each pastry, but it’s pretty important to keep the sweet and savory balance though!
• Items used: see recipe below from http://bloghungry.typepad.com/blog/2010/04/brie-and-apple-tarts.html

Individual Brie and Apple Tarts

1 box (2 sheets) of puff pastry, thawed
1 green apple
1 Tbsp brown sugar, divided

1 Tbsp butter, divided
1/4 tsp cinnamon, divided
1 medium wedge of brie
1 egg
flour (for rolling)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

Unfold 1 sheet of puff pastry onto a lightly floured board and roll it slightly with a floured rolling pin until it’s a 10 by 10-inch square. Cut the sheet into quarters with a sharp knife. Place a good-sized slice of brie and 3 or 4 this slices of apple the middle of each of the 4 squares. Sprinkle apples with cinnamon and brown sugar and top with a pat of butter. Brush the border of each pastry with egg wash and fold 2 opposite corners to the center, brushing and overlapping the corners of each pastry so they firmly stick together. Brush the top of the pastries with egg wash. Place the pastries on the prepared sheet pan. Repeat with the second sheet of puff pastry.

Bake the pastries for about 20 minutes, rotating the pan once during baking, until puffed and brown. Serve warm.

until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂