We have no plans on attending Mardi Gras this year. However, when a love one recently visited New Orleans, she brought us back a box of Cafe Du Monde beignets mix. It’s a little earlier than Fat Tuesday, but this weekend we will be baking up these delicious pastries. And with a few dipping sauces on the side, we will be creating our own little party.
It’s that time of year again…time for our annual trip to the apple orchard. This has easily become one of our favorite fall outings. There’s a little something for everyone: apple cider donuts and coffee for the dads, hayrack rides and apple pie smoothies for the kids, and fresh picked apples that are perfect for baking for us! This time we’re bringing home a stash of apples to make Apple Pie Dump Cake.
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of cardamom
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups freshly picked, roughly chopped apples (peeled and cored, about 2 apples)
vanilla ice cream
1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 8×11 inch baking dish.
2 In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. Set aside.
3 In a mixing bowl, use a wooden spoon to mix the brown sugar, white sugar and melted butter together. Add the beaten egg and vanilla extract and mix until sugar mixture is wet. Slowly add the set aside dry ingredients and mix until just wet. Fold in the apples.
4 Pour the apple mixture into the set aside baking dish and put it in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven when the top is brown. Let cool for 10 minutes.
5 To prepare an apple cake sundae, place 2 spoonfuls of apple cake in a bowl. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzle caramel, and handful of pecan pieces on top.
* recipe inspired by Honey And Birch
Don’t you love it when the people you love know exactly what you love and turn around and give you these lovely things? That has happened to us a lot recently. I guess we’ve made it perfectly clear that we LOVE chocolate. This weekend we’ve decided to use a few of these delicious gifts to create a unique treat. We’re taking a box of chocolate fudge brownies and a box of caramel turtle brownies and layering bits of an enormous milk chocolate bar in between. Thanks loved ones! We’ll be share to leave enough to share!
Happy sweet 16th Anniversary to my hubby and me! He’s one lucky guy! Ha!Ha! Seriously time goes by so fast, especially when you’re busy having fun (and raising kids)! We’re not much for extravagant gift giving around here, but we gotta celebrate! So what better way than 16 differently topped brownies! Love never tasted so yummy!
16 Differently Topped Brownies
- Caramel Sea Salt
- Hazelnut Grenache
- Toasted Marshmallow
- Rice Krispie Treat
- Hugs & Kisses
- Candy Bar
- Peanut Butter
- Almond Joy
- Dark Chocolate Toffee
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Pieces
- Trail Mix
- Potato Chip
- Salted Pretzel
- Coffee Bean
- Sugar Dusted
We’re at it again! Turning two of our favorite vices into one. This time it’s brownies’ turn. Brownie Fries are so gonna satis”fry” us this Saturday! Brownie Fries
- 1 box of dark chocolate brownie mix plus ingredients on the back of the box
- Sea salt
Make the brownies according to the directions on the back of the box in a 9×13 pan. Once baked sprinkle with sea salt. Cool. Then use a pizza cutter to slice brownies into small 3 inch rectangles. Enjoy!
Even though our kiddos started school this week, it is only August and we are trying to hold onto any last bits of summer. Nothin says summer like ice cream sundaes. Around here we like to make things extra cutesy so we grabbed a few jars, some yummy toppings, a few flavors of ice cream and created our own ice cream sundae bar. From there we layered up the most deliciousy,
adorable ice cream sundaes in town. Summer never tasted so sweet!
It’s our favorite month of the year (only because it’s our birthday month)! We couldn’t let September slide by us without our annual trip to the apple orchard for some apple picking fun. Let’s be straight here – there’s always an ulterior motive for an outing when it happens on a Saturday! With treats on the brain and baskets in our hands we loaded up on tons of deliciousness. As health fanatics, we realize we should save some apples for nutritious snacks and lunch boxes, so good thing we planned ahead and picked enough to create our weekly sweet. Apple Crisp Inside An Apple is treat in a treat and that’s certainly worth the cheat!
Apple Crisp In An Apple
3 whole Large Apples
1-¼ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice
5 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
4 Tablespoons Flour
¼ cups Rolled Oats
2 whole Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
Caramel Sauce for topping
Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
Peel, core and dice 1 apple. Place it in a small skillet with 1 teaspoon cinnamon, lemon juice, ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon butter. Turn the heat to medium high, stir, and cook until the apple start to soften and release their juices, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, and then stir in 2 tablespoon flour until dissolved. Let cool.
Meanwhile, slice the tops off the remaining 2 apples and core them, but do not go all the way through the bottom. Remove most of the inside of the apple but leave enough intact so that the apple still stands up on its own. Stop about 1″ above the bottom of the apple.
Fill the apples with the cooled apple mixture.
In a separate bowl, stir together the remaining cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, flour, and oats. Pinch the butter into the mixture to form a crumble. Divide the mixture between the 2 apples and pack firmly on top.
Place the apples in a small baking dish, add a splash of water to the bottom to prevent sticking, and bake for 25–30 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream and caramel sauce.
*recipe from Tasty Kitchen