Saturday, September 24, 2011

Churro Bites!

The other day Steven (boyfriend) suggested that I try to make churros for my blog, as you can see, I agreed.  They were supposed to be regular sized churros, but i decided that it would be more fun and cute to make them bite size! I was surprised to see that the ingredients to make churros are very simple, I had everything in my pantry so there was no need to make a trip to the store (love when that happens). Anyways, the churros turned out great based on the fact that they disappeared as fast as I was making them, there was only four left to eat after all was said and done.  These are a quick and easy dessert that can be made on a whim and create great satisfaction! Here is the recipe, try it out for yourself!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Chocolate Puddle Cookies!

I was looking for a quick and simple recipe to make for dessert the other night, I wanted something in the form of a chocolaty cookie, and that is exactly what I found. There are only a few ingredients included in this recipe, the main ones being walnuts, confectioners sugar and egg whites, sounds funny right? I was skeptical that putting them together would even make an edible cookie, but sure enough they did.  After trial and error in respects to the baking process, a great tasting cookie emerged. The cookie was gooey, nutty and delicious.  If you want to try these cookies you can find the recipe here!

ps...I had some issues with the cooking time.  It really varies (as stated in the recipe) if you cook them too little, they will stick to the parchment and are far too gooey, I experienced this issue with the first batch.  If they are cooked too long, they will crumble.  Whether these cookies turn out correctly depends directly on your own perception of their doneness...they should look how the picture does (above) nice and glossy with many cracks.  It took me messing up one batch for me to get them right. Im sorry for the vague instructions.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Cranberry Orange Scones!

A few days ago i made an attempt to bake coconut pineapple scones...and failed.  I don't know if it was the recipe or the ingredients I used (i changed some ingredients in the recipe) but instead of creating a dozen individual scones, the recipe came out more like one giant scone, I was not pleased.  To redeem myself, I decided to bake cranberry orange scones! I am very happy to say that the recipe was a success!  The scones came out light, flakey, and satisfyingly sweet. After they baked and cooled, they were topped with a sweet orange glaze, which made them even better.  If you enjoy eating scones, I really suggest that you try this recipe out, they are simple to make and come out very delicious.  Here is the recipe if you want to try them out!

ps...if you decide to bake these, make sure you watch them as they reach the end of their cooking time. They tended to over bake if I did not watch them closely.  

ps again...the picture quality is not that great, I made these at night time so the lighting was not the best. My apologies!

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Treat For Our Furry Friends

I have been interested in attempting to make dog treats for a really long time, but most of the recipes that I have come across contained really strange ingredients that I had no idea where to find. The other day I, once again, got the itch to make something for my crazy collection of dogs and thats when I came across this recipe.  The treats were so simple to make and I had all of the ingredients for the cookies in my pantry!  The main ingredients were carrots, bananas and apples, some of my dogs favorite "human" foods.  After they baked and cooled I gave them to the experts for tasting, they were a success! My dogs loved them and the best part was that I actually knew what my dogs were eating, which is far less than what I can say for most store bought treats! Here is the recipe, try making homemade treats for your dogs, I am sure they will be very grateful.

ps...below is my lineup of companions, show me yours?