Baked Apple Recipes

Math is not my forte. Far from it (fractions make me cry!) but here it goes. If one picture is worth one thousand words and I have five pictures… I think that means I can use 5000 less words than normal to describe this amazing recipe from The Gunny Sack. I really only need one word, Scrumptious. There I said it. Job done. Enjoy! JK! I’m so excited to feature this bloomin apple here today. Just thinking about a caramel apple ice cream combo makes me happy.

I’ve made bloomin onions before and they were heavenly but I have a feeling that this will top that savory treat by far! The most difficult part of this recipe is going to be cutting the apples and that is more time consuming as opposed to difficult. Well, I take that back. The most difficult part is going to be waiting for them to be done. Sooo delish!

Love this? Wait till you try a caramel apple pie from Williams-Sonoma. Yum! Here’s the recipe.

Get the delicious recipe from The Gunny Sack here…

The Gunny Sack: Bloomin Baked Apples Recipe

ice cream bread recipe

Ice cream bread sounds impossible. How can you cook with something that melts? Apparently it’s possible and even more surprising than that… it’s delicious. I’m ready to try this. I have some mint chocolate chip sitting in the freezer right now and it is begging to be put to good use. I can’t think of anything betting to do with it, other than covering it with chocolate fudge and sprinkles that is.

This bread looks really tasty! And the best part is that it only takes two ingredients to make! (3 if you’re running low on self rising flour.) Gather together 2 cups of ice cream and 1.5 cups of self rising flour. Regular flour can be made self rising by adding 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder. Bake your bread at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes and enjoy! Everything I’ve read says don’t over mix your ingredients but other than that you shouldn’t have any problems with it.

If your family and friends are anything like mine, they will gobble this up so be sure and get a bite for yourself first! allrecipes.com has a terrific collection of ice cream recipes! There are so many flavors that you can make this bread taste like anything you want! Find all the delicious flavors here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

butter and sugar

This video has left me devastated! Why? Because my microwave is broken and I can’t make this delicious caramel! Sometimes life is so unfair but I’m tucking this away so as soon as it is fixed I can make it happen. Please let that be soon! With this easy microwave recipe we should never be buying caramel again.

Butter and sugar are two of my favorite things and this recipe is chock full of those ingredients. Sugar high!
Be careful caramel is addictive and not the healthiest treat. Eat some steamed veggies every once in a while or your waistline might regret it. Lol. I am thinking this is perfect for making caramel apples.

6 ingredients and 6 minutes (plus cooling time) until bliss. I would eat the ‘batter’ straight out of the bowl. Watch out for your fillings people! This chewy goodness could do some damage. I’ve also seen some recipes for microwave peanut brittle, like this one from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. If you thought caramel was easy, wait until you see this!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

DIY Owl Cake

Um, I love this cake! It looks a little bit like an adorable furby (which makes me love it even more!). Owls are the cutest woodland creature and this cake is no exception. I can’t believe that it is a DIY. It looks incredibly professional but it’s not that hard to make if you follow all the instructions. The steps lined out in the tutorial are wonderful! The pretty pictures are very helpful too. I love the red bow!

I love cake, frosting, and fondant. Who doesn’t love sugar and marshmallows? Fondant is the most fun dessert to play with. It’s like play dough but tastes better! The kids will have fun playing with the scraps while you work. I am going to have to find a ball cake pan. Start out with the cupcake version if the cake intimidates you. Disney Baby has a delicious idea. Find it here

Get the full tutorial from Joyfully Home here…

Joyfully Home: Owl Cake Tutorial

DIY Gummy Bears

I’m over the moon excited about these gummy bears! Some DIYs excite me more that others and this would be one of them; it has me in a tizzy. I am a candy fiend. Buying, eating, making. Especially that last one… making! Making candy is one of my favorite pastimes and I can’t wait to try out this recipe.

How fun! Grab a mold and some gelatin and let’s go! This recipe takes two kinds of gelatin, unflavored and flavored. The flavored would be like Jello or whatever flavor you want your gummies to be. Blue raspberry is my fav but I’m also pretty crazy about peach. Picking the flavor is going to be the toughest part! FYI, you don’t have to use bear molds if you don’t want! I’m not going too! I have some cute turtle molds that came with a chocolate making set and I think I’ll try those. Lol. I’m making mine sour! To do that, you just sprinkle with citric acid. Who knew?

If you loved these gummy bears, you will fall head-over-heels for the ‘drunken gummies’ over at instructables. Find them here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

star cookies

What pretty cookies! Pretty delicious! You don’t have to make these cookies in all the colors of the rainbow but it really does look like a colorful bouquet if you do! I can’t wait to try these. They will be a welcome change from my ‘cookie press’ cookies. I’m sure my family will appreciate something new!

Don’t worry if your not Julia Child, there are detailed instructions to follow (written and video). One thing that the tutorial doesn’t mention is the total time needed to make these crunchy, sugary, cream cheese cookies. My guess is 1.5 hours. If you consider mixing (10), chilling (30-45), sprinkling, cutting, and candies (20), baking time (10-12 per batch), cooling (15). And those are only guesses from sugar cookies compared to some sugar cookies I made last summer.

These look beautiful! So do these ones from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Yum, sugar cookies! Get the recipe here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

jar cake recipe

This is going to be the simplest recipe you have seen in a while! What do you get when you combine a little fruit, some sugar and flour, a tidge salt, and a pad of butter? A lot of flavor! Mixing all of those together in a canning jar (a.k.a. mason jar) and baking them for an hour at 350 is going to be the most amazing treat! Oh. and don’t forget the whipped cream!

I love individual desserts and mason jars are perfect for them. They are perfect for portion control and easy to travel with. I love taking them to picnics. Another reason I love them is that they can be personalized. Don’t like blueberries? No problem! Allergic to strawberries? No worries Mate! Another one of my favorite jar recipes is from Allrecipes and it makes the perfect gift. Check out the cookie mix in a jar here

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Orange Juice Experiment

What is your favorite dessert? Cake, chocolate, candy, ice cream? I go through phases but lately it’s ice cream. Can you blame me? Such rich creamy goodness. I’m sure you’ve heard the horrible phrase, ‘a moment on the lips forever on the hips.’ Normally, I don’t care about calories and just try to live in moderation. But a new year just started and I think I should at least try. That’s one reason I’m looking for some healthier dessert options. (Google Paleo dessert later-wonderful!) This is another fresh treat that is also educational.

Some ice, salt, two plastic bags, and orange juice can provide some entertainment and a frozen ice cream alternative. The reaction between the salt and ice draws heat away from the OJ, causing it to freeze. I think I’ll have to try this. Buzzfeed has some more chemical reactions that you need to see. Not edible but still great!

Here’s the video…Enjoy!

Homemade Ice Cream In A Bag

I love it when learning coincides with a delicious treat! That’s what ice cream in a bag does. It’s the perfect edible experiment. And this one is easy and quick. You can make it in about 20 minutes, start to finish. You should already have most of the ingredients in the fridge. Ready? Let’s make some ice cream!

The ingredients you will need to make this are: sugar, milk, cream, vanilla, salt, and ice. I have everyone of those! Normally I don’t have cream but I just made a pumpkin pie and had some extra left over. You will also need a bowl, measuring cups and spoons, freezer bags, and gloves.

This tasty experiment demonstrates the reaction between the salt and ice. They draw the heat away from the milk and other ingredients, lowering their temperature to make ice cream. Without salt, you would simply have chilled milk. You can also make ice cream in a blender. wikiHow has the 411 here

Find the video here..Enjoy

nutella star bread

What did I get for christmas? I got…FAT. I also got some bad A** slippers and towels from JCP but mostly I gained some weight. It’s because of all the tasty and creative recipes. Guess what? I’m going to share the calories and this delicious treat with you. You’re welcome! This is Nutella at it’s finest and just in time for the holiday!

What a wonderful pull apart bread. You can use store bought pizza dough/mix to speed things up or you can make your own. A brioche would be delicious! Roll out your dough like a pie crust. Spread with Nutella x4! After that, cut it into 16ths (math is handy after all) and twist. 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Yum!

I think I would start by making it on the cookie tray with parchment paper. I don’t trust myself to not mess it up in the transfer. A savory version would be delicious too. Maybe with spinach and parmesan or feta! It’s simple to make, impressive to serve, and delicious to eat. So is this Swedish Tea Ring from King Arthur Flour….

Here’s the video…Enjoy!