Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bacon, Date, and Goat Cheese Cupcakes

Are you familiar with the appetizer “Devils on Horseback”? While there are many variations, the basic idea includes dates wrapped in bacon then stuffed with some sort of cheese and/or nut. I wanted to take this time-tested recipe and use it in a new way… and what a more fitting way than to reimagine this classic as a dessert? So today we have Bacon, Date, and Goat Cheese Cupcakes:

Bacon, Date, and Goat Cheese Cupcakes

Wanna know how to make it happen? Visit Foodbeast.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Salted Caramel Cashew Fudge

Lately it feels like all I make is fudge. But it's so easy, so tasty, and there are so many varieties to try! I've already made this one three times—that's how good it is. Have you tried Jif® Salted Caramel Flavored Hazelnut Spread? Gloooriouuus! It's featured in this fudge, and it's what makes it oh-so eatable and repeatable. Let's get to it...

Salted Caramel Cashew Fudge

Ingredients
  • 1 jar (13oz.) Jif® Salted Caramel Flavored Hazelnut Spread
  • 12oz. white chocolate chips
  • 1c cashews, chopped
Directions
  1. Line 9x9 pan with wax paper. 
  2. Melt white chocolate chips in medium bowl in microwave.
  3. Stir salted caramel spread into melted chocolate until fully combined, then stir in cashews.
  4. Pour mixture into wax-paper lined pan, spread out evenly (trying your best not to eat it all right now), and  place it in the freezer for 30 minutes or until solid. 
  5. Chop into bite-sized pieces and try to eat only one. (I usually cut it into quarters, cut each quarter into five slices, and then cut each of those slices into five pieces). 
You know when you get a nice fluffy towel out of the dryer and just cuddle it? This fudge is like that but for your mouth. Make it now and thank me (and Jif!) later.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cake Batter Cookie Cake Pie with Cake Batter Ice Cream

If you could only eat one flavor of dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be? If you said cake batter, this recipe is for you.

Two boxes of cake mix equals four distinct layers of cake batter awesomeness with a side of cake batter goodness. Let’s break it down: cake mix crust, birthday cake cookies, cake, cake mix frosting, and cake mix ice cream. Now this recipe is a bit a more complex than what I usually get myself into, but, oh man, is it worth the extra effort. Get ready, cuz here it comes:

Cake Batter Cookie Cake Pie with Cake Batter Ice Cream

You know you want to know how it's done. Find out here